and Rogers were both wheeling
SRT-4s while Centanni had a Genesis.
On Friday the group moved to the
East Course where the Neons seemed
to find their stride. Royce clocked a
mid-68sec time on his final run to
grab the second trophy spot in the
Dodge SRT- 4 and bumping co-driver
Rogers to third. Morgan Trotter in
another Dodge jumped from sixth on
day one to take the fourth spot and
demoting Centanni’s Hyundai to the
last trophy place.
But, at the end of the day, Loring’s
Celica remained atop the leader
board, running 68.383 on his final
lap to take his total time down to
139.874sec. Loring is a second-generation autocrosser. His father
Lloyd (along with Jeanie Ruble)
received the Solo Cup in 1986 – and
with a comfortable lead of 1.359sec
on the class, he put his own name
into the record of Solo history.
G Stock Ladies
The Ladies of GS also brought a diverse collection of weapons to
the field despite there being only four
competitors. The Honda Civic Si,
Mazdaspeed Protege and Chevrolet
Cobalt were all represented.
Julie Heaton dug deep, taking a
commanding lead at 73.743 in her
Protege to give herself more than four
seconds of cushion between days one
and two. This left the remaining
competitors to duke it out for the other
trophy. On the East Course she
continued her dominance, clocking
70.068 and ending at 143.811.
Leslie Swain in the Civic Si held on to
the second spot, 8.590sec back. On day
one she had to fend off Lisa Valera’s
Cobalt, only 0.3sec back from one clean
“ALL IN ALL THEY SEEM TO BE WELL MATCHED” Mark Daddio
1. James Feinberg NCar Mini Cooper 139.142
2. Greg Reno Kan Mini Cooper 139.523
3. G. J. Dixon N Y Mini Cooper 140.245
4. David Spratte NCar Mini Cooper 140.876
5. Mark Allen SanF Mini Cooper 141.722
6. David Hedderick Hous Mini Cooper 141.728
7. Sean Yoder Ala Mini Cooper 141.826
8. Joseph Austin/Dix (Mini Cooper); 9. Daniel Shields/CFla (Mini Cooper); 10. Matt
Murray/NEng (BMW 318i); 11. Jeff Jacobs/Phil (Mini Cooper); 12. Don Green/CSCC
(Mini Cooper); 13. Karter Bollman/Hous (Mini Cooper); 14. Casey Stallings/Ala (Mini
Cooper); 15. Todd Freeman/LOL (Mini Cooper); 16. Keith Robertson/CFla (Mini Cooper);
17. Bruce Bellom/NNJ (Mini Cooper); 18. David Sponberg/RdRv (Mini Cooper); 19. Adam
Deffenbaugh/CIll (Mazda 3); 20. Nick Babin/Fing (Mini Cooper); 21. Justin Tilus/LOL
(Mazda Protege); 22. Kevin Yap/NeOk ( Toyota Corolla); 23. Hunter Clark/San F
(Volkswagen Golf TDI); 24. Jeremy Utterback/Susq (Toyota Corolla); 25. R. Abner
Perney/Sal (Mazda Protege MP3).
H STOCK LADIES
1. Barbara Leroy-Boehme SanD Mini Cooper 142.084
2. Gwen Baake NCar Mini Cooper 146.460
3. Linda Duncan/Kan (Mini Cooper); 4. Mikaela Walker/Neb (Mini Cooper); 5. Jan
Rowe/Hous (Mini Cooper).
H S TOCK James Feinberg North Carolina Region SoloPro Driving School Mini Cooper
run after nine cones on her first two.
Pylons again doomed Valera on Friday
while Katie Orgler, in the other Protege
was Swain’s closest challenger.
H Stock saw a close finish between first and second, with James
Feinberg driving his blue Mini Cooper
with a 139.142 combined-time victory
over Gregg Reno’s white Mini.
Reno held the first-day lead with a
series of 68sec runs on the East
Course Thursday morning, closing out
the second heat at 68.297 while
Feinberg was standing on a 68. 5.
David Spratte had a 68. 6, G.J. Dixon a
68. 8. After that came 10 drivers in the
69s, all in Minis except for Matt
Murray’s BMW 318i in seventh.
Friday was Feinberg’s day – he was
the only driver to clock 70sec and he
did it twice, his best a 70.601 on his
second run. Only Reno and Dixon
could find 71s and they’d finish in the
other two podium positions, but Reno
was now 0.381sec behind Feinberg.
Seven drivers were in the 72sec range,
including Spratte in fourth. Murray
fell out of the trophies, leading 10
drivers with 73sec times.
H STOCK LADIES
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H Stock Ladies
HStock Ladies, an all-Mini class in the fourth heat, had Barbara
LeRoy-Boehme over Gwen Baake by a
wide margin of 4.376sec.
With fast time both days – 69.008
on the East Course, 73.076 on the
West, LeRoy-Boehme won her third
championship, second in a row in HSL,