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Latest on the Sunoco Challenges

 

It was a bit of a wet weekend at the Wiltshire based Castle Combe circuit this weekend, but that didn't stop any of the racers from competing in their races and gaining valuable points towards the Sunoco Challenges.

 
With all the action taking place on Saturday, the Radical SR3 Challenge saw Phil Keen take pole position, but during the race Lewis Plato, who won the Sunoco 200 Challenge last year, took the lead and brought home his fourth win of the season. Phil Keen, however, still delivered a winning performance, taking home the fastest lap and finishing in second place with team mate Peter Belshaw, and increasing his lead in the Sunoco Whelen Challenge by over 3 points. With a few months still left in the season, there is time for others to increase their point average and potentially take the lead!

  

Current standings for the 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge

 

1. Phil Keen - Radical SR3 Challenge: 103.13

2. Tristan Viidas- Radical European Masters: 89.25

3. Peter Belshaw - Radical SR3 Challenge: 80.63

4. Nicola Baldan - EUROV8SERIES: 70.00

5. Tomas Kostka - EUROV8SERIES: 70.00

 

In the Sunoco 200 Challenge the competition is starting to heat up, two weeks ago at Snetterton Oskar Kruger performed at the top of his game, pulling him from second place in the overall standings to equal first place with Steve Burgess who had previously enjoyed a two month lead in the Sunoco 200 Challenge. However, with Oskar's performance this weekend with one pole, two wins and two fastest laps, he has stormed into the lead and Burgess, who was involved in a start crash in race 1, was knocked down to 6th place. Chris Knox in the MINI Challenge also had a great weekend also with one pole, two wins and two fastest laps, and has pushed his way up a place to fourth overall. It is beginning to hot up in the Sunoco 200 Challenge, as in one weekend we have seen a strong leader drop five places from top position.     

 

Current standings for the 2015 Sunoco 200 Challenge

1. Oskar Kruger - Radical Clubman's Cup: 110.50

2. Toby Sowery - F3 Cup: 101.20

3. David Walley - GT Cup: 100.39

4. Chris Knox - MINI Challenge: 97.86 

5. Shaun Balfe - GT Cup: 96.77

 

Thanks to all the racers for another great weekend with lots of powerful racing at Castle Combe, the next time we will be out in full force with the Sunoco Challenges is at Silverstone on the 18-19th August. We are looking forward to the packed weekend with the Radical European Masters back in the UK competing on the same weekend as Radical SR3 Challenge, Radical Clubman's Cup, MINI Challenge and GT Cup, it is sure to be exciting to see the Challenge standings after these races!

 

Best of luck to all our Sunoco Challenge entries and keep up the great racing. Check out the website for the latest updates and news at www.sunocochallenge.com 

   
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The 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge is being provided in partnership with Whelen Engineering in the USA and Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. in the UK (European distributor of Sunoco fuel) and allows racers from selected Sunoco fuelled Championships to compete against each other across the race season. Drivers in qualifying series compete in a unique point system and the highest number of points at the end of the season will be named the 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner. The prize for the 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge is a fully paid for race seat in the Marsh racing run Whelen sponsored Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype during the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2015. The 2014 season is open to challengers from Radical SR3 Challenge, Radical European Masters, EUROV8SERIES and Britcar Endurance - it is these drivers, in these series alone that are considered to be able to handle a DP car at plus 190mph speed on the famed 31° banking at Daytona International Speedway.  


The 2015 Sunoco 200 Challenge is run by Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. and provides the winner, from additional eligible series, with a race seat in a top Chevrolet Camaro car during the 200 mile endurance race on the Friday before the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The eligible series for 2014 are: F3 Cup, GT Cup, Radical Clubman's Cup, Britcar Sports & Touring Car and Trophy Series, the MINI Challenge and EUROGTS.  For more details and latest standings go to www.sunocochallenge.com.    



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