SCCA - News http://www.scca.com/news/ Sports Car Club of America Wed, 06 May 2015 12:25:03 GMT Wet Weather Splits the Blackhawk Majors on Sunday http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52379 <p><strong>South Beloit, Ill. (May 3, 2015) - </strong>Saturday&rsquo;s picture perfect weather lasted just partway through Sunday at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, with SCCA Northern Conference Majors Tour competitors testing their rain setups in Round Two of the 12-race championship.</p> <p>The Formula F battle matched up two multi-time National Champions during the still-dry Group 3. Tim Kautz ran a conservative early pace in the No. 88 Braeburn/Two Dogg/Hoosier Piper DF3D/Honda, but had his mirrors full of the No. 31 Morgan&rsquo;s Collision Center Spectrum of Scott Rubenzer. Kautz answered the call, upping his pace and pulling away to a 21.075-second win.</p> <p>Things got very interesting in Group 4, with sprinkles while the Production classed cars were on the grid. Some chose to put on rain tires and others remained on the slicks, and the skies opened up at the midway point of the race.</p> <p>The downpour was so sudden and hard that officials elected to checker the race on lap 17 for safety, and the rest of the day was run under wet conditions.</p> <p>The Northern Conference returns to action May 29-31 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in a joint event with the Northeast Conference.</p> <p>Spec Miata - Kyle Webb</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MML_WXgTlEI"></iframe></p> <p>SRF - Adam Gottleib</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kPpdOnUn-0I" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>SRF3 - Scott Rettich</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w2e957s2LVM" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Formula V - Ron Winston</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CPvUDQGx0YY"></iframe></p> <p>Formula Ford - Tim Kautz</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EQS_MvlToJo"></iframe></p> <p>Formula 5 - James Weida</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tz4MtE-9f4I"></iframe></p> <p>H Production - Greg Gauper</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-xEz7m32bKw" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>F Production - Michael Stearn</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jkmrb8TsHbE" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>GT Light - Steve Sargis</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U_EpydTdX0c" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>E Production - Jon Brakke</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pvOzTvaDYzI" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>STL - Breton Williams</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ac5e9VUeOsA"></iframe></p> <p>Formula Atlantics - Fabio Castellani</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P0Unsd-sCHs"></iframe></p> <p>P1 - Jason Miller</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U6W19JL6LPw"></iframe></p> <p>Formula C -&nbsp; Jim Victor</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bHGrMINkRac"></iframe></p> <p>Matt Slavens - T2</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vjFZ9TeqsQM"></iframe></p> <p>P2 - Mike Rupert</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/s-1AkfKtoaA"></iframe></p> <p>T3 - Patrick Womack</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Q6BZQ4ur6c"></iframe></p> <p>FE - Scott Rettich</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sPN28bi7X5U"></iframe></p> <p>T4 - Voytek Burdzy</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rS6e4Gt921I"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;T1 - Alan Kossof</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IuV5o2OUL4s"></iframe></p> <p>GT1 - Brian Long</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pyLs8LEZdvU"></iframe></p> <p>GT3 - Mike Cyphurt</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/r0x0HB6zvU4"></iframe></p> <p>American Sedan - Scott Sanda</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/llD8Ms2ZEHg"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Club Racing Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Summit Majors Sunday Highlighted by Photo Finish http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52381 <p><strong>SUMMIT POINT, W. Va. (May 3, 2015) &ndash; </strong>A photo finish in Spec Miata highlighted a day of racing action on the final day of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at Summit Point Motorsports Park, hosted by the Washington D.C. Region.</p> <p>Danny Steyn, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, clinched the Southeast Conference Championship with his first win of the season after four previous runner-up finishes. Steyn looked to be in control of the race in his No. 39 ADEPT Studios/Rossini/OPM Motorsports/Traqmate Mazda Miata, until a resurgent Tyler Kicera battled back from an early issue in the closing laps. As the pair exited the final corner and headed to the finish, Kicera&rsquo;s No. 44 Rock-It Cargo/Tait Towers/Kicera Motorsport Mazda Miata had the run and pulled alongside at the checkered flag.</p> <p>The finish was so close, it necessitated a visual ruling, with the judges on the start/finish stand noting that Steyn was ahead at the stripe, although Kicera&rsquo;s timing transponder hit 0.005-second before Steyn&rsquo;s.</p> <p>In other Championship battles, Alex Mayer, of Harleysville, Pa., earned his second-straight win of the weekend in Formula 1000 to force a tied point total with Michael Crowe. Mayer, driving the No. 77 JDR/Hoosier/Moon&rsquo;s SuperCycle JDR/Suzuki, earned the season title based on his four wins to Crowe&rsquo;s three.</p> <p>George Winkler, of Frederick, Maryland, survived contact to drive his No. 27 Winkler Automotive Service Center Ford Mustang Boss 302 to a fourth-place finish in Touring 1, clinching the Southeast Conference Championship. Winkler also won the drawing for a free SCCA Runoffs&reg; entry. All Conference Champions in attendance at the season finale were eligible for the prize.</p> <p>With his sixth win on the season, Michael Scornavacchi, of Matthews, N.C., captured the Touring 4 Championship in his No. 25 Hoosier/Angry Sheep Motorsports/Carbotech Pontiac Solstice.</p> <p>Also of note, Kevin Fandozzi, who was part of Saturday&rsquo;s fantastic Touring 3 race with Rob Hines, was uninjured after a heavy impact with the barrier in his Chevrolet Cobalt SS. Fandozzi&rsquo;s single-car accident forced Race Group Four to be stopped for cleanup. Hines went on to the Touring 3 win.</p> <p>Finally, 15-year old Keyvan Andres Soori again lowered the overall track record at Summit Point Motorsports Park in his No. 56 K-Hill Motorsports/Hoosier Tire Swift 016a/Mazda. Andres Soori turned a 1:03.973 (112.548 mph) to set the Formula Atlantic record. Prior to the weekend, the class and overall SCCA mark was a 1:06.338.</p> <p>Full results and winner&rsquo;s interviews are posted at <a href="http://www.scca.com/summitmajors">www.scca.com/summitmajors</a>.</p> <p><strong>SUMMIT POINT, W. Va. &ndash;</strong> Class winners from Sunday&rsquo;s SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at Summit Point Motorsports Park, with class, driver, hometown and class.<br /> American Sedan, Daniel Richardson, Derwood, Md., Chevrolet Camaro.<br /> B-Spec, Brian Price, Middletown, Va., Honda Fit.<br /> E Production, Chris Dryden, New Freedom, Pa., BMW Z3.<br /> F Production, James Scurria, Norfolk, Va., Fiat 124 Spider.<br /> Formula 500, Michael Brent, Bethel, Conn., Invader QC-1.<br /> Formula 1000, Alex Mayer, Harleysville, Pa., JDR/Suzuki.<br /> Formula Atlantic, Keyvan Andres, Abbotstown, Pa., Swift 016/Mazda.<br /> Formula Continental, Chuck Moran, Oakton, Va., Van Diemen/Ford.<br /> Formula Enterprises, Justin Huffman, Herndon, Va., SCCA FE/Ford.<br /> Formula F, James Oseth, Sterling, Va., Van Diemen RF98.<br /> Formula Vee, Stevan Davis, Danielsville, Ga., Racer's Wedge SB-1/VW.<br /> GT-1, Jack Busch, Torrington, Conn., Ford Mustang.<br /> GT-2, Randy Kinsland, Whittier, N.C., Chevrolet Corvette.<br /> GT-Lite, Robert Lentz II, Chantilly, Va., Nissan Sentra SER.<br /> H Production, Michael Macqueen, University Park, Md., MG Midget.<br /> Prototype 2, Dennis Hanratty, Mechanicsburg, Pa., West WR-1000/Suzuki.<br /> Spec Miata, Danny Steyn, Ford Lauderdale, Fla., Mazda Miata.<br /> SRF, Lee McNeish, Southbury, Conn., Spec Racer Ford.<br /> SRF Gen 3, David Jacobs, Bethesda, Md., Spec Racer Ford G3.<br /> Super Touring Lite, Bob Beede, Northampton, Mass., Honda Civic Si.<br /> Super Touring Under, Gregory Gale, Reston, Va., Mazda Miata.<br /> Touring 1, Joseph Gaudette, Manassas, Va., Chevrolet Corvette.<br /> Touring 2, Preston Calvert, Potomac, Md., Ford Mustang.<br /> Touring 3, Rob Hines, Arlington, Va., Nissan 350Z.<br /> Touring 4, Michael Scornavacchi, Matthews, N.C., Pontiac Solstice.</p> <p>Image: David Jacobs en route to the SRF3 class victory at Summit Point<br /> Credit: Bill Stoler Image</p> Club Racing Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sunday At Buttonwillow - The Winners Are In http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52380 <p>BUTTONWILLOW, Calif. (May 3, 2015) &ndash; Round Eight of the SCCA Western Conference Majors Tour crowned another set of winners on Sunday following 20 lap races at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.</p> <p>The completion of the weekend pushes the Conference Championship point battles to the Northwest for the final two event weekends at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington, and Portland International Raceway.</p> <p>A windy, warm day at Buttonwillow hosted Sunday&rsquo;s action.</p> <p>Though the race was 19 laps long due to the time limit, the first 18 and 11/12ths of the Spec Miata race were just a set-up for the final corner. Dakota Dickerson chased Clement Lee&rsquo;s No. 33 RM Autosport Mazda Miata for most of the middle stages of the race, just like Saturday&rsquo;s battle.</p> <p>With the white flag in the air, Dickerson chased Lee down the back stretch and carried his momentum through the final complex. With one turn to go, Lee moved to the inside to protect his position. Dickerson pulled his No. 8 Rush Motorsports Miata to the outside of the turn, taking the longer run around but carrying more speed on exit.</p> <p>The two ran side by side to the checkered flag, with Dickerson getting a nose in front and holding it there across the stripe for the win.</p> <p>GT-3 was a thriller as well. Saturday winner Wolfgang Maike and Scott Graham swapped positions, with Maike actually taking the lead when Graham accidentally flipped off the fuel pump switch down the straight in his No. 6 SCOS Orthopedics Mazda RX-7.</p> <p>Back under power, Graham chased down Maike&rsquo;s No. 15 Toyota/Red Line Oil Toyota Paseo and got back in front, able to hang on for the win.</p> <p>The Western Conference returns to action on Memorial Day weekend at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington, for Rounds Nine and 10 of 12 on the season. <br /> Sunday's winners:&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Scott Huffaker, Formula F<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ePxR7mpmbhg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Tim Harris, Formula Vee<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C7Dl0wo1_0E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Dakota Dickerson, Spec Miata<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wUjSswWJypk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Eric Boucher, B-Spec<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DhTevbjYo94" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Troy Ermish, GT-Lite<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1cYmyVZ3bZg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Aaron Downey, E Production<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iYiqgpkIVUg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Jason Isley, H Production<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JIhziXDV9mA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Joe Huffaker, F Production<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FvpQhIPFgO8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Mike Miserendino, SRF3<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZKL9inXSSG0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Jake Pipal, SRF<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/50GAg59kfI0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Chris Qualls, American Sedan<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YZ7MDNFT21M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Scott Graham, GT-3<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8lkIe-I6Esc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Frank Emmett, GT-1<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ncBCJ228O8o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Michael Von Quillich, GT-2<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cji9BPFkidY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Larry Mason, Formula Mazda<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KvSiz3u9sYI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Jon Van Caneghem, Prototype 1<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mpfffsgLitQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> John LaBrie, Formula 1000<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5E1ZWd20e5E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Ed Lever, Formula Atlantic<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_BQMwnf7APM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Jeff Shafer, Prototype 2<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cUotusdHgGU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Peter West, Formula Continental<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FICuIjqiSH4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> John Yeatman, Formula Enterprises<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jDZhS_mmAJ4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /><br /> Marc Hoover, Touring 1<br /><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KmCIH5I3JbA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br /> Tom Lepper, STL<br /><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nCNOJHeJZ48" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br /> Toby Larsson, STU<br /><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FTXfHaZfZVc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br /> Chris Qualls, Touring 2<br /><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fvNET20byrs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Club Racing Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sunday Summit Point Winners Interviews http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52378 <p><strong>SUMMIT POINT, W. Va. (May 3, 2015) --</strong> The SCCA U.S. Majors Tour wraps up its 2015 Summit Point race weekend Sunday, with seven more races, serving as Round 12 of the Southeast Conference and Round 4 of the Northeast Conference.</p> <p>Below are interviews from each of the class winners. Videos will be added as they are available.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Keyvan Andres Soori, Formula Atlantic</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H7peiggzzJU"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Dennis Hanratty, Prototype 2</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RUI5qDxjhdM"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Justin Huffman, Formula Enterprises</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NcHp9mZyVDs" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Alex Mayer, Formula 1000</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vsFmVIV3Q2o" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chuck Moran, Formula Continental</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6yJ7GHFJg-s"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Danny Steyn, Spec Miata</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y0bcyW7h91E" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Lee McNeish, Spec Racer Ford</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zogH_qxQ10M" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>David Jacobs, Spec Racer Ford 3</strong><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0IjYH1VlQgw" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Bob Beede, Super Touring Lite</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AMjBW-vUmks" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Preston Calvert, Touring 2</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/u7Fn1W0w83U" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Gregory&nbsp;Gale, STU</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MfttWckDCy0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Rob Hines, Touring 3</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SnI8r9FkiAY" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Brian Price, B-Spec</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ui9o7fK17Hw" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Michael Scornovacchi, Touring 4</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TZKuEgQl-5o" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>James Oseth, Formula F</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eY3Ooy9nx14" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Michael Brent, Formula 500</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SqL46TzTGOA" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Danny Richardson, American Sedan</strong></p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/h3pr86yO7Gc?feature=player_embedded"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Randy Kinsland, Grand Touring 2</strong></p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qO2eO9wwdCA?feature=player_detailpage"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Joseph Gaudette, Touring 1</strong></p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C1J6C0lSlDY?feature=player_embedded"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Jack Busch, Grand Touring 1</strong></p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Gj54OKn6VoA?feature=player_detailpage"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Dryden, E Production</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jPwx7BpCOsA" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Michael McQueen, H Production</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4O30wBR2xMk"></iframe></p> <p><strong>James Scurria, F Production<strong></p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cDikCbc1mTI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><strong>Bobby Lentz, Grand Touring Lite<strong></p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_pG4xOe1vXI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Club Racing Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT First US Majors Tour Championships of 2015 Awarded at Summit Point http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52377 <p><strong>SUMMIT POINT, W. Va. (May 2, 2015) &ndash; </strong>The initial group of SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Champions were honored Saturday at Summit Point Raceway, in a dual conference race that served as Round 11 of 12 for the Southeast Conference and Round Three of 12 in the Northeast Conference.</p> <p>Chuck Moran, of Oakton, Va., took his second Formula Continental win of the season and his ninth podium finish in his Van Diemen Ford to clinch his third-consecutive Conference Championship.</p> <p>In the same race, German 15-year old Keyvan Andres broke the overall and Formula Atlantic &reg; class SCCA track record at the 10-turn, 2-mile circuit in his No. 56 K-Hill Motorsports/Hoosier Tire Swift 016a/Mazda en route to victory. His fastest lap of 1:04.529 (111.578 mph) broke the existing track record by 1.8 seconds.</p> <p>Randy Kinsland, of Whittier, North Carolina, took the GT-2 class win to clinch his second-straight Conference Championship in his No. 14 Crossroads Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette. Kinsland set a new track record with a 1:14.313 en route to victory.</p> <p>Several drivers previously clinched championships, and others will go down to the wire with Sunday&rsquo;s Souteast Conference finale races.</p> <p>Arguably the best race of the day was for the Touring 3 win between former National Champions Rob Hines and Kevin Fandozzi. The pair traded the lead multiple times, with Hines, of Arlington, Virginia, emerging victorious in his No. 4 Nissan/Hoosier/Carbotech/Redline Nissan 350Z over Fandozzi&rsquo;s No. 96 Insight Driven Race Engineering/Hoosier Chevrolet Cobalt SS.</p> <p>For full results, driver interviews and live coverage links, please visit www.scca.com/summitmajors.</p> <p><strong>SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. &ndash; </strong>Class winners from Saturday&rsquo;s 30-minute SCCA U.S. Majors Tour race at Summit Point Raceway, with class, driver, hometown and car.<br /> American Sedan, Cheyne Daggett, Warrenton, Va., Ford Mustang.<br /> B-Spec, Mac Korince, Ridgway, Ontario, MINI Cooper.<br /> E Production, Chris Dryden, New Freedom, Pa., BMW Z3.<br /> F Production, Ken Nesbit, Manassas, Va., Mazda Miata.<br /> Formula 500, Michael Brent, Bethel, Conn., Invader QC-1.<br /> Formula 1000, Alex Mayer, Harleysville, Pa., JDR/Suzuki.<br /> Formula Atlantic, Keyvan Andres, Abbotstown, Pa., Swift 016/Mazda.<br /> Formula Continental, Chuck Moran, Oakton, Va., Van Diemen/Ford.<br /> Formula Enterprises, Justin Huffman, Herndon, Va., SCCA FE/Ford.<br /> Formula F, James Oseth, Sterling, Va., Van Diemen RF98.<br /> Formula Vee, Rick Shields, Bridgeville, Pa., VDF/VW.<br /> GT-1, Jack Busch, Torrington, Conn., Ford Mustang.<br /> GT-2, Randy Kinsland, Whittier, N.C., Chevrolet Corvette.<br /> GT-Lite, Robert Lentz II, Chantilly, Va., Nissan Sentra SER.<br /> H Production, Tim Pitts, Louisville, Tenn., Volkswagen Golf.<br /> Prototype 2, Dennis Hanratty, Mechanicsburg, Pa., West WR-1000/Suzuki.<br /> Spec Miata, Tyler Kicera, Manheim, Pa., Mazda Miata.<br /> SRF, Jeffrey Lehner, Johnstown, N.Y., Spec Racer Ford.<br /> SRF Gen 3, Greg Obadia, Bethesda, Md., Spec Racer Ford G3.<br /> Super Touring Lite, Tim Estes, Lyme, N.H., Honda Civic Si.<br /> Super Touring Under, Eric Heinrich, Milton, Mass., BMW E30 M3.<br /> Touring 1, Joe Aquilante, Chester Springs, Pa., Chevrolet Corvette.<br /> Touring 2, Preston Calvert, Patomac, Md., Ford Mustang.<br /> Touring 3, Rob Hines, Arlington, Va., Nissan 350Z.<br /> Touring 4, Michael Scornavacchi, Matthews, N.C., Pontiac Solstice.</p> <p>Image: Kevin Fandozzi leads eventual Touring 3 winner Rob Hines (4) at Summit Point<br /> Credit: Bill Stoler Image</p> Club Racing Sat, 02 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT High Temperatures, High Speeds on Saturday at Buttonwillow http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52376 <p>BUTTONWILLOW, Calif. (May 2, 2015) - With temperatures scorching into the mid-90s in the California desert, it felt more like the first weekend of August than the first weekend of May. But the 16 track records that fell on Saturday felt a lot like the end of the season Championship efforts.</p> <p>The Western Conference Majors Tour ran 30-minute races on a recently repaved surface at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, with track records falling left and right during Round Seven of the championship season.</p> <p>The day opened with a thriller in Formula Vee, as Tim Harris and Skip Streets skipped away from the field and were left to settle the race win. Both admitted to making mistakes that cancelled out at the finish, and with one corner to go, Streets moved his No. 51 Hoosier Mysterian M3/VW to the lead.</p> <p>Harris fired back, though, getting a run out of the corner in his No. 20 Apex Fire Systems Mysterian M3 onto the front straight. Harris had enough to go by, moving his nose just in front for the win at the checkered flag.</p> <p>Not to be outdone, the winged open wheel cars put on their own great show later in the day. In Formula Mazda, Larry Mason&rsquo;s No. 12 Auto Diagnostic Services/Polar/The Fiberglass Body Formula Mazda took the lead early with Tazzio Ottis on his tail. The pair battled back and forth, with Ottis sneaking in front and catching traffic at opportune times to sneak away for the win in the No. 72 Patrick Ottis Company Formula Mazda.</p> <p>The Western Conference returns to action on Sunday for 20-lap races. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Race winners:<br /> <br /> Brett Smrz, Formula F<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/658BqSO9xLc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" style="line-height: normal;"></iframe><br /> <br /> Tim Harris, Formula Vee<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EgdmS8KuYao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Eric Boucher, B-Spec<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MYp1LhTriZk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" style="line-height: normal;"></iframe><br /> <br /> Clement Lee, Spec Miata<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AwcM1v5t0hY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" style="line-height: normal;"></iframe><br /> <br /> Jason Isley, H Production<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nvYibbWHYlg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Bill Okell, F Production<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jmsNAcKU8mk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Troy Ermish, GT-Lite<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uqAIgXs5810" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <br /> <br /> Aaron Downey, E Production<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SY0ckIJT_r4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Mike Miserendino, SRF3<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rAYlzNsczb4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Jake Pipal, SRF<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NXRZL6m4oEQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Wolfgang Maike, GT-3<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hbscD4uzsvg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Frank Emmett, GT-1<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/16Tsrr2KyAQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Christopher Qualls, American Sedan<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lD_Q_7-_Nao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Michael Von Quillich, GT-2<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pAVm9zJKLVE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><br /> <br /> Connor Funk, Formula Continental<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/04bcJU44rz4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Tazzio Ottis, Formula Mazda<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NGzA3k8uTYE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Chris Emanuel, Formula Atlantic<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o2ohjwVgJk8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Brandon Aleckson, Formula Enterprises<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/k-x9IOmCVnk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Jim Devenport, Prototype 1<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y_hXg4l9gyw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> David Ferguson, Prototype 2<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sVkrT6O8cQs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Toby Larsson, STU<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WH-rsj6PdrQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Tom Lepper, STL<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C8b3qQvVC3A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /> <br /> Aaron Bailey, Touring 2<br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7g3BqJCNSN0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Club Racing Sat, 02 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Blackhawk Majors Puts A Race In the Books For the Northern Conference http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52374 <p>South Beloit, Ill. (May 2, 2015) - Picture perfect sunshine set the stage for the SCCA Majors Tour Northern Conference opener on Saturday at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, where each of the Runoffs-eligible classes ran 20 minute races for championship points.</p> <p>Racing came after both a practice and a qualifying session for each group in the packed schedule. Once racing got under way, seven run groups filled the track in back to back timed races.</p> <p>In Spec Miata, National Champion Dan Bender led early in the No. 8 Bravo Trailers Mazda Miata. Justin Hille, in the No. 46 Hilltrux/Roush Miata, gave chase with Michael Novak&rsquo;s No. 9 Roush/Caldwell Race Prep Miata just behind. On lap three, Hille and Bender went two wide into Turn Seven, where Bender ran off the track. Hille slid into first, still pushed by Novak, to the finish, in the order they would finish at the checkers.</p> <p>Bobby Sak&rsquo;s No. 19 The Pita Pit Spec Racer Ford put the pressure on perennial Northern Conference favorite Scott Rettich in the SRF Gen3 race on Saturday. Despite being within a second for most of the race, Rettich&rsquo;s No. 17 Alliance Autosport/PDI Communications SRF was out front when the checkered flag fell for the victory.</p> <p>The Northern Conference returns to action on Sunday for 24-lap or 45-minute races, whichever comes first, at Blackhawk Farms. Racing begins at 9:40 Central time.<br /> <br /> Race winners: &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Justin Hille - Spec Miata</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aIxVZ9CkAGo" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Adam Gottlieb - SRF</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xvN_JCFUIoc" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Scott Rettich - SRF3</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2jwmXDWEpm4" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;Robert Perona - FF</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NEiLrl-XsK0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Herb Noble - F5</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xuBHkvHEyP4" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;Jon Brakke - EP</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1AIYL3BBxg8"></iframe></p> <p>Matt Slavens - T2</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n0rYgIyzgq8"></iframe></p> <p>Patrick Womack - T3</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T99VAIbiQKc"></iframe></p> <p>Rich Walke - STL</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/brMm9XS2VZM"></iframe></p> <p>Richard Colburn - P2</p> <p>&nbsp;<iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DSqdA44gdO8" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Scott Rettich - FE</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LRYOMin6KdA" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Scott Sanda - AS</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UH46_gGtiIA" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Tim Kezman - GT2</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/soWex2kK0js"></iframe></p> <p>Tyler Thielmann - FB</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qByBdpdVXzY"></iframe></p> <p>Alan Kossof - T1</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pjdrkm_6qjM"></iframe></p> <p>Bryan Long - GT1</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EEf5mCdurXs"></iframe></p> <p>Daniel Bender - T4</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JjcaksAWXh4"></iframe></p> <p>Fabio Casteilani - FA</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DshBI0AGVGw"></iframe></p> <p>Greg Gauper - HP</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TitQv7SyBvc"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;Jason Miller - P1</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9rdKJ7ez3Xc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Jim Dentici - GTL</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ckKOdUOZTRw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> Club Racing Sat, 02 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Saturday Summit Point Winners Interviews http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52375 <p>&nbsp;SUMMIT POINT, W. Va. (May 2, 2015) -- Saturday's opening races of the Summit Point doubleheader were held under gorgeous skies, marking the penultimate round of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Southeast Conference and the third round of the Northeast Conference.</p> <p>As races conclude, we'll interview the winners and post the videos here.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Justin Huffman, Formula Enterprises</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xpR400w2yU0"></iframe></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Alex Mayer, Formula 1000</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bZpT4ynHDNs"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chuck Moran, Formula Continental</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-FTufKUMoBg"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Keyvan Andres, Formula Atlantic</strong></p> <p><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JTLumi3cGBk"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Dennis Hanratty, Prototype 2</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Iso3EfOFW7Q"></iframe></p> <p><strong><span>&nbsp;</span>Tyler Kicera, Spec Miata</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SnIk018_Byg"></iframe></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span><strong>Jeff Lehner, Spec Racer Ford</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1CexxG084Ho"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Eric Heinrich, Super Touring Under</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NIzSLji45KA"></iframe></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Michael Scornavacchi, Touring 4</strong><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EpKPLhnpANw"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Preston Calvert, Touring 2</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UOqdOiu9yAE"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Tim Estes, Super Touring Lite</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DOUPd7j4OD8" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Rob Hines, Touring 3</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z3mFRTlqBRI"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Mac Korince, B-Spec</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pSYYzcssMBE" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Mike Brent, Formula 500</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e7jymYW3Svk" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Jim Oseth, Formula F</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bkxMfUOlm4A"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Rick Shields, Formula Vee</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/S_dumyNmDCs" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Joe Aquilante, Touring 1</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TGGFBd2nylk"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Jack Busch, Grand Touring 1</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1nlMyYyDW1I" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Cheyne Daggett, American Sedan</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_KTy5GOEqoA"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Randy Kinsland, Grand Touring 2</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eMwvyBLhJYU" http="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Dryden, E Production</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wGPx31aaH1E"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Bobby Lentz, Grand Touring Lite</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FR9qQSshMM0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Ken Nesbit, F Production</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lvW7LHBkmEM" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Tim Pitts, H Production</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wTvDU7zcVxc"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Club Racing Sat, 02 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Andres Flies at Summit Point in Friday Majors Qualifying http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52373 <p><strong>SUMMIT POINT, West Virginia (May 1, 2015) &ndash;</strong> If Friday&rsquo;s qualifying sessions for this weekend&rsquo;s SCCA U.S. Majors Tour races at Summit Point Raceway are any indication, the name Keyvan Andres is one for the motorsports community to remember in the coming years.</p> <p>Fifteen-year old Andres, of Germany, highlighted the day with a sensational lap of 1:04.386 (111.825 mph) around the 10-turn, 2-mile circuit in his K-Hill Motorsports/Hoosier/GK Motorsports Swift 016a Mazda, nearly two seconds faster than the existing SCCA overall and Formula Atlantic&reg; class track record.</p> <p>Friday offered a pair of qualifying sessions for the seven race groups preparing for U.S. Majors Tour races Saturday and Sunday, serving as Rounds 11 and 12 for the Southeast Conference and Rounds Three and Four for the Northeast Conference.</p> <p>While Andres effort was notable, being the fastest of all, several other drivers qualified faster than their existing respective class track record at Summit Point. They included: Alex Mayer (Formula 1000), Tyler Kicera (Spec Miata), Greg Obadia (Spec Racer Ford Gen 3), Lee McNeish (Spec Racer Ford), Rob Hines (Touring 3), Mac Korince (B-Spec), David Sanders (Touring 1) and Jerry Hinkle (F Production). The times do not establish new records, though, as SCCA only recognizes track records set during races.</p> <p>Each of the run groups will hold a final 15-minute qualifying session Saturday morning, followed by 30-minute races. On Sunday, the weekend will conclude with 25-lap races, which will close out the Southeast Conference Championship for 2015.</p> <p>For all event information, please visit <a href="http://www.scca.com/summitmajors">www.scca.com/summitmajors</a>. For live audio, timing and Twitter notes throughout the weekend, please visit <a href="http://www.sccahost.com/sccalive">www.sccahost.com/sccalive</a>.</p> <p><strong>SUMMIT</strong><span style="line-height: normal;">&nbsp;<strong>POINT</strong></span><strong>, West Virginia &ndash; </strong>Provisional polesitters for this weekend&rsquo;s SCCA U.S. Majors Tour races from Summit Point Raceway with class, driver name and car.</p> <p>American Sedan, Daniel Richardson, Chevrolet Camaro.<br /> B-Spec, Mac Korince, MINI Cooper.<br /> E Production, Chris Dryden, BMW Z3.<br /> F Production, Jerome Hinkle, Lotus 7 Series IV.<br /> Formula 500, David Lapham, QRE Invader QC-1.<br /> Formula 1000, Alex Mayer, JDR/Suzuki.<br /> Formula Atlantic, Keyvan Andres, Swift 016/Mazda.<br /> Formula Continental, Chuck Moran, Van Diemen/Ford.<br /> Formula Enterprises, Justin Huffman, SCCA FE/Ford.<br /> Formula F, James Oseth, Van Diemen RF98.<br /> Formula Vee, Stevan Davis, Racer's Wedge SB-1.<br /> GT-1, Jack Bush, Ford Mustang.<br /> GT-2, Randy Kinsland, Chevrolet Corvette.<br /> GT-Lite, Robert Lentz II, Nissan Sentra SER.<br /> H Production, Doug Christensen, Honda CRX.<br /> Prototype 2, Dennis Hanratty, West WR-1000/Suzuki.<br /> Spec Miata, Tyler Kicera, Mazda Miata.<br /> SRF, Lee McNeish, Spec Racer Ford.<br /> SRF Gen 3, Greg Obadia, Spec Racer Ford G3.<br /> Super Touring Lite, Robert Beede, Honda Civic Si.<br /> Super Touring Under, Eric Heinrich, BMW E30 M3.<br /> Touring 1, David Sanders, Chevrolet Corvette.<br /> Touring 2, Preston Calvert, Ford Mustang.<br /> Touring 3, Rob Hines, Nissan 350Z.<br /> Touring 4, Michael Scornavacchi, Pontiac Solstice.</p> Club Racing Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southeast Conference Titles On the Line, Four Conferences In Action http://www.scca.com/news/?cid=52372 <p><strong>SUMMIT POINT, West Virginia (May 1, 2015)</strong> --&nbsp;While the Northern Conference of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour is just beginning its slate of races this weekend, the Southeast Conference will crown its 28 Champions this weekend, with the season finale at Summit Point Raceway, May 1-3.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;">The Summit Point Majors weekend will serve as the 11th and 12th Rounds of the Southeast Conference Championship, as well as the third and fourth rounds of the Northeast Conference Championship.<br /> <br /> The Western Conference is in action at Buttonwillow Raceway Park for Rounds Seven and Eight, while the Northern Conference opens their season at Blackhawk Farms in a two day event.</span></p> <p>For the Southeast drivers, the season started the second weekend of the year, at Homestead Miami Speedway, followed a week later by Rounds three and four at Sebring International Raceway. After a month&rsquo;s hiatus, the Championship moved to NOLA Motorsports Park in conjunction with the Mid-States Conference opener, then to Road Atlanta two weeks later, March 20-22 and VIRginia International Raceway in April.</p> <p><strong>Championship Scenarios</strong></p> <p>American Sedan &ndash; None of the three drivers mathematically eligible for the Championship are entered, so pending any last-minute registrations, Tom Ellis will be the Southeast Conference Champion.</p> <p>B-Spec &ndash; Of the seven drivers eligible to win the Championship, only Mac Korince is entered. Currently fourth in points, Korince is 23 points behind leader Darren Seltzer. A win on Saturday would push him to the lead, and solid finishes each day would push him to the Championship.</p> <p>E Production &ndash; None of the 10 drivers with a mathematical chance for the Championship are entered. Unless something changes, point leader Greg Ira will be crowned the Champion.</p> <p>Formula 500 &ndash; Neither of the drivers with a mathematical chance for the Championship is entered. Unless Russell Strate Jr. is a late entry, point leader Jack Walbran will take the title.</p> <p>Formula Atlantic &ndash; Neither of the drivers with a mathematical chance for the Championship are entered. Unless William Goldkind is a late entry and wins both races, point leader, and defending National Champion, Connor Kearby will take the title.</p> <p>Formula 1000 &ndash; Of the four drivers mathematically eligible for the title, only Alex Mayer is entered this weekend. He need to win both days to tie current leader Michael Crowe. If that was to happen, Mayer would take the tiebreaker with more wins.</p> <p>Formula Continental &ndash; Charles Moran and Douglas Rocco are tied at 144 points entering the final weekend. Moran is entered, Rocco is not. If Moran finishes a race and Rocco stays home, Moran will clinch the title.</p> <p>Formula Enterprises &ndash; None of the four drivers with a mathematical chance for the Championship are entered. Unless something changes, point leader Thomas Green will be crowned the Champion.</p> <p>Formula F - Neither driver with a mathematical chance for the Championship are entered. Unless something changes, point leader Thomas McGregor will be crowned the Champion.</p> <p>Formula Mazda - None of the five drivers with a mathematical chance for the Championship are entered. Unless something changes, point leader Doug Peterson will be crowned the Champion.</p> <p>F Production &ndash; With 196 points, Ken Kannard has clinched the Championship.</p> <p>Formula Vee &ndash; None of the three drivers mathematically eligible for the Championship are entered this weekend. Unless this changes, point leader Laura Hayes will be crowned the Champion.</p> <p>GT-1 &ndash; With 184 points, Simon Gregg has clinched the Championship.</p> <p>GT-2 &ndash; Of the 13 drivers mathematically eligible for the Championship, only point leader Randall Kinsland and 10th place John Yarosz are entered this weekend. If no other eligible drivers enter this weekend, and Kinsland finishes Saturday&rsquo;s race in the points, he will lock in the Championship.</p> <p>GT-3 &ndash; Neither driver mathematically eligible for the Championship is entered. If this remains the case, point leader Ray Stephenson will win the Championship.</p> <p>GT-Lite &ndash; Of the three drivers mathematically in contention for the Championship, none are entered. If this remains the case, point leader Peter Shadowen will win the title.</p> <p>H Production &ndash; With 150 points, Will Perry has clinched the H Production Championship.</p> <p>Prototype 1 &ndash; With 180 points, Jacek Mucha has clinched the P1 Championship.</p> <p>Prototype 2 &ndash; Neither driver mathematically eligible for the Championship is entered. If this remains the case, point leader Sherman Chao will win the title.</p> <p>Spec Miata &ndash; Of the five drivers eligible for the Championship, only point leader Danny Steyn is entered this weekend. If this remains the case, Steyn will win the title.</p> <p>Spec Racer Ford &ndash; With 184 points, Scott Rettich has clinched the Championship.</p> <p>Spec Racer Ford 3 &ndash; Neither driver mathematically in contention for the Championship is currently entered. If this remains the case, Kerry Jacobsen will win the Championship.</p> <p>Super Touring Lite &ndash; Neither driver mathematically in contention for the Championship is currently entered. If this remains the case, Nick Leverone will win the Championship.</p> <p>Super Touring Under &ndash; None of the seven drivers mathematically in contention for the Championship is currently entered. If this remains the case, point leader Michael Flynn will win the title.</p> <p>Touring 1 &ndash; Two of the seven drivers mathematically eligible for the Championship, George Winkler (third) and Joe Aquilante (seventh), are entered this weekend. Winkler needs to finish fifth or better each day to pass Andrew Aquilante and win the Championship. Joe Aquilante would need to win both days and have Winkler finish no better than fifth and sixth in the two races to take the title. If Joe Aquilante is unable to win both days, Winkler can finish fifth and sixth to clinch the title by a single point.</p> <p>Touring 2 &ndash; With 169 points, Tim Kezman has clinched the Championship.</p> <p>Touring 3 &ndash; With 117 points, Tom Brady has clinched the Championship.</p> <p>Touring 4 &ndash; Of the five drivers in contention for the Championship, only fourth place Michael Scornavacchi is entered. With only two entries this weekend, Scornavacchi need only finish each day to score enough points to surpass current leader Tim Myers for the Championship.</p> <p>Follow all the weekend&rsquo;s action with live timing, Twitter notes (for all events) and audio (at Summit Points) is available at <a href="http://www.scca.com/SCCALive">www.scca.com/sccalive</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">-30-</p> Club Racing Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT