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27 Winners At Road Atlanta SCCA Show

Doug Peterson scored two victories Saturday in SCCA Majors Tour competition at Road Atlanta, including one in the GT-1 class (shown here). (ClarkMcInnisPhotography.com Photo)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Round three of the SCCA Eastern Conference Majors Tour tackled Road Atlanta on Saturday for the first series of races on the doubleheader weekend.

Points toward the season-long Conference championship were scored in 27 classes on Saturday.

The first group of the day saw a dominant group of race winners. Jim Daniels started third overall in the No. 86 SpecMiata.com Mazda MX-5 E Production machine, but rocketed to the overall lead around a pair of F Production machines and got away. Steven Lustig’s GT-3 No. 51 Luna Sueno Tequila/Autosport Acura Integra chased Daniels, with Ken Kannard’s overall pole sitting F Production No. 5 Northwest Cable/Hoosier/Mazda Mazda Miata behind in third, but Daniels scored an overall 9.842-second win.

The group’s battle was for the H Production top spot. Michael Miller’s No. 64 SportsCarSalvage/AppRaceTire Austin Sprite battled early with the No. 16 Sports Car Salvage/LTD/Comptune Austin Sprite of teammate Tony Drum and the No. 54 MINI of Charleston/MINIUSA.com Mini Cooper of Brad Cooper.

That fight became a battle for the lead when the No. 6 Atlantic Autoworks/Hoosier Honda CRX Si of Jay Griffin fell out with a mechanical issue on lap 10 of the 18-lap race.

Drum held off Davis late as they joined eventual winner Miller on the podium.

Jim Taggart’s No. 61 Drug Money Motorsports Lotus Exige and David Brand’s No. 3 Krugspeed/BGB Esq. Louts Exige looked like they were going to put on a show in Group 2, but when Taggart’s STU machine fell out on Lap 5, the overall win was Brand’s.

Just behind them, however, was a hard fought Touring 3 battle. Chad Gilsinger’s No. 07 BFGoodrich Tires/HPD/H&R Recaro/BRM Acura TL SH-AWD cranked out lap after lap, passing the pole sitting No. 26 Hoosier/Carbotech/Redline Honda S2000 of Chris Puskar early on.

Clear in front, Gilsinger’s mirrors were full of the No. 88 ICS Learning Group/DWW Motorsports Nissan 350Z piloted by Brian KIeeman.

Posted by on Mar 16 2013 Filed under Latest Headlines, Road Racing, SCCA, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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