Tavella secures Winter Series Championship
The Formula Pro USA F4 West Coast Championship presented by Exclusive Racing Winter Series concluded this past weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Under beautiful weather conditions, the growing off season program crowned Dylan Tavella champion in the F4 program after scoring back-to-back race wins. Varun Choksey went on to claim the Hankook Motorsports Hard Charger Award by gaining the most positions over the four-race program, winning a set of Hankook Tires each.
“Our Winter Series has now concluded, and we will shift our focus to regular season,” explained Exclusive Racing’s Brent Morgan. “We are excited about the growth and where our program is headed and will evaluate how we can improve in 2021.”
Tavella took second and fourth place standings in the season opener. Returning this season, Tavella put an exclamation point on his winter campaign as he and Kiwi Motorsport took a pair of race wins this past weekend.
After qualifying fourth on Saturday, Tavella drove to second where he stalked the leader Josh Sarchet (Kiwi Motorsport). The teammates pushed each other lap after lap, but Sarchet eventually conceded after a black flag took him out of the race. Will Delarosa (Margraf Racing) maintained his second-place qualifying effort to take second, while Choksey (Kiwi Motorsport) advanced forward three positions, climbing to third place. Bijoy Garg (World Speed Motorsports) started his session in seventh and finished fourth while Kyffin Simpson (Velocity Racing Development) rounded out the top-five.
Sunday saw Tavella return to the top step of the podium after advancing from his third place starting spot and setting the fastest lap of the race. Delarosa and Choksey maintained their positions on the podium in second and third. Bijoy Garg crossed the line in fourth while Cooper Becklin (World Speed Motorsports) rounded out the top-five.
Morgan continued, “A huge thank you to all of our competing teams, drivers and families. The support from year-to-year has been tremendous, having national level programs from the East Coast utilize our series as a training ground for their drivers. Additionally, a huge thanks to our local teams for their continued support. and we can’t wait to see everyone again in a few weeks at the Exclusive Racing Regular Season.”
The 2020 Exclusive Racing Regular Season takes the green on the March 14-15 weekend at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Stay tuned for more news and information via the Exclusive Racing website and social media pages.
The 2020 Exclusive Regular Season
March 14-15 – Thunderhill Raceway Park – Rounds 1 & 2
April 3-5 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Rounds 3 & 4
May 2-3 – Buttonwillow Raceway Park – Rounds 5 & 6
June 6-7 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Rounds 7 & 8
June 26-28 – Sonoma Raceway – Rounds 9 & 10
September 19-20 – Portland International Raceway – Rounds 11 & 12
October 22-25 – Circuit of the Americas – Presidents Cup
For more information on the Formula Pro USA F3 and F4 Western Championship, please visit them online at www.ExclusiveRacing.com or contact the series via email to Info@ExclusiveRacing.com. Also, be sure to follow Exclusive Racing on social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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