LONG POND, Pa. — Adam Colombo and Tommy Cadwalader had weekends to remember during the Bertil Roos Race Series visit to the Pocono Raceway North course on Aug. 30-31.
Both drivers won two races at the circuit which combines part of the NASCAR “Tricky Triangle” along with the infield road course.
Colombo’s big weekend started with a race originally set for New Jersey Motorsports Park that had to be rescheduled due to weather.
He worked his way to the front and took the win over defending Bertil Roos Race Series champion Andy Ourant. Kirk Weatherman finished third with Cadwalader and Thomas Doughty rounding out the top five.
Colombo’s strong performance continued by winning the pole for Group 2, Race 1 on the Pocono North course. However, he wasn’t able to hold off a strong charge from Derek Jose, who went on to win the race.
Phillip Jasper also moved to the front with a second-place finish, followed by Ourant. Colombo wound up fourth, just ahead of Frank Tiano.
Colombo wouldn’t be denied in the second race, beating Jose for the race win. Ourant finished third with Phillip Jasper and Gabe Jasper rounding out the top five.
The action was fast and furious in Group 1 as well.
Cadwalader raced from a third-place qualifying effort to win the first Group 1 race. Glenn Brooks, who started second, finished in the same spot with Rich White third. Seth Foley and Vinny Virga also posted top-five finishes.
The second Group 1 race saw Cadwalader again out front. He earned the sweep of the Group 1 races while Foley rallied to finish second. Geoff Valentino, who set fast time in Group 1 qualifying earlier in the event, filled out the podium with his third-place run.
Former series champion Tim Nichols and White were other top-five finishers.
Foley currently holds a 204-178 lead over Nichols in the championship standings. Only three points separate second place from fifth. After his round 5 sweep, Cadwalader moves to third in the standings at 177 points, followed by Jose with 176 and Valentino with 175. Colombo is gaining ground and ranks sixth with 167 points.
The Bertil Roos Race Series shifts to the iconic Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for the next round on Sept. 19-20.