With the Sports Car Club of America’s championship, the Runoffs, held at Daytona International Speedway this year, Flatout Motorsports was bound to have a major presence.
Company president Nick Leverone, Adam Desrosiers, Andrew Burke, Jerry Rigoli, and Flatout office manager Jody Leverone crewed, while Nick, Amy Mills, Whit Gregg, Joe Cooley, Tim Estes, and Eric Thompson competed.
In such an action-packed week it’s hard to pick out individual highlights, but we had plenty. In Spec Miata, Nick got punted early on but fought back up for a strong finish. That race, held under the lights, concluded with an amazing fireworks display. Which reminds us: huge thanks to Mazda Motorsports for their support!
In the STL class, leverone finished fifth after an epic front-of-the-pack battle against a pair of Hondas. Jon Farbman’s DrillMaster Miata ran like a top! Tim Estes finished 11th in a very competitive field in his RX-7, while Amy and Whit formed a kick-ass husband-wife drafting team, passing cars right on the high banks.
Flatout clients Eric Thompson and Joe Cooley deserve a special mention. When Eric’s engine blew before his STL and STU races, Joe gallantly provided a car. Eric had to start at the tail end of the field due to the last-minutes swap—but he drove like a madman, winning the Hard Charger award in both races! As if that weren’t enough, Eric’s pregnant wife flew in to surprise him!
What a week, what an event. But stay tuned for more news; we’re not letting off the throttle one bit, and before you know it we’ll be moving south for our Winter Series!