2016 IRONMAN winter sprint
super heavy division - Results
New for 2016, the IRONMAN Winter Sprint format consists of a 2-lap qualifying session, followed by a 10-lap race and then a 40-minute race with two mandatory kart swaps.
Competitors in tonight’s IRONMAN Winter Sprint Super Heavy Division event didn’t have to battle the cold temperatures or snow flurries as previous weeks, but a steady mist of rain and wet racing surface instead. However, tonight’s SOLD OUT field of Super Heavy Division drivers still fought the same grueling, 40-minute endurance race to determine who would take the IRONMAN title.
The key to defeating our new IRONMAN Winter Sprint format is certainly to outlast, out-will and out-drive the competition. This week, Todd Shockman rose to the top to win our inaugural IRONMAN Winter Sprint Super Heavy Division event.
Kyle Kercher took the victory in the 10-lap Sprint Race after a solid qualifying effort put him on the pole and allowed him to lead from flag-to-flag. Todd Shockman and Mace Copeland rounded out the top-three in the Sprint Race.
Next, competitors began with a standing start for the 40-minute enduro finale. It was Todd Shockman who schooled the field with his rain-racing skills to take the win in the 40-minute Enduro, winning by over seven seconds on second place of Kyle Kercher and Michael Cook in third.
However, the overall IRONMAN winner is determined through combined points of both races, giving Shockman the overall win followed by Kercher in second and Cook in third.
Congrats and “Thank You!” to all of our diehard competitors for completing the IRONMAN!