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Date: Sun 10 Sep 2017

End of Season Review: GEICO Racing

It was an impressive rebuilding year for GEICO Racing as they claimed fifth despite it being Brian Mane’s first year in the driver’s seat.

The 2016 runners-up made a significant change before the season with Craig Wilson being replaced by Mane.

It was a great start to the season for the pair as they crossed the line second in Mane’s debut race in round one hosted off the shore of St Cloud. A pair of fifth-place finishes in the weekend’s remaining two races helped see them finish fourth, three points from a spot on the podium.

Another step forward was made in Jacksonville as GEICO Racing picked up their first race win of this year’s series. Two finishes in fourth, a seventh and sixth was a footnote compared to their success in race four when they saw off pressure from Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater and Team Barbados.

Round three in St Pete Beach was opened with a finish in sixth before going on to claim eighth, a pair of fifths to see them collect a 48 points tally but they also produced one the main talking points from the 2017 series as they made a miraculous save as they came close to flipping.

Sixth was a spot owned by GEICO on a short weekend in Sarasota next time out as they finished their in each of the three races ran.

In the fifth and final round of the series in Islamorada, GEICO were in the midst of a four-way battle for third in the weekend standings, eventually falling just six points short, level on 36 points with Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater.

Mane’s first season in the spot light was one he can look back on with pride as they were competitive throughout the learning process and are well set to be a team to watch in 2018.