12 October 2017GRC

Atkinson 4th at Red Bull GRC Atlantic City II.

SRTUSA found success early during the second round of Red Bull GRC Atlantic City. During Heat 3A, Chris Atkinson took 1st place in dramatic fashion by getting around Austin Dyne via the joker on the last lap, effectively passing him on the final turn to take the win. Not far behind, Patrik Sandell in the same Heat took 3rd.

During the Semi-Final, Patrik Sandell got a bad start and dropped to 5th. Undeterred, he fought hard from the back of the field to claim 2ndplace. Sandell had a blistering pace throughout the race, constantly gaining on the leader, Scott Speed, and by the finish had closed the gap to a mere second. Chris Atkinson was able to secure 3rd place in his Semi-Final Heat race.

Sunday’s Final was one of the most exciting GRC races in recent memory with a continuous battle, rough driving and position swapping throughout the 10 laps. Unfortunately, Patrik Sandell who was also within striking distance of the podium Sunday, was hit hard on the final turn of the last lap. The impact sent SRTUSA #18 against the barriers so forcefully it was disabled within a stones throw of the finish line. This was a huge blow to Sandell and the rest of the Subaru team who had rightfully earned another podium finish with precise and fast driving all weekend.