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:
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

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!

The Trans-Am race is Sept. 4th & 5th.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dog Daze of Summer RallyCross

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
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 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

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!!

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:

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.

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.