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.

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.

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