Records Break at BeaveRun

Big Beaver Borough - June 19, 2005

The 52nd running of the SCCA Cumberland National at BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex came to an official end on Sunday with 10 new lap records to boast.  The Sports Car Club of America was founded over 60 years ago and has grown to become the largest motorsports membership organization in the world.  The Steel Cities Region of the SCCA hosted approximately 200 competitors at BeaveRun through the weekend.  

Among those who competed were inventor of the Hans System, Jim Downing, 1996, 24 hours of Lemans winner and Graham Rahal, son of 1986 Indianapolis winner, Bobby Rahal.  Graham shattered the track record with a time of 52.603 seconds on the 1.52 mile track.    

23 Classes of cars raced in eight race groups for national points in order to compete in the SCCA National Run-Offs in September at Mid-Ohio.  Each of the winners at the Run-Offs is declared the national champion of their respective classes.  


EP Gary Martz of Canton, OH - Mazda RX-7 / 01:03.681

GTL Joe Kristensen of London, Ontario - Honda CRX / 01:02.782



FF Joe Parsons of Easton, PA - Swift DB-6 / 58.974



T1 Fred Baker of Bedford, OH - 04 Porsche 911 / 01:02.161

T2 Rob Hines of Arlington , VA - 02 Chevy Camaro / 01:05.135

SSC Lee Niffenegger of Delaware, OH - 00 Honda Civic Si / 01:10.961


GT1, GT2, GT3, AS

GT1 Bret Moyer of Pittsburgh, PA - Chevy Corvette / 55.174

AS Tom Sloe of Newbury, OH - Ford Mustang / 01:04.241



FA Graham Rahal of New Albany, OH - Swift 014 / 52.603

DSR Matthew DiRezo of Medford, NJ - Stohr DSR / 55.081



FP Marc Cefalo of West Pittson, PA - Mazda Miata / 01:05.774


52nd Cumberland Classic National Sportscar Winners

EP Gary Martz of Canton, OH - Mazda RX-7

SRF Nick Evans of Hillard, OH - Spec Racer Ford

FC Jeremy Hill of Toronto, Ontario - Photon HS1

T1 Andrew Aquilante of Chester Springs, PA - 05 Chevy Corvette

F500 Jeremy Swank of Centerville, OH - Invador QC-1

GT1 Amy Ruman of Kent, OH Chevy Corvette

FA Graham Rahl of Albany, OH - Swift 014

FP Mason Workman of Reynoldsburg, OH - Mazda Miata

For a complete list of results see the Steel Cities Region SCCA website at   

BeaveRun is located in Big Beaver Borough on State Route 18, two miles north of Exit 13 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Travel time from downtown Pittsburgh is about 45 minutes.  For further information, call BeaveRun at 724.535.1000, or visit


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Beth A.Silvaggi


BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex

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