Montreal, QC—Josh Green, Tyler O’Connor, and Ayrton Ori were the first of Team Pelfrey’s 1600 drivers to participate in an International event. The trio competed in the F1600 Canada Series in support of the Formula One Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada last weekend. The Team scored three top 5's, one top 10, and one top 15!
On Saturday, the three young American drivers all qualified in the top 15 for race one, with O’Connor starting 2nd. The conclusion of race one resulted in a 4th and 5th for O’Connor and Green respectively. Unfortunately, Ori was involved in an early incident and was unable to finish.
Sunday’s opener resulted in stellar finishes for all three drivers. Tyler O’Connor scored additional top 5 finish, followed by Josh Green in 6th. Ayrton Ori battled the entire race from a 26th place starting position to an impressive 15th place finish.
Team Pelfrey 1600 travels to Watkins Glen next weekend for the SCCA Hoosier Super Tour with Dexter Czuba, Josh Green, and Tyler O’Connor.
Photo Credit: F1600 Canada
Josh Green: “My third race weekend ever was a huge success! With all the setbacks we had finishing in the top 5 was an absolutely insane goal that we easily met. Also, getting to race at the track was a dream come true! And it was just as awesome as I could’ve ever imagined! Massive thank you to Team Pelfrey and Dufour Aerospace, as well as my amazing parents for making this weekend possible. Can’t wait to get back to the pro series in 3 weeks.”
Tyler O’Connor:” I am very proud of what we accomplished as a team in our debut weekend in the F1600 Canada Series. We knew that our first couple of races at one of, if not the biggest event of the year were going to be difficult. Using the limited information available, we put our heads down and worked hard to prepare three fast cars. It is unfortunate both races were cut a few laps short due to late cautions. I am confident that the closing laps would have seen an incredible battle for second on Saturday and Sunday, had the race stayed green. Thank you to everyone at Team Pelfrey, our driver coach Stephen Simpson, and Britain West for helping us out. We leave with some valuable lessons learned and hope to put those to good use in the near future.”
Ayrton Ori: “It’s funny to have the experience of a lifetime while still at the beginning of a long journey but competing on an F1 weekend reinforced what I’m racing for. The event was amazing, and I want to thank Spray Nine and Permatex for their support.”