Bertil Roos Racing School graduate Cameron Das continued his progression through the racing ranks over the weekend by wrapping up a strong season in the Euroformula Open Championship at Barcelona, Spain.
Fellow Bertil Roos graduate Dev Gore also showed promise in the series, earning a top-10 finish in the year’s final race.
Das, an 18-year-old graduate from Baltimore, qualified fifth in the first of two weekend races and battled in the top five throughout the race before ending with a sixth-place run. He followed it up by qualifying seventh and finishing fifth in the second race. Das put up a hard charge to battle David Schumacher for fourth in the closing laps.
Driving the No. 28 Dallara for the British-based Carlin team, Das was the highest ranking American in the series. He posted four podium finishes and finished the year with seven top-five finishes over 16 races to place fifth in the final point standings.
Brazilian driver Felipe Drugovich dominated the series in winning the championship, while Das was a steady performer throughout the year with only two finishes outside the points.
It was a natural progression for Das, who won nine of 15 races to capture the 2016 U.S. Formula 4 Championship. He moved to the BRDC British Formula 3 in 2017 with the Carlin team which counts four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power among its alumni.
Gore, a 21-year-old Atlanta resident, made his debut with the Carlin team earlier this season at Silverstone, and he ran the second half of the Euroformula Open schedule. Despite playing catch-up to the field, he scored points in four events and posted top-10 finishes in the final two events at the Spanish tracks of Jerez and Barcelona.
Both drivers count their Bertil Roos experience as a major factor in racing in the prestigious European series, and driving for the Carlin team.
Gore worked his way up through the different levels of karting before attending Bertil Roos Racing School, the nation’s leading school for instruction in the highly intricate and technical form of road racing.
After graduation, Gore competed in the Bertil Roos Racing Series where he won two races. He also has competed in the Formula 1600 Super Series, the Toyota Tires F1600 Championship and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
For everyone from the hobbyist to those who want to be like Das and Gore competing in the highest levels of motorsports, visit the Bertil Roos Racing School website at http://www.racenow.com or call 1-800-RACE-NOW.