SCCA Mid-States Takes On Topeka

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Max Mallinen works his way to a Formula F win. (Mark Weber photo)
Max Mallinen works his way to a Formula F win. (Mark Weber photo)
Max Mallinen works his way to a Formula F win. (Mark Weber photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. – The SCCA Mid-States Majors Tour final weekend faced a warm Labor Day weekend on Saturday at Heartland Park Topeka, where six race groups ran 25-minute timed races.

The day began with 25-minute qualifying sessions to set the grids for Saturday afternoon on the track’s 2.2-mile configuration. Saturday’s Round 11 is the penultimate round in the Mid-States Conference season-long point championship, which counts the best eight finishes.

Winners included:

American Sedan: Jim Wheeler, Lenexa, Kan., Pontiac Trans-Am; E Production: Jesse Prather, Topeka, Kan., Mazda MX-5; F Production: Eric Prill, Topeka, Kan., Mazda Miata; H Production: Ralf Lindlow, Bellevue, Neb., Volkswagen Golf; Formula 500: Timothy Friest, Leavenworth, Kan., KBS Mk VII/Rotax; Formula Atlantic: Michael Mallinen, Liberty Lake, Wash., Swift 016/Mazda; Formula F: Max Mallinen, Liberty City, Wash., Spectrum 014H/Honda; Formula Mazda: Stuart Rettie, Houston, Texas, Formula Mazda; Formula Vee: Richard Shields, Bridgeville, Pa., Vortech FV/Volkswagen; GT-1: David Fershtand, Fort Worth, Texas, Chevrolet Corvette; GT-2: Mark Kirby, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Dodge Viper; GT-Lite: Nigel Saurino, Tulsa, Okla., MG Midget; Spec Miata: Matt Reynolds, Fair Oaks, Texas, Mazda Miata; Spec Racer Ford: Denny Stripling, McKinney, Texas, Spec Racer Ford; Super Touring Lite: Bob Schader, Longmont, Colo., Mazda MX-5; Super Touring Under: Anthony Simmers, Boulder, Neb., Volkswagen GTI; Touring 2: Preston Calvert, Potomac, Md., Ford Mustang; Touring 4: James Place, San Antonio, Texas, Acura GRS.