Jasper Sweep Highlights Palm Beach Event

JUPITER, Fla. — Gabe Jasper found the fast track to success at the most recent Bertil Roos Winter Race Series weekend December 20-21 at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Jasper led qualifying with a fast lap of 1:45.55 around the 2.-2 mile course. He won the first Group 1 race with his son, Phillip, taking the runner-up spot. Chris Wilcox raced to the final podium spot.

The Jaspers were 1-2 in the next Group 1 race, giving Gabe the weekend sweep. Wilcox held off Bob Perimutter for third place with Joe Lattanzi rounding out the top five.

Reiner Oberst drove from third to first to win the first of two Group 2 races. Jimmy Dai captured the runner-up spot. Bryan Sircely, who posted the fastest qualifying time, ended up third.

The roles were reversed in the second Group 2 race with Dai capturing the win and Oberst taking the runner-up spot. Sirecly secured his second podium finish as Thomas Doughty and Joe Dounchis finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Kirk Weatherman won the first Group 3 race after posting the second-quickest qualifying time. Vinnie Virga charged to a second-place run, while fast qualifier Vincent Caintic was the third-place finisher. 

Virga and Weatherman switched positions in the second Group 3 race. Caintic followed them to the finish line for another podium finish. Frank Anelante finished fourth and Charles Shiner rounded out the top five.

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Jimmy Dai holds a 95-88 lead over Kirk Weatherman in the Bertil Roos Winter Series standings after four races. Rookie Chris Wilcox and Gabe Jasper are tied for third-place with 84 points. Bryan Sircely is fifth at 81 points.

NEXT UP

The Bertil Roos Winter Series returns to Palm Beach International Raceway for races No. 5 and No. 6 on Jan. 9-10.