The David Pina Years, 1975 to Date
David Pina bought #00701 on June 1st 1975. David repainted the car white with blue side panels and, from 1976 to 1977 he started competed in Solo 1 and Solo 2 Classes. This racing included the 1/4 mile banked oval at San Jose Speedway.
During 1977 David attended SCCA School at Holtville and Willow Springs. Later that year, until 1979, David raced in D Production at Sears Point and Laguna Seca. 1978 was a very successful year indeed, with 5 First in Class finishes and 1 Second in Class. These results brought David the D Production Regional Championship in that year.
1979 was unfortunately a disastrous year and included 4 'Did Not Starts' and 1 'Did Not Finish'. Initially planning to 'sit out' the 1980 season to spend more time with his family, David finally decided to retire from racing altogether. That was until 1999, when David decided on a full restoration of #00701. In the year 2000, 21 years after being laid up, #00701 was back autocrossing, albeit in grey primer, once again with David behind wheel.
I will be updating these pages with David's progress.
David Pina's #00701 Gallery
Images of SRL311-00701 under David Pina's ownership
|David at the wheel of #00701 - Sears Point|
|Another shot of David and #00701 at speed|
|David with #00701 after another victory|
#00701's Results under David Pina's ownership
|Date||Venue||Result (if known)|
|4/3-4/1976||Sears Point Regional||n.k.|
|4/7/1977||Laguna Seca Time Trial||DNS|
|8/7/1977||San Jose Speedway, Solo 1||1st|
|9/23-24/1977||Can Am Sears Point Regional||5th (Blown Tyre)|
|10/1977||Sears Point, Solo 1||1st|
|11/5/1977||Sears Point Regional||1st|
|11/6/1977||Sears Point RDC Enduro||Broke axle at 1hr|
|4/22/1978||Sears Point Regional||1st|
|5/19-22/1978||Sears Point Regional/Trans Am||1st|
|6/3-4/1978||Laguna Seca Regional||1st|
|7/15-16/1978||Laguna Seca Regional||2nd|
|1st Pacific Coast RRC, Sears Point||DNF|
|10/21/78||Laguna Seca Regional||1st|
|8/10/1979||Sears Point National||DNS|
|9/22-23/1979||2nd Pacific Coast RRC, Sears Point||DNS|