Phil Denes Takes the Win Over 24 Racers in the Final ABRS Pre-Season Sim Race

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Phil Denes’ profile on his Twitter page is simply “wheel steerer”. With his win this past Friday in the second of two pre-Championship sim races hosted by Allen Berg Racing Schools, plus his multiple wins in the Road to Indy esports events, Phil is proving that whether his race car is real or virtual, he is, in fact, a skilled wheel steerer. Phil has an incredible 45% winning percentage in his sim racing events. Phil is also a “sometimes” instructor at ABRS – schedules permitting. Keep up with Phil; Facebook: Phillippe Denes, Twitter, Insta @phillippedenes

Phil had his hands full with a diverse field of 25 fierce competitors and racing champions – real and virtual.

Finishing 2nd was ABRS lead instructor Matt Cresci, fresh off his win in the first Global MX-5 Cup esports event, and his pole position and a second-place finish at a NASA sanctioned sim race competing in Indy cars. Matt is the 2016 Mazda Road to 24 Shootout winner and is actively promoting his Ecobrap brand here: FB, Instagram, and YouTube: @ecobrap.

3rd place was national level karter, ABRS grad, and rapid sim racer Chase Outcault. Twitter and Insta: @chasout4 FB: Chase Outcault

American Seth Lee finished the 4th. We don’t know too much about Seth except he’s rather speedy in his green and white 2.0 litre F Renault!

Zac Burke, from Alberta, Canada, finished 5th. We’d call him an expert sim racer and he races the real thing in Canada as well. Zac won the very first sim race hosted by ABRS. There’s only one chance to be first!! Zac can be found at FB: Zac Burke.

6th pace finisher Jochen Repolust comes by his speed on the sim honestly as the founder of a unique sim racer haven called Base 51; LA’s First Premium Racing Simulation Venue & Restaurant Bar. FB: @Base51LosAngeles and Instagram: @Base.51

Mikhail Kalugin – another ABRS grad – ended up 7th. He comes from the tech sector and races hardware and software! FB, Twit and Insta: @fourdman

8th place went to Canadian Alex Maxwell. Alex is so fast we can’t find him anywhere on social.

ABRS instructor and kart racer Frankie Mossman finished 9th. Frankie finished 3rd in the ultra-competitive 2019 SKUSA California Pro Kart Challenge.

Rounding out the top-10 was Floridian Derek Suter who also is an ABRS grad. Derek is on FB: @derek.suter

Other Notables

19-year-old Bruno Carneiro who in 2019 competed in the Asian Formula Renault series with ART, in 2017-2018 in Japanese F3 and was the 2016 FIA F4 Chinese Champion. Bruno is @BrunoRacing21 on social.

Franco Colapinto joined us all the way from Argentina. Franco is the Spanish F4 Champ and is on social @FranColapinto

Special thanks to all who showed up; Ricardo Arruda (ABRS grad, racer), Ryan Pett, Dylan Denhaese (karting champ), Jaden Conwright (Asian F3, Porsche Carrera Cup, Carlin), Dan Fellows (Ron’s nephew… really, karter), Ethan Lampe (karting monster), Ciaran Breen, Ben Pelletaire (kart and bike racer), Richard Mason (New Zealand, racer), Mike Trojan, Austin Zetzman, Spencer Bucknum (ABRS instructor, US F4), and John Wechsler (endurance/sportscar racer)

Our three-race ABRS sim racing Championship starts this Friday. We will announce details, cars, venues, sponsors, and prizes this week. Stay tuned.

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Allen Berg ranks among Canada's top racing personalities. He won the Formula Pacific Tasman Championship, won at Silverstone against Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle in perhaps the greatest year ever in British Formula 3, and qualified for nine starts in F1, a record bettered among his countrymen only by Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve.

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