Laguna Seca was better than we could have ever imagined. What an incredible venue, with incredible cars, incredible drivers, and tons of GRIDLIFE Festival fun (including T-Pain)!
We kicked it off with our Qualifying session, which saw only 0.043 seconds between Tony Barber in P1 and Drew Peterson in P2. Steven Case, our Willow Springs winner, was knocking right on their door only 7/10ths of a second behind.
In the first race, we unfortunately saw Tony leave early with a mechanical problem. This left Drew and Steven to battle it out for the P1 spot, with Steven finishing only 1.5 seconds behind Drew when it was all said and done. Jesse managed to move up two positions in this race, finishing 3rd overall.
In the second race, we saw Drew run away from the field. Rudolph pulled off an impressive P2 finish in this one, with Jesse snagging another 3rd place finish.
In the third race, it was the Drew and Steven show yet again! Drew finished only 1 second in front of Steven, and had a slightly faster lap only 1/10th of a second ahead of Steven. Rudolph continued his streak of strong finishes, snagging third in this one.
The final race turned out to be the most dramatic. Despite Drew having locked down the Laguna event, there were still overall season points up for grabs, and it all came down to this last race. Both Steven and Drew turned it up a notch, setting fast laps of the day within 6/10ths of one another. When it was all said and done, Steven was only .430 seconds behind Drew across the finish line. In fact, it took manual review to confirm the on-track results. Steven came within 2ft, and 3ft, respectively, of the detection zones needed for a pass on the last lap. Literal milliseconds separated these two in the final race, and it simply could not have been any closer. Tony managed an impressive comeback, notching a third place finish!
A big congratulations to not just our top three finishers, but to all of the competitors, for not only coming out and driving their Model 3’s to the limit, but also for showing tens of thousands of spectators onsite and Live that electric vehicles can be fast, fun, and competitive on a racetrack!
It’s hard to believe that the season is already over, but for those of you on the fence, I encourage you to reach out to us so you can join the action in the future. Replay all of the action on Gridlife’s Livestream. Qualifying | Race #1 | Race #2 | Race #3 | Race #4