Rossini Racing had one of those memorable weekends at Road Atlanta for the Majors this past weekend. Michael Carter pipped teammate Danny Steyn by 49 thousandths of a second for the pole, with Rossini drivers Selin Rollan and Preston Pardus rounding out the top 4 qualifying spots.
In the race it was a 4 car Rossini train with Carter and Rollan duking it out at front and Steyn and Pardus fighting over 3rd spot. In the end Carter triumphed over Rollan and Pardus and Steyn went two wide through the last 3 corners with Steyn eking out the last spot on the podium by a hair. Top 4 qualifiers, top 4 spots, fastest race lap (Carter) all Rossini powered!
The grid for Race 2 on Sunday was unchanged, but the track was still wet from the last night’s storm. And it was cold. Carter got swarmed on the start, Steyn got the lead but Rollan and Pardus bumped drafted past Steyn and they went through the start finish line 3 wide in the wet! Talk about trusting your teammates!
Rollan and Steyn pulled out a healthy lead, but lapped traffic got in the way and skunked the leaders several times. The race director shortened the race by 4-laps to meet the quiet time requirements, and Steyn mounted a last lap challenge on Rollan, and they went through T10A and T10B side by side with Rollan winning over Steyn. Carter finished 4th, Pardus 5th and Rossini driver Jeremy Klein came in 6th behind Paul Holton
Once again a clean sweep of the podium for Rossini drivers. Carter and Rollan are settling into a good fight for both the Hoosier Super Tour and the Majors Championships.
Thanks to Photographers Pepper Bowe and Rob Bodle for the great images.