T4 Runoffs Win Gives Borden A Super Sweep

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It was cool and overcast Sunday morning when Tire Rack Pole Award winner John Heinricy led the Touring 4 field to its SCCA National Championship Runoffs start. 42 Coinigy/Advanced Autosports Mazda MX-5 of Michael Borden and the BMW 320i of Chi Ho. Borden, from Greenfield, Wisconsin, tightened up the gap to Leverone, of Mendon, Massachusetts. At the same time, Heinricy looked to be slowing down as both Leverone and Borden quickly descended on the leader. Borden hammered away the few remaining laps for his first-ever Runoffs win — in his first-ever appearance at SCCA’s National Championship. Behind Borden, Leverone was trying to catch up to the leader, but it would prove impossible. He settled for a runner-up finish and his second Runoffs podium appearance in 13 starts. “He ran a great race,” a gracious Leverone said about Borden afterwards.

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