28 SEPTEMBER 2019 scca.com
Super Street R continues to
maintain its status as its own
category. While the freedom to
change classes just by swapping
from Hoosiers to a 200-treadwear
tire means we may see some
fluidity in entries, we expect to
see Porsche driver Alex Muresan
and Corvette drivers Grant
Reeve and D.J. Alessandrini
chasing the always-fast Sam
Strano in a somewhat shorter
list than we’ve seen in the past.
Watch for Shelly Monfort at
the top of SSRL to add to her
extensive collection of jackets.
Super Street has no shortage
of either talent or vehicle diversity.
Corvette driver Doug Rowse will
face off against Porsche drivers
James Yom, Pat Salerno, Ken
Motonishi, Rachel Baker, and G.J.
Dixon. There are certainly course
dependencies there, whether
it is dry or not. Erik Strelnieks
seems to have figured out his
NSX. He’ll be fast if it’s dry, and
the hybrid factor tilts things
farther in his direction if it’s not.
SSL has been quiet during
the season, but we’ll go out
on a limb and pick Iven Dudley
in the Strelnieks NSX.
A Street may be the
toughest class to call. The list of
contenders is long. We’ve got the
Cayman crew led by Ryan Clark
and Kit Gauthier. Our money is
on the Corvette contingent, and
not just due to their profusion.
William Bostic, Cam Withell, John
Wolf, Greg Janulis, Josh Luster,
Matt Jones, Todd Kean, Charles
Krampert, and Kevin Wenzel
will likely be chasing Vivek Goel
for the win. We say it a lot, but
a wet course would probably
change our pick. It’s just a bit too
early to make that prediction.
We have not seen much of
defending champ Jesse Gautier
in ASL this year. That should help
Lana Tsurikova, but we’re going
to give the nod to perennial class-jumper Donna Marx in a Corvette.
B Street will be a large class
with a plethora of new faces and
vehicles. The wild card here is the
Tesla, where acceleration might
is likely to bring a 1LE Camaro
to Lincoln. But Mark Daddio has
a Shelby GT350 as does Jadrice
Toussant, and we think Daddio
will get it done. It’s hard to bet
against any of these guys.
BSL should be among
the largest of the L classes.
Defending champ Shauna Rios,
Youmna Zalzal, and Meredith
Brown will battle this one out.
C Street is almost sure to be
won in an ND Miata. After that,
the pick gets more difficult.
Ken Houseal, Darrin DiSimo,
Rick Cone, Ricky Crow, Maurice
Velandia, Jonathan Lugod, and
Paul Frey will be chasing the
always-quick Mark Scroggs.
CSL’s defending champ Tara
Johns is off to the CAM world,
so we’ve got to pick someone
else. Marchell Fletcher should
contend, but we’ll give the nod
to Shari McCoy who was awfully
close to Johns last year.
D Street has had a shakeup for
the year with the addition of the
Focus RS and the return of the
Audi TT. Dennis Sparks will return
best be described as a trip through
hyperspace. If it’s wet, the Tesla
is probably unbeatable. Even
with the near-guarantee of rain
at some point during the week
of Solo National Championships,
most classes will probably wind
up with at least one dry run on
each course, so we have to make
our picks based on that. Chris
Cox has been leading the Tesla
charge, so to speak, but will likely
end up watching at least one of
the old-school cars take this one.
We’ll see Jeremy Foley attempting
a repeat in the Emmert BMW
1M, Jay Balducci, Jason Bucki,
and David Marcus in M2s, and
Eric Campbell in an M4. Then
there are the guys we expect to
battle this out. For instance, Brian
Peters is all but unbeatable, and
“ The freedom to
change classes just
by swapping [tires]…
means we may see
This year, we expect Sam Strano
to be the class of the SSR field.