SCCA - News http://www.scca.com/news/ Sports Car Club of America Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:30:02 GMT Peters wins Super Challenge at SCCA Tire Rack National Solo Event at El Toro http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52344 <p><strong>IRVINE, Calif. (April 1, 2015) &ndash;</strong> The SCCA Tire Rack ProSolo season made its official start this past weekend at El Toro, after an aborted event in Blytheville, Arkansas, caused by extreme winter weather. Brian Peters, of Litchfield Park, Arizona, took the Super Challenge win in what may be the final event at the site, as the area is set to undergo commercial development later this year. Shelly Monfort, of Saratoga, California, was the Ladies Challenge winner.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;">An event attendance record was set as 235 entrants made their way to El Toro, which has become a favorite competition spot for Southern California autocrossers. The previous record was 234, set just two years ago.</span></p> <p>Cal Club Region played host to the event, which included a Friday night welcome party. The weather conditions were a non-issue, featuring clear, sunny skies throughout the event.</p> <p>Peters (E Street Prepared, ProParts USA Ford Mustang) began his march to the final round of bracket competition from the third overall seed. That seeding was a result of fast runs in the class-based portion on the meet, held Saturday and Sunday morning.</p> <p>In the first round, Peters defeated No. 30 seed Ryan Johnson (Super Street Prepared, Ryno Management Inc./Blackwatch Racing Lotus Elise). Peters&rsquo; next matchup was against Tom Harrington (Kart Modified, Seventh-Gear.com Honda CRG Road Rebel). Peters got the best of Harrington and moved to the quarterfinal round.</p> <p>As one of the final eight drivers, Peters was pitted against Navid Kahangi (H Street, Edge Motorworks Ford Fiesta ST). Peters downed Kahangi to advance to the semi-finals against Michael Heinitz (Street Touring FWD, Acura RSX Type-S). Peters emerged the victor, earning the opportunity to face Jeff Kiesel for the Super Challenge win.</p> <p>Kiesel (Race Tire Index 1, Seventh-Gear.com KFR Turbo Sprite) earned his way to the final after starting the bracket competition as the top overall seed. He took out Leonard Cachola (E Street, Mazda Miata) in the first round.</p> <p>In the second round, Kiesel took out Steve O&rsquo;Blenes (B Street Prepared, Roccos Pizza/Miataroadster.net/West End Mazda Miata), and moved on to face Jonathan Lugod (Street Touring Ultra, OS Giken/Bridgestone/LOT USA/ARE Chevrolet Corvette) in the quarters.</p> <p>After beating Lugod, Kiesel met Chris Cox (F Street, Mike Maier Inc. Ford Mustang) in the semi-finals. Keisel bested Cox, earning a spot in the Super Challenge bracket final opposite Peters.</p> <p>Once the dust settled, Peters proved to be quickest driver of the two. In the third-place runoff, Cox completed to podium after winning the matchup with Heinitz.</p> <p>&ldquo;It was a great weekend continuing strong momentum coming off a successful San Diego National Tour,&rdquo; Peters said. &ldquo;Winning the Challenge was especially satisfying given three second-place Challenge finishes, in the past.</p> <p>&ldquo;John Hogan&rsquo;s Mustang was working well this weekend, which allowed me to pull up to the line each time with my focus solely on execution. Ending up with late round pairings against some of the drivers I respect the most, such as Michael Heinitz and Jeff Keisel, pushed me to dig unforgettably deep.&rdquo;</p> <p>Monfort (Ladies Class 2, StranoParts.com Ford Focus ST) started as the third seed in the Ladies Challenge bracket. In her opening-round matchup, she took out Mindi Cross (Ladies Class 3, Scion Racing/JDL Auto Design Scion FRS) to move to the semi-final round.</p> <p>There Monfort met, and downed, Kristen Acharya (CUSCO/FRSport/TheRacersStore.com Scion FRS). In the final, Monfort met Christine Grice (Ladies Class 1, Berry Family Racing/ChaseCam Mitsubishi Evo IX).</p> <p>En route to the final, Grice won matchups against Lisa Berry (Ladies Class 3, BMW 325 IS) and Teddie Alexandrova (Ladies Class 3, Roswell Driving Academy Nissan 350Z), respectively.</p> <p>Monfort wound up taking the bracket win over Grice, while Acharya completed the podium after beating Alexandrova in the third-place runoff.</p> <p>&ldquo;It feels great - and oddly familiar - to take the Ladies Challenge win in the first event of the season,&rdquo; Monfort said. &ldquo;I took the win last year at the first Pro event in Washington, D.C. in another Focus.</p> <p>&ldquo;I hope to get at least one more Pro event under my belt in L2 this year. I like campaigning the Focus because I'm least experienced in FWD cars, and because it's an affordable and practical current car that is also fun to race, which is good for our sport. As for a points championship, I'd love to go after it! It usually comes down to the finale for me, and I know I will have fantastic skilled women to compete with no matter what car I'm driving.&rdquo;</p> <p>Dennis Trevino (Street Touring Xtreme, Hank Yamfang Honda Civic Si), of El Cajon, California, was the winner of the Bonus Challenge bracket.</p> <p>The next stop for the SCCA Tire Rack ProSolo series is scheduled for April 25-26, in Crows Landing, California.</p> <p>For additional information on the El Toro ProSolo event, including full results, visit http://www.scca.com/events/index.cfm?eid=8384. More information on the SCCA Tire Rack National Solo Program can be found at www.SCCA.com/Solo.</p> <p>Like SCCA on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCCAOfficial and follow the Club on Twitter @SCCAOfficial</p> Solo Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Inaugural Ourally Alpine Road Rally Comes to Colorado Oct. 4-8 http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52343 <p>Five Scenic Byways, seven major mountain passes, blazing fall colors and Victorian small town charm combine to woo car enthusiasts to Colorado for the inaugural Ourally Alpine Road Rally and Tour this fall.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;">Scheduled for Oct. 4-8, during the height of the fall color season, the Ourally is based in beautiful Ouray, Colorado, and features over 1,100 miles of driving over five days on some of the most legendary mountain highways in the country, including Molas Pass, Red Mountain Pass, Wolf Creek Pass and Lizard Head Pass.</span></p> <p>Some call these passes treacherous, others call them stunning. We'll let you decide.</p> <p>Each day of the Ourally features a unique loop drive starting and ending in Ouray. The routes trace five of Colorado&rsquo;s most legendary Scenic Byways, showcasing scenery ranging from rugged mountains and deep alpine valleys to sun-baked red rock country.</p> <p>Along the way, rally participants will pass through over a dozen historic communities including Durango, Redstone, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, Ridgway, Gateway, Grand Junction, Telluride, Dolores, Silverton, Pagosa Springs, Lake City, Paonia and Carbondale.</p> <p>The rally also takes in natural wonders like the Weminuche Wilderness, Unaweep Canyon and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and cultural attractions such as the historic mining districts of the San Juan Mountains, the Anasazi ruins of Mesa Verde, and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.</p> <p>All funds raised will benefit the Wright Opera House, a 126-year-old performing arts venue that provides a center for the arts in Ouray.</p> <p>Entrance fee is $500 per vehicle, with a limit of 50 vehicles for the inaugural Ourally! The entrance fee will cover a welcome cocktail party and banquet on Oct 5, breakfasts each day, post tour social/cocktail party each evening and an awards banquet the final night, Oct 8.For more information or to register online, visit www.ourally.com. Registration will be open the last week in March.</p> <p><strong><u>ABOUT THE ROUTES:</u></strong></p> <p><em><strong>5 Scenic Byways</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Unaweep-Tabeguache</strong><br /> A fabulous journey through history, geology, culture and nature awaits you on the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway (UTB). The UTB is located in western Colorado, south of the city of Grand Junction. It extends from Whitewater to Placerville, Colorado, passing through the communities of Gateway, Naturita, Nucla, Redvale and Norwood. Twisted monoliths and ancient lands bear dinosaur bones and mineral treasures, while the Hanging Flume and the Driggs Mansion tell of human endeavors in a challenging landscape.</p> <p><strong>San Juan</strong><br /> If byways could claim royal lineage, this one would probably rule them all. Start with the major towns along the route &ndash; Durango, a well-preserved descendant of the Old West; picturesque Telluride, renowned for world-class skiing and film, jazz, and bluegrass festivals; and Silverton and Ouray, Victorian jewels tucked in deep alpine valleys. Add another crown &ndash; Mesa Verde National Park, home to one of the densest collections of prehistoric ruins in the U.S. &ndash; and five million acres of undisturbed national forest. Then there are the roads....</p> <p><strong>Silver Thread</strong><br /> The colorful old mining camps of the Silver Thread offer history, scenic beauty, and a heavy dose of authenticity. The heights around Creede and Lake City remain strewn with abandoned mining structures, most of them accessible via rugged backcountry roads. Between the two towns, Highway 149 shadows the upper reaches of the Rio Grande, serving up a bounty of natural wonders - sparkling North Clear Creek Falls, the Slumgullion earth slide, and the shark-like fin of Uncompahgre Peak.</p> <p><strong>West Elk Loop</strong><br /> The twin summits of Mount Sopris and the incomparable Black Canyon of the Gunnison anchor the ends of the West Elk Loop. This magnificent landscape has been home to uncounted generations of Native Americans, most recently the Utes. White settlers originally came in search of minerals and stayed to farm and ranch. The coke ovens at Redstone bear witness to the toil that built the communities of today. Carbondale, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Gunnison, Crested Butte, and other towns offer a slice of Colorado's rich history and varied lifestyles.</p> <p><strong>Trail of the Ancients</strong><br /> The Anasazi &ndash; the &quot;Ancient Ones&quot; to the later Navajo &ndash; guarded their secrets closely. We know they dominated the Colorado Plateau for hundreds of years, yet basic questions about them &ndash; who they were, how they lived, what they believed &ndash; remain less than fully resolved. This 114-mile route across the broken, arid terrain of their former civilization is heavily laden with clues: cliff dwellings, rock art, pottery shards. Hovenweep National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park both contain dense clusters of Anasazi remains.</p> <p><strong><em>7 Major Passes</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Red Mountain Pass</strong><br /> The pass straddles a divide that separates Ouray and San Juan counties. The pass is named for the nearby Red Mountain 1, 2 and, 3 on the northeast side of the pass. The name is derived from the iron oxide laden rock that forms the mountains&rsquo; slopes. Red Mountain Mining District lies from the divide northward to Ironton Park, halfway down towards Ouray. It was the site of an historic silver boom from 1882-1893, including the Yankee Girl, National Belle and Guston mines.</p> <p><strong>Wolf Creek Pass</strong><br /> Wolf Creek Pass (elevation 10,857 ft.) is a high mountain pass on the Continental Divide, in the San Juan Mountains, of Colorado. It is the route through which U.S. Highway 160 passes from the San Luis Valley into southwest Colorado on its way to New Mexico and Arizona. The pass is notable as inspiration of a C. W. McCall song. The pass is significantly steep on either side (6.8% maximum grade) and can be dangerous in winter.</p> <p><strong>Molas Pass</strong><br /> The pass is in the San Juan National Forest. The pass is traversed by the Million Dollar Highway, U.S. Highway 550 south of Silverton, which is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. Though it is one of the higher passes in Colorado, it has only a few switchbacks on the north approach, is considerably less intimidating than Red Mountain Pass on the same highway, and is generally kept open in the winter months.</p> <p><strong>Slumgullian Pass</strong><br /> Slumgullion Pass, elevation 11,530 ft (3,510 m), is a mountain pass in Colorado traversed by State Highway 149 east of Lake City. The north side has the steepest grade of any continuously paved road in Colorado (9 percent), but the pass does not close often in winter because snowplows clear the route regularly during this season. It has a few switchbacks and tight spots, but other than that, most travelers will find it an easy, scenic route.</p> <p><strong>Lizard Head Pass</strong><br /> Lizard Head Pass, elevation 10,222 feet (3,116 m), is a mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, on the border between Dolores and San Miguel counties. It is also on the divide between the watersheds of the Dolores and San Miguel Rivers. The pass is named for a prominent nearby peak that is said to look like the head of a lizard, the 13,113-foot (3,997-meter) spire of Lizard Head.</p> <p><strong>Coal Bank Pass</strong><br /> Coal Bank Pass (elevation 10,640 feet/3243 meters) is a mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States. The pass is in the San Juan National Forest. The pass is traversed by the Million Dollar Highway, U.S. Highway 550 south of Silverton, which is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. While the north side is fairly gentle, the descent on the south side is very steep (6.5 percent), and has a runaway truck ramp for trucks that lose control.</p> <p><strong>Spring Creek Pass</strong><br /> Spring Creek Pass, elevation 10,889 feet (3,319 meters), is a mountain pass on the Continental Divide in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The pass is traversed by State Highway 149 and the Colorado Trail. Somewhat unusually for a pass on the Continental Divide, it is not the highest point on the highway in the vicinity; heading north from the pass, the road climbs over the considerably higher Slumgullion Summit before descending toward Lake City.</p> Road Rally Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT SCCA Announces Winners of the Wendi Allen Scholarship http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52340 <p><strong>TOPEKA, Kan. (March 26, 2015) &ndash;</strong> Elisabeth Flannagan, of Philadelphia, and Elizabeth Wildenberg, of Menasha, Wisconsin, were named as the two winners of the Wendi Allen Scholarship for the 2015 Solo season. The two drivers were nominated by the general membership, with the award presented by a committee of well-respected female SCCA autocrossers.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;">In its second year awarded, the scholarship provides financial support to offset travel costs to National Solo events. In addition, the Club will waive entry fees to National events for these two drivers and work with the Solo community, and its commercial partners, to seek out other forms of support for the winners. This includes, but it not limited to, driver training, mentoring, product support and logistical assistance.</span></p> <p>The award is given to two female soloists who not only display a high level of driving talent, but also a deep involvement in the Solo Community.</p> <p>Flannagan, who works as a therapist for children in foster care, said she has been able to get some good behind-the-wheel experience near her home. Additionally, she will be using the scholarship funds to make sure she is at the Tire Rack National Championships, in Lincoln, Nebraska.</p> <p>&ldquo;I haven&rsquo;t been able to stop smiling since I was notified that I won,&rdquo; Flannagan said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the biggest honor I have ever received in my life. To be recognized by these women is truly amazing.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Philadelphia region is the best place to be an autocrosser. There are so many opportunities happening throughout the summer months. In fact, I knew that the ProSolo event at MetLife Stadium was going to fill up fast. So just after the event opened, I had to run out to my car in the middle of a ballet class just to make sure I got entered.&rdquo;</p> <p>Wildenberg, a student in the occupational therapy program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was equally happy to have the opportunity to compete in an expanded role with the help of the scholarship funds.</p> <p>&ldquo;It feels amazing to be recognized like this,&rdquo; Wildenberg said. &ldquo;When I was first told about it, I honestly thought it many have been someone playing a joke on me.</p> <p>&ldquo;By winning this scholarship, I can attend a lot more events this season than I would have been able to do otherwise. I have already made plans to go to Wilmington (Ohio) for the ProSolo event, in addition to the mid-season visit to Lincoln (Nebraska) for the Championship Tour and ProSolo events. This will also be my first time going to Nationals. To say the least, I am really excited.&rdquo;</p> <p>The selection committee is made up of several influential female Solo National Champions. The committee includes Denise Cashmore, Tara Johns, Beth McClure-Strelnieks, Shelly Monfort and Patty Tunnell.</p> <p>&ldquo;Both of these women are dedicated members to their local regions,&rdquo; Johns, the chairperson for the selection committee, said. &ldquo;They also show promise and dedication to becoming extraordinary competitors. We are hopeful that both ladies will benefit from the scholarship and use this opportunity to thrive in our sport. We look forward to seeing them both compete on a national level this year.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We appreciate all of the nominations we received this year,&rdquo; Howard Duncan, Senior Director of Rally/Solo, said. &ldquo;It made the Selection Committee&rsquo;s job challenging, but they chose two great recipients. We look forward to working with them during the 2015 Tire Rack National Solo season, and beyond.&rdquo;</p> <p>The scholarship was developed as a wish of Wendi Allen, a Solo National Champion in her own right, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. In November of 2014, Allen lost her battle to the disease, while the scholarship in her name endures as a legacy of promoting female achievement in the male-dominated arena of motorsports.</p> <p>For additional information on the SCCA Tire Rack National Solo Program, please visit SCCA.com/Solo.</p> <p>Be sure to like the Club on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCCAOfficial and follow us on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.</p> Solo Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Oseth Named SCCA Pro Racing Vice President/General Manager http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52338 <p><strong>TOPEKA, Kan. (March 25, 2015) &ndash;</strong> Steve Oseth was named Vice President and General Manager of SCCA Pro Racing today, assigned with overseeing the day to day operations of the for-profit subsidiary of the Sports Car Club of America.</p> <p>Oseth will manage the staff and Pro Racing activities from the Topeka office, including the sanctioning of the Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am Championship and Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.</p> <p>Oseth comes to SCCA Pro Racing from AWRS International, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he owned the Nashville-area franchise of the automotive wheel sales and repair company. Prior to that, Oseth was the Founding President of Castle Concrete Corp., managing a company of more than 80 employees.</p> <p>He is a three-time SCCA Club Racing National Champion, winning the Runoffs&reg; three times &ndash; in 2003, 2006 and 2007, all in the Formula Vee class. Oseth is currently one of the Series Tech Coordinators for the SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned F2000 and F1600 Championship Series.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking forward to having Steve&rsquo;s experience and knowledge, both of motorsports and the business world, in house at SCCA Pro Racing,&rdquo; Robert Clarke, SCCA Pro Racing President, said. &ldquo;Steve will manage both our in-house and event staff, and work closely with each of the series that we currently sanction to give them all the support that we can provide.&rdquo;</p> <p>Oseth will begin in the new role immediately, and will soon relocate to Topeka from his Nashville-area home.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am excited about this appointment and the challenges it presents,&rdquo; Oseth said. &ldquo;I have been a member of SCCA for 36 years and now having the opportunity to work with the people and organization that has been such an important part of my life is really extraordinary.&rdquo;</p> <p>SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. - a 65,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports events. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanction for numerous professional racing series, documented within this web site. Each series holds events on high-profile race weekends and annually crowns Champions.<br /> <br /> Known for its operational expertise, SCCA Pro Racing has been the choice of privately-owned racing series, as well as those promoted by automobile manufacturers, to conduct all facets of their Championships.<br /> <br /> SCCA held its first professional racing event on February 3, 1963 - a United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) race won by Jim Hall at Daytona International Raceway. Throughout the years, SCCA Pro Racing has been at the forefront of the professional racing landscape in the United States with such landmark series as Trans-Am, Can-Am, Formula 5000 and World Challenge. SCCA Pro Racing formally became a subsidiary of SCCA in 1993, and is a voting member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) - the FIA delegate for this country.</p> Club Racing Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Oseth Named SCCA Pro Racing Vice President/General Manager http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52338 <p><strong>TOPEKA, Kan. (March 25, 2015) &ndash;</strong> Steve Oseth was named Vice President and General Manager of SCCA Pro Racing today, assigned with overseeing the day to day operations of the for-profit subsidiary of the Sports Car Club of America.</p> <p>Oseth will manage the staff and Pro Racing activities from the Topeka office, including the sanctioning of the Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am Championship and Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.</p> <p>Oseth comes to SCCA Pro Racing from AWRS International, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he owned the Nashville-area franchise of the automotive wheel sales and repair company. Prior to that, Oseth was the Founding President of Castle Concrete Corp., managing a company of more than 80 employees.</p> <p>He is a three-time SCCA Club Racing National Champion, winning the Runoffs&reg; three times &ndash; in 2003, 2006 and 2007, all in the Formula Vee class. Oseth is currently one of the Series Tech Coordinators for the SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned F2000 and F1600 Championship Series.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking forward to having Steve&rsquo;s experience and knowledge, both of motorsports and the business world, in house at SCCA Pro Racing,&rdquo; Robert Clarke, SCCA Pro Racing President, said. &ldquo;Steve will manage both our in-house and event staff, and work closely with each of the series that we currently sanction to give them all the support that we can provide.&rdquo;</p> <p>Oseth will begin in the new role immediately, and will soon relocate to Topeka from his Nashville-area home.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am excited about this appointment and the challenges it presents,&rdquo; Oseth said. &ldquo;I have been a member of SCCA for 36 years and now having the opportunity to work with the people and organization that has been such an important part of my life is really extraordinary.&rdquo;</p> <p>SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. - a 65,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports events. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanction for numerous professional racing series, documented within this web site. Each series holds events on high-profile race weekends and annually crowns Champions.<br /> <br /> Known for its operational expertise, SCCA Pro Racing has been the choice of privately-owned racing series, as well as those promoted by automobile manufacturers, to conduct all facets of their Championships.<br /> <br /> SCCA held its first professional racing event on February 3, 1963 - a United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) race won by Jim Hall at Daytona International Raceway. Throughout the years, SCCA Pro Racing has been at the forefront of the professional racing landscape in the United States with such landmark series as Trans-Am, Can-Am, Formula 5000 and World Challenge. SCCA Pro Racing formally became a subsidiary of SCCA in 1993, and is a voting member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) - the FIA delegate for this country.</p> Road Rally Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Oseth Named SCCA Pro Racing Vice President/General Manager http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52338 <p><strong>TOPEKA, Kan. (March 25, 2015) &ndash;</strong> Steve Oseth was named Vice President and General Manager of SCCA Pro Racing today, assigned with overseeing the day to day operations of the for-profit subsidiary of the Sports Car Club of America.</p> <p>Oseth will manage the staff and Pro Racing activities from the Topeka office, including the sanctioning of the Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am Championship and Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.</p> <p>Oseth comes to SCCA Pro Racing from AWRS International, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he owned the Nashville-area franchise of the automotive wheel sales and repair company. Prior to that, Oseth was the Founding President of Castle Concrete Corp., managing a company of more than 80 employees.</p> <p>He is a three-time SCCA Club Racing National Champion, winning the Runoffs&reg; three times &ndash; in 2003, 2006 and 2007, all in the Formula Vee class. Oseth is currently one of the Series Tech Coordinators for the SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned F2000 and F1600 Championship Series.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking forward to having Steve&rsquo;s experience and knowledge, both of motorsports and the business world, in house at SCCA Pro Racing,&rdquo; Robert Clarke, SCCA Pro Racing President, said. &ldquo;Steve will manage both our in-house and event staff, and work closely with each of the series that we currently sanction to give them all the support that we can provide.&rdquo;</p> <p>Oseth will begin in the new role immediately, and will soon relocate to Topeka from his Nashville-area home.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am excited about this appointment and the challenges it presents,&rdquo; Oseth said. &ldquo;I have been a member of SCCA for 36 years and now having the opportunity to work with the people and organization that has been such an important part of my life is really extraordinary.&rdquo;</p> <p>SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. - a 65,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports events. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanction for numerous professional racing series, documented within this web site. Each series holds events on high-profile race weekends and annually crowns Champions.<br /> <br /> Known for its operational expertise, SCCA Pro Racing has been the choice of privately-owned racing series, as well as those promoted by automobile manufacturers, to conduct all facets of their Championships.<br /> <br /> SCCA held its first professional racing event on February 3, 1963 - a United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) race won by Jim Hall at Daytona International Raceway. Throughout the years, SCCA Pro Racing has been at the forefront of the professional racing landscape in the United States with such landmark series as Trans-Am, Can-Am, Formula 5000 and World Challenge. SCCA Pro Racing formally became a subsidiary of SCCA in 1993, and is a voting member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) - the FIA delegate for this country.</p> RallyCross Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Oseth Named SCCA Pro Racing Vice President/General Manager http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52338 <p><strong>TOPEKA, Kan. (March 25, 2015) &ndash;</strong> Steve Oseth was named Vice President and General Manager of SCCA Pro Racing today, assigned with overseeing the day to day operations of the for-profit subsidiary of the Sports Car Club of America.</p> <p>Oseth will manage the staff and Pro Racing activities from the Topeka office, including the sanctioning of the Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am Championship and Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.</p> <p>Oseth comes to SCCA Pro Racing from AWRS International, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he owned the Nashville-area franchise of the automotive wheel sales and repair company. Prior to that, Oseth was the Founding President of Castle Concrete Corp., managing a company of more than 80 employees.</p> <p>He is a three-time SCCA Club Racing National Champion, winning the Runoffs&reg; three times &ndash; in 2003, 2006 and 2007, all in the Formula Vee class. Oseth is currently one of the Series Tech Coordinators for the SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned F2000 and F1600 Championship Series.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking forward to having Steve&rsquo;s experience and knowledge, both of motorsports and the business world, in house at SCCA Pro Racing,&rdquo; Robert Clarke, SCCA Pro Racing President, said. &ldquo;Steve will manage both our in-house and event staff, and work closely with each of the series that we currently sanction to give them all the support that we can provide.&rdquo;</p> <p>Oseth will begin in the new role immediately, and will soon relocate to Topeka from his Nashville-area home.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am excited about this appointment and the challenges it presents,&rdquo; Oseth said. &ldquo;I have been a member of SCCA for 36 years and now having the opportunity to work with the people and organization that has been such an important part of my life is really extraordinary.&rdquo;</p> <p>SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. - a 65,000-member organization dedicated to motorsports events. SCCA Pro Racing provides full-service organization, operation and sanction for numerous professional racing series, documented within this web site. Each series holds events on high-profile race weekends and annually crowns Champions.<br /> <br /> Known for its operational expertise, SCCA Pro Racing has been the choice of privately-owned racing series, as well as those promoted by automobile manufacturers, to conduct all facets of their Championships.<br /> <br /> SCCA held its first professional racing event on February 3, 1963 - a United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) race won by Jim Hall at Daytona International Raceway. Throughout the years, SCCA Pro Racing has been at the forefront of the professional racing landscape in the United States with such landmark series as Trans-Am, Can-Am, Formula 5000 and World Challenge. SCCA Pro Racing formally became a subsidiary of SCCA in 1993, and is a voting member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) - the FIA delegate for this country.</p> Solo Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT SCCA Tire Rack Solo Championship Concludes SoCal Swing http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52333 <p><strong>SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 24, 2015) &ndash;</strong> The SCCA Tire Rack Championship Tour event, from San Diego, wrapped up following two days of competition, March 21-22. The event was held in the parking lots surrounding Qualcomm Stadium, the home the National Football League&rsquo;s San Diego Chargers.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;">The San Diego Region SCCA played the role of host for the event as region member Peter Bollenbecker was the course designer for both days of competition. Festivities were started off with a welcome party hosted by the region, on Friday night, open to workers and competitors.</span></p> <p>The on-course action featured several close races toward the top of the standings in several classes. The closest of these finishes occurred in Street Touring Sport. Matt Ales (Thanks Pete! Mazda Miata), of Redondo Beach, California, was the winner by 0.064-second, but the intriguing story in this class was that of second-place finisher, Stephen Yeoh.</p> <p>The car of Yeoh, considered a contender for the class win early on, suffered some major mechanical damage requiring an engine change after completing only one run during Saturday&rsquo;s competition. By Sunday morning, Yeoh had a new engine in his Honda Civic thanks to the help of fellow competitors. Yeoh logged the quickest time of Sunday&rsquo;s runs, but it proved just shy of the time needed to unseat Ales for the class win.</p> <p>In Formula Junior A, Kevin Jung (Ciro Racing/7th Gear Tony Kart), of Laguna Niguel, California, scored a class win by another exceedingly narrow margin. The gap back to second-place driver Zak Kiesel was only 0.098-second. On Saturday, Jung owned the top time in the class. However, Kiesel made Jung work for the win on Sunday by setting the quickest time on his last run. The lap logged by Kiesel on Sunday was quicker than that of Jung, but Jung had built enough of a margin after Saturday&rsquo;s runs to allow him to take the win.</p> <p>Street Touring R also managed to produce some fireworks as Sebastian Rios (ProParts USA/Gearheads Garage Mazda MX-5) took the victory over Nick Bjoin by 0.104-second. After the opening day of competition, Rios held the class lead. He then was able to hold the lead utilizing his cushion from Saturday, as Bjoin was the owner of Sunday&rsquo;s fast time in class.</p> <p>Ricardo Quinonez (C Street, Scion FRS), of Fresno, California, was the top driver in class. Finishing second after Saturday&rsquo;s competition, Quinonez set the quickest time on Sunday allowing him to vault ahead of Adrian Cardenas.</p> <p>Jayson Woodruff (D Street, JayCorn Services Subaru Impreza WRX), of Huntington Beach, California, was the day-one leader, in class. On Sunday, he was unable to set the quickest lap on Sunday, but had built enough of a gap over the rest of the field to retain the winning position by 0.271-second.</p> <p>Jeff Stuart (Berry Family Racing Nissan 350Z), of Santa Barbara, California, got the winning nod in Street Touring Ultra, just 0.352-second over Jonathan Lugod. Heading into Sunday&rsquo;s competition, Lugod held the top spot. However, Stuart came roaring back by capturing the fast time on Sunday&rsquo;s course that allowed him to seal the win.</p> <p>Further information on the San Diego Championship Tour, including full results, can be found at http://www.scca.com/events/index.cfm?eid=8371.</p> <p>The next stop for the SCCA Tire Rack Championship Tour will be April 11-12, at the Texas A&amp;M University Annex in College Station, Texas.</p> <p>Like SCCA on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCCAOfficial and follow the Club on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.</p> Solo Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Majors Concludes Inaugural Race Weekend at Chuckwalla http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52331 <p><strong>DESERT CENTER, Calif. (March 22, 2015) &ndash;</strong> Rounds Three and Four the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Western Conference concluded at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, this past weekend, with racing action on both Saturday and Sunday. This race marks the end point for the first third of the 12-round championship that will conclude in Portland, Oregon.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;">Saturday&rsquo;s on-track events included 15-minute qualifying sessions, divided into seven race groups, for the 25 National Championship Runoffs-eligible classes what were present. Following the mid-day lunch break, those same seven race groups competed in separate 30-minute sprint races.</span></p> <p>On Sunday, things started off with a morning warmup combining some groups. Following the warmup sessions, each of the seven race groups hit the track for their feature races.</p> <p>As this was the first trip to the venue for the Majors Tour, which features some of the most talented amateur racecar drivers in the Western United States, new lap records were on the chopping block at the 17-turn, 2.68-mile circuit. A total of 13 lap records were reset over the two-day race weekend.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s a summary of what happened both days:</p> <p><strong>Run Group One</strong>: Kenneth Davis, of Escondido, California, was the top qualifier in Touring 1. He put on a dominating performance, winning the class by more than 20 seconds, at the wheel of his No. 64 Davis Stone Inc. Chevrolet Corvette.</p> <p>Russ Peterson, of Menlo Park, California, took the come-from-behind win in Touring 2. At the controls of his No. 7 Peninsula Equine Ford Shelby GT, Peterson clawed his way from a third-place starting position to take the win with a lap in hand over class rival Mitch Marvosh. Carl Young, of Salinas, California, also claimed victory in convincing fashion, in Super Touring Under, after not registering a lap in qualifying in his No. 49 Driving Ambition Honda S2000.</p> <p>On Sunday, wide margins of victory were, again, the story of the day. Davis, Peterson, Paul Whiting (Super Touring Lite, No. 51 Next Victory Honda CRX), of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Derrick Ambrose (B-Spec, No. 71 CorkSport Mazda Performance Mazda2), of Vancouver, Washington, swept the weekend, in their respective classes.</p> <p><strong>Run Group Two:</strong> On Saturday, TJ Acker, of Saugus, California, cruised to victory in the 30-minute sprint race in his No. 62 MBI Racing Spec Racer Ford Gen3. Acker captured the win 9 seconds ahead of Mike Miserendino.</p> <p>On Sunday, Miserendino, of Bakersfield, California, proved to be the fastest driver over the long haul by scoring the 20-lap feature race victory. Miserendino took the win by 13 seconds in his No. 11 MBI Racing Spec Racer Ford Gen3.</p> <p>In the Spec Racer Ford class, Elliott Freireich, of Litchfield Park, Arizona, ran unopposed both days in his No. 15 West Valley View: The newspaper SRF.</p> <p><strong>Run Group Three:</strong> Tim Day, Jr., of Scottsdale, Arizona, came roaring back from a tough morning in qualifying, on Saturday, to notch an overall group victory in his Prototype 1-classed No. 81 TJR Motorsports Stohr WF1. Day qualified in the fifth overall position, but set sail during the race on what would end up as a 9.6 gap back to the second-fastest car.</p> <p>Dan Erickson, of Chandler, Arizona, took home a narrow 0.692-second victory over Doug Nelson. Nelson was the better of the two drivers during the qualifying session, but Erickson drove his No. 6 Brawndo Formula Mazda to the eventual win.</p> <p>During Sunday&rsquo;s feature races, the each class winner put in a dominate performance, all finishing at least 50 seconds ahead of their closest in-class competition. Day was joined by Tom Hope (Formula Continental, No. 10 H&amp;M Racing Dart Van Diemen ZTec), of Downey, California; John LaBrie (Formula 1000, No. 33 Bug and Weed Mart Phoenix Race Works F1K12), of Draper, Utah, and Ron Fletcher (Prototype 2, No. 19 Fletcher Team Inc. Radical SR3), of San Diego, as drivers who completed the sweep from the Wings &lsquo;n Things group.</p> <p><strong>Run Group Four:</strong> Clement Lee, of San Diego, California, cruised to an atypically large margin of victory in Spec Miata, on Saturday. Lee qualified his No. 33 RM Autosports Mazda Miata in third, but did what he needed to do to lead the field to the line.</p> <p>On Sunday, Steven Powers, of Mesa, Arizona, turned the tables on Lee. After finishing second to Lee the day before, Powers came home in first in his No. 145 Amerifirst Financial Mazda Miata. Lee finished the feature race in second.</p> <p><strong>Run Group Five:</strong> John Longwell, of Fallbrook, California, took Saturday&rsquo;s E Production win following a less-than-ideal qualifying run in his No. 138 Achilles Motorsports/Hoosier BMW 328 IS. Multi-time National Champion Joe Huffaker, of Petaluma, California, also did something familiar&hellip;win. He took his F Production No. 77 Huffaker Engineering MG Midget to victory lane.</p> <p>On Sunday, Jason Isley (H Production, No. 99 TRD/Hoosier/OSGiken/Racer.com Toyota Yaris), of Coto De Caza, California, and Craig Carter (GT-Lite, No. 31 Hazard Reduction Systems Nissan Sentra), of Long Beach, California, wrapped up the weekend sweeps.</p> <p><strong>Run Group Six:</strong> On Saturday, Robert Kahn, of Las Vegas, Nevada, started second in the GT-2 class, and third overall, bud didn&rsquo;t stay in that position. By the time the checkered flag fell on the 16-lap big-bore race, Kahn had jumped two positions and drove to a dominating 10-second win in his No. 35 RK Racing Chevrolet Corvette.</p> <p>Also scoring class wins were Kenneth Davis (GT-1, No. 64 Davis Stone Company Chevrolet Corvette), of Escondido, California; Christopher Qualls (American Sedan, No. 73 Hasa Chemical/B&amp;D Racing/Hoosier Ford Mustang), of West Los Angles, California, and Mike Henderson (GT-3, No. 12 Mazda/Redline Oil/Goodyear Mazda RX-7), of Alpine, California.</p> <p>Sunday&rsquo;s racing saw Michael Von Quilich, of Pahrump, Nevada, score the overall win in his No. 19 Apartment 24-7.com SRT Viper ACRX. Qualls and Henderson completed the sweep in their respective classes.</p> <p><strong>Run Group Seven:</strong> On Saturday, Tim Harris, of Tustin, California, got the edge in a closely-contested Formula Vee battle. In his No. 20 Apex Fire Systems Mysterian M3, Harris beat class polesitter Skip Streets to the stripe by 0.099-second.</p> <p>However, Streets got his revenge during Sunday&rsquo;s 15-lap feature race. Streets, of San Clemente, California, drove his No. 51 Hoosier/Ron Chuck Engineering Mysterian FV M3 to a win in Formula Vee by 0.146-second over Harris</p> <p>The next two rounds of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Western Conference Championship will be held at Thunderhill Raceway Park, April 11-12. Additional information, including full results, on the Chuckwalla Majors can be found at <a href="http://www.scca.com/chuckwallamajors">SCCA.com/ChuckwallaMajors</a>.</p> <p>Like the Club on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCCAOfficial and follow us on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.</p> <p><strong>DESERT CENTER, Calif. -</strong> Provisional race winners for Saturday&rsquo;s Western Conference Majors Tour Round Three at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Drivers are listed by Class: name, hometown, and car.</p> <p>American Sedan: Christopher Qualls, West Los Angeles, Calif., Ford Mustang<br /> B-Spec: Derrick Ambrose, Vancouver, Wash., Mazda2<br /> Formula 1000: John LaBrie, Draper, Utah, Phoenix Race Works F1K12<br /> Formula Continental: Tom Hope, Downey, Calif., Van Diemen ZTec FC<br /> Formula Enterprises: Jeff Read, Vacaville, Calif., Formula Enterprises*<br /> Formula F: Edward Erlandson, Burbank, Calif., Swift DB-6 Honda<br /> Formula Mazda: Dan Erickson, Chandler, Ariz., Formula Mazda*<br /> Formula Vee: Tim Harris, Tustin, Calif., Mysterian M3<br /> E Production: John Longwell, Fallbrook, Calif., BMW 328 IS<br /> F Production: Joe Huffaker, Petaluma, Calif., MG Midget<br /> H Production: Jason Isley, Coto de Caza, Calif., Toyota Yaris<br /> GT-1: Kenneth Davis, Escondido, Calif., Chevrolet Corvette<br /> GT-2: Robert Kahn, Las Vegas, Nev., Chevrolet Corvette<br /> GT-3: Mike Henderson, Alpine, Calif., Mazda RX-7<br /> GT-Lite: Craig Carter, Long Beach, Calif., Nissan Sentra<br /> Prototype 1: Tim Day, Jr., Scottsdale, Ariz., Stohr WF1<br /> Prototype 2: Ron Fletcher, San Diego, Calif., Radical SR3<br /> Spec Miata: Clement Lee, San Diego, Calif., Mazda Miata<br /> Spec Racer Ford: Elliott Freireich, Litchfield Park, Ariz., SRF<br /> Spec Racer Ford Gen3:.TJ Acker, Saugus, Calif., SRFG3*<br /> Super Touring Lite: Paul Whiting, Las Vegas, Nev., Honda CRX<br /> Super Touring Under: Carl Young, Salinas, Calif., Honda S2000<br /> Touring 1: Kenneth Davis, Escondido, Calif., Chevrolet Corvette<br /> Touring 2: Russ Peterson, Menlo Park, Calif., Ford Shelby GT<br /> Touring 4: Michael Tsay, Irvine, Calif., Honda Civic SI</p> <p><strong>DESERT CENTER, Calif. -</strong> Provisional race winners for Sunday&rsquo;s Western Conference Majors Tour Round Four at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Drivers are listed by Class: name, hometown, and car. (*) &ndash; Denotes Saturday winner.</p> <p>American Sedan: Christopher Qualls, West Los Angeles, Calif., Ford Mustang*<br /> B-Spec: Derrick Ambrose, Vancouver, Wash., Mazda2*<br /> Formula 1000: John LaBrie, Draper, Utah, Phoenix Race Works F1K12*<br /> Formula Continental: Tom Hope, Downey, Calif., Van Diemen ZTec FC*<br /> Formula F: John Barron, Phoenix, Ariz., Van Diemen RF93<br /> Formula Mazda: Larry Mason, Burbank, Calif., Formula Mazda<br /> Formula Vee: Skip Streets, San Clemente, Calif., Mysterian FV M3<br /> E Production: Anthony Jimerson, Benicia, Calif., Mazda RX-7<br /> F Production: James Cantrell, Tucson, Ariz., Volkswagen Golf<br /> H Production: Jason Isley, Coto de Caza, Calif., Toyota Yaris*<br /> GT-1: Richard Gray, Moorpark, Calif., Mazda RX-7<br /> GT-2: Michael Von Quilich, Pahrump, Nev., SRT Viper ACRX<br /> GT-3: Mike Henderson, Alpine, Calif., Mazda RX-7*<br /> GT-Lite: Craig Carter, Long Beach, Calif., Nissan Sentra*<br /> Prototype 1: Tim Day, Jr., Scottsdale, Ariz., Stohr WF1*<br /> Prototype 2: Ron Fletcher, San Diego, Calif., Radical SR3*<br /> Spec Miata: Steven Powers, Mesa, Ariz., Mazda Miata<br /> Spec Racer Ford: Elliott Freireich, Litchfield Park, Ariz., SRF*<br /> Spec Racer Ford Gen3: Mike Miserendino, Bakersfield, Calif., SRFG3<br /> Super Touring Lite: Paul Whiting, Las Vegas, Nev., Honda CRX*<br /> Super Touring Under: Michele Abbate, Henderson, Nev., Toyota Scion FRS<br /> Touring 1: Kenneth Davis, Escondido, Calif., Chevrolet Corvette*<br /> Touring 2: Russ Peterson, Menlo Park, Calif., Ford Shelby GT*<br /> Touring 4: Steve Zink, Henderson, Nev., Ford Mustang</p> Club Racing Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT A Rainy Day In Atlanta Fails To Slow SCCA Majors Races http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52330 <p><strong>BRASELTON, Ga. (March 22, 2015) &ndash; </strong>A steady downpour throughout the day provided a mixed bag for Sunday&rsquo;s SCCA Southeast Conference Majors Tour at Road Atlanta, Round Eight of 12 on the season.</p> <p>A number of drivers saw their fortunes reversed, either positively or negatively, from Saturday&rsquo;s action during Sunday&rsquo;s 20-lap races.</p> <p>On Sunday:</p> <p><strong>Group 1:</strong> The soaked track gave the field an opportunity to catch up with Saturday&rsquo;s leaders, and Austin Mack took full advantage of it in the No. 11 K-Hill Motorsports/H2 Companies Mygale/Ford.</p> <p>Mack caught up to Saturday runner-up Scott Andrews&rsquo; No. 93 Exclusive Autosport Spectrum 014/Honda on lap seven, got in front on lap 11, then sailed away in the rain to take the win.</p> <p>For the second straight day, Stevan Davis found himself in front for at least a portion of the final lap in Formula Vee, but was left holding just the silver medal. Pushing his No. 80 Hoosier/Butler Engines Racer&rsquo;s Wedge/Volkswagen hard to catch back up to Mitchell Ferguson&rsquo;s No. 52 Vorscha GB4, Davis moved to the front under braking in Turn 10.</p> <p>Davis led through the left and right complex, but found a slick patch of pavement and turned partially sideways. Though he caught it and continued, it killed his momentum enough for Ferguson to sneak by with a fist pump at the finish line for the win.</p> <p>Russell Strate cruised to the Formula 500 win in his No. 47 Quadrini Racing/Hoosier QRE Invader/Rotax.</p> <p><strong>Group 2:</strong> Jonathan Goring&rsquo;s No. 18 Jonathan Goring Motorsports Mazda Miata nearly saw all the early work he&rsquo;d put in erased with just a few minutes to go, when a car slid off the end of the backstraight and came to rest in the gravel trap. That brought out a full course caution with the 40-minute time window winding down, and erased a five second lead for Goring.</p> <p>With a host of rivals in his mirrors, Goring again got away on the one lap dash to the end. At the checkered flag, Goring was 1.109-second ahead of Danny Steyn&rsquo;s No. 39 ADEPT Studios/Rossini/OPM/Traqmate Miata, and almost two seconds ahead of Saturday winner Dillon Machavern&rsquo;s No. 24 Heritage Mazda Miata.</p> <p><strong>Group 3:</strong> Alex Mayer held off not one, but two restarts in the rain to keep his No. 77 JDR Racecars/Hoosier Tire JDR in front, cruising to a 4.672-second win in the rain.</p> <p>The weather had cars spinning in all directions and into the gravel to bring out the full course cautions, but Mayer proved the class of the field on Sunday. Jason Bell&rsquo;s No. 2 Gridsport Citation FB got in front of Mayer on the lap 14 restart, but Mayer was back in front by the completion of the circuit and stayed in front to the finish.</p> <p><strong>Group 4:</strong> The rain spaced out the production car group through lap times and some spins, leaving Tyler Kicera to run to the Touring 3 win in the No. 141 Kicera Motorsport Mazda MX-5. Eric Powell&rsquo;s E Production No. 47 CCP Fabrication Porsche 924 ran second overall.</p> <p>Four drivers doubled up with weekend sweeps, winning in both the dry on Saturday and the wet on Sunday. Ken Kannard (No. 39 Northwest Cable Mazda Miata) in F Production, Will Perry (No. 36 Rivergate Honda CRX) in H Production, Michael Scornavacchi (No. 22 BFGoodrich Tires Ford Mustang) in Touring 4, and Micahel Kamalian (No. 99 RevolutionSpeed.com Mazda Miata) in GT-Lite.</p> <p><strong>Group 5:</strong> Not even a big spin on lap eight could keep Tray Ayres from repeating in Gen 3 Spec Racer Ford, as the No. 7 Ayres Racing SRF ran flag to flag for the win. By the time Ayres had his incident, he was far enough in front of the field that he was still leading by five seconds when he rejoined the race. Ayres finished with a 7.705-second win.</p> <p>Denny Stripling snuck his No. 41 Spec Racer Ford away from the rest of the SRF-class field, climbing up to eighth overall in the race despite a split start and the power and handling advantage of the newer cars.</p> <p><strong>Group 6:</strong> The rain caught out the big bore group on the opening lap, where Jorge Nazario&rsquo;s GT-2 No. 165 Brava Lubricants Chevrolet Corvette got sideways in the rain and went hard into the wall. While Nazario quickly exited the car to assess damage, it brought out a black flag for clean-up.</p> <p>Back underway, the closest battle was for the overall lead, but in different classes. Doug Peterson&rsquo;s GT-1 No. 87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette was chased by Tony Ave&rsquo;s GT-2 Lamers Motor Racing Ford Mustang for the distance, with Peterson taking the checkers less than a second before Ave.</p> <p>Dainton Brooks repeated in American Sedan in the No. 31 Georgia Controls Ford Mustang, skating around the very slippery track. William Wilson was credited with the GT-3 win in the No. 147 Pink Mazda RX-7, as was Ted Height in Touring 1 in the No. 27 Bank of North Georgia Ford Mustang.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Group 7:</strong> With heavy rains falling again, Nick Leverone piloted his No. 31 Flatout Motorsports Mazda Miata to the front of a field that traditionally features quicker and more powerful cars to take the Super Touring Lite win.</p> <p>Tim Kezman&rsquo;s No. 144 Calypso Lemonade Porsche 911 GT3 got away from his class competition to take the Touring 2 class, while Thomas Lyttle held on in Super Touring Under in the No. 43 Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue Mazda RX-7.</p> <p>Darren Seltzer stretched out late to sweep B-Spec in the No. 64 BFGoodrich Tires Honda Fit, shaking free of a side by side battle early with Brian Kelm&rsquo;s No. 12 Ford Fiesta.</p> <p><strong>Group 8:</strong> Conner Kearby (No. 56 K-Hill Motorsports Swift 016/Mazda) repeated in Formula Atlantic after spending the early part of the race chasing his father, Gaston Kearby (No. 69 K-Hill Motorsports Swift 016/Mazda). The elder Kearby was still in front on lap 13 when suddenly his machine failed to accelerate out of a corner, done for the day. From there, Conner was alone on the lead to the finish line.</p> <p>Joseph Harris&rsquo; No. 132 Formula Mazda finished an impressive second overall, the only other car on Kearby&rsquo;s lead lap. The win capped a sweep of the weekend in class for Harris.</p> <p>Spencer Brockman and Jacek Mucha both snagged top five overall finishes, Brockman in the No. 77 K-Hill Motorsports Van Diemen to win Formula Continental, and Mucha in the NO. 7 Phoenix/Innotech JM016CP/Mazda to win Prototype 1.</p> <p>Michael Crowe (No. 85 Young Racing WF1/Suzuki) stood on top of the podium in Prototype 2, and Ryan Norman (No. 48 Ryan Norman Racing Formula Enterprises/Ford) did the same in Formula Enterprises, for a pair of weekend sweeps.</p> <p>The Southeast Conference returns to action April 17-19 at VIRginia International Raceway for rounds nine and 10 on the season.</p> <p>More information on the event can be found at SCCA.com/AtlantaMajors.</p> <p>BRASELTON, Ga. &ndash; Provisional race winners from Sunday&rsquo;s Southeast Conference SCCA Majors Tour Round Eight at Road Atlanta. Winners are listed by class: Name, homestown, and car.</p> <p>American Sedan: Dainton Brooks, Riverdale, Ga., Ford Mustang<br /> B-Spec: Chi Ho, Orlando, Fla., Honda Fit<br /> E Production: Eric Powell, Orlando, Fla., Porsche 924<br /> F Production: Ken Kannard, East Troy, Wis., Mazda Miata<br /> H Production: Will Perry, Sale Creek, Tenn., Honda CRX<br /> Formula 500: Russell Strate, Alden, N.Y., QRE Invader/Rotax<br /> Formula 1000: Alex Mayer, Harleysville, Pa., JDR F1000/Suzuki<br /> Formula Atlantic: Conner Kearby, Corpus Christi, Texas, Swift 016/Mazda<br /> Formula Continental: Spencer Brockman, Westport, Ct., Van Diemen/Ford<br /> Formula Enterprises: Ryan Norman, Aurora, Ohio, Formula Enterprises/Ford<br /> Formula F: Austin Mack, Warren, R.I., Mygale/Ford<br /> Formula Mazda: Joseph Burton Harris, Cresson, Texas, Formula Mazda<br /> Formula Vee: Donnie Isley, Fletcher, N.C., Agitator/Volkswagen<br /> GT-1: Doug Peterson, Bonita Springs, Fla., Chevrolet Corvette<br /> GT-2: Tony Ave, Maiden, N.C., Ford Mustang<br /> GT-3: William Wilson, Englewood, Tenn., Mazda RX-7<br /> GT-Lite: Michael Kamalian, Marietta, Ga., Mazda Miata<br /> Prototype 1: Jacek Mucha, Highland Beach, Fla., JM016CP/Mazda<br /> Prototype 2: Michael Crowe, Jamestown, Ky., Stohr WF1/Suzuki<br /> Spec Miata: Jonathan Goring, Norfolk, Ct., Mazda Miata<br /> Spec Racer Ford: Denny Stripling, McKinney, Texas, Spec Racer Ford<br /> Spec Racer Ford Gen 3: Tray Ayers, Gainesville, Ga., Spec Racer Ford3<br /> Super Touring Lite: Nick Leverone, Mendon, Mass., Mazda Miata<br /> Super Touring Under: Thomas Lyttle, Decatur, Ga., Mazda RX-7<br /> Touring 1: Ted Hight, Alpharetta, Ga., Ford Mustang<br /> Touring 2: Tim Kezman, Franksville, Wis., Porsche 911 GT3<br /> Touring 3: Tyler Kicera, Manheim, Pa., Mazda MX-5<br /> Touring 4: Michael Scornavacchi, Matthews, N.C., Ford Mustang<br /> &nbsp;</p> Club Racing Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT