Hoosier Racing Tire

    
2013 SCCA RUNOFFS
HOOSIER DOMINATES PODIUM
10-03-2013
September 20-22, 2013 (Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin) -- This weekend on the spectacular four-mile rolling, twisting, turning Road America road course, the 50th edition of the SCCA Runoffs were held.  Teams competed for the title of “National Champion” of sports car club racing. Races consist of forty minutes or thirteen laps, whichever comes first.    

Hoosier Racing Tire drivers stood on the highest step of the podium a total of twenty-four times. Any driver will tell you, they could not make it to the finish line without their wonderful teams, starting with the tire servicing work done by Hoosier Tire Midwest, out of Plymouth, Indiana, working in a timely, organized and effective manner, getting drivers out on the track racing towards the finish line.  Hoosier Racing Tire corporate added valuable engineering and technical support throughout the week.  

For complete details, and additional information from this weekend’s events, and the official web site of the Sport Car Club of America, go to www.scca.com.    

Friday, September 19, 2013 Hoosier Tire wins include:  

                       Race 1, STU, Super Touring Under, the first race of the weekend started out in rainy wet conditions with the teams choosing to go out on wet tires. Elivan Goulart in the No.72 marched over Joel Weinberger to take the win, with a best lap time of 2:44.539, having a margin of victory of 01:29.815 compared to best lap of 02:50.387 on a competing tire brand.                 

Race 2, FB, Formula 1000, chose wets, though rain had subsided, Hoosier captures its first podium sweep of the day with No. 2, Lawrence Loshak. Loshak was delayed getting up to the false grid and started last, showing his amazing driving skills, he drove from last place to first place in only a matter of laps. Not only did Lawrence win the race, but became the first Triple Crown winner of the weekend. Lawrence took the time to thank his family, the series, and Hoosier Racing Tire for providing such a good tire. Second place was No. 92, Lucian Pancea and third was Brandon Dixon.                        

         Race 3, GT2, Grand Touring 2 and GT3, Grand Touring 3. In a two class car race, the GT2’s and GT3’s go out together.  Capturing the overall win and first place in the GT2 class was Andrew Aquilante in the No. 36, Corvette with a best lap time of 2:16.717.  Andrew stating. “Hoosier Racing Tires were sticking like glue today”.

         Hoosier Racing Tire claimed its first ever GT3 Runoff victory with Rob Warkocki in the No. 78 Mazda RX7. Warkocki took the top spot of the podium with a fast lap time of 2:25.688 stated that, “this was my first time running Hoosier’s and they were incredible”.  Coming in second, not far behind was Joe Kristensen in the No. 4, Mazda RSX.              

Race 4, SM, Spec Miata Sixty-three cars started the first race after lunch. For the second year in a row, Jim Drago, in the No. 2, Mazda Miata took first place for his second consecutive National Championship. Coming in second was Voyteck Burdzy in the No. 41 Mazda Miata, and making it a Hoosier podium sweep was Danny Steyn in the No. 39 Miata.

Race 5, FA, Formula Atlantic. Hoosier Racing Tire swept the podium again with Sedat Yelkin in the No. 75, Swift 014 taking first, Keith Grant in the No. 40, Swift 014 taking second and Mike Mallinen in the No. 71, Swift 016 taking third. 

Race 6, AS, American Sedan. Thirty-four cars started the race, including many past National Champions, Hoosier again sweeps the podium.  John Heinricy in the No. 56, Firebird coming in first, Andy McDermid in the No. 24, Mustang in second, and Jim Wheeler in the No. 20 Firebird in third place.  

Race 7, HP, H Production. After a re-start, a red flag, and a re-grid back to original starting order, this race was under way. Hoosier Racing Tire sweeps the podium again.  Lawrence Loshak in his No. 02, CRX wins the top spot on the podium and his second Triple Crown of the day.  Birthday boy Bill Trainer in the No. 17 Scirocco, placed second and Jay Griffin in the No. 6, CRX came in third.  

                        Race 8, T2, Touring 2. The last race of the day, Hoosier takes yet another podium sweep.  Andy Wolverton in the No. 86, Corvette comes in first and says “the Hoosier’s were great and I’m never going to change”.  Kurt Rezzetano in the No. 36, Mustang in second and Matt Pullano in the No. 07, Corvette came in third after an exciting race to the end for third step of the podium, colliding with Tom Sloe and actually crossing the finish line backwards, but just ahead of Sloe.  After a quick medical visit to make sure he was ok, Pullano took his place on the podium.

                        After the first day of racing, eight races and nine different classes Hoosier takes all nine first place finishes and six podium sweeps!  

Saturday September 21. On a beautiful crisp Fall day, Hoosier Tire wins include:  

Race 9, F500, Formula 500. Starting out the morning in fine fashion, Hoosier Racing Tire claims a podium sweep with Jim Weida in the No. 22 Scorpion coming in first with a best lap time of 2:22.600.  Aaron Ellis come in second in the No. 43, Ellis chassis and Steve Jondal in the No. 38 Red Devil come in third.                    

Race 10, T1, Touring 1. Second race of the morning results in Hoosier’s second sweep of the morning.  Standing on top of the podium for the second time of the weekend is Andrew Aquilante in the No. 36, Corvette, Jerry Onks on the second step in the No. 96 Corvette, and Mike Pettiford in the No. 41, Corvette, rounding out the podium.   

Race 11, FM, Formula Mazda. Winning the National Championship title for his third time, and winning the Triple Crown for the second time, Hoosier driver Darryl Wills in the No. 23, Star Mazda comes across the finish line first, to take the top spot of the podium.  Finishing second, was the incredible twenty-one year old sensation, Brian Lift, capping his “first ever” performance at the Runoffs, with his No. 29 Star Mazda.                                           

                        Race 12, S2, Sports 2000.  Earning his third National Champion title, was Mark Mercer, in the No. 34 Lola. Earning a third place finish for Hoosier was David Doran in his No. 77, Doran chassis.

Race 13, Spec Racer Ford, was a non-Hoosier spec tire race.                 

Race 14, FV, Formula Vee. Hoosier shod drivers earned another podium sweep, with three time National Champion and this year’s Triple Crown winner Mike Varacins, in the No. 65, Speedsport.  Roger Seibenaler in the No. 72, Mysterian came in second and Brad Stout in the No. 35, Vortech came in third.

Race 15, GT1, Grand Touring 1.  Hoosier did not make the podium in this class.  

Race 16, FP, F Production. Hoosier gets back on its winning streak with another podium sweep. Mark Carpenter came across the finish line first with a fast lap time of 2:33.145, in his No. 30 Integra.  Eric Prill in his No. 7, Miata came in second, and Kevin Ruck in his No. 73 Integra came in third.  

         Race 17, FF, Formula Ford. A great race to the finish , produced yet another podium sweep for Hoosier. Tim Kautz in his No. 88, Piper, taking his third National Championship on Hoosiers. Kautz said “Awesome Hoosier tires, would not be here without them!” Coming in second with and new track record lap time of 2:21.037 was Reid Hazelton, in his No. 01, Van Dieman.  And third was Jeff Bartz in his No. 33, Van Dieman.  

         After eight races and nine different classes, today Hoosier takes top place finishes seven times and sweeps the podium five times.

Sunday September 22, on another beautiful crisp Fall day, Hoosier Tire wins include:  

Race 18, T3, Touring 3. Last year’s National Champion Kevin Fandozzi took the second step of the podium in his No. 34, Cobalt.  

Race 19, CSR, C Sports Racer. Hoosier once again takes the sweep with Lee Alexander in his No. 48, Stohr on the top step of the podium.  Jason Miller takes the second step in his No. 8, Wynnfurst and James French takes step number three in his No. 46, Swift 014. James said “His fastest lap of the race was the last lap of the race!”

                DSR, D Sports Racer. Also a podium sweep for Hoosier with first Super Sweep Winner of the weekend Chris Farrell, in his No. 58, Stohr.  Farrell said “Hoosier Racing Tires keep me rolling, I couldn’t do it without them!”  Second on the podium was David Locke in his No. 18, Stohr and third was Tom Bootz in his No. 36 Stohr.  

         Race 20, STL, Super Touring Lites.  A new track record of 02:33.125 for three time National Champion Rob Huffmaster in his No. 11, RX7, Huffmaster was very happy to stand on top of the podium once again.  Huffmaster wanted to first and foremost thank Hoosier Racing Tire; “They (Hoosier), gave me a great tire that held up every lap and would have gone many more!”  On the third step of the podium was No. 2, Jim Drago in his Miata.

Race 21, EP, E Production, breaking his three year streak of coming in second place, Greg Ira in his No. 2, 260Z came in first and Chris Dryden came in third in his No. 02, Z3.  

Race 22, FE, Formula Enterprise. Scott Rettich took his third National Championship win, a Triple Crown win, plus a Super Sweep win Scott stood on top of the podium giving “Thanks to Hoosier and all the volunteers that make great events like this happen!” Hoosier Racing Tire once again took the podium sweep with Reece Everard in his No. 3, Van Dieman coming in second, Everard also “giving thanks to Hoosier Racing Tire, they make an absolutely awesome tire!”  Brandon Kennedy in his No. 14 Van Dieman came in third.  

Race 23, T4, Touring 4. Mike Scornavacchi turned a fast lap time of 02:41.546, on the way to capturing the top spot of the podium, in his No. 2, Mustang.       

Race 24, FC, Formula Continental. Peter Portante in his No. 24, Van Dieman took the top spot of the podium.  

Race 25, GTL, Grand Touring Lites. This was the final race of the weekend and maybe one of the best.  With the closest finish in Runoff history, Chris Bovis wins the race by inches and sets a new track record of 02:33.161 in his No. 78 CRX. Hoosier Racing Tire will once again sweep the podium with Robert Lentz in his No. 60 Sentra coming in just a couple inches behind Bovis, Steve Sargis, in his No. 8, Spitfire came from an eighth place starting position, to third step of the podium.

On Sunday, after eight races and ten different classes, Hoosier takes the top place finishes eight times and sweeps the podium four times.         

         Overall Hoosier Racing Tire stands on top of the podium twenty-four times and has fifteen podium sweeps.  

Total Tire Company Podium Counts 2013 Runoffs

Podiums

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Hoosier

60

24

18

18

18

22

Avon

3

2

1

1

BFG

10

2

4

4

4

2

Dunlop

0

Goodyear

10

2

3

5

4

2

Hankook

0

Kumho

0

Michelin

2

1

1

1

1

Pirelli

0

Toyo

0

 

 

 

 

 

Hoosier Racing Tire is proud to be the major tire supplier for SCCA Club Racing!

Hoosier would like to congratulate all of the drivers and teams that participated in the Runoffs! We look forward to continuing to provide you with “Tires Designed for Champions”!

      

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