Evans wins second consecutive racing title
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Randy Evans, a South Shore resident for the past 24 years, recently won his second straight SCCA San Francisco Region Improved Touring “S” Class Championship.
Using his 1990 Mazda RX-7, Evans won 11 out of a possible 12 races in the series. Evans also managed to break lap records at raceways such as Laguna Seca in Monterey, Infineon in Sonoma (formerly known as Sears Point) and Thunderhill Raceway in Willows.
“We’re so lucky to have three of the nation’s best raceways right here in Northern California’s backyard,” said Evans, a local businessman. “It’s like camping out with a purpose. You end up making friends with people from all over the West Coast who you might not ever meet if it were not for the shared passion of motorsports and cars.”
Evans’ team sponsor is OhmyGodracing.com and he said he gets lots of help from friends Marc and Jason Hoover of Hoover Motorsports in Cameron Park outside of Sacramento. Locally, Evans gets help from Ken’s Tire Center, Graphic Express, Signs of Tahoe and Meyers Auto Care.
“When I look back on the last two years, I can’t give myself all the credit for my success,” Evans said. “There are things that have happened during the season that may appear to be luck to some but I call it something else.”
During the 2005 season, Evans will be campaigning a Mazda Miata in the SCCA’s “Spec” Miata Series, a contest that typically attracts more than 50 entrants. Evans is looking forward to another year of intense racing that this class offers.
“All the Miatas are set up exactly alike, for the most part, and your are door-to-door for thirty minutes with some of the best drivers on the West Coast.”