You have to go all the way. The fastest man in Korea for the 2023 season will be decided on Friday.
The final round of the 2023 CJ Logistics Super Race Championship was held on April 4 at Everland Speedway in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. The Super 6000 class had seven rounds and the GT class had six rounds. The final was a double-round event, with both qualifying and finals held on the same day.
In the Super 6000 class, Lee Chang-Wook (XStar Racing) took his third win of the season. Starting from the second row of the grid, Lee took advantage of a mistake by top-placed Jung Chung Chul (Nexen-Volgas Motorsport) at the start to move into the lead. He never relinquished the lead and was the first to take the chequered flag.
Lee also took home the CJ Logistics Fastest Lap Award, which is worth one additional driver point, and moved one step closer to the overall title.
The season championship is now a two-way tie between Lee Chan-joon (Xtar Racing, 116 points) and Lee Chang-wook (102 points). The two drivers are 2002 classmates and teammates who have grown up together since their karting days. Whoever wins will break the record for the youngest seasonal champion in the Super 6000 class. The previous youngest seasonal champion was Kim Jong-Gyeom in 2018, when he was just 27 years old.
“I think he’s my biggest rival,” Lee said after the race, “I think I have a lot to learn from him, and he’s the reason I’m this fast.” “I’m going to try to stop him from winning the title,” he said, adding, “I got first place today, which is my goal, so I have a chance to win the title.”
Lee is still the favorite to win the title. Regardless of Lee’s performance, he only needs to finish third or better in the eight-round final to clinch the title. For Lee, he’ll need to go all out in the final. He needs to earn all the points he can.
Rain is in the forecast for the 5th, the day of the final. It will be the first underwater race since Round 1 in 2021. There is also the possibility of slips and retirements. The fact that both drivers go into the final race with the same handicap weight (50 kilograms) could also be a factor in the battle for positions.
In the GT class, Lee Dong-ho (Eirein Motorsport) took his third win of the season. After setting the fastest time in qualifying and starting on the first row of the grid, Lee held off a late charge from runner-up Jung Kyung-hoon (BitR&D) to take the win.
With Lee’s victory, the GT class also moved to the final round to decide the season champion. The favorite to win the title is Jung Kyung-hoon. With his 카지노 second-place finish, he remains the points leader with a total of 109 points. The gap between him and second-place Lee Dong-ho is 89 points.
Jung needs just 10 points in the final match to become the champion for the sixth consecutive year. The race will also be significant as it will be the 100th GT class race since the inception of SuperRace.
The final round of the 2023 CJ Logistics Super Race Championship will be held at the same venue on May 5 to determine the champion. The GT class will start at 1:50pm and the Super 6000 at 3:10pm.