1995 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®
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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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
From: John P. M.
- Wednesday-Sunday, October 4th-8th: registration, tech inspection
- Monday, October 9th: practice, all groups, 20 minute sessions
- Tuesday, October 10th: practice, all groups, 20 minute sessions
- Wednesday, October 11th: qualifying, all groups, 20m sessions
- Thursday October 12th: qualifying, all groups, 20m sessions
- Friday, October 13th:
10am-"after 5pm": 19
lap/40 minute races, by groups in this order
DSR, F440, SSGT, FA, S-2000,
SSA, AS, FV, SCA
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.
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 .