Friday, June 24, 2011

2011 Car Craft Summer Nationals Auto-x and Launch Box Events

It's time again for the Car Craft Summer Nationals held at the Minnesota State Fair grounds. 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. Many of you have helped in the past. If you want to see cool cars in action, rather than sitting by the curb, this is a great way. Below is a schedule and positions for volunteers:

Friday July 22nd
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 23rd
11:00am - 4:00pm auto-x and launch box (30 minute break for lunch)

Sunday July 24th
9:30am - 12:30pm auto-x and launch box
12:30pm - 1:30pm clean up
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 or call me at 612-741-3668.

Auto-cross 6/25 @ Rosemont

Held at Dakota Co. Tech. College.
Event details & registration
Map of the Course

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nemadji Trail Rally July 30th

Nemadji Trail Rally is set for July 30th 2011 In Duquette, MN and we need volunteers! We have open slots that will get you right up to the action! When registering please select your preferred slot.

We have open positions as a Course Marshals, Start Control Workers, Ham Radio Operators, and Bannering!

As a way to say thanks for all your help we're partnering with NOS Energy Drink and they are providing $100 in prize money for Nemadji Trail volunteers! We will raffle off the prize money during the awards ceremony on Saturday night.

We have open positions as a Course Marshals, Start Control Workers, Ham Radio Operators, and Bannering!

Please follow this link to register for the Rally:

Thank you,
Mark Larson for Dave Goodman
2011 Nemadji Trail Rally

Race At Autobahn With NASA


• NEXT MIDWEST EVENT: Autobahn Country Club
• 3-Hour Enduro At Autobahn
• Earn Free Track Time
• Road America Season Finale

NASA Midwest is returning to Autobahn Country Club for the second time in the 2011 season on July 8-10. Be prepared for non-stop action, from a Friday Enduro HPDE to Time Trial to wheel-to-wheel racing. Register now before online registration closes and save $50!

Friday Enduro

Enduro racers take note--this next Autobahn event features an endurance race on Friday. Either 1.5 hours or 3 hours in length, the choice is yours. You can Ironman it and drive solo, or team up with a friend or two and go for the win. Endurance racing is a great way to get cost-effective seat time. Register today for the enduro at Autobahn.

Share this email with your gearhead friends interested in on-track driving by clicking here. We always enjoy welcoming new members to the NASA family, plus new members receive a free membership and you can earn free track time when you use the NASA Winner Card!

Free Track Time & Great Prizes!

NASA Midwest will be giving away a free weekend's registration Saturday evening, so be sure to stick around for Saturday's post-race activities. When you bring a new member to a NASA event, don't forget your Winner Card. Not only do you earn free track time, but your friend gets a free NASA membership and you can win a Free Ride In 2012.

Don't miss Saturday evening's prize giveaway, either. US Race Gear is providing a ton of great stuff for NASA drivers.

See you at the track!


• SAVE $50: Autobahn online registration closes soon and HPDE always sells out first. After registrations closes, you'll need to register at the track. Register now and save $50. Learn more about the event here.
• TECH: Did you know you can get your HPDE car Pre-Teched at any SAE certified shop? Simply have them complete the tech form and stamp their SAE number on it. Race cars will need to visit the growing list of NASA Approved Tech Shops.
• EVENT CONFIRMATION: You will receive a detailed event confirmation on the Tuesday before the event.


• HPDE TECH: Meet on grid well before first session to get your car through tech.
• DRIVERS MEETING: Get your car through tech before the meeting or you will most likely miss your first session trying to get ready.
• TRACK ACCESS: Wrist bands will be handed out in the drivers meetings during roll call.
• HPDE SELECTION GUIDE: Check out the HPDE Wizard to see if your experience matches the group you selected. If you want to change, e-mail us this week.
• TIME TRIAL CLASSES: Complete your TT Classification Forms BEFORE you go to the track. Hand it to your TT Leader in your morning Drivers Meeting.
• TIME TRIAL LICENCE IS REQUIRED: Complete the License Renewal or Application before the event.
• Sign Up Before The Deadline and before HPDE is sold out and save $50. Register now!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Road Racing Help?

Do you have an interest in Road Racing? We are looking for some volunteers for our up coming events at BIR. Here is a link to some detailed job discriptions:

Land O' Lakes Region SCCA is always looking for more volunteers to help stage our Road Racing events at BIR.

We have a Double Regional race (with Vintage car racing) at BIR July 9th and 10th. We also will be staffing the SCCA Pro-Race Weekend over Labor Day Weekend. The Pro weekend will include Trans Am, Playboy Cup Miata's, Pro Spec Racer Ford and Pro Formula Enterprise.

Here are some position descriptions. Contact Kathy Gillen (info below) if you can help our our club with your time. Nearly all of the positions do not require any previous experience. We provide free admission, free camping, meals and beverages to our volunteers as well as whole a bunch of gratitude- you will enjoy being a part of these events!

Our volunteers can also do the Lunch-time track touring at no charge.

Radio Equipment Chief: Responsible for ensuring that radios are available and distributed to corners, safety and administration staff. You’ll check radios out in the morning, then collect them at the end of the day and make sure they are on their chargers for the night.

Equipment Chief: Responsible for getting the brooms, fire equipment, and water jugs out to the corners in the morning and pick them up at night. Sunday evening you’ll help put equipment away.

Course Marshal: During the event, you’ll flat tow drivers in (using your truck.) Also respond to requests from Control or Flag Chief to handle various tasks during the day. May also assist Equipment Chief as needed.

Tech Assistant #1: If you’ve helped tech cars before and during races, we need your help! You’ll assist the Chief of Tech to ensure cars have required equipment to race safely.

Tech Assistant #2: No experience necessary. You are organized and willing to help with the paperwork and forms. This is an important position because you’ll dramatically speed up the Tech Process by freeing up the Scrutineers.

Pit. Grid, and Paddock: No experience necessary. You’ll help the various chiefs with traffic control, and manage the entry and exit of cars. You’ll help drivers fasten straps and equipment as needed.

Corner Workers: According to some, this is the best seat in the house! You’ll use flags to help drivers pass, assist the safety crew as needed, and be prepared to keep the drivers safe. No experience necessary. Many drivers also work corners because it helps them better understand the turning points. If you intend to become a driver, work corners to build your expertise!

Runner: Pick up and deliver lunches, assist the Flag Chief with radios, and do many odd jobs and tasks that require flexibility. This is an extremely important job!

For more information on any volunteer position please contact Kathy Gillen at 763-241-8010 or email

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Date of the event: June 25th, Saturday. Please note that we are starting 1 hour later due to the travel.

Price Reduction:
$35.00 for SCCA Members
$50.00 for Non-Members
Due to the course conditions and weather I'm setting up a RallyX Hotline. I will start updating the message on the hotline 72 hours before the event in case of special instructions or event cancellation. (612) 564-0748

Venue Address
13792 White Oak Road
Pine City, MN 55063

1.35 North to Pine City Exit (County Rd 11)
2.Head WEST on County Road 11 for approx 1.7 Miles.
3.Turn RIGHT onto Pioneer Road .9 miles
4.Turn Left onto White Oak Road .4 miles

Competitor registration- All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on Friday, June 24th.  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 preregistration is requested and strongly encouraged by 5PM on June 24th.

SCCA Members: $35.00
Non-SCCA Members*:$50.00
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:
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!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Doug Rippie Motorsports & SCCA-LOL Open House

Open House Tomorrow

Thursday, June 9th at 6pm
Doug Rippie Motorsports (DRM)
1117 Highway 25 North
Buffalo, MN 55313

Join us for an evening of racing conversation at DRM!

Doug Rippie Motorsports is a fully equipped tuner shop specializing in late modelGM performance cars and trucks. We have been in the Corvette aftermarket performance industry since 1992, with racing roots as far back as 1965. DRM has built a reputation building top of the line cars at the track, street, strip, and show. DRM is constantly developing and redeveloping the fastest away around the track. That’s why we have won at the professional level, including World Challenge and the Corvette Challenge championships. DRM continues to push the limits in corvette performance today.

For a map and directions go to with the address above

June Bug RallyCross. 6/25/11

One of our fellow Rally Cross competitors, Josh Jutting has made land available for our June event. The event will be held on SATURDAY JUNE 25th in Pine City, MN!

The venue is conveniently located just a couple short miles west of Pine City off Highway 35. 
13792 White Oak Road
Pine City

13792 White Oak RoadSCCA Members: $35.00
SCCA non-Members: $35.00 + Weekend Membership = $50.00

There will be a special incentive for any/all competitors that compete at this event AND help support Nemadji Trail Rally in Duquette, MN on July 30th. I will supply the details at this event."

Dave Goodman

Team Short Bus takes on BIR w/ Chump car....again....

Our other blog has been somewhat updated w/ results from the weekend prior!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Registration is OPEN for Jack Pine Sprints!
Drivers and Volunteers Register now
You can register for the Double Regional Jack Pine Sprints on July 9-10 at Brainerd International Raceway.
It's easy. It's fun. It's a GREAT competition course!

Drivers and Volunteers register on the same page:

Cendiv and LOL Champ points for this event.

Hotel options and special rates also listed on this link.

Or Go to
 and scroll down to July 9-10. You'll see the SCCA Land O'Lakes Region at Brainerd event.

Time Trials registration will be available in a day or two at
This is perfect for newer drivers who want to practice their skills.
We'll see you at the track!

OPEN HOUSE!  Thursday, June 9th @ 6:00pm

Doug Rippie MotorSports
1117 Hwy 25 N. – Suite 2
Buffalo, MN 55313