That’s a wrap on the 2018 Solo Nationals. By all measures, the week was a great success, despite the “biblical” levels of rain. Luckily, all the rainy Solo events we’ve hosted in the New England Region this year may have given our drivers a leg up on the competition. We’re going to keep that “glass-half-full” approach to this season. But overall, the region should be extremely proud of how we were represented at Nationals, the level of competition our drivers brought, all the fun, excitement, and quality sportsmanship.
And it’s official. SCCA announced that 2018 set the record for the highest level of participation and entries for a Solo Nationals. 1357 drivers took a start on the Concrete Beach in Lincoln, NE last week. Way to go Autocross drivers!!
With the theme for the week being “Game of Cones,” the parodies and word plays on all things Game of Thrones showed the wit and humor of our Solo drivers. Our NER “House Bolt On” and “House Tiregaryen” crew sure is punny!
Last week, Pit Talk posted daily updates from SCCA and drivers at the event. Be sure to visit that page to read some of the highlights. Also take a minute to browse through the NER Autocross Facebook page, as well as the SoloMatters Facebook page for tons of photos and moments from the week. Links to the dozens of YouTube videos from the week is also included down below.
NER 2018 Solo Nationals Champions
EP: Ryan Field
ESPL: Becca Nell
GSL: Barbara Seeger
SMF: Brian Kuehl
SMFL: Ginette Jordan – Her 13th National Championship!!
NER Podium Finishers
AM: Robert Barone – 5th Place
AS: Mark Sarcevicz – 4th Place
ASL: Lana Tsurikova – 2nd Place
BSL: Susan Fenwick – 4th Place
CSP: Billy Davis – 4th Place
DSP: Tamra Hunt – 2nd Place
DSP: Andrew Krystinik – 5th Place
EP: Justin Chen – 3rd Place
ESP: PJ Corrales – 2nd Place
ESP: Bryan Mancuso – 3rd Place
ESPL: Jojo Corrales-Kean – 2nd Place
HS: Nik Finn – 3rd Place
JA: Kimsoo Gopnik – 2nd Place
SMFL: Kathleen Barnes – 4th Place
STR: Mark Dudek – 4th Place
STR: William Koscielny – 5th Place
The full list of ALL RESULTS from Solo Nationals, as well as all NER RESULTS are available to download.
“I am so proud of all the NER team— we were kind and proud and brought a large number of first time nationals Drivers.” ~ Kathy Barnes
Photo by Pam Davis