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WGI update

Postby tpatton » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:09 am

Team Tiger had a very successful weekend at Watkins Glen International. Qualified 5th for Saturday's race but got the track figured out and ran down the competition finishing second less than a car length behind the winning Corvette. In the process the Tiger set the fastest race lap and also claimed the GT2 course record at 157.6. We started on the pole for the Sunday race and had a battle with a TA2 Camaro but got the lead late in the race and drove away for our second win of the year! We had never been to WGI and we turned quite a few heads as many spectators came up after the race to congratulate us.

Next up is Gingerman Raceway in South Haven MI 7/12 and 13. If you can make it out please stop by and say hello.

SCCA press release


For Immediate Release

BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour Celebrates Holiday Weekend at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 5, 2014) – On Friday night, the fireworks happened over Seneca Lake. On Saturday, they were on course during the SCCA BFGoodrich Tires Watkins Glen Super Tour, Rounds 11 and 12 of the Eastern Conference Majors Tour at Watkins Glen International.

With the season-long championship winding down, points are at a premium for drivers trying to score points. All 27 Runoffs-eligible classes were on hand, with more than 250 drivers competing for the top prize in 30-minute timed races on Saturday.

Highlights included:


Group 4: The big bore group launched just after lunch, with Simon Gregg’s No. 59 Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette outlasting the No. 89 Davis Auto Body Chevrolet Camaro of Scott Quaile to the finish for the overall and GT-1 win.

On lap seven, Joe Kristensen almost tossed away a GT-3 win when, entering the bus stop, he tried to sneak by and tangled with an American Sedan machine. Kristensen’s No. 4 Acura RSX fell all the way back to fourth in class as it regained momentum, then climbed into the midst of an additional three-car battle for the class lead just two laps later. At the end of lap nine, Kristensen was back ahead of Paul Young (No. 2 Young Racing/Hoosier Tire Ford Probe), James Ashe (No. 22 Dependable Energy Mazda RX-7), and James Lustig (No. 51 Luna Sueno Tequila/Autosport Automotive Acura Integra) and pulled back ahead for the win.

While Bill Baten was driving his No. 98 Van Winkle Baten/Marks ADR/Hoosier Hoosier Chevrolet Camaro that was previously a Touring 2 car to his first American Sedan win, Randy Kinsland was positive he was well on his way to a GT-2 win in the No. 14 Crossroads Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette. Kinsland was up more than five seconds with two laps to go after fixing a power steering problem just before the green flag, but the No. 50 Red Line Oil/Hoosier Tires Sunbeam Tiger of Tom Patton was absolutely flying at the finish. Patton set a new track record with two laps to go and seemingly came out of nowhere to close right to the rear of Kinsland at the checkered flag, but not in front.

Joe Aquilante drove his No. 32 Phoenix Performance/Hoosier Chevrolet Corvette around David Sanders’ No. 73 Phoenix Performance Chevrolet Corvette on lap five, then earned the victory by leading the rest of the way.



The BFGoodrich Tires Watkins Glen Super Tour continues Sunday from Watkins Glen with 15 lap races, beginning at 8 a.m. Live Timing, notes, audio and streaming video is available at SCCA.com/SCCALive.

Results from Saturday, grids for Sunday, and more information on the event is available at SCCA.com/WGIMajors.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Provisional race winners for Saturday’s BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Watkins Glen Super Tour at Watkins Glen International, Round Eleven of the Eastern Conference Majors Tour. Drivers are listed by Class: name, hometown, and car.



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Re: WGI update

Postby Mark1A » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:50 am

Wow - FANTASTIC, Tom.
Thanks for posting, and very glad to hear of your success. Talk about "representing the Marque"!! :D

I also see that David Sanders ran well in his Corvette there, I used to autocross with him and his Dad "a few years" back.
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