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Shawn Marie Kiesel 2008 E Mod Ladies Solo National Champion

by Scott HearneJune 16, 2009
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Shawn Marie Kiesel is a relative newcomer on the national Solo scene but in the short time she has been in the sport she has notched two National Championships in two different but related cars. Both have been powered by turbocharged Mazda rotary engines with her latest victory coming behind the wheel of the family [...]

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Jeff Kiesel 2008 E Modified Solo & M1 Pro Solo National Champion

by Scott HearneJune 4, 2009
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As an individual who is adept at thinking outside the box Jeff Kiesel has one again shown with a little imagination and a lot of hard work in a class that doesn’t have a lot of restrictions he can rise above the rest. He put the smack down again on E Modified in 2008 to [...]

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Merideth Brown 2008 E Stock Ladies Solo Champion

by Scott HearneJune 2, 2009
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In a class that has inarguably been the providence of the Toyota MR2 for that past few years Meredith Brown has once again proved that she has the measure of her competitors by adding another jacket to her closet. As a member of the Sports Car Club del Valley Rio Grande (a chapter of the [...]

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Kevin Wenzel 2008 F Street Prepared National Champion

by Scott HearneMay 28, 2009
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In a car that puts down power from an end of the car that he is not the most familiar and one that is also not commonly perceived to be competitive, the 2008 F Street Prepared National Champion Kevin Wenzel showed that he still has the moxie to compete at the highest level. Moving away [...]

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Eric Leichtel 2008 FSAE Solo Champion

by Scott HearneMay 26, 2009
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watch?v=mCb-d1kSgjcStill run as a Supplementary class Formula SAE has nevertheless shown an increase in participation. Heavily promoted by Professor Bob Woods of the University of Texas, Arlington the class is poised to become a fixture of the SCCA. With a second consecutive Championship Hailing from Texas Region SCCA driving the UTA FSAE car on Hoosier [...]

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Mike Hearne 2008 C Street Prepared Solo DFL

by Mike HearneApril 21, 2009
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We have spent a lot of time profiling the National Champions from both the 2008 Solo National Championship and 2008 Pro Solo Championship. While we think everyone finds these glimpses into the life and mind of the Champions useful and sometimes entertaining there are many more people who make up the sport of Solo. As [...]

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Chris Cutrer 2008 G Prepared Ladies Solo National Champion

by Scott HearneApril 16, 2009
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Friend of Randy Herrick and daughter of Bill, Chris Cutrer has stepped out of the shadows to claim her Second G Prepared Ladies National Championship. A resident of host city Topeka, Kansas Chris drove the family 1979 Fiat X 1/9 on Hoosier tires to victory at the 2008 Solo National Championship. She is a member [...]

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Kim Wilson 2008 D Prepared Ladies Solo Champion

by Scott HearneApril 9, 2009
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Multi-time National Champion Kim Wilson had to make room in her closet to add another jacket in 2008. Driving the Team Blender Blaster Toyota MR-S on Hoosier tires owned by the CEO of Team Blender Blaster, Tracy Ramsey, Kim became the 2008 D Prepared Ladies National Champion. Originally hailing from the Chicago area but now [...]

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Joey Montelo 2008 Formula Junior A Solo Champion

by Scott HearneApril 2, 2009
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With a supportive family and inter-brother competition, Joey Montelo emerged as the first ever FJA Kart Champion at the 2008 Solo National Championship. Residing in the Chicago area and a member of the Chicago Region SCCA, Joey drove a Blue Biesse Kart with a Yamaha KT- 100 engine on Bridgestone tires.

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