Tyler O'Connor (left) and Joey Essma (right)

Braselton, GA – The first F1600 Championship Series victory of the 2018 season went to Tyler O’Connor on Sunday morning at Road Atlanta. K-Hill’s O’Connor took the victory in a classic and tightly-contested F1600 race, passing Team Pelfrey’s Joey Essma on the last lap to win by just two tenths of a second in the all-green-flag 18 lap race. Results.

Yuven Sundaramoorthy finished third. Scott Rubenzer won the Masters Class with a fourth place finish. Marco Kacic followed in fifth spot for Exclusive Autosport.

Quotes:

O’Connor:  “We had run here at Road Atlanta before. We unloaded yesterday and the car was fast off the truck. We have been dialing it in and making tweaks, and I want to thank the guys at K-Hill and my engineer Rick; and everyone else that helps.”

Essma:  “It was great fun battling with Yuven and Tyler.”

Sundaramoorthy: “It was a fun race. There wasn’t much strategy apart from staying out of a wreck. It was about staying in the front pack for the longest.”