Mike Bonanni, Dai Yoshihara win MPTCC Round 3 at Cal Speedway!

Mike Bonanni, Dai Yoshihara win MPTCC Round 3 at Cal Speedway!

Mike Bonanni, Dai Yoshihara win MPTCC Round 3 at Cal Speedway!

MotoIQ Staff Report

Mike Bonanni in the Berk Technology BMW 135i pulled off a threepeat in the third round of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Challenge.  Bonanni won the Tuner Over class which had a light field thinned by the attrition of three entrants in qualifying and practice. 

Mike Bonanni, Dai Yoshihara win MPTCC Round 3 at Cal Speedway!
The green flag falls and Bonanni in the Berk BMW jumps out in the lead!

Bonanni won after a terrific crowd pleasing battle with Formula D drifter Carl Rydqust in the City Tire Nissan 350Z, swapping the lead many times over the duration of the race before gaining control with two laps left for the win.

Mike Bonanni, Dai Yoshihara win MPTCC Round 3 at Cal Speedway!
The faster more powerful TO cars gap the TU cars quickly.

Current Formula D points leader Dai Yoshihara lead every lap of the Tuner Under race in the Team MotoIQ/GTI Technical Innovations/Technosquare/ Jim Wolf Technology Nissan Sentra.  Yoshihara dominated the race despite a brief fight for the lead with the APD Motosports/Honda Racing Development Acura TSX driven by Brian Smith.

Mike Bonanni, Dai Yoshihara win MPTCC Round 3 at Cal Speedway!
The 4 anticipated favorites to win TU, Mike Kojima in the lead with Team MotoIQ teammate Dai Yoshihara on the inside.  Brian Smith in control of third in the APD Motorsports Acura TSX and Richard Ho in the APM Racing Acura RSX in 4th.  These 4 were quite a bit faster in practice and qualifying over the other TU entrants.

 

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