feat of putting John Thomas into
second place. Larsson did admit to
feeling a great deal of pressure starting
the day, as 0.046sec isn’t a big lead
against such as Thomas. He said the
only change he’d made to the car after
coming up short last year was adding
about 40 horsepower.
F Prepared Ladies
In the heat and humidity of fifth heat, Bev Larsson took the lead on her first
run and never gave it up, starting fast
and improving on every run except
her last, by which time she had
already won in the orange BMW. Fast
time of 62.977 on the East Course
gave her a 1.7sec lead going to the
As in the Open class, the Strelnieks
Boxster shined on the West Course,
where its still stock engine was not a
handicap. Beth McClure-Strelnieks,
sharing the ride with Sierra Pedroza,
made up a couple of tenths on Friday
with a 67.520 to Larsson’s 67. 7, but
still ended up 1.471sec off the pace.
Larsson said the heat was a real
problem for her and, although
winning at 130.755, that she had never
been more tired finishing a course
than she was after each run on the
long, busy West Course. She also
hinted that this might be her final visit
to the Solo Nationals, so her fifth
championship may be her last.
G Prepared Ladies Sharing 17 National Championships between them, Denise Kugler in a Honda CRX faced off against Kim Bollinger in an Austin-Healey Sprite in Thursday morning’s second heat as both competitors kept all three runs
clean on the technical West Course.
This course definitely went to Kugler,
her 68.061 giving her a lead of 1.7sec.
1. Fred Robertson OhV Honda Civic S 131.726
2. Allen Kugler Susq Honda CRX 132.961
3. Steve Bollinger SBnd Sprite 134.228
4. Bo Rader Kan Sprite 134.353
5. Mike Feher OhV Honda Civic S 134.955
6. Bill Cutrer Kan Fiat X1/9 135.020
7. Jeff Dodds/ Wich (Sprite); 8. Ross Bollinger/SBnd (Sprite); 9. Andrew Martin/Kan
(Fiat X1/9); 10. Luis Moreno/Pn Am (Honda Civic Si); 11. Anthony DeFiore/Phil (Honda
CRX); 12. Stanley Kowalski/CSCC (Sprite); 13. Kevin Hill/Pn Am (Honda Civic Si); 14.
Don Salyers/CSCC (Sprite); 15. Rocky Entriken/Sal (Spitfire Mk. 1); 16. Rick Dodds/
Wich (Sprite); 17. Mike Jankowski/LnSt (Spitfire 4); 18. Robert MacKenzie/Ln St (Spitfire
4); 19. Richard Miller/E Tnn (Sprite).
G PREPARED LADIES
1. Denise Kugler Susq
2. Kim Bollinger/SBnd (Sprite).
Ohio Valley Region
Honda Civic S
G PREPARED LADIES
Evans Tuning Honda CRX
Fred Robertson, with only a few local events in Mike Feher’s Honda
Civic, drove fast time of 67.113sec on
his first run in Thursday’s fourth heat.
This was only the second GP car out
on course, on cold tires, and it would
hold off everyone all day.
It took Bo Rader at 67.2 and Allen
Kugler at 67. 3 two runs to get close.
Steve Bollinger and Jeff Dodds were
next, more than a second back –
Robertson and defending Champion
Kugler in Hondas, Rader, Bollinger
and Dodds in vintage Sprites.
Robertson maintained his lead all
three runs Friday on the East Course,
ending with a 64.613 and finishing
with a total time of 131.726sec. Kugler’s
first run 65. 6 moved him into second,
1.235sec back. Bollinger was quicker
than Kugler, running 65. 4 to claim
third, but he beamed with pride at the
64.803 his teenage son Ross had put
down – a time that was second quick
on the day after overcoming rookie
jitters the first day. Rader could never
get quicker than 67 sec and tumbled to
fifth just ahead of Feher.