Though unable to drive to the track, 15 year old SCCA Rookie Tyler Vance put on a driving clinic at round two of the SCCA Cal Club Regional Championship with two Poles, two Wins and the fastest Spec Miata lap of the weekend at Willow Springs International Raceway... [read more]

Saturday - On a rain soaked track the young driver was second quickest overall in practice. Still wet during qualifying, Vance put the 85 on pole in class, 5th overall. The sun broke through for the main and turn one was interesting as the high horse power cars in T1 and ST pushed their way to the front. Vance was shuffled back to 2nd in class, but over the next few laps battled past out of class cars to recapture the lead and take the win. His first SCCA pole and victory.

Sunday - The rain was gone, but the 85 was fast again in practice. In qualifying he once again put it on Pole by nearly 2.5 seconds. A missed shift on the start nearly cost him the lead, but he was able to use slower traffic to his advantage and led the race from flag to flag, the only SM to finish on the lead lap. It was a tremendous weekend for the young driver who is eager to repeat in March when round three takes place at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, his favorite track in CA.

Tyler Vance is the first 15 year old in the country to receive his SCCA Competition License. For more information please visit Tyler Vance Racing or become a fan of Tyler Vance on Facebook.

We would like to thank our partners at Rush Motorsport and Sparco for their support.

Photo/Editorial: Tom Vance

1 comment:

  1. Great work Tyler!

    I love seeing people punch above their weight, keep it up! :-)