Zalenski still leads, but Mogren is closing in…
June marked the first of the two rounds of racing taking place in the UK this year at Brands Hatch. This round was one of the narrower racing circuits on the calendar, but it does help drivers adjust to the challenges that await them later this season.
Although the start of the race remained green, Clark would become the trouble corner for many drivers in the first half of the race resulting in several full-course yellows, in addition to Gabriel Roos (#323), Sam Harris (#42) and Taylor Burris (#04) facing early retirements before the halfway point of the event. Race Clutch’s Djawad Karoni (#13) would be the final retirement of the race on Lap 21, deciding to pull his truck to the garage after struggling in the final laps after the hard contact from Burris on Lap 8.
The second half of the race picked up the pace as drivers battled it out. Sven Cammaerts (#66) who took an off-track excursion early on in the race would claw his way back up to 4th, and Logan Clampitt (#44) would also make a strong run taking home 5th.
However quite a bit of attention was at the front, although Zalenski would take the win, Mogren did reduce the gap in the closing laps, perhaps indicating Zalenski’s days of running away from the field are numbered? Mogren has continued to close in on Zalenski’s pace the last few rounds. We’ll see how the rivalry between these two continues to evolve.
Team MAD went under some team reorganization in prep for the second half of the season. Originally they fielded 4 drivers and two teams (MAD and MAD2) at the start of the season. However, Ashley Blake-Hood (MAD) was unable to continue earlier this season and now David Crozier (MAD2) is no longer able to continue due to scheduling conflicts. So instead of continuing to field two teams, Team MAD has chosen to group their remaining drivers Diogo Melro (#84) and Maciek Sakowicz (#88) together as Team MAD (MAD), while retiring Team MAD 2 (MAD2) for the reminder of the season.
Just 2 more rounds until the final drop is factored into the points, which will put the championship battles into focus as the series creeps closer to the final at Bathurst in November. Be sure to join us for Round 7 at Silverstone on July 14th right here at socksoutracing.com/live.