Epic On-Track Action Brings Ferrari Racing Days to Conclusion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The annual gathering of Ferrari Challenge competitors and the XX Programmes and F1 Clienti, better known as Ferrari Racing Days, came to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Historic F1 and Sports Prototype Delight Fans. Tifosi at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca had the distinct privilege to enjoy some of the most successful Formula 1 cars in Ferrari history including the record-breaking F2003 GA which took Michael Schumacher to the world title and first place at the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis.  Spectatorsalso witnessed a great display of two examples of the F2004, which went on to win 15 of the 17 Grand Prix in 2004.  Also on-trackwas an example of the F333 SP, the same car that won at Laguna Seca in 1994 at the hands of Andy Evans and Fermin Velez.  

XX Programme Attends En Masse. Over 18 examples of the XX Programmes’race cars including the FXX-K EVO attended the Ferrari Racing Days celebrations at Laguna Seca.  Drivers tookto the track to demonstrate this car’s exceptional performance and soundtrack, making use of its V12 engine and Hy-Kers technology to deploy over 1060 hp.  Eleven examples ofthe FXX-K EVOwere supported by the 599 XX, 599 XX EVO and FXX cars as well.

Trofeo Pirelli. Saturday’s racing action was won by Cooper MacNeil (Scuderia Corsa, Ferrari Westlake) who took victory over his chief championship rival by 2.298 seconds after a race-long battle where the two were never separated by more than five seconds for the duration of the thirty minute race.  Further back, Martin Burrowes (Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale) held off a hard-charging Thomas Tippl (Scuderia Corsa -Ferrari of Beverly Hills) through a last lap battle.  In race 2 on Sunday, Martin Burrowes took the top step as late race drama demoted Cooper to fourth and took Benjamin Hites out of the race.  The podium was completed by Joe Rubbo (Ferrari of Long Island) in second and Thomas Tippl in third.

Trofeo Pirelli AM. Neil Gehani (Continental Autosports) took the win in race 1 on Saturday, after returning Ferrari Challenge driver Karl Williams (Boardwalk Ferrari) made an untimely error while defending his lead.  Karl ultimately went on to finish second while John Megrue (Ferrari of Long Island) rounded out the podium.  On Sunday, Karl was able to shake off the rust of his absence from the series and dominated the class, winning by over twenty seconds.  Neil Gehani and Dave Musial (Ferrari Lake Forest) completed the podium in second and third respectively.

Coppa Shell. Mark Issa (Ferrari of Atlanta) continued his dominant run of form in the Coppa category, beating out Oscar Paredes Arroyo (Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale) and Dale Katechis (Miller Motorcars) who ultimately finished second and third respectively.  The top step of the podium went unchanged in race 2 as Mark made a clean sweep of the weekend.  On Sunday, however, he was chased by Claude Senhoreti (Ferrari of Ft Lauderdale) who finished second and Dale Katechis who once again finished third.

Coppa Shell AM. Jay Schreibman (Cauley Ferrari) took an emotional win in race 1, clearing the rest of the Coppa AM field by just over four seconds.  Rodolfo Lenci (Ferrari of Ft Lauderdale) took thesecond step on the podium, just two tenths ahead of Lisa Clark who took third and also the Ladies Cup on Saturday.  On Sunday, Joe Sposato (Scuderia Corsa –Ferrari of Beverly Hills) took his first win in Ferrari Challenge competition, replacing Jay at the top step of the podium.  Once again, Rodolfo Lenci took second and Lisa Clark took third and the Ladies Cup for her efforts.

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