Runoffs Report: Tuesday Evening

Day One Qualifying in the Books

The first of three days of qualifying has concluded at the 56th annual Sports Car Club of America® National Championship Runoffs® at VIRginia International Raceway. Day one qualifying leaders are below with Class: Name, Hometown, SCCA Region, Car and Time.
-American Sedan®: Gregory Eaton; Woodbridge, VA; Washington DC Region; Ford Mustang; 2:06.697

-B-Spec: John Phillips; Sealy, TX; Houston Region, Honda Fit; 2:23.971

-E Production: Jesse Prather; Topeka, KS; Kansas Region; BMW Z3; 2:02.604

-F Production: Eric Prill; Topeka, KS; Kansas Region; Mazda Miata; 2:07.436

-H Production: Vesa Silegren; Chattanooga, TN; Chattanooga Region; Honda CRX; 2:16.021

-Formula 500: Wiley Mcmahan; Covington, GA; Middle Georgia Region; Scorpion FDS 007 Suzuki; 1:57.361

-Formula Atlantic®: Keith Grant; Germantown, TN; Atlanta Region; Swift 016a Mazda; 2:33.902

-Formula Continental®: Michael Varacins; Burlington, WI; Chicago Region; Van Diemen RF00; 2:18.117

-Formula Enterprises: Lee Rackley; Clinton, NC; North Carolina Region; SCCA FE Mazda; 1:59.831

-Formula Enterprises 2: Liam Snyder; Southlake, TX; Texas Region; SCCA FE2 Mazda; 1:58.595

-Formula F: Tyler O'Connor; New Hartford, CT; New England Region; Mygale SJ14; 2:00.426

-Formula Vee®: Andrew Thomas Abbott; Livonia, MI; Detroit Region; Vector GB-4; 2:15.740

-Formula Mazda: Bryce Cornet; Norman, OK; Oklahoma Region; Star Formula Mazda; 2:01.735

-GT-1: Tony Ave; Maiden, NC; Central Carolinas Region; Chevrolet Corvette; 1:43.857

-GT-2: Andrew Aquilante; Chester Springs, PA; Philadelphia Region; Chevrolet Corvette; 1:51.271

-GT-3: Jeff Dernehl; Roswell, GA; Atlanta Region; Mazda RX-7; 1:59.610

-GT-Lite: Peter Shadowen; West Palm Beach, FL; Florida Region; Honda CRX; 2:06.997

-Prototype 1: Todd Slusher; Las Vegas, NV; Atlanta Region; Elan DP02 Mazda; 1:43.173

-Prototype 2: Robert Iversen; Gulf Breeze, FL; Gulf Coast Region; Ligier JS 49 Honda; 1:49.521

-Spec Miata: Todd Buras; Melbourne, FL; Florida Region; Mazda Miata; 2:14.552

-Spec Racer Ford 3: Charles Russell Turner; Montpelier, VA; Washington DC Region; SCCA Enterprises SRF3; 2:04.956

-Super Touring® Lite: Danny Steyn; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Florida Region; Mazda MX-5; 2:07.203

-Super Touring® Under: Elivan Goulart; Shelton, CT; New England Region; Lotus Exige; 2:02.982

-Touring 1: Andrew Aquilante; Chester Springs, PA; Philadelphia Region; Ford Mustang; 1:56.093

-Touring 2: Cooper MacNeil; Hinsdale, IL; Chicago Region; Porsche 911 Carrera S; 1:58.994

-Touring 3: Marshall Mast; Narvon, PA; Philadelphia Region; Ford Mustang GT; 2:05.763

-Touring 4: Nick Leverone; Mendon, MA; New England Region; Subaru BRZ; 2:11.340


Going for the Sweep
The SCCA Road Racing Super Sweep is the most challenging award a Club racer can achieve. To earn the award in 2019 a driver must, in a single class, win a U.S. Majors Tour Conference Championship, win the class Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour point standings, and win the National Championship Runoffs at VIRginia International Raceway. A handful of drivers are in the hunt this year for a Super Sweep, including:

-B-Spec: John Phillips, David Daughtery, Frank Schwartz, Fritz Wilke

-Formula 500: Eric McRee, Russell Strate, John W. "Jack" Walbran

-Formula Atlantic®: Dario Cangialosi, Paul Ravaris

-Formula Continental®: Charles Moran

-Formula Enterprises: Mark Snyder

-Formula Enterprises 2: Liam Snyder, Scott Rettich, Thomas W. Burt

-Formula F: Tyler O'Connor, David Livingston, Charles Horn

-Formula Mazda: Owen McAllister

-F Production: Ken Kannard, Charlie Campbell

-Formula Vee: Dennis Andrade, Stevan Davis, Hunter Phelps-Barron

-GT-1: David Fershtand

-GT-2: Barry Boes, Brad Gross

-GT-3: Mike Henderson, Joe Kristensen, Taz Harvey, William Wilson

-GT-Lite: Graham Fuller, Larry Svaton

-H Production: Michael Cummings, Christopher Salyer, Will Perry

-Prototype 2: Tim Day

-Spec Miata: Jim Drago, Preston Pardus

-Spec Racer Ford Gen3: Mike Miserendino, Denny Stripling, Brian Schofield

-Super Touring® Lite: Danny Steyn

-Super Touring® Under: Chris Haldeman, David Fiorelli

-Touring 1: Bill Baten, Hugh Stewart

-Touring 2: Cooper MacNeil

-Touring 4: Raymond Blethen, Steve Strickland, Nick Leverone, Mike Burke, Jared Lendrum, Kevin -Fryer, Bryan Horowitz


Qualifying Continues Wednesday
The second day of SCCA National Championship Runoffs qualifying begins at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. Audio-only coverage will be available at with commentary supplied by Runoffs pit reporter Heyward Wagner, as well as Gregg Ginsberg (Super Tour Radio), Andy Hollis and Larry MacLeod. Audio commentary of the three race days will be supplied by the Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire broadcast team consisting of Mike Wolfe, Bob Steele, Andy Delay, Brian Donati and Ginsberg. Live, online video coverage of Runoffs races, presented by Mazda, will occur Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13 at with Greg Creamer again anchoring the broadcast joined by Ryan Myrehn (SportsCar365 writer), Tom O’Gorman (pro driver), Hollis and MacLeod while Wagner provides coverage from pit lane. Be sure to tune in so as not to miss any of the action!

Photo Credit: Mark Weber