Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SCCA - Oct 8 PDX-- -- Drive or Volunteer!

SCCA-LOL

Drive like a pro without worrying about getting a ticket!
Sign up for the Oct 8th PDX-Performance Driving Experience

Register now, whether you are a driver, instructor or a volunteer!

Discover the secrets race car drivers know to drive faster and safer while avoiding the "average" (and more careless) drivers who cause accidents.

Want more details?  Click here

Sign up NOW
for the Saturday, Oct 8th PDX at Dakota County Technical Center -- Space is limited, so don't wait!
You'll have fun!

If you are an experienced SCCA driver you CAN  be an Instructor.
Register at:
 msreg.com/2016PDX

Classroom and Driving Instructors are available to help participants drive more effectively.

This is your chance to get on track and master car control.  Classes available for beginner through advanced.

Need more information?  Go to
http://scca-racing.com/solo-pdx/ for the schedule/supps and tech form

or call Kathy at 763-241-8010

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sprint races at BIR Labor Day.

Volunteers AND drivers Needed
Calling all volunteers
Saturday, Sep 3 — Sunday, Sep 4, 2016
1. Friday Night Bar-B-Q 6PM at Hospitality Tent sponsored by VSCR and LOL
2. Lunchtime Touring--FREE for volunteers and $10/car for general public
3. Our Saturday night Pizza party
Registration hours at BIR
Friday 5 - 9 PM
Saturday 7:30 - 11:00 AM
Sunday 7:45 - 8:30 AM
Morning meetings 8 AM at the bandshell both days, Saturday and Sunday.
Any special requests please Jim Gillen directly.
Go to scca-racing.com for more details
Please go to http://landolakes.motorsportreg.com/ to pre-register (or just let Jim Gillen know).

Friday, July 29, 2016

SCCA-LOL

SCCA Track Day America on Wed evening, Aug 3--Volunteers and Drivers Invited!


SCCA National sponsors a DCTC Track night for Performance Driving and Accident Avoidance.

You can participate as a volunteer (Instructors, grid, corners, registration and others needed) or as a Driver. Join us for a great evening!

 
Date: August 03, 201603:00 PM - 09:00 PM CDT
Address: 1300 145th St E, Rosemount, MN, 55068

Questions? call Kathy at 763-241-8010

 

Need more information?  Go to http://scca-racing.com/solo-pdx/track-night/

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Derelict car projects

Because I obviously don't have enough to do, let's take on more projects!  :)

1996 Mazda Miata, 242k (yes you read that right), "needs a water pump".....well yes it did have a 1/2 inch of play on the pulley.  I did a timing belt kit.


2001 VW Jetta GLX, 12v VR6, leather seats, automagic.  "Needs an radiator", has a check engine light, and lord knows what else.

  

7/31/16 Update...Miata runs!  Water pump, t-stat, radiator, timing belt, and a bunch of degreasing.  I was lazy and didn't do cam & crank seals, or lifters. She is a bit clicky, after two heat cycles it sounded better.  After sitting in a two year coma, and having really black oil, it isn't all bad; we will see after some fresh fluids.
video

2016 Ojibwe Forests Rally Volunteers

Volunteers are still needed in all specialties for the 2016 Ojibwe 
Forests Rally on August 26 & 27, just one month away!
We already have 38 registered competitors,  it’s going to be a great event.

Online registration is now open at

http://www.rallymasterpro.com/workers/?group=1

Early registration will be on Thursday the 25th from 6 to 9 pm at the 
Pavilion, and Friday registration is from 9-12 at the same place. 
We’ll have a brief worker meeting at 1:00 and first time volunteer 
training at 1:30 before leaving for the woods.  Be sure to bring food 
and water for the day, and bring extra insect repellant.

Bring a friend too, no experience necessary, so bring someone and 
introduce them to rally!

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jonathan Atkins
Chief of Controls
2016 Ojibwe Forests Rally

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 4th Weekend @ BIR w/ NASA & TransAm


MORE VIDEOS AND PICTURES TO COME!
First race...video from Patrick Price's Nissan 200sx...we have a great joust.  He had a better qualifying time than I and started ahead of me.  I get him on the opening lap, he chases me down for next six laps.  He finally gets by me, and I stay on him through all the twisty bits.  I finished 3rd in this race.
The same race from my car:


The 2nd race, it was decided to invert the field (guy w/ the slowest time goes first, fastest guy in the back).  Due to a timing glitch, I didn't post a time, and I was on pole!  Kinda scary having all the really fast guys storm past you all in a short time frame.  What was real interesting was the very first lap.  Look at the black Mustang that is two rows in front of the car in this video.  He jumps out onto the grass and passes two cars in the grass!  WOW!  When he came on track he cut the nose of my car off, had I not lifted I would have rear ended him.  Patrick starts to catch me in lap 7, I stick to his bumper, and almost got him back except for the Spec Racer Ford that got between the two of us.  I finished 3rd in this race as well.

Same race taken video taken from my car
Lindell Motorsports.  Spec Racer Ford rental, preparation, and support.







Wednesday, June 8, 2016

July 4th weekend at BIR

Multi-club event.... SCCA TransAm will be there and NASA....good event to spectate, compete, or volunteer (some of the best seats in the house!).


Register for the July 4th TransAm weekend at BIR. LOL is providing workers in exchange for track time at our own events. Fast Fun! Click msreg.com/TransAm2016 to register.

Drive your car on Brainerd International Raceway's Road Course! JoinNASA Central Region (National Auto Sport Association) for our track weekend at Brainerd. Drive your car on track July 2nd and 3rd - and spent July 4th with family and fireworks!

Try our new Hyperdrive option; You get two, 20 minutes sessions on track for $89 and driving instruction. Any car in sound mechanical condition can participate. Sign-up here: https://www.nasaproracing.com/events/2213


SCCA-LOL Rally-X 6/12


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Harvey West Memorial Day Classic 2016











Video from an James Berlin's ITA Nissan Sentra....the exciting part is Lap 1, then lap 5~10.  

Video from my car from the same race. 

Last race, lap 1, turn 3...Miata spun, Nissan and Corrado went off track to avoid.



I was racing on this wheel!  I notice the crack in the spokes when changing back to rain tires.  This was probably a few laps away from a major incident!  FWIW, this is the wheel that suffered some impact from when I got hit last year.




Monday, May 23, 2016

WRL @ Brainerd Intl. Raceway 5/21&22/2016


Grid on Saturday
Turn #3 during pace lap.  Taken from the "tail pace-car" errrr....pace-truck/flat tow, thanks for the ride (and the multiple tows Jim Anderson!).
Pit stop, action shot...





This is what the head off of the 2nd motor looks like....the one that was ran low on coolant...it got SOO hot it melted the oil pressure sensor and popped out the freeze plug!