Cornell Sweep Leads to Winter Series Title

KERSHAW, S.C. — Adam Cornell swept Group 1 races at the Bertil Roos Racing School Winter Series to capture the overall series title last weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park.

Cornell captured the $10,000 top prize as champion of the eight-race series. Gabe Jasper also scored a weekend sweep in Group 2 and finished runner-up in the overall standings by a 147-142 margin. Jasper ended with a $5,000 second-place prize.

In the Group 1 competition, Cornell navigated the South Carolina road course in 2:03.85 to capture the pole for the first race. He lost the lead at the start to Phillip Jasper, who had earned his own sweep the previous Winter Series event at Palm Beach International Raceway.

The two swapped the lead multiple times over the next few laps before Cornell used a crossover move for the winning pass. Kirk Weatherman got past Phillip Jasper for the runner-up spot. Joe Lattanzi and Craig Curran rounded out the top five.

The top three remained the same for race No. 2 with Cornell, Weatherman and Jasper taking the podium finishes. Gordon Dinger raced his way up to fourth with Lattanzi crossing the finish line in fifth-place.

Gabe Jasper vaulted past his son, Phillip, with his win in the first Group 2 race. Starting from the pole position, he pulled away from second-place Jimmy Dai. Vinnie Virga raced to the runner-up spot ahead of Raja Malek in third-place. Reiner Oberst captured fourth and Dai rounded up the top five.

Jasper and Virga continued to pace the field in the second Group 2 race, while Oberst took the third podium spot. Dai rallied to take fourth and Charles Shiner was fifth.

Other top finishers in the overall standings were Gabe Jasper in third-place with 133 points, Virga fourth at 129 and Weatherman fifth at 119 points.

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