SARRC/MARRS2 @ VIR – May 9-10, 2009

May 11th, 2009
11:55 am

We had great weather for the SARRC/MARRS double header at VIR over Mother’s day weekend. The RP team continued their performance from MARRS1 and took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, in MARRS points in the SM race on Saturday. Brian qualified 4th after realizing a problem with his car and switched to the backup car to finish 4th overall and 3rd in MARRS. Tom Bourne started 2nd and got hit on the start going through turn 1 but kept it together to ran a few laps with Ken and the rest of the leaders and lay down a personal best time of 2:20.8. Ken put the car on poll with his best lap to date: 2:20.3 and stayed out in front to finish in 1st. In SSM, Steve Hunt was off to a great first time race at VIR until another car spun in front of him going into Rollercoaster leaving him nowhere to go and ended his race weekend. Kevin Hutchens was also a first timer at VIR in his SRX7 and finished his 2nd race on his novice permit to get signed off on his license. The Sunday race had a crazy start, some of which has been captured on this video.
Saturday Race Results: SM Race SSM/SRX7 Race 
Sunday Race Results: SM Race SSM/SRX7 Race 


Steve Hunt Driver Profile

March 1st, 2009
3:57 pm

Steve Hunt is finally fulfilling a lifelong dream to go racing. After a false start twenty some odd years ago he’s finally putting all the pieces together for the 2009 racing season. He started doing BSR track days four years ago in a Dodge Neon but soon realized the Mazda Miata was the best way to go racing and now owns three of them, including the SSM race car that he built last winter. He was competitive in his first SCCA driver’s school last fall and will also attend the spring driver’s school on his way to starting his first race season. He also wanted to take this opportunity to thank Bret and his whole crew; you guys are a class act.





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