Written by David Bocchichio

The biggest challenge for the weekend was definitely the weather with cool temperatures and rain for both days. A small group of people braved the weather for Saturday’s Test and Tune, which gave the drivers plenty of laps to dial in their set up for the rain, and a tricky sweeper that would let you know when you had it wrong. This left several drivers picking gravel out of their wheels, including yours truly. Despite the weather, over 90 drivers showed up to compete on Sunday. Make no mistake, the real heroes of the weekend were everyone who volunteered to stand out in the rain to make the event happen. I want to extend a huge thanks to all of you!

RESULTS: Live Free or Cone Hard

Street Class

In SS we had two drivers with top time going to 88 Walter Lunsmann in the 2015 Porsche GT3 with a 62.900.  In AS we had three drivers with 143 Mark Ponusky setting the fastest lap in a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a 60.866.  BS only had one driver with 68 Mike Dietzel in his 2019 Subaru WRX STI taking home a 72.411.  In DS there were seven drivers with Jeff Bakken setting the fastest time in his 2021 Honda Civic with a 63.217.  In ES there were three drivers with 148 Gavin Williams taking top spot in a 2004 Toyota MR2 with a 61.584.  There were six drivers in FS with 28 Eliot Shanabrook setting the fastest lap in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT with a 63.672.  GS had two drivers with 24 Chang Ho Kim setting the fastest lap in a 2019 Honda Civic with a 63.215.  Coming in as one of our largest classes of the day was HS, with 11 drivers, and fastest lap went to 14 Nathan Winters in a 1995 Mazda Miata with a 63.725.  

Street Touring

There were two drivers in STH with 74 Brad Fiore setting the fastest time in a 2017 Volkswagen GTI with a 60.001.  STS was another large class with nine drivers, and the fastest time of the day went to 194 Brandon Dryer 1991 Honda Civic Si with a 60.546STX only had one drive with 27 David Bocchichio in a 2010 Honda Civic Si setting a time of 66.455.  STR proved to be another competitive class with seven drivers, and fastest time went to 73 Justin Chen in a 2006 Honda S2000 with a 61.719.  There were four drivers in STU with top spot going to 34 Oliver Lucier in a 2010 Porsche Boxster S with a 63.434.  

Junior Karts

It was great to have our Junior Karts out for the first time this year.  In JA 13 Maya Papenhausen set the fastest time of the day with a 92.087.  In JC 99 MJ Kean set the fastest time of the day with a 117.449.  

Novices

Once again our novice class continues to be one of our largest classes of the day.  We had 11 drivers working hard to learn how to push their cars in the rain with 9 Alexander Schmidt setting the fastest time of the day in a 2013 Volkswagen GTI with a raw time of 66.656 and pax time of 52.924.

Pro, Pax, & Raw Results

In pro class there were seven drivers competing with 65 Brandon Dean taking home the win in a 2000 Toyota MR2 with a raw time of 61.636 and a pax time of 48.877.  Top PAX time went to 74 Brad Fiore in the STH 2017 Volkswagen GTI with a 48.780.  The fastest time of the day went to 54 Matthew Mickle in his SM 2007 Subaru STi with a 58.697.

Other Results

In SSP 147 Shaun Moore set his fastest lap in his Chevrolet Corvette with a 67.643.  In CAMC 186 Kyle Buckley took top spot in a 2015 Ford Mustang with a 71.121.  In XP 47 Thomas Moore Set his fastest lap in a Chevrolet Corvette  with a 68.319.  There were three drivers in SM with 54 Matthew Mickle 2007 Subaru STi with a 58.697.