Blue Ridgers at Verona Autocross

Five of the 42 drivers at Shenandoah’s autocross on June 27 were from Blue Ridge Region.  Sharon and Evans Reynolds shared their 1988 911, Dan and Dawn DeHart shared their gray 2010 Cayman S and Greg Micheal drove his silver 1999 911 all by himself.  Greg did a good job all by himself and was the second quickest Porsche on this day.  Jonathon Newhall in a 2006 Carrera S was the quickest Porsche and William Cruz’s 2021 Toyota Supra was the quickest overall.  A friend of the Blue Ridge Region, Sherry Westfall, took honors in the Ladies Division. 

There is always a good mix of cars at this autocross; there were 17 Porsches (8 Caymans, 7 911’s, a Boxster and a 914), 11 Miata’s, plus Mustangs, Camaros, Corvettes, Honda S2000, Fiat Arbath, an Audi S4 and a Lotus 7.  The most entertaining car was a supercharged Jaguar that had led all cars in backwards and sideways travel. 

Shenandoah runs a great event at the Verona Government Center.  The venue has ample parking, convenient restrooms, shade and view of the course.  This was Dawn’s first autocross, and she expects to drive again in the future, (without me in the front seat to slow her down).  She was glad to see other women driving, (I have always seen women driving at prior autocrosses at this location).  Next Verona Autocross is August 15; we should plan for more Blue Ridge Region drivers to participate then.

Photos

White 911 is Evans (white helmet) and Sharon Reynolds (black helmet)

Black Audi is Eric Boody (he runs timing equipment for Shenandoah)

Jaguar is Jonathon Newhall

Fiat driver is unknown

Dawn took some photos with her phone of me driving will forward to you separately

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