1995 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®


The SCCA Valvoline Runoffs® are held each year to crown the National Champions in SCCA Club Racing. This year, the runoffs are being held at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course near Mansfield, Ohio.

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Brief Schedule

The 1995 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs® will be held from Sunday, October 4th, to Sunday, October 15th. The detailed schedule appears in the September issue of SportsCar Magazine, page F-83. Here is a condensed version:

Valvoline Runoffs Press Notes

From: John P. M. Dillon

Wednesday October 11, 1995

The first session for DSR started off with the 82 LeGrand of David Kaiser smoking heavily through turn 2. Kaiser continued, but went off course on drivers left at turn 7. The corner station checked the surface and determined that Kaiser was dropping oil. Kaiser pitted on the next go-round. Glen Wild's 91 Fox was reported spraying as he went by station 16. Wild took a ride off course on drivers right at station 9, and needed a flat tow back to the pits at the end of the session. Charles Smith pulled off at station 5 on drivers right and needed a flat tow back to the pits at the end of the session. The green and white mystery car driven by Michael Haviland went off course at turn 5, but made it only as far as turn 2, smoking heavily, before a flat tow was requested for the end of the session. Both Al Beasley and Al Beasley Jr. are competing in DSR (Al Jr. is also entered in CSR). Al Sr.'s Beasley B2 was reported smoking in the pits and was pushed into the paddock. The top five cars, unofficially, in the session were Michael Reupert, Bruce Sunseri, Al Beasley Jr., Lutrell Harms, Harvey McDonald, and Travis Duder.

The weather for tomorrow - Thursday, October 12 - is warm and sunny. High around 75 degrees.

Thursday October 12, 1995

Welcome to the second day of Qualifying for the Sports Car Club of America Valvoline Runoffs. The weather remains warm and sunny.

The first Qualifying session of the day was for DSR. Station 1A reported two incidents almost simultaneously: Glen Wilde spun his 91 Fox and needed a flat tow and Brian Little spun his Ralt Honda and was unable to restart. Over 50% of the track was blocked and the session was black-flagged with the clock still running. The corner station had to pick up body panels and dispense large amounts of oil-dry on the track. Little was finally able to restart his car and drove into the pits. After the re-start Paul Shinsky s Sorcerer started smoking heavily. Olav Aaen's Aaen started smoking and he quickly ducked into the pits. Word from the pits was that it was his brakes. Turn 7 reported that Craig Mendenhall's Lola made contact lightly with the concrete wall after half a spin. Workers were able to push it behind the wall to a safe position. Al Beasley Sr. continued to have problems with his BeaseDecker MKII. He ducked into pits during black flag and changed the ignition coil in addition to removing a rod from the rear suspension(?). Bruce Sunseri, second fastest qualifier in the first session, went out for just a few laps, deciding to save the car for the race tomorrow .