ProSolo Season Begins With a Lotus Tango EL TORO, Calif. (March 30, 2007) -- The TireRackÂ© SCCA ProSolo season is officially underway following the opening round of competition last weekend at the El Toro Airfield. Nearly 200 soloists...
ProSolo Season Begins With a Lotus Tango
EL TORO, Calif. (March 30, 2007) -- The TireRack© SCCA ProSolo season is officially underway following the opening round of competition last weekend at the El Toro Airfield.
Nearly 200 soloists were greeted with spectacular weather and a longer course for the program's return to El Toro, Calif. Better still, officials report the timing system put in its first flawless performance.
It might have looked like an early April Fool's prank, but it was no joke -- the Hawk Super Challenge final came down to Randy in a Lotus Elise versus Randy in a Lotus Elise. To clear the confusion that would be Randy Chase, of San Diego, Calif., in the Prepared Index-winning ChaseCam/Black Watch/Lotus Garage Lotus Elise versus Randy Noll, of Carlsbad, Calif., in the same, A Street Prepared-winning Lotus Elise. Following four lonely Lotus runs, Noll came away the winner of the "Randy-off."
Kevin McCormick, of Lincoln, Calif., became the first-ever Honda Tuner Challenge top-eliminator in his Kumho/HAP America's Tire/Bilstein Honda Civic Si. In addition to his prize for being the highest-finishing Honda in the Hawk Super Challenge, McCormick faced-off against the www.RiptideHosting.com Acura ITR of D-stock winner Kinch Reindl, of Denver, Colo., in what has become known as the "$250 run," in order to claim his top-eliminator prize.
Making the trek from Cedar Park, Texas, 2006 ProSolo Finale Ladies Challenge winner Beth McClure-Strelnieks picked up where she left off by taking home the first Ladies Challenge of 2007 piloting a Jungle Cat Racing/7 Parts Mazda 3-Rotor R.
Ken Lord, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., took Bonus Challenge honors in his Honda Civic Si.
ProSolo competitors will have over a month to recharge before the next event, May 5, at Walnut Ridge Airport, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., which will introduce the new single-course format concept that is being tested at select 2007 ProSolo events.
For full results visit the ProSolo page at www.scca.com