This weekend the Sports Car Club of America will crown 28 champions in their amateur classes and five Minnesotans will be on the grid in six different classes. Every year the SCCA gathers racers from all across the country to compete in their championship Runoffs. It’s a winner take all, all or nothing 23 lap fight and the winner claims the national championship, everybody else has to wait for next year.
Timothy Gray from Eden Prairie MN Sponsored by Ryan Companies US
Inc has brought two cars to the Mid Ohio the first a Spec Race Ford Third Generation and the other a GT2 Mustang that he’s run in select Trans Am professional races. Matthew Gray Chaska MN is also in the tough Spec Racer Ford Third Generation class. Stacy, Minnesota’s Mark Utecht is running his Honda Civic for the first time in the National Championships prepping for next year’s runoffs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. James Randall, of Watertown MN, is racing in the ultra-competitive Spec Miata class. Finally there’s Steven Jondal of Rushford MN who has put his Jondal Machine Inc. Red Devil JS14 Rotax in the fifth place on the grid.
Photos and story by Rick Corwine.