Triarsi, Kauffman Split Ferrari Sprints
LIME ROCK, Conn. — Onofrio Triarsi and Carlos Kauffman split a pair of Ferrari Challenge 35-minute timed events Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park.
Qualifying for the first race was cancelled on Friday due to rain conditions, and the 20 Ferrari F458 cars lined up by series points, putting Triarsi on the pole.
Triarsi took full advantage, getting a good start and leading the entire way. Kauffman chased him the whole way, but was never close enough to try a move and finished second.
Mike Zoi was third in a race slowed once for a caution period.
The planned qualifying session for the second race Saturday saw the same three cars start up front, but this time it was Zoi in front, Triarsi second and Kauffman third on the grid.
Both Triarsi and Kauffman got by at the start, with Kauffman taking the point. He pulled out to a lead of about five seconds over Triarsi, and held it throughout the race.
Triarsi was able to close slightly at the end, and finished second, with Zoi third. These three cars were the only entries in the Trofeo Pirelli class.
A second class, called Coppa Shell, was won by Robert Herjavec with Darren Crystal second and Jose Valera third in the first race. The second race went to Guy LeClerc, with Ryan Ockey second and Jim Booth third.
The final races of the season for the Ferrari Challenge Series takes place at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway in September.
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