TOPEKA, Kan. (October 13, 2007) – Seven more drivers were crowned 2007 SCCA National Champions Saturday in day two of the 44th SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T. After heavy rain and lightening delayed the start of the racing action an hour and 45 minutes, the eight races were run back-to-back with a 30-minute time limit to complete the competition before sundown.
Of note, three rookie drivers scored National Championship wins. Only Hans Peter and Andy McDermid were previous winners scoring Championships on the day, with Peter taking his second win of the weekend.
Race 10: Huffmaster Wins Touring 3 SCCA National Championship in First Attempt
Robert Huffmaster, of Rochester Hills, Mich., earned his first Touring 3 National Championship at the 2007 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T at Heartland Park Topeka. Rick Gilhart, of Cincinnati, and Dwight Faitz, of Trenton, Ill., finished second and third, respectively.
Day two of the 2007 Runoffs was delayed an hour and 45 minutes due to severe lightening in the area. Once the race got underway, polesitter and 10-time Runoffs Champion John Heinricy led the first 10 laps and was pulling away from the field before being black flagged because his No. 32 Phoenix Performance/Hoosier Chevrolet Cobalt was over the sound limit.
As a result of the Heinricy black flag, Huffmaster inherited the lead in his No. 27 Huffmaster Crisis Response Mazda RX8. He would have to hold off a hard charging Gilhart for the final four laps of the 14-lap, 30-minute limited race. With Huffmaster leading the final lap, Gilhart was able to put the nose of his No. 1 Mazdaspeed/Mothers Polish/Manheim Mazda RX8 on the inside of Huffmaster and complete the pass in turn six.
From there, defending Champion Gilhart thought he had the race won, but between turns nine and 10 he missed a shift allowing Huffmaster to retake the lead for good. Huffmaster won his first National Championship by 1.831-seconds over Gilhart.
“At the start of the race, Heinricy got out pretty far and [Kevin] Fandozzi was holding us up out there on slicks,” Huffmaster said. “Once I got by Fandozzi, I knew Heinricy was too far out in front. Once I heard [Heinricy] was black flagged, I looked in my mirror and saw Gilhart coming pretty hard and I knew it was going to be a tough race to the finish.
“At the end of the race, the tires might have gotten a little hot and I was getting a little loose. Going into six, I had to start out wide or else I don’t think I could have gotten out of the corner fast. I figured maybe if I went inside, he’d go outside and get the run. I decided to go outside and he went inside and I didn’t give him too much room and we made a little contact. At that point, I was like ‘oh man, I just lost the Championship on the last lap of the race. I’m that guy!’
“But then, as we went through Eight, I saw he had a gearbox problem and I just dove inside. This is unbelievable. I can’t express this into words. I never expected to win.”
Driving the No. 78 Kumho/NUKABE/Subaru of O’Fallon Subaru Legacy GT, Faitz put together a consistent drive from his fifth starting position to earn his first-career Runoffs podium finish.
Bob Boileau, of Monument, Colo., earned a career-best fourth place Runoffs finish, while Wiley Timbrook, of Kingman, Ariz., finished fifth.
Don Istook, of Forth Worth, Texas, was the Sunoco Hard Charger for advancing 13 positions throughout the race. Istook started 24th and finished 11th.
Race 11: Peter Wins Formula Atlantic, Takes Second SCCA Championship of 2007
Hans Peter, of Overland Park, Kan., went two-for-two at the 2007 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T, taking the Formula Atlantic Championship a day after winning a title in C Sports Racing. Tonis Kasemets, of Mundelein, Ill., and Patrick Witherspoon, of Lincoln, Neb., completed the top three.
Severe weather had delayed the start of Runoffs racing at Heartland Park Topeka this morning, and although a dry line had begun to form after the first race of the day, the Formula Atlantic field took to the course on rain tires to combat the standing water that remained in many parts of the track.
At the start, SCCA Chicago Region Triple Crown® hopeful Kasemets took the lead into Turn One, but with polesitter Peter filling his mirrors. The No. 66 Phenix Label/Hoosier/Toyota Swift 014 continued to shadow Kasemets for the next three laps, pulling alongside the No. 09 Flexovit/Parallax/Hoosier/MK/Elite/Pabst Swift 014 several times on the front and back straight before finally getting the job done in Turn Seven of lap four. When Peter returned to the front straight, he’d already opened up a 2.250-second lead on Kasemets. The two-time defending C Sports Racing Champion proceeded to cruise away from Kasemets, winning the 17-lap race by 7.379 seconds.
“At the start, I went as good as I could expect,” Peter said. “It was a drag race to Turn One and I had played it about 100 times in my mind last night. I kind of figured that Tonis was more experienced and would be able to get me on that.
“This was my first rain race in an open wheel car. I figured it would be a good idea to stay right behind him [Kasemets] and see what he was doing. I looked for a small weakness his car and I noticed that I had better grip in the slow corners and that he was a little quicker down the straightaway. I watched to see where I could close up on him and I used about the only corner that we have left on this track to pass with the changes. Tonis took the racing line, which was very nice of him, as he could have taken the blocking line, but I got alongside and pushed up the hill. From then on I got about two seconds and I just kept it there.”
After starting the race from pitlane, owing to problems starting his car, Witherspoon was more than thrilled to finish the race in third. Witherspoon also collected the Sunoco Hard Charger Award in his No. 8 Swan Racing Swift, advancing 10 positions from his grid spot of 13th to his third-place finish.
David Wilcox, of Derby, Kan., was holding down the third-place spot until he locked-up going into Turn One on the final lap. Wilcox was able to rejoin the race and finish fourth. Fabio Castellani, of Streamwood, Ill., finished fifth.Race 12: McDermid Takes Third Championship in Wild SCCA American Sedan Race
Andy McDermid, of Grand Ledge, Mich., captured his third-career National Championship in American Sedan today, after his chief rivals crashed on the final lap at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T at Heartland Park Topeka. Bill Schepergedes, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Jim Wheeler, of Lenexa, Kan., completed the podium.
McDermid started second in his No. 24 Felice Race Engines/Lane Auto Ford Mustang but got the jump on polesitter Jason Von Kluge’s No. 78 Mr. K’s racing Ford Mustang at the start on the damp, but drying track. McDermid held a comfortable advantage for the first handful of laps until defending Champion John Heinricy’s No. 58 TAR/Hoosier Pontiac Firebird caught him on lap nine.
Heinricy made contact with McDermid exiting turn 14 on the 10th lap, loosening both cars up and giving Tom Sloe, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, an opportunity to pass for second in his No. 74 Hoosier Tire/Russell Automotive Ford Mustang and challenge for the lead. Sloe took the lead on lap 12 and then battled Heinricy for the next three laps. On the final tour, Heinricy got a run out of Turn Three and made a diving move into Turn Four, only to find a lapped car in front of him. Heinricy hit the car, spun and collected Sloe. McDermid skated through for the lead and the win by 0.733-second over Schepergedes, who moved all the way up from 12th on the grid in his No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro.
“We started the race and I knew that we were in good shape; we were just hoping that the track would stay wet but it didn’t,” McDermid said. “About halfway through the race I had a huge lead and it was going perfectly and everything was wonderful and then the track started drying.
“I knew that Heinricy and Sloe had slick tires on so I just tried to keep cracking off as many fastest laps as I could, but then they finally passed me. I didn’t give them any grief over it and then they went away. I found that my tires were starting to come back a little bit and I thought to myself that these guys are pounding on each other a bit so this isn’t over. On the last lap, they began swapping paint so I thought that we were looking fat here. We came through three and I thought ‘you guys are going to do it, aren’t you?’ and away they went. Everybody went to the fence so looked sideways and said, ‘see ya!’”
Wheeler, who started seventh in his No. 20 Hoosier/Rollcamera.net Pontiac Trans Am, came home with a career-best third, followed by Von Kluge, of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Brian Doll, of Crawfordsville, Ind.
Doll earned the Sunoco Hard Charger award for the race, advancing 15 positions from his 20th starting spot.Race 13: Marlowe Captures G Production SCCA National Championship
Jay Marlowe, of Hendersonville, N.C., led every lap in the G Production race to capture his first National Championship at the 2007 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T at Heartland Park Topeka. Chuck Mathis, of St. Jacob, Ill., and Woody Deatherage, of Boca Raton, Fla., completed the top three.
Marlowe started on the outside of the front row and quickly took the lead heading into Turn One. Driving the No. 21 Toyota/TRD/Goodyear/LNA Toyota Corolla, Marlowe did not waste any time separating himself from the pack. Marlowe’s early lead did not last long as the race was black flagged to retrieve Chris Himes’ No. 7 Hoosier/Carbotech/Buzz Thru Honda Civic from between Turns Two and Three. Himes made contact with the inside retaining wall on lap four.
When the race resumed on lap five, it did not take Marlowe long to open up a lead though defending GP Champion Mathis tried to catch him in his No. 54 247-parts.com/Hoosier/Ground Control Volkswagen Rabbit. But, in the end, Marlowe earned his first National Championship on his first attempt. He won by 7.049-seconds over Mathis.
“We had some troubles in qualifying, I actually broke the engine and we had to put it back together again,” Marlowe. “I didn’t know how it would run today, but I made the correct call on tires. We went on slicks, didn’t go on intermediates and it definitely was the right call. We were running a couple seconds slower than qualifying but it came down to the right tires, the right gears, and just hitting my marks every lap.”
Piloting the No. 69 Woody’s Service/Hoosier Suzuki Swift GT, Deatherage had a great drive through the field from his 12th starting position, owing to a six-position penalty in qualifying, to finish third.
Larry Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, was the Sunoco Hard Charger for advancing four positions throughout the race. Gallagher started eighth and finished fourth. Ken Bouquillon, of New Milford, Conn., finished fifth.Race 14: SCCA Spec Miata Championship Goes to Rampelberg
After finishing runner-up in last year’s Spec Miata race, the 2007 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T was sweet redemption for Brad Rampelberg of San Jose, Calif., who took the win over defending Champion Andrew Caddell, of Graham, Wash. Steve Ott, of Missouri City, Texas, finished third.
Polesitter Caddell took the early lead in his No. 30 Saferacer.com Mazda Miata with the No. 4 HooverSpeed Mazda Miata of Rampelberg hot on his tail. For the next two laps, the pair circulated the track glued to each other’s bumper. On lap four, heading onto the front straight, Caddell had a slight bobble, giving Rampelberg the momentum into Turn One, where he would take over the lead.
“We had a good start,” Rampelberg said. “Steve Gorriaran gave me a couple bumps and moved me ahead. I thought I was going to be able to move past Andrew, so I started to move down, but then I saw him there and gave him some room. Andrew led the first couple of laps, but there was a little river running down the apex of Turn 14 and I was squaring it off just a little bit differently than Andrew and getting on the power quicker. I think he just got off and on it once and I was able to get the run on him on the outside going into Turn One.”
Shortly thereafter, Chris James’ No. 11 Saferacer.com/SpecMiata.com Mazda Miata and Andrew Rushing’s No. 33 Applied Racing Tech Mazda Miata needed to be removed from the Turn Nine area after separate incidents brought them to a stop near the wall. The clean-up required the race to be black-flagged to allow safety vehicles on the course.
When green-flag racing resumed, 10 minutes remained on the race clock.
Rampelberg maintained the lead on the restart, with Caddell hot on his heels. The pair immediately began to pull a gap on the rest of the field. Caddell waited until the last lap to make his move, attempting to take advantage of a slide by Rampelberg in Turn Nine, but ended up mirroring his competitor in more spectacular fashion, sliding completely off the track.
“Andrew was able to go through the faster stuff a little bit faster than me, so I knew that was the one place he was going to try me,” Rampelberg said. “On the last lap, I knew I had to get through those final corners well. I got it turned in at Ten, there was mud on the track and I started sliding. I was thinking ‘this is bad news.’ I gathered it up and I saw Andrew sliding across my mirrors and ending up in the dirt and I thought ‘I got it.’
Caddell returned to the track, but had lost too much ground to catch Rampelberg, who claimed the Spec Miata National Championship. Cadell would finish 1.252 seconds behind Rampelberg in second. Ott, in the No. 26 DriverSource/APEX HyPerformance Mazda Miata finished third after starting seventh.
Steven Gorriaran, of Providence, R.I., and Matthew Reynolds, of Boerne, Texas, completed the top five. Mark Hoover, of Cameron Park, Calif., earned the Sunoco Hard Charger Award for advancing 16 positions during the race in his No. 96 Planet Miata/boxracing.com Mazda Miata.
With the Spec Miata Championship, Rampelberg now has a chance to win a new Mazda MX-5 Cup car and Mazdaspeed parts package courtesy of Mazda, enabling him to enter the SCCA Pro Racing SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup. Rampelburg will compete against other Mazda champions for the prize in an off-season shootout.Race 15: Shaffer Crowned Formula Continental National Champion
Chas Shaffer, of Catlett, Va., won his first-ever Formula Continental National Championship at the 2007 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T at Heartland Park Topeka. John LaRue, of Muncie, Ind., finished second, while Russ Lindemann, of Longmont, Colo., was third.
Under some of the best racing conditions all day, pole winner Niki Coello powered his No. 81 pouredfoundations.com/Primus Van Diemen RF-01 to the early lead – a position he would hold until a mechanical issue forced him to retire on lap seven.
Colleo’s misfortune worked to Shaffer’s advantage, as he inherited the lead in his No. 35 Goodyear/Redbullvendors.com Van Diemen RF00. Over the next five laps, Shaffer’s mirrors were filled with LaRue’s No. 5 Goodyear/ICP/QuickSilver/OHLIN Citation Snipe FCZ. On the last lap, both Shaffer and LaRue were side-by-side, but LaRue could not complete the pass. Shaffer won by 0.471-seconds over LaRue.
“Things fell into place for me today,” Shaffer said. “With Niki [Coello] dropping out early it was a big break. That black flag hurt as I picked up a severe understeer when we went green again. I appreciate John [LaRue] racing clean. It would have been close for sure if there had been more laps because of the severe under steer. I had to lift earlier in order to get through some turns. We knew what we had and we were counting it down. I have raced against John for years and knew it would be clean. If he had gotten me, he would have gotten me. I would rather have finished second behind John than to have put us in the wall.
“This is unbelievable to me; my car was junk. We destroyed it at Watkins Glen this summer and have been rebuilding it ever since. We were still rebuilding it this past Monday here at the track. We really didn’t think that we had a chance. But, we had incentive to get it ready for today and it was a goal we achieved.”
Driving the No. 76 Rocky Mountain Tire & Auto Van Dieman RF99, Lindemann was running as high as second with three laps to go before Shaffer took the position dropping Lindemann to third, which is where he finished.
Kirk Kindsfater, of Fort Collins, Colo., drove up from his seventh starting position to finish fourth. Jose Gerado, of El Paso, Texas, recorded a career-best fifth place Runoffs finish.
Dave Weitzenhof, of Bath, Ohio, was the Sunoco Hard Charger for advancing 10 positions throughout the race. He started 16th and finished sixth.Race 16: Flory Scores SCCA SSB National Championship in Rookie Run
Ken Flory, of Commerce Twp., Mich., captured his first Showroom Stock B title at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T in his first try. Lee Niffenegger, of Delaware, Ohio, and Toby Grahovec, of Chicago, completed the top three.
Driving the No. 8 Hoosier/Competition Graphics Pontiac Solstice, Flory started second but took the lead at the start over polesitter Michael Scornavacchi Jr.’s No. 25 Hoosier/Phoenix/Carbotech Pontiac Solstice at the start. He built up a three-second lead that evaporated when the caution came out on lap six to retrieve a disabled car.
On the restart, Niffenegger went to the front from fourth place in his No. 43 Honda/Hankook/Cobalt/DC Sports Honda Civic Si. However, the lead was short-lived, and Flory out-broke the Honda into turn four. From there, he never looked back, winning by 4.174 seconds.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet but it feels pretty good,” Flory, who is a crew member for Team Cadillac in SCCA SPEED GT competition said. “This is my first Runoffs and to be on the podium is great.
“At the start, the Honda behind me hit me hard and gave me a huge launch so I was able to get maybe a car length on Mike [Scornavacchi] into Turn One and I just continued on from there. At the restart, I was able to put in underneath Lee [Niffenegger] going into turn four and pulled away from there. Turn One and Turn Two were a mess because of the mud. At Turn Eight and Nine, I think that all three of us went off there. Someone about three laps from the end hit the apex at Eight and put a lot of mud on the track. All of us went off but all of us were able to save our cars and continued on.”
Former class Champion Grahovec had an eventful race in his No. 86 Classic BMW/Hoosier/RedLine BMW Z4, falling outside of the top five at one point before climbing back up to the third step on the podium.
Bob Schader, of Boulder, Colo., and Juston Poole, of Atlanta, completed the top five.
Richard Crites, of Bera, Calif., earned the Sunoco Hard Charger Award for advancing nine positions in the race.Race 17: Ave Wins GT-1 Championship in Dominant Fashion
Tony Ave, of Mooresville, N.C., collected his first SCCA National Championship by dominating the GT-1 race at the 2007 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T. Defending Champion Philip Simms, of Orlando, Fla., finished second, followed by Michael Lewis, of Poway, Calif., in third.
With the sun hanging low in the sky, the green flag waved on the GT-1 race at Heartland Park Topeka. Defending GT-1 National Champion Simms immediately jumped into the lead in his No. 11 Goodyear/Simms Motorsports Jaguar XKR, but polesitter Ave retook the lead in Turn Three. Simms managed to keep pace with Ave’s No. 44 Bodin Masonry/Pro-Motor/Goodyear Chevrolet Corvette for several corners afterwards, but when the two crossed the stripe to commence lap two, Ave had already pulled out nearly two seconds on Simms. Ave continued to effortlessly extend his gap to Simms throughout the race, crossing the finish line with a 9.835-second margin of victory at the checkered flag.
“It feel’s great,” Ave said. “I must have made him [Phil] spend some more money this year or something, because he was pretty fast down the straightaway all week.
“I was really worried about the start, because Phil’s good at the start. He definitely beat us to the first corner. Sometimes you can try a desperation move, but I knew it was probably going to be between one of us. I did not think it was too smart to get carried away. But then, I had a bit of a run going into three and slid inside of him there. I locked the brakes up and we almost hit. If he hadn’t given me the room, we would have touched right there. He avoided the wreck I almost started. Then we kind of got going and my car was better than his and I was able to pull away. My car seemed really good. However, when the sun went down, there was a big difference. I started sliding all over. But, we had the best car today. We had a great time.”
Finishing second, Simms has yet to finish outside the top-three in his four Runoffs starts.
Holding down third place nearly the entire race, Lewis lost the final podium spot on the penultimate lap to the No. 49 BGR Inc. Chevrolet Corvette of William Grey. Lewis reclaimed third place in the final corner of the race, when Grey’s Corvette spun in Turn 14 and became stuck in the wet grass.
Simon Gregg, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Bryan Long, of Peoria, Ill., completed the top five. Bernard Bupp Jr., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earned the Sunoco Hard Charger Award for advancing eight positions during the race at the wheel of his No. 8 Hamilton Safe & Security Systems Chevrolet Camaro.
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Results, by race, from Saturday’s SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T at Heartland Park Topeka with finishing position, starting position, driver, hometown, car, laps complete and time behind winner. All races were limited to 30 minutes due to a delay for inclement weather.Race 10, Touring 3
1, 3, Robert Huffmaster, Rochester Hills, MI, Mazda RX8, 14
2, 4, Richard Gilhart, Cincinnati, OH, Mazda RX8, 14, -1.831
3, 5, Dwight Faitz Jr., Trenton, IL, Subaru Legacy GT, 14, -9.72
4, 11, Robert Boileau III, Monument, CO, Honda S2000, 14, -10.968
5, 8, Wiley Timbrook, Kingman, AZ, Honda S2000, 14, -32.383
6, 12, Chad Gilsinger, Marysville, OH, Honda S2000, 14, -33.455
7, 6, Dennis Holloway, Huntington Beach, CA, Mazda RX8, 14, -34.739
8, 7, Scott Shelton, Burbank, CA, Mazda RX8, 14, -39.317
9, 9, Jim Holloway, Huntington Beach, CA, Mazda RX8, 14, -39.989
10, 13, Rob Lay, Southlake, TX, Mazda RX8, 14, -58.59
11, 24, Don Istook, Fort Worth, TX, AUDI TT, 14, -1:11.727
12, 19, David Vodden, Willows, CA, Honda S2000, 14, -1:21.344
13, 25, Terry Rohr, Cave Creek, AZ, Subaru WRX TR, 14, -1:23.352
14, 18, John Costello, Wilkes Barre, PA, Honda S2000, 14, -1:46.397
15, 16, Richard Dickey, Granbury, TX, Mazda RX8, 14, -1:48.376
16, 26, Brent Ostendorff, Greer, SC, Mazda Mazdaspeed Miata, 14, -1:48.905
17, 14, Scotty B White, Puyallup, WA, Ford Mustang, 14, -1:49.619
18, 10, Joel Lipperini, Pittston, PA, Honda S2000, 13, -1 Lap
19, 27, Michael Ference III, San Antonio, TX, Honda S2000, 13, -34.352
20, 20, Hugh Nguyen, Houston, TX, Mazda Miata, 13, -45.02
21, 4, Colin Cohen, Southlake, TX, Audi TT, 13, -47.086
22, 2, Kevin Fandozzi, Birmingham, MI, Chevrolet Cobalt SC, 13, -1:03.177
23, 21, Rob Piekarczyk, Parma, OH, Mazda RX8, 13, -1:18.829
24, 23, Lynne Griffiths, Menlo Park, CA, Mazda RX8, 13, -1:23.767
25, 17, Jerold Lowe, Puyallup, WA, Crysler Crossfire, 12, -2 Laps
26, 22, Michael Kramer, Lewisburg, TN, Saturn ION RedLine, 10, -4 Laps
DNF, 15, Shannon McMasters, Granbury, TX, Mazda RX8, 2, -12 Laps
DNS, 29, Kristian Skavnes, Sparta, NJ, Honda S2000, 0, --
DQ, 1, John Heinricy, Royal Oak, MI, Chevrolet Cobalt, 10, Sound
Average race speed: 70.223 mph
Fastest race lap: 2:03.149, Dwight Faitz Jr.
Lap leaders: Laps 1-2, Kevin Fandozzi; laps 3-14, Robert Huffmaster Race 11, Formula Atlantic
1, 1, Hans Peter, Overland Park, KS, Swift 14, 17
2, 2, Tonis Kasemets, Mundelein, IL, Swift 14, 17, -7.379
3, 13, John Witherspoon, Omaha, Ne, Swift , 17, -57.061
4, 6, David Wilcox, Derby, KS, Swift DB4, 17, -1:17.243
5, 7, Fabio Castellani, Streamwood, IL, Swift 14, 17, -1:19.882
6, 8, Jacek Mucha, Laval, QC, Ralt 41, 17, -1:36.919
7, 5, Daniel Selznick, Phoenix, AZ, Swift 14, 16, -1 Lap
8, 11, William Goldkind, Holbrook, NY, Ralt Toyota RT-41, 16, -2.378
9, 10, Rodrigo Barbosa, Asheville, NC, Ralt RT-4, 16, -1:01.725
10, 16, Mark Felsen, Denver, CO, STAR Mazda PRO FM, 16, -1:14.859
11, 9, Mark Ishikawa, Los Gatos, CA, Swift 14, 15, -2 Laps
12, 14, Jeffrey Walker, Wheaton, IL, Swift 14, 15, -5.325
13, 12, Michael Mallinen, Liberty Lake, WA, Ralt RT-41, 10, -7 Laps
DNF, 3, David Grant, Germantown, TN, Swift 14, 6, -11 Laps
DNF, 4, Keith Grant, Germantown, TN, Swift 014a, 0, -17 Laps
Average race speed: 84.470 mph
Fastest race lap: 1:44.747, Hans Peter
Lap leaders: Laps 1-3, Tonis Kasemets; laps 4-17, Hans Peter Race 12, American Sedan
1, 2, Andrew McDermid, Grand Ledge, MI, Ford Mustang, 16, --
2, 12, Bill Schepergerdes, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Chevrolet Camaro, 16, -0.733
3, 7, Jim Wheeler, Lenexa, KS, Pontiac Trans Am, 16, -16.766
4, 1, Jason Von Kluge, Ann Arbor, MI, Ford Mustang, 16, -20.385
5, 20, Brian Doll, CrawFordsville, IN, Pontiac Firebird, 16, -26.106
6, 5, Michael Lavigne, Hooksett, NH, Ford Mustang, 16, -29.453
7, 15, Richard Jones, Scio, OH, Ford Mustang, 16, -30.698
8, 21, Stephen Hynes, White Lake, MI, Ford Mustang, 16, -35.548
9, 17, William Tucker, Blue Springs, MO, Chevrolet Camaro, 16, -53.31
10, 16, Thomas Toth, Sugar Grove, IL, Chevrolet Camaro, 16, -1:40.631
11, 18, John Lechner, North Olmsted, OH, Ford Mustang, 16, -1:52.757
12, 19, Ronald LeBaron Sr., Gainesville, VA, Chevrolet Camaro, 16, -2:01.548
13, 3, Tom Sloe, Chagrin Falls, OH, Ford Mustang, 15, -1 Lap
14, 4, John Heinricy, Royal Oak, MI, Pontiac Firebird, 15, -0.689
15, 10, Monte Cowles, Dumfries, VA, Ford Mustang, 15, -41.759
16, 8, John Blizzard, Hillsboro, OR, Chevrolet Camaro, 15, -55.814
17, 14, Thomas Himes, Slidell, LA, Ford Mustang, 15, -1:25.134
18, 27, J. Scott Lane, Cortland, OH, Ford Mustang, 15, -2:02.986
19, 13, Geoffrey Kopp, Gardner, KS, Chevrolet Camaro, 15, -2:24.875
20, 22, Eric Ritchie, Katy, TX, Chevrolet Camaro, 15, -2:27.305
21, 24, Fred Hetherwick, Jackson, MI, Ford Mustang, 15, -3:08.516
22, 27, Jonathan Ricker, Danville, KY, Ford Mustang, 15, -3:17.142
23, 25, Carey Grant, Cordova, TN, Chevrolet Camaro, 15, -4:11.000
24, 11, Tom Ellis, Sunrise, FL, Ford Mustang, 14, -2 Laps
25, 23, Scott Davie, Little Rock, AR, Ford Mustang, 14, -1:46.710
26, 31, Charles Dawson, Sebring, FL, Chevrolet Camaro, 14, -2:12.085
27, 28, Harvey West, Owatonna, MN, Ford Mustang, 8, -8 Laps
DNF, 6, Philip Smith, New Albany, OH, Chevrolet Camaro, 6, -10 Laps
DNF, 9, Kyle Watkins, Broomfield, CO, Ford Mustang, 2, -14 Laps
Average race speed: 75.796 mph
Fastest race lap: 1:52.788, John Heinricy
Lap leaders: Laps 1-11, Andy McDermid; laps 12-15, Tom Sloe; lap 16, Andy McDermid Race 13, G Production
1, 2, Jay Marlowe, Hendersonville, NC, Toyota Corolla, 11
2, 1, Chuck Mathis, Saint Jacob, IL, Volkswagen Rabbit, 11, -7.049
3, 12, Andy Deatherage, Boca Raton, FL, Suzuki Swift GT, 11, -15.878
4, 8, Larry Gallagher, Thornville, OH, Nissan 510, 11, -26.426
5, 4, Kenneth Bouquillon, New MilFord, CT, Nissan 510, 11, -29.409
6, 9, Gregory Gauper, Hubertus, WI, Honda Civic, 11, -32.541
7, 6, Chris Albin, Maryland Heights, MO, Volkswagen Golf, 11, -33.271
8, 5, Bill Wessel, Madison, WI, Nissan SPL311, 11, -33.829
9, 7, Tim Pitts, Louisville, TN, Nissan PL510, 11, -42.741
10, 3, Kent Prather, Wakarusa, KS, MG A, 11, -45.641
11, 11, Keith Church, Greensboro, NC, Toyota Corolla, 11, -53.97
12, 10, Jonathan Goodale, Conifer, CO, Suzuki Swift GTI, 11, -1:00.961
13, 15, David Hammer, North East, PA, Volkswagen Rabbit, 11, -1:15.374
14, 16, Eric Heczko, Longmont, CO, Nissan 510, 11, -1:59.419
15, 14, Steve Nagle, Westmont, IL, Volkswagen Scirocco, 8, -3 Laps
DNF, 13, Christopher Himes, Reynoldsburg, OH, Honda Civic, 3, -8 Laps
DNS, 17, Gregory Lund, Dallas, TX, Honda CRXsi, 0, --
Average race speed: 53.047 mph, includes race stoppage
Fastest race lap: 1:50.531, Jay Marlowe
Lap leaders: Laps 1-11, Jay Marlowe Race 14, Spec Miata
1, 2, Brad Rampelberg, San Jose, CA, Mazda Miata, 12, --
2, 1, Andrew Caddell, Graham, WA, Mazda Miata, 12, -1.252
3, 7, Steven Ott, Missouri City, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -6.188
4, 4, Steven Gorriaran, Providence, RI, Mazda Miata, 12, -10.64
5, 9, Matthew Reynolds, Boerne, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -11.981
6, 10, Mark Pombo, Berkeley Lake, GA, Mazda Miata, 12, -12.371
7, 6, Sammy Valafar, Las Vegas, NV, Mazda Miata, 12, -12.958
8, 13, Karl Zimmermann, Austin, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -13.444
9, 14, John Phillips III, Sealy, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -20.482
10, 16, Richard Wiese, Chesterfield, MO, Mazda Miata, 12, -21.048
11, 20, Samuel Henry, Republic, MO, Mazda Miata, 12, -21.415
12, 11, Jason Ott, Thornton, CO, Mazda Miata, 12, -24.025
13, 23, Aaron McSpadden, Austin, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -24.162
14, 38, Bob Stretch, Arlington, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -26.621
15, 15, Tony Rivera, Missouri City, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -26.735
16, 32, Marc Hoover, Cameron Park, CA, Mazda Miata, 12, -31.605
17, 30, Jonathan Boxwell, Baltimore, MD, Mazda Miata, 12, -32.771
18, 24, Cole Dahn, Goodyear, AZ, Mazda Miata, 12, -33.038
19, 26, Michael Collins, Mount Airy, MD, Mazda Miata, 12, -34.065
20, 22, Christopher Prey, Oshkosh, WI, Mazda Miata, 12, -36.101
21, 5, Nick Herda, Las Vegas, NV, Mazda Miata, 12, -36.261
22, 21, Mathew Pombo, Winston Salem, NC, Mazda Miata, 12, -37.879
23, 17, Steve Welk, Sheboygan Fls, WI, Mazda Miata, 12, -38.156
24, 31, Jimmy Underhill, Greenwood Vlg, CO, Mazda Miata, 12, -42.208
25, 34, Phillip Mather, Adrian, MI, Mazda Miata, 12, -43.837
26, 28, Thomas Kraft, Des Moines, IA, Mazda Miata, 12, -53.356
27, 35, Mark Quevli, Westminster, CO, Mazda Miata, 12, -55.279
28, 8, Blake Clements, Houston, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -56.538
29, 33, Jacques Dresang, Hartford, WI, Mazda Miata, 12, -1:00.877
30, 12, Jesse Combs, Spring, TX, Mazda Miata, 12, -1:21.464
31, 18, Charles James, Joplin, MO, Mazda Miata, 11, -1 Lap
32, 3, Eric Foss, Braselton, GA, Mazda Miata, 10, -2 Laps
33, 19, Michael Asselta, Overland Park, KS, Mazda Miata, 9, -3 Laps
DNF, 29, Stephen Johnson, Leawood, KS, Mazda Miata, 5, -7 Laps
DNF, 25, Andrew Rushing, Austin, TX, Mazda Miata, 2, -10 Laps
DNF, 37, Chris James, Joplin, MO, Mazda Miata, 2, -1.015
Average race speed: 57.502 mph, includes race stoppage
Fastest race lap: 1:53.702, Andrew Caddell
Lap leaders: Laps 1-2, Andrew Caddell; laps 3-12, Brad Rampelberg Race 15, Formula Continental
1, 2, Chas Shaffer, Catlett, VA, Van Diemen RF00, 13
2, 4, John LaRue, Muncie, IN, Citation Snipe FCZ, 13, -0.471
3, 3, Russ Lindemann, Longmont, CO, Van Diemen RF99, 13, -2.35
4, 7, Kirk Kindsfater, Fort Collins, CO, Van Diemen RF 00, 13, -8.523
5, 12, Jose Gerardo, El Paso, TX, Van Diemen RF-00, 13, -9.017
6, 16, Dave Weitzenhof, Bath, OH, Citation 95SF, 13, -10.436
7, 11, Brian Belardi, Grafton, WI, Van Diemen RF00, 13, -25.986
8, 17, Mark Hutchison, New Berlin, WI, Mygale FC99, 13, -30.682
9, 8, Peter LeSueur, Saint Charles, IL, Van Diemen RF02, 13, -31.282
10, 10, Charles Moran, Oakton, VA, Crossle 71F, 13, -37.369
11, 14, Jim Victor, Davenport, IA, Van Diemen RF 05, 13, -37.61
12, 18, William Johnson, Austin, TX, Van Diemen RF00, 13, -38.149
13, 19, Keith Williams, Overland Park, KS, Citation 95SF, 13, -1:03.087
14, 22, Allen Dale, Manhattan, KS, Van Diemen RF95, 13, -1:13.041
15, 21, Thomas Martin, Melissa, TX, Van Diemen RF-01-2, 13, -1:39.120
16, 13, Mark Ludwig, North Richland Hills, TX, Van Diemen RF99, 8, -5 Laps
17, 1, Niki Coello, East Troy, WI, Van Diemen RF -01, 6, -7 Laps
DNF, 15, Zachary Craigo, Lone Tree, CO, Van Diemen RF01, 5, -8 Laps
DNF, 5, Brian Tomasi, Elgin, IL, Van Diemen RF-01, 0, -13 Laps
DNF, 6, Robert Caldwell, Terre Haute, IN, Van Diemen RF00, 0, -0.215
DNF, 9, Rossella Manfrinato, Alpharetta, GA, Tatuus RC97, 0, -0.445
DNF, 20, Douglas Rocco, Sandisfield, MA, Van Diemen RF94, 0, --
Average race speed: 62.646 mph, includes race stoppage
Fastest race lap: 1:34.118, Niki Coello
Lap leaders: Laps 1-6, Niki Coello; laps 7-13, Chas Shaffer Race 16, Showroom Stock B
1, 2, Kenneth Flory, Commerce Township, MI, Pontiac Solstice, 15
2, 5, Lee Niffenegger, Delaware, OH, Honda Civic Si, 15, -4.174
3, 3, Toby Grahovec, Chicago, IL, BMW Z4, 15, -6.209
4, 4, Robert Schader, Boulder, CO, Honda Civic SI, 15, -17.174
5, 6, Juston Poole, Atlanta, GA, Honda Civic si, 15, -19.39
6, 12, Chase Lin, Lewis Center, OH, Honda Civic, 15, -26.657
7, 10, Alan Yankielun, Pittstown, NJ, Pontiac Solstice, 15, -29.272
8, 14, Hugh Nguyen, Houston, TX, BMW Z4, 15, -31.67
9, 13, Michael Pettiford, Louisville, CO, Chevrolet Camaro V6, 15, -32.721
10, 11, Jonathan Start, Caledonia, MI, Mini Cooper S, 15, -32.936
11, 15, Ralph Porter, Kokomo, IN, Mini coopers, 15, -38.848
12, 1, Michael Scornavacchi Jr., Manheim, PA, Pontiac Solstice, 15, -39.919
13, 21, Jill Urso, Orlando, FL, Mini Cooper S, 15, -46.534
14, 23, Richard Crites, Brea, CA, Honda Civic si, 15, -47.267
15, 19, Bob Demers, Dover, NH, Pontiac Solstice, 15, -50.261
16, 16, Kristina Etherington, Sammamish, WA, Mazda Miata, 15, -57.274
17, 25, Ross Andrews, Greenwood Village, CO, Chevrolet Camaro, 15, -1:05.216
18, 18, Robbie Davis, Summerville, SC, Mini Cooper S, 15, -1:13.336
19, 24, Peter Davis, Dallas, TX, Mazda Miata, 15, -1:14.003
20, 28, James Place, San Antonio, TX, Mini Cooper S, 15, -1:14.700
21, 26, Stan Czacki, Elephant Butte, NM, Pontiac Solstice ZOK, 15, -1:24.494
22, 20, Steven Zink, Fall City, WA, Mazda Miata, 15, -1:27.360
23, 29, Keith Jones, Lorain, OH, Mazda Miata, 15, -1:57.424
24, 8, Bill Haggerty, Escondido, Ca, Pontiac Solstice, 13, -2 Laps
25, 17, Jack Tippens, Davis, IL, BMW Z4 2.5, 13, -6.036
26, 7, Charles Guest, Greensboro, NC, Pontiac Solstice, 9, -6 Laps
DNF, 22, Russell McHugh, Sunnyvale, CA, Mazda Miata, 2, -13 Laps
DNF, 9, Stephen Fondakowski, Pelham, NH, Toyota Celica GTS, 1, -14 Laps
Average race speed: 74.744 mph
Fastest race lap: 1:54.130, Ken Flory
Lap leaders: Laps 1-15, Ken Flory Race 17, GT-1
1, 1, Tony Ave, Mooresville, NC, Chevrolet Corvette, 18
2, 2, Philip Simms, Orlando, FL, Jaguar XKR, 18, -9.835
3, 3, Michael Lewis, Poway, CA, Jaguar XKR, 18, -35.844
4, 5, Simon Gregg, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Chevrolet Corvette, 18, -56.348
5, 12, Bryan Long, Peoria, IL, Chevrolet Camaro, 18, -1:08.269
6, 14, Bernard Bupp Jr., Fort Lauderdale, FL, Chevrolet Camaro, 18, -1:14.236
7, 7, Glen Jung, Osteen, FL, Mazda RX7, 18, -1:18.795
8, 10, Raymond Irwin, Topeka, KS, Chevrolet Corvette, 18, -1:31.536
9, 11, David Fershtand, Fort Worth, TX, Ford Mustang, 18, -1:32.437
10, 16, Bud Thurston, Apache Junction, AZ, Chevrolet Corvette, 18, -1:32.741
11, 15, James Bradley, Gaston, IN, Chevrolet Corvette, 17, -1 Lap
12, 17, Carl Janin, Dallas, TX, Chevrolet Camaro, 17, -13.279
13, 18, Buddy Cisar III, Bellevue, NE, Chevrolet Camaro, 17, -56.162
14, 4, William Gray, Springdale, AR, Chevrolet Corvette, 16, -2 Laps
DNF, 13, Jordan Bupp, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Chevrolet Corvette, 8, -10 Laps
DNF, 8, Shawn Gray, Fayetteville, AR, Chevrolet Camaro, 1, -17 Laps
DNF, 6, Amy Ruman, Kent, OH, Chevrolet Corvette, 0, -18 Laps
Average race speed: 95.614 mph
Fastest race lap: 1:32.169, Tony Ave
Lap leaders: Laps 1-18, Tony Ave