Barrett Wins in First Formula Russell Weekend
Patrick Barrett wins Sunday Championship Group Race: Formula Russell Series at Infineon Raceway.

Patrick Barrett won in his first weekend in the SCCA Formula Russell Championship Series at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma this past Sunday February 12th. He qualified off pole in his Formula Mazda and led all laps to win the Sunday Group A race. “I qualified off pole by .05 seconds and made the pass by Chuck Hulse going up the hill into turn two on the first lap, and was able to lead for the next 25 minutes to the finish”. He was followed across the line by fellow karters Lorenzo Madarino in 3rd and Tyler Dueck in 4th and.

Patrick had a very satisfying Saturday race. “I qualified third in Group A, just .005 out of second, and made the pass into second going up the hill out of turn one on the first lap.” He traded fast laps with the leader Steve Hill, 2005 championship runner up, and finished a close second.

"Coming away with a first and a second is just what I needed to get a good jump on this year’s championship. I feel very confident about this season and I’m really looking forward to competing in all of the Formula Russell Championship Series races.”

Patrick will contend the entire nine weekend series on the Infineon road course. He is currently tied for the overall series championship lead. The monthly series runs through October. The next race is March 10-12.

In addition to the Russell Series, the 16 year old from Los Osos, California plans to take advantage of other open wheel racing opportunities this season and will campaign his DPK Birel TaG kart in select event.

The SCCA Formula Russell Championship is a seventeen race series that runs monthly at Infineon Raceway through October. Information about the series and the Russell Racing School can be found at http://www.jimrussellusa.com



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