SOLO: National Tour Atwater preview

Largest The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour Field of 2004 Running This Weekend TOPEKA, Kan. (April 29, 2004) -- Over 320 competitors, the most by far for any The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour event in 2004, are ready to strut their ...

Largest The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour Field of 2004 Running This Weekend

TOPEKA, Kan. (April 29, 2004) -- Over 320 competitors, the most by far for any The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour event in 2004, are ready to strut their stuff this weekend at Castle Airport in Atwater, Calif., May 1-2.

After an amazing performance that saw 12 out of 18 classes won by Californians at The Tire Rack® SCCA ProSolo NationalSeries event in Atwater last weekend, the stage is set for a repeat performance by Golden State drivers as many of the same names who won are back competing in the Tour. In all, 233 entries list California as their home.

Among the recent Californian winners are Jason Uyeda, of Simi Valley, Calif., who put together enough clean runs last weekend to claim the A Stock win in his Neversoft Entertainment 2003 Porsche Boxter S. Mitch Fagundes, of Fresno, Calif., is also back in action this weekend in B Stock. Fagundes squeaked out a win by 0.081-sec. last Sunday in his Dad Racing 2000 Honda S2000.

Good Street class competition will not be hard to find as 10 men's and women's Street classes make up an impressive 26 percent of the total entry list. Street Touring boasts the largest street field with 20 competitors entered, all of whom are from California.

Katie Elder, of Folsom, Calif., won the Ladies' Challenge portion of last weekend's ProSolo event, and is set to take on the rest of the Street Touring Ladies field in her Kumho/HAP/Bilstein/Am's Tire 1989 Honda Civic. Elder's ride is the only entry in the class made before the year 2000.

Action begins Saturday, May 1, at 9 a.m., with Heats 1-5 taking to the course. Sunday is slated to start at 8 a.m. An awards presentation is tentatively scheduled for 4:30 p.m., immediately following the end of Heat 5.

The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour travels to the other end of the country for its next stop as the Tour lands in the nation's capital at Fed Ex Field, home of the National Football League's Washington Redskins, May 29-30.

Round Five of The Tire Rack® SCCA ProSolo NationalSeries is slated for May 8-9 in Farmington, N.M.

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