SOLO: National Tour Washington DC preview

The Tire Rack SCCA National Tour on Tap for D.C. This Weekend TOPEKA, Kan. (May 27, 2004) -- The nation's capital hosts The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour's Memorial Day weekend stop at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., beginning ...

The Tire Rack SCCA National Tour on Tap for D.C. This Weekend

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 27, 2004) -- The nation's capital hosts The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour's Memorial Day weekend stop at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., beginning Saturday.

It's the first action in almost a month for many soloists, and that, along with plentiful sunshine and warm temperatures forecast for the area, has pushed the entry list to nearly 370 entries.

Street Touring leads the classes with 26 entries, and both the Street Modified and G Stock ranks have 24 competitors ready to go. Overall, 89 names are entered in Street class competition, which is almost one-fourth of the field overall.

One name to watch for in STS this weekend is Corey Ridgick, of Allentown, Pa. Earlier this season, Ridgick, in his silver RedShift Motorsports 2000 Subaru Impreza RS, won the first Honda Street Challenge (by being the top finishing Street class competitor) during the Hawk Performance Super Challenge in Atlanta, Ga., in February.

Street Modified 2 competitors Ian Stewart, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Robert Palmblad, of Orlando, Fla., are set to see who's faster in Stewart's Maitland Importers Inc. 1999 Mazda Miata. The pair finished one-two, respectively, in the class at The Tire Rack® SCCA ProSolo NationalSeries event in Atlanta.

It is a Chevrolet Corvette-laden Super Stock field that goes into the weekend. Led by the familiar yellow Jungle Cat Racing/Soul Speed 2004 Corvette driven by Erik Strelnieks, of Austin, Texas, others such as Jerry Onks, of Smyrna, Tenn., in his Eckler's/VetteSport/RAFT 2002 Corvette, will also put on a show as their mechanical monsters devour the pyloned course.

The event begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m. when the first of five heats hits the course, and will wrap up with the completion of the last heat Sunday afternoon.

For more information about The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour or The Tire Rack® SCCA ProSolo NationalSeries, visit www.scca.com.

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