AYER, Mass. (May 20, 2014) – Mike Wilson, of Utica, New York, took home the Super Shootout title at this past weekend’s Tire Rack® SCCA Solo® Match Tour event at Devens Airfield. Jojo Corrales-Kean, of Bristol, Connecticut, took home the Ladies Shootout win.
Blue skies and mild temperatures all weekend long was the reward to the 147 drivers who competed at the meet. Aside from optimal conditions, competitors were greeted by a fun, but challenging course that rewarded precise car placement.
On Saturday, the event ran swiftly allowing for some end-of-the-day fun. Drivers were given the opportunity to run the course backward during two 40-minute fun-run sessions. The free time gave Club members a chance to socialize and place friendly wagers on who the fastest driver was.
Mike Wilson (C Street R, SJF Performance Scion FR-S) began his title as one of the top eight drivers from Saturday’s Run Group Two. As the result of the customary random draw, Wilson was slotted to go up against James Feinberg (D Street, SoloPro Driving School Audi TT) in the opening round of the head-to-head bracket.
Wilson got past Feinberg, the Atlanta Match Tour Super Shootout winner, and moved on to the semi-final of the Heat Two bracket. His next test came in the form of Paul Kozlak (A Street R, Red Haus Racing Chevrolet Corvette). Feinberg passed with flying colors, earning him a spot in the final matchup against Wiley Cox. Wilson kept his winning streak alive by beating Cox (D Street R, G-Fab/J.J.C-K Mini Cooper, which propelled Wilson into the three-way final.
Also making the Super Shootout final were Brian Kuehl (Street Modified FWD, Big Budget Racing/Karcepts Honda CRX), from the Heat One bracket, and Todd Kean (G-Fab Racing Nissan 240 SX), from Heat Three. The overall winner of the Super Shootout was decided following a final timed run from each driver. Following those runs, Wilson earned the Super Shootout win by setting the time closest to that of his dial-in.
In the Ladies Shootout, Corrales-Kean (D Street R Ladies, G-Fab Racing/Big Budget Racing Mini Cooper) began her march to the title with a win over Becca Nell (A Street Ladies, ARGYLE Project Management LLC Honda S2000). Corales-Kean’s D Street R Ladies rival, Kasey Chartier (Mini Cooper), was the last driver standing in the way of the Ladies trophy. Corrales-Kean took the winners’ hardware home only five weeks after giving birth to she and her husband Todd Kearn’s child.
Eric Kutil (Street Touring Xtreme, Big Budget Racing Acura Integra Type R), of Middle Village, New York, was the Club Shootout winner. The final was an exciting affair as Kutil’s margin of victory was just 0.05-second over Denise Kugler (G Prepared Ladies, Karcept/InMotion/Evans Tuning Honda CRX).
The next stop on the schedule for The Tire Rack SCCA Solo Match Tour is set for Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado, June 21-22.
Additional information, including full results, of The Tire Rack SCCA Atlanta Solo Match Tour can be found here. More information on the entire Tire Rack SCCA Solo program is available at www.scca.com/Solo.
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