Coming into the weekend William Ferguson had two very strong results from the previous rounds at Laguna Seca. With only two races under his belt, the rookie and the World Speed Motorsports / VMB Driver Development crew pulled off 2nd and 1st place finishes in the two rounds respectively. With more than half the field being under the World Speed tent, the team was looking to finish quite well this time around.
Since there was no practice day, the drivers had only one session to break in themselves and their cars with a single warm up session before Qualifying. After the 7 lap session Spencer Bucknum came out on top with fellow WSM/VMB teammate Courtney Crone in 2nd and William Ferguson in 3rd, as well as WSM teammate Cooper Becklen close behind in 4th. With Ferguson struggling in Qualifying the previous round, he was looking to redeem himself and did so by coming out of qualifying on top with the pole position. Courtney Crone qualified second with Becklin and Buckman in the 3rd and 4th spots.
The start of race one did not go well for the inside row of Ferguson and Becklin. With a bit of miscommunication from the flaggers the green was flown even before the final corner. Unfortunately for Ferguson, this led to the outside row of Crone and Bucknum getting around the pole sitter before he had even reached the start/finish line. Ferguson made quick work of Bucknum and was right on Crone’s gearbox for the remainder of the race. However, due to excessive blocking he was unable to get around Crone and finished 2nd place with Becklin 3rd, a podium lock out for World Speed Motorsports.
Day 2 showed a much better outcome off the start for Ferguson. After holding his position through turns 2, 3 and 4, he was able to clear a gap to second and maintained it for nearly the entire race. Challenged by Bucknum on the last two laps, Ferguson was able to hold his ground and took home the win for World Speed Motorsports and VMB Driver Development, followed by Bucknum in 2nd and Crone in 3rd.
With such a strong weekend the rookie, William Ferguson, will be looking forward to more weekends like this and says, “Although Bucknum has already clinched the championship with this momentum we can’t wait for the next round at Thunderhill on October 23rd and 24th. Hopefully we will be able to produce another positive result like this weekend to finish off an amazing first season, even if it was only a partial season".
Thank you WorldSpeed, VMB Driver Development Acadamy, and Chegg® for this fantastic opportunity!