Ben Clucas Racing

Top 10 Finish at Laguna Seca

After a good first round together at Road America, Ben and young American Jade Buford teamed up again to take on the rest of the field in the Continental Tires Series, at the world famous Laguna Seca racetrack.

 

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Top 10 Finish at Laguna Seca As the number 33 BMW lined up for qualifying it was the young Brit at the wheel. At the end of the tightly fought 15 minute session Ben was disappointed to end up only 8th, although with less than 2 tenths of a second separating 2nd to 8th, there was still all to play for going into the 2.5 hour race.

As in Road America, it was Ben starting and it wasnít long before he was moving forward. 7th by the end of lap 1, 4th 15 laps later and leading after 24 laps, meant the 33 Kinetic run BMW was flying through the field. At around mid-race it was Jadeís turn, and after all the pitstops had finished he found himself in 5th. A good hard fought stint meant the duo eventually ended up coming home 9th, getting a well-deserved top 10 finish.

Ben was happy afterwards ďI was obviously a bit disappointed with qualifying, but the race was fantastic. The car was handling brilliantly, so credit to Kinetic for that, and it was great fun battling through the field. This is a very competitive championship, so to end up in the top 10 in only my 2nd race in the series I think is relatively good. I canít wait for the next one now, so hopefully I can keep improving from the experiences Iíve gained in the series.Ē

 

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