|Enough of that calm! We have an event to decide!|
The battle for Third Place was another NA V8 against the Garrett Turbocharged I6, as Daigo Saito in the Achilles Tire Lexus SC430 had his V8 hunting rifle pointed squarely at Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Drink/Hankook Tires Nissan 370Z. While many of the Third Place battles have come down to a one more time, this time the winner was determined by one battle. Again, the lack of knowledge of the course meant that Forsberg had the advantage and that is what leads to Chris Forsberg winning Third Place and the first driver to prevent Daigo Saito from gaining a podium. It also meant that the points loss that JTP will suffer will be minimal.
|Chris Forsberg brings Daigo's podium streak to an end! Forsberg gets Third Place!|
This has always been great battles before and now we would see it again. Vaughn Gittin, Jr, in the Monster Energy/Falken Tire Ford Mustang facing up against the Discount Tire/Falken Tire Nissan 240SX of Daijiro Yoshihara. In each battle of recent history, Daijiro was declared the winner. However, this battle would not prove to be consistent with history. Vaughn Gittin, Jr, with the horsepower of a Roush Ford V8 would prove to be too much and be able to hold door-to-door with Daijiro. Vaughn Gittin, Jr would be your Round 4 at Wall Speedway winner for 2012!
|Throwing Down! Dai gives it his all against JR…|
|In the end, it wasn't enough…|
|Vaughn Gittin, Jr, your Round 4 winner at Wall Speedway!|
With that Second Place for Daijiro Yoshihara, the point race is now tight again with only 51 points between him and Pawlak. It also means that there is only 13 points between JTP and Daigo Saito. Vaughn Gittin’s victory puts him in Fourth Place in points, with only 12 points separating him and Daijiro and only 63 points out of First! It’s tight again, folks! 2012 is shaping up to be 2011 all over again. I’ll see all of you at Seattle!
First Place – Vaughn Gittin, Jr
Second Place – Daijiro Yoshihara
Third Place – Chris Forsberg
Points Standings as of Round 4: 1. Justin Pawlak – 342, 2. Daigo Saito – 329, 3. Daijiro Yoshihara – 291
|Before I leave I must add… PENGUIN!|