JENNINGS, Okla. – The SCCA Mid-States Conference Majors Tour wrapped Round Four of 10 on Sunday at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, with four drivers still alive in the hunt for a perfect season.
Matt Reynolds drove his No. 71 Reynolds Brothers Racing/Jesse Prather Motorsports Mazda Miata away from the field for his fourth-consecutive win in E Production, matched in the opening race group by Kent Prather’s No. 26 PratherRacing/Mazdaspeed/Moss Mtrs Mazda Miata in GT-Lite and Charlie James’ No. 0 SafeRacer/BFGoodrich Tires MINI Cooper in B-Spec.
CJ McAbee equaled the closed-wheel trio with an overall win in Group Two, despite starting his Formula 500 machine in the second wave of the split start. McAbee’s No. 15 AJ’s Import Garage/Hoosier AJ’s 2012/Rotax got a boost in the overall race by an opening lap incident that slowed the 25-lap race for six laps behind the pace car.
Naturally, each leads his respective class point standings.
Denny Stripling swept the weekend in Spec Racer Ford. Two wins in the No. 34 Lightspeed Motorsports Spec Racer Ford, along with a pair of podium finishes in the opening weekend at Circuit of the Americas, is worth a five point advantage over Verges’ No. 69 Apex Driving Academy SRF. Stripling had garnered a lead of several seconds in the opening laps before Verges spun, falling all the way back to fifth before climbing the ladder into second place.