Round 5 of the Gearup F Series was recently contested on the remarkable F1 Boston circuit in East Bridgewater, Ma.
3 GGR drivers took to the track to due battle in one of the most intense races of the season! Due to lower kart counts the formula 355 and formula 125 classes were both integrated together, however scored separately. This integration led to tremendous battles throughout the entire 22 kart field.
In the highly competitive Formula 355 class, the #75 Alex Salsbury showed tremendous pace during Saturday practice posting his fastest times of the weekend only within a few tenths of the leaders. However, come race day engine issues plagued the #75 crew and resulted in less than optimal finishes. Alex did his best to stay competitive but the loss of power did not put him in contention for a good result.
Slightly farther back in the Formula 125 class #77 Will Salisbury missed out on pole position by .2 tenths after a throttle cable broke during qualifying. Going into this race weekend Will was only 2 points behind the leader in the championship points. The #77 GGR crew showed very competitive pace all day and were very mindful of consecutive finishes to gain valuable points towards the championship. Will would acquire a 5th, 3rd, and 2nd place finish in the heat races to result in an overall 2nd place finish. This would be the fourth consecutive podium finish for Will and the #77 GGR crew.
Another GGR driver showing very competitive pace this weekend was the #288 of Craig Drabik. Craig seemed to have the opposite weekend of Alex by having many motor issues on Saturday practice, however turning around and resulting in his best ever finish in F125. After a lot of work the #288 crew overcame their engine troubles and put on a great show passing many karts on the track. Craig obtained a 12th, 8th, and 4th place finish throughout the three races and was consistently getting faster.
GGR Karts would like to thank our tremendous crew and families for the continued support and effort at each race!
Next race is the double-header round 6 and 7 of the Gearup F Series, September 23-25th at New Jersey Motorsports Park!