The 42nd Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships got underway on Tuesday at the Lincoln (Neb.) Airpark, and admitting the air temperatures were aerial there wasn’t a billow in the sky as the aboriginal classes of the about 1,200 autocross competitors set to run this anniversary ran their aboriginal heats.
Thirty-six classes ran for the aboriginal day of the Tuesday/Wednesday sessions. Drivers are denticulate in their best of three runs on anniversary of two courses, active on one advance per day.
On the East Course, Jeff Kiesel, of Poway, Calif., is center (in photo) through extending his National Championship acceptable band to nine years by demography the day one advance in E Modified. Kiesel holds a 2.357 added advantage in the No. 143 Avon Tire/Roger Kraus Racing KFR Turbo Sprite.
“We’ve been absolutely active at assignment at Carvin Guitars, and the day to day operations accept been growing,” Kiesel said. “We haven’t done any development on the car, and almost any aliment – afterwards my wife ran this morning, we had a burke position sensor go out and we aloof anchored it in time.
“We’re adequate actuality out here, it’s a lot of fun. I try to consistently go for a claimed best. That’s all I attending for, I don’t anguish about what anybody abroad is doing. I put everybody out of my apperception and if I’m blessed with how I collection and feel like I got aggregate out of it, that’s acceptable abundant for me. That’s what I’m attractive for tomorrow, I aloof appetite to get out of the car and feel like I’ve done my best. The guys are all accepting faster in this class, and it’s fun.”
In Kart Modified, Paul Russell – hot off a Tire Rack ProSolo win and season-long Championship – led the way in the No. 101 Seventh-Gear.com Tony Kart Honda by 0.602-second over Daniel Wendel (No. 44 Pinkies Out Racing Top Kart Racing Speedy TM), with Larry MacLeod (No. 81 Because Left Hand Honda Energy) aloof addition 0.112 behind.
Their analogue in Kart Modified Ladies, Kate Regganie, collection her No. 21 Honda kart to the top of the chic archive by 0.204-second over Neva Hoover. Added impressively, it’s the aboriginal abounding year of a shifter kart for the 17-year-old Regganie, who came through the Formula Junior program.
“It’s affectionate of crazy,” Reggenie said. “I grew up in the karts, but I never anticipation I’d be leading. Last year was my aboriginal year in the shifter. The better change is shifting, and the clutch. I’m still accepting acclimated to that. The alive you do out there is insane, but I adulation the acceleration difference.”
“I’m nervous. I’m consistently nervous, though. We’re all so close, and all such acceptable drivers, that it should be actual interesting.”
Street Touring R is no best the better chic in Lincoln, but with 41 cars is amidst the acme and the antagonism is aloof as fierce. Nick Barbato’s No. 191 Karcepts/Adidas Motorsports Honda S2000 led the way by aloof 0.244-second on the best East course, with Ken Montonishi’s No. 192 OS Giken/ARE/Winmax/bjoinfilms. com Honda S2000 and Matthew Braun’s No. 98 PowerPlug Honda S2000 both aural a bisected second.
Heat one on the tighter, and added technical, West Advance was accent by abutting antagonism for the top atom in E Street Prepared. Billy Brooks (No. 78 Subaru WRX), of Austin, Texas, accomplished the aboriginal day of antagonism with a 0.047-second allowance over Greg McCance in the No 178 Fastndrunk Subaru WRX. In the No. 199 StranoParts.com/Evolution School Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Dave Ogburn III claimed the third position.
Super Touring Xtreme was the better chic of the day, and the better of the meet. Among the acreage of 67 drivers were some of the top competitors in SCCA Solo, including above National Champions Steve O’Blenes, Craig Wilcox, Andrew Pallotta, Mike Simanyi and Bryan Heitkotter, who all accomplished the day in the top 15.
It was Lance Keeley, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, the 2012 champ, who took the chic advance in the No. 108 Nameless Performance/Bartuned/Link Garage Subaru BRZ. His 0 079-second gap aback to second-place Jason Ruggles (No. 51 Awesome Fossum’s Hair Care Mazda RX-8) is not secure, by any means, as Heitkotter (No. 18 Team KW/K1 Motorsports/AIT Nissan 200ZX) lurks abutting behind, in third.
Follow the activity through alive timing at www.sololive.scca.com, alive audio from the east advance at www.ustream.tv/channel/solo- nationals-east and from the west advance at www.ustream.tv/channel/solo- nationals-west, on the SCCA Facebook folio at Facebook.com/SCCAOfficial, or on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.
More advice on the Tire Rack SCCA National Championship is accessible at www.scca.com/solo.
The top two runners in anniversary of the 33 classes aggressive Tuesday and Wednesday in the 42nd Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships at Lincoln Airpark with class, arch driver, hometown and car; added abode driver, hometown, car and gap abaft aboriginal place. *Denotes Supplemental Class.
B Modified: Daniel Stone, Sheridan, Ind., LeGrand Mk 18; Clemens Burger, Noblesville, Ind., LeGrand Mk 18, 0.169.
C Modified: Joshua Parker, Ringe, N.H., Raynard Formula F; Brandon Lavender, Indianapolis, Ind., Van Diemen RF85, 0.202.
C Modified Ladies: Mari Clements, Alta Loma, Calif., Honda Van Diemen; No added competitors.
C Street: Chris Fenter, Greenville, Wis., Mazda MX-5; Daniel McCelvey, Houston, Texas, Mazda RX-8, 0.224.
C Street Ladies: Meredith Brown, Los Alamos, N.M., Nissan 270Z; Rachel Kerswill, Reno, Nev., Mazda RX-8, 0.207.
C Prepared: Michael Maier, Livermore, Calif., Ford GT350; Mark Madarash, Red Oak, Texas, Pontiac Trans-Am, 0.209.
C Prepared Ladies: Tracy Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla., Ford Mustang; Alyssa Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla., Ford Mustang, 0.802.
D Modified: Mark Huffman, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Lotus Elan; Jeff Cashmore, New Berlin, Wis., Honda Lotus 7, 0.780.
D Modified Ladies: Susan Anderson, Florissant, Mo., Lotus Super 7; No added competitors.
D Street: Wayne Onyschuk, Oak Forest, Ill., Subaru WRX; James Mallrich, Highland, Ill., Subaru WRX, 0.267.
D Street Ladies: Gwen Habenicht, Bahama, N.C., Audi TT; Ann LaRandeau, Omaha, Neb., Audi TT, 1.949.
E Modified: Jeff Kiesel, Poway, Calif., KFR Turbo Sprite; Matthew Brueck, Dacula, Ga., Jeep YC-J, 2.357.
E Modified Ladies: Shawn Kiesel, Poway, Calif., KFR Turbo Sprite; Elizabeth Whitworth, St. Louis, Mo., Ford Mustang Cobra, 1.915.
E Street Prepared: Billy Brooks, Austin, Texas, Subaru WRX; Greg McCance, Ramona, Calif., Subaru BRZ, 0.047.
E Street Prepared Ladies: Mandy Owen, Phoenix, Ariz, Subaru WRX; Donna Marx, Fort Worth, Texas, Ford Mustang, 1.279.
F Street Prepared: Kevin Wenzel, Erie, Colo., Volkswagen Scirocco; David O’Maley, Greensboro, N.C., Mazda 323, 0.331.
F Street Prepared Ladies: Lisa Krueger-Burgess, Midland, Mich., Volkswagen Rabbit; Jamie Yost, Germansville, Pa., BMW 2002, 0.630.
G Prepared: Steve Bollinger, Granger, Ind., Austin Healey Sprite; David Gott, Northborough, Mass., Triumph TR4, 0.159.
Kart Modified: Paul Russell, San Diego, Calif., Tony Kart Honda; Daniel Wendel, Advance, N.C., Top Kart Speedy, 0.602.
Kart Modified Ladies: Kate Regganie, Joliet, Ill., Honda; Neva Hoover, Columbus, Ohio, AMV Honda, 0.204.
Street Touring R: Nick Barbato, Wethersfield, Conn., Honda S2000; Ken Montonishi, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Honda S2000, 0.244.
Street Touring R Ladies: Laura Campbell, Paducah, Kent., Honda S2000; Asiya Colburn, Clarksburg, Md., Honda S2000, 3.378.
Street Touring Ultra: Brian Peters, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Nissan 350Z; Chris Gladu, Fort Collins, Colo., Subaru WRX, 0.658.
Street Touring Ultra Ladies: Diane Bollenbecker, San Diego, Calif., Mitsubishi Evo; Mina Ingraham, Lynchburg, Va., Subaru WRX Sti, 1.846.
Street Trouring Xtreme Ladies: Annie Gill, Renton, Wash., Scion FR-S; Catherine Tran, Fountain Valley, Calif., Subaru BRZ, 1.536.
Street Trouring FWD Ladies: Michelle Miller, Federal Way, Wash., Mini Cooper; Jan Rowe, Houston, Texas, Mazda Mazda3, 2.007.
Street Touring Xtreme: Lance Keeley, Brookfield, Wis., Subaru BRZ; Jason Ruggles, Boca Raton, Fla., Subaru BRZ, 0.079.
Street Touring FWD: Lee Chhit, Huntsville, Ala., Mini Cooper; Travis Sackwar, Nuevo, Calif., Toyota Raris, 0.772.
*Classic American Muscle Contemporary: Keith Lamming, Kansas City, Mo., Chevrolet Camaro; Mike Trenkle, Elizabeth, Colo., Ford Mustang, 0.942.
*Classic American Muscle Sport: Mike Fraser, San Jose, Calif., Shelby Cobra 427; Bruce Cambern, Madera, Calif., Shelby Cobra 427, 4.342.
*Classic American Muscle Traditional: Mike Dusold, Corinth, Texas, Chevrolet Camaro; Robby Unser, Albuquerque, N.M., Chevrolet Nova, 0.518.
*Formula Junior A: Riley Heaton, Omaha, Neb., Tony Kart; Kevin Jung, Laguna Nigel, Calif., Tony Kart, 0.353.
*Formula Junior B: Johan Yost, Germansville, Pa., Nelson CRG; Alexander Nelson, Amherstdale, WV, Birel Kart, 0.728.
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