Wyatt Gooden took some time off from his pursuit of the SCCA Pro Racing VW Jetta TDI Cup championship to top the USA/Canada Regional competition in the Intel GP Series last week. The Ohioan bested nearly 400 iRacers in the weeklong competition featuring Star Mazdas at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, collecting six wins and eight top five finishes in nine starts for 712 points. Florida’s Brad Davies was right behind, collecting 692 points on the strength of one win and seven top fives in nine starts, while Eastern Canada’s Philippe Gosselin scored four wins and a dozen top fives in thirteen starts for 675 points.
Ryan Murray (Atlantic), Jake Stergios (New England), Andrew Kristensen (Virginias), Ray Alfalla (Florida), John Prather (California), Jason Lisner (Virginias) and George Sandman (California) rounded-out the top ten. Together with Gooden, Davies and Gosselin, they have qualified for the USA/Canada Regional Finals slated for New York City on October 9. In addition to securing one of four spots in the Intel GP World Finals in Germany next spring, the USA/Canada Regionals finalists will be competing for a purse totaling more than $8,000 in New York City.
Congratulations are also in order to Club Ohio’s Wayland Miller. Miller is the winner of a random drawing for everyone who competed in at least four races in the USA/Canada Regional Finals and will receive a Intel Core i7 Extreme Processor and Motherboard courtesy of Intel.