And while Rayhall and Booth were pushing the envelope on speed, Brownson and Goikhberg were in full battle gear throughout the entire race. Goikhberg was ultimately able to take the advantage from Brownson and slid into third as Brownson spun out on his own, and recovered finished the event in eighth overall.
“Jon (Brownson) and I were going back and forth the whole race,” Goikhberg said. “But I’m really happy to be running in fifth the whole time and then finishing third. I’m happy with the results and I’m happy to be back on the podium. I love this track, it’s my favorite!”
Series newcomer Matt McMurry had an exemplary run today as he kept his Performance Tech car firmly in gear and wrapped up the top five in the L1 class just behind his teammate Goldburg.
While the Lites 2 class only had one competitor today, Ludovico Manfredi took the action up a notch as he pushed his Ansa Motorsports entry up seven positions throughout the 45-minute sprint to finish in 11th overall, with the class win.
“This race was lonely,” Manfredi said. “I was the only participant in L2. I tried to pick some targets in L1 but it isn’t always easy because they have the faster car. But it is the track that makes the fun here so I enjoyed my race anyway.”