Sunoco Challenge Winners Crowned
Slowing down for winter? Not a chance! Sunoco challenge winners are crowned, new championships are launched and new products released.
Morris and Bladon are the Sunoco Challenge winners
Seb Morris has been crowned the 2017 Sunoco Whelen Challenge champion after his only remaining rival, Marco Cencetti, failed to score the required points during his final Radical Euro Masters SR3 outing of the season last weekend.
The result sees Morris become the eighth annual winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona prize drive after a fine debut British GT campaign helped the Welshman finish third in the GT3 drivers’ standings. His consistency and standout individual performances, which included four pole positions, a race victory and fastest lap, resulted in a winning Sunoco Whelen Challenge average score of 80.06 points, 7.23 more than Cencetti in second.
20-year-old Morris follows in the footsteps of British GT title rival Jonny Adam who finished sixth overall at Daytona aboard the Whelen-sponsored Chevrolet Corvette DP last January after winning 2016’s Sunoco Whelen Challenge. The same #31 car he shared with Eric Curran and Dane Cameron would go on to win this season’s IMSA title, while the quartet’s fourth driver at Daytona - Simon Pagenaud - claimed 2016’s IndyCar series title.
Meanwhile in the Sunoco 200 challenge Max Bladon has won this year’s Sunoco 200 Challenge after his only remaining rival, Steve Burgess, fell short of the points required in his final Radical Challenge outing of 2016 at Snetterton.
Bladon, whose final score stands at 109.91, would have dropped to 91.58 points if he failed to score at the Mini Challenge Snetterton season finale on October 29/30. But that would still be 4.19 more than runner-up Rick Parfitt Jnr’s total after the British GT driver jumped Burgess in the final reckoning.
We can't wait to see Seb and Max race at Daytona in January.
Cole & Morris seal MSA Asphalt Championship
Damian Cole & Paul Morris are the 2016 MSA Asphalt Rally Champions! Aboard their customary Ford Fiesta WRC, the pair won the penultimate round of the series, the Raintite/Curzon Wealth Management Patriot Stages, to take their fourth maximum of the season and clinch what is Cole’s sixth and Morris’ first title.
Damien Cole has been using our turbo fuels in his rally cars for many years.
Prototype cup starts with a bang
Tockwith motorsport duo Nigel Moore and Phil Hanson won the inaugural Prototype Cup event at Snetterton on Sunday the 8th of October. the pair steered their Ligier JSP3 faultlessly to take victory.
The Prototype Cup returns next season for a season long championship for LMP3 and CN prototype racing cars.
Sunoco fuel will power all the cars in 2017!