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Mazda RX-8 wins SCCA Solo2 National Championship!
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 9:41pm

By: Jason Isley

Kumho Motorsports Mazda RX-8 wins SCCA Solo2 National Championship

Thirty two drivers showed up to do battle in B Stock at the Sports Car Club of America Solo2 National Champions in Topeka, KS. In this class the RX-8 is the new kid on the block among a number of Nissan 350Z's, BMW M3's, Toyota MR2 Turbo's and the class favorite Porsche 968.

After the first day of competition the RX-8's were holding down the top four spots in the class with the 968 in the 5th spot. Phillip Weber was in 1st followed by Eric Jones, Jason Isley and Joe Goeke.

On day two the overall lead changed hands on the first run when Isley set a blistering time that would stand up as the second fastest of day.

It was a great year for Mazda with the RX-8 taking 8 of the 9 trophy spots in B Stock.

For Isley it was his first SCCA National Championship. Earlier in the season he also scored the first SCCA Prosolo win for the RX8 at the Fontana, CA race. Isley has raced a number of Mazda products in the past but spent the last five years in a Corvette. Isley said “it was great to get back into a Mazda, they have a great racer support program and the cars are awesome. I was also very excited to bring them the first B Stock class championship”.

In 2006 Isley will return in the RX-8 to defend his title again with primary sponsor Kumho Tires on board.

More RX-8 Solo Championship pics at: Chris Hammond.Com

2005 The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships Results for BS-Friday Top 10

T 1 48 Jason Isley 2005 Mazda RX-8 Slv 114.202

T 2 94 Joe Goeke 2005 Mazda Rx-8 Blk 114.798
Kirkland, WA Team Butt Heat!

T 3 168 Ron Bauer 1995 Porsche 968 Red 114.861
Renton, WA Kumho / Bauerspeed Racing / Team Butt Heat

T 4 166 Keith P Casey 2004 Mazda RX-8 Grn 114.883
Somerset, MA

T 5 93 Eric D Jones 2004 Mazda RX-8 Blu 115.104
Austin, TX WithoutAClue Racing/RTRT

T 6 82 Phillip A. Weber 2004 Mazda RX-8 Gry 115.176
Boerne, TX

7 58 Randall Noll 2004 Mazda RX8 Blu 115.487
Carlsbad, CA

T 8 191 Mark A Sipe 2005 Mazda RX-8 Wht 115.526
Keller, TX KONI - MazdaSpeed - Truechoice - Mazmart

T 9 91 G.H. Sharp 2005 Mazda RX-8 Wht 115.830
Kernersville, NC SF Motorsports

10 196 Christopher J Hammon 2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Blu 116.632

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