In Super Cup, the story of the weekend were the 968's. These models were clearly dominate and had good drivers on board. The long high banks of Daytona favored the vario cams, and the 6 gears didnt hurt either.
New on the scene for Super Cup were a stable of cars out of the MidWest under preparation of Eurosport. The cars are well prepared with all good drivers, all of which who travel well. In fact, expect news shortly on a new Cup Chapter in the MidWest.
Karl Poeltl was odds on favorite to win headed into the weekend, but the drivers out of Eurosport were very game, taking 2nd thru 4th spots on the grid. Karl went into the championship race with a right front wheel bearing going south, but managed to bring the 968 home for the win. Dennis Hiffman turned times with .2 of a second to Karl, and took the checkered just 3.5 seconds back after 15 laps. Super Cup drivers will no doubt not miss Karl next year as he plans to head to World Challenge in a 2010 Cayman S.
In the Cup class, Mitch Richard fought his way back from a rain effected qualifying session that placed him back in the pack. This was Richard's first ever 944 Cup title.
Richard then held off a hard charging Fred Beasley who turned a best lap time just less than .1 of a second off of Richard's quick time. Steve Randolph fought off a group of determined competitors to take the last spot on the podium.
National & Regional Champions
n/a = none awarded | * = Chapters Retired Starting 2011