Cooler Temps Result in Higher Speeds at Road America Majors

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 26, 2015) – Round 10 of the Northern Conference SCCA U.S. Majors Tour, part of the SafeRacer Club Racing Program, was held in noticeably cooler conditions than Saturday’s sprint races. The result was three new lap records at a track that is no stranger to SCCA Club Racing.

While the traffic was faster at the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course, the race results were still close in many classes. At one point the skies threatened rain during the scheduled 12-lap feature races, but that threat passed over the facility without affecting the competition.

Group One, made up of the Touring classes, provided close finishes among all three of those classes. In Touring 2, Tim Kezman, of Franksville, Wisconsin, was the winner in his No. 44 Calypso Lemonade/Fall Line Motorsports Porsche 911 by 0.553-second over Matt Slavens. Touring 3, saw J. Patrick Womack, of Burr Ridge, Illinois, win by 0.909-second in his No. 2 Laurel BWM/Hoosier BMW Z4.

Voytek Burdzy beat winner Danny Bender, of Northbrook, Illinois, to the line, but received a post-race penalty that landed him in third. In his No. 15 Bravo Trailers/BFGoodrich Tires/Autobarn Mazda MX-5, Bender scored the weekend sweep. Burdzy reset the T4 lap record with a time of 2:40.617.

Scott Rettich, of Columbus, Ohio, had a wonderful day after taking two class wins – one each in Spec Racer Ford Gen3 and Formula Enterprises - and setting a new track record in FE. In SRF3, Rettich crossed the line first with the nose of his No. 17 Alliance Autosports/PDI Communications SRF3 just 0.025-second ahead of Bobby Sak. Additionally, Rettich now owns the new lap record in SRF3 with a time of 2:32.578.

Justin Hille, of Canfield, Ohio, came out on top of the Spec Miata field. His No. 8 Hilltrux/Roush Mazda Miata crossed the line just 0.523-second ahead of Saturday winner Kyle M Webb.

Jeff Shafer was the final driver to reset a track record as he lowered the Prototype 2 record to 2:10.902.

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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Provisional race winners for Sunday’s U.S. Majors Tour Northern Conference Round 10 at Road America. Drivers are listed by Class: name, hometown, and car. (*) – Denotes Saturday winner.

American Sedan: Edward Hosni, Galloway, Ohio, Ford Mustang
Formula 1000: Tyler Thielmann, Kiel, Wis., JDR-012*
Formula 500: Calvin Stewart, Novi, Mich., Novacar Blade F600
Formula Atlantic: Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Swift 016 Mazda
Formula Continental: Yufeng Luo, Arcadia, Calif., Van Diemen DP08*
Formula Enterprises: Scott Rettich, Columbus, Ohio, SCCA Formula Enterprises*
Formula F: Tim Kautz, Geneva, Ill., Piper DF3D*
Formula Vee: Bruce Livermore, Stillwater, Minn., Mysterian X-M2*
E Production: Steve Smyczek, New Berlin, Wis., Mazda RX-7
F Production: Mike Gnadt, Kiel, Wis., MG Midget
H Production: Greg Gauper, Hubertus, Wis., Honda Civic
GT-1: Dave Ruehlow, Oconomowoc, Wis., Chevrolet Corvette*
GT-2: AJ Henriksen, Elgin, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro
GT-Lite: Steve Sargis, Frankfort, Ill., Triumph Spitfire
Prototype 1: Brian French, Sheboygan, Wis., Ralt RT-41*
Prototype 2: Greg Guyann, Willowbrook, Ill., Stohr WF1*
Spec Miata: Justin Hille, Canfield, Ohio, Mazda Miata
Spec Racer Ford: Adam Gottlieb, Wilmette, Ill., SCCA SRF
Spec Racer Ford Gen3: Scott Rettich, Columbus, Ohio, SCCA SRF Gen3
Super Touring Lite: Rich Walke, Hawthorn Ridge, Ill., Mazda RX-7*
Super Touring Under: Ron Pawley, Greenwood, Ark., Lexus IS300*
Touring 1: John M. Buttermore, South Lyon, Mich., Chevrolet Corvette*
Touring 2: Tim Kezman, Franksville, Wis., Porsche 911
Touring 3: J Patrick Womack, Burr Ridge, Ill., BMW Z4*
Touring 4: Danny Bender, Northbrook, Ill., Mazda MX-5*

Image: Justin Hille leads the Spec Miata field into Turn Two at Road America.
Credit: SCCA