DriveAutoX at Grissom AFB 2018 Results & Photos- SCB


OPTIMA Batteries' DriveAutoX Series, presented by FM3 Performance Marketing is a different kind of autocross event. The courses tend to be very long and competitors are only asked to be safe, have fun and enjoy friendly competition. There is no course work required in OPTIMA's DriveAutoX Series, so if a competitor isn't behind the wheel of their car knocking down cones, they're not required to go pick up someone else's. Competitors are also divided into six different classes for competition.

As the name suggests, the SCB Class is for sport compact cars that are boosted and can have four or six-cylinder engines or two-rotor configurations, but no all-wheel drive cars are allowed in this class. Those vehicles would include various BMWs, Mazdas and MINIs, among others. Competitors spend all day Saturday laying down the fastest times possible with a last-chance qualifier Sunday morning, before being slotted into an eight-car elimination bracket. The top-eight finishers in each class are a result of that elimination format, with positions outside of the top-eight determined by their fastest time. There are also drivers who share vehicles, in which case, the drivers determine who will run the car in the next round, if they happen to advance and face each other. There's room to grow in the SCB Class, so be sure to check out upcoming dates at

The results and photos from the DriveAutoX event held at Grissom Reserve Air Force Base in Peru, Indiana are below:

Ryan Finch2002 BMW M31
Brian Johns1993 Mazda RX72
Mike Wolf1972 Datsun 240Z3
Brad Yonkers2002 BMW M34
Quentin Yarie1972 Datsun 240Z5
Paul Nielander2006 MINI Cooper S6