Braselton, Georgia – Robbie Davis continued his dominance at Road Atlanta this weekend by winning his third straight SCCA National series race at the 2.5 mile 12 turn Road Atlanta Raceway. Robbie’s 2005 MINI Cooper S has been on the podium every race this season, but he never got to stand on the top step this year, until last weekend. Rob finished 2nd at Sebring International Raceway, 3rd at Carolina Motorsports Park and 2nd at Roebling Road Raceway, taking 2nd place in the division standings in the process. But this weekend Rob was determined to keep his streak alive and not let Mike Scornavacchi of Manheim, Pennsylvania get another Southeast Division win. Rob used the supercharged power of this Showroom Stock MINI Cooper S to power his way past Scornavacchi. Mike had qualified on the pole, continuing a streak of his own that goes back to Mike being the fastest qualifier at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs last fall in Topeka, Kansas. The two SSB class leaders swapped positions several times during the 18 lap race. At one point in the race the two immaculate showroom stock cars hit hard nose to tail when car from another class spun in front of them. The nose of Scornavacchi’s Pontiac Solstice hit the rear bumper and exhaust of Davis’ MINI, but both cars were able to continue. By the end of the race both cars had tire rubs (donuts as NASCAR calls them) down both sides of both cars, but neither driver ever hit hard enough or with the intent to spin the other. “This was the most intense race I’ve ever run”, said Robbie. “Mike raced me hard but clean and any contact was just close racing.”
Proving again that a Counterfeit MINI is no substitute for the real thing, team manager and proud father, Brad Davis finished 6th of 9 in the Showroom Stock C class that was won by Joe McClughan of New Braunfels, Texas.
The MINI of Charleston team hopes to gain some more points on Scornavacchi at the double National April 12th and 13th at Virginia International Raceway in Danville, Virginia.