74 DECEMBER 2018 scca.com
The race for Touring 2 came down in part to tire choice,
teamwork, and, most of all,
one fast guy in a Porsche.
The tire choice was the softer
Hoosier A7 vs. the more durable
R7. The teamwork was with Fall-Line Motorsports owner Mark
Boden and John Kachadurian,
also racing under the Fall-Line
banner. Kachadurian was the
fast guy in the Porsche.
From the first day of qualifying,
it was clear that this was going
to be a three-way race between
the two Fall-Line drivers in their
911s (Kachadurian in a 2003
996.2 and Boden in a 2011
997.2) and Kurt Rezzetano in
his Phoenix Performance 2007
Chevrolet Corvette C6 borrowed
from Joe Aquilante. The three of
them were two seconds clear of
the rest of the field and each took
a turn at the top during the three
days of qualifying which ended up
It was no surprise when these
three were also on the podium.
The Porsche drivers went with
the more durable and consistent R7.
Rezzetano, having not tested on the
R7 and also thinking he better make
something happen early – ideally
in the first few turns – chose the
A7 that gets up to temperature
quickly and offers a lot of grip
for a few laps before falling off.
As it was, Rezzetano didn’t
move to the front at the start, and
the top three qualifiers headed
toward Turn 3 in the order in
which they qualified. Behind them,
cars were everywhere avoiding
Ken Pedersen who spun at the
exit of Turn 2. But even if he didn’t
make it happen immediately, it
looked like Rezzetano’s strategy
might pay off, as he was able to
hound Boden and get alongside
a few times; to his chagrin,
however, he couldn’t do much
more than show Boden his nose.
“I wasn’t in conservation mode
at the beginning,” says Rezzetano.
“I was going to try to go for it as
hard as I could and get a move.
I actually got next to Mark a couple
of times, but I didn’t have enough
motor to pull around him. As soon
as we entered the corner, the
Porsche had the corner speed on
me. Once the tires fell off, I just had
to back off to try to get them back
under me. I started matching him
on lap times mid-race, bet we were
too far back. There was nothing
I could really do at that point.”
Boden was also hoping to
get to the front at the start, but
(MAIN) John Kachadurian made it look easy as he collected his second Runoffs
title. (BELOW) Mark Boden waited for his chance to move up from second, but the
opportunity never came. (ABOVE) Kurt Rezzetano drove hard for a third-place finish.
RACE 25 | SUNDAY | OCT. 21, 2018 | 2: 35 P.M.
Fall-Line Motorsports Porsche 911/996
lost ground to Kachadurian as
he fought to keep Rezzetano
behind him. That left a battle for
fourth between David Sanders,
Thomas Herb, and Preston
Calvert, along with a battle for
11th between the Mustangs
of David Ray, Scotty B. White,
and Beau Borders as the main
entertainment for the middle part
of the race. The battle for fourth
ended when Calvert and Herb
made contact in Turn 2, ending
Calvert’s day with a flat tire and
dropping Herb a couple of spots.
Up front, Kachadurian was
maintaining a gap to Boden
until lap 14, when Kachadurian
made a little error in the Esses
and Boden erased the gap.
“There was one moment in the
Esses, I think it was Turn 8, I got
caught either looking in my mirrors
or looking too far ahead; the car
got a little upset and Mark was able
to close up,” explains Kachadurian.
“I was able to defend in [Turn]
11 a couple of times. Mark raced
me clean – he was faster in that J e f f