Dickey Racing Prepares for
2009 SCCA Runoffs



SCCA National Road Racing

Granbury, Texas

August 2009

As the 2009 Sports Car Club of America road racing season draws to a close, Granbury road racer Richard Dickey sets his goals on the SCCA Runoffs at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This is a change in venue for the Runoffs. The prestigious event had been held at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas for the past few years but has yielded little success for the two time SCCA Divisional Champion. “Yep, we’ve had a couple of marginal finishes in the past two years,” remarked Dickey. “We chose the wrong tires in the 2007 rain race, and in 2008 we had electrical problems in qualifying which cost us a good starting position. Consequently we got tied up in traffic and ended up with some contact and a broken valve stem.”

The Mazda pilot is looking forward to putting the silver and green Kelly Racing Enterprises RX-8 through its paces around the beautiful and heavily wooded 4 mile road course. Dickey feels they have an advantage on this course. When ask why he replied, “The RX-8 has great top end speed and with the new spring package, we should give the Hondas a run for their money. I’ve barely used fifth gear in this car, let alone sixth. The long straights at Road America will give me a chance to air this baby out.”
The Runoffs pit the top point leaders from each class of nine geographic divisions throughout the country. Dickey, an accomplished road racing specialist, has track records at virtually every road course in the Southwest Division. We ask him how he can be so confident of his performance when he may not get to run against some of the other Runoffs guys during the season at all. “You keep track of the other guys with the internet and compare their times to times you’ve had at that track previously. That gives you a good indication. Also, track records are always a good indicator. If you keep breaking track records, you can’t be doing too badly.”

Dickey Racing would like to thank our supporters Kelly Racing Enterprises, Wickline Motorsports, Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development, barbaraterry.com, Motorsport Sales of Dallas, Nissan Motorsports, Track Tek Racing Fuels, and local Granbury sponsors A-1 Paint and Body, Donny’s Auto Body, Granbury Muffler, Quality Automotive, Discount Tire of Granbury, Barking Rocks Winery, and JCS Import Services.



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