Final Champions Crowned at 35th Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 28, 2007) -- There were a slew of first-time champions on the closing day of the 35th Tire RackÂ® SCCA Solo National Championships. Although...
Final Champions Crowned at 35th Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships
TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 28, 2007) -- There were a slew of first-time champions on the closing day of the 35th Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships.
Although there weren't many day one leaders who fell on the final day of competition, two drivers made up enough time on day two to earn their first National Championships. In E Modified Jeff Kiesel ended Thursday's heats in second, but ended today's contest in first behind the wheel of a 3-Rotor Sprite to take his first Solo National Championship. Carol Kolk in A Stock Ladies also captured her first Championship in a Pontiac Solstice GXP, after starting the day in third.
Jason Frank and Jason Collett were both first time Champions in some of the largest classes of the event. Collett topped 59 other A Stockers in his Honda S2000 to bag his first Championship, while Frank beat out the Street Touring S field by an extraordinary 1.151 seconds in his Honda Civic Si
Local driver Ron Williams also took home his first National Championship driving a Mini Cooper S in G Stock, beating defending Champion Craig Wilcox by a narrow margin of 0.017-second.
There were just as many repeat titlists however, some in the double digits. Patty Tunnell earned her 12th National Championship when she took victory in X Prepared Ladies. Katie Elder nabbed her fifth-straight Street Touring® S Ladies Title. Suzanne Valerie Segal, Tom Ellam and Christina Libecco are now six-time Champions. Ellam's Title came after breaking a day-one tie with Christopher Dorsey in E Prepared. Ellam took his second-straight EP Championship in a Mazda RX-3 by 0.204-second over Robert J Foley's Honda Civic.
Wendi Lynne Allen also earned her sixth National Championship, successfully defending her G Stock Ladies crown after being 0.425-second back in third on Thursday.
After four fun days of competition, the 2007 Tire Rack Solo National Championships have come to a close and thus concluded the Solo National season. Tires are likely already on order for next year and a 2008 Solo schedule will be announced early in the new year. Visit www.scca.com for full results and the latest Solo news.
National Champions from the final 34 classes competing Thursday and Friday in the 35th Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships at Heartland Park Topeka with class, driver, hometown, car and notes. Drivers in bold with asterisk after class were not the day one leader. Results are provisional.
A Stock: Jason Collett, Knoxville, Tenn., Honda S2000, First National Championship
A Stock L*: Carol L Kolk, White Lake, Mich., Pontiac Solstice GXP, First National Championship
A Street Prepared: Michael Johnson, Glen Allen, Va., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Third National Championship, Second Straight
A Street Prepared L: Diane Johnson, Glen Allen, Va., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Second National Championship
B Stock: Jason Isley, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Mazda RX-8; Second Straight National Championship
B Stock L: Jennifer Isley, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Mazda RX-8, Third National Championship
B Street Prepared: Tom Berry, Alta Loma, Calif., Mitsubishi Evo IV, Fourth National Championship
B Street Prepared L: Christine Berry, Alta Loma, Calif., Mitsubishi Evo I, First National Championship
D Prepared*: Keith Brown, Des Moines, Wash., Mazda Miata, Second National Championship
D Prepared L: Kim M Wilson, Bowling Green, Ky., Toyota MR2 Spyder, First National Championship
D Stock: Bartek Borowski, Elmwood, Ill., Acura Integra, 0.249-second, Second Straight National Championship
D Stock L*: Karen Kraus, Frederick, Md., Subaru Impreza WRX, -0.061, First National Championship
E Modified*: Jeff Kiesel, Poway, Calif., 3Rotor Sprite, First National Championship
E Modified L: Ann S Vogel, Tulsa, Okla., Mazda Miata, Fourth National Championship, Second Straight
E Prepared: Tom Ellam, Livermore, Calif., Mazda RX3, Sixth National Championship, Second Straight
E Prepared L: Jennifer Lee, Honolulu, Hawaii, Mazda RX3, Third National Championship
E Street Prepared: Mark Madarash, Red Oak, Texas, Pontiac Trans-Am, Third National Championship
E Street Prepared L: Lorien Feighner, Howell, Mich., Ford Mustang, Second National Championship
F Modified: Gary E Kramar, Arlington, Texas, Red Devil F500, Third National Championship, Second Straight
F Modified L: Christina Libecco, Warren, Ohio, KBS MKVII, Sixth National Championship, Third Straight
F Stock: Sam Strano, Knoxdale, Pa., Ford Shelby Mustang, Fourth National Championship, Second Straight
F Stock L: Jennifer Merideth, Westland, Mich., Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra, Fourth National Championship
Formula 125: Jeremiah McClinktock, Commerce Township, Mich., Renspeed Fast; Second-Straight National Championship
Formula 125L: Suzanne Valerie Segal, Las Vegas, Nev., Birel CR32, Sixth National Championship, Fourth Straight
G Stock: Ron Williams, Topeka, Kan., Mini Cooper S, First National Championship
G Stock L*: Wendi Lynne Allen, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Mini Cooper S, Sixth National Championship, Second Straight
Street Touring S: Jason Frank, Racine, Wis., Honda Civic Si, First National Championship
Street Touring S L: Katie Elder, Folsom, Calif., Honda Civic Si, Tenth National Championship, Fifth Straight
Street Touring Ultra: James Eric Paulson, Portland, Ore., Subaru WRX STi, First National Championship
Street Touring Ultra L*: Amy Fair, Fairview, Texas, BMW M3, Second Straight National Championship
Street Touring Xtreme: Chris Fenter, Appleton, Wis., Subaru Impreza WRX, First National Championship
Street Touring Xztreme L: Amy Coleman, Renton, Wash., Subaru WRX, First National Championship
X Prepared: Bob Tunnell, Superior, Colo., BMW M3, Sixth National Championship, Second-Straight
X Prepared L: Patty Tunnell, Superior, Colo., BMW M3, Twelfth National Championship