24 SEPTEMBER 2020 scca.comFEATURE
We begin our Who WillWin tour de force predictionswith Super Street. This yearwe’re picking Erik Strelnieksin his Acura NSX. He’s fast inthe dry, and seems to losethe least if it’s not. If it is dry,Doug Rowse should be closein his Corvette, and the fleetof Porsche GT3s is always athreat whatever the conditions.
Monty Pack, Ken Motonishi,Brian Conners, and Steve Lauare all capable. James Yomworries us since he just boughthis own, so he should be morefamiliar with it and won’t conea championship away like hedid last year. Kit Gauthier isour dark horse, and he has alsorecently become a GT3 owner.
After her dominating
performance last year in SSL,
we’d have to have a really
good reason to pick against
(When was the last time
a Stock or Street vehicle
with a traditional automatic
transmission was the car
to beat?) Mark Daddio is
the original alien and was
a close second last year in
his Mustang, Mike King may
join the Supra ranks, Donner
Sizemore continues to develop
his talents and his Lotus, and
Tony Chow looks like he’s
got an M2 ride to try out.
Several BSL competitorsfrom last year don’t seem likelyto be there this year. That leavesus looking for Dina O’Donnellto move up a spot to the win.
That is, unless Laura Marcuschooses to run in L rather thanOpen, in which case, it’s a race.
C Street is easy to pick, at
least so far as the car of choice.
Someone in an ND Miata is going
to win. Mark Scroggs has been
too consistent over the years for
us to pick against him repeating,
but this near-spec class has
depth, including new import
Lance Keeley, Jonathan Lugod,
Rick Cone, and Ken Houseal.
For CSL, it’s hard topick against last year’sdominating winner JessicaYeung for another jacket.
D Street has had its shareof defections, including itsdefending champ. That leaves
Tara Shapowal, and we haveno hint of such a reason.
Josh Luster seems likely toadd a second championship inA Street after finally breakingthe ice on that last year. VivekGoel may prove that win wasinfluenced by wise tire choice.
Despite its ongoing largeturnouts and traditionaldiversity, B Street will have adifferent look this year since thestanding champ – an EV – wassent to Super Street. The newSupra looks like a contender, sowe’re going with Dave Marcusto repeat despite the changein vehicles and power source.
“We’re going withDavid Marcus torepeat despite thechange in vehiclesand power source”