Western Conference, Super Touring Under
Marc Hoover, of Shingle Springs, Calif., was one of four Western Conference drivers to take the green in all eight conference races. His six wins in the Hooverspeed/Red Line Oil/NRA Mazda Miata, including back-to-back wins at Auto Club Speedway, Pacific Raceways and Portland International Raceway, propelled him to the Super Touring Under title.
Hoover suffered a dramatic DNF at Buttonwillow Raceway Park that saw the Mazda burn, but heady repair work had the car back in time for the next round. Hoover was perfect in qualifying, starting from the pole in each race.