Friday, September 30, 2011

Open House

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lake Superior Pro Rally

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

auto-x 9/25 @ Lacrosse Speedway

event flyer.pdf
"Autocross using current SCCA Solo rules. Sunday is part of the Land O'Lakes Region Championship Series.

Registration begins at 9:00am. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Drivers meeting begins at 11:00am.
Cost is $25.00 for SCCA members with a current membership card, $35.00 for nonmembers.
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.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

auto-x 9/18

Dog Daze Rally-x review

The SCCA-LOL Dog Daze Rally-X, sponsored by NOS Energy Drink, took place on August 21st. The location was hay field located just outside of Pine City. The land was rented to LOL by member and rally-x competitor. Many people camped on the property and partied the night prior.

22 competitors showed up to compete. The cars varied from a plethora of the Subaru name plate, VW Golfs (one of which has been campaigning in Chump Car & 24 Hours of Lemons endurance racing), a Ford Ranger, a Audi V8 Quattro, a future SCCA ITB car among others. Another interesting turn of fate, an old friend has returned home. Mark Utecht's X-rally car has changed hands again. After spending some years on the east coast competing, the Subaru WRX rally car is now back in MN, driven by a road racer name Steven Michael who plans to turn away from tarmac and towards gravel for a while.

There was four run-sets, each run set contained two runs. The best run of each run-set was added for a total time. In the Modified 2-wheel-drive class 1st, and 3rd place were separated by 0.382 seconds! 195.369 seconds for 1st, 195.654 seconds for 2nd, and 195.751 for 3rd. Modified 4-wheel-drive actually had an unprecedented tie for 1st place of 196.917 seconds; which is may be the first time that has happened in LOL Rally-X history.
This event had two different families doing battle with each other. A father & daughter, team Freund competed against each other in their Subaru. This time age and wisdom concurred youth and exuberance. Brother & sister, team Martin duked it out in a mostly stock VW Golf with 220,000 miles on it. The little bother put up a good fight for his first time competing; but lost out to his older sister, by 0.929 seconds!
The next rally-x will be held Sept. 25th at the same location. Spectators and more competitors are welcome. Watch the forums and facebook for more details.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pictures from 9/11/11 & 9/12/11 auto-x

Event was held at Cantebury Park.

Placed 1st is Street Modified Front-Wheel-Drive on saturday, and 3rd on Sunday (a late cone call took my 2nd place away).

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Pics from Dog Daze Rally-X

Not long after the battle at BIR2, the Chumeons Golf was repaired and sent out to battle in an hay field. The mighty Golf took 1st in Modified 2wd (just barely beating the turbo charged honda del sol). This event was held in Pine City, MN.

Pictures are from Josh Jutting