44 JANUARY 2018 scca.com
1971 V W
2004 Dodge SRT- 4
in the mud, so the rain on Saturday
really helped my odds.”
Andy Thomas stood head and
shoulders above the rest of the field in
his Toyota Celica GT-S on Saturday.
He was the only PF driver to turn a
sub 50-second tour of the layout,
and after three runs on the first
course he had a six-second lead on
Robert Seelig and his Honda CRX Si.
Capesius sat third followed by Patten.
As with the rest of the Prepared
category, inclement weather put a
stop to the fun Saturday afternoon
before runs could be made on
the second course. But in muddy
conditions Sunday, Thomas pinged
cones on both runs and dropped
back to fourth, allowing Seelig to take
the top spot followed by Capesius
and Patten. By the end of the
second session, less than a second
separated the top three competitors.
Two tries on a third course Sunday
afternoon would decide the class
champion. Capesius strapped in,
“When the skies opened up
on Saturday, second-
course runs for PA-class
cars were scrubbed”
buckled down, and turned a 56.95sec
time, one of only two drivers to post
a 56sec time on the third course.
Seelig gave it his best, turning in one
57sec time, but it wasn’t enough as
he relinquished the top spot for the
runner-up finish about three seconds
behind the winner. Patten remained
constant and maintained his grasp
on third while Thomas, the other
driver to post a 56sec time, settled
for the fourth and final trophy spot.
Prepared All Wheel Drive
In a tightly contested Prepared All
Wheel Drive contest, Mark Macoubrie
piloted his Subaru WRX STI to victory by
2.236sec over Mark Hill, who was
driving a Mitsubishi Evo IX. Warren
Elliott finished another three seconds
back in his Mitsubishi Evo IX.