36 OCTOBER 2020 scca.comRUNOFFS PREVIEW
Clint McMahan doesn’t wantthe honor of being our Formula
500 prediction to win, but whenyou line up his last Runoffsappearances – a win at VIR, a winat Indy, a pole at Daytona (thoughbad luck sunk his race early),and a runner-up at Laguna – it’shard to go anywhere else.
McMahan did list a whole
host of potential contenders,
though – and it’s a strong list. Calvin
Stewart and James Weida are
class stalwarts that have a proven
track record and made our podium
prediction, but McMahan thinks
Eric McCree will surprise some.
“He showed a lot of promiseat VIR and made some rookiemistakes, but nonetheless hewas fast,” points out McMahan.
Extra relevant to 2020 is
the emergence of Sven DeVries.
DeVries has a background in sim
racing and is one of a handful
of drivers that McMahan’s team,
Satellite Racing, is helping to move
from the virtual world to analog
in Formula 500. That experience
has most certainly accelerated
his learning curve and makes
DeVries an immediate contender.
When the Formula F field takes thegreen flag at Road America, thefinishing order is always up in the air.But as of late, the Formula F frontpack has seen a slew of youngstersslicing and dicing for the covetedSCCA National Championship title.
FORMULA 500, FORMULA F, AND FORMULA VEE
WORDS Reece White | MAIN IMAGE Jay Bonvouloir
1.Clint McMahan 2
2.Calvin Stewart 1
3.James Weida 1
1. Tim Kautz 3
2. Bob Perona
3. Jeffrey Bartz
1. Zach Whitston
2. Andrew Abbott
3.Andrew Whitston 1