Street Touring Ultra With the champion not returning, 2010 podium finishers Brandon
Clark’s second run Thursday was a
68.477, cementing his lead nearly a
second ahead of Hale and Ranvek at
69. 3, separated by 0.001sec. Clint Child
in his Evo was only a hundredth back.
Patrick Lipsinic was fifth at 69. 9.
Shane Chinonn-Rhoden might have
been in the hunt had his Subaru not
been such a pylon magnet. He had the
day’s quickest raw time at 67. 9 but it
had five pylon penalties.
Day two began with several top
competitors struggling to record clean
runs. Ranvek logged a DNF on his first
run while Hale and Child hit cones.
Clark seemed immune to the pressure,
steadily knocking his times down to a
65.838 on his final run.
Second runs saw Ranvek put down a
66.1 to move into second place and
Child recording a 66. 5 to take third
after Hale again hit cones. As final
runs unfolded, Ranvek was unable to
improve, then Chinonn-Rhoden right
behind finally gave the course workers
a break – now he had a clean 66. 3, the
day’s third-quick run so far, and it
would lift him to the last trophy spot.
Also running consecutively, Hale
led Child as the last two cars on
course. Hale managed a clean 65.951,
moving him into second place, while
Child’s 66. 4 held onto fourth ahead of
Lipsinic. A model of consistency both
days, Clark’s 134.315 gave him a
1.032sec victory margin.
STREET TOURING ULTRA
1. Geoff Clark Nwst Mitsubishi Evo IX 134.315
2. John Hale LnSt Subaru WRX S TI 135.347
3. Brandon Ranvek LOL Mitsubishi Evo 135.507
4. Clint Child ArzB Mitsubishi Evo RS 135.822
5. Patrick Lipsinic NeOk Subaru WRX S TI 136.804
6. Josh Luster WDC Subaru S TI 137.248
7. Jon Pomrenke LnSt Subaru WRX S TI 137.450
8. Sean Grubb NeOk Mitsubishi Evo IX 137.467
9. Ben Clement ArzB Mitsubishi Evo RS 137.477
10. Shane Chinonn-Rhoden WDC Subaru WRX S TI 137.570
11. Allen Chen/Det (Mitsubishi Evo IX); 12. Doug Mikko/N wst (Mitsubishi Evo IX); 13.
Tom Sotiropoulos/StL (Subaru S TI); 14. Kubo Kordisch/Colo (Subaru WRX S TI); 15.
Mark Hill/Kan (Mitsubishi Evo); 16. Luke Oxner/Ark (Mitsubishi Evo IX); 17. Kevin
Schultz/Utah (Mitsubishi Evo MR); 18. Rick Jung/CSCC (Mitsubishi Evo); 19. Kenneth
Tsang/Det (Mitsubishi Evo IX); 20. Jack Tsou/CSCC (Mitsubishi Evo); 21. Dan Vehe/Chi
(Subaru 4x4); 22. Robert Irish/LnSt (Subaru S TI); 23. Tim Dorman/RdRv (Mitsubishi
Evo X); 24. John Powell/StL (Subaru S TI); 25. Kevin Murphy/NeOk (Mitsubishi Evo IX);
26. Alex Kang/SanF (Honda Civic); 27. Adam Zaharias/LnSt (Subaru Impreza); 28. Kit
Gauthier/Nwst (Mitsubishi Evo IX MR); 29. Christopher Miller/Nwst (Mitsubishi Evo IX
MR); 30. Tom Oxner/Ark (Mitsubishi Evo IX); 31. David Cosseboom/Neb (BMW 135i);
32. John Scott/Colo (Mitsubishi Evo); 33. Mike Kenney/StL (BM W M3); 34. William
Nealis/Chi (Subaru WRX S TI).
STREET TOURING ULTRA LADIES
1. Christy Carlson Neb Subaru S TI 141.066
2. Gretchen Everett Nwst Mitsubishi Evo IX 141.110
3. Tasha Mikko Nwst Mitsubishi Evo IX 141.860
4. Christy Vehe Chi Subaru 4x4 143.667
5. Teresa Clement/ArzB (Mitsubishi Evo); 6. Michelle Miller/N wst (Mitsubishi Evo IX
MR); 7. Paula Diehl/KC (Mitsubishi Evo IX MR); 8. Martha Lou Haddon/StL (Mitsubishi
Evo IX MR); 9. Jessica Gauthier/Nwst (Mitsubishi Evo IX MR); 10. Meghan Connolly/
Chi (Subaru WRX STI).
S TREET TOURING ULTRA Geoff Clark Northwest Region Taco TimeN W/ CiroDesign/ Thanks Doug & Tasha! Mitsubishi Evo IX
Vorshlag Subaru STI
Street Touring Ultra Ladies
Christy Carlson has been marching toward this day for four years. In
2008 in DSPL she finished fourth. In
2009 in STUL she was third. Last year,
second. And now, she’s first.
STUL featured the largest Ladies
class of the 2011 National
Championship event. On first runs, the
top four all ran 72s, but Carlson,
Christy Vehe and Tasha Mikko all hit
cones, leaving Gretchen Everett as the
leader with a 72. 7. Vehe coned another
72 on her second run while Carlson
managed a clean one. So did Everett,
but slower, while Mikko eased to a
careful 73 to move into third. On the
final runs, Carlson put down a 72.544
to grab the lead, with Mikko
improving to 72. 8 and remained in
third. Vehe’s pylon struggles
continued, forcing her to stand on her
first run, her 72.0 the day’s quickest
but for that cone.
Day two began with only 0.307sec
separating the top three drivers.
Everett and Carlson both ran mid-68s
on their first run, while Mikko was a
second off that pace and Vehe
continued her cone woes. Second
runs saw a rash of cone penalties and,
of the top four, only Mikko managed
to stay clean – but she was stuck
in the 69s.
Everett nearly pulled it off, with a
68.387sec final run, leaving her in
second place by 0.044sec. Carlson and
Mikko were unable to improve, giving
Carlson a nail-biting win at 141.066
and leaving Mikko third. In some
small measure of redemption, Vehe
managed a clean 69. 6 on her final run
to claim fourth place.