Friday, July 29, 2011

make weight....

According to SCCA rules the neon needs to weigh 2650lbs coming off of the track (which is fricken lame, if you ask me, especially when miatas need only be 2200lbs or something, anyways I digress)....w/ me, all my gear, and nearly a full take of fuel I come across the scales at 2590.   So instead of adding lead weights in the floor of the passenger seat I am adding back in a "spare tire".  John "Fossco" made a heavy duty mount for the wheel, one that will survive mutliple g-forces.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Car Craft Summer Nationals 2011 pics & videos

 <---my run (fastest of the weekend 44.307)

<--mustang cobra & marauder

 <--another mustang
This is the winning Nova, 45.2sec.  very smooth & controlled.  2nd was a Corvette C6? on Hoosier A6 race tires.
Link to some other pictures....unfortunatly there aren't any of the auto-x in this collection.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ojibwe Forest Rally Needs You!

Volunteers still needed for the Ojibwe Forests Rally Weekend. Want to be part of the action - Sign up Now!

Don’t just imagine… BE THERE! Want the best seat in the house? The best way to spectate is to volunteer. Sign up to work today! It takes an enormous commitment of time and people to organize a rally. You can get in on the excitement and see the racing up close by volunteering as an event worker.

2011 OFR Weekend Schedule will be published here as soon as it’s available.
Most workers get their own intersection in the woods to watch the cars. There are numerous opportunities to work with a group of your friends. Your group or club could volunteer to work together on a stage. Work at spectator areas and get the best parking and watching locations! Fill out our worker registration form.

We have openings for:
Course marshals: See the cars up close and at racing speeds by helping time the cars in and out of checkpoints, guarding access to closed forest roads, and assisting with spectator stages. For the beginning worker, this is a great introduction!

Ham radio operators: Get in on the race communications by transmitting vital information during the progress of the race to the control operator. Previous race experience is not necessary; just a willingness to help keep workers and competitors up-to-date.

Control Workers: Ensure that the times for completion of each stage are accurate. Championships have been won and lost on one tenth of a second. Mathematical ability is not required, just a steady hand on
the watch.

Medical personnel: Although there has never been a serious accident at the event, we plan for emergencies with qualified rescue crews.

Doctors, nurses, EMT’s and First Responders are needed for the safety crews. You can work medical and another specialty too.

Course set up/take down: All the forest roads seen in competition need to be carefully inspected the morning of the event. You can actually drive the rally stages as you put up and take down banner
tape that warns the general public the event is taking place.

More information at or sign up at
Sign up now while there is still time!!!
Thank You!
Bob Carter
Chief of Controls
2011 Ojibwe Forests Rally Weekend
August 26 - 27, 2011