For the first time in two seasons, David Newton and the 1960 Miss Thriftway has been beaten in 1/10 scale vintage.
By one of its own drivers, nonetheless.
Paxton Reunanen drove his own 1963 Coe-Z-Miss to victory at the 2022 ERCU Seafair Trophy Race on Saturday, May 7 in Lacey. He beat Newton in Kerry Kjos's 1960 Miss Thriftway in the final. Reunanen is Newton's backup driver in Kjos Racing's stable.
Reunanen also took first in the 1/10 scale classic, driving Chuck Murray's 1983 Miss Houston to a win in the final. Mike Hughes rounded out the 1/10-scale victories, taking the modern final with his 1991 Winston Eagle.
Paul Dunlap, driving Nelson Holmberg's 2021 Graham Trucking, came from behind to overtake David Heilbrunn's 2021 Goodman Real Estate and win the 1/7 scale modern final from the trailer. Dunlap started the day as a rookie in 1/7 scale and needed to start five seconds behind the starting cannon. He was able to unwind the five second delay and take the win in the modern final. Gerry Bordon took first in the 1/7 scale vintage final with his 1969 Parco's O-Ring Miss, which marks two wins in two races for the boat.
For the first time in the history of 1/7 scale racing, there was a classic class, and with his 1970 Pay 'n Pak Hemi, Newton held off Craig Mullen's very fast 1975 Pay 'n Pak Winged Wonder.