Eric Foss Ford Mustang FR500S

Eric Foss captured his second GTS class victory in the SCCA World Challenge this year, leading the way in his No. 73 Traxxas/St. Jude Hopsital/SPX Ford Mustang FR500S with Jason von Kluge and Paul Brown following close behind for an all-Mustang podium. Foss started on pole with the fastest time in qualifying and led the entire way to the checkered flag.

“I have to thank Mike Jenkins from TRAXXAS to give me this opportunity to drive the TRAXXAS/St. Jude Ford Mustang this year,” Foss said. “We brought in Capaldi Racing to run the car for us, they did a phenomenal job to win [in the first weekend] and finish the season with a win. You can’t ask for more. John Horton is my engineer, he set the car up and it was phenomenal today. I could not do wrong in that car it was so good. The Pirelli tires, they held up so amazing, I’ve never been on a tire where you can just drive them so hard and so aggressive and they’re just there lap after lap. I couldn’t even blow them out when I did the big burn out at the end, they’re so good.”

Brown started seventh in GTS but worked his way up to second after earning the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start in his No. 50  Lucas Oil/K&N Filter/Luminox Ford Mustang Boss 302S. On lap 20, von Kluge, who started third in his No. 19 JDK/Varsity Ford/Steeda Ford Mustang Boss 302S, was able to work his way by to take the runner-up position away.

Brown clinched the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Drivers’ Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and finished the season with 1,521 points to Foss’ 1,257.

Ford earned the Manufacturers’ Championship, with 112 points to Acura’s 57 and Nissan’s six.

[Source: SCCA World Challenge]

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