It was a winning weekend and a great start to the 2023 racing season for Doran Motorsports Group (DMG). Bringing a trio of drivers to the Formula Pro USA Winter Series Presented by Exclusive Racing, DMG left the famed Sonoma Raceway with four victories as two drivers dominated their respective divisions.
“It wasn’t an easy weekend for anyone. Lots of learning happened and some of our drivers learned the harder way than others. This is a tough sport with no mercy and Sonoma is not a track to forgive easily,” expressed DMG Team Boss Francois Doran. “The crew will be working hard all week to get ready for Thunderhill next weekend.”
With rain and a damp racing surface throughout the weekend, it was challenging conditions for F4 drivers Braydon Arthur and Daniel Quimby as David Burketh took on the weekend in the FR ranks. Despite challenging times, it was a winning weekend led by both Quimby and Burketh as each scored two race wins a piece to put Doran Motorsports Group at the pointy end of the championship standings midway through the Winter program.
Earning a pole position and two race wins to take a commanding championship point lead, Quimby steered his #24 DMG-prepared Ligier JSF4 to the front of the field in every official on-track session and drove to the top step of the podium, twice. While falling to second in Saturday’s wheel-to-wheel action only to his teammate Braydon Arthur, who also earned a pole position, Quimby inherited the lead due to a big off by the #68 DMG entry that severely damaged his race car.
“It was a tough weekend with both wet and dry conditions all weekend but overall, we had a solid weekend winning both races,” explained Daniel Quimby. “A big thanks to DMG for giving me the car to do that.”
While Quimby took two wins, it was his F4 teammate that was left leaving Sonoma behind in the point battle. While leading on Saturday, an incident caused significant damage to the Arthur-driven machine that forced him to miss qualifying on Sunday and sent him to race two with a freshly rebuilt car and a significant loss of track time.
Burketh was the dominant driver on the FR side of the DMG program scoring two pole positions and two victories in the challenging weekend. Much like his F4 teammate, Burketh topped every official on-track session in his class and heads to the series finale in charge of the FR championship standings.
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