Reynolds Leads SCCA Mid-State Winners
Keith Verges led flag-to-flag in group three for Spec Racer Fords in his No. 69 Apex Driving Academy entry. Jim Nelson finished second in his No. 41 LaRue Motorsports SRF, followed by Tim Blakeley, who held off Steve Stansfield in the closing stages of the race to finish third.
In Group Four, James Stiehr had it all his way, leading flag-to-flag in the No. 5 Carpe Metam Racing/Morgan Adams Piper DF5. Bill Kephart emerged on top of a race-long battle that also included Doug Stout and David Loken to secure the runner-up spot in his Vestal 10F.
Like Stiehr, Tim Friest led all the way in Formula 500 to win in his XTRacing/RodEndSupply KBS over polesitter and teammate David Vincent’s similar machine. Bob Neumeister took Formula Vee in his No. 94 Hoosier Tires/Redline Oil/RCE Lynx Querida.
Jim Valdez led flag-to-flag to win Group Five overall in his No. 87 Valdez Motorsports BMW E46, just edging out Touring 2 winner Michael Pettiford in his No. 4 GO 4 IT Racing Schools Chevrolet Corvette at the finish line by just 0.353-second.
Jason Ott led all the way in Touring 3 to take the win in his return to the No. 09 BimmerHaus/Hoosier Tire BMW Z4 Coupe after a season’s hiatus. Bob Schader won his sixth Conference race in STL, driving his No. 5 Hoosier Tire/Miatacage.com Mazda Miata. Jim Wheeler won American Sedan in his No. 20 Hoosier/Wilwood/KC Raceware Pontiac Trans Am, as did Justin Napoleon in his GT-2 class Chevrolet Camaro.
Dwight Rider came from the back of the field to win group six overall and in Formula Atlantic driving a Ralt. Other winners included Robert Adams (No. 13 Astra) in Formula 1000, Alan McCallum (No. 1 Alan McCallum Racing) in Formula Mazda, Kirk Kindsfater (No. 32 Speads RS 11) in C Sports Racing and Steve Myer (No. 48 Lola 89/90) in Sports 2000.