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Vilarinho Takes Another

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted May 16, 2009 at 10:54 pm Formula BMW

Today at Miller Motorsports Park, Giancarlo Vilarinho won his fourth consecutive Formula BMW-Americas race. The win moves him into a tie for first place with Gabby Chaves after six rounds. Michael Lewis put in a strong run, challenging Vilarinho throughout the race, to finish 2nd on the day. Gabby Chaves continued his string of podium finishes with a third place result. The top-three drivers have one thing in common–they all drive for the Formula BMW powerhouse Eurointernational.

There was a three-way tie for the hard charger title—-if you want to call it that—- as the three drivers improved a mere two positions. For the sake of my race coverage and driver promotion–we will go with it. Joao Horto (9th-7th), Barrett Mertins (10th-8th), and Wilson Philippe (11th-9th) all managed to improve two positions during the 15-lap race.

Full Results: Round Six

The drivers return to action tomorrow morning for Round 7. Stay tuned.


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