All News: Christopher Leone

Cedrati, Dolezal Win Final inRacingNews Challenge Titles Of 2012

January 31st, 2013 by

The inRacingNews Challenge may be a rookie-level road racing championship, but that doesn’t mean its championship battles aren’t enthralling. In fact, the Pontiac Solstice and Mazda MX-5 Roadster title battles proved as interesting as they’ve ever been in the class’s nine season history. In Solstice, Niccolò Cedrati won a hard-fought championship fight, posting 1215 points … Read the Rest »

Cedrati, Hughson Lead inRacingNews Challenge Into Final Two Weeks

January 21st, 2013 by

Weeks Nine and 10 of the inRacingNews Challenge schedule saw a return to two series mainstays—Charlotte Motor Speedway and Summit Point Raceway, the latter using the fourth of four layouts on the season. The late season battles at both tracks have set up a close fight for championships in both the Pontiac Solstice and Mazda … Read the Rest »

iRNC Points Battle Takes Shape in Okayama, Summit Point

January 4th, 2013 by

Through eight weeks of this run of the inRacingNews Challenge—enough for most drivers to accumulate a full slate of championship points—a pair of familiar faces rank atop the standings. Chris Hughson leads the Mazda MX-5 Roadster class with 1036 points, 97 ahead of second-place Joseph Pisciotta III. He extended his lead by scoring 147 points, … Read the Rest »

iRNC Championship Battle Tightens as Hughson Pursues Dual Championships

December 17th, 2012 by

Lime Rock Park and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted the past two race weeks for the inRacingNews Challenge, the fifth and sixth of the season, respectively. With eight of 12 weeks counting towards the championship, both Mazda MX-5 and Pontiac Solstice drivers are nearing what will likely be their final points totals for the season. … Read the Rest »

Hughson, Cedrati Lead iRNC Standings Through Four Weeks

November 30th, 2012 by

A third of the way through the final 2012 season of the inRacingNews Challenge, two familiar names are on top of the standings—Chris Hughson in the Mazda MX-5 Roadster and Niccolo Cedrati in the Pontiac Solstice. After Weeks Three and Four at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Summit Point’s short configuration, respectively, the two drivers possess … Read the Rest »

iRNC Crowns Three New Champions

July 31st, 2012 by

The seventh season of the inRacingNews Challenge is now in the books, with three new champions crowned: Bryan J. Miller in the Pontiac Solstice class, Chris Hughson in Spec Racer Ford, and Daniel Schon in the Mazda MX-5 Roadster. Miller was the fastest driver in Solstice week in and week out, totaling 1209 points in … Read the Rest »

Last-Minute Jostling At Lime Rock

July 26th, 2012 by

Lime Rock Park hosts the penultimate round of the inRacingNews Challenge, unleashing the Pontiac Solstices, Spec Racer Fords, and Mazda MX-5 Roadsters of the series onto its chicane layout in one of the final chances to gain spots in the championship standings. In Mazda, Omar Soto posted 131 points by winning 12 of 13 starts … Read the Rest »

Reaching The Summit

July 22nd, 2012 by

Summit Point Raceway hosts four races per season in the inRacingNews Challenge, the last of which comes in Week Ten on the full course layout. It’s one of the last opportunities for the Pontiac Solstices, Spec Racer Fords, and Mazda MX-5 Roadster drivers of the iRNC to move up in the standings, and the points … Read the Rest »

Southern Comfort

July 17th, 2012 by

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course is one of the few layouts to appear multiple times on the inRacingNews Challenge schedule, coming up in Week Three and Week Nine. In this, the second visit of the season, the Mazda MX-5 Roadster, Spec Racer Ford, and Pontiac Solstice drivers of the iRNC begin the final third of … Read the Rest »

Familiar Ground

July 9th, 2012 by

It’s not an inRacingNews Challenge season unless the series makes multiple visits to Summit Point Raceway. This season, the Pontiac Solstices, SpecRacer Fords, and Mazda MX-5 Roadsters of the iRNC visit the track four times, taking-on the Jefferson Course layout in Week Eight. With only eight of 12 weeks counting towards a driver’s championship score, … Read the Rest »