Posted (10/01/2017) -
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 1, 2017) – Max Gee, of Mansfield, Ohio, won the SCCA Runoffs® driving the No. 22 Gee Motorsports/Hoosier Honda Prelude and was crowned National Champion Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Super Touring® Under class (STU).
To win, Gee had to keep ahead of a charging Ray Huffmaster, of Clarkston, Michigan, in the No. 36 BlueForceStaffing.com/Hoosier Pontiac Solstice in the final laps. Mark Liller, of Aldie, Virginia, finished third in the No. 79 Angry Sheep Motorsport/Hoosier/Carbotech Dodge Neon SRT-4.
“After watching all the races and waiting until Sunday afternoon to race we had a lot of time to study and look at everybody coming into one and must have thought about how many different scenarios and of course it didn’t go anything like we thought,” said Ray Huffmaster, the second-place finisher. “I was just glad to get through and make it into (Turn) 3.”
Ray Huffmaster’s son, Rob Huffmaster, of Clarkston, Michigan, made it through the start and pulled out to an early lead in his No. 24 BlueForceStaffing.com/Hoosier Honda S2000, but slowed to a stop at the end of the back straight on lap eight, allowing Gee to take over the lead.
The 54th SCCA National Championship Runoffs, the Pinnacle of American Motorsports, crowns Sports Car Club of America’s Road Racing National Champions this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Friday, September 29 through Sunday, Oct 1.
While the live broadcast of all 28 National Championships is available at SCCA.com and Motor Trend OnDemand, each race will be on demand in the coming weeks.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Provisional results for Sunday’s STU race at the 54th SCCA National Championship Runoffs from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with finish position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car and laps complete.
1, (3), Max Gee, Mansfield, OH, Honda Prelude, 19.
2, (5), Raymond E Huffmaster, Clarkston, MI, Pontiac Solstice GXP, 19.
3, (8), Mark Liller, Aldie, VA, Dodge Neon SRT-4, 19.
4, (10), John Weisberg, Webster, NY, Mazda MX-5, 19.
5, (6), Joe Moser, Wilmette, IL, Honda Prelude, 19.
6, (12), Anthony Simmers, Boulder, CO, Volkswagen GTI, 19.
7, (13), Brad McCall, Boca Raton, FL, Scion FR-S, 19.
8, (15), Ian Barberi, Pleasanton, CA, BMW M3, 19.
9, (16), Ian Girvan, Crawfordsville, IN, Acura Integra GSR, 19.
10, (14), Raymond Philibert, Pompano Beach, FL, Mazda Miata, 19.
11, (19), Mark Wajda, Cement City, MI, Honda Civic Si, 19.
12, (20), Robert S Verenna Jr, McDonald, PA, BMW 325i, 18.
13, (24), Greg Goss, East Greenbush, NY, Honda S2000, 18.
14, (23), Frank Capobianco, Ronkonkoma, NY, BMW 325i, 18.
15, (28), Christopher DeShong, Valrico, FL, Honda Prelude, 18.
16, (30), Willie Phee, Cumming, GA, Acura TSX, 18.
17, (27), Steve Rose, Mebane, NC, Mazda RX-7, 18.
18, (21), Matt Wolfe, Canton, MI, Mazda Protege, 18.
19, (31), Rachel Kullman, Seminole, FL, Mazda Miata, 18.
20, (32), Roger Troxell, Sterling, VA, Mazda 6, 18.
21, (25), Andrew Doyle, Fishers, IN, Dodge SRT4, 17.
22, (33) Matthew Benazic, Whitestone, NY, Honda Prelude Si, 16.
23, (2), Kevin Boehm, Marysville, OH, Honda Civic, 10.
24, (26), Tom Lyttle, Decatur, GA, Mazda Miata, 8.
25, (11), Charles Tobel, New Hudson, MI, Pontiac Solstice, 8.
26, (1), Rob Huffmaster, Clarkston, MI, Honda S2000, 7.
27, (17), Paul Azan, Miami, FL, BMW 328, 4.
28, (18), Eric Thompson, Aberdeen, NJ, Toyota Celica ST165, 3.
29, (4), John Schmitt, Sunbury, OH, Honda Civic, 2.
30, (9), Luis Rivera, Angleton, TX, Mazda Miata, 2.
31, (22), Dinah Weisberg, Webster, NY, Mazda Miata, 1.
32, (7), Steve Eich, Raymond, OH, Honda Civic Si, 0.
33, (29), Patrick Lipsinic, Oklahoma City, OK, Subaru Impreza 2.5RS, 0.