PERU, Ind. – Paul Magee had what it took to win the Super Shootout at The Tire Rack SCCA Solo Peru Match Tour held at the Grissom Aeroplex.
The Ladies Shootout was won by Crissy Weaver.
Conditions were perfect for competition, with temperatures in the low 80s each day. The Indianapolis Region hosted the event, which featured very challenging courses for each of the 171 entrants. Many cones were hit, so a driver who put in a clean lap had a good chance of winning.
On Saturday, the traditional class competition wrapped up early. That allowed some time for fun runs. Drivers were given the opportunity to make four extra runs in the opposite direction they had run the course during competition.
Magee began his run as one of the top eight drivers from Saturday’s Group Three. As the result of the customary random draw, Youngers was matched up against Chris Miller in the opening round of the head-to-head bracket. He took the victory and moved onto the next round.
“Competing in bracket competitions is one of my favorite parts of Solo, and I feel it really suits me well,” Magee said. “I knew this one would be particularly challenging because this area of the country is the home to some of the fastest A, B and C Modifieds in the country – and many of them were in my heat.”
Magee took Brandon Lavende out of the competition during the second round. That moved him to the Heat Two final against Will Lahee. He came out the other side as the winner, earning him a spot in the three-way Super Shootout final.
“Each matchup in the bracket was very difficult, but matching up against Will Lahee again was toughest,” Magee said. “He is really figuring out the new car and had laid down a killer run during the prior round.”
Also earning positions in the Super Shootout final were Sam Strano, from Heat One, and Aaron Miller, from Heat Two. In the final bracket there was a combined nine National Championship held by the drivers involved, with Strano having seven by himself.
The overall winner of the Super Shootout was decided following a final timed run from each driver. Magee took the win after setting a time closest to that of his dial-in.