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Keen and Kruger still lead Sunoco Challenges!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19th AUG 2014. DORSET, UK

What a weekend at Silverstone! It was a Radical Spectacular with all of their eligible Challenge series competing throughout the weekend which also included the SR3 Challenge and Clubman's Cup competitors sharing the track on Sunday. But what did it to the Challenge standings? 

 

It was not without its thrills and spills as Sunoco Whelen Challenge leader Phil Keen (Radical SR3) was unable to battle through the 33 strong grid to win or take pole and fastest lap. Despite this, he is still holding a strong lead, and the top five standings currently still remain in the same order, albeit with point averages changing constantly. Tristan Viidas, in the Radical European Masters, is currently in second place but it is still possible for him, or the other top contenders, to take the lead, as the table below shows: maximum possible points if they achieve 1st place, pole and fastest laps or minimum if they fail to gain any points for the rest of the season.  

  

Sunoco Whelen Challenge

Series

Current pnts

Max. pnts

Min. pnts

1. P. Keen

Radical SR3 Challenge

96.50

108.93

68.93

2. T. Viidas

Radical Euro Masters (SR8)

83.31

101.89

47.89

3. P. Belshaw

Radical SR3 Challenge

78.50

96.07

56.07

4. N. Baldan

EUROV8SERIES

70.00

84.00

56.00

5. T. Kostka

EUROV8SERIES

70.00

84.00

   56.00


The Sunoco 200 Challenge saw a completely different set of action, with positions changing after each race in the eligible series. Oskar Kruger, in the Radical Clubman's Cup, nearly lost his point lead after he failed to finish his first race due to mechanical issues. But in the next race he managed to gain back his position, taking first place and fastest lap, keeping his place at the top of the tables!

 

David Walley in GT Cup did well to jump up the leaderboard after coming out top in two of three races at the weekend in his GTB class, moving him up to second place in the standings tables.  

 

Chris Knox was achieving near perfect results in the MINI Challenge, up until race 3, where a collision ruined his point average knocking him down to third place. Despite this, it is all still left to race for, as this table shows the maximum and minimum points that could be scored by the end of the season, but unfortunately they cannot all take the prize!


Sunoco 200 Challenge

Series

Current points

Max. pnts

Min. pnts

1. O. Kruger

Radical Clubmans

105.42

114.06

79.00

2. D. Walley

GT Cup (GTB)

98.61

108.26

73.96

3. C. Knox

MINI Challenge

97.35

103.75

82.75

4. T. Sowery

F3 Cup

97.08

107.81

72.81

5. S. Burgess

Radical Clubmans

94.17

105.62

70.62


The Challengers in both series are continuing to battle and we have definitely seen an increased interest to reach the top since the Sunoco Challenges began. The race continues for the Sunoco Challenge Prizes, but who will secure the two drives at Daytona International Speedway in January 2015?

 

Keep tuned for more exciting Challenge updates!  

Check out the website for the latest news at www.sunocochallenge.com

 

ENDS

 
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THE SUNOCO CHALLENGES

The 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge is being provided in partnership with Whelen Engineering in the USA and Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. in the UK (European distributor of Sunoco fuel) and allows racers from selected Sunoco fuelled Championships to compete against each other across the race season. Drivers in qualifying series compete in a unique point system and the highest number of points at the end of the season will be named the 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner. The prize for the 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge is a fully paid for race seat in the Marsh racing run Whelen sponsored Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype during the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2015. The 2014 season is open to challengers from Radical SR3 Challenge, Radical European Masters, EUROV8SERIES and Britcar Endurance - it is these drivers, in these series alone that are considered to be able to handle a DP car at plus 190mph speed on the famed 31° banking at Daytona International Speedway.  

The 2015 Sunoco 200 Challenge is run by Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. and provides the winner, from additional eligible series, with a race seat in a top Chevrolet Camaro car during the 200 mile endurance race on the Friday before the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The eligible series for 2014 are: F3 Cup, GT Cup, Radical Clubman's Cup, Britcar Sports & Touring Car and Trophy Series, the MINI Challenge and EUROGTS.  For more details and latest standings go to www.sunocochallenge.com.    


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