Thursday, July 26, 2012

Auto-x July 29th in Winona

Monday, July 23, 2012

Video from CarCraft Auto-x 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Car Craft Summer Nationals Auto-x 7/21, 22, 23

Come help us put on this event and watch some muscles cars compete!
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.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring out a car and make use of the auto-x course!

......please sign up using the link will get an email w/ further instructions, we also need to get a list of names to the gate works.    If you decided you want to come or are even thinking about it and you cannot sign up online, please get a hold of me.

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 24th9:30am - 12:30pm auto-x and launch box
12:30pm - 1:30pm clean up

Thursday, July 12, 2012

our Chump Car is on Autoweek!

well of our drivers is a free lance writer.  He wrote up an article that appeared on AutoWeek's blog!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rally-X July 29th @ Cannon Falls

Are you ready to get down and dirty? It's been over two months, so it's time to get your rallycross fix! We're heading back to Cannon Falls on July 29th!

Venue Address
3830 325th St
Cannon Falls, MN 55009


Please come in from 30th St. Do not follow your gps. If we want to continue using this site we need to keep the neighbors happy.

No unloading/loading/parking (even temporary) on the main road. ONLY in the landowners driveway.

Competitor registration- All competitors are urged to register and pre-pay no later than 5PM on Friday, July 27th.

To register and Pay


SCCA Members: $45.00
Non-SCCA Members*:$60.00
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).

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)

Dave 612-408-1704


Online preregistration is requested and strongly encouraged by 5PM on Friday, July 27th.

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/M2000 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!!



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

Car Craft Summer Nationals 2012

Web link to more info

July 20th ~ July 22nd at the MN State Fair Grounds
SCCA will putting on an auto-x for Car Craft, come see old school muscle cars competing for time.  We are looking for volunteers to help put the event on.  Volunteers get free admission, parking will be available very near the auto-x, and get some fun runs in before, and during lunch.  ALSO, for every 4 hours a person works, they get a $10 gift certificate for any LOL event!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ojibwe Forest Rally 2012

The 2012 Ojibwe Forest Rally is rapidly approaching and we are in need of help!

This year brings a one day rally with new headquarters in Detroit Lakes, MN.

We need to build 3 stage teams to cover 30 competitors and 98 stage miles!

If you can help, please register to volunteer at:

If you can't make it, please pass on to anyone who might be interested!

More extensive information is available: and

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact me at:

Paul Rosholt
Chief of Controls
Ojibwe Forest Rally 2012

Nemadji Trail Rally #2

Nemadji Trail Rally is back for the 2nd round of the 2012 series on

July 21st in Duquette, MN!

Do you want to see real cars, real roads, going real fast?

Get the best seat in the house by volunteering as a course marshal, control worker, or radio operator (Ham lic.).
This event is a regional rally just north of Sandstone in Duqette,

MN. Please preregister at

Monday, July 2, 2012

Chump Car Challenge @ Brainderd Intl. Raceway 6/30& 7/1

I will try to add some more information later, but for now here are some pictures.

About three hours into the race saturday the rear wheel decided it didn't want to be on the car any longer.  Some how the John, the driver, was able to drive the car back to the pits....the was perfectably balanced and was able to drive w/ only three wheels!

Here is the rotor out on the track, it was so hot, it melted part of the track!

Here one can see that the rotor hat is still bolted to the wheel.  The caliper carrier broke, the brake caliper swung around and put a hole into the wheel.

Here is what the rear axle beam looked like once we pulled it off of the car.

Here is the bent strut tower.  We later bent it closer to where it belongs w/ a 4' pipe.  

Near as we can tell, there most likely was some sort of rear wheel bearing failure.  Despite the bearings being fairly new, recently regreased with a super high quality grease, and be re-tourqed properly.  I have seen these bearing fail before, but never like this, but then again they weren't doing nearly 90mph on a sweeping right hand turn! 


Two team members Scott & Collin drove back to Minneapolis to obtain some of our spare parts, including a new rear axle beam.  Parts that were replaced were: rear axle beam, rear stub axle/spindle, rotors *2, bearings *4, hard brake line, brake caliper, brake caliper carrier, and lots of brake fluid.  We were very fortunate to have one of those temporary garages, 10'*20' w/ screens for walls, whice did an excellent job of keeping away the misqutoes!  We finished the job at 2am! We would be able to take the green flag on Sunday!

Passing (or being passed?) our buddies SlugWerks in the Carousel.

We finished 4th place!  Two laps down from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place cars!  No prizes for us other than a shout out from the race organizer.   

Thanks to:

The local newspaper in Brainerd did a short story on Chump Car, check it out.