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Incredible season and double-championship for our man Abraham Calderón! He wins the 2017 NASCAR PEAK V8 Mexico Series for the second time AND the 2017 Freightliner Truck Series for the second time in a row. Congrats Abraham!!!
It was enough for Abraham Calderón to finish in fourth place this Sunday in the grand final of the championship, played in an overcrowded Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, to seal the title as a fitting culmination to a brilliant season.
After starting in the eighth position, the Telcel drivers made a very consistent and, above all, intelligent race, knowing that what mattered today was not the checkered flag – he had already won five in the season – but the coveted championship. With victories in Puebla, Aguascalientes, Pachuca, Guadalajara and Tuxtla Gutiérrez, this season was, nevertheless, the confirmation of Calderón as a first-class driver in the team led by Jimmy Morales, as he achieved a title with great authority, a lot of maturity and moments of inspiration at the wheel.
With this great journey throughout the campaign, Abraham made the grand final of the championship a mere formality, as Rubén Rovelo, who barely finished in eighth, was supposed to win and expect a catastrophe from the Telcel driver in the capital’s one mile (1,609 kilometers) oval. That catastrophe never came. Abraham had rhythm to move among the pointers, but it was not necessary, he just had to stay away from problems in a mostly flat layout, which historically causes serious problems to the contenders.
The title of the stellar category of Telcel Presents NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series was not the only one for him, since, in the Tractor Trucks, the asphalt monsters finished in the fourth position and won a second championship of the spectacular category. « We made it, » said Calderón, « we are two-time champions in NASCAR and two-time champions in Tracts, we do not have the excitement, I’m very happy, it was a great season, quite difficult. » Euphoric at the end of the day in the capital building, he acknowledged that « Telcel team worked very hard, this is thanks to them, behind the cars there are many people who work to get to the track and have fast cars. They make it possible, this I dedicated to God, to my family, to my girlfriend, to all of them. »
Text by: www.escuderiatelmex.com