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Ten SCCA National Champions were crowned on Friday at the SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB, following 14 lap races at Daytona International Speedway. Check out the race recaps and official results below for all the details, as well as this great three-lap video from Danny Stern during the second qualifying session of Spec Miata, below. You can also find on-demand video from the Runoffs here.
Race 1: Kachadurian makes Last-lap pass for a National Championship at Daytona
John Kachadurian, of Denver, Colorado, won the GT-2 National Championship on the final lap at the SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway. Robert Kennedy, of Ormond Beach, Florida, finished second with Mark Boden, of Winnetka, Illinois, completing the podium.
Kachadurian scored his first National Championship in dramatic fashion, passing then-leader, and Tire Rack pole position winner, Jordan Bupp on the last lap. At the controls of his No. 85 The Kachadurian Group/Fall-Line Porsche 911 Carrera, Kachadurian spent much of the 14-lap race behind Bupp. After Bupp, in the No. 81 American Speed Factory Ford Mustang, took the white flag, his car produced a puff of smoke as he slowed for Turn Two. The small bit of smoke proved to be a foreshadowing of what was to come.
As Bupp was making his way through the infield section of the 3.56-mile, 12-turn course, his machine gave out. That allowed Kachadurian to make the pass for the lead in Turn Five. Bupp was unable to complete the final lap, rolling to a stop short of the completing the final lap.
Kennedy drove his No. 118 Daytona One Performance Lubricants Ford Mustang to the second step on the podium in his first trip to the Runoffs. On the final lap, Kennedy pushed his machine to the limit heading into the bus stop chicane. Kennedy won the braking duel with over Boden allowing him to take the second position.
Boden, in the No. 47 Fall-Line Motorsports Porsche 977 GT3 Cup, scored his eighth Runoffs podium finish at Daytona. Starting third, Boden had some early-race issues which caused him to lose a position early on in the race. He was able to gain the position back later in the race and moved to second momentarily as Bupp dropped out of the race. However, Kennedy’s last-lap pass dropped him back to third.
Race 2: Australian Burton-Harris Claims SCCA Formula Mazda National Championship
After one visit to the SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB, 18-year-old Australian Joseph Burton-Harris left with an American National Championship. Carson Weeder, of Winter Haven, Fla., and Mike Anderson, of Anza, Calif., completed the podium.
Burton-Harris started on the Tire Rack Pole Position in his No. 132 Si Partners/Sydney Sports/GMG Formula Mazda, and ticked off a series of steady laps to get into the lead and cruise to a 9.906-second win.
With Burton-Harris in the clear, the battle for the final two podium positions came down to a back-and-forth battle between Weeder’s No. 28 Weeder Motorsports Formula Mazda and Anderson’s No. 1 HASA Pool Products Formula Mazda.
The pair swapped the position nearly every lap on the banking, with Weeder using the draft to get past just before the white flag. A fast final lap from Weeder had him clear of Anderson, and held on for second in his second career Runoffs race.
It’s the fifth career podium for Anderson, the 2014 National Champion, who has a win and three runner-up finishes.
Brekk Harris, in the No. 00 Formula Mazda, finished fourth, with Jarret Voorhies’ No. 15 Mitchell Petroleum 360 Fly Formula Mazda completing the top five.
Race 3: Royle Wins First National Championship with T4 Class Victory in the SCCA Runoffs
Philip Royle, of Winnetka, Calif., led every lap to win the T4 race at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB in the No. 09 Honda/BFGoodrich/HMS/Lucas Oil Honda Civic Si.
Lance Stewart, of Coconut Grove, Fla., finished second in the No. 77 Hoosier/Mazda/Hawk/Summit Mazda RX-8 and Michael Tsay, of Irvine, Calif., was third in the No. 21 Honda Performance Development/THR-W Honda Civic Si.
Royle won his first National Championship from the Tire Rack Pole and crossed the finish line with a 5.663 second margin of victory. Stewart, who won a National Championship in 1986, finished second for the third time in his last four appearances at the SCCA Runoffs.
Tsay avoided an opening lap skirmish in Turn 1 to improve from sixth on the grid for the third place finish.
Four different manufacturers were represented in the T4 top five.
Michael Scornavacchi, of Matthews, N.C., finished fourth in the No. 25 Angry Sheep Motorsports/Hoosier Ford Mustang and Toby Grahovec, of Little Elm, Texas, completed the top five in the No. 24 Classic BMW/Hoosier/Carbotech BMW Z4.
Race Four: Lewis Runs Away with GT-1 National Championship Win at Daytona
Mike Lewis, of Poway, California, scored his eighth National Championship, and second career GT-1 Super Sweep, after winning the 52nd SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway. Jack Busch, of Torrington, Connecticut, finished second, while Stewart Bachmann, of San Antonio, Florida completed the podium.
At the controls of the No. 12 Goodyear/Pegzlist.com Jaguar XJR, Lewis was the Tire Rack polesitter and took the lead into Turn One. That was all Lewis needed to run to the checkers in GT-1 at the 3.56-mile, 12-turn Daytona International Speedway circuit. He finished the race with a 50-second gap back to second place.
Bachmann needed each of the 14 laps of the GT-1 race to run down Busch to take second place. In the No. 68 EXSYS/Eppinger/Hooseir/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Camaro SS, Bachmann ran fast laps from beginning to end, which proved to be the one of the reasons Bachmann was able to catch and pass the wounded machine of Jack Busch.
In the No. 105 Spectro Oils/Hoosier Tire/Leifert Moto Ford Mustang, Busch looked to have second place all sewn up. However, as Bachmann was making his way through the field, it became clear that Busch was in trouble and not just running quickly enough to secure second place. Running laps that were off the race pace, Bachmann began to take huge chucks of time from the lead of Busch. While Busch tried to pick up the pace, Bachmann was still gaining. Bachmann completed the pass just before Turn Four.
Race Five: Linn Scores HP SCCA Championship In Wild Finish
Prior to the SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB coming to Daytona International Speedway, predictions were for a wild finish. It came true in H Production on Friday afternoon, when Brian Linn, Jason Isley, and A.J. Hulse spun across the finish line together, with Linn, of Hermosa Beach, California, named the winner. Isley, of Coto De Caza, California, and Hulse, of Sebastian, Fla., crossed just after, with neither of the three pointed forward.
Isley’s No. 99 RACER.com/Hoosier/TRD Toyota Yaris held the lead coming out of the bus stop on the final lap of the 14 lap race, but took a huge wiggle and ran through the grass. Charging behind were the No. 37 Hoosier Tires/LINNspeed/Hussey Honda CRX of Linn and the No. 137 Hoosier/App. Race Tire/Linfert Perf. Volkswagen Cabriolet of Hulse, who went three wide just shy of the start/finish line.
Linn and Hulse made contact, sending Hulse, on the outside, toward the wall on the tri-oval and Linn to the inside, toward Isley. Linn spun across the bumper of Isley, sitting almost perpendicular to the Toyota as he was pushed across the line. Hulse, after contacting the outside wall, crossed the finish line backward in third.
Despite missing the podium ceremonies, neither Hulse nor Isley were injured in the incident.
It’s the first National Championship for Linn, who has finished on the podium five previous times. Linn averaged 84.795 mph for the 14-lap race at the 12 turn, 3.56-mile course.
Isley led the opening 11 laps of the race, including two laps under a full course caution, before giving way to Linn on lap 12. The pair got together on the final lap, side by side through the infield, and dropped Linn to third behind Hulse, setting up the final dramatics.
Hulse, in his first Runoffs appearance, claimed third. He also claimed a new track record with a lap of 2:17.981 (92.882 mph) on his way to the podium.
Race Six: Farrell Wins Third-Straight National Championship with P2 Class Victory in the SCCA Runoffs
Chris Farrell, of Salt Lake City, Utah, won his third-straight SCCA National Championship with a flag-to-flag P2-class victory in his No. 58 C&M Manufacturing/Hoosier Tires/Geartronics Stohr WF1 in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway.
Jeff Shafer, of Las Vegas, Nevada, finished second in the ONE Motorsports Radical SR3 and Sherman Chao, of Palm Beach, Florida, was third in the Lee Racing/GDRE/Hoosier/Hawk Stohr WF1.
Farrell started the race from the Tire Rack Pole and was never seriously challenged in the 14-lap race on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course. The winning Margin of Victory was .957 of a second.
Farrell’s previous National Championships were also earned from the pole in D Sports Racing at Road America in 2013 and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (MRLS) in P1 last year.
Shafer, who set the fastest race lap at 1:52.355 (114.067 mph), was frequently within two seconds of Farrell but was never close enough to attempt a pass for the lead.
Chao improved from fifth on the grid to finish third, making up for a DNF in his Runoffs debut last year at MRLS.
Race Seven: Stewart wins Runoffs in Formula 500 in See-Saw Battle at Daytona
Calvin Stewart, of Novi, Michigan, won the SCCA Formula 500 National Championship as part of the Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB, in a study of two drivers having the advantage at different parts of the Daytona International Speedway circuit. Matthew Strand, of Covington, Georgia, took home a hard-fought second place, while James Weida, of West Lafayette, Indiana, completed the podium.
Stewart, at the controls of his No. 07 Novarace LLC/Sabbathtruth.com NovaKar Blade F600/Suzuki, and Strand were locked in a super-heated battle for the lead. Though officially Stewart led every lap at the stripe, the race included lead changes at least once on every lap as the two swapped positions. Stewart had the clear advantage over Strand on the long straight and high banks at the 3.56-mile, 12-turn road/oval circuit.
Once Tire Rack pole sitter Clint McMahan, in the No. 34 Simcraft/F6R Scorpion FDS, dropped out of the race from the lead on lap one with a mechanical issue, the race was on for Stewart and Strand. Stewart could stretch his lead heading through Daytona’s tri-oval, but each time the leaders entered the Turn-One brake zone Strand would dive in deep to take the lead from Stewart.
While in the infield, Strand, at the wheel of the No. 36 Satellite Racing/Simcraft FDS 003/Suzuki would pull out what was sometimes a 20-carlength advantage from Turn One to Turn Six. However, the moment Strand would pull through Turn Six and onto the banking in NASCAR Turn Two, Stewart would begin the process of chasing Strand down. By the time the leaders reached the bus stop chicane, Stewart was right on the tail of Strand.
With Stewart’s advantage in mind, Strand pushed it as hard as he could through the bus stop chicane, on the white flag lap, to keep at much of his advantage intact. However, Strand pushed it a little too far and took a trip through the grass. When he got back on the pavement, Strand was still in the lead, but Stewart was able to drive by him on the banking. Strand ended his maiden Runoffs start in second. Stewart’s win marked his first National Championship in five attempts.
Weida, in the No. 22 Weida Apartment/Formula X-1 Scorpion W1/Rotax, crossed the finish line well behind the lead battle. Weida started the race in fourth and finished third, the highest finishing two-stroke 500cc motor.
Race Eight: Schmitt Earns Long Elusive SCCA National Championship on Friday at Daytona
Capitalizing on a spin from then-leader Eric Heinrich, John Schmitt, of Sunbury, Ohio, earned his first SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB title and his first podium finish since 2004 on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Anthony Simmers, of Boulder, Colo., and Oscar Jackson, of Chino, Calif., completed the podium.
Schmitt chased Heinrich’s No. 10 BFGoodrich Tires/Pagid/VAC/2002racing.com BMW M3 for the opening five laps, until Heinrich spun going into Turn One and impacted the tire barrier. That contact brought out a full course yellow, erased Schmitt’s new found lead, and set up a lap nine restart.
Following the restart, Schmitt’s No. 92 Hoosier/Red Line/HPD Honda Civic had Simmers’ No. 45 Hoosier/Rebay/United Motorsport Volkswagen GTI all over his bumper. Simmers pushed hard to try to force Schmitt into the same situation as Heinrich, but ultimately backed off for
Jackson kept his No. 16 Jackson Racing/BFGoodrich Tires/Hasport Scion FR-S in third throughout the race, just in front of the hard chargers behind him and narrowly missing some excitement throughout the race.
Race Nine: Heinricy Wins 13th National Championship with Last Lap Pass for B-Spec Class Victory in the SCCA Runoffs
John Heinricy, of Clarkston, Michigan, moved into a tie for second on the all-time National Champion list after racing to a B-Spec victory in the No. 35 Hoosier/Mobil/Hawk/Matick Chevy Chevrolet Sonic in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway.
David Daughtery, of Fortville, Indiana, finished second after leading the most race laps in the No. 10 HPD/Carbotech/Hoosier/Honda of Fisher Honda Fit and Brian Price, of Middletown, Virginia, finished third in the No. 51 Unlimited Auto Body RP Performance Honda Fit.
Heinricy, who tied Duane Davis with 13 career National Championships for second on the all-time list, started the race from the Tire Rack pole but immediately had to deal with challenges from the competition.
Price was the first to show he had something for Heinricy and took the lead on lap three. Daughtery, after starting fifth, then paired up with two other Honda competitors in the top five to draft down Price and Heinricy up front, taking the lead on lap five.
With the laps winding down, the race came down to a battle between Daughtery, Price and Heinricy. The three leaders ran in a tight pack before Price bobbled in the bus stop chicane two laps from the end.
While Price recovered to finish third, Daughtery and Heinricy took the race down to the wire. On the last lap, Heinricy held back a car length as he trailed Daughtery down Daytona’s backstraight to set up a slingshot move going into the “bus stop” chicane, pulling off a pass that proved to be the winning one.
Race 10: Changing Conditions Help Goring to Spec Miata National Championship Under the Lights at Daytona
Jonathan Goring, of Norfolk, Connecticut, came storming from back in the pack to grab the Spec Miata National Championship at the SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB under the speedway’s lights as part of Friday Night Lights Presented by Mazda, at Daytona International Speedway. Andrew Carbonell, of Miami, Florida, finished second, while Cory Collum, of Miami, Florida, edged Alex Bolanos at the line for third.
With a heavy shower having just passed through the area prior to the green flag, the track was wet and slick, leaving drivers to choose a wet or dry strategy at the last minute.
For all but the last half lap, no one, including Goring, would have guessed the driver of the No. 118 Alfas Unlimited/Dixon/Rossini Mazda Miata would finish the race in the top position. Goring was not even in the picture for the lead battle until Turn Six of lap 14, after he came charging through the field in drying conditions that finally suited his set up and jumped into the lead.
In the wet, the race appeared to be a two-car competition between Floridians Bolanos and Collum. The pair worked together to break away from the field on wet-weather Hoosier race tires, and remained there until a dry line began to form on the track.
By then Goring, with the help of Carbonell and Chris Haldeman’s No. 72 X-factor Racing/Carbotech Miata, was on the move through the field. During his last three circuits, Goring was turning lap times four seconds quicker than the fading leaders.
Also on a dry set-up, Carbonell’s No. 79 BSI Racing Mazda Miata paired up with Goring as the dry line formed. Using the draft, Carbonell powered himself around Bolanos’ No. 57 Momo/Autotechnik/Apex Alignment Miata and Collum’s No. 23 Auto Galaxy/AutoTechnik Miata just after Goring did.
Once the pass for the race lead and second place had occurred, the fight for third place was on. Collum, who had been pushing Bolanos ahead of the field for most of the night, kept the nose of his car right on the bumper of Bolanos as the two drivers came through the bus stop chicane and NASCAR Turns Three and Four. As the two approached the line, Collum made his move for third, going to the outside and crossing the stripe in nearly a dead heat.
Bolanos finished fourth, in his No. 57 Momo/Autotechnik/Apex Alignment Mazda Miata, while Buras, who challenged for the lead early and moved from 11th on the grid to second in the first turn of the race, finished fifth in the No. 156 OMP Autosport/East Street Racing/Krispy Kreme Mazda Miata.
Provisional results for Friday’s SCCA GT-2 National Championship at the 52st SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
1, (2), John Kachadurian, Denver, CO, Porsche 911 Carrera, 14.
2, (4), Robert Kennedy, Ormond Beach, FL, Ford Mustang, 14.
3, (3), Mark Boden, Winnetka, IL, Porsche 997 GT3 Cup, 14.
4, (9), Tim Kezman, Franksville, WI, Porsche 911 GT3, 14.
5, (13), Pete Peterson, Lumberton, NC, Porsche 997, 14.
6, (10), Michael Flynn, Eustis, FL, Porsche GT3 Cup, 14.
7, (15), Jerry Onks, Murfreesboro, TN, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 14.
8, (19), John Yarosz, Swoyersville, PA, Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe, 14.
9, (17), Michael Smellie, Port Saint Lucie, FL, Mazda RX-7, 14.
10, (18), Brad Gross, Grapevine, TX, Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS, 14.
11, (1), Jordan Bupp, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Ford Mustang Fastback, 13.
12, (22), Timothy Gray, Eden Prairie, MN, Chevrolet Camaro, 13.
13, (21), Richard Smith, Loxahatchee, FL, Mazda Mazda RX-7, 13.
14, (24), Daniel Harding, Dover, OH, Porsche GT3 Cup, 13.
16, (27), John Maddox, Jacksonville, FL, Porsche 911, 12.
17, (25), Daniel Malfatti, Hayward, CA, Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS, 11.
18, (20), Butch Kummer, Woodstock, GA, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 8.
19, (5), Scotty B White, Auburn, WA, Dodge Viper, 6.
20, (7), Tim Myers, Atlanta, GA, Dodge Viper, 6.
21, (6), Jonathan Start, Caledonia, MI, Dodge Viper, 6.
22, (16), Jorge Nazario, San Juan, PR, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 4.
DNS, (8), Randall Kinsland, Whittier, NC, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, .
DNS, (11), Bryan Collyer, Port Orange, FL, Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, .
DNS, (12), Preston Calvert, Potomac, MD, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, .
DNS, (14), Mark Kirby, Leawood, KS, Dodge Viper, .
DNS, (23), Robert Kelley, Huntington Beach, CA, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, .
Overall Time of Race: 26:48.531
Average Race Speed: 111.545 mph
Margin of Victory: 9.952 seconds
Fastest Race Lap: Jordan Bupp, 1:53.543 (112.874 mph)
Sunoco Hard Charger: #33 John Yarosz
Lap Leaders: Laps 1-13, Jordan Bupp; Lap 14, John Kachadurian
Provisional results for Friday’s SCCA Formula Mazda National Championship at the 52nd SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
1, (1), Joseph Burton-Harris, Birmingham, AL, Star Formula Mazda, 14.
2, (3), Carson Weeder, Winter Haven, FL, Star Formula Mazda, 14.
3, (2), Mike Anderson, Anza, CA, Star Formula Mazda, 14.
4, (10), Brekk Harris, Hurst, TX, Star Formula Mazda, 14.
5, (5), Jarret Voorhies, Cresson, TX, Star Formula Mazda, 14.
6, (6), John Entwistle, Katonah, NY, Star Formula Mazda, 14.
7, (8), Bradley Yake, Fort Worth, TX, Star Formula Mazda, 14.
8, (9), William Snyder, Southlake, TX, Star Formula Mazda, 13.
9, (7), Paul Ravaris, Aledo, TX, Star Formula Mazda, 6.
10, (4), Alan McCallum, Houston, TX, Star Formula Mazda, 4.
Length of Race: 50 miles
Overall Time of Race: 27:48.314
Average Speed: 107.548 mph
Margin of Victory: 9.906 seconds
Fastest Race Lap: 1:58.029 (108.583 mph)
Lap Leaders: No. 28, 1; No. 132, 2-14
Sunoco Hard Charger: No. 28 Carson Weeder
Provisional results for Friday’s SCCA T4 National Championship at the 52nd SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
1, (1), Philip Royle, Winnetka, CA, Honda Civic SI, 14.
2, (3), Lance Stewart, Coconut Grove, FL, Mazda RX-8, 14.
3, (6), Michael Tsay, Irvine, CA, Honda Civic SI, 14.
4, (2), Michael Scornavacchi, Matthews, NC, Ford Mustang, 14.
5, (4), Toby Grahovec, Little Elm, TX, BMW Z4 2.5I, 14.
6, (7), Tom Wickersham, San Ramon, CA, Mazda RX-8, 14.
7, (5), Tim Myers, Atlanta, GA, Mazda RX-8, 14.
8, (8), Ralph Porter, Kokomo, IN, BMW Z4, 14.
9, (9), Don Knowles, Pittsboro, NC, Pontiac Firebird, 14.
10, (12), Jared Lendrum, Queensbury, NY, Subaru BRZ, 14.
11, (11), Scotty B White, Auburn, WA, Ford Mustang V6, 14.
12, (16), Andrew Charbonneau, Delray Beach, FL, Ford Mustang, 14.
13, (10), Stan Czacki, Truth Or Consequences, NM, Acura RSX Type-S, 14.
14, (17), Steve Strickland, Marion, VA, Mazda Mazda MX5, 14.
Provisional results for Friday’s SCCA H Production National Championship at the 52nd SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
1, (2), Brian Linn, Hermosa Beach, CA, Honda CRX, 14.
2, (1), Jason Isley, Coto De Caza, CA, Toyota Yaris 3-Door, 14.
3, (7), Alan "Aj" Hulse, Sebastian, FL, Volkswagen Cabriolet, 14.
4, (3), William Perry, Sale Creek, TN, Honda CRX, 14.
5, (5), Michael Ogren, San Antonio, TX, Volkswagen Scirocco, 14.
6, (6), Matthew Brannon, Columbus, OH, Fiat X1/9, 14.
Provisional results for Friday’s SCCA P2 National Championship at the 52nd SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
1, (1) Chris Farrell, Salt Lake City, Utah, Stohr WF1, 14
2, (2), Jeff Shafer, Las Vegas, NV, Radical SR3 Powertee, 14.
3, (5), Sherman Chao, Palm Beach, FL, Stohr WF1, 14.
4, (4), Anders Graff, Kohler, WI, Prince LSR, 14.
5, (6), Greg Gyann, Willowbrook, IL, Stohr WF1 Suzuki, 14.
6, (8), Richard Colburn, Northbrook, IL, Duckway Suzuki, 14.
Provisional results for Friday’s SCCA Formula 500 National Championship at the 52nd SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
Fastest Race Lap: Matthew Strand, 2:03.298 (103.943 mph)
Sunoco Hard Charger: #9 Russell Strate
Lap Leaders: Lap 1-14, Calvin Stewart
Provisional results for Friday’s SCCA STU National Championship at the 52nd SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
1, (2), John Schmitt, Sunbury, OH, Honda Civic, 14.
2, (3), Anthony Simmers, Boulder, CO, Volkswagen GTI, 14.
3, (6), Oscar Jackson, Chino, CA, Scion FR-S, 14.
4, (7), Ian Mullen, Bradenton, FL, BMW E36 328is, 14.
5, (11), Greg Goss, East Greenbush, NY, Honda S2000, 14.
6, (9), Gary Frierson, Arcadia, FL, Mazda Miata, 14.
7, (12), Steve Rose, Burlington, NC, Mazda RX-7, 14.
8, (8), Charles Lowrance, Sebring, FL, Mazda Miata M, 14.
9, (14), Christopher Deshong, Valrico, FL, Honda Prelude VTEC, 14.
10, (18), Eric Thompson, Aberdeen, NJ, Mazda MX5, 14.
11, (17), Danny Statter, Deltona, FL, Dodge Neon Coupe, 14.
12, (10), Thomas Lyttle, Decatur, GA, Mazda Miata, 12.
13, (13), William Phee, Cumming, GA, Acura TSX, 11.
14, (15), Carlos Serrano, Miami, FL, Mazda Miata, 11.
Provisional results for Friday’s SCCA B-Spec National Championship at the 52nd SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by Garmin VIRB at Daytona International Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
1, (1), John Heinricy, Clarkston, MI, Chevrolet Sonic, 14.
2, (5), David Daughtery, Fortville, IN, Honda Fit, 14.
3, (2), Brian Price, Middletown, VA, Honda Fit, 14.
4, (6), John Phillips, Sealy, TX, Toyota Yaris, 14.
The second annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires crowned it class winners this past weekend at Virginia International Raceway. Under perfect 80-degree and sunny conditions the 300+ NASA competitors took to the 3.27 mile, 17-turn VIR circuit to settle who would be 2015 NASA Eastern States Champions.
Rain usually does not spell ideal track conditions for getting behind the wheel of a race car for the first time, but that doesn’t deter oversteer enthusiast Chris Harris as he pilots the Daytona 24 Hour winning Group C Jaguar XJR-9 around Brands Hatch Racing circuit in West Kingsdown.
Take a look at these images of the German automaker’s only outright 24 Hours of Le Mans champion, courtesy of our friends at Motorsport Retro. Weighing in at just under a ton (1984lbs), it featured an offset driving position and a 60 degree, 5990cc normally aspirated V12 engine with around 580 horsepower. It was the BMW LMR V12, and in 1999 it was the champion of Le Mans.
December 22, 2014
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