NER autocrossers have seen it all when it comes to weather. From blazing hot days to torrential downpours. Luckily, the weather gods shined on Nebraska and the week had gloriously beautiful and sunny days. Not a run was done in the wet and rain. Friday was arguably the “worst” with some higher than normal temperatures, but overall, competitors couldn’t ask for better event conditions.
For the NER drivers in particular, there were a couple standout moments for the week. The region party is also a highlight for everyone, and 2021 once again didn’t disappoint. It’s always a good time and plenty of laughs, good food and beverages were shared amongst the team.
A big shout out should go to Jojo Corrales-Kean for coordinating and designing the team shirts for this year! NER always stands out at these events with their team gear and Jojo knocked it out again this year.
Individually, Ginette Jordan solidified her standing as one of the best of the best. After the transmission in her car broke, she had to jump in a loaner car. Driving someone else’s vehicle, Ginette claimed her 14th National Championship trophy. Amazing.
The “Panda” also caused its share or memorable activities. PJ Corrales was caught welding the Street Mod in between runs. The first time, he used only ~90 seconds of his mechanical, and the second time, he welded the car (again) and didn’t even need to ask for a mechanical. Talk about getting it done!
And lastly, the caliber of our Autocrossers is easily evidenced by simply looking at the PAX leader board. When all the final times were indexed, NER drivers stood tall in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 12th.
3rd Place: Todd Kean
4th Place: Billy Davis
5th Place: Grant Reeve
12th Place: PJ Corrales