CHAMPIONSHIP FORM – Larry Shauf from Hollidaysburg, PA burned the field on a hot Sunday in his hand-built two time national champion D Modified Lotus Europa. Photo by Martin Valent BAD VOO DOO – Despite efforts to jinx the high-flying Porsches, Chesapeake PCA recovered bragging rights in the Porsche Corvette Challenge


Panzers Plow Yanks in Shootout
Mod Class Cars Shine At National Road Autocross


WILEY FORD, WV – Chesapeake PCA team captain Dennis Howard, from Eldersburg, MD, said follow me, put the team on his back and avenged last year’s loss to the Steel Town Corvette team in the Porsche/Corvette Shoot Out to kick off the 2005 National Road Weekend.

Howard
s now familiar yellow 996 TT captured the Shoot Out Eliminator crown on raw time and he assembled a formidable team of favorably classified Porsches to take the third annual title. Pittsburgh’s Keith Baxter repeated his performance as the best eliminator Corvette but couldn’t stop the panzer parade from sweeping the Friday night kick-off event.

Click here for Shoot Out Results (.xls file)

The rest of the weekend at Cumberland Regional Airport belonged to a growing group of modified class cars competing for FTD (Fast Time of the Day) in the second leg of the six event 2005 Miller Lite Cumberland Autocross Series.

On Saturday, John Felten became the first local driver to capture the top spot at a Cumberland Airport autocross in his B Modified Reynard. The flying Panzers of Porsche drivers Howard, Derek Schwarz (Baltimore, MD) and Dan Whiteman (Bridgeport, WV) followed, with Matt Felten grabbing fifth fastest time in the family formula car.

Sunday dawned warm and sunny, perfect conditions for two-time National SCCA D Modified Champion Larry Shauf (Hollidaysburg, PA) to scorch the tarmac with at 41.963 pass. Chuck Sieber
s E Mod Lotus trailed by 1.8 seconds, followed by Randy Pearson (Pittsburgh, PA) in a Honda S2000, John Felten and the thundering B Prepared class Corvette of Dave Stoner (Pittsburgh).

Double weekend winners in contested classes included Rob Harris (SS Corvette), Tim Eisel (BS Porsche 968), Meg Ellis (CS Miata), Alan Pozner (DS Acura), Ned Barefoot (BSP Corvette), Mark Boggs (CSP Porsche 914), Tracey McCabe (ESP Trans Am), Stoner (BP Corvette), Noel Hall (AM Porsche 944 S2), John Felten (BM Reynard) and Jeff Schllifka (HS Chevy S-10).

Other local drivers winning classes included Tom Evans (FS Firebird), John Leyh (GS Corrado), Scott Pfeiffer (DM Porsche 914) and Karl Loper (SM Camaro).

Local Top 25 finishers on Saturday included John and Matt Felten and Greg Honeycutt (BM Reynard).

The Sunday local Top 25 included John and Matt Felten, Honeycutt, Mike McCagh (SM2 Corvette) and Will Lewis (ESP SHO).

Registration is now open for the July Cumberland Classic Autocross. Entry forms can be downloaded by clicking here.


RESULTS

Saturday Overall PDF
Saturday Overall HTM
Saturday Class PDF
Saturday Class HTM
Saturday PAX PDF
Saturday PAX HTM

Sunday Overall PDF
Sunday Overall HTM
Sunday Class PDF
Sunday Class HTM
Sunday PAX PDF
Sunday PAX HTM

DEVINE DAY DOWNTOWN – After two years of rain, the 2005 National Road Vintage Sports Car show was treated to a beautiful day in the neighborhood. GRAND MARSHALL – National Road Weekend Grand Marshall Michael Keyser was a big hit at dinner, shown here with Stacy Boggs and Tim Eisel.


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