Koykka throwing up some sparks on the way to pole. (photo: Valet)Watkins Glen, NY – When it counted the most, Matias Koykka found a couple of tenths around the 3.4-mile long course at Watkins Glen International to take pole for the final race of the season. That adds three points to his lead in the Championship over Brandon Newey, who starts fourth and needs a strong result and some luck to steal the Championship away from Koykka.

Lining up next to Koykka who drives for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing will be newcomer Adrian Starrantino, driving for Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian . Starrantino’s Mygale/Honda has been out of the picture almost all weekend with mechanical problems, and could figure in to this by taking points away from Koykka.

However, not far away in third is the second Cape Motorsports entry of Neil Alberico, who also, like Starrantino, is in his first F1600 weekend, although the American has quite a bit of open-wheel experience.

Jim Goughary completed the top five in a Van Diemen/Honda.

The season and Championship conclude with a 3:55 local time race start. Live audio and updates are available on www.f1600series.com along with live timing on Race Monitor.

Race Results

Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Spd In Lap Diff Gap
1 10 Matias Koykka 1:58.092 102.733 4 - -
2 97 Adrian Starrantino 1:58.223 102.620 5 +0.131 +0.131
3 9 Neil Alberico 1:58.245 102.601 4 +0.153 +0.022
4 98 Brandon Newey 1:58.689 102.217 10 +0.597 +0.444
5 7 Jim Goughary 1:58.934 102.006 4 +0.842 +0.245
6 17 Roberto Lorena 1:58.966 101.979 5 +0.874 +0.032
7 12 Jeremy Grenier 1:59.424 101.588 6 +1.332 +0.458
8 13 Keenan Harris 1:59.783 101.283 5 +1.691 +0.359
9 23 Sergio Pasian 1:59.942 101.149 10 +1.850 +0.159
10 72 Steve Oseth 2:00.196 100.935 9 +2.104 +0.254
11 21 Art Foster 2:00.644 100.560 4 +2.552 +0.448
12 68 Steve Jenks 2:00.686 100.525 9 +2.594 +0.042
13 07 Steve Bamford 2:01.017 100.250 8 +2.925 +0.331
14 5 David Clubine 2:01.035 100.235 10 +2.943 +0.018
15 55 Ray Phillips 2:02.108 99.355 10 +4.016 +1.073
16 15 Jim Oseth 2:02.835 98.767 10 +4.743 +0.727
17 18 Dan Pyanowski 2:03.711 98.067 5 +5.619 +0.876
18 14 Ross Devoe 2:03.716 98.063 7 +5.624 +0.005
19 01 John McCusker 2:03.936 97.889 5 +5.844 +0.220
20 44 Ed Callo 2:08.901 94.119 5 +10.809 +4.965
21 73 Bob Perona -.--- - 0 - -