The final leg of SCCA’s Hoosier Super Tour series took place this weekend at Watkins Glen.
Despite the small field the Spec Miata class included perennial Watkins Glen winner Tyler Kicera as well as local hot shoes Nick Leverone and Ralle Rookey.
In qualifying Ralle Rookey put his Rossini powered Spec Miata on the front row alongside Tyler Kicera with Rossini team mate Danny Steyn in 3rd place alongside Nick Leverone.
At the start, the front row accelerated then slowed, and as they slowed the green flag was waved and the 2nd row was able to leap frog the front row. Leverone got through T1 first with Steyn on his tail with Amy Mills, Tyler Kicera and Ralle Rookey in close contention. Kicera forced himself ahead of Steyn into T6 and started to team up with Leverone and tried to create a gap to Steyn. Rookey had fallen out of the draft and was several seconds adrift.
Despite working together, Steyn was able to hang with Leverone and Kicera, and eventually pushed Kicera ahead of Leverone. Once the pass was made, Steyn and Kicera started to open a gap on Leverone and Rookey. Steyn tried to find a way past Kicera and on the last lap was able to pass Kicera going into the bus stop. They went throught he bus stop side by side, and side by side through the carousel, and Kicera was able to complete the pass through T6.
Steyn tried hard to make the another passing attempt by Kicerra prevailed by 0.16 seconds. Leverone finished 3rd with Ralle Rookey in 4th. Kicera’s fast lap of 2:16.017 was 64/1,000ths faster than Steyn, who had the fastest first and third sectors of the race.
The final Hoosier Super Tour Race of 2017 takes place at 10:40 am EST. Follow along at www.scca.com/live