that Brian Johns posted, as well as
Carter Thompson’s 64. 7 – drivers
who’d ended Tuesday in ninth and
13th. Meanwhile, the Strelnieks mount
was audibly sputtering. “I think we
might have pinched a side rotor seal at
the ProSolo,” he said. “At the low end,
the chambers aren’t pressurizing.”
Thompson, who had only driven
rain twice in the last four years,
admitted, “I am not a very good rain
driver,” so day one kept him off the
leader board. In the dry, on his second
run, he knocked down the day’s
fastest time of the day at 63.755.
Johns dropped to a 64.0 and
leapfrogged into the fourth spot. Bjoin
had cone trouble his first two runs but
pulled it together on his last shot to take
fifth. Duke Langley who continued to
struggle with a recalcitrant ignition
system, broke an axle at the start of run
one and miraculously had it replaced by
1. David White NEng Nissan 240SX 132.569
2. Mike Simanyi CSCC BM W M3 132.662
3. P. J. Corrales NEng Nissan 240SX 134.185
4. Bryan Heitkotter SanF Nissan 240SX 135.230
5. Tyler Faucett Colo BM W 328i 136.063
6. Karlton Lew/SanF (Subaru S TI); 7. Katy Nicholls/SanD (BM W M3); 8. Mike Gregg/
BgSk (Nissan 240SX); 9. Jeff Kumler/Chi (BMW M3); 10. Don Nimi/Nwst (Nissan
240SX); 11. Paul Ebanks/Chi (BM W M3); 12. Donald Lew/San F (Subaru S TI); 13. Mike
Faucett/Colo (BM W 328i); 14. Harold Walkup/Nwst (Nissan 240SX).
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run two, then put it together on run
three to grab a trophy. Neidel-McKee
ran a low 66 and the McKees stood at
both ends of the trophy line.
Husband Andy’s day one lead
proved unassailable. When he backed
it up with a 63. 9 for a 130.786 and a
2.4sec margin over Strelnieks, he took
home his sixth trophy jacket.
Defending National Champion Tonya Langley, driving the family
Corvette, defied her own car troubles
to take the win in the two-driver class
at 135.227. Even though SSML ran in
the dry fourth heat, “The rain Tuesday
morning got into the computer system
and it’s been messing up ever since,”
she said. With starting problems on
her mind, she managed a day-leading
65.069 on the power-intensive East
Course on her only clean run.
“I love slaloms,” said Elena La Rosa.
“It’s the one thing I know how to do
right, but then I get scared on the big
sweepers.” She was stuck with a
2.2sec deficit from Tuesday but came
back with a plucky 69.634 fastest time
of the day on Wednesday’s slalom-o-rama West Course.
That put Langley under pressure,
but despite coning a 68.1 on her last
run it still held up as her quick time for
the day, and a 1.642 margin of victory.