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- Published on Sunday, 14 June 2015 18:17
- Written by rodhx
The June 5-7 weekend found several ALSCCA members in action at the Georgia Match Tour in Moultrie, Georgia and the Pro Solo in Mineral Well, Texas.
In Texas, Jordan Towns drove the 2015 Subaru WRX of TVR’s Dennis Sparks to her first Pro Solo victory over 9 other participants in the Ladies 2 (L2) class. Jordan & Dennis have been on quite a roll in the new car and this continued at Mineral Wells as Dennis won D Street to make it two class victories for the Subaru.
Six ALSCCA members made the trek to Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia to try the latest variation of SCCA’s Match Tour format. The Match Tour combines the elements of a Champ Tour on Saturday with class competition determined by your best of three morning runs added to the best time from three afternoon runs. Sunday morning has the competitors return for three runs to seed the afternoon knockout shootouts and determine dial-in times. There are two run groups, Heat 1 & Heat 2, with the top 8 pax finishers of each heat making the Super Shootout and pax finishers 9-16 from each heat making the Club Shootout. There is also a Bonus Shootout determined by drawing names for any other drivers who would like a chance to participate.
Clay McCool (pictured) brought home the G Street victory in his 2005 Dodge SRT-4. Rod Hardiman co-drove the Dodge to third securing his first Tour level trophy finish. In STU Jerry Ledford took the third trophy spot driving his 1999 BMW M3 against seven other drivers in a very competitive class.
Street Modified competition saw Sara & Chaisit Tongsuvone finish fourth & fifth respectively. This was just out of the trophies but it was also “best finish by anyone not driving a Subaru with massive Hoosiers”.
The final ALSCCA participant was Rob Arbitelle. Rob decided to make the road trip at the latest possible moment. The big news was that Rob brought his new “I’ll never autocross it” 2015 Mustang GT to play in F Street rather than his usual STX-prepped Scion FRS. How new is the Mustang? It had about 800 miles on it when Rob took his first run on Saturday. After his 9 runs at Moultrie Rob declared the Mustang to be lots of fun but the OEM Pirellis to be <censored>.
Sunday morning saw Rod Hardiman in the SRT-4 qualify for the Super Shootout in the eighth pax spot from Heat 1 on the strength of the fastest G Street run of the weekend. Hardiman was knocked out in the first round of shootout competition versus the D Street winner and top pax finisher Ian Stewart. Clay McCool, also in the SRT-4, was drawn for the Bonus Shootout but went out in the first round after his competitor drove her fastest run of the weekend.
- Published on Thursday, 28 May 2015 17:16
- Written by rodhx
Big congrats to TVR's Dennis Sparks for a huge win in the Pro Solo Super Challenge at Lincoln Air Park. Dennis beat a who's who of national champion SCCA Solo contenders. Here is an article from SCCA.com with more information.
The Spring Nationals Champ Tour followed the Pro Solo at Lincoln and Dennis took the 2nd place trophy in D Street. ALSCCA's Jordan Towns finished in the third trophy spot codriving Dennis' 2015 WRX.
Great job Dennis & Jordan!
- Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11:52
- Written by Matt
The first RallyCross event of the year will be held on May 23rd at Beaver Creek Off-Road park. We hope to see you there!
SCCA Members - $30
Non-members - $40
First-time drivers - $25
Beaver Creek has a $10 entrance fee for non-SCCA members if you are planning to come spectate.
Gates open at 7:30, registration/tech closes at 9:30 and the first car will be off around 10:00.