TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 4, 2006) – Not a fan of runaway victories? Then this week’s SCCA Runoffs programming on SPEED is right up your alley. All four races are marked with tight battles for the lead, mechanical snafus and surprise endings.
Runoffs programming kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 12:00 p.m. (EST) with F Production. 2004 F Production Champion and polesitter John Saurino, of Tulsa, Okla., takes the early lead and, thanks to a broken axel, an early exit. The result is an epic battle between 2002 F Production Champion Steve Sargis, of Frankfort, Ill., and hometown favorite Jesse Prather. Should you make the mistake of missing this race on Tuesday, you can catch it again Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 3:00 a.m.
Next up is American Sedan at 1:00 p.m. In this showdown of American muscle, Camaro versus Mustang versus Firebird, the question of the hour is whether or not John Heinricy, of Royal Oak, Mich., will take his fourth consecutive A Sedan title, and 10th-career SCCA National Championship. Starting 10th on the grid, it will certainly be an uphill battle for Heinricy, especially with dominating performances from Tom Sloe, of Newbury, Ohio, and Michael Lavigne, of Hooksett, N.H. The A Sedan race will also be rebroadcast on Dec. 6 at 4 a.m.
The Thursday, Dec. 7 Runoffs schedule starts at 12:00 p.m. with the 48-car strong Spec Racer Ford class. 2003 SRF Champ John Black, of Olympic Valley, Calif., leads the field to the green flag, but Mike Miserendino, of Los Angeles, gets the start of his life and is hungry for his first Runoffs victory. The pair will have several side-by-side moments in a fight that goes all the way to finish.
Following SRF and wrapping up this week’s programming is the Touring 1 race at 1:00 p.m. Starting on pole and opening up an eight second lead by the race’s halfway mark, Scotty B. White, from Puyallup, Wash., is poised to take his first National Championship. But to White’s dismay, mechanical gremlins rear their ugly head shortly there after, opening the door for triple-crown hopeful Cindi Lux, of Aloha, Ore., and Lance Knupp, of Fenton, Mich. Stay glued to your seats folks, the fight between Lux and Knupp goes down to the wire. Should you happen to blink, catch it again on Friday, Dec. 8 at 4:00 a.m.
For the full SCCA National Championship Runoffs television schedule click here to visit the Runoffs event page or log onto www.speedtv.com.
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