Rettich has been a Super Sweep winner in each of his three Championship seasons.
“Winning the 50th Runoffs, winning the Super Sweep, and the Triple Crown, just feels incredible,” Rettich said. “Certainly, it is a great accomplishment. A lot of dedication and time goes into winning this.”
Everard started 10th in the No. 3 HGS Automotive SCCA Formula Enterprises. Through solid driving, and some attrition, he was third heading into the final lap. At that point, Everard was right behind Kennedy in the No. 14 Osinga Construction Inc Hage Tool & Machine SCCA Formula Enterprises. Everard passed Kennedy in turn one for second place, and Kennedy returned the favor in turn five. But, the two weren’t done swapping spots. Everard saw an opportunity to pass Kennedy in Canada Corner and he took it. Everard held on for second – his first-career Runoffs podium finish.
“Those last few laps, I saw Brandon ahead of me,” Everard said. “I knew I just had to put my head down and try as hard as I could, and I finally caught up with him.
“That last lap, I knew I had to do something. I passed him in turn one, but I knew that wasn’t going to be the last of it. I knew he would be coming back. I knew in turn five he would get alongside me. In Canada Corner, I had an edge on him, so I figured I would wait until then, and it paid off. It was a good finish.”
Kennedy started sixth and was up to fourth after one lap. By lap eight, Kennedy’s No. 14 machine was in second. At that point, Kennedy was reeled in by Everard over final five laps. That’s when Kennedy and Everard traded spots three times before Kennedy had to settle for the final podium spot. Kennedy’s third-place finish was his first-career Runoffs podium.
Eric Cruz finished fourth in the No. 86 Cruz Associates, Inc. SCCA Formula Enterprises. Keith McDonald finished fifth in the No. 10 Hoosier SCCA Formula Enterprises.
1, (1), Scott Rettich, Camden, OH, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 13.
2, (10), Reece Everard, Lake Orion, MI, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 13.
3, (6), Brandon Kennedy, Bear, DE, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 13.
4, (8), Eric Cruz, Barhamsville, VA, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 13.
5, (11), Keith McDonald, Ranson, WV, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 12.
6, (9), Carl Przyborowski, River Forest, IL, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 10.
7, (3), Steve Grundahl, Blue Mounds, WI, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 8.
8, (4), Paul Schneider, Mint Hill, NC, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 7.
DNF, (5), Tilden Kinlaw, Lumberton, NC, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 0.
DNF, (7), Matthew Cutter, Sterling, IL, SCCA Formula Enterprises, 0.
DNS, (2), Denny Marklein, Dodgeville, WI, SCCA Formula Enterprises, .