SCCA Cat Majors Winners Hot as a Tin Roof on Day 2
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 31, 2016) – It’s not uncommon for SCCA U.S. Majors Tour drivers to claim back-to-back wins over the course of a competition weekend. But as regular-season racing draws to a close and the SCCA National Championship Runoffs near, those on a “hot streak” should be noted.
This weekend’s SCCA Cat Majors at Road America, hosted by the Milwaukee Region, saw a handful of drivers extend winning streaks. One such individual was Prototype 2 pilot Jake Thielmann in his WF1 Stohr. After two victories this weekend at Road America, he now has six wins in a row.
“This is a definite change for me from last year. I had a rough beginning last year getting used to the car,” Thielmann said. “Coming into the Championship this year on a hot streak makes me excited. It makes me feel like I got a great chance of winning the Runoffs.”
Another open-cockpit pilot edging forward with a win streak is Formula Atlantic’s Austin Mack in his Mazda Swift 016 racecar. Last weekend, he went back-to-back at the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at New Jersey Motorsports Park. This weekend, he did the same during the Cat Majors.
“We’ve been pretty darn fast,” Mack said after taking another win Sunday at Road America. “I feel pretty good that we’ve got some momentum going into the Runoffs. And that’s important.”
A few other drivers are riding four-win streaks after action this weekend on the 14-turn, four-mile road circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. B-Spec racer David Daughtery, in a Honda Fit, is on just such a stretch, as well as F Production driver John Walker in his Lotus Super 7 chariot.
“It feels good to have this hot streak, and I hope to add two more wins at the SCCA Majors Tour at Grattan Raceway in two weeks,” Walker said. “And when it comes down to the time it really counts at Mid-Ohio for the Runoffs, hopefully we can keep this going.”
This weekend’s racing at Road America was the penultimate SCCA U.S. Majors Tour race for both the Northern Conference and the 2016 SCCA U.S. Majors Tour season. Four of the five conferences have completed their 2016 events. The very last event of the year will take place Aug. 13-14 at the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan. That will also be the last chance for racers to qualify for the 2016 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, presented by Garmin VIRB, being held in September at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Below are provisional race results from Sunday’s SCCA Cat Majors at Road America with Class: Name, Hometown and Car.
-American Sedan: Edward Hosni; Hilliard, OH; Ford Mustang
-B-Spec: David Daughtery; Fortville, IN; Honda Fit
-E Production: Jon Brakke; Fargo, ND; Mazda Miata
-F Production: John Walker; Richland, MI; Lotus Super 7
-H Production: Greg Gauper; Hubertus, WI; Honda Civic
-Formula 500: Steven Thompson; Royal Oak, MI; T&R Fabricating TR1
-Formula Atlantic: Austin Mack; Warren, RI; Mazda Swift 016
-Formula Continental: Danny Weyls; Medina, OH; Van Diemen DP-08
-Formula Enterprise: Scott Rettich; Columbus, OH; Formula Enterprise
-Formula F: Jeffrey Bartz; Plymouth, WI; Van Diemen
-Formula Vee: Andrew Whitston; Neenah, WI; Protoform P2
-GT-1: Dave Ruehlow; Hartland, WI; Chevrolet Corvette
-GT-2: Mark Boden; Buffalo Grove, IL; Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
-GT-3: George Cichon Jr; Rockton, IL; Mazda RX7
-GT-Lite: Jonathan Goodale; Conifer, CO; Mazda Miata MX-5
-Prototype 1: Jason Miller; Sheboygan Falls, WI; WynnFurst
-Prototype 2: Jake Thielmann; Kiel, WI; Stohr WF1
-Spec Miata: Voytek Burdzy; Shiller Park, IL; Mazda Miata
-Spec Racer Ford 3: Tray Ayres; Gainesville, GA; Ford SRF3
-Spec Racer Ford: Max Koff; Ann Arbor, MI; SCCA Enterprises SRF
-Super Touring Lite: Rich Walke; Hawthorn Woods, IL; Mazda RX-7
-Super Touring Under: David Daly; Edina, MN; Volkswagen Golf
-Touring 1: Cameron Cassel; Coldstream, BC; BMW E46
-Touring 2: Matt Slavens; Davenport, IA; Porsche 997
-Touring 3: Paul Kwiecinski; Northbrook, IL; Mazda MX5
-Touring 4: Daniel Bender; Northbrook, IL; Mazda MX5
Photo: Dave Ruehlow took home the GT-1 win Sunday at the Cat Majors.
Photo Credit: Digital Automotive Depictions