22 OCTOBER 2020 scca.comRUNOFFS PREVIEW
It was no surprise that Greg Eaton tookthe American Sedan championship lastyear. It was an easy call because VIRginiaInternational Raceway is his home track.
This year’s challenge is rather different,though, and the Northern Virginia-baseddriver is making multiple trips to Wisconsinto be ready for this year’s contest.
“We’re trying really hard this year,that’s for sure,” Eaton tells us. “I’vetaken every opportunity I could to goup to Road America and get track time.
There’s a little of bit of pressure for
sure this year, and I’m trying to race
everywhere I can with Andy McDermid
and the guys [in American Sedan].”
Eaton, however, is well aware that
he’s not going to drive away with an
easy championship. “Andy McDermid
has eight championships,” Eaton says.
“The guy’s done it all. When we go toRoad America, he knows every squareinch of the track. So, to try and keep upwith him will be difficult, that’s for sure.
Then you’ve got Danny Richardson,
and Mike Levine is extremely fast. And
you can’t count John Heinricy out,
either. That guy’s a serial killer in a car.”
McDermid shares Eaton’s
assessment of the competition,
saying, “I think Greg will be fast, and
Danny Richardson, John Heinricy, the
Aquilante sisters, and Phil Smith.”
B-Spec drivers have been workinghard for a renaissance for their class,and last year they put an impressive25-car field on track at VIR. Thisyear, there may be just as many.
“It appears that we should be
pushing the 30-car mark,” two-time
B-Spec National Champion David
Daughtery says. “I think that’ll be good.”
Daughtery is favored to win this year,
with competitors Fritz Wilke and last
year’s runner-up Tony Roma also on
the podium. However, 2019 National
Champ John Phillips and last year’s
third-place finisher Brandon Vivian
will both be on hand for the race, so
AMERICAN SEDAN, B-SPEC,
SUPER TOURING LITE, AND SUPER TOURING UNDER
WORDS Jeff Zurschmeide | MAIN IMAGE Jeff Loewe
1. Greg Eaton 1
2.Andy McDermid 8
3. Daniel Richardson
1. David Daughtery 10
2. Fritz Wilke
3. Tony Roma
1. Joe Moser 1
2.Danny Steyn 2
3. Denny Stripling
1. Mike Flynn
2. David Fiorelli
3. Anthony Geraci