Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 25th & 26th auto-x

Lake Superior Pro Rally 10/26 & 27

Lake Superior Performance Rally, the Oldest, Toughest and

Meanest Rally on the Rally Circuit Returns to Houghton, Michigan October 26-27,2012

The Lake Superior Region Car Club would like to announce the18th running of the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) based inHoughton, Michigan again this year. TheLSPR is known as the Oldest, Toughest and Meanest Off-Road event in the countryand is sanctioned by Rally Car/Rally-America in Golden Valley, MN.

The Lake Superior PerformanceRally (LSPR) will be one event over two days. With a Coef.3 Friday and aCoef. 2 Saturday for Rally America seeding only. New this year with be the inception of SuperRally Rules. If you DNF the first night you can come back the next day withapplied penalty road points.

Dates for this year's event is October 25-27, 2012 with Competitorand Worker Registration starting on Thursday October 25th. Fans and Spectatorsare invited to get up-close and personal with the Cars and Drivers on FridayOctober 26th during the Parc Expose at the LSPR Headquarters (Country Inn &Suites) from 1:00pm to 2:15pm(est) prior to the official start of the AutoValue LSPR Rally, the first leg of this two day racing event. Racing officiallystarts Friday at approximately 2:15pm(est) with the first car out from theCountry Inn & Suites on Razorback Drive just off M-26 behind WalMart in Houghton,MI.

This year's LSPR event route starts Friday October 26th with the Auto Value LSPRevent at the Country Inn & Suites and travels to the Moyle Gravel Pit offGreen Acres Road for the first of two stages before heading south to the USForest Service Roads in and near Kenton, Michigan before heading back toHoughton in the early hours of Saturday to the LSPR Headquarters (Country Inn& Suites) for the official finish. Saturday October 27th all the actionmoves to Baraga County for day two of the LSPR event. New to the Baraga County areawill be the Parc Expose in Downtown L'Anse, Michigan near the Marina in thepublic parking area from 9:30am to 10:30am(est) prior to the official start ofthe Rally, the second and final leg ofthis two day racing event. Once again Rally fans and spectators can get upclose and personal with the cars, drivers, co-drivers and teams to learn moreabout Off-Road Pro Rally. The LSPR racing will officially start atapproximately 09:30am on Saturday with the first car out from the Downtown L'AnseMarina and head into the back roads of the Baraga County area for anotherchallenging day of racing. Fans and Spectators will get a second up close peakat the cars and the teams as they come in for service at the L’Anse High Schoolparking lot, spectators are asked to please park outside of the school grounds.

Visit the LSPR web site at forcomplete race information and spectator sites.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

24Hours @ Iowa Speedway: Chump Car 2012

....more later, but here is a start...

Getting some rest the night before....

One hour in, fending off the Porsche 944 "Brain-Nerds", some of the very few dry laps to be had.


Three hours into the race and we are at 8th place! 

Here is what the garage looked like 4 hours into the race; -nissan 240sx in with motor problems -Mustang with a 2.3l turbo swap; blew a head gasket, replacement motor transplant under way -Porche 944, timing belt broke, replacement head being put on

Eight hours into the race and we are in 2nd!!
One of the many crashes....this time the Mitsu. Eclipse/Eagle Talon went into the tire wall.

At 4am, trying to figure out why the car wouldn't run.  Swapped the distributor, found the crank sensor to be slightly damaged, and swapped it.

This is the broken trigger wheel/toner ring/crank signal wheel that broke on our car.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SCCA & Trans-Am @ BIR over Labor Day Weekend!

The Sports Car Club of America - Land Of Lakes chapter will be holding another race along with Trans-Am at Brainderd International Race Way over Labor Day Weekend (9/1& 9/2).

Trans-Am cars are 800+whp tube frame chassis cars; they will have two 40 lap races at the end of both Saturday & Sunday.

Also over on the drag strip will be the 24th Annual Muscle Car Shoot Out.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rally-X 8/11

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, August 10th.

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, August 10th.

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!!
Course conditions will be farmish with a guy in the woods.


Another write up of Chump Car @ BIR

Teamate John wrote up a post about our weekend at BIR.