1. Fred Zust Ariz Lotus Elise 122.876
2. Jason Collett Tenn Honda S2000 124.269
3. Neal Tovsen Milw Subaru Impreza 126.088
4. Marc Osgood Atl Honda S2000 126.252
5. Randall Wilcox Tenn Nissan 240SX 127.634
6. Brian Slack LOL Subaru Impreza 129.152
7. John McIver Det Factory Five Cobra 130.177
8. John Tak Susq Mitsubishi Evo IX 130.634
9. Corey Pettet/Ark (Datsun 280Z); 10. Nick Gruendler/LnSt (Mazda Miata); 11. Jim
Bledsoe/CFla (Toyota MR2 Spyder); 12. Britain Smith/Ore (Porsche 914); 13. Andy
Lieber/SagV (Mitsubishi Evo IX); 14. Richard Holden/MidS (Datsun 280Z); 15. Cal
Craner/EIda (Mazda RX7); 16. David Fink/Neb (Porsche 911); 17. Jim Bennett/ Tenn
(Nissan 240SX); 18. Darren Kidd/Colo (Mazda RX7); 19. Fred Schaffert/Neb (Porsche
911); 20. Julie Wiechert/Neb (Lotus Elise); 21. Vernon Jolley/Utah (Factory Five Cobra);
22. Alan Wizemann/Ore (Porsche 914); 23. Grady Wood/Ark (Mazda RX7); 24.
Dwayne Komush/SanF (Toyota Starlet); 25. Mark A. Mauro/Colo (Mazda RX7); 26.
Steve Kessler/SanF ( Toyota Starlet).
X Prepared Ladies The five competitors of X Prepared Ladies had the pleasure of running
first thing Tuesday morning on the
West Course in the wettest conditions
of any driver at the Solo National
Championships. The only person who
wasn’t too upset about the conditions
was Katie Lacey, driving an all-wheel-
drive Subaru Impreza. Lacey
demonstrated that on her first run,
putting five seconds on her next
closest competitor with a 76. 4, never
mind the pylon.
Her second run was scored a DNF,
leaving the door open to the rest of
the class, none of whom had yet gone
quicker than an 80. But in the drying
(yet still damp) conditions, the first
car out was Deanne Caraballo, and
she put down a 78.0 in her Toyota
Starlet to take over the lead. Karen
Craner, next behind her in a Mazda
RX- 7 knocked down a 79.2. Lacey
was the last car in, and she arrived,
cleaning up the cone, for a class
Conditions on the East Course
Wednesday morning were much more
consistent. Class leader Lacey posted
three 64s, the best a 64. 113 for a total
time of 140.714sec and a second
championship. A 65. 7 left Caraballo
“IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO PROVE SPORTSCAR WRONG – AGAIN” Fred Zust
X PREPARED LADIES
1. Katie Lacey Milw Subaru Impreza 140.714
2. Deanne Caraballo SanF Toyota Starlet 143.774
3. Karen Craner/EIda (Mazda RX7); 4. Elizabeth Leckey/Det (Lotus Elise); 5.
Jacqueline Lawson/CFla (Lotus Elise).
Fred Zust, in his Lotus Elise,
made it very clear right out of the
gate that his intention was to extend
his XP winning streak to four. He
ran the fastest time in class, a
63.090, on his first run. After
finding two cones on his first run,
Jason Collett brought his Honda
S2000 in with a 63.1 on run two,
just a tenth behind Zust going into
the second day. Also driving that
S2000 was Marc Osgood, who put a
clean 64.1 in the books on his first
run to take third for the day. Neal
Tovsen had the pace to lead Zust
and Collett in his Subaru Impreza,
running a 62. 5 with a few cones on
his first run, but a DNF on an
awarded rerun set the tone for his
competition as he coned away the
rest of his West Course runs.
Wednesday, Zust backed his
performance on the East Course,
taking the early lead with a 60. 5,
increasing his margin over Collett.
Tovsen continued to show he had the
X Prepared Drivers in X Prepared got a good scare Tuesday morning when the competitors arrived to a steady rain, cool temperatures, and inches of water unning through the Lincoln Airpark paddock. But when it came time for them to take to the West Course in the third heat, the concrete had dried and it was shirtsleeve weather.
X PREPARED LADIES
Sean Ford Rules
speed in his Impreza but also
continued to struggle with cones.
Three fell on his 59. 9 first run. On his
second run, he put a clean 60. 8 in the
books and slotted himself into third,
ahead of Osgood.
Both Zust and Collett ran their
fastest times on their final runs;
Collett standing on a 61.1 after Zust
had just run the class-leading time for
the day with a 59.786. That final run
locked up another National
Championship for Zust with a
combined time of 122.876, an
impressive 1.393sec margin of victory.
“It’s always nice to prove SportsCar
wrong – again,” he said with a grin.