Written by David Bocchichio

It was perfect weather for the RAL Scorched Orange AutoX with just over 100 drivers out competing.  Runs were kept to three in the morning and three in the afternoon to leave plenty of time for the Jeff Gordon Challenge, and more importantly some pie throwing fun.  

Street Class

In SS there were two drivers with 88 Walter Lunsmann setting the fastest lap in a 2015 Porsche GT3 with a 52.581.  In AS there were five drivers with 42 Russ Siggelkoe in a 2005 Lotus Elise putting down a 55.142 for the win.  BS had one driver with 6 James Dills recording a 57.311 in a 2016 BMW M3 for his fastest lap of the day.  DS had five drivers with 2 Jeff Bakken Narrowly edging out Steve Twaddle by only 0.448 with a 55.385 on his last run of the day. There were five drivers in ES with 148 Gavin Williams taking the win in a 2004 Toyota MR2 with a 54.958.  In FS there were three drivers with 74 Dana Nicgorski laying down the fastest lap with a 54.780 in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT.  GS had four drivers with 24 Chang Ho Kim taking the win with a 54.989 in a 2019 Honda Civic.  HS had eight drivers with 8 Jason Fair in a 2015 Ford Fiesta ST narrowly squeaking out the win over 99 Joseph Austin by only 0.092 with a 57.622.

Alan Salnikov accepts the Jeff Gordon Challenge trophy!

Street Touring

In STH there was one driver with 74 Brad Fiore recording a 55.709 in his 2017 Volkswagen GTI.  In STS there were nine drivers and some close competition with 134 Sam Creasey narrowly coming out on top in his 1988 Honda CRX Si with a 53.666, beating out 94 Brandon Dryer  by only 0.546.  There were two drivers in STX with 18 Wei Ng taking the win in his 2017 Subaru Br with a 55.887STR had eight drivers with 73 Justin Chen putting down a 52.264 in his 2006 Honda S2000 for the win.  STU had four drivers with 34 Oliver Lucier recording the fastest lap in a 2010 Porsche Boxster S with a 53.042.

Street Prepared/Modified and Beyond

CAMC had two drivers with 186 Kyle Buckley taking the win with a 57.897 in his 2015 Ford Mustang.  There was one driver in DP with 139 Donald Allen recording a 65.462 in his 1979 MG for his fastest lap of the day.  SMF had one driver with 37 Don Kuehl laying down a 53.044 in a 2018 Honda Civic Type R.  We had three drivers in SM with 54 Matthew Mickle coming out on top in his 2007 Subaru STi with a 52.489AM had one driver with 64 Robert Barone recording a 51.753 in a 1995 CK/Dragon.  There were two drivers in CM with 46 Joshua Parker coming out on top with a 50.407 in a 1985 Reynard Formula Ford.  XSA had one driver with 71 Read Fleming recording a 55.591 in a 2003 BMW M3 for his fastest lap.  There were two drivers in XSB with 114 Sam Tocci in the 2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder narrowly taking the win with a 53.306 by only 0.176 over 14 Nathan Winters.

Novice

Once again we had a large group of novices out to test the limits of their cars with 24 drivers taking advantage of our talented Novis Coaches.  Coming in third was 71 Nick Bresnahan in the STU 1995 Chevrolet Corvette with a pax time of 50.235.  In second was 1 Robert Davis in the SS 2016 Porsche with a pax time of 50.045.  In first was 111 Mauro Aguiar in the STU 2019 Honda Civic Type R with a pax of 49.526

Pro, Pax, Raw, and the Jeff Gordon Challenge  

We had 10 drivers competing in the Pro class.  It’s safe to say that we had some close competition when first and second were only separated by a pax time of 0.031!  99 Todd Kean laid down a raw time of 49.231 giving  him a pax of 42.141 in the SM 1997 Nissan 240sx, but it wasn’t quite enough to hold off 96 Matthew Cwieka in the STR 2017 Mazda Miata who recorded a raw time of 50.919 giving him a pax of 42.110, winning the pro class and setting the fastest pax of the day.  On the other hand Todd Kean’s 49.231 was good enough to claim fastest raw time of the day.  Last but not least was the Jeff Gordan Challenge. After some good competition the day ended by crowning Alan Salnikov the winner, but were not sure who was more excited, Alan for the win or Brian Levesque for passing off the rather large trophy he had been holding onto for the past two years. 

Join us for our next event on August 22nd for the NER Attack of the Cones AutoX.

RESULTS: Scorched Orange