T2 STEPS UP THE PACE
Several T2 racecars have received competition adjustments, includingthe C5 Chevrolet Corvette and 2010-’ 14 Camaro SS/1LE both receiving50-pound weight breaks. Also, the 2011-’ 14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 and
2012-’ 13 Mustang Boss 302 can now utilize use up to 295mm tires.
Both the SCCA Pro Racing F4 U.S. Championshipand FR Americas Poweredby Honda series tackled the
15-turn Barber MotorsportsPark circuit in Birmingham,Ala., logging an astoundingseven races over the course ofthe Aug. 1-2 weekend. In all,four separate drivers wouldstand atop the podiums, withone driver continuing hisFR Americas domination.
In F4’s opening round
of its quad-race weekend,
Velocity Racing Development
driver Hunter Yeany survived
a two-lap shootout with Sam
Paley to claim his fourth win of
the season. In a photo finish,
Yeany crossed the stripe just
0.101sec ahead of the Jay
Howard Driver Development
rookie. In race two, Crosslink/
Kiwi Motorsport pilot Jose
Blanco survived two restarts
to claim his first F4 win of the
season, while race three saw
rookie Spike Kohlbecker
Former SCCA Board of Directors Chairman and
SCCA Pro Racing President
and CEO Kempton “K.C.” Van
Niman passed away at his
home on July 25 at the age of
87. A member of SCCA and theCincinnati Region since 1960,Van Niman was elected to theSCCA Board of Directors in
1984 and served as Chairmanfrom 1988-’90. He later joinedthe SCCA staff, serving as thePresident and CEO of SCCAPro Racing from 1997-’00.
F4 AND FR AMERICAS THRILL
CHECKERED FLAG: K.C. Van Niman
A longtime steward, VanNiman was known as a fairbut firm official who listenedbut was not afraid to makedifficult decisions. He servedas Chief Steward for CorvetteChallenge, the Toyota AtlanticChampionship, and for theRolex 24 At Daytona.
Van Niman served inthe U.S. Air Force duringthe Korean War andmarried Colette Ast at St.
Joseph Church. He was agraduate of the University
CUT TING EDGE
At BarberMotorsports Park,Hunter Yeany(LEFT) scored twoF4 wins, whileLinus Lundqvist(BELOW)continued hisFR Americasdomination witha clean s weep.
K.C. Van Niman served theClub in many roles, including asChairman and SCCA staff.
survive a heated race-longbattle with Yeany to claim hismaiden F4. Meanwhile, thefinal F4 race of the weekendcapped the weekend the wayit began with Yeany’s returnto the top step of the podium.
In FR Americas competition,the story was one of dominationas Linus Lundqvist continuedto blitz the opposition withanother emphatic lock-outof FR Americas victories,taking his tally of consecutivewins up to eight.
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of Cincinnati with a degreein engineering. Kemptonwas employed for 35 yearsat Proctor & Gamble wherehe worked at Ivory Dale,Winton Hill and Miami Valley.
“I have such fond memoriesof K.C., both as a kid growingup in Ohio and then as astaff member early in mycareer under his leadership inDenver,” SCCA Vice Presidentand COO Eric Prill said. “Ourthoughts are with Colette andhis family during this time.”