PanAm's Stan Czacki scored the hat trick at Phoenix International Raceway on Jan. 16 + 17- two wins from the SSB pole both days. Sunday's race was relatively easy as Stan built an early lead and almost lapped the 2nd place SSB car, an ex Bob Schader BMW Z4 driven by Rick Shively of Colorado. Although repeating his pole time Monday, Stan did not have an easy race that day! Two lengthy cautions for dust ups in other classes allowed Shively to close on Stan and take away the lead.....one of the passes was relatively costly as the BMW contacted the Camaro and bent a front tie rod causing excessive toe in. The handicapped Camaro managed to turn laps within .008 secs of the BMW, and Stan was able to pull ahead in traffic despite a final caution that only left one racing lap.
Plans for the remainder of the year are not yet firm, but Stan will most likely run at least two more races and those will be in Texas to register points in SWDiv with the intent being to meet the minimum requirements to receive a Runoffs invite.