Majors Round 1 - Classic Daytona 2.4 - Race Report

Majors Round 1 - Classic Daytona 2.4 - Race Report

4th February was a date the team's been looking forward to for a while - the opening round of The Majors, running the 1980's Nissan GTP and Audi GTO.


The team has main entries in 2 regions - International (aka Australia) and Pacific (West Coast USA). We also have teams with guest drivers we're hosting for the series in both those regions plus Atlantic (East Costs USA).


The International race was up 1st, with John King and Alex Sheridan running Audis and Jake Fox and MArtin Houston (one of our guest drivers) running Nissans.


Alex and John had qualified 5th and 6th and both drove good races and probably had the pace to finish in the top 3 but a few mistakes by both in these unfamiliar cars saw them finish 7th and 5th respectively.


Jake drove a very steady race to finish 8th. Martin ran well in the early stages but had a couple of incidents which meant lengthy pit stops so finished down in 20th place.


The rules of the series allow drivers to drive in a different region once during the year. Josh Noack wasn't available for the International race so raced in Atlantic instead. Josh had qualified 2nd in the Audi but much like John and Alex, had a fairly scrappy race, dropping to the rear of the field on lap 1 after spinning. But, his pace was such that he recovered to 2nd.


The team championship in The Major is determined by the best 3 results in each region. So, with a 2nd, 5th and 7th, the team has a healthy lead in the "Constructors" championship. As a side note, John also leads the "Legends" championship for drivers over 59 years old smiley


In the Pacific region, Vincent l'Herbier dominated the Nissan race after starting on pole. and run out a convincing winner by over 40 seconds. Marc Torres was in a big fight for 4th place in the Audi for the majority of the race but a late race incident with a spinning Nissan damaged the car and Marc cruised the last few laps to take a good 6th place. Scott Corbin and Gustavo Cianfarini both had races to forget and were classified at the back of the Nissan field. Rob Powers,one of our guest drivers, drove well but had an accident near the end of the race which dropped him to 17th.


The team is 4th in the standings and still well in touch with the leaders.