First June Sprints
Justin made his first ever trip to the prestigious June Sprints at Road America in Elkart Lake, Wisconsin. Just shy of 70 cars showed up in preparation for this year's SCCA National Championship Runoffs to be held at the same venue. Justin qualified a respectable 14th and finished 13th in Saturday's sprint race. For Sunday's race Justin started 16th and finished 13th. The team learned a few things and is looking forward to returning and continuing to get faster.
Gateway To A New Season
The Claucherty Racing team made the long journey down to the greater St. Louis area to finally kick off the season at the SCCA Hoosier Super Tour Event at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Justin qualified 2nd for Saturday's event and brought home a 2nd place finish in the race after hounding the eventual winner and local favorite for most of the race. Sunday brought another 2nd place qualifying effort. The race started eventful as a 4 wide battle for the lead into turn 1 ensued. Justin came out of the scrum in first place and led early until the 3 cars behind him drafted past, relegating him to 4th. Justin was able to work his way back to 3rd and appeared to be in position to challenge for 2nd, when lap traffic in a local yellow halted his chances. Another podium finish of 3rd provided an overall solid start to the season against a stout field of 21 cars. Next up is the SCCA Hoosier Super Tour event at the Road America June Sprints, where a whopping 82 SRF3's are entered.