Reynolds Doubles His SCCA Fun
Reynolds garnered a second win on Sunday by wrestling his No. 74 Reynolds Bros. Racing/Race Engineering Mazda Miata to victory in Spec Miata. Reynolds stalked polesitter Jim Drago’s No. 2 East Street Racing Mazda Miata and Chris Haldeman’s No. 73 Complete Dent Repair/X-factorracing.com Miata early, until Haldeman fell out on Lap Five with transmission trouble. Reynolds ran laps nine and 10 at an average of 0.7 seconds per lap quicker than Drago to close the gap, and then drove past Drago under braking into Turn One to take the lead on lap 11.
Drago reclaimed the lead on lap 17, holding the point until lap 20. With five to go, the pair made side-to-side contact while battling for the lead. Drago spun off course, and Reynolds was able to drive to the checkered flag.
Defending National Champion Drago rejoined the race in fifth position, climbing back up and passing the No. 97 Miata of Eric Stearns on the final lap for the final podium position. James – he of two B-Spec wins this weekend – finished second in the No. 40 SafeRacer Miata.
Though Hallett is known as a tight, twisty circuit, the GT-1 drivers put on a show for the second time in as many days. Tom Smith’s No. 62 USA Metal Recycling Chevrolet Camaro started on pole, followed within a car length by David Fershtand’s No. 05 Fershtand Race Prepared Chevrolet Corvette.
Like Saturday’s race, Fershtand was unable to find a way around Smith, with Smith crossing the stripe 0.503-second in front for the win.
After sitting behind the No. 23 Hillenburg Motorsports Formula Mazda of Darryl Wills for 24 laps, Alan McCallum drove the No. 1 Alan McCallum Racing Formula Mazda into the lead on the final lap of the day to grab his second win of the weekend.