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Two of the largest car classes at this year’s Runoffs, Spec Miata and Spec Racer Ford Gen3, have made their first on-track appearance at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  With about 100 entries, the SRF3 class was broken into two qualifying groups so drivers had a better chance of finding some space on the track during their 18-minute sessions.  Tray Ayres set the SRF3 pace Monday with a 1:50.533.

 

The nearly 90 SM racers were also divided into two qualifying groups.  The top eight drivers were within a single second of one another, but Chris Haldeman emerged at the top with a lap time of 1:59.608 Monday.

 

“This layout is really fun,” Haldeman said about the 15-turn, 2.592-mile Indianapolis road course. “It’s technically challenging.  There are some rhythm sections where you really have to have your timing down.  If you’re offline an inch, you’re offline six feet."

 

“The track really punishes overdriving and requires patience,” Haldeman continued.  “But it’s playing into my favor so far.”

 

Totally Tires
An event with nearly 1,000 cars is an operation; but remember, each of those cars have four tires each. That’s where Hoosier Tire comes in.

 

Hoosier’s setup this weekend is a modified version of the Continental Tire setup at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Their trucks have approximately 7,000 tires total to start the weekend. Drivers will bring tires (of all brands – because most importantly, Hoosier is here to help racers) to be mounted, then dismounted, then remounted, as they try to find that extra bit of time on track.

 

All in all, the workload for Hoosier this week is just about equal to the 24-hour race – a race that runs twice around the clock, on professional budgets, with pit stops.

 

Keeping Up with the Runoffs
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Runoffs Report: Monday Evening

 

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The first of four qualifying days is complete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®.  But action begins again Tuesday at 8 a.m. Eastern Time when drivers in the 28 different car classes get a second shot at the 15-turn, 2.592-mile road circuit. Below are provisional results from the first day or qualifying with Class: Name, Hometown, Car and Lap Time.

 

-American Sedan®: Philip Smith; New Albany, OH; Chevrolet Camaro; 1:52.637
-B-Spec: David Daughtery; Fortville, IN; Mini Cooper; 2:05.078
-E Production: Matt Reynolds; Fair Oaks, TX; Mazda Miata; 1:50.501
-F Production: Eric Prill; Topeka, KS; Mazda Miata; 1:53.370
-H Production: Ron Bartell; Madbury, NH; MG Midge; 1:58.307
-Formula 1000: Gary Hickman; Santee, CA; Phoenix F1K.12 Suzuki; 1:35.369
-Formula 500: Barry Luterek; Waterloo, IA; NovaCare Blade Suzuki; 1:44.223
-Formula Atlantic®: Sedat Yelkin; Austintown, OH; Swift 016a Mazda; 1:30.783
-Formula Continental®: John LaRue; Muncie, IN; Citation Snipe FZ; 1:37.264
-Formula Enterprise: Elliot Finlayson; Yorkville, IL; Mazda FE; 1:40.209
-Formula F: Zach Holden; Abbottstown, PA; Mygale FF Honda; 1:45.405
-Formula Mazda: Jarret Voorhies; Kissimmee, FL; Star Formula Mazda; 1:42.120
-Formula Vee®: Michael Varacins; Burlington, WI; Speed Sport AM-5; 1:56.333
-GT-1: David Pintaric; Canfield, OH; Cadillac CTS-V; 1:37.961
-GT-2: Andrew Aquilante; Chester Springs, PA; Chevrolet Corvette; 1:41.612
-GT-3: Collin Jackson; Langley, BC; Nissan 240-SX; 1:46.158
-GT-Lite: Peter Shadowen; West Palm Beach, FL; Honda CRX; 1:51.574
-Prototype 1: Jim Devenport; Modesto, CA; Norma Auto Concept M20 F Honda
-Prototype 2: Jeff Shafer; Las Vegas, NV; Stohr WF1 Suzuki; 1:32.179
-Spec Miata: Chris Haldeman; McKinney, TX; Mazda Miata; 1:59.608
-Spec Racer Ford 3: Tray Ayres; Gainesville, GA; SRF Gen3; 1:50.533
-Spec Racer Ford: Todd Harris; Portland, OR; Spec Racer Ford; 1:54.382
-Super Touring® Lite: Danny Steyn; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Mazda MX-5; 1:53.425
-Super Touring® Under: Rob Huffmaster; Clarkston, MI; Honda S2000; 1:48.921
-Touring 1: Andrew Aquilante; Chester Springs, PA; Ford Mustang; 1:43.702
-Touring 2: Kurt Rezzetano; Phoenixville, PA; Ford Mustang GT; 1:48.851
-Touring 3: Derek Kulach; Albuquerque, NM; Nissan 350Z; 1:53.589
-Touring 4: Oscar Jackson; Chino, CA; Toyota 86; 1:57.789


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