Friday, September 29, 2006

Saunders Takes Back B Mod Solo II Title

Tommy Saunders of Southlake, Texas, took his turn at the top after teammte Stuart Lumpkin of McKinney, Texas, took the championship in 2005. Saunder finished the final day of competition, at the 34th Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals, where he started it, right at the top of the 16 car B modified entry list. Saunder and Lumpkins again shared seat time in their 2006 Dragon FartFire.

Saunders had a combined time of 93.359 seconds, 1.186 seconds ahead of Lumpkin who had a combined time of 94.545.

Finishing in third was Evan Brauch in a 1998 Omni Fab Cheetah SR1. Brauch's combined time of 94.927 seconds was only 0.382 of a second behind second place Lumpkin.

With a final time of 97.347 second, Bruce Domeck claimed forth in his 1982 Ralt RT-4, 2.420 seconds behind Brauch.

Taking the final trophy in fifth position was Bob Sonntag in his 1979 LeGrand Mk25. Sonntag's combined time was 98.259 seconds, 0.912 of a second out of the forth spot.

Other drivers in sports racers included
6th Keith Starr - 1982 Tiga DSR - 98.336 seconds
7th Jeff Brauch - 1998 Omni-Fab Cheetah SR1 - 99.071
8th Bryan Frtizler - 2003 Frtizler FTO3 - 99.253
9th Joseph Hernandez - 2002 Pocket Rocket DSR - 100.329

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Saunders & Lumpkin Leading B Mod

Tommy Saunders of Southlake, Texas, and Stuart Lumpkin of McKinney, Texas, are at the top of the B modified class again at the this year's SCCA Solo II Nationals, going into the final day of competition.

Saunders is in first, with Lumpkin trailing by 0.106 of a second in second. Both are driving the Dragon that took Lumpkin to the 2005 title, with Saunders finishing in second.

In the B Modified Ladies class, Kiersten Scharnberg-Koch of Stilwell, Kansas, in her Ralt leads Janis Hernandez of N. Richland Hills, in her pocket Pocket Rocket by 3.763 seconds.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Stuart Lumpkin wins B Mod SCCA Solo Nationals

It had been a Tommy Saunders-Stuart Lumpinkin finish in 2003 & 2004. This year it was it was Lumpkin's turn as he took his third championship, driving a Dragon SR1-B.

"Tommy built an awesome car and he lets me play with it," Lupmkis said, but clearly it was a team effort.

Teammates Lumpkin and Saunders once again set the tone for B Modified as they had the previous two years. Day one nearly ended in disaster as the Dragon SR1-B broke on Saunder's second run. After some impressively fast mechanical work, the two had the car back on course for final runs when both ran their quickest.

Lumpkin's 51.836 gave him a 0.35sec advantage over Saunders after running on a mostly dry South Course in the sixth heat. Visibly worn out by the end of the session, completed so late in the day, Lumpkin was quick to suggest, "Don't count [Tommy] out. Don't count him out."

Day two was another long day. The North Course had to finish up Tuesday's heat five and run all of the sixth before it could begin Wednesday's scheduled heats. But since it was a nice, sunny day they were able to pound cars through quickly and there was ample sunlight to complete what ended up as seven-plus heats for the day.

Bruce Domeck, in the quickest open-wheel car [Ralt RT-4}, gave Lumpkin and Saunders a fight around the North Course, but couldn't keep them from finishing where they started the day. Lumpkin was quickest again at 47.314sec in the little LeGrand-based sports racer, extending his lead to 0.767sec with a class-winning combined time of 99.170sec.

[Story by Bryan Schafer sourced from SCCA's November 2005 Sports Car magazine.]


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