Race Report July 17, 2017

F1 Race Pic

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Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth British Grand Prix victory after a dominant drive at Silverstone. The Mercedes driver was rarely threatened as he produced a faultless display to sweep to his fourth consecutive Silverstone win. After converting his pole to the lead, Hamilton powered into a healthy lead which he maintained throughout the pit stops.Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen proved to be the Brit’s nearest rival and was on course for second until a front left puncture in a dramatic final laps. This handed Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, who started ninth, second position, while Raikkonen settled for third after a late pit stop. Lightning struck twice for Ferrari as Sebastian Vettel suffered a similar front left puncture, moments after Raikkonen, which dropped him from fourth to seventh.  Hamilton’s victory has seen him close to within a point of Vettel in the championship standings.

Newgarden Wins Toronto

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IndyCar

Josef Newgarden, using PWR Performance Products, raced to his second Toronto victory in three years Sunday, dominating on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place. Newgarden profited from a quick call from strategist Tim Cindric to pit when Tony Kanaan found the wall a quarter of the way through proceedings where Newgarden was able to maintain an advantage of over two seconds for the majority of the rest of the race.  Will Power managed to limp through only one lap after a hit with Scott Dixon.Hinchcliffe was third behind Alexander Rossi.  All cars in the race use PWR Performance Products.

NASCAR

Denny Hamlin has ended his and Joe Gibbs Racing’s 2017 winless streak with a classy drive to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in his number 11 Camry.  Hamlin led 54 laps and held a 0.509-second advantage over Kyle Larson to win the Overton’s 301, his 30th career win in the Monster Energy Cup Series.  Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five finishers.  Hamlin relies on C&R and PWR Performance Products.

World of Outlaw Sprint Car

Donny Schatz made history as the first back-to-back winner of the prestigious event.  Using C&R Racing products, Schaz turned in a perfect score card after dominating the 34th annual Kings Royal for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night.  Schatz set fast time in qualifying and then won his heat from the fifth starting position following the traditional Kings Royal heat race inversion.