ALTON, Va. (April 18, 2014) – Day one of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at VIRginia International Raceway started the day under sunny skies. The race served as Round Nine for the Southeastern Conference and was the season-opening race for the Northeastern Conference.
Each of the eight race groups, made up of 28 Runoffs-eligible classes, took to the 3.27-mile, 17-turn circuit for a 25-minute sprit race.
Spec Miata led the day off in a big way. With oil-dry on the course near the finish line, the opening moments saw six cars make contact just after taking the green flag. Three of those cars were able to continue the race, while three were not. The rest of the race, restarted on lap five, proved to be just as intense with a multi-car battle for the lead that included eventual race winner Dillon Machavern.
Get reaction from each of the provisional winners here:
Dillon Machavern, Spec Miata
John Schmitt, Super Touring Under
Michael Scornavacchi, Touring 4
Kurt Rezzetano, Touring 2
Kyle Boehm, Super Touring Lite
Chad Gilsinger, Touring 3
Mac Korince, B-Spec
Kevin Leigh, E Production
Randy Kinsland, GT-2
Ray Stephenson, GT-3
Danny Richardson, American Sedan
Scott Rettich, Spec Racer Ford
Laura Hayes, Formula Vee
Kerry Jacobsen, Spec Racer Ford Gen3
Michael Brent, Formula 500
Thomas McGregor, Formula F
Ken Kannard, F Production
Tim Minor, Formula Continental
Kevyan Soori, Formula Atlantic
Gianpaolo Ciancimino, Prototype 1
JR Osborne, Formula 1000
Reece Everard, Formula Enterprises
Additional information, including grids, a schedule and full entry list, on the VIR Majors can be found at SCCA.com/virmajors.