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September 29, 2020
While the 2020 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour’s eight-weekend, 16-race “regular” season is now complete, there exists one last chance for drivers to earn points toward the Hoosier Super Tour Nationwide Points Championship. That opportunity comes October 3-11 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs®, which is a points-earning opportunity for Hoosier Super Tour competitors.
To set the scene, let’s remember a driver’s best six Hoosier Super Tour performances are counted in the points total, plus their finish at the Runoffs. Race winners earn 25 points, and 21 points go to second. Points are then doled out to others starting with 18 and descending to a single point for the 20th finisher.
Many of the 26 different Hoosier Super Tour class championships are still being contested with 25 championship points still up for grabs. And let’s not forget the Hoosier Super Tour points championship is part of the criteria for drivers attempting to claim SCCA Road Racing Super Sweep honors bestowed upon the best of the best who manage a U.S. Majors Tour Conference Championship, a Hoosier SCCA Super Tour Nationwide Points Championship, and victory at the Runoffs all in the same car class.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s look at just a few of the close Hoosier Super Tour points battles that will play out at the Runoffs. To start, there’s GT-Lite (GTL) where Graham Fuller, driving a Honda CRX, and Michael Lewis, in a Mazda RX-7, are tied with 100 points each. Taz Harvey and his Mazda MX-5 is a GTL championship longshot 23 points back.
In American Sedan (AS), Daniel Richardson and his Chevrolet Camaro enter the Runoffs with a two-point advantage on the Ford Mustang of defending AS national champion Gregory Eaton. Philip Smith is only 18 points off the lead in his Chevrolet Camaro. Two championship points also separate Prototype 1 combatants Darryl Shoff and Todd Vanacore, both piloting Elan DP-02 cars.
There’s a three-point spread in Formula F between the Mygale SJ13 of Dylan Christie and the Spectrum 14H of David Livingston. And only four points separates Joe Moser, driving a new-to-him Honda CRX SI, from Super Touring Lite (STL) defending national champion Danny Steyn and his Mazda MX-5 racecar. Moser took both STL wins during this year’s WeatherTech Chicago Region® June Sprints® at Road America, which perhaps could predict upcoming fortunes?
A few classes will see a hoard of Hoosier Super Tour championship contenders do battle at the Runoffs. In Formula Vee, defending Runoffs champion Andrew Whitston has amassed 132 Hoosier Super Tour points this year in his Protoform sled. But Stevan Davis and Chris Jennerjahn are only eight points behind in Vortechs, and the Protoform of Zachary Whitston remains in the chase, too. The Prototype 2 (P2) class will also be hot to trot as Armen Megregian and his Ligier JS 51 has a slim points lead over the Ligier JS 49 of Robert Iversen. Defending P2 Runoffs champion Tray Ayres, driving a Van Dieman ESR Mazda, is in reach of the points championship, as is Richard Colburn, in a Nostendo 1, and Tim Day Jr. who took a Saturday win earlier this year in his Stohr WF1 during the WeatherTech Chicago Region® June Sprints® at Road America.
Of course, there are many more exciting championship points battles occurring at the Runoffs. Below you’ll find a rundown of Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour car classes and those drivers still fighting for Nationwide Points Championships at Road America during the 2020 Runoffs.
Daniel Richardson; Derwood, MD; Washington DC Region; Chevrolet Camaro – 119 pts.
Gregory Eaton; Woodbridge, VA; Washington DC Region; Ford Mustang – 117 pts.
Philip Smith; New Albany, OH; Ohio Valley Region; Chevrolet Camaro – 101 pts.
Joseph Gersch; Conroe, TX; Houston Region; Toyota Yaris – 143 pts.
Chris Taylor; Elroy, TX; Lone Star Region; Ford Fiesta – 134 pts.
Jesse Prather; Topeka, KS; Kansas Region; BMW Z3 – 100 pts.
Sam Halkias; Westerville, OH; Ohio Valley Region; Triumph TR6 – 84 pts.
Ken Kannard; Sebring, FL; Atlanta Region; Mazda Miata – 132 pts.
Charlie Campbell; Corry, PA; Mohawk Hudson Region; Mazda Miata – 121 pts.
David Bednarz; Ann Arbor MI; Detroit Region; Mazda Miata – 112 pts.
Steve Sargis; Frankfort, IL; Blackhawk Valley Region; Triumph Spitfire – 125 pts.
James Weida; W. Lafayette, IN; Indianapolis Region; Scorpion W1 – 135 pts.
Jack Walbran; St. Louis, MO; St. Louis Region; Scorpion – 119 pts.
Russell Strate Jr.; Alden, NY; Western New York Region; F500 QRE Invader – 112 pts.
Ahsen Yelkin; Canfield, OH; Steel Cities Region; Swift 014 – 115 pts.
Paul Ravaris; Aledo, TX; Texas Region; Pro Formula Mazda – 103 pts.
Robert Armington; El Dorado Hills, CA; San Francisco Region; Van Diemen RF00 – 86 pts.
Devin Lesueur; Saint Charles, IL; Chicago Region; Van Diemen RF02 – 79 pts.
Robert Allaer; Grosse Pte. Woods, MI; Central Florida Region; Van Diemen RF02 – 75 pts.
Mauro Fauza; Manalapan, NJ; Northern New Jersey Region; Van Diemen RF03 – 63 pts.
Chuck Moran; Oakton, VA; Old Dominion Region; Van Dieman RF99 – 63 pts.
Formula Enterprises 2
Scott Rettich; Columbus, OH; Ohio Valley Region; SCCA FE2/Mazda – 142 pts.
Paul Schneider; Charlotte, NC; Central Carolinas Region; SCCA FE2/Mazda – 117 pts.
Dylan Christie; Princeton, NJ; Northern New Jersey Region; Mygale SJ13 – 130 pts.
David Livingston Jr; Nashville, TN; Tennessee Region; Spectrum 14H – 127 pts.
Andrew Whitston; Neenah, WI; Milwaukee Region; Protoform P2 – 132 pts.
Stevan Davis; Danielsville, GA; Atlanta Region; Vortech – 124 pts.
Chris Jennerjahn; Hartford City, IN; Indianapolis Region; Vortech – 124 pts.
Zachary Whitston; Austin, TX; Milwaukee Region; Protoform P2 – 117 pts.
Grant Palmer; St. Charles, MO; St. Louis Region; Ligier – 89 pts.
Brad Yake; Fort Worth, TX; Texas Region; Formula Mazda – 74 pts.
Michael Lewis; Poway, CA; San Diego Region; Jaguar XKR – 150 pts.
Mark Boden; Buffalo Grove, IL; Chicago Region; Porsche 991.2 Cup – 150 pts.
Tim Kezman; Franksville, WI; Milwaukee Region; Porsche 991 Cup – 138 pts.
Michael Lewis; Poway, CA; San Diego Region; Mazda RX-7 – 146 pts.
Graham Fuller; Martinsburg, WV; Washington DC Region; Honda CRX – 100 pts.
Michael Lewis; Poway, CA; San Diego Region; Mazda RX-7 – 100 pts.
Taz Harvey; Danville, CA; San Francisco Region; Mazda MX-5 – 77 pts.
Darryl Shoff; Reading, PA; Philadelphia Region; Elan DP-02 – 127 pts.
Todd Vanacore; Ormond Beach, FL; Central Florida Region; Elan DP-02 – 125 pts.
Armen Megregian; Naples, FL; Central Florida Region; Ligier JS 51 – 93 pts.
David Harris; Akron, OH; NeOhio Region; Radical SR3 – 89 pts.
Robert Iversen; Gulf Breeze, FL; Gulf Coast Region; Ligier JS 49 – 89 pts.
Tray Ayres; Gainesville, GA; Atlanta Region; Van Dieman ESR Mazda – 85 pts.
Richard Colburn; Northbrook, IL; Cincinnati Region; Nostendo 1 – 84 pts.
Tim Day Jr.; Scottsdale, AZ; San Francisco Region; Stohr WF1 – 75 pts.
Jim Drago; Memphis, TN; Mid South Region; Mazda Miata – 142 pts.
Preston Pardus; New Smyrna Beach, FL; Central Florida Region; Mazda Miata – 130 pts
Spec Racer Ford 3
Bobby Sak; West Bloomfield, MI; Detroit Region; SRF3 – 128 pts.
Charles Turner; Montpelier, VA; Washington DC Region; SRF3 – 114 pts.
Super Touring® Lite
Joe Moser; Wilmette, IL; Detroit Region; Honda CRX SI – 150 pts.
Danny Steyn; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Florida Region; Mazda MX-5 – 146 pts.
Super Touring® Under
Whitfield Gregg; Bellevue, WA; New York Region; Mazda Miata – 107 pts.
David Fiorelli; Coppell, TX; Texas Region; Subaru BRZ – 100 pts.
Mark Wajda; Cement City, MI; Detroit Region; Honda Prelude – 100 pts.
Hugh Stewart; Milford, CT; New England Region; BMW M3 – 113 pts.
Bill Baten; Carmel, IN; Indianapolis Region; Chevrolet Camaro – 100 pts.
Michael Pettiford; Louisville, CO; Colorado Region; Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – 96 pts.
Mark Boden; Buffalo Grove, IL; Chicago Region; Porsche 997.1 C2 – 150 pts.
Tim Kezman; Franksville, WI; Milwaukee Region; Porsche 997.2 – 150 pts.
Breton Williams; Clinton, IA; Mississippi Region; Nissan 370Z – 125 pts.
Michael Borden; Greenfield, WI; Milwaukee Region; Mazda MX-5 – 150 pts.
Nick Leverone; Mendon, MA; New England Region; Subaru BRZ – 138 pts.
Photo Credit: Jay Bonvouloir
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