Hayter Feels the Love at Wendover ProSolo WENDOVER, Utah (April 30, 2009) -- Mother Nature played some cruel tricks on competitors for the second Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series event of 2009 in Wendover, Utah. While most were expecting ...
Hayter Feels the Love at Wendover ProSolo
WENDOVER, Utah (April 30, 2009) -- Mother Nature played some cruel tricks on competitors for the second Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series event of 2009 in Wendover, Utah. While most were expecting 100 degree-plus weather at Wendover Air Force Base, what they got instead was freezing temperatures, wind and the threat of snow. Unphased by it all, Max Hayter, of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., walked away with the Super Challenge victory.
Entered in Street Touring Ultra, Hayter first had to take on Geoff Clark, of Monroe, Wash., in a WORKS/GiroDisc Mitsubishi Evo to claim the class victory. Clark held a 0.093-second lead over Hayter heading into the final heat on Sunday. Every second Clark would gain, Hayter would match in the ChaseCam/Fordhal Motorsports Subaru WRX STi. The two had one red light each and one cone penalty each, and when the final times were tallied, Hayter had the win by a slim 0.030-second.
When it was time for the Super Challenge, who did Hayter line up against in the first round? Clark of course! Hayter proved the STU results were no mistake, by beating Clark again, then advancing through the bracket to the final round where he beat Bump Class 1 winner Paul Brown, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, driving a Isotope Wheels, Automotive Pros Toyota MR2, to take the Super Challenge win.
The ChaseCam Bonus Challenge went to another STU Subaru in the hands of Kevin Schultz, of Morgan, Utah. Driving a KFSIncorporated Subaru WRX, Schultz beat D Stock competitor Curtis Eames, of Meridian, Idaho, in a Bubblicious Audi TT Quattro.
Ken Motonishi, of Orange, Calif., earned his second Honda Tuner Challenge in-a-row behind the wheel of his Street Touring Team Toyo Honda Civic Si, but lost out to D Stock driver Kinch Reindl, of Denver, Colo., and his MaxQData Evolution Schools Acura ITR for the Top Eliminator prize.
As the Ladies Challenge competitors rolled onto the grid, light snow began to fall, the only precipitation to hit the courses on Sunday. After finishing third in Ladies Class 1, Leslie Cohen, of Cardiff by the Sea, Calif., got sweet redemption in the Ladies Challenge. Driving a C2 Motorsports/Leslie Cohen Design Honda Civic Si R, Cohen kept her cool in the final eliminator against L1 winner Meredith Brown, of Los Alamos, N.M., who got a bit carried away and missed three gates before the finish, handing the win to Cohen.
Honda Tuner Challenge Top Eliminator winner Reindl was involved in one of the best class battles of the weekend, D Stock. Reindl was mired in eighth at the start of Sunday's competition, but dug deep and rocketed up the standings to first before his final left side run. That's where Reindl's balloon burst, as a cone penalty sent him back to third. Kevin Dietz, of Federal Way, Wash., would take the DS win in a MaxQData Evolution Schools Chevrolet Cobalt SS by 0.061-second over Alex Muresan, of Santa Clara, Calif., and his www.ltbmotorsports.com Acura Integra R.
Ladies Class 2 was another close one with the usual suspects: Christine Berry, of Alta Loma, Calif., Annie Bauer, of Renton, Wash., and Beth McClure Strelneiks, of Cedar Park, Texas. After finishing second at El Toro, Bauer got her revenge in the SurgelineTuning/Cobb/Fordahl Motorsports Subaru WRX STi, beating McClure Strelneiks' Jungle Cat Racing/Hoosier/7Parts Mazda 3-Rotor by 0.247-second.
The next Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series event is practically upon us. The Lincoln Airpark, in Lincoln, Neb., will host the third ProSolo event of the season, May 2 -- 3, as a preview for the ProSolo Finale, September 5 -- 6. For full results from Wendover and more information about the Lincoln Nebraska ProSolo, visit www.scca.com/solo.