K-PAX Racing driver Aaron Povoledo took his third win of the season in the Pirelli World Challenge’s second race of the weekend in the touring class, passing polesitter and points leader Lawson Aschenbach at the start and leading the remaining race distance at Sears Point, California.
The 33-year-old from Chatham, Ontario took a comfortable win in a race which saw no full course caution periods. Yesterday’s race had just a single caution period which was unfortunately to recover Povoledo’s Volvo C30 which had retired on lap three.
Aschenbach finished in second in the Compass360 Racing HPD Honda Civic Si, 8.576s down on Povoledo’s Volvo. Povoledo’s K-PAX Racing team-mate Robb Holland was running in third early on before being passed by Tristan Herbert’s Brimtek Motorsports Volkswagen Golf GTI on lap 10.
Holland retired shortly after, promoting Ray Mason’s Compass360 Racing Civic to fourth with Branden Peterson’s Civic finishing fifth, the first driver classified a lap down in the 45 minute race.
Povoledo’s win reduces the points gap to 212 points, but with only 280 points available from the final two rounds of the series at Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta, Compass360 Racing’s Aschenbach has moved a lot closer to clinching the title.