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/


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!


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


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


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.