CHECKERED FLAG: JIM VICTOR
Jim Victor, a member of Great River Region, was at Road America testing a Formula Continental in preparation for
an SCCA U.S. Majors Tour race weekend when his vehicle was involved in a single-car incident; Victor later passed
away. “Our hearts go out to Jim’s family and friends at this sad time,” said Mike Cobb, SCCA President and CEO.
“Jim was a great man in his community, and a valued member of the SCCA family. He will be greatly missed.”
Nominations are being sought for the 2018 Worker
of the Year awards, presented
by Mazda. Winners will be
revealed during the Runoffs All
Participant Party taking place
Thursday, Oct. 18.
This year’s grand prize is
a trip for two to join Mazda
Motorsports at a professional
race early in the 2019 racing
season, which includes travel
expenses and hospitality.
SCCA members can
nominate workers via an online
form located at scca.com.
The nomination deadline
is Friday, Sept. 7, and you
should only nominate one
worker per specialty. Winners
will be selected by the SCCA
National Staff with input from
Division leadership, based
on nominations received
The first day of the Aug. 3-4 Keystone Speedfest for
the Formula 4 United States
Championship Powered by
Honda tripleheader proved
to be difficult for the top
opening the door for Jose
Blanco, who took the checker
in Round 10 for his second
victory of the season.
“Entering the test we
had a really fast car,” Blanco
said. “The track crosses our
platform really well. This win
was a team effort and I am
extremely happy to be up here.”
Round 11 was packed with
OF THE YEAR
CAR HIGHLIGHTS F4 PITT
action and heated battles.
Once again, the Crosslink/Kiwi
squad owned the front row with
Blanco on pole and Kaszuba
starting on the outside. Joshua
Car was quick off the start,
overtaking Teddy Wilson for
third, then Blanco for second.
As Kaszuba lost pace, Car took
first. With minutes left on the
30-minute clock, double yellow
flags emerged, allowing Car to
take the checker under caution.
As the lights went out to
signal the start of Round 12,
all 30 F4 cars completed a
successful F1-style standing
start. However, before the first
lap was complete, the track
went under red conditions
with the safety car escorting
the field back to the pits.
In an unaided incident,
Jack Miller spun entering
Turn 4. The incident caused
a domino effect throughout
the field, collecting a number
of competitors, although
no drivers were injured.
Following a single-file restart,
Car, starting from the pole,
pulled away from the field and
drove to his second victory
of the weekend. “We’ve been
working really hard all season,
and the effort we’ve put in
finally paid off,” said Car. “I just
want to congratulate the
team for such a great result.
It’s so good for morale. We’re
confident in ourselves now
going into the next event. Thank
you again to all my supporters,
my team and to Wright Drilling
& Exploration, Inc.”
Joshua Car (TOP) picked up a pair
of F4 wins at Pitt Race (ABOVE).
In early August, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott joined the Trans
Am Series presented by Pirelli’s TA2
class for the First Energy Muscle Car
Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
BILL ELLIOTT TACKLES TRANS AM TA2
Elliott joined veteran TA2 team ECC
Motorsports, with Mid-Ohio marking
the motorsport veteran’s second-ever
appearance in the Trans Am Series, his
first a one-off appearance in 1989.
“I’m pleased to return to professional
racing with ECC and the rest of the
Trans Am Series,” said Elliott. “TA2
is a growing class with a competitive
field that produces good racing....”
Unfortunately, Elliott’s foray during the
Mid-Ohio weekend ended on lap 29 of the
45-lap race at Mid-Ohio, with mechanical
issues seeing the legend sidelined.