TORRANCE, Calif. - It wasn't really supposed to happen. A Scion taking a national championship in road racing. But that's exactly what happened at NASA's third annual national championship at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course this past weekend. Driver Dan Gardner and the Jackson-Dawson team brought home the title in Performance Touring C. And they also won overall in Race Group J, being the first car to cross the finish line out of almost 60. It's a world first for Scion, a brand launched just five short years ago.
"It still hasn't quite sunk in," said Gardner. "I knew we had the juice to have a respectable finish, but to win it...to win the national championship, that's something special. It was no cakewalk; that's for sure. We battled until the end. For me personally, coming off a broken right foot, it was a huge challenge. This is just so sweet. The team is so excited to bring this home for Scion and for all of our committed sponsors who were always there to support us. And to all the owners out there, thanks for cheering us on. This win is for you."