Oscoda Wraps Up ProSolo Regular Season

Mark Shrivivasta continues his run in C Street; Whiteners prevail in STS and L1

The last Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo on the schedule before next month’s ProSolo Finale took place in Oscoda, Mich., in early August. While Oscoda has hosted many ProSolo events, this was the first time the series visited Oscoda in six years. Entries for this event were 60 percent higher than any previous Oscoda ProSolo due to fantastic support from SCCA’s Great Lakes Division members.

Dave Feighner had the tall task of making two symmetrical courses on the concrete pad and managed to nail the design, with his courses being met with positive feedback all weekend.  Weather cooperated until Challenge rounds as competitors saw dry runs in every heat for competition runs Saturday and Sunday.

It was anticipated that competition would be tight in C Street, but unexpected was the entire field to all be within a second of each other. Mark Shrivastava took the win and David Alessandrini had to settle for second place by 0.059sec after cone trouble. Brian Garfield came in just 0.016sec behind in third, with Julian Garfield taking the fourth and final trophy spot in the all ND Miata class.

David Whitener came all the way from Fort Worth to take the win in Street Touring Sport by 0.884sec over Todd Kunze. Barely missing the runner-up position, Gerry Terranova was 0.006sec back in third, and Kevin Donavan claimed the final trophy spot.  David’s wife, Kim, was also victorious in Ladies Class 1 over Shelly Monfort in second, Tamra Hunt in third, Heather Mann-Everett in fourth, and Stephanie Reeve in fifth in the 14-driver class.

The final stop on the Tire Rack ProSolo Tour is the Finale in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept.1-3, the prelude to the Tire Rack Solo National Championships which takes place later than week.

In Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo National Series, Match Tour and Solo Championship Tour events, Mazda offers competitors up to $275 for a win, $175 for second, $150 for third, $125 for fourth and $100 for a fifth-place finish via its contingency program. Challenge winners in the ProSolo series reap rewards courtesy of Mazda with $350 for a win and $250 for a second-place finish.

Mazda’s contingency payouts get even more generous for season-ending events, with SCCA ProSolo points winners earning up to $850 for first, $550 for second and $300 for third, while SCCA Solo National Championship competitors can claim up to $850 for a win, $550 for second, $300 for third, $200 for fourth and $125 for fifth. Solo Triad winners receive a $600 bonus through Mazda, and one Solo competitor will qualify for Mazda’s $20,000 Advancement Scholarship.

SCCA ProSolo
Oscoda, Mich., Aug. 4-7, 2017
Mazda Class Winners
C Street: Mark Shrivastava; Alexandria, Va.; 2016 MX-5
Street Touring Roadster: Ian Stewart; Orlando, Fla.; 2016 MX-5
Street Touring Sport: David Whitener; Fort Worth, Texas; 1992 Miata
Ladies 1: Kim Whitener; Fort Worth, Texas, 1992 Miata
Bump Class 4: Billy Davis; Auburn Hills, Mich.; 1991 Miata (CSP)