New employee, new cars, new series!
It’s been our busiest year ever, and the beat goes on.
Flatout clients Steve Tullman and Max Tullman have launched a full-bore Porsche campaign in IMSA’s GT3 Cup Challenge. Their first race, August 21-23 at Virginia International Raceway, was fantastic. Max finished third – a podium in his first pro bid! – while Steve put together an impressive qualifying run, sitting second on grid after wrecking early (the crew got his car buttoned up!).
That was a split weekend for Team Flatout; we supported Sam Giardella, Wendy Cappola, David Quinlan, Doug Fambrough, and new Arrive & Driver David Kuchrawy at the first-ever SCCA Regional held at Palmer [MA] Motorsports Park. On Sunday, Fambrough stole the spotlight, racing from last (due to a car swap) to first in SM!
August 14-16 found us at New Jersey Motorsports Park supporting Amy Mills, Neal Walker, and Kurt Mueller. Great racing all around!
August 7-9 was also a split weekend. Longtime hotshoe Eric Thompson and Greg Tewes ran at Pocono International Raceway. Meanwhile, a large contingent went south to Daytona, prepping for the upcoming SCCA Runoffs. Company president Nick Leverone raced, as did Mills, Neal Walker, Jim Walker, and the Tullmans. Look out, Runoffs: Team Flatout will be ready!
July 31-August 1, we were closer to home at New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s annual Racing Against Leukemia weekend. As is our custom, we offered track rides, raising $800 in the process. Tom Mariano, Flatout’s own Jody Leverone, Doug Fisher, and Fambrough all shone. Jody snared a pair of podiums in ITA, while Fisher nailed the third-fastest lap time in the competitive SM class.
July 17-19 we were at Watkins Glen, where Mark Anthony and Bob Varca joined Mariano and Fambrough for an outstanding weekend.
July 10-11, Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports park was the venue. James McCann and the Tullmans raced hard and well, as did Hugh and Craig McHaffie.
We opened July with an SCCA Major at the Glen. Leverone, Mills, Whit Gregg, and Yiannis all had a ball.
Of course, none of this happens without phenomenal crew support. The Leverones, Jerry Rigoli, Adam Desrosiers, Yvette Tenorio, Andrew Burke, Seamus Erskine, Rob Newton, and Evan Consolazio all deserve a hand. Whether they’re at the track or pulling off miracles at the shop, we rely on them!
Finally, join us in welcoming David Goulet to the team! David has quickly made himself indispensable in the shop, and he looks forward to crewing at the track as well.