WSM Driver Parker Nicklin Wins FormulaSPEED West Coast Championship

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Formula_Car_Challenge_presented_by_GoodyearPenultimate FCC Double Header at Sonoma Raceway
Two time PFM Champ Stan Kohls has perfect weekend, Nicklin locks FS2.0 championship, Fischer and Kemper each post wins in FM

 

Fourteen competitors took to Sonoma Raceway this past weekend for the penultimate Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear double header. The weather was beautiful all weekend with temperatures in the mid-80s, and mostly sunny skies.

Stan Kohls started off the weekend by putting his Pro FM on overall pole. He then followed it up with the fastest lap of the race, and the race win. In the FormulaSPEED2.0 class, Parker Nicklin turned his personal best time in qualifying and secured the win. The other story in the FormulaSPEED2.0 class was Greg Holloway. Holloway is a visiting Australian FF racer who is on a racing vacation testing out a variety of cars and tracks in the United States. The FS2.0 was on his list of cars to check out, and he had a very solid showing for his first time at Sonoma Raceway. 2013 National FCC Formula Mazda Champion TJ Fischer secured pole, and the win in the FM class. Mel Kemper set the fastest race lap in FM, and finished in 2nd. FM racer Jeff Tucker secured his first podium of the 2013 FCC season finishing in third.

SATURDAY POLE POSITIONS

  • Stan Kohls Pro Formula Mazda 1:31.096
  • Parker Nicklin FormulaSPEED2.0 1:36.608
  • TJ Fischer Formula Mazda 1:37.044

SATURDAY RACE WINNERS

  • Stan Kohls Pro Formula Mazda
  • Parker Nicklin FormulaSPEED2.0
  • TJ Fischer Formula Mazda

Kohls had a similar day with a win on Sunday, but Dave House was all over him at the start of the race. House spun and made a miraculous save, but was unable to make up for the lost ground. In the FS2.0 class Nicklin was fastest, won the race, and locked the 2013 West Coast Region FCC FormulaSPEED2.0 Championship. Mel Kemper got his third win of the season in FM, followed by Cameron Parsons in second. Bruce Carpenter was third on the FM podium securing his first podium of the 2013 FCC season.

SUNDAY POLE POSITIONS

  • Stan Kohls Pro Formula Mazda 1:32.346
  • Parker Nicklin FormulaSPEED2.0 1:37.094
  • TJ Fischer Formula Mazda 1:37.051

SUNDAY RACE WINNERS

  • Stan Kohls Pro Formula Mazda
  • Parker Nicklin FormulaSPEED2.0
  • Mel Kemper Formula Mazda

The FCC West Coast Region, which is in its ninth season, features a 16 race schedule. In 2013 ten of the races take place at Sonoma Raceway on a variety of the track’s configurations. A large percentage of drivers are local California enthusiasts, but the series has also been a breeding ground for the up-and-coming professional racers. The West Coast Region drivers will be back to Sonoma for the finale October 26th – 27th.

More information on the series can be found at: www.FormulaCarChallenge.com