MONZA, Italy (November 4, 2018) – Continuing an incredible 2018 Ferrari Challenge season that saw Scuderia Corsa in contention for multiple titles, this weekend’s season-ending Finali Mondiali would see the team lock down both the Trofeo Pirelli, Coppa Shell and Team North American titles, as well as nearly taking the World Crown in today’s Coppa Shell race.
Closing out the 2018 season at the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza, an intense weekend of racing and celebration of Ferrari heritage was enjoyed by all. In the premier Trofeo Pirelli category, Scuderia Corsa driver Cooper MacNeil came in to the weekend with a commanding lead in points, earning pole position for Saturday’s race followed by both a race victory and the North American title at the same time. In today’s Race Two, at the drop of the green, MacNeil and Scuderia Corsa’s Angie King were victims of a competitor’s overly-optimistic move and taken out at the starting line, forcing retirement.
In Coppa Shell, Thomas Tippl would officially celebrate his North America Coppa Shell Championship with a race victory in Saturday’s Race One, as well as a second place in today’s World Finals thanks to a superb drive and series of passes.
Thanks to the consistent, superb performance throughout the season, Scuderia Corsa would also secure the North America Coppa Team title to round out their trio of titles.
Also showing strong, Mark Fuller would take a race victory during Race Two of the North American round, while Jim Camp, Brad Smith, Angie King and Chris Carel would all show well, earning a series of top-five and top-10 runs. Mark and Chris celebrated, respectively, their second and third place in the North America Championship.
This would close one of the team’s most successful seasons to date, earning not only three North America Titles and one Worldwide second place, but 25 victories, 52 podiums, 19 podiums, and a combined total of 24 awards for Coppa Team and Ladies’ Cup.
For Giacomo Mattioli, Finali Mondiali is an ideal demonstration of Ferrari team’s strength and depth.
“I couldn’t be happier for Cooper, Thomas, and everyone for such a strong weekend,” stated Mattioli. “The Finali Mondiali is always an event we look forward to, and with multiple titles on the line our drivers and team performed superbly. I couldn’t be more proud of everyone’s efforts, and we already look forward to our 2019 season.”
With the 2018 racing season at an official close, the team is already hard at work with 2019 planning for Scuderia Corsa’s efforts in Ferrari Challenge, IMSA, and IndyCar competition.
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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