Northern Conference, Spec Racer Ford and Formula Enterprise
Scott Rettich, of Camden, Ohio, did the highly unlikely, in winning two U.S. Majors Tour Northern Conference titles in the same season. He ended up beating out some of the top drivers in the nation not only once, but twice, to take the Spec Racer Ford and the Formula Enterprises titles.
Even after winning two championships, driving the No. 17 Alliance Autosport/Springboro Car Wash/PDI Communications Spec Racer Ford and the No. 71 Allicance Autosport/PDI Communications Formula Enterprise, Rettich had only gracious things to say about his fellow competitors.
“It certainly means a lot to us to come away with both the Spec Racer Ford and the Formula Enterprises Northern Conference Majors Championship,” Rettich said. “The competition was very strong and we enjoyed the new format.”
Aside from competing in two classes, this was a transition year for Rettich and his team both at and away from the track.
“This was our first full season as a Spec Racer Ford and Formula Enterprises SCCA Enterprises Customer Service Representative,” Rettich said. “It was the first season that we really worked hard to build up our rental car business and parts business.
“Expanding from a racing team to a racing team and racing business certainly presented many new challenges, but we feel that we did a great job with both and we have the 2013 results to prove it.”
While the logistics of a racing business may have been at the forefront of memories from this past season, Rettich also had some stand-out moments from the June Sprints at Road America.
“In Formula Enterprises, we had a very rare mechanical issue and had to change the engine,” Rettich said. “That caused us to miss the first round of qualifying and we only had eight laps in the car leading into the race. As usual, the Alliance Autosport team did an excellent job getting the car ready and we were able to win the race!
“Winning in Spec Racer Ford is always a challenge, but to beat over 50 other competitors to win the June Sprints for the fourth year in a row was very special to us!”
In SRF, Rettich scored six podium finishes in as many races. His record included double wins at Michigan International Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and a single win at Road America. He also brought home a third-place finish at Road America. In addition, Rettich was the fastest qualifier three times.
In FE, Rettich had a spotless record, winning the five races in which he entered from the pole. That included two wins each at MIS and Mid-Ohio with single at Road Amercia.
Considering all the changes the team dealt with, Rettich had some very key people to thank for his success in 2013.
“I have to thank my parents, my fiancé, Rebecca Shackelford, and my sponsors: PDI Communication Systems, Springboro Car Wash and Redline Oil,” Rettich said. “I would also like to thank the entire Alliance Autosport team including Suren Tchobanian, Al Hostettler, Joe Heretta, Nigel Mathias, Ron Dick, Ned Morrell, Ray Rivard, Zach Rivard and all of our customers.”