JENNINGS, Okla. (April 12, 2015) – Following Saturday’s wet races, the extra heat felt on Sunday at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit near Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a welcome respite for SCCA Mid-States Majors racers on Sunday for Round Four on the Championship.
Each of the seven group races were 25 laps around the club racing circuit, a favorite of many in the Mid-West.
Jim Drago, of Memphis, Tenn., won an emotional race for he and his East Street Racing team. Keeping his No. 2 East Street Racing Miata in a back and forth battle with the No. 74 Reynolds Bros. Racing Miata and Craig Berry’s No. 45 Berry Marble and Granite Mazda, Drago held on for the final couple of laps to the front.
The win comes just a week after crew member and Berry’s father, Jim Berry, passed away, and Drago said on the podium that he was certain he was enjoying this race.
B-Spec came down to the final lap in the dual between Joe McClughan and Saturday winner John Phillips. McClughan held the lead on the final lap in his No. 3 Hoosier/MAZDASPEED Mazda2, but Phillips saw an opening and went for the win in his No. 43 Phillips Race Parts Toyota Yaris. The two made contact side by side, and Phillips got the worst of it, spinning and allowing McClughan to take the win.
The Mid-States Conference returns to action May 22-24 at Texas World Speedway for a doubleheader and Rounds Five and Six on the season. Each of the race winners:
James Stiehr, Formula F
Charlie Hearn, Formula Vee
David Vincent, Formula 500
Roy Lopshire, GT-Lite
Eric Prill, F Production
Chris Albin, H Production
Matt Reynolds, E Production
Jim Drago, Spec Miata
Brekk Harris, Formula Mazda
Dwight Rider, Formula Atlantic
Jack Donnellan, Prototype 2
James Michael, Formula 1000
Henry Donohoo, Formula Enterprises Chris Edens, Touring 1 Jim Wheeler, American Sedan Mike McGinley, GT-2 Tom Smith, GT-1 Alan Marshall, GT-3
Toby Grahovec, Touring 4 Joe McClughah, B-Spec Bob Schader, Touring 3 Michael Pettiford, Touring 2 Cliff Ira, STL
Ron Pawley, STU
Richard Stephens, SRF3
Grayson Strathman, SRF