Danny Vandoorne Wins Mid-Season Classic

Danny Vandoorne had been one of the hard-luck drivers of the inaugural Short Track Simulation Circuit (STSC) season. That changed at Slinger Speedway, as Vandoorne won the SCOR Mid-Season Classic 100 powered by SHL.

Vandoorne took the lead from Joe Trickle on lap 74 of the 100-lap A-Main, en route to his first win of the season. The win comes as the American driver looks to turn around a sour start to the season.

In the first four races of Season 1, Vandoorne finished no higher than 22nd and completed just 80 laps in A-Main races. However, Vandoorne finished fifth at Thompson last race before taking his Oldsmobile to victory lane.

Trickle fell by the wayside shortly after losing the lead, collected in one of innumerable accidents throughout the evening on the packed Slinger quarter-mile. Only six drivers finished on the lead lap, with 15 of 24 starters taking the checkered flag.

Cody Ghostspeed finished second, earning his first top-ten finish of the season. Tilly Tamburlaine also earned her best finish of the season, coming home third. Jean Girard finished fourth, with Kurt Gunnabee rounding out the top five.

Gunnabee extended his points lead with the top-five finish, as he now sits 39 points ahead of Trickle in the STSC championship hunt. Jack Stevens moved into third with an 11th place finish, as Luis Cabrera Perez missed his second consecutive A-Main after four straight top-tens and two wins to start the season.

RESULTS

SCOR Mid-Season Classic 100 powered by SHL A-Main
SCOR Mid-Season Classic 100 powered by SHL B-Main
SCOR Mid-Season Classic 100 powered by SHL C-Main

19 Comments

  1. Congrats to Danny Vandoorne and that gawd awful Lotus paint job..?Cheers..OLDSMOBILE ROCKET!!

    Also congratulations to Tilly Tamburlaine who started 20th and finished 3rd…. awesome?

    As for me ..went from 12 to 3rd in the B main ..OMG.?
    That got me 19th on th A main start which is ok..the weird thing is I automatically checked the bottom of the results list figuring I would be crashed out…..Amazeballs to get 2nd place on that podium. ??

  2. Really really happy with my first race, immediately top ten, had some great moments, scored a lot of points, good test for next year.

  3. For those who watched, EVERYTHING about this race was WTF-worthy, but at least the unlucky got some luck.

  4. There is the fun kind of shitshow and then there is this, which was just confusing and random… Probably don’t want this track on the schedule again next season.

    Still, congrats Vandoorne!

  5. Pretty happy. Started 6th in the B-main and was able to get all the way to 9th in the A main. Really just need to work on getting consistent qualifying times.

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