Dr. Paul C. Kaiser of Troutville, graduate of Salem High School and Roanoke College, claimed his first National Road Race Championship at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
In the FFR Class No. 8 Paul Kaiser, from Virginia, pulled away from the field on lap nine and never looked back, winning in his Factory Five Racing Cobra, posting a fast lap of 1:38.407. In second was the pole sitter No. 64 Scott McKay, Florida, and third was No. 5 Paul Arnold, from Tennessee.
“I couldn’t be happier. This has been a long time coming,” Kaiser said. “We’ve worked hard the past few years, and we really worked on our car preparation. I really want to thank Jeff Bowles who setup my car. There’s nobody better than Bowles. The car was a dream. Seven is my lucky number, this my seventh time here, and I was born on the seventh. McKay is a three-time champion, in any sporting event that is hard to do. I am happy to beat him today. I want to thank my family for helping me do this and for all of their support.”
Submitted by Paul Kaiser