Summerton Wins, Winslow Charges...

Jonathan Summerton won his second Atlantic Championship race of 2009 in Round 8 at Mid-Ohio earlier today. Summerton, who shattered the course record in qualifying (1:12.970), started from pole position and led every lap of the race.

The win will make a rather large impact in the championship points standings. Current championship leader, Simona De Silvestro finished in second place just 2.000 seconds behind Summerton at the line. John Edwards, who is currently second in the championship, had an unfortunate incident early in the race that caused him to face his first DNF of the season. Spanish rookie Borja Garcia, who was remarkably quick heading into the race, finished third in the final tally.

The hard charger of the event was James Winslow. Winslow improved three positions during the 38-lap event to finish 6th after starting 9th. Today's result marks Winslow's best finish to date in the 2009 Atlantic Championship season.

Honorable mention should go to Max Lefevre (10th-7th) and Michael Mallinen (12th-9th) who each improved three positions.

(photo: atlantic-championship.com)


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