Corey Fergus placed 4th in round 4 and 1st in rounds 5 and 6 of the Pirelli World Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. See the driver's press release below.
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (March 17, 2015) - Corey Fergus won his first career Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Touring Car (TC) class race Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in a thrilling drag race to the checkered flag where he edged out Adam Poland by .081 seconds, the closest margin of victory ever in the TC class.
In a standing start, the Columbus, Ohio-native started fourth in the 40-minute timed race. He passed two cars in a move to the outside at the drop of the green flag. He then settled into a rhythm ticking off the fastest laps of any driver on the track, chipping away at leader Ernie Francis Jr.’s lead.
A full course yellow on Lap 6 brought Fergus even closer to the leader. On the restart, he completed a pass for the lead.
Fergus eventually encountered traffic, and as a result was passed by fellow competitor Adam Poland. However, the 26-year-old made the pass back for the lead with five minutes left in the race. From there on, it was a fierce battle as Fergus received intense pressure from Poland before eventually taking the checkered flag for his first PWC win.
“It was a much more exciting race than I wanted it to be,” Fergus said. “I had a great standing start going from fourth to second in the first turn. From there on there was never a gap in the action. I was constantly battling for position whether going for the lead or defending it.”
Fergus turned the fastest lap of the race as well, earning him his first pole starting position for the third TC class race today.
“The Motorsports Promotions crew did a great job making some changes overnight to give me a better car today for the second race,” Fergus said. “Everything just went our way today. It feels great to get my first win in Pirelli World Challenge, and I’m ready for more.”
Fergus will be back on track in the No. 00 USLED/AxisRoofing/AERO™/RSS Porsche Cayman Sunday for the third and final 40-minute TC class timed race of the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Watch live at 7:55 a.m. ET at www.world-challengetv.com and follow @CorwinFergus on Twitter and Facebook for the latest trackside updates.
Press release and photo courtesy of Wiggs PR and Corey Fergus