Race Recap: MCSS Round 4 at Summit Point

NOV 14 – Summit Point Raceway

Round 4 of the Mermaids Charity Sprint Series hosted by Prismatic Motorsports was held at Summit Point Raceway, where 14 drivers took the green flag for 90 minutes of intense racing. Series points leader Emily Howe started from pole, with Kass Silliman in P2, followed by Yves Baltas in P3. +MVT Racing drivers Steven Carlile and Matt Zee qualified P4 and P6, respectively.

Race 1

Pole sitter Emily Howe commanded the field from start to finish in race 1, only surrendering the lead for a moment as the drivers cycled through their pit stops. Steven Carlile grabbed P2, followed by Lia van Stevelen in P3. Matt Zee was relegated to a P11 finish after a pit road fueling mishap, causing him to make an unscheduled stop.

Race 2

With the finishing order of race 1 inverted, Daktoa Canaday and Matt Zee led the field at the start and maintained their positions for the early portion of the event. Howe and Carlile had begun to work their way up the running order, but a mistake from Carlile entering turn 3 caused him to drop multiple spots, halting his progress.

His problems would continue over the remainder of the race, getting involved in an incident with Lilac Zier, and then losing the car completely while attempting to get back into the top 5. This final accident resulted in a required tow back to pit road, and ultimately a disappointing P10 finish.

Zee found similar trouble despite his strong early performance, losing his car on the exit of turn 10 and finishing in P12. It was not the start to his +MVT Racing tenure he would have liked, but he stated with confidence that the team would rebound next week and looks forward to Road Atlanta.

Emily Howe, Kass Silliman, and Lia van Stevelen secured the podium positions, and this marked the 6th victory for Howe, extending her point lead even further over Carlile and the rest of the field.

Final Results

CARLILE – Race 1: P2 /// Race 2: P10

ZEE – Race 1: P11 /// Race 2: P12

Sanctuary Spotlight – Peaceful Fields

Just 15 miles west of Summit Point Raceway in Winchester, lies Peaceful Fields Sanctuary – a home for many turkeys, chickens, ducks, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, and equines who have been rescued from the abuse and neglect of animal agriculture.

Their mission is to honor all of creation through providing a safe & forever home for farmed animals in need, so they can live free from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. A core aspect of this mission is to highlight the cruelty of animal agriculture through showcasing the personality and lives of their residents and engage in vegan outreach to prevent further harm.

Resident Watson

Peaceful Fields Sanctuary is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and they offer a number of ways you can help support their efforts and the animals in their care. You can volunteer, sponsor an animal, join their Patreon, make a one-time donation, or purchase some merch!

Please take a moment to visit their website, social media, or schedule a visit to see them if you’re ever in the area!

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