09th Jun2016

Where They Stand: NASA Utah Race Group

by Michael Chandler

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As we’re on the eve of Round 4, I feel it’s a good time to see where everyone is in the championship race.  Starting in GTS2, we have Chris Haunold 175 points ahead of Ed Mineau and 185 ahead of Tom Rogers.  Chris has the benefit of running five of the six races, while Tom and Ed have only run in six combined.

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GTS3 is a much tighter race, at least after three rounds of action.  Jeff Burton is hanging on to a 5 point lead.  Right behind him is Blake Troester, and right behind him is Mark Reichman.  A mere ten points separate first from third.

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GTS4 is…  Well, it’s not pretty.  Darrell Troester is running away with the class, up 210 points on Byron Smith.

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Russ Timmons is still the one, and only, man to beat in GTS5.

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And sitting atop the top GTS class, GTSU, is McKay Snow.  Mark my words, I will get a candid shot of you smiling!

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We had a PTF entry at the last event!  It was Joe Sim, in some God awful Ford Escort.  Thankfully Unfortunately, I missed getting a shot of that… vehicle, so look at his NSX instead!

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PTE is being held down by Todd Green in the mythical beast that is Paul Mitchell.  I’m assuming Todd was driving here, more people keep coming out of the woodwork to tell me that they also drive Paul Mitchell.

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Nathan Rohner is the one, and only, man to beat in PTB.

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Still only the one Spec Boxster.  Someone join Mark Boschert, will ya
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Chirs Bond has what has to feel like a comfortable lead.  He’s up 75 points in Spec Miata, with Matt Williamson in second.

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Somebody from DXDT Racing is leading in Spec Z.  The #42 car is listed in first place, with Arthur Golebiowski in second, and Tom Kaminski in third.  Fun Fact!: There have been 18 Spec Z’s that have scored points this season.  18!!!!

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ST3 is still being run by a driver in one of the Ford Performance Racing School Mustangs.  That driver being Frank Gannett.  He’s up 195 points on Todd, or Matt, or Alex, or maybe some guy named Bill? in the Us Against One Racing M3.

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JR Smith is the one, and only, man to beat in ST2.  Wasn’t there a pick-up truck last year?

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ST1 is where Bob Evans, and the new NASCAR Sprint Cup High Down Force Test Vehicle, holds court.  He’s 175 points clear of George Smith, who won both races last weekend.

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And Air Power Racing is… only up 70 points in Super Unlimited?  Math checks out…  Well alrighty then!  Looks like SU could be ridiculously interesting!

There you have it folks, how the racers in the door to door race classes are doing.  Check back in a little bit to see how the Time Trial standings are looking.  If you’re thinking that they’ll look like words and numbers with some pictures mixed in, you’re right!

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