4 MARRS Championships in 2009

October 11th, 2009
6:57 pm

After a dominating season, RP Performance and partners Performance Auto Works have locked up 4 championships in the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series for 2009. We conquered in SM, SSM, ITA and SRX7, bringing RP’s total up to 26 championships in 15 years of competition.

The Zalner brothers, Ken and Brian, finished in 1st and 2nd place respectively in SM giving Ken his 9th championship in 10 years. Scott Brunk claimed the championship in SSM and captured a new track record at Summit Point Raceway this weekend at the season finale with a blistering time of 1:28.052.

Phenom sophomore season driver Brian Price won the ITA championship in his SM Miata and capped off his season with a pair of wins on the weekend. As if the ITA championship was not enough, Brian also managed to bring it home in 4th place in the SM standings as well.

SRX-7 had a hotly contested battle between RP drivers “F1″ Al Gervais and Dave Ade. In the end, it was Dave Ade emerging victoriously as SRX-7’s newest champion. Al brought it home in 2nd place and rookie sensation Kevin Hutchens rounded out the top 3 for a total RP Performance podium sweep in the highly competitive SRX-7 class.

RP Performance would like to send out a special thank you to all of its drivers and fans for the continued support that our race team has received and continues to receive on an ongoing basis throughout the years.

Thank You!!!


MARRS9+10 Labor Day Double

September 8th, 2009
8:10 am

RP Performance clinched SCCA MARRS Championships in 4 different classes this past weekend. Ken Zalner in SM, Scott Brunk in SSM and Brian Price in ITA. In SRX7, both Al Gervias and Dave Ade have a chance of being champions going into the last race, with only 50 points separating them. Congrats to all of our customers for a great season. More detailed news to follow later this week…


MARRS7 – HOT at Summit Point

August 10th, 2009
9:18 am

It was quite a hot weekend at Summit Point but the RP team pulled through for a few wins and Bret even got the chance to get out there and race in an ITA Miata. Bret locked in the pole position and won the race on Saturday and finished 2nd on Sunday’s race. Ken and Brian had a 2-3 and 1-2 finish in their SM races while Scott Brunk missed out on Saturday’s SSM race after his transmission got stuck in 3rd gear on the 2nd lap. Drop in a new transmission and fast-forward to Sunday… Scott fought hard for the entire race making his way up to 1st place for the SSM win. Kevin Hutchens decided to try his hand at rally-cross in his qualifying session on Saturday and luckily suffered only sheet metal damage that the RP team quickly hammered back into place.


MARRS6 results posted on MyLaps.com

August 3rd, 2009
3:42 pm

The results from MARRS6 at the NJMP Lighting track have been posted to mylaps.

Saturday started with Ken and Brian pulling off a 1st and 3rd finish in the SM race as group 1 which continued into Sunday as a 1st and 2nd place finish.

View Scott Brunk’s double win weekend in SSM on Saturday and Sunday.


MARRS6 @ NJMP Lighting – July 18-19, 2009

July 20th, 2009
2:46 pm

It is always exciting to visit a new track and the RP team showed everyone how to learn and race fast. After a busy day of testing, the Zs hit the track running on Saturday giving Ken a 1st place finish and the pole for Sunday’s race with Brian fighting it out to the last second for a photo finish at the line to take 3rd place.

The NJ region rules dictate that your finishing position in Saturday’s race define your starting position for the Sunday race. With Ken on pole and Brian right behind him they pushed the entire race. Ken had 1st place locked down while Brian was racing hard all the way to the checkered flag to take 2nd in another photo finish.

Meanwhile, Scott Brunk raced hard in SSM on both Saturday and Sunday for a double win. After finally resolving his car’s ECU issues, he is able to remain strong throughout the race and take home the wins that he much deserves.

Finally in the SRX7 race, Kevin Hutchens battled Alexander Schafer all weekend with both races coming down to a photo finish. Kevin was able to grab 2nd on Saturday while dropping back to 3rd on Sunday (by only 0.032 seconds). You can watch the HD video here:

MARRS6 NJMP Lightning Group 7 Sunday Race July 19th, 2009 from SRX Kevin on Vimeo.


MARRS5 @ Summit Point – June 27-28, 2009

June 29th, 2009
2:25 pm

The Spec Miata race on Saturday yielded a 2nd and 3rd place finish (results) for Ken and Brian respectively. Ken’s performance during the weekend gave him both the pole and the win (results) in the Sunday race while Brian finished 4th on Sunday.

The SSM race on Sunday (results) gave Scott Brunk a 3rd place podium finish to continue his steady collection of points for the season.

Kevin Hutchens fought his way up to 4th place in the SRX7 race (results) after the RP guys cleaned out his carb yielding an extra 3 seconds of lap time to bring him up to competition speed. You can watch the whole Group 4 race in HD on viemo.


WDCR MARRS SM + SSM Points – May 15, 2009

May 15th, 2009
2:51 pm

Here are the current points standings for both SM and SSM as of May 15th.

SM

Ken 1073
Big Z 830
Meat 795
Price 645

SSM

Brunk 895
Zettersom 760
Pressman 730
York 670


SARRC/MARRS3 @ VIR – May 9-10, 2009

May 12th, 2009
10:46 am

On Mother’s day of the double header weekend, Ken qualified 3rd and Brian in 5th for the SM race. Ken pulled off a 1st in the MARRS point (2nd overall) with Brian earning 4th (5th overall). Scott qualified 2nd and finished with the win. The weekend yielded great points for the team RP: Ken is leading the SM MARRS series with Brian right behind him in 2nd. Watch for them to continue this domination at MARRS4 at the end of the month.


MARRS1 @ Summit Point – April 18-19, 2009

April 20th, 2009
4:20 pm

RP picked up where we left off last year and the first race weekend gives us a strong start to the 2009 Season. On Saturday, Ken was fighting with transmissions problems and got caught up with another car under the bridge into turn 10. Brian finished 5th after struggling with mechanical issues as well. The RP team worked hard to get both cars in working order for the Sunday race and it paid off: Ken started in 3rd and Brian in 6th and they finished in 2nd and 4th respectively. Ken was running 3rd but passed Mike with one lap to go to take 2nd while laying down a hot lap of 1:27.6. In SSM: Scott had a great finish in 2nd on Saturday. In Sunday’s race he started in 4th and battled with Ed York in a two car race for 2nd place until his far fell off pace with mechanical issues. He kept it together and finished a respectable 19th in a 54 car field.
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