Ellis Wins SCCA Division American Sedan Championship
Tom Ellis driving is Steeda Autosports prepared and equipped Mustang captured the Sports car Club of America Southeast Division Championship in the highly competitive American Sedan Class. In only his second year of SCCA National Competition, Eliis beat 2004 Champion Bob Eubanks also driving a Steeda equipped Mustang in a very close points race for the Championship, which was not decided until the final race at the beautiful Virginia International Raceway. located near Danville Virginia.
Despite a balky gearbox, Ellis was able to finish second ahead of Eubanks who ran third, providing Steeda equipped Mustangs two out of three spots on the victory podium. Both Tom and Bob have qualified for the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, presented by Kohler, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this coming September 19-25, in Lexington Ohio.
Tom Ellis credits his successful season to his Palm Express Racing Crew Chief, Jose Carbonel who covers the many details involved getting the Mustang to the track and getting setup for each event. He also is most appreciative to the Steeda Autosports Team of Steve Chichisola, Chad Coy and Sam Cory. These talented individuals totally refurbished the Mustang. With Steve Chicisola, building the bottom end of the 5.0L engine, Coy handling the assembly of the engine, suspension, brakes and Sam Cory responsible for all the electrical components. Both Chad Coy and Sam Cory traveled to the races to dial the Mustang in at each track.