Oregon was well represented at this year’s Runoffs, with drivers in many classes and a strong contingent of workers supporting the event. With just 2% of the total membership of SCCA, Oregon drivers earned 7% of Runoffs podium positions!
Bonnie Aarseth has been working race control at the Runoffs for years, and this year she was honored with SCCA’s prestigious F&C Worker of the Year award for her service.
Two Oregon drivers earned championships this year - Lance Spiering in Formula 500 and Collin Jackson in GT-3. It was Spiering’s first championship and Jackson’s fifth in five Runoffs appearances.
Three Oregon drivers earned silver medals. Tony Opheim in Formula Atlantic, Joe Harlan in GT-Lite and Brad McAllister in GT-2. Eddie Nakato brought home a third-place finish in Touring 3.
In the hard-fought Spec Miata class, Ken Sutherland earned the pole position, although he suffered a hit during the race and finished ninth. Oregon driver Jason Rawlins finished 7th and Jon Davies finished 46th. Oregon’s RE, Tim Ferrick, finished 24th
In Touring 2, Scotty B White finished 13th and Denis Nowak finished 17th. In Touring 3, Olivier Henrichot finished fifth, Scotty B White finished sixth, and Lansing Stout Jr. finished in the 17th spot.
In GT-3, Gary Bockman finished fourth, Larry Hansen finished 8th, and Jeff Scoville finished 9th.
In GT-lite, Bill Okell finished 5th, and Paul Bunbury finished 9th. Lans Stout finished 16th.
Lynne Griffiths finished fifth in American Sedan.
In Touring 4 Derrick Ambrose earned ninth place, while Ali Naimi placed 10th.
Darren Dilley finished fifth in E Production. Bill Okell finished tenth and Ian Green finished fifteenth in F Production. Gordon Jones finished eleventh in H Production.
Steve Fogg finished tenth, Andre Perra finished twenty-first, Glenn Woloski finished 24th, and Rick Wright, Jr. finished 29th in SRF3. JR Osborne finished 6th in Prototype 2. Mel Kemper finished 13th in Formula Mazda. Ron Bonham finished 25th in Formula Vee.