NASA National Chairman, Ryan Flaherty, took the pole for Honda Challenge 1 for Saturday’s race with a time of 1:46.392. In Honda Challenge 2 Samuel Rothschild of Riverside, Calif., grabbed pole by .303 seconds over Joe Landry. Carlos Valenzuela took the pole in Honda Challenge 4 by 3.683 seconds. Flaherty won from pole in Honda Challenge 1. He made it look easy because he was the only H1 car in the field. HC2 was not so easy with 12 cars in the field. Landry won in HC2, driving his 2004 Acura TSX over ex-drag race star Stephan Papadakis by over 10 seconds. Valenzuela dominated HC-4 winning by more than a lap in his Honda CRX. On Sunday, Landry got the pole in HC2 by .071 seconds over Loren Fancy. Valenzuela of Garden Grove got another pole position in his HC4 CRX. Valenzuela won by more than 30 seconds in Honda Challenge 4. Rothschild started third in his Honda CRX and got a great start and almost lost a mirror trying to squeeze between Landry’s TSX and the wall. After dicing with Landry he won by .401 seconds in HC2. “It was a lot of fun, and I will take second any day,” said Landry after the race. Rothschild was excited with his result. “I’ve never driven so hard for so long,” he said. “That was a lot of fun. What an awesome weekend.” Rothschild’s and Landry’s tires were done after about four laps and they were trying to conserve them as much as possible. Valenzuela won by more than 30 seconds in HC4.
With only one car in Honda Challenge 1, NASA National Chairman Ryan Flaherty took first place on Saturday
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