Alton, VA -- October 12th, 2003 - The final round of the 10-race North America Chapter-SRCC Series for Sports 2000 cars was held at the beautiful Virginia International Raceway this past weekend.
Hosted by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) as part of their 300-car Fall Finale, 14 Sports 2000 cars built by British constructors March, Chevron, Lola, Tiga, Royale and the American manufacturer Swift took the green at noon on Sunday, putting on an incredible display of close, hard-fought racing without contact with one another!
Paul Tavilla of Beech Mountain, NC, in his Krause & England, Inc. prepared Swift DB-2, won the Feature Race after qualifying third. Tavilla was crowned the NAC-SRCC Class B (for later cars) Grand Champion for 2003 after amassing a series leading 48 points, based on participation and results.
Roy Sokolowski, of North Ferrisburg, VT, driving his Pole Position Racing Chevron B63 finished 5th overall, 3rd in class in the Feature Race and secured a fine 2nd place for the year in NAC-SRCC Class B, with 41 points, this being his first year in the series.
John Nelson, of Blue Springs, MO, driving the PJN Tiga SC-82, was crowned the 2003 NAC-SRCC Class H ( for historic, or earlier cars) Grand Champion of the series, over NAC-SRCC founder Vaughn Rockney, driving his Vintage Garage Lola T-492 and Peter Krause, driving his Krause & England, Inc. prepared Tiga SC-80 for year-end points.
Krause finished 2nd overall and 1st in class H in the VIR NAC-SRCC Feature Race after planting the car on the Feature pole at his home track.
Other notable performances were turned in by newcomer Jeffrey Wright, from Wilmington, NC, in his JW Racing Swift DB-2. Wright qualified on the outside pole in his first NAC-SRCC outing (and first outing, period, for seven years!), Bill Pedersen, from Wilton, CT, in the Lee Chapman Racing Tiga SC-80, claiming the final podium position in the VIR Feature and 2nd in the highly competitive Historic class.
Scott Livingston, from St. Louis, MO, in his Motor Racing Services March 83S, led the race commandingly before a mechanical failure.
A seven person Board of Directors were appointed to lead this extraordinarily popular series into the future. Talks are under way with a number of vintage and historic racing sanctioning bodies to expand the 2004 NAC-SRCC series to include even more venues.
More information available at www.vintagegarage.com under North America Chapter SRCC.