Smith Takes Third in SCCA Race

Carlsbad's R.K. Smith, driving a Corvette, finished third at the SCCA World Challenge race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. Smith, who started fifth in the 30-car field, was one of five drivers who completed 45 laps in the one-hour race.

Kim Baker of Wilbraham, Mass., and Bill Cooper of Novato finished first and second, respectively. Both were driving Corvettes.

Brian Said of Carlsbad and Peter Cunningham of Whitefish Bay, Wis., drove a Dodge Stealth to a seventh-place finish at the Firehawk Endurance Championship for IMSA Grand Sports and Touring street cars at the Portland (Ore.) International Speedway. The duo completed 111 laps in the scheduled three-hour race.

The winner was Nick Ham of Evergreen, Colo., and Rich Moskalik of Madison, Wis., in a Porsche 944 S2, who completed 116 laps (226 miles) in 3 hours 1 minute 9.302 seconds.

Other local finishers among the 37 entries included 25th-place Richard Jonc of Vista and T.C. Kline of Columbus, Ohio, in a BMW 325i, who completed 106 laps; 30th-place Joe Varde of Tampa, Fla., and Bob Kahn of La Jolla in a Chevrolet Camaro (102 laps); and 34th-place Bo Lemler of Bonita in a Dodge Stealth (32 laps).

Lemler qualified 16th in an 18-car field for today's 30-minute IMSA Supercar Championship race for exotic street cars. Lemler qualified in a Lotus X180R-T, averaging 78.836 m.p.h.

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