Eastern Conference Majors Visits Summit Point
Green Flags: Jeffrey Werth missed the VIR rounds and fell out of the American Sedan point lead. He won the opening four rounds, however, and is back again this weekend with an eye on reclaiming the top spot… Robbie Davis also missed VIR, but is undefeated in B-Spec and leads the Championship… Jacek Mucah, in C Sports Racing, is five for six this year and has yet to finish off the podium…Chuck Moran has yet to win in Formula Continental, but a string of podium finishes has him at the top of the point lead…Paul Schneider has moved to the Formula Enterprises lead on the strength of five top-two finishes…Stevan Davis has two wins and three runner-up finishes to climb to the top of the Formula Vee championship…Stevan Lustig has three GT-3 wins and leads his class point standings…Bradley Davis has four podiums, including a win. A strong performance at Summit Point in H Production will move him to the lead… Danny Steyn’s lone finish off the podium was a fifth place at VIR. He’s currently handling the Spec Miata field…George Winkler has two wins and a point lead in Touring 1, driving a Ford Mustang…Matthew Pullano has made the most of the four races he’s entered, winning them all and climbing to the Touring 2 lead…Brian Kleeman will hold the Touring 3 lead this weekend with a strong performance. He has already scored four podiums this season… Brian Price is also three for four in the events that he’s entered, giving him the Touring 4 lead.
Family Fun: Summit Point Motorsports Park is open for spectators at this weekend’s Eastern Conference Majors Tour. Tickets are available at the gate for just $25 for the weekend, and include access to the grandstands and paddock to get up close and personal with the race cars. Children 12 and under are free.
Reaching The Summit: The Eastern Conference Majors Tour has reached the halfway point of the season, and heads north beginning this weekend for the final three events. With each weekend a doubleheader, Summit Point is followed on the schedule by New Jersey Motorsports Park and the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour at Watkins Glen International.
Nearly 170 cars are on the entry list heading into the weekend. In addition to a host of SCCA Club Racing National Champions, former SCCA Pro Racing Champions Todd Lamb (Spec Miata, Super Touring Lite) and Scott Rettich (Formula Enterprises, Spec Racer Ford) and SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am race winner Amy Ruman (GT-1) are on the entry list.
The Dawn Of An Era: In September 2012, the Sports Car Club of America rolled out the U.S. Majors Tour as the top level of amateur racing in this country. With events coast-to-coast and split into four Conferences, the Eastern Conference season continues this weekend with Rounds Seven and Eight of 12. Drivers are coming from all over the east coast to participate in the weekend, featuring an enhanced race experience for drivers and fans, from pre-race to post-race activities.
SCCA Club Racers – The Best In The Country: There many amateur road racing groups in the United States, but the clear leader of top drivers is with the SCCA. Though most are weekend warriors who take vacations from their full-time jobs to attend races, it’s a craft taken seriously. Bobby Rahal, Mark Donohue, Roger Penske, Michael Andretti, and actor/driver Paul Newman got their start in SCCA Club Racing. More recently, you could have seen current stars Boris Said, Graham Rahal, Sam Hornish or J.R. Hildebrand at an SCCA Club race. This weekend features National Champions, professional race winners and series champions, and up-and-coming stars on the entry list.
U.S. Majors Tour Eastern Conference - Rounds Seven and Eight of 12
Summit Point Motorsports Park
10-turn, 2.0-mile road course
Seven Race Groups
Friday, May 3 at 1:20 p.m. (25 minutes, times good for both races), Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 a.m. (15 minutes), Sunday May 5 at 8:00 a.m. (15 minutes)
Seven group races: Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, following qualifying
Timing/Scoring: Live Timing & Scoring, lap notes and streaming track PA audio via the SCCA® Pit Board are available for all sessions through www.scca.com/sccalive.