SCCA Western States Wrap At High Plains
Keith Verges, of Dallas, Texas, took a dominating win in Spec Racer Ford’s group three race, beating the field to the checkered flag by 21.415 seconds in his No. 69 Apex Driving Academy entry.
In group four, James Stiehr, of Evergreen, Colo., took his second Formula F and overall win of the weekend in his No. 5 Carpe Metam Racing/Morgan Adams Piper. David Vincent, of Leavenworth, Kan., took Formula 500 after finishing second Saturday in his No. 73 XT Racing/Rod End Supply KBS. Bob Neumeister, of Pueblo, Colo., changed cars from Saturday to Sunday, but it didn’t change the result. Neumeister took the Formula Vee win in his No. 94 Hoosier Tires/Redline Oil/RCE Vortech.
Waldbaum and Pettiford’s Touring 2 battle stole the show in Group 5, but five other drivers were victorious in class for the second-straight day, including Justin Napoleon (GT2), Jim Valdez (GT3), Robert Schader (STL), Jason Ott (Touring 3) and Jim Wheeler (American Sedan).
Schader’s win was his seventh in eight U.S. Majors Tour Mid-States Conference races, clinching the season-long Championship.
The final group of the weekend for winged formula cars and sports racing cars also featured a late-race pass for the overall lead, with Dwight Rider, of Aurora, Colo., passing Kirk Kindsfater, of Eaton, Colo., on lap 10, just as a race-ending full course caution came out. Rider also won Formula Atlantic in his Ralt RT-41, with Kindsfater taking C Sports Racing in his Speads RS 11.
Robert Adams, of Denver, Colo., won Formula 1000 in his Astra. Defending Formula Mazda National Champion Alan McCallum, of Houston, Texas, took his second win of the weekend in his No. 1 Alan McCallum Racing entry. Parker, Colorado’s Tex Arnold won Formula Continental in his Van Diemen. Steve Meyer, of Longmont, Colo., won Sports 2000 and Henry Donohoo, of Arvada, Colo., won Formula Enterprises in his No. 10 Mazda of Lakewood entry.