The final Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour of 2018 took place again at Watkins Glen International. For drivers in 27 different car classes, the weekend hosted by SCCA’s Glen Region represented the last chance to garner a victory and accumulate points toward the championship that concludes with the 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway this October.
The weekend ended with a lot of sweeps by Mazda drivers, with every Saturday winner repeating on Sunday, save in Super Touring Lite – all of this happening despite changing weather conditions that threw a lot of drivers for a loop.
The sweep included Spec Miata, where the critical strategic thinking started before the race began. A band of rain came through and dampened the course before the start. On grid, SM competitors were out of their cars and chatting with one another about whether to use dry or rain tires. The conclusion was dry rubber, with the general consensus being, “Well, we’re all in this together.”