SOLO: National Tour season finale report

Domination the Theme at Final SCCA Solo Tour Event of 2004 TOPEKA, Kan. (July 27, 2004) -- Soloists went into The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour event at Bremerton Speedway last weekend in Bremerton, Wash., knowing it was their final ...

Domination the Theme at Final SCCA Solo Tour Event of 2004

TOPEKA, Kan. (July 27, 2004) -- Soloists went into The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour event at Bremerton Speedway last weekend in Bremerton, Wash., knowing it was their final Tour-style tune-up before September's The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships in Topeka, Kan.

With that on their minds, several drivers didn't waste the opportunity to strike a little Championship-level fear into their fellow competitors by blowing them away on the course.

Jason Isley, of Mission Viejo, Calif., posted the largest victory margin of any sizeable field as he blitzed A Stock and its seven other drivers, winning the class by 4.260 seconds in his sccaforums.com 1989 Chevrolet Corvette over Geoff Clark, of Monroe, Wash., and his 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII. Jeff Sander, of Portland, Ore., finished third, 0.649-sec. behind Clark.

Driving the Team Butt Heat!/Tires Plus 2000 Honda S2000, Joe Goeke, of Kirkland, Wash., chewed up and spit out B Stock's competition, taking the class win by a large 2.459 seconds over co-driver Mitch Fagundes. Stephen Hui, of Redmond, Wash., completed the S2000 podium, finishing 0.602-sec. in back of Fagundes.

Mark McCooey, of Auburn, Wash., picked up his first Tour win of the year in the final event, smoking the D Street Prepared field by 3.117 seconds despite a couple of cone-busting runs in the Taco Time 2001 Mercury Cougar. Ryan Warrington, of Calgary, Alberta (Can.), finished with the silver trophy in his TechWorks Engineering Inc. 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS, while Jason Spore, of Bothell, Wash., nabbed third.

Thanks in part to his Kumho/HAP/Bilstein/Am. Tire 1989 Honda Civic Si, Kevin McCormick, of Lincoln, Calif., left no doubt who the top Street Touring soloist was this past weekend. McCormick was the only person in the class to post times under 52 seconds (which he did three times out of six runs), and ran away from the other drivers, taking the win by 3.713 seconds over co-driver Cliff Rosenberg, of Greensboro, N.C., and Shane Jensen, of Bothell, Wash., who finished second and third, respectively.

Allan Densmore, of Nampa, Idaho, picked up the final Street Modified 2 Tour win of 2004, beating out normal Super Stock driver Tom Kotzian, of Gladstone, Ore., by 0.845-sec. to get the win. Densmore's College Advisory Services 1993 Mazda RX-7 turned out its best time on its final run Sunday, cutting more than 1.4 seconds from its previous best and leaping over Kotzian to snare the win. Andy Hollis, of Austin, Texas, finished third behind Kotzian's Trackside/Coachman Auto Body 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Though the 2004 The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour is complete, soloists competing in The Tire Rack® SCCA ProSolo National Series still have two rounds to prepare for the upcoming Championships. The first of the remaining two rounds is set for Wendover, Utah, at the Wendover Airport, July 31-Aug.1. For more information about SCCA Solo, visit www.scca.com.

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