When a driver spends years committing themselves to growth & improvement, it's an incredible sight to see them realizing that potential, finally racking up the wins, poles, podiums, & points en route to championship challenges & more.
Matthew Stotts managed to see this through in May, his talent shining through on multiple surfaces, & multiple games.
He kicked off his biggest moments of May with a victory in the fourth annual ARC Ice Race, laying the slightest of bumpers to Fidel Fabian in the eleventh hour, after a back & forth battle on the icy surface.
This was a snapshot of what was to come, as his victories in May all seemed to come from the most difficult of circumstances. Only a week later, Stotts completed his second victory of the month, and his 12th career victory, holding off the field in a carnage-filled race at Long Beach, holding strong as others faltered.
His slick-driving ability came back as he claimed his first career victory in ARC Formula 1, the series that ARC drivers strive to be victorious in, launching his championship challenge back on track in a wet race at the Barcelona circuit. Despite having to exercise patience behind Joshua Bowditch, he pulled off an excellent move in Turn 4, blasting past & never looking back despite 3 safety cars, trying their best to reel him in.
His fourth win of the month was a statement of ownership over the Barcelona circuit, showing up to the delayed Porsche Cup event on PC2 at the Spanish track, pulling off an excellent undercut on Dylan Bahm to lay claim to his first career ARC Porsche SuperCup victory, sweeping the weekend & claiming the points lead.
it's important to focus on making strides as a driver, & the payoff showed in the biggest way for Matthew Stotts in May.