EXR Series at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas, 3.4-mile. April 29th, 30th, and May 1st, 2016.
The McLaren 650S was the pace car, Circuit of The Americas in Texas was the track, and the EXR LV02 was the race car.
After the McLaren exited and the green flag fell, 10 racers battled for position heading up the hill to turn one. Nearly all ten cars stayed together and went three-wide into turn one. Initially, Romain Thievin lead the race until Burt Jenner passed him in a corner and never let up. Romain and Burt were separated by a hair for the entire race. When the checkered flag fell, Burt was leading with Fred Johais on his tail. Caitlyn Jenner had an amazing race, she consistency gained speed and position. On the last lap Caitlyn took advantage of an opportunity and passed two drivers (Michael Halverson, David Perisset) to take 3rd.
Driver Bill Hynes, along with Burt Jenner, race Stadium Trucks professionally and know their way around a race car. The EXR LV02 race cars were perfectly prepared, with great balance, and equal power. Both were in a battle with Caitlyn and David until Bill made a small mistake and lost just enough speed to keep him off the podium. Bill ran a solid race and took 6th place.
Jeff Stephens beat his best lap time of the weekend by over 5 seconds. Jeff raced hard, found the best line possible and never let up. His improvement is extremely impressive; he is likely to contend for podium in Race Two if he keeps shedding seconds off his lap times.
Mark Ramsey was locked in battle with Lisa Clark for first three laps until Mark Ramsey found an inch and took a mile, passing Lisa and never falling back. After battling Mark, Lisa ran a clean consistent race to finish her first EXR Series race without incident. It’s safe to say that the battle with Mark will continue during Race Two, Sunday at COTA.
1) Romain Thievin, 2:31.650
2) Burt Jenner, 2:33.089
3) Fred Johais, 2:33.495
4) David Perisset, 2:39.140
5) Caitlyn Jenner, 2:39.349
6) Michael Halverson, 2:40.475
7) Bill Hynes, 2:41.262
8) Mark Ramsey, 2:42.937
9) Lisa Clark, 2:48.996
10) Jeff Stephens, 3:00.261