There were some almost unbeatable results for Speed Car at the second round of the 2017 Spanish Autocross Championship, held on the 22nd and 23rd of April at Lleida. The Industrias Lahoz built cars crossed the finish line first in the three categories they were entered in, they also took five of the nine podium positions.
In Division III, Juanjo Aranda won at the wheel of the TTR, in Car Cross first place went to Juan José Moll's Xtrem with David Casadevall third. In the Juniors Pepe Arqué finished ahead of all the competitors, with Joan Salichs third, both driving Xtrems. Sadly, Arqué was later disqualified but that still meant there were two Speed Cars in the top three of the Junior class, as Salichs was then classified in second position and Ares Lahoz was promoted to third.
Juan José Aranda is establishing himself as one of the main title contenders in Division III of the National Autocross series. After starting the season with a second place at Motorland, the Speed Car TTR driver scored a commanding win at Lleida, where he crossed the finish line in first position, more than six seconds ahead of the next rival.
With this win, Aranda now leads the overall standings of the championship, with 50 points, 7 more than his closest follower, while the third man is already 22 points behind the Speed Car driver.-> Division III results (pdf file)
It was total superiority by Juan José Moll in Car Cross with the Speed Car Xtrem. The current champion of this category arrived at Lleida as the leader after having won at Alcañiz, and he consolidated his first position in the championship with a clear victory in the second round of the season. The Escudería Mollerusa driver scored the maximum possible points after being fastest in qualifying and then winning his heats and the final. A total of 30 points that, added to the 23 scored at Aragón, means he's way ahead at the front of the championship standings, with 15 points more than the second man.
The win for Moll in the final also included the fastest lap for him and he was comfortably clear, as, at the wheel of his Xtrem, he crossed the line with a more than seven seconds advantage over his closest rival.
Another Speed Car driver, David Casadevall, was also on the podium after finishing third, a result that allows him to take the same position in the championship.
Three more Speed Car also made the final for the top 15 of the weekend, where the Industrias Lahoz built single seaters where again in the majority. The Xtrem driven by Joaquín Fontá finished sixth, while Pau Aulet was ninth and Jordi Nualart completed the eight laps of the race in 13th position.
Four Speed Car Xtrem crossed the finish line among the top five in the final race of the Junior category, in a new showing of the Industrias Lahoz cars speed and the skill of his drivers.
The first place at the end of the eight laps was for Pepe Arqué, who celebrated from the top spot of the podium, with another Speed Car driver, Joan Salichs, on the third step of the rostrum.
Sadly, Pepe wasn’t be able to take the points of his win as he was later disqualified after scrutineering, giving Salichs second position and with Ares Lahoz third, who finished just a second behind his brand mate, closely followed by Pol Catalá to complete the treble of Xtrems classified in the top 4.
Yet another Speed Car más, driven by Eduard Bañeres, finished ninth.