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Thrilling Action at Road Atlanta: Recap of the PSSA Revolution Cup Racing Weekend

Last weekend, the Revolution Cup in the Prototype Sprint Series Association (PSSA) returned to the location of their inaugural race at Road Atlanta. A remarkable turnout of 18 prototypes vied for the top spot on the podium, marking a 300% increase in competition compared to just a year ago. Among the returning drivers were Zac Moseley, Marc Russell, and Marco Cencetti from Classic Car Club Racing, piloting their Revolution 500SCs, alongside Judd Miller III, the 2024 East Championship leader, representing Esses Racing.


The weekend kicked off with a surprise announcement at Friday morning's drivers briefing: due to impending weather, FP1 would serve as a qualifying session. Swift adjustments by the engineers resulted in the Revolutions being tuned for speed on low fuel, enabling Marco Cencetti to clinch provisional Pole Position with an impressive lap time of 1:19.520, outpacing his nearest rival, Raiden Nicol in his Radical SR10, by a substantial margin of 0.600 seconds. This lap time was nearly a second faster than the previous year's best Revolution lap.




The originally scheduled qualifying session 1 on Friday which was in the afternoon did turn out to be wet and 3 Revolutions set to the track to get some rain laps in just in case the race turned out to be wet.


Judd Miller set the fastest time of the session with a 1:40.4 followed by Marc Russell. Unfortunately, Zac Moseley hit a patch of standing water exiting Turn 12 and spun impacting the concrete barrier. Thanks to the toughness of the Revolution there was minor damage that was repaired after the session.

 

The final chance for a change in qualifying came Saturday morning but overnight rain meant that the track was fully green and was in a drying condition. No driver went faster in the session, meaning Cencetti would get the pole.

 

Race 1 Saturday saw Cencetti start in P2 overall behind the Judd-powered V10 Panoz on the outside of the front row. This meant that Nicol starting P3 would have the inside line. Nicol made a fantastic start and jumped ahead of Cencetti who looked down the inside into Turn 1. Nicol was able to hold off Cencetti with consistent fast laps but Cencetti made him work for the PS1 class win. Classic Car Manhattan registered Cencetti in the PS1-Pro Class noting that they want to make the racing about the Amateur drivers. Judd Miller finished in P2 in PS1 followed by Zac Moseley in P3 who had a great battle with the Cadillac DPi of Jacek Mucha.



 

Race 2 on Sunday saw a lot of caution laps as an unfortunate incident just before the start between two PS3 competitors caused a long clean up. The race resumed with Cencetti and Nicol running their fastest race laps of the weekend and finished in the same order as Saturday.



The final race of the weekend was the 1 hour enduro in which Zac Moseley took the chequered flag in P1 overall. The Enduro features cars from all classes participating in the event and includes a mandatory 5 minute pitstop. Moseley now has back to back overall enduro wins at Road Atlanta.

 

Revolution Driver Standings after Road Atlanta:

 

East Championship: (after 2 rounds)

 

  • P1 - Judd Miller 72 points

  • P2 - Zac Moseley 34 points

  • P4 - Marc Russell 14 points

West Championship: (after 1 round)

  • P1 - Ron Fletcher 48 points

  • P2 - Chris Hinojosa 36 points

  • P3 - Doug Ramirez 9 points

 

Looking ahead, the series shifts back to the West Coast with events at Sonoma Raceway on April 18-21 and Laguna Seca on May 2-5, followed by the East/West Combined race at Road America on June 28-30.




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