Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ICE RACING!!!

http://iira-icerace.org/
Season Schedule

January 8 – 9th, 2011 Garrison, Minnesota, Lake Mille Lacs

January 15 – 16th, 2011 Mankato, Minnesota, Correction – Madison Lake

January 29th – 30th, 2011 Lindstrom, Minnesota, lake is TBD

February 12 – 13th, 2011 Mankato, Minnesota, Correction – Madison Lake

February 19th – 20th, 2011 saved for Thunderbay, Ontario, Lake Superior

February 26th – 27th, 2011 Garrison, Minnesota, Lake Mille Lacs

March 19th, Banquet, TBD

Arrowhead SCC, Winter Rally Series (Jan 15-16)

Arrowhead Winter Rally Website


Jan. 15-16, 2011 - Minnesota Winter Rallye.
Jan 15 - Duluth to Grand Marais. The Ice Machine.
Jan 16 - Grand Marais to Duluth. Winter Is Not Kind Endurance Rallye
RM Tim Winker, Duluth, MN.
MWR Page on Facebook.
We have reserved a block of ten rooms at The Shoreline Inn. 1-800-247-6020.
Room rates (not including taxes):
Lake view, $79.00
Village view, $59.00
Lake view family room (4 beds) $119.00.
We chose the Shoreline because it is right downtown, close to restaurants and stumbling distance from the bars. The Grand Marais Hotel Company manages several other properties in town, including the Super 8 and Aspen Inn. Visit their web site for a list of all motels at gmhotel.net


Feb. 19, 2011 - Lucas Flamethrower.
RM Ed Solstad. Goodhue County, MN.


Mar. 5, 2011 - Keweenaw Winter Rally.
RM Scott Carlborn. Houghton, MI.

Glacier Lakes Audi Ice Driving

Glacier Lakes Audi Ice Driving
The Glacier Lakes Chapter is hosting our annual*series of Ice Driving Events on Lake Cynthia near Prior Lake, MN.**Drivers do a variety of car control exercises on the ice and get to put their skills to the test on a curvy road course.* These events*are a great opportunity to sharpen winter driving skills and have a lot of fun at the same time.** Special instruction will be offered*for*teen drivers age 19 and under.* Spaces are limited so be sure to preregister.
Weather permitting we will be holding the events on the following*dates:**
- Sunday, January 16
- Sunday, January 30
- Sunday, February 13
- Sunday, February 27

If weather conditions do not cooperate updates will be posted on the website.
Event Fees:***
GLQC / ACNA Members: $50 per driver
Non-Members: $60 per driver
Helmets are available for rent free of charge.* Event fees*are payable on-site the morning of the event and must be made in cash or check only.
Please note, due to the nature of the driving exercises and the snow banks created during plowing, we do NOT allow SUVs, Minivans, or Trucks to participate at these events. *If you are uncertain (e.g. crossover vehicles), please send an email to events@glacierlakesqclub.org.
Preregistration for each event is strongly encouraged as these events fill up quickly.**

Thursday, November 4, 2010

rally-x party

Morries Minnetonka Subaru is proud to sponsor our last event of the season “Dirty Jack-O-Lantern” and we’re throwing on party to celebrate!
The party will be held on November 11th, 2010 at Morries Minnetonka Subaru starting at 6:30PM

We will be highlighting our first “Spirit of Rally Cross” awards! Three competitors will be awarded with “Morries Bucks certificates” that will be given away in the amount of $100, $75, and $25.

How does it work? We would like to honor three competitors from the 2010 season that have gone above and beyond by showing enthusiasm towards the sport.

Date: 11/11/10
Time: Starts at 6:30PM
Location: Morries Minnetonka Subaru
12550 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN55305

Schedule:
6:30-7:30PM Social hour
7:15PM- Grilled food provided by Morries Minnetonka Subaru!
8:00PM One of the “Spirit of Rally Cross“awards will be given out. The other two will be presented during the awards after the Rally Cross on November 14th

Discounts? Morries Minnetonka Subaru is offering up to 25% discount on genuine oem parts purchased during event hours!

New car questions? Please contact Scott Putnam, Fleet Sales Manager @ Morries Minnetonka Subaru by dialing 952-797-1319. www.subaru.net

Inquiries? Please contact Event Coordinator Scott Putnam, Fleet Sales Manager @ Morries Minnetonka Subaru 952-797-1319 OR Dave Goodman, SCCA Land O’ Lakes Rally Cross Coordinator 612-408-1704

Friday, October 29, 2010

Free Brake Clinic

Okay so this isn't a motorsports event....but it is related, cuz well brakes are important and this place does stuff for the motorsports community.

When: Sunday October 31th
Cost: Free
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (2 hours)
Where: First Gear Garage in Eden Prairie
http://firstgeargarage.com/index.php?action=clinics

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dirty Jack-O-Lantern RallyCross; Sunday, November 14

Dirty Jack-O-Lantern RallyCross
Sunday, November 14th- Cannon Falls
Event Master: Denny McGinn

If you missed all of the fun in October, or you want another try at the soybean field, come to Cannon Falls! This is the last event in the 2010 season, don't miss out on the fun.

3830 325th St
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Competitor registration- All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on Friday, November 12.
If you need to register after 5PM you must do so in-person at the event. There will be a $10.00 fee to pay at the event. (This is above your competitor entrance fee)

PM or call Dave Goodman if you need to mail a check for payment.  Dave 612-408-1704
ONLINE REGISTRATION AT
http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/schedule.php
Online preregistration is requested and strongly encouraged by 5PM on November 12

Fees:
SCCA Members: $40.00
Non-SCCA Members*:$55.00
Registration and/or Paying at the event, add $10.00
* Non-members are required to purchase an SCCA Weekend Membership for $15.00
(The weekend membership can be used as a $15 discount on a full SCCA membership).

If you are not yet a member and want to qualify for the 2010 Rallycross Championship you must be a regular SCCA member before the start of this event.
All competitors and spectators must sign the official SCCA Waiver of Liability.
All minors present must have a minor waiver filled out. Form can be downloaded, printed in color and filled here: http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/rxinfo.php
All competitors MUST work the course as a condition of event entry.
All competitors must have an FRS Radio, radios cannot be shared between competitors.
All competitors must have a Snell/M 1995 or newer helmet. Loaner helmets are available but the quantity is limited.
Passengers will be allowed if waivered and wearing an approved helmet.

Not sure you?re ready to RallyCross?? Come watch!!

SCHEDULE:
9AM – REGISTRATION AND TECH OPEN
10AM- REGISTRATION CLOSES
10:30- DRIVERS MEETING
11:00- RUNS START

Awards:
There will be cheesy trophies and some other special awards. Stick around and congratulate/harass your fellow competitors.

Directions from HWY 52:
Take the Cannon Falls exit and head WEST on HWY 19 for 3.5 miles.
Turn LEFT on 30th AVE and go .5 miles. Turn LEFT on 325th St. and go approximately .6 miles. The driveway to the event is on the left-hand side. Please park on the left of the driveway. Regardless of what other internet directions might say, DO NOT TAKE 40th AVE TO GET TO THE EVENT. The landowner would like to keep traffic off of that street.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SCCA--Member Meeting 10/21 at GT Cars/World Ferrari

Join us and bring a guest to our Member Meeting for Volunteers, Workers, and Drivers as well as anyone you know who might be interested in becoming a driver or worker.

Hosted by GT Cars/World Ferrari

Join us for an evening gathering to talk about our upcoming 2011 events!

When: Thursday, October 21st, 7:00 pm
Where: GT Cars/World Ferrari
4444 Shoreline Dr., Spring Park, MN 55384
952-471-0072

Pics from last auto-x 10/9 & 10/10

http://shane86.com/gallery/v/Shane86/photography/2010/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38147219@N07/sets/72157625148046846/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmarks/sets/72157625018502869/





Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oktoberfest RallyCross 10/24

Oktoberfest RallyCross

Sunday, October 24th- Cannon Falls
Event Master: Sheen Hua
Harvest is done and we are finally able to head back to Cannon Falls!
3830 325th St
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Competitor registration- All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on Friday, October 22.

If you need to register after 5PM you must do so in-person at the event. There will be a $10.00 fee to pay at the event. (This is above your competitor entrance fee)

PM or call Dave Goodman if you need to mail a check for payment. Dave 612-408-1704

ONLINE REGISTRATION AT
http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/schedule.php
Online preregistration is requested and strongly encouraged by 5PM on October 22

Fees:
SCCA Members: $40.00
Non-SCCA Members*:$55.00
Registration and/or Paying at the event, add $10.00
* Non-members are required to purchase an SCCA Weekend Membership for $15.00
(The weekend membership can be used as a $15 discount on a full SCCA membership).

All competitors and spectators must sign the official SCCA Waiver of Liability.
All minors present must have a minor waiver filled out. Form can be downloaded, printed in color and filled here: http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/rxinfo.php
All competitors MUST work the course as a condition of event entry.
All competitors must have an FRS Radio, radios cannot be shared between competitors.
All competitors must have a Snell/M 1995 or newer helmet. Loaner helmets are available but the quantity is limited.
Passengers will be allowed if waivered and wearing an approved helmet.
Not sure you're ready to RallyCross?? Come watch!!
SCHEDULE:
9AM – REGISTRATION AND TECH OPEN
10AM- REGISTRATION CLOSES
10:30- DRIVERS MEETING
11:00- RUNS START

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

students from Autobahn Country Club w/ NASA

MKII 16v w/ TT header, cat back & Shine suspention on Nitto's, and hand controls.


Charles and his Aerial Atom, came to the track w/ only 120miles on it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harvest Moon Rally Cross- September 19th!!!!!

September 19th- Isanti County Fairgrounds


We're going back!!!
Isanti County Fairgrounds*
3101 Minnesota 95
Cambridge, MN 55008-7896
Competitor registration- All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on Friday September 17th.

If you need to register after 5PM you must do so in-person at the event. There will be a $10.00 fee to pay at the event. (above your competitor entrance fee)

Special note- We are capping the number of competitors to 50. So please pre-pay and pre-register. *Check back closer to the event date for detailed instructions for arrival & Tech inspection area at the Fairgrounds. PM or call me if you need to mail a check for payment. Dave 612-408-1704

ONLINE REGISTRATION AT
http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/schedule.php
Online preregistration is requested and strongly encouraged by 5PM on May 14th.

Fees:
SCCA Members: $40.00
Non-SCCA Members*:$55.00
* Non-members are required to purchase an SCCA Weekend Membership for $15.00
(The weekend membership can be used as a $15 discount on a full SCCA membership).

All competitors and spectators must sign the official SCCA Waiver of Liability.

All minors present must have a minor waiver filled out. Form can be downloaded, printed in color and filled here: http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/rxinfo.php

Please download the registration and identification forms, and have them filled out prior to the event if you don’t register online.

All competitors MUST work the course as a condition of event entry.

All competitors must have an FRS Radio, radios cannot be shared between competitors.

All competitors must have a Snell/M 1995 or newer helmet. Loaner helmets are available but the quantity is limited.

Passengers will be allowed if waivered and wearing an approved helmet.

Not sure you’re ready to RallyCross?? Come watch!!

The venue is new and the course will be full of tight turns, sweepers, and slaloms!!!

SCHEDULE:
9AM - TECH
10:30- DRIVERS MEETING
11:00- RUNS START

9/19 Auto-x in Eau Claire

Opps...Neon goes crash...

On the way to Autobahn Country Club w/ NASA
Damage to car...
The spindle/steering kuncle busted where the tie rod mounts..


So race #1, about 5 laps in, the car is oversteering a bit more than usual.  Coming into turn 3, I typically put my driver side tire about 2" over the curb/apex run off.  For whatever reason this time I was all the way over it.  This particular curb is rather high, say 3~4"....this forced the driver side of the car up in the air and the car spun sideways, I corrected and got the car pointed in the right direction, unfortunatly my trajectory still sent sliding sideways into the tire wall. 

Car has a krinkled front fender, broken side view mirror, snapped spindle/steering knuckle, busted tail light, bent rear laterial arm, and pushed the rear quarter pannel in enough to where the trunk doesn't close.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Video from earlier this summer...

July 28th, Autobahn Country Club, Joliet Il. w/ NASA
This is the last race of the weekend, a 40 minute sprint.


The video is about 30 minutes into the race, there is a yellow flag thrown for two whole laps, allowing the entire field to regroup.  There is some drama w/ some of the Spec Porsche 944's.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Trans-Am, Vintage, & Pro Spec Racer Ford Race this weekend at BIR

Trans Am Sept 3-5 at BIR

Land O’ Lakes Region is excited to be the host region for 2010 Coca-Cola Trans Am race at Brainerd International Raceway over Labor Day Weekend. In addition to the Trans Am race group, we will also have Vintage, Pro-Formula Enterprise and Pro-Formula Spec Ford. SCCA has also added STO as an eligible class for the Trans Am race group.
Volunteers are still needed in all specialties.

Please register at http://scca-lol.org/registration/ or use motorsportsreg.com.

The schedule has been published on the SCCA-Pro website:
http://www.trans-amracing.com/files/schedules/10-TA-8BIR-Final%20Schedule%20V6.pdf
As a special treat, Kathy Maleck has arranged for the SCCA Pro Staff to cook dinner on Saturday for the Volunteers. Thanks Kathy!

Any other questions can be directed to Tom Fuehrer at racer_tom_95@yahoo.com

Team Short Bus wins 24 Hours of Lemons race @ MAM!!!!!

The little Golf that could, took us to victory this past weekend at Midwest Auto Motorplex  (Pacific Junction, Iowa) for the Lemons race.  The race was on the "short track", 13 turn, 1.4miles long.  The endurance race on saturday was almost 10 hours long and 5 hours long on sunday. 

Read more about it on the Team Short Bus Blog

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Morries Minnetonka 2010 Rally Fest

Morries Minnetonka Subaru is proud to sponsor Ojibwe Forests Rally “Rally Fest” on August 18th at 6:30PM

Ojibwe Forests Rally is one of the favored Stage Rally events in North America. Stop by and check out some of the competitor rally cars that will be on display before they challenge the famous roads winding through Paul Buynan’s Forest and Headwaters Forest near Bemidji, MN on August 20th & 21st.

Drive your Subaru Impreza to the event and enter our “Best Impreza” contest!

Meet and greet with some of the top teams.

While at the event you can purchase cool Rally apparel from the Rally America Store.

Date: 08/18/10
Time: Starts at 6:30PM
Location: Morries Minnetonka Subaru
12550 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN55305

Schedule:
6:30-7:30PM Social hour
7:15PM- Snacks provided by Morries Minnetonka Subaru!
7:15-8:00PM “Best Impreza” contest
8:00-8:30PM Contest winners announced and a brief informational session on Ojibwe Forest Rally

Discounts? Morries Minnetonka Subaru is offering up to 25% discount on genuine oem parts purchased during event hours!

New car questions? Please contact Scott Putnam, Fleet Sales Manager @ Morries Minnetonka Subaru by dialing 952-797-1319. http://www.subie.net/

Inquiries? Please contact Event Coordinator Dave Goodman, co-driver of Ziptie Rally Team 612-408-1704www.ziptierally.com

Monday, August 16, 2010

1st Gear Garage, SCCA, & Trans-AM

Land O' Lakes Region will be holding a general membership meeting on August 19th (Thursday) at 7PM.
The meeting will be at:

First Gear Garage
9057 Flying Clould Drive
Eden Prairie MN 55347
This will be the Pre-Trans Am Kick-Off meeting but updates from all aspects of our club will be dicussed.
FGG has a nice lounge area with a Flat Screen - bring your race videos to share!
http://www.brainerdraceway.com/road-racing/scca.html
http://www.firstgeargarage.com/

http://scca-lol.org/forum/index.php?topic=715.0
The Trans-Am race is Sept. 4th & 5th.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dog Daze of Summer RallyCross

2010 SCCA RALLYCROSS NATIONAL CHALLENGE
The 5th Land O' Lakes RallyCross event for 2010
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Corcoran Lions Park

Junction of County Roads 101 and 10
Corcoran, Minnesota
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=45.085956,-93.523629&spn=0.002829,0.005552&t=h&z=18
Directions from 494:-From the North, take Bass Lake Rd/County Rd.10 (exit #26) west from 494.
-From the South, take Highway 55 (exit #22) west from 494 then go north on County Rd. 101.
Food & Gas: 1 mile W on County Rd. 10

ONLINE REGISTRATION AT

http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/schedule.php

Online preregistration is requested and strongly encouraged. Online registration closes August 6th at 5pm. It will make day of registration much easier.  $10 extra for registering at the event

Fees:
SCCA Members: $40.00
Non-SCCA Members*:$55.00
* Non-members are required to purchase an SCCA Weekend Membership for $15.00
(The weekend membership can be used as a $15 discount on a full SCCA membership).
All competitors and spectators must sign the official SCCA Waiver of Liability.

All minors present must have a minor waiver filled out. Form can be downloaded, printed in color and filled here: http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/rxinfo.php

Please download the registration and identification forms, and have them filled out prior to the event if you don’t register online.

All competitors MUST work the course as a condition of event entry.
All competitors must have an FRS Radio, radios cannot be shared between competitors.
All competitors must have a Snell/M 1995 or newer helmet. Loaner helmets are available but the quantity is limited.

Passengers will not be allowed for this event as per SCCA rules.

We need volunteers for course watering Friday evening.
Email Brent Carlson if interested.

Not sure you’re ready to RallyCross?? Come and watch-for free!!

Contingencies:
Please sign up for each contingency you qualify for in advance of the event.
Please see links below for more info and to register.
Subaru/Volkswagen/Yokohama/Team Dynamics:
http://www.scca.com/contingencies.aspx?hub=2&cid=12

Schedule:
Registration: 9:00AM-10:00AM
Tech: 9:00AM-10:30AM
Course walk: 9:00AM-10:30AM
Driver's meeting: 10:45AM
Parade lap: immediately preceding each groups first run
Timed Runs Start: 11:00AM

Terrain will be a mix between hard pack clay, black soil and loose gravel, gentle to cars. While every effort possible will be made to make the course as long as possible; we may, due to circumstances beyond our control and the nature of the site be forced to limit the length of the course.

Want more info? Contact:
Brent Carlson-Eventmaster: stickcarlson@hotmail.com
Dave Goodman - LOL Rally Chair: good_dave1972@yahoo.com

All competitors and spectators must sign the official SCCA Waiver of Liability (1). All minors present must have a minor waiver (2) filled out. Please download the registration (3) and identification (4) forms, and have them filled out prior to the event. The 2009

LOL RallyCross Championship will be run under the 2010 SCCA Rally Cross Rules (5) and the 2010 LOL Championship Rules.

Corcoran Lion's park is located just outside the loop, just west of I494 and north of Highway 55. This event is the closest to the metro, and a really short drive for all the westies on here.

The surface is gravel and some clay, not grass over dirt.

The venue is designed for events, so spectating and parking are excellent.

The event is a National Challenge event, which means that contingency payouts are available. This means that if you're driving a VW or Subaru, you could actually win money. Must Sign Up before the event.
VW: Payout per class: $200 1st, $100 2nd.
Subaru: Payout per class (SA,PA,M4): $300 1st, $200 2nd, $100 3rd.
http://www.scca.com/contingencies.aspx?hub=2&cid=12

You don't need any special tires to run at this venue. In fact, I've run on high-performance summer tires with good results.

FYI! Some changes from our standard events.
1. EVERY run will count!
2. No passengers.
3. Bring your own BBQ on site after timed runs. (announcement to follow)
4. Possible Fun / Instructional runs after BBQ.

Corvettes of MN Auto-X

Very fricken fast!  This is the 1st auto-x I can remember hitting the rev-limiter in 2nd gear...which is somewhere above 65mph!  I killed off one of my Kuhmo v710s...apparently the ABS works but not good enough...doh! 

I got SCREWED by the class bumping....there was one SM and two SMF's....so SMF bumps into SM...meaning Kevin Beck's AWD 380whp subie was in my class!!! IF there was three SM's, I would have gotten 1st and Kevin would have been bumped into SSM. ARG!
14th fastest car of the day over all (by raw time...), 1st in SM.

I got some Data Aquisition software for my Droid cell phone...I am still figuring it out, but I am quickly finding out it's limitations.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

pics of Tripple Caution Rally-X

okay....so far it is one youtube video.....and the only footage of the Chump Golf and Michelle's Golf is us waiting in the staging line.....hopefully more pics will show up.
youtube video

Corvettes of MN Auto-X 8/1/10

http://www.myautoevents.com/pls/mae/frmEventDetail.Show?psevent_id=10986
Join Corvettes of Minnesota as we present a MET COUNCIL AUTOCROSS POINTS SERIES EVENT. Online registration will open 30 days prior to the event date. ALL ONLINE REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE PRE-PAYMENT.


The event is limited to 100 entrants. If,and only if, the event does not fill up online, on-site registration will be available the morning of the event for Met Council Series Competitors.

8:00 AM to 9:15 AM - Event Check In (And Registration if appropriate.)
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Tech Inspection
9:45 AM - Driver's Meeting
Approx 10:15 AM - First Car Off

Cost: $30 pre-registered, $35 day of event (if necessary)
NOTE: Online registration closes at Midnight local time, Friday, Jul 30.

Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th St. E. County Rd 42
Rosemount
Driving Directions Directions can be found at this web site. http://www.dctc.edu/aboutus/maps.cfm
Maximum Entries 100

Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Nemadji Trail Rally III

What: Nemadji Trail III Rally
Where: Duquette, MN
When: July 31, 2010
Worker Registration Opens at 9:00am
-this year it is first come, first serve for worker assignments

Bannering Meeting: 8:30am
Worker Meeting: 11:30am.
Head to the Woods: Aprox.12:20pm. 
Be back to Duquette: about 7:30pm. 
Awards and meal to follow.  We will work hard to stick to the schedule and get everyone back to Duquette as early as possible.

Register online at: www.rallymasterpro.com/workers

Duquette is 22 miles east of I-35 about 1 1/2 hours north of the twin cities metro area. We will once again have our headquarters at the Duquette General Store. The General Store offers many convenience items (bottled water, sports drinks, snacks, etc.) as well as made-to-order deli sandwiches (delicious). Feel free to contact us with any questions at ccarlsondds@comcast.net
Registration and post rally party will be in the Duquette Community Center


Parking Note: Please do not park in front of the bar. Please park along the east side of the community center or near the store.
Chief of Controls Will Cammack With help from Carrie Carlson
Banner Chief Kevin Beck

SCCA Car Craft info this weekend-we need your help!

It's time again for the Car Craft Summer Nationals held at the Minnesota State Fair grounds, and we need your help.


The LOL region SCCA will be running the auto-x and launch box events. The auto-x gets bigger and bigger each year and we expect to see even more participants this year. Volunteers are needed for both the auto-x and launch box. Below is a schedule and positions for volunteers:

Friday July 16th
9:00am - 11:00am course design and set up
11:00am - 5:00pm auto-x and launch box (30 minute break for lunch)

Saturday July 17th
11:00am - 4:00pm auto-x and launch box (30 minute break for lunch)

Sunday July 18th
9:30am - 12:30pm auto-x and launch box
12:30pm - 1:30pm clean up

Positions:
Tech Inspection - inspect cars for safety (there are no performance rules!)
Cone Marshal - run for hit cones and place them back
Starter - waves cars to the start line
Timing and Scoring - run the timing system for the auto-x
Launch Box - run the radar gun system for the launch box

When we are done each day, you're able to stay on grounds to see the show.

Please send all questions to danielcorgard@earthlink.net or call me at 612-741-3668.

P.S. Yet ANOTHER great way to "Play With Cars!"

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rally-X July 25th

July 25th- Isanti County Fairgrounds


Are you ready? After a two month break in the action the Land O' Lakes Region of the SCCA presents the 4th round of the 2010 series on July 25th at Isanti County Fairgrounds.

We're putting you in the center of attention for this event as laps will be held within the Grandstand area of the Fairgrounds! On top of all the attention we will also have the Dave Goodman announcing competitor information as you take your laps!

Isanti County Fairgrounds*
3101 Minnesota 95
Cambridge, MN 55008-7896

Competitor registration- All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on Friday July 23rd.

If you need to register after 5PM you must do so in-person at the event. There will be a $10.00 fee to pay at the event. (above your competitor entrance fee)

Special note- We are capping the number of competitors to 50. So please pre-pay and pre-register. *Check back closer to the event date for detailed instructions for arrival & Tech inspection area at the Fairgrounds. PM or call me if you need to mail a check for payment. Dave 612-408-1704

We also acknowledge that our past two events have ended quickly due to degrading course conditions. We are working hard to resolve those issues and to ensure each competitors has a fair amount of seat time!

ONLINE REGISTRATION AT
http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/schedule.php
Online preregistration is requested and strongly encouraged by 5PM on May 14th.
Fees:
SCCA Members: $40.00
Non-SCCA Members*:$55.00
* Non-members are required to purchase an SCCA Weekend Membership for $15.00
(The weekend membership can be used as a $15 discount on a full SCCA membership).
All competitors and spectators must sign the official SCCA Waiver of Liability.
All minors present must have a minor waiver filled out. Form can be downloaded, printed in color and filled here: http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/rxinfo.php
Please download the registration and identification forms, and have them filled out prior to the event if you don’t register online.
All competitors MUST work the course as a condition of event entry.
All competitors must have an FRS Radio, radios cannot be shared between competitors.
All competitors must have a Snell/M 1995 or newer helmet. Loaner helmets are available but the quantity is limited.
Passengers will be allowed if waivered and wearing an approved helmet.

Not sure you’re ready to RallyCross?? Come watch!!

The venue is new and the course will be full of tight turns, sweepers, and slaloms!!!

SCHEDULE:
9AM - TECH
10:30- DRIVERS MEETING
11:00- RUNS START

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

auto-x in Winona 7/10 & 7/11

http://www.scclac.org/wp-content/uploads/2010-07-flyer.pdf

The Sports Car Club of La Crosse together with Land O'Lakes Region SCCA

presents: JULY WINONA SOLO

** PART OF THE LAND O’LAKES REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

WHEN: July 10th and 11th, 2010
Schedule: Saturday ** Sunday
Registration: 9:00-10:00 9:00-10:30
Technical Inspection: 9:00-10:30 9:30-11:00
Drivers Meeting: 10:30 11:00
Parade Lap: 11:15
First Timed run: 10:45 11:30
WHERE: Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical
1250 Homer Road, Winona, MN
http://www.southeastmn.edu/about_us/mapsTandeski.aspx

Racer’s paddock area is across from the Tandeski Center.
WHAT: Solo event run under current SCCA Solo rules.
Two days: Saturday is designed to be a Test & Tune day with a safety
inspection and times displayed electronically. Course and timer positions will
change thru-out the day to provide a unique learning opportunity.
Sunday is part of the regular Land O’Lakes Championship Series.
Track consists of an approximately 1/2 - 3/4 mile road course layout.
COST: $25.00 for SCCA members with a current membership card
$35.00 for nonmembers
$ 5.00 service charge for entrants who register after 10:30 *
* late registration may mean fewer runs
WORK: All entrants will be required to work at various positions around the track to help facilitate the event. This generally consists of replacing pylons, noting penalties, and helping ensure a safe event.

MORE INFO: www.scclac.org

DUE TO THE LOCATION OF THE TRACK CLOSE TO RESIDENCES, NOISE LIMITS
WILL BE ENFORCED. IF YOUR CAR IS TOO LOUD FOR THE STREET, IT IS TOO LOUD FOR THIS EVENT.

THIS IS PART OF THE MET-COUNCIL EVENT SERIES!!!!

In car video of BIR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXPitqLIGx8
In car video of race #3.....it was the only race were the video was acceptable, unfortunatly it was the race w/ the least amount of drama.   This is the 1st ten minutes of the race.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jack Pine Sprints 2010

Back from a great weekend at BIR. I had butterflies in my stomach watching the green flag drop on the 1st official SCCA race in over 10 years. I had four good races, 20 some cars in my heat, three in my class, ITA (Improved Touring A), had some really good play time battling others, especially the Miata's (to which I am now toughly convinced that Spec Miata drivers are all crazy!).   I got three 2nd place finishes, and a 3rd (due to a black flag cuz of noise).  I killed off two Kuhmo v710's, and other than that I didn't pick a tool up all weekend, the Neon did really well! Thanks to Dave Kapon who helped get the car ready for these past two races!

Oh btw...there is some sort of lame rule of 102db at the track, I didn't see it in the suplimental rules, I had never heard of that before, didn't happen at the NASA race, nor the Chump race.....oh and btw, that rule doesn't apparently apply to drag cars! :S

links to picture albums on facebook:
Digital Gopher's pics
ComicOzzie's pics
Sherri Leu's Photos

Thursday, July 1, 2010

More on BIR July 4th weekend

Come to the races!
We are up to nearly 100 entries for the SCCA Jack Pine Sprint races at BIR. This is the first SCCA sanctioned races at BIR since 2001. Land O’ Lakes region is thrilled to be back racing again and it
shows - 2/3’s of the racers are from Minnesota. This is a “Quad” format regional race (2 races on Saturday and 2 races on Sunday). The schedule has 6 different race groups. We have
a large Spec Miata group forming as well as a Big Vintage race group. The other classes range from Spec Racer Ford to Gt Lite. A whole lot of variety.
If you have ever thought about racing this is a great weekend to see what SCCA is all about and talk to drivers and the BIR school representatives to see how simple it has become to get onto the track.

BIR also has the Show and Go drag races, fireworks, live music and even a car show. Admission is $20 per day.

We can still use more volunteers to stage the event. If you are planning on volunteering this weekend, please makes sure you register on motorsportsreg (www.scca-lol.org/bir-registration) or contact Jim
Gillen (jim(at)gillengroup(dot)com) or Kathy Gillen (kathy(at)gillengroup(dot)com) so we can get you on the list. If you aren't on the list, you may have to pay to get into the track.

We hope to see you there!

Tom Fuehrer and the LOL Staff

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SCCA Road Racing @ Brainerd Intl. Raceway

Land O'Lakes Jack Pine Sprints
July 3-4, 2010

SCCA Racing Returns To Brainerd Raceway July 2-4, Dual event includes Show & Go on the Drag Strip, Classic Car Show

The Sports Car Club of America's Land O' Lakes Region will bring its exciting brand of road racing to Brainerd International Raceway July 2-4 during its Jack Pine Sprints. This will be the first SCCA race event at the track in ten years.

The four-race regional event will be held on BIR's new 2.5-mile Competition Road Course and will feature SCCA's familiar Formula cars, sport racers and GTs. Cars in the Vintage Class, including classic Corvettes and Mustangs, will run wheel to wheel with Morgans, TVRs and Lolas as well. This is super competitive racing that highlights the skills of very talented drivers. For race fans who aren't familiar with road racing, this event is an excellent introduction.

The Fourth of July weekend will be a great chance for fans to enjoy both road racing AND drag racing. In addition to the Jack Pine Sprints, the drag strip will be alive with the unmistakable sound of muscle cars launching from the drag strip starting line during the 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Show & Go, featuring the second race of the Outlaw Street Car Series.

In addition to the racing taking place on the race tracks, there will also be plenty of action off the tracks, too. All fans at BIR will be treated to a classic car show behind the drag strip grandstands, live music on Saturday night and fireworks. A single ticket gets you into BIR where you can go back and forth between both events at no extra cost. And for those who may be concerned with the weather (rain can delay drag racing), the SCCA will race rain or shine.

For more information, check out the BIR website at brainerdraceway.com or the SCCA Land O’Lakes region website at http://www.scca-lol.org/registration/

http://www.scca-lol.org/registration/JPS_2010_Entry.pdf

Monday, June 28, 2010

Rally-X July 25th

Triple Caution RallyCross

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Time: 9:00am - 7:30pm
Location: Isanti County Fair Grounds
Street: 3101 Minnesota 95
City/Town: Cambridge, MN
Description.Registration and Tech begin at 9 am

This event will be in front of the GRAND STAND Crowd at the Isanti County Fair. Come and have fun!

Competitor registration- All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on Friday July 23rd.

If you need to register after 5PM you must do so in-person at the event. There will be a $10.00 fee to pay at the event. (above your competitor entrance fee)

Special note- We are capping the number of competitors to 50. So please pre-pay and pre-register. *Check back closer to the event date for detailed instructions for arrival & Tech inspection area at the Fairgrounds. PM or call me if you need to mail a check for payment. Dave 612-408-1704

We also acknowledge that our past two events have ended quickly due to degrading course conditions. We are working hard to resolve those issues and to ensure each competitors has a fair amount of seat time!

ONLINE REGISTRATION AT
http://www.scca-lol.org/rally/rallyx/schedule.php

Chump Car Challenge: Iowa Speed Way


I joined Slugwerks for this event, since our own chump car is in need of repair.  Unfortunatly the motor threw a rod 30 minutes into the race.  We swapped the motor, but could not get it to fire.  At 2:15am, we called it quits.  All in all it was a fantastic race.  After 24 hours of racing the top two cars were on the SAME lap!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Back from Black Hawk Farms.

The "new motor" in the neon held together.  Block at 115k miles, the head was completely redone, port matched the intake ports.  Practice session, two qualifying sessions, and three 40 minute races.  I placed 1st, but only because there wasn't anyone else in my class, so I attempted to play w/ the Spec Miata guys.  Saturday I broke the track record for my class, then broke it again on Sunday. 

Race #3 started w/ just a slight drizzle, the kind where if you put your wipers on delay, the wipers are going too fast, therefore most of us kept our dry race tires on.  1/3 of they way into the race the heavens open up and the wipers and full speed & defroster on full weren't able to keep up.  I couldn't see the race car 5' in front of me.  Wheel spin in 4th gear and drifting (ice racing skills came in handy).  Those that didn't already come in early were black flagged where we sat in the pit lane for 10 minutes, then followed the pace car for three laps (who was faster than the race cars on slicks), the last 3 laps were back to wet race speeds.

Thanks to Dave Kapaun & Chris for helping getting the car ready and assisting at the track!

Monday, June 7, 2010

NASA @ Black Hawk Farms


http://nasamidwest.com/season/event_info.asp?eventid=17018

Nemadji Trail Rally II Announcement

Worker and Competitor Registration for Nemadji Trail Rally on Saturday June 19th, is now open!

Please register online at (www.rallymasterpro.com/workers).
Registration and post rally party will be in the Duquette Community Center
What: Nemadji Trail II Rally
Where: Duquette, MN
When: June 19, 2010
Worker Registration Opens at 9:00am
-this year it is first come, first serve for worker assignments
Competitor Registration Opens: 10:00am
Bannering Meeting: 8:30am
Worker Meeting: 11:30am
Head to the Woods: Aprox.12:20pm
First car: Approx. 2:00pm
Be back to Duquette: about 7:30pm
Awards and meal to follow

We will work hard to stick to the schedule and get everyone back to Duquette as early as possible.
Register online at: www.rallymasterpro.com/workers

Duquette is 22 miles east of I-35 about 1 1/2 hours north of the twin cities metro area. We will once again have our headquarters at the Duquette General Store. The General Store offers many convenience items (bottled water, sports drinks, snacks, etc.) as well as made-to-order deli sandwiches. Feel free to contact us with any questions at amandacingle@gmail.com

Parking Note: Please do not park in front of the bar. Please park along the east side of the community center or near the store.

Chief of Controls
Amanda Ingle

Chump Car Challenge @ BIR report


I posted a synopsis of the weekend on the Team Short Bus Blog

Thursday, June 3, 2010

CHUMP CAR

ing to Brainerd this weekend. Our Team: "Team Short Bus" has turned a 1995 VW Golf w/ 196k miles on it into a race car! In short, this is an endurance race for cars that cost no more than $500 (not counting wheels/tires/saftey equipment). Read all about the car's build on my other blog:
http://team-short-bus.blogspot.com/   ....be sure to look at all the archived posts as well.

http://www.chumpcar.com

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I am a real race car driver now!




I now am able to race wheel-to-wheel at NASA events! Woot! However I have 0 races under my belt, because I was unable to complete or start the races...the Neon took a dump and would over heat. Cylinder #2 was pumping air into the cooling system, vaporizing the coolant causing it to over heat. Although, during one of our earlier sessions the neon did put down a 2min flat lap time, which gave me a track record.

Sunday, having no car to race, we took Michelle's mostly stock VW Golf w/ 196k miles on it took all the crap out of it, bleed the brakes, put numbers on it and ran it in "Time Trials F"...the little Golf threw down a lap time of 2min 14sec, a NASA record for BIR (never mind there were no other TTF cars out there, but that is besides the point!)!

Pics and youtube to follow...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NASA @ BIR this weekend.....

Apparently the staff is a bit light for this weekend's race....so if anyone wants to come up and volunteer that would be awesome, working the event is the best seat in the house, next to being in the driver seat that is.....The ultimate street car shoot out is going on at the same time, so if you like to watch drag cars......Also spectating amateur road racing. there will be worker rides & track time touring. NASA also has a work 2 play program....work 2-days and you get one day to play for free. Email me or Dave Royce (see below) for more info.

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From: Dave Royce [mailto:dave@nasamidwest.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2:45 PM
To: Aaron Jongbloedt
Subject: Brainerd
Aaron,

I hope all is well with you. I wanted to find out if you have buddies who would be willing to hep out. We are short a few volunteers and we're trying to round up some good people.

Thank you for any assistance,

Dave Royce

NASAgreatlakes.com
NASAmidwest.com

847.855.5662
Upcoming events:
Brainerd - May 22-23
Blackhawk - June 12-13
BeaveRun - June 26-27
Autobahn - July 17-18

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MOWOG 1&2 (first auto-x of the season)

Rounds 1 & 2 are over with...first auto-x of the season (except for the Novice school held 2 wks prior).  SMF (Street Modified Front wheel drive), again this year is going to be tough battle; I barely got 2nd both days.  Saturday, I left the Kuhmo Xs's on because of the temprature, Sunday I broke out the Kuhmo v710 race rubber.

I really need to get heavier springs under the car...
More Pics....

Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring Fever Rally-X Saturday, 05/15/10

Event info thread
The folks at Raceway Park enjoyed us sooo much they have invited us back! Spring Fever, the 3rd event in the 2010 SCCA LOL Rally Cross Series will be held on Saturday May 15th.
Food- Lunch will be provided by Raceway Park. Cash only.

Spectating- There will be a nominal entrance fee for spectators (Pay per car). Event workers & competitors will NOT pay any additional fees. Cash Only.

Competitor registration- All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on Friday May 14th.   If you need to register after 5PM you must do so in-person at the event. There will be a $10.00 fee to pay at the event. (above your competitor entrance fee)  We are capping the number of competitors to 50. So please pre-pay and pre-register.

Location:
Raceyway Park
One Checkered Flag Blvd.
Shakopee, MN 55379
Directions: (from the north)
169 South to County Road 101 North towards Shakopee
Turn LEFT on MN-101
Turn Left onto Frontage Road (Checkered Flag Blvd.)


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Minnesota Rally Season Kick-Off Party

Morries Minnetonka Subaru is proud to sponsor the 2010 Minnesota Rally Season Kick-Off Party on May 6th at 6:30PM

The event will highlight local rally racing teams and the 2010 events located within Minnesota.

Simply curious about the sport of Rallying?

Want to learn how these teams navigate treacherous roads at insane speeds for hours upon hours in all sorts of hazardous conditions?

Stop by and listen to our guest speakers as they share their stories and give you look into one of the extreme forms of automobile racing!Date: 05/06/10

Time: Starts at 6:30PM
Location: Morries Minnetonka Subaru
12520 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN55305
Schedule:
6:30-7:15 PM Socialize with teams and get an up-close look at their cars!
7:15 PM- Sub Sandwiches provided by Morries Minnetonka Subaru!
7:30-8:30PM Keynote speakers including a brief informational session on two Minnesota based rally events, Ojibwe Forest Rally & Nemadji Trail Rally
8:30 PM Best Car Contest winner awarded and giveaways.

Discounts? Morries Minnetonka Subaru is offering up to a 25% discount on genuine OEM parts purchased during event hours!

New car questions? Please contact Scott Putnam, Fleet Sales Manager @ Morries Minnetonka Subaru by dialing 952-797-1319. http://www.subaru.net/

Inquiries? Please contact Event Coordinator Dave Goodman, co-driver of Ziptie Rally Team 612-408-1704 www.ziptierally.com or Scott Putnam 952-797-1319

Event partners include...
Morries Minnetonka Subaru
Ziptie Rally Team
Nemadji Trail Rally
Ojibwe Forest Rally
NOS Energy Drinks

go faster bits...

The GTI is upgraded w/ S2 Metal Werks header; the only header dyno proven to gain power on n/a VR6 motors.  It is such a pretty piece it is a shame to cover it up.  New Image Coatings of Lino Lakes applied thier ceramic coating to it.