The end is in sight!!
With the 2019 Autocross season already 9 events in, the racing has been fast and furious! June 15th and 16th brought events 8 and 9 around, leaving only 4 events left on the schedule for 2019. July will bring the 2 Packwood National weekends.
The National Tour taking place July 13-14, and the National PRO Solo the following weekend, July 20-21. Registration is currently open for both.
If you have never done one, I would highly recommend it as they are both fantastic event, and its always fun to see and meet some new racers from around the country,
With our June events taking place on Father’s Day weekend, it was great to see so many fathers and sons/daughters racing together! As Saturday rolled around, the weather was crisp and cool with overcast skies above.
The racing was hot and heavy though as Ryan Otis talked his way into a 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1, owned by Waylon Goebel. Ryan used Saturday to get a feel for the car, coming home in Second place in Pro Pax.
Ron Bauer came down from the speedy NW Region to wrestle the top spot away with a BLISTERING 50.854 time on his third run. This would give Ron the top PAX time for the day for all the non-junior cars. On Sunday, it was Ryan showing just how fast the big Chevy could be taking the win over Dan Bullis by .345
In the Juniors, it was Andrew Nolke for the win in JA as both his brother, Gabe and himself set down some quick times all weekend long. Andrew was able to take the win on both days. In Junior B, it was that Otis family getting another win on Saturday, this time with Sam at the wheel. He was able to just sneak around the always fast Torin McCusker to take home the win.
Sunday saw Gabe running in Junior B, securing the win with Sam, Torin and Abbie Paulson rounding out the top 4 spots. Spitfire Rachel Kuehn took top honors on both Saturday and Sunday in Junior C.
The always popular S2 class saw some late run drama with Allen Westerskow throwing down a flier on run 3 to edge out George Emery on Saturday. George would get his revenge on Sunday taking over the top spot, with Matt Turner jumping up to take second away from Westenskow late by just .205.
NS3 saw some close action all weekend with the 2 C-Mods of Phil Leavens and Andy Howe leading the way both days. Saturday saw Phil taking the win by a mere .200 with Sunday being even closer as Howe would again fall just short, losing by scant .031 in the closet battle all weekend.
Pro Pax Ladies would be a weekend long battle with Lacy Otis taking a second on Saturday, and a first on Sunday to add to her points lead. NW Region, and National Champion Jessie Gauthier played the role of spoiler grabbing the win Saturday.
The ever quick Danielle Paulson sits in second place, and will be looking to chip away at Lacy’s lead at the August events.
With the season end on the horizon, many points battles are still up for grabs. CAM will be down to the wire with Aaron Folkerts holding a narrow 4 point lead over Brian Duncan.
NS4 see Garrett Cogburn hanging on to a slight advantage over Jake Hartough with Rio Rios hot on both their heels. S2 is shaping up to be a battle to the end yet again, this year with George Emery and Allen Westenskow sitting just 12 points apart.
And in our Trophy Challenge class, Laura Duncan who has been showing great speed all year is sitting on top by just 7 points over Ben Holmesmith.
With only 4 events left, the gloves will be off and everyone will be out for blood as we return to Packwood August 3rd and 4th.