Dakota Dominates with Two Poles, Two Wins, and Fastest Lap at Lime Rock.
Saturday's Update: Round 2 of the Skip Barber Formula 2000 Summer Series headed to the challenging 1 mile course at Lime Rock. Dakota came into Lime Rock 9 points down on the drivers’ championship. Excited to be at a track that requires technical race craft, Dakota trained hard putting in 20+ hours of simulation and data analysis. Saturday’s qualifying was dominated by Dakota who put his Skip Barber Formula 2000 on the pole for the 3rd straight time this season. Race 1 was a fierce battle with lead changes that put Dakota as far back as 4th at times. In the middle of the race Dakota retook the lead and held off a charging P2 by defending his line on the white flag lap into turn 1 which ended with P2 running off track giving Dakota a solid 1st place finish, his 1st of the season.
Sunday's Update: Qualifying for day 2 was actually conducted on Saturday after race 1. Still recovering from the morning’s hard fought win, Dakota had to jump back into the car and qualify for Sunday. Within a few laps Dakota had secured yet another pole position extending his streak to 4 straight. At the drop of the green flag in race 2, Dakota took a solid lead right from the start and led every lap of the race bringing home his 2nd win at Lime Rock as well as fastest lap. At the conclusion of the weekend’s races Dakota had gathered up an additional 9 points from 2 pole positions and a fastest lap reducing his gap in the drivers’ championship to 6 points. The 2015 Summer Series is gearing up to be one of the most competitive seasons in many years. The series now moves to the historic Road America Raceway in Wisconsin on July 8th and 9th.