The World Challenge in pictures at Sonoma

The SCCA World Challege take on the esses at Sonoma
The SCCA World Challenge take on the esses at Sonoma

Jeff Kapic was at Sonoma for the IZOD Indycar and SCCA World Challenge races over the weekend.  We start with his World Challenge gallery.

The race in brief

Alex Figge, of Denver, Colo., picked up his second career Pirelli World Challenge Championships victory and Andy Lee, of Colorado Springs, Colo., capped his rookie World Challenge season with a fourth GTS victory in Saturday’s season-ending Cadillac Sonoma Grand Prix.

Figge started the No. 9 K-Pax Racing Volvo S60 from the pole position and led every lap en route to the victory. However, the win didn’t come without a few tense moments for Figge, as Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., got right to Figge’s bumper while negotiating lapped traffic and appeared to be moving into position to take the position away as the laps wound down.
Once clear of traffic, however, Figge managed to stretch the lead slightly and went on to cross the stripe 1.131 seconds ahead of Pilgrim, earning him the Kia Turning Point of the Race Award. It was the first World Challenge victory for Figge since winning the first race of the 2011 doubleheader at Mid-Ohio.

Photos by Jeff Kapic, August 2012

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