Local Autocrosser Makes Good at Nationals

Andy on grid at recent SPOKES Autocross

Andy Hollis (a very active member of Texas SPOKES Sports Car Club) is THE man.

Gunning for the win in the SCCA Nationals

Here’s the scoop, courtesy of the SCCA website:

TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 13, 2008) –

Andy Hollis, of Austin, Texas, captured his third Hawk Super Challenge win of the season and swept both class honors and season Super Challenge honors at The Tire Rack® SCCA ProSolo Finale at Heartland Park Topeka.

Hollis started Saturday in a two-second hole behind the Kumho/Americas Tire/Bilstein/HAP Honda Civic Si of Lincoln, California’s Kevin McCormick in Street Touring® S competition, but made up the deficit to take the class by 0.221-second. It was Hollis’ seventh class win in nine 2008 events and gave him the season title in STS.

Hollis’ effort placed him 11th in the final Hawk Super Challenge bracket of the year. Unlike most of the competition, which saw breakouts by as much as six seconds, his Soulspeed/ART/GRM/PowerCurveDyno Honda Civic Si stood on its 34.840-second dial-in through the rounds and into the finale, giving him a head start in Rounds Two through Four and the Final. Only in the final, against 24th qualifier Jason Burns, of Red Lion, Pa., in his F Stock Strano Performance Ford Shelby Mustang, did Hollis break out from his dial-in time. It was Hollis’ second Hawk Super Challenge season title in the last three years.

Hollis wasn’t done with the STS class and Hawk Super Challenge Championships, as his Challenge win gave him enough points to clinch the season-long Honda Tuner Challenge. It wasn’t a perfect weekend, though, for Hollis, as Christopher Travis, of Carmel, N.Y., beat Hollis head-to-head for the Honda Hot Shoe Award in his Redshift/Hondadata/ASR/OmniPower Honda Civic. Travis also took Street Modified class honors and the season-long ProSolo Championship for the SM class.

I have met Andy, and gone back & forth with him on a forum post.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to engage him in any sort of real conversation.  Now I think I know why.  Andy is VERY focused on competing and improving on every run.  He takes autocrossing very seriously, and it shows in the results he has earned!

This is your choice, people, good consistent focus is an influential part of your path to become better Racing Ready.

Dan

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