SOLO: National Tour Georgia summary

First Winners of 2007 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour Crowned in Georgia CECIL, Ga. (Feb. 27, 2007) -- The first stop on the 2007 Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour is officially in the books and what better way to start a new season than...

First Winners of 2007 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour Crowned in Georgia

CECIL, Ga. (Feb. 27, 2007) -- The first stop on the 2007 Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour is officially in the books and what better way to start a new season than at a new facility. Soloists got their first taste of the Southern Georgia Motorsports Park this past weekend for the Dixie National Tour in Cecil, Ga.

It was a Porsche sweep in the ultra competitive Super Stock category, where Ian Stewart, of Orlando, Fla., beat out 18 other drivers by a massive 3.392 seconds in his Porsche 911 GT3. The very same Porsche tasted victory in Super Stock Ladies with Austin, Texas driver Ann Hollis behind the wheel.

Sweep doesn't even begin to describe the G Stock results, where all 13 of the cars entered were Mini Coopers. Near-identical competition made for a fierce contest. Winner Per Olof Ezelius, of Huntersville, N.C., was the fastest Mini by a only 0.060-second.

Proving similar equipment doesn't always even the playing field, Rod McGeorge, of Tappahannock, Va., dominated the five other Chevrolet Corvettes composing the A Street Prepared class, and finished 3.202 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

Much closer was the Street Touring S class. Co-drivers Jeremy Warwin, of Middleburg, Fla., and Scott Strickland, of Jacksonville, Fla., went head to head in their Honda Civic Si. Warwin bested Strickland by just 0.065-second.

The closest finish of the day came from dueling Mazda Miatas in C Street Prepared. At the end of the weekend, Thomas Hiromoto, of Mansfield, Texas, squeezed 0.057-second more out of his Miata, than that of Chris Heisler, from Orange Park, Fla.

Congratulations should also go out to our first Pace Hot Pursuit Award winners. Posting the most consistent adjusted times on Saturday was Brian Johns, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Curt Boegemann, of Greeneville, Tenn. on Sunday. Both Johns and Boegemann are now entered to win a new Pace Pursuit trailer.

Expect the competition to only get closer as the season progresses. The next stop on the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour will take place March 17 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

For full results from the Dixie National Tour, visit www.scca.com

-credit: scca

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