Steve Romak takes the chequered flag in Saturday's Masters USA Race at Sonoma
Steve Romak took the chequered flag in Saturday’s Masters USA race 1. Steve had set his Tyrrell 012 on pole in the morning’s qualifying and led from flag to flag. This weekend’s event is the fourth and final event for Masters USA 2018 North American tour.
After a great battle with Steve Romak, Martin Lauber brought his March 741 home second, 1.639 seconds behind Romak after 10 laps, but did post the quickest lap of the race at 1.30.832.
The first seven drivers all finished in their qualifying order. Nicholas Colyvas’s Tyrrell 007 was 15.994 seconds behind the winner. The Shadow DN3 of Tim De Silva was also only seconds back. The fifth through seventh drivers, Danny Baker, Ron Maydon and Chris Locke were within 1.5 seconds of each other, but well behind Romak’s Tyrrell. The whole Masters USA grid was close together throughout the race.
While Sean Allen worked his McLaren M30 up to ninth after starting at the back of the field, Doug Mockett had an uneventful drive after starting and finishing tenth in his Wolf WR8. The Shadow DN9 of Charles Warner slipped back to eleventh after starting ninth. Ethan Shippert had qualified Dalmo De Vasconcelos eleventh, but DNF with a very flat sounding Cosworth DFV due to ignition issues. John Delane and Michael Eckstein brought their Tyrrell 002 and Williams FX3B home twelfth and thirteenth, one lap behind.