What an incredible year for Spokes and Sasca drivers at the SCCA Pro Solo Finale and Autocross Nationals 2018! All told, we brought home a grand total of 24 trophies!
2 Pro Solo Championships (Vivek Goel 1st in AS, Erik Strelnieks 1st in S1)
3 Autocross Championships (Todd Roberts 1st in DP, Javier Reynoso 1st in DS, Stephanie Reynoso 1st in DSL)
8 podium finishes (Vivek Goel 3rd in AS, Troy Acosta 3rd in R2, John Hale 2nd in STU, Eric Jones 3rd in DS, Laura Harbour 2nd in HSL, Jay Cryderman 3rd in STP, Ward Marshall 2nd in DP, Erik Strelnieks 2nd in SM)
10 other trophy finishers (Andy Hollis 7th in SS, Rick Martinez 8th in AS, Troy Acosta 13th in AS, Ricky Crow 4th in CS, Zack Baumgardner 7th in DS, Brian Burdette 6th in FS, Jeff Warden 5th in STU, Ian Marshall 5th in DP, Eric Hyman 7th in SM, Jason Minehart 4th in EM)
And to top it all off, Steve Hudson was awarded the Solo Cup.
This is among the best overall seasons we have ever had. Great work by everyone!
Howdy Spokes folks! We have crossed the halfway point of the season, and there are great battles brewing in several classes.
In BS, Mat Beck started the season strong, but is under fire from a hard charging Jerry Centanni who is now just a few points behind. Reinaldo Pena is currently in third place, also within striking distance. In HS, Blake Vignaud seems to have a stranglehold on the lead, winning every event this season. Vanessa Lau and Mark Reed are currently in second and third. You have to be named Tom/Thom to usually be in the the conversation for STU, and Thom Hardy is indeed currently leading over Tom Cook. But will Shawn Hale continue to rise and shake up the top of the heap?
The always hotly contested Novice class has a slew of capable drivers vying for the season victory. Charles Gillan currently leads with two second place finishes. But Juan Silguero, Chris Hamilton, Duval Retana, Andy Klein, and Nick Gruendler all have one win. This class will likely (as always) come down to the wire.
X/Pro class is looking to be a two man contest between Vivek Goel and John Hale. Vivek currently has a slim lead on total points, but they are tied when accounting for dropped events, each of them with two victories and two second place finishes.
We have had a Spokes Facebook Group for many years, and it has served as a great place for conversation, banter, questions, picture sharing, etc. For the privacy of Spokes members, we keep that group private/closed, and you have to request to join.
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