Monday, December 22, 2008

Season Points wrapup; TOP FIVE!

Mooresville, NC

38 drivers officially contested the NASA Southeast Spec Miata Championship for 2008. And while the SaySomethingImportant.com Spec Miata didn't run every race, the team did admirably. As they say, if you can't finish first, finish consistently...and the 88 car did.



Driver John Hammer says "We made the most out of a limited season; I knew we'd only be out for 8 or 9 races so we tuned the car conservatively." That paid off with solid points finishes in every race. "It was exciting; we ran our first full wet race (2nd fastest in practice, qualified 3rd!) and I had my first metal-on-metal contact after all these years of racing. To be honest, I'm bummed we couldn't sneak in one more weekend; the extra points would have moved us past Steve (Jones) for fourth overall. Still, you won't hear me complaining about a Top Five finish for the season!"

In the off season, the team will perform routine maintenance to the car, update the tires (which are changing for '09) and even contemplate the proposal of a "sub-class" within Spec Miata that could give them a more level playing field against other teams. Stay tuned for details!

2008 Season
Spec Miata
Jeffrey Walter 80 85 101 101 101 90 80 90 85 90 68 100 200 1271
Bernard Peterson 64 60 75 69 68 68 69 69 70 101 101 130 944
Jason Holland 65 65 85 85 85 85 65 75 85 85 138 918
Stephen Jones 69 67 66 70 63 66 75 68 136 680
John "Hammer" Palazzolo 80 80 69 75 61 65 68 70 568
Michael Moulton 68 61 80 70 70 69 132 550
Cliff Brown 100 70 68 70 150 458
Gary Giles 80 67 69 70 160 446
Chuck Jagoe 68 80 75 75 70 75 443
Mark Pombo 90 100 101 101 392
Sam Barnett 90 90 90 85 355
Craig Heyl 66 68 70 80 62 346
Jim Drago 70 90 90 90 340
Patrick Sandlin 69 75 85 100 329
Stephen Devinney 59 68 80 80 287
Mark Newcomer 61 69 75 80 285
Michael Hartberger 75 62 75 68 280
Stanley Brock 66 62 69 75 272
George Cornell 55 70 68 67 260
James Ryals 58 67 63 67 255
Danny Steyn 54 101 86 241
Tom Fowler 80 80 80 240
Peter Bogart 66 67 69 202
Mike Rossini 101 100 201
John Adamczyk 90 101 191
Todd Lamb 91 86 177
Johann Shwartz 85 91 176
Bob Hill 90 85 175
Giuseppe Evola 69 69 138
Matt Pombo 75 59 134
David Spencer 67 66 133
Philip Safriet 64 66 130
Bill Stewart 62 61 123
Jim Black 63 58 121
Jeff Brugger 67 67
Thomas Neel 66 66
Nick Pickell 60 60
Richard Burke‚Äźwaived 0

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