One fast Feller: Provisional H Production pole still belongs to Michigan driver
LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 21, 2016) – Tom Feller backed up Tuesday’s performance by going faster and holding on to the provisional pole for H Production at the 2016 Sports Car Club of America’s National Championship Runoffs at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Feller, from Holland, Mich., has won the pole in H Production the last two years. He improved upon Tuesday’s effort by nearly a mile an hour as he toured the 2.258 Mid-Ohio venue at an average speed of 80.956 mph.
Feller races on Goodyear tires. Competitors in H Production are free to select their brand of tires.
This year, the SCCA has scheduled each qualifying session at about the same time of day the classes will race on the weekend, giving each team a feel for the possible ambient racing conditions on race day. Feller and his fellow H Production drivers have practiced in the afternoons all week in preparation for their expected 3:30 p.m. start Saturday.
Goodyear, Corinth, Texas, remains on the provisional pole in Formula Mazda but Jarret Voorhies was fastest on Wednesday. Voorhies averaged 91.157 mph on his best lap Wednesday. Voorhies lives in Cresson, Texas. Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for Formula Mazda.
Cliff Ebben held on to the top spot in GT1 without turning a lap Wednesday. Ryan McManus, Westfield Center, Ohio, posted the fastest lap in Wednesday’s session but his 96.780 mph lap fell just short of the track record Ebben set Tuesday at 99.220 mph. Ebben, Freedom, Wisc., and several other GT1 drivers, stayed off the track Wednesday.
Goodyear employs about 66,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 countries. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.