1. David Petruska: 154
2. Michael Niemann: 154
3. Alan Gjedsted: 114
4. David Allen: 104
5. Gregory Evans: 86
6. Fred Peterson: 78
7 Bob Murillo: 76
8 Joe Kalinowski: 64
9 David Anderson: 62
10 Joshua Fine: 60
The rest of the points can be found here: regional championship points standings
The reason why I'm occupying the fifth spot is because of last weekend. I got no points in the Sealed class because of the fact we had to break the seals in order to fix the engine. During the season we are allowed two drop races, which means only the highest 11 points earnings will count towards the championship. I've now used both of my drop races. Everything from here on goes on the board.
I'm finding racing with the SCCA most enjoyable. My fellow racers are a friendly bunch. Most racers are friendly, but the guys in Spec Miata take it to the next level. They're extended family. If you need a part, or a helping hand, they will share. If you need advice, they will share. Gentleman's racing is definitely still alive and kicking. Obviously in SCCA club racing there isn't that professional bent, but that also removes the win at all costs attitude that tends to go with it.
I wanna help the club along a little bit so I'm volunteering to man a new member signup booth at the Grand Am event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the 9th next month. I won't be deskbound all day so I will be able to roam around and take photos for you guys, as well as talk to some teams and network a bit. Grand Am is a real option for me to move up the ranks so meeting people in the paddock will be important.
Finally, I'll leave you with the 6th regional race onboard footage. It's not terribly exciting but it's still racing. I mostly chase the white #40 driven by Kyle Gayman. He was proving really tough to get by and I ended up only having one chance to do it in the whole race. Unfortunately it wasn't enough.
There is a full course caution behind the safety car in the middle of the race for a beached car in turn 6. Again, I'm racing in the SMT class this time due to the broken seals situation. This was after the car was fixed, and I was able to qualify for the race. I started 13th overall, and finished 13th overall (12th in class).