February 15, 2017

FinTrack Tour Rd3 – Report

Round 3 of the Finnish Touring Car Nationals took place just outside of the southwestern city of Kouvola. Nearly 100 entries were on hand for the two-day event that featured Touring Car and Formula classes. In the Pro Stock 13.5 class Kalle Lehto, Kim Elfstrom and Vesa Yli were battling closely for the top spots. Previous round winner Kalle Lehto eventually earned the TQ position, followed closely by Kim in second with Vesa earning a second-row start in fourth. In the finals, Kalle took advantage of his pole position start to win in all three legs. Kim finished a close second with Vesa moving up a spot to finish third. With three rounds completed and one remaining, the 2017 Pro Stock championship comes down to a showdown between Kalle and Vesa – the dominant drivers in the class over the last two years.

In the Stock 21.5 class, Miikka Luhta took home his first National victory after starting from second on the grid. Miikka now moves into the championship lead with this victory and two second-place finishes. Unlike the Pro Stock 13.5 class, the Stock 17.5 class championship continues with three more rounds outdoors to determine the champion. Finally, the Formula class was won by Janne Valtanen who leads the championship with three wins.

Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]


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