The culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and sacrifice took place at the 41stAnnual Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships in Lincoln, Neb. More than 1,500 competitors in various classes of vehicles took to the course in one of the largest grassroots motorsports events in the country.
When all was settled, drivers on BFGoodrich®Tires claimed eight titles. New to the scene this year was the latest in the companies’ arsenal of ultra-high performance tires. The BFGoodrich g-force Rival was launched earlier this year as a street legal race tire to complement the already successful g-Force R1 tire. With extreme grip and consistency, the Rival brought home six of the eight championships.
In addition to the titles, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires claimed 19 total top-three podium finishes including a sweep in the Street Touring FWD category for both men and women.
Gwen Baake of Bahama, NC claimed the D Stock Ladies division and Christine Grice of Redondo Beach, Calif. the A Street Prepared on the g-force R1-S tire, but it was the street touring and road tire categories where BFGoodrich Tires saw the most success.
“As always the on-track competition was quite strong this year,” said Peter Calhoun, motorsports manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Our newest tire, the g-force Rival, proved its mettle and was the tire of choice for many competitors. We congratulate all eight champions for continuing our tradition of success in grassroots motorsports and representing BFGoodrich on the podium.”
BFGoodrich SCCA National Champions:
ASPL- Christine Grice, Redondo Beach, Calif. - Mitsubishi Evolution IX, BFG g-Force R1-S
DSL- Gwen Baake, Bahama, N.C. - Audi TT, BFG g-Force R1-S
STF- Eric Sienkiewicz, Charlotte, N.C. - Mazda 3, BFG g-Force Rival
STFL- Katelyn Johnson, Plano, Tex. - Toyota Corolla, BFG g-Force Rival
RTA- Ron Williams, Topeka, KS, Audi TT, BFG g-Force Rival
RTF- Adam Barber, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. - Dodge SRT-4, BFG g-Force Rival
RTR- Michael Heinitz, San Diego, Calif. - Mazda MX-5, BFG g-Force Rival
RTRL- Teddie Alexandrova, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Honda S2000 CR, BFG g-Force Rival