Scuderia Corsa Secures Ferrari Challenge North America’s Coppa Shell in Road Atlanta; Leads Trofeo Pirelli Headed in to Finale
BRASELTON, Georgia (September 17, 2018) – Serving as the final round in North America and the penultimate round of the 2018 Ferrari Challenge North American season, Scuderia Corsa would enjoy a tremendous weekend at the historic Road Atlanta, with two victories and seven podiums leading to a clinched title and runner-up position within the series’ Coppa Shella category.
Top honors would go to Thomas Tippl who took the Coppa Shell crown of the prestigious Ferrari Challenge North America championship this weekend. For Tippl, Saturday’s Race One victory in would mathematically secure his place in the championship: this would close a remarkable North American campaign that featured 11 poles in 11 straight races, as well as 11 fastest laps en route to 10 wins.
Mark Fuller followed suit by securing second in the Coppa Shell Championship, a double-podium weekend would include a remarkable second-place during Sunday’s round in mixed weather.
In Trofeo Pirelli, Cooper MacNeil would once again enjoy a race victory to open the weekend, which when combined with a solid run on Sunday under a tough mix of wet and dry conditions, means MacNeil will head to the upcoming Finali Mondiali in Italy leading the championship, having taken eight victories in his North American 2018 season.
Also enjoying strong runs, Chris Carel and Brad Smith took podiums in their respective classes, with Carel taking the honors on Saturday, Smith on Sunday.
A great weekend of racing was also had by Oscar Arroyo, Jim Camp, and Rich Papapietro. As a result of the team’s efforts, Scuderia Corsa would also be rewarded with the Coppa Team award in both Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell.
For Roberto Amorosi, Scuderia Corsa’s Managing Director, a fantastic customer weekend continues to prove the depth Ferrari Challenge Program.
“Locking the Championship in Coppa Shell ahead of the last race it the Finali Mondiali along with seven podiums on a racing weekend is quite remarkable” stated Amorosi. “It has been an incredible Ferrari Challenge season for the Team and all our drivers, I am extremely proud of the amazing results accomplished this weekend: all of them demonstrate great performances in mixed conditions. Heading to the World Final with the Coppa Shell Championship in our hands, and leading the Trofeo Pirelli, is fantastic. We can’t wait to close the season on high marks at Monza for the Ferrari World Finals!”
While Road Atlanta provided the final North American race, the complete 2018 Ferrari Challenge program still has one race to go, with the Finali Mondiali taking place at the historic Monza F1 Circuit in Italy from November 1-4. The immediate attention, however, turns to the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship finale, with the famed Petit Le Mans also taking place at Road Atlanta. Scuderia Corsa will compete with two Ferrari 488 GT3’s on Saturday, October 13.
About Scuderia Corsa.
In 2018, Las Vegas-based team expanded its racing efforts to open-wheel, running in the 102nd Indianapolis 500. GT results include: IMSA GTD Champion (2017, 2016, 2015), Grand-AM GT Champion (2013), Pirelli World Challenge GTA Champion (2016), 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-AM Winner (2016), 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-AM Podium (2017, 2015), 12H of Sebring Winner (2016), 12H of Sebring Podium (2018, 2017), 6H of Watkins Glen Winner (2016), 6H of Watkins Glen Podium (2017). Championship winning, Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2012 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo. Follow Scuderia Corsa on Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at @Scuderia.Corsa and ScuderiaCorsa.com.
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