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SCCA JUNE SPRINTS
THE 54TH CONSECUTIVE RUNNING
THE FIRST LEG OF THE TRIPLE CROWN

6-26-09
Submitted by: Paula Nate

June 21, 2009 Elkhart Lake , WI – On what had turned out to be a beautiful weekend, the 54th consecutive running for the SCCA June Sprints were held on the spectacular 4.048 mile rolling, twisting, turning Road America road course.  Hoosier Racing Tire was there to support and service over half of all race entries.  

2009 marks Hoosier’s 25th anniversary of participating in the June Sprints and this year produced it’s most successful results to date.  

Servicing done by Hoosier Tire Midwest, out of Plymouth , Indiana was done in a timely, organized and effective fashion, getting drivers out on the track racing.  Hoosier Racing Tire corporate also added valuable engineering and technical service.  

After days of testing, practice and qualifying.  Saturday, June 20, 2009: 
Race 1
, saw the racing of the………………………..  

Spec Miata (SM)-  Spec Class Toyo Tires.  

Showroom Stock B (SSB)- Hoosier Racing Tire starts the race weekend out right with a podium sweep.  Car No. 86, Toby Grahovec was 1st.  Car No.09, Jack Tippens was 2nd and Car No. 32, Ralph Porter rounding out the podium.  

Showroom Stock C (SSC)- Car No. 48, Eric Vancleef came in 2nd and Car No. 36, Joe McClughan took the third step receiving a hard fought 3rd  place finish.  

Touring 3 (T3)- Car No. 2, John Costello was on the top step of the victory circle stand.  Car No. 24, Richard Fisher stood by his side holding down the 2nd place position.
 

Race 2, 
Formual Vee (FV)- Hoosier second podium sweep of the afternoon had car No. 65, Mike Varachins in 1st  place.  Car No. 48, Brian Jennerjahn in 2nd place and car No. 46, Chris Jennerjahn in the 3rd  position.  

Formula 500 (F5)- Attaining another Hoosier podium one, two, three car No. 92, Jason Knuteson was 1st,  car No. 0, Bob Giesen was 2nd and car No. 84, Jeff Jorgenson was 3rd.  

Race 3,

Formula 1000 (FB)- Car No. 43, Glenn Cooper stood proud atop the podium to bring home a first place finish.  

Formula Enterprise (FE)- And yet one more podium sweep of the day for Hoosier Racing Tire had the No. 97 car of Scott Rettich in 1st.  Car No. 91, driven by Nick Evans in 2nd and car No. 59 with Scott McQueen rounding out the top three.  

And the final race of the day, Race 4,

E Production (EP)- Car No. 97, Kevin Leigh came in 2nd  and Car No. 48, Mike Sturm was 3rd.  

F Production (FP)- Car No.2, of Eric Prill fought his way to a 3rd  place finish.  

H Production (HP)- Car No. 01, Tim Pitts achieved a 2nd  place.  

Grand Touring Lite (GTL)- Car No. 42, Jim Stinehefler although the racing was great, had to settle for a  3rd  position for this round of competition.  

At the end of Saturdays competition, a day filled with lots of racing excitement, four races and twelve different classes, Hoosier had captured four podium sweeps and six first place wins.  

Sunday June 21, 2001, 10:55 a.m. once again found racing underway.

Race 5,

Spec Racer Ford (SRF)- Spec class on Goodyear tires.   

Race 6,

Formula Continental (FC)- Car No. 81, Justin Pritchard started his day out right with a 1st place win.  

Formula Ford (FF)- Car No. 88, Tim Kautz earned a 1st.  Car No. 17, Tony Coello took 3rd.  

Race 7,

C Sports Racer (CSR)- Car No. 46, Jim French racing till the end to receive his 1st  place finish.  Car No. 7, Jacek Mucha had 2nd place finish.  

D Sports Racer (DSR)-  Car No. 41, Garry Crook took 1st.  Car No. 2, Jon Staudacher took 3rd.

Sports 2000 (S2)- Car No. 07, Corey Fergus had 1st.  Car No. 06, Mark Mercer took 2nd.  

Race 8,

Touring 1 (T1)-  Hoosier back to sweep the podium.  Car No. 37, Lance Knupp in 1st.  Car No. 69, Mike Tracey in 2nd and Car No. 4, John Miller in 3rd.  

Touring 2 (T2)-  Car No. 9, Bill Baten in 1st.  Car No. 79, Dave Macneil in 2nd and Car No. 34, Jay Patel in 3rd.  

Super Touring Over (STO)-  Car No. 45, Mike Boden took 3rd.  

Super Touring Under (STU)-  Car No. 01, Ron Pawley took 1st.  

American Sedan (AS)-  Car No. 74, Tom Sloe in 1st.  Car No. 24, Andy McDermid had 2nd and Car No. 54, Philip Smith had 3rd.

Race 9,

Formula Atlantic (FA)-   Once again with all Hoosier racers standing proud, not leaving room for any other tire competitors in victory circle.  No. 88, Mirl Swan took 1st.  Car No. 75, Sadat Yelkin had 2nd.  Car No. 40, Keith Grant took 3rd.  

Formula Mazda (FM)- All Goodyear cars on podium.   

And the final race of the weekend, 

Race 10,

Grand Touring 1 (GT1)-  All Goodyear cars on podium  

Grand Touring 2 (GT2)-  Car No. 28, Mark Boden took 2nd.  

Grand Touring 3 (GT3)-  Car No. 03, Jeff Dernehl took 3rd.  

With six races and fifteen different classes, Hoosier again had 4 podium sweeps.  Ten 1st places for the day.

Total wins for this years June Sprints:

 

Podiums

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Hoosier

46

16

15

15

20

16

Goodyear

25

8

9

8

5

8

Kumho

2

 

1

1

 

 

Avon

1

 

1

 

 

1

Hankook

1

 

 

1

 

 

Michelin

1

1

 

 

 

1

Dunlop

0

 

 

 

 

 

Toyo

6

2

2

2

2

 

American

0

 

 

 

 

 

BFG

1

1

 

 

1

 

The official web site of the Sport Car Club of American is www.scca.com.  June Sprints www.junesprints.com, Road America www.roadamerica.com, Chicago region www.scca-chicago.com.

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