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…


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.


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.


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.


SCCA Drivers School 2010

February 27th, 2010
1:31 am

The Washington DC region’s SCCA 2010 drivers school is quickly approaching. This year the spring school is a double event allowing you to obtain your race license in a single weekend (March 19th).

Do not under-estimate how busy you will be throughout the weekend! We can offer you full crew support along with lunch and drinks, all you need is your own car and gas. We can also put you in one of our rental Miatas so you have even less to worry about.

You may think about crewing for yourself, but it is not worth the risk… Missing just a single track session might cause you to fail your license as there is a miniminal amount of track time that is required. This year’s double event reduces the extra track time even further allowing for a tiny margin of error.

You have enough to worry about during your school, let us take care of your car and make sure you get all of your track time. Call us at (304) 728-6794 or send us an email rpperformance1@aol.com to get your race career started!


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.


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.


MARRS4 @ Summit Point – May 30-31, 2009

May 21st, 2009
7:22 am

Saturday Ken had pole and I started 7th after a problem in qualifying with an air pocket in the cooling system necessitated ending my session after but only 4 laps… Ken finished 1st and I rallied back to a photo finish 3rd place finish…I missed 2nd place by .018… I lost at the loop but had it at the line, scoring is done at the loop.

Sunday Ken started from the pole…I started from 3rd….the accident involving Bret, Mike Collins and Brian Price resulted in a black flag all and the resetting of the field in original starting position. Bret was originally gridded second but since he couldn’t continue I assumed the 2nd place position for the regrid. Ken led every lap of the race and I had a hard fought battle with Kevin Kopp and pulled out the 2nd place finish at the end.

Both yellow RP Performance / Performance Auto works cars took top honors on Sunday in Spec Miata finishing 1st and 2nd. Sunday and 1st and 3rd Saturday.





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