American Racer Westphal, quickly becoming a Nurburgring Ace has another successful development weekend with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and Light Speed Racing in the new SCG003c and finishes in the top 10 overall.
#702 SCG003c qualified 2nd for the 4hour event which was shortened to 3 hours due to fog delaying the start. As the race commenced and was drawing to a close, Westphal just left pit lane from the final pit stop of the race and completed 4 laps before the race was red flagged prematurely to conditions growing poor.
“It’s a bummer because my pace was quite good compared to the others. When the track was starting to slip away I was in 6th, catching 5th and 4th by 30+ seconds per lap, so I think had it not gone red for sure we would’ve passed for 5th, I was on his bumper already.” Said Jeff.
Due to the regulation, when a race is red flagged in the VLN series, the previous lap position is the one that is scored. And since many of the cars ahead were working on a different strategy that required them to pit for a splash of fuel on that last lap, it mixed the on track order up artificially, putting #702 in 9th overall and 2nd in class.
“We were on pace for a 4th place overall. We had a snag in the driver change for my two team mates that cost us some time, otherwise the pace was there for the podium! The progress we are making with the car is paying off. Explained Westphal.
VLN10 was the last race of the season for the SCG003C at Nurburgring, as well as the VLN 2015 calendar. It’s on to prep for 2016 VLN events, primarily the 24HRs of Nurburgring as well as some other events prior in the winter and spring to prepare the team, car and drivers for the gauntlet of the 24.
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Photo Credit: Hide Ishiura “StudioZero.de”