run time of 65.770, then double-coned her next two runs.
Second runs saw some scrambling
in the grid as Shelley Monfort’s
Lotus failed to run properly, and she
sought a replacement car. Several
people, including Weaver, offered
rides. Don Leckey’s Elise, which
Monfort had driven before, was
accepted with an assortment of
static cling numbers and letters
hurriedly applied. Monfort did her
best run, 66.0, in the borrowed car.
Late afternoon Wednesday on the
West Course was hot, sunny and
laden with OPR. A last-minute
course change in the
“Rockumentary” slalom because of a
pavement break-up meant a mere 15
minutes for Heat 5 drivers to walk
the affected section.
Shelley Monfort was still driving
the Leckey/Braun Elise, fresh from
its win in SS. She was glad to have
the borrowed Lotus, but noted “It’s
harder to get in the same car that
handles a little differently than a
different car.” Weaver was
philosophical about guiding the
wide Corvette through the West
Course slalom thicket: “I love
slaloms, so this one’s fun, but this
will be hard to get right.” Her
first-run 71. 5 (when her tires were
coolest) again would be her best.
Tire heat management was the
key to speed on the hot pavement, as
Braun and Leckey helped Monfort
switch to the “magic tires” Braun
had used before third runs. Monfort
managed a clean 69.665, gaining
two seconds on Weaver for an
overall time of 135.675 and her fifth
championship by a 1.599sec margin.
A Stock Ladies
The ladies started out on the first day with four drivers but Jill Snell
had car troubles and did not
compete on the second day.
Meredith Brown found herself in
third place on day one because of
her own car troubles, electrical
gremlins, and ended up driving
Anthony Savini’s car. After two
cones on each of her first two runs,
1. Dave Ogburn W Tex Corvette 134.154
2. Carl Vanderschuit SanD Porsche Cayman S 134.231
3. Glen Hernandez Nwst Porsche Cayman S 134.460
4. Scott Hurley NNJ Corvette 135.199
5. Paul Brown RioG Corvette 135.516
6. Steve Lau/San F (Porsche Cayman S); 7. Kyle Williams/CSCC (Corvette); 8.
Anthony Savini/Phil (Corvette); 9. Lane Borg/WTex (Corvette); 10. Monty Pack/SanF
(Porsche Cayman S); 11. Alan Jung/SanF (Porsche Cayman S); 12. Rob Luis/SanF
(Porsche Cayman S); 13. Yarko Petriw/Nwst (Porsche Cayman S); 14. Mark Valera/
Phil (Corvette); 15. Steve Towers/CSCC (Corvette FRC); 16. Jim Harris/ Tex (Corvette);
17. Mark Snell/Nwst (Porsche Cayman S).
A STOCK LADIES
1. Kristi Brown Nwst Porsche Cayman S 138.243
2. Meredith Brown RioG Corvette 138.645
3. Christine Newcomer/CSCC (Porsche Cayman S); 4. Jill Snell/Nwst (Porsche
A STOCK Dave Ogburn West Texas Region Hoosier RS/OG Racing Chevrolet Corvette
A STOCK LADIES
Porsche Cayman S
Meredith got the big ’Vette through
the slaloms in 71.6sec.
At the end of three runs, Kristi
Brown (no relation) was leading the
class in her Cayman S at 70.984sec.
Christine Newcomer on her first trip
to Nationals slipped into second at
71. 5, saying, “This was a lot of fun
and the competition was great.”
The second day was less dramatic.
Meredith Brown got the electrical
problem fixed and ran the best East
Course time, 66.977sec. A 67.2 for
Kristi Brown gave her a 138.243,
enough to hold onto the lead by
0.402sec and claim her forth
AShad a field of seven C5 Corvettes and seven Porsche
Cayman S’s with 17 drivers. Most
have speculated that the Corvette
was not the car to have in AS.
Indeed, after the first runs it was the
Caymans of Carl Vanderschuit and
Glen Hernandez atop the time
sheets, Vanderschuit with a 68.638.
Hernandez had a 68. 7, only 0.003sec
ahead of Scott Hurley’s ’Vette.