MARRS11 @ Summit Point – October 9-10th, 2010

October 15th, 2010
6:05 pm

At the last race of the year there were still many undecided championship battles in the WDCR MARRS 2010 season. After a long weekend of great weather, RP finished the season strong with # wins.

In SM, Ken Zalner pulled off a 1st place finish for the year, you can read the whole story here.

In SSM, Scott Brunk finished 1st in the championship race.

Dave Ade was crowned champion of SRX7 for a second year in a row.

Brian Price finished an impressive season with yet another ITA championship.

Also in ITA, Greg Gale pulled off a 3rd place season finish which was decided in the last race.

In his first year in ITS, Al Gervais captured the championship and had a total of 6 wins throughout the year.

All in all, it was another strong year for the RP team with 5 more championships across 5 classes. Special thanks to Bret and TJ for all of their help each weekend keeping the cars running strong! See you all next year…


MARRS8 @ NJMP Thunderbolt “Summer Thunder” August 21-22, 2010

August 22nd, 2010
6:26 pm

MARRS 8 brings us back to NJMP for the Summer Thunder event on the Thunderbolt track.

The SM battle put Ken and Scott in the number 2 and 3 qualifying positions for Saturday’s race which resulted in a 2nd and 4th place finish on Saturday which put them in position to get a 1st and 4th on Sunday, respectively.

Brian Price continues his domination in the ITA class with two 1st place finishes for the weekend and a new track record of 1:34.443 as a reward for his effort on Saturday.

In ITS, Al Gervais qualified 3rd, finished 2nd on Saturday’s race and even managed another 2nd place finish despite dropping 3rd gear in his transmission towards the end of the race on Sunday.

Kevin Hutchens managed a 2nd place finish in SRX7 on Sunday ahead of Dave Ade with tire choice making a big difference for the half wet/half dry session.

Dave Wible qualified 2nd and finished 3rd in the SSM race on Saturday while Scott Brunk continues to take a break from the class, because of his points lead, to concentrate on SM.

You can view the results at mylaps.com here.


MARRS7 @ Summit Point – August 8-9, 2010

August 10th, 2010
10:22 am

What a great weekend at the track. RP customers won in 5 classes and set 2 new track records in ITA and SSM. Ken Zalner and Scott Brunk won their respective classes of SM and SSM with Scott setting a new track record of 1:28.005 in his class.

Brian Price laid down a 1:25.073 hot lap while winning in ITA. In the same race group, Dave Ade continues to dominate the season in his SRX7. Al Gervais earned the 5th win for RP in his ITS 2nd gen RX7.

Other notable finishes include a 4th place finish for Kevin Hutchens in SRX and a 5th for Greg Gale in his ITA Miata.

Team RP now leads the points in all of the classes it races. Click here for a full summary of the points up to this race in the season. My Laps results can be viewed here and (provisional) SCCA results are here.

Even Bret had the chance to get out race this weekend in the SM class and there was some excitement at turn 10 during the race which almost took both him and Scott out of the action…





Finally, there was a sad goodbye to an SRX7 driver who passed away recently. The Group 5 race held a missing man honor lap for John Bittorf. A video showing the gauntlet of honor at pit-out is available here.


MARRS 2010 Mid-Season Points Summary

August 10th, 2010
9:00 am

The points standings as of MARRS 6 shows RP Performances domination of 5 classes at this point in the season.

In the SM race Scott Brunk has 1,690 and Ken Zalner has 1,330 points, only Kevin Kopp is in striking distance with 1,455. In SSM, Scott Brunk has 1,700 points and a 450 point gap on 2nd place. Brian Price holds a 430 advantage in ITA with 1,900 total points for the season. Dave Ade has a similar 470 point lead with a total of 1,780 points in SRX7. Al Gervais in ITS has the largest gap on his competition with a 615 point spread at a 1,750 total points for the year.

You can always view the latest points results at the WDCR SCCA website here.


MARRS6 @ NJMP Lightning – July 10-11, 2010

July 15th, 2010
1:08 pm

RP held onto their strong points standing after a long and wet weekend at NJMP Lightning for the MARRS6 race which was run by the SJR SCCA.

With a solid points lead in SSM, Scott Brunk took the weekend off to concentrate on the SM battle for points. His double podium weekend, 2nd place finish on Saturday and 1st place on Sunday, keeps him in the lead for points in the MARRS SM series. Ken finished 3rd on Saturday but had trouble in Sunday’s race.

Brian “Rowdy” Price grabbed both the poll position and the win for Saturdays race as well as started 1st in the race on Sunday during which his oil pump died early in the race forcing him to retire with a DNF.

After missing the first half of the year, Kevin Hutchens is back in his SRX7 for his debut in the 2010 season. He had trouble on Saturday racing on dry tires in the rain which put him in a bad starting position for the Sunday race. After a bad start and loosing a few positions, he fought his way through traffic, trying to catch Brian Hair in the lead. Although he was closing in at the rate of 1/2 second a lap, there just wasn’t enough laps to make up the time and he finished 2nd place. You can watch the video in HD here.

The SJR SCCA results for both Saturday and Sunday are published here while this link takes you to the MyLaps results.


MARRS5 @ Summit Point – June 26-27, 2010

July 15th, 2010
12:32 pm

Another seven first place finishes at MARRS5 for the RP team extends their lead in points across all classes.

Rowdy Price, Scott Brunk and Dave Ade all finish 1st on both Saturday and Sunday in their respective classes (ITA/SSM/SRX). Meanwhile in SM, Ken gets 1st on Saturday but finishes 6th on Sunday. Scott has the opposite luck and finished 7th on Saturday but has the 2nd place podium spot for the Sunday race.

Jump to the MyLaps or SCCA Saturday and Sunday race results here.


MARRS4 @ Summit Point – June 5-6, 2010

July 15th, 2010
12:24 pm

Back at Summit Point, MARRS4 gave the RP team another five 1st place and two 2nd place finishes adding to the points lead in each class.

Scott Brunk finished 1st place in both the Saturday and Sunday race for SSM furthering his points lead in the class. He also finished 2nd in the SM race on Sunday in which Ken had some car trouble and a DNF but finished on the podium in 3rd place for the Saturday race.

Rowdy seems unstoppable this year in his ITA Miata with another double 1st place weekend adding to his lead in the points race. Dave is also well situated in the SRX7 points standing and finished the weekend on the podium for both races with a 1st and 2nd place result for Sunday and Saturday respectively.

You can go directly to the MyLaps and SCCA Saturday and Sunday results here.


MARRS2+3 @ VIR – May 8-10, 2010

July 15th, 2010
12:14 pm

The double header at VIR added up to a lot of points for the RP team drivers with a total of 7 first place finishes with 6th poll position starts for the weekend.

In SSM, Scott Brunk grabbed the points lead in SSM as he qualified on poll and finished in 1st place for both Saturday’s and Sunday’s SSM races.

Meanwhile, in SM Ken Zalner moved up from a 5th place qualifying position to take the win on Saturday’s race and finished on the podium with a solid 3rd on Sunday. Scott Brunk had a 4th and 8th place finish in his SM races. Even Bret got a chance to go out and race earning himself a 3rd place qualifying position for the Saturday race.

In ITA, Brian “Rowdy” Price continued his domination from MARRS1 with 1st place across the board, starting from the poll position, for both races giving him a early lead in the ITA points.

In SRX7, Dave Ade continued his winning streak from the 2009 season with the same success, two poll positions and two 1st place finishes for long the weekend!

MyLaps results and SCCA Saturday and Sunday results are available on their respective links below:

MARRS2 Saturday: SCCA | MyLaps

MARRS3 Sunday: SCCA | MyLaps


MARRS1 @ Summit Point – April 24-25, 2010

July 15th, 2010
11:54 am

After a great finish in the 2009 season, the RP team was ready for another fast year. The first race set the pace for the rest of the 2010 season.

Ken + Scott on the first row
In SM, Scott Brunk and Ken Zalner qualified 1st and 2nd for Sunday’s race with a 1:28.2 and 1:28.0 respectively and they finished as they started, at the top of the podium. This combined with their 1st and 3rd place finishes in the race on Saturday gives the RP team an early points lead in the Spec Miata series.

In SSM, Scott Brunk finished in 1st place after fightning his way up from a 5th place qualifying position in the Sunday race. In ITA, Rowdy Price qualified 1st and finished in 2nd place to round out the weekend.

You can view the MyLaps results here or jump directly to the WDCR results for Saturday and Sunday as PDFs.





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