More than 40 cars from the NASA Great Lakes and Midwest regions descended on Gingerman Raceway the weekend of June 22 and 23 for crossover regional Time Trial competition. Both regions were represented by some well-prepped cars and there was some intense action on track.
Ray Sweers took home the hardware both days in TTU, pushing his Dodge Viper to a new track record of 1:34.067. Derek Mortland and his Ford Focus ZX3 captured TTF bragging rights both days with a best time of 1:59.950. I see a pattern developing here, as Jason Kohler won TTE both days in his Miata with a best time of 1:47.244. Austin Cabot set the pace both days in his Scion FRS for TTD, with a best time of 1:45.578.
TTC was dominated by John Eiler and his Lotus Elise while Luke Perkowski scored the win on Saturday in TTB. Jeremiah Fox won TTB on Sunday with Perkowski in second. Jim McKamey brought his rather exotic-looking Corvette out to play in TT3, taking the win both days on his way to establishing a new track record of 1:35.181. Finally, in TT2, Geff Sawtelle and John Alley both had their Corvette Z06s on track, and Sawtelle established a new track record of 1:34.431 for that class. As you can tell, the level of competition just keeps ratcheting up in the Great Lakes and MidwestTime Trial groups as the competitors pursue the many generous contingencies sponsored by Hoosier Tires, Hawk Brakes and others.