TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 7, 2008) – Programming from the 2007 SCCA National Championship Runoffs continues Wednesday, Jan. 9, on SPEED, with the Touring 2 and E Production races.
At noon (EST), three-time Showroom Stock B Champion Don Knowles leads an all-Pontiac Solstice GXP front-row to the green flag in T2. Despite blowing a turbo in the morning warm-up, Knowles shows no weakness in his No. 35 Phoenix Performance/Iracing.com/Hoosier Pontiac Solstice, beating the No. 79 theracingcoach.com Pontiac Solstice of Edward Zabinski to Turn One. Having just switched from a Lotus Elise to the Solstice on the second day of qualifying, will Zabinski be able to match the skill of Knowles who won SSB last year? Tune into SPEED to find out.
Next at 1:00 p.m., defending E Production Champion Lawrence Loshak looks tough to beat starting on pole in the No. 02 Enginetrans.com Honda Prelude, but Tom Thrash, the 2006 EP polesitter, is up to the task. Driving the No. 67 Mazda/Goodyear/Lucas Racing Mazda RX7, Thrash grabs the lead at the start with Loshak in hot pursuit. When Thrash’s car begins to show signs of oversteer, Loshak makes his move. Only SPEED can show you if Loshak’s pass will earn him his second-consecutive E Production National Championship, or if Thrash can hang on for his first.
If you miss them the first time, the T2 and EP races will re-air, Thursday, Jan. 10, at 3 and 4 a.m (EST)., respectively. If you’d rather watch the 2007 Runoffs anytime in the comfort of your own home, visit www.sccacollection.com to order the DVD set.