NEWS FLASH: Lundqvist Sweeps Third Consecutive Weekend

(Round 8 Results Provisoinal) 

Full Report to Follow Linus Lundqvist (Global Racing Group) earned the nickname "Mr. Perfect" at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday, as he swept yet another Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda weekend. Winning his eighth consecutive race, Lundqvist has now tied Kyle Kirkwood's win-streak record from 2018. 

Both David Malukas and Lundqvist were piloting rocket ships in Race 3, finishing more than 36-seconds ahead of third-place finisher Nicky Hays (Global Racing Group). 

HMD Motorsports driver Malukas put pressure on Lundqvist early in the 35-minute session. But one small mistake by Malukas allowed Lundqvist to pull a gap, and in an all green race, Malukas never got the change to rechallenge Lundqvist. 

Hays started and finished third, but it wasn't an easy race for the Global Racing Group rookie as a very experienced Barber driver Victor Franzoni  stuck to Hays' gearbox for a majority of the session. Hays was finally able to shake the Newman Wachs Racing driver to finish third, his second podium finish of the weekend. Franzoni took the checkered fourth. 

For a majority of the race, Danial Frost was in a heated battle behind Jacob Abel (Abel Motorsports) for fifth. Abel shutdown the prowling Andretti Autosport rookie several times until a mechanical issue sent Abel packing to the pits. Frost inherited the position for a fifth-place finish. 

Jordan Missig (Newman Wachs), Blake Upton (Abel Motorsports), James Roe Jr. (GRG), Dario Cangialosi (GRG) and 
Joshua Car (Crosslink Competition) rounded out the top 10. 

The FR Americas drivers will take a month long break after competing in eight races in six weeks. Sebring International Raceway will stage another FR Americas triple-header September 25-27.