28 SEPTEMBER 2020 scca.comFEATURE
car. Steve O’Blenes and RyanFinch also bring fast RX-8s.
E Street Prepared hasbecome a diverse class(there, I said it). We’ll see thetraditional American pony carentry with Jeff Wong. We’llsee last year’s runner-up in theMazdaspeed 6 with Clint Griest.
We’ll see the Japanese pony carG35 with P.J. Corrales. New kidon the block is the German ponycar M3 piloted by Chris Mayfield,who has way too many Jacketsin different classes to pickagainst even in this field. Thisshould be really fun to watch.
ESPL has the same basic mix
of cars with a different mix of
drivers. We’re going with Nicole
Wong in the Camaro in a repeat
over Johanna FoegeGriest in
the Mazda and Jojo Corrales-
Kean in the G35. We have not
heard from Amanda Thorne,
but she often co-drives with
Mayfield and would make
this even more interesting.
Steven Duckworth has wonthree of the last five F StreetPrepared championships in theRabbit, and the car won anotherwith Randy Pobst, so Duckworthis the easy pick. Car ownerGeoffrey Zimmer is a threat, asare the Colorado crew of JasonWest and John Bonvouloir.
Emily Danti took FSPL bya healthy margin last yearover Annie Bonvouloir in anall-Colorado trophy count.
Super Street Modified is
a tough call. Robert Thorne
is hard to pick against, but
we don’t know if we should
expect to see him. Ron Bauer
took his BSP-winning ND up a
notch to SSM, and he has the
knack of developing a car in a
builder class in just one season.
Matthew Glagola is in a Lotus,which at one time would havebeen an unfair advantage, butsince Miata is always the answer,we’ve got to pick Randall Wilcox.
SSML doesn’t often make a
class, but that could change this
year. Should they show, it’ll be
Amanda Thorne trailing Deana
Kelley, who previously coned
one away in an unfamiliar car,
so another year of experience
should be a good thing.
Street Modified is an odd mixof all-wheel-drive rally cars andrear-drive pony cars, with someeclectic additions just to makethings interesting. We’ve notheard anything about Marshall
“Grant Reeve has acouple of wins to hiscredit already includinglast year, and he seemsas good a bet as any”