KENT, Wash. — (July 22, 2010) Another full weekend of competition at PGP Motorsports Park is in the books, with two- and four-wheel racers competing at the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose facility.
On Friday, July 16 it was Round 2 of Lap Attack, with drivers competing to record the lowest possible lap times while navigating their cars both clockwise and counter-clockwise through PGP’s state-of-the-art, .82-mile track. Mark Petty finished first in the Rear Wheel Drive class with a combined three-lap time of 3 minutes, 21.403 seconds, more than 8 seconds faster than Kevin Dietz and Jared Floyd, who each had 3:30.754.
Dietz won the All Wheel Drive category with a time of 3:27.374, followed by Eric Hyman in 3:30.191 and Scott O’Farrell in 3:31.448. In the Front Wheel Drive class, Hector Molina finished first with a three lap time of 3:41.357, followed by Dietz with a 3:44.426 and Shane Jensen with 3:47.464.
Round 3 of Lap Attack will be held on Friday, Aug. 13, with the fourth and final round of competition on Sunday, Aug. 12.
For the exclusive Stars of PGP series, Saturday, July 17 marked Round 5 of the nine-event karting competition. Sean Naslund had the fastest time in qualifying and he won the Stock Moto Light main event, Steve Perdue won the heat and finished second in the main, and Craig Sender was third in the finale.
The top prize in the Stock Moto Heavy category went to Rusty Lingle, who also had the fastest qualifying time, with Preston Peterson coming in second and John Wright third. Jason Hall won the heat race. Jim Derrig had the fast time qualifying and he beat out Jason Hall for the top spot in the Shifter Open finale, but Hall won the heat race.
Michael Hogg swept the Rotax Senior category, recording the fast time in qualifying, winning the heat race and taking first in the main event. Runner-up in the finale was Jerry Peterson, with Derek Hanson third. Dorion Ford won the heat and main event in Junior Moto, with Brandon Scheiber the runner-up in both as well as having the fastest time in qualifying.
Jim Nelson (TaG Master), Tessa Daniells (TaG Junior), Todd O’Neel (Rotax Master), Niko Pagones (Rotax Junior), Matt Nelson (Rotax Mini) and Caleb Daniels (Rotax Micro) also recorded victories.
Rounds 6 and 7 of the Stars of PGP series are slated for Saturday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 22 in conjunction with the second of two visits to PGP by the I-5 Corridor Series.
The weekend of racing wrapped up with the Round 2 of the Stars of PGP SuperMoto series on Sunday, July 18. Ryan Pugh continued his winning ways from Round 1, grabbing the win in the Unlimited, 35+ Vet and 450 class finals. He also set the fastest qualifying times in those three categories and won two of three heat races.
Pugh was followed in all three class finals by Dave Kemp, who also won the 450 heat race. Gary Pugh, Ryan’s 57-year-old father, took the third spot in the Unlimited and 35+ Vet classes and Paul Zalud was third in the 450 finale.
In both the 250/400 final and heat race, it was Jesse Elliot crossing the line first followed by Darren Hyde and Matt Mcdonald. Elliott also had the fast time of 1:38.385 in the qualifying session. In the Open Amateur class final, Jesse Volderding edged Elliot for the victory with Sam Rohrer coming in third. Volderding also won the heat race with Rohrer finishing second ahead of Elliot, who had the fast qualifying time of 1:38.550.
Trevor Stroh won the Mini/BBR/SM Jr. class final, with Jim Martin in second and Dylan Hunter in third. In the heat race, Martin — who had the fastest qualifying time of 1:15.5376 — edged Stroh for the win while Hunter was third.
Round 3 of the Stars of PGP SuperMoto Series is slated for Sunday, Aug. 29 with the final round on Sept. 19.
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About PGP Motorsports Park: PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit www.pacificgp.com or call (253) 639-7223.