Ryan Eversley wins despite hard pressure from Michael Lewis
RealTime Racing’s Ryan Eversley got revenge in the final World Challenge race of the weekend at Portland International Raceway, winning the race despite hard pressure from Michael Lewis.
Eversley headed yesterday’s race but dropped two positions at the end of the race. The Honda driver seemed to head for a similar fate in this race as Bryan Herta Autosport’s Lewis closed in as the race neared its end.
This time the RealTime Racing driver was able to withstand the pressure and won the race by by close to eight tenths of a second ahead of Hyundai driver Lewis.
Yesterday’s winner Mark Wilkins had a nightmare race as his Hyundai i30 N stopped on the formation lap due to a fuel pressure issue, he was supposed to start third.
Eversley’s team-mate Michael Cooper was close to the leading duo at one stage but dropped back as the race progressed. The Honda driver went into trouble with less than one minute left of the race as he hit a car from another class, sending it into a spin. Cooper was able to continue but lost further ground and finished a distant third.
FCP Euro by HRD driver Michael Hurczyn came out on top from a three-car fight for fourth position ahead of fellow Volkswagen drivers Nate Vincent in fifth and Mason Filippi in sixth.
Heinlein Racing Development driver Anthony Geraci finished seventh as the top Audi RS 3 LMS driver a lap behind the leaders, with Jarett Andretti of Copeland Motorsports rounding off the top eight.
The next World Challenge race takes place on August 10-12th at Utah Motorsports Campus.