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DawgtoberFast Next Up on October 19th Print E-mail
Written by KCB   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 18:32

The UWFSAE Team will be presenting DawgtoberFast at Shelton on Sunday, October 19th.  This is event #9 in the series, and is the last WWSCC Championship event for 2014. This is a fund raiser for the Husky UWFSAE team, which each year designs and builds an open-wheel car for both national and world competition.  You can read more about the team here: http://uwashingtonfsae.com/

Run/work order is as follows:

AM: STOCK
Run 1, Work 2: SS, WSA, SB, WSC, WSD, SE, WSR, PRO1, TOAM, WNOVAM, NOVAM
Run 2, Work 1: WSS, SA, WSB, SC, SD, WSE, SR, WPRO1, TOAM,
PM: NON-STOCK
Run 1, Work 2: IA, IB, IC, WM, WP, OS, ST2, WST3, PRO2, TOPM
Run 2, Work 1: WIA, WIB, WIC, MA, MB, PA, PB, PC, WOS, WST2, ST3, WPRO2, TOPM, WNOVPM, NOVPM

Registration and Tech will be 7:30-8:30 and 11:30-12:30.  Entry fee is $25 for those who are pre-registered, $30 for on-site entries.

Rent-a-Student will be available for those who would rather donate $20 than do a work assignment; $30 for both day halves if you're running both a.m. and p.m.  Subject to the limitations based on the number of UW guys/gals available.

Pre-registration is available here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:04
 
Understeer/Oversteer at Packwood 9/27-28 Print E-mail
Written by K. Babb   
Monday, 15 September 2014 21:50

It's that time of the year - Torque Steerers will be hosting the annual Understeer and Oversteer 2014 at Hampton Mills in beautiful Packwood WA on 9/27 and 9/28! As usual, this will be a two-event weekend, with events on Saturday and Sunday. Both events are part of the 2014 WWSCC Championship Series, co-sponsored by Jim's Detail Shop and Garth Vader Motorsports.

Registration is already open right here: http://scorekeeper.wwscc.org/register/ww2014

In addition to the great autocrossing at this awesome site, TS will be throwing in a few bonus items:

BONUS #1: There will be a post event Saturday night potluck social at the site in the main Pit Building - TS will provide burgers, hot dogs, condiments and some non-alcoholic beverages. In return for the burger and hot dogs, we ask you to bring a side dish to share, pretty please. Alcohol is permitted on site AFTER the event, please be responsible. This promises to be as much fun as it was last year, and it's becoming a great tradition onto itself.

BONUS #2: In addition to the standard class trophies, Random Accomplishment Awards will be handed out for feats such as Most Improved, Best Poker Hand, Most Consistent, Biggest Grin, and anything else we think will be fun!

Double entries are allowed - Pre-register online - registration is allowed onsite, but there's a $5 discount for pre-registration

Schedule (both days):

AM Session

Registration: 7:30am - 8:30am, Tech inspection: 7:35am - 8:35am, Drivers' Meeting: 9:00am

PM Session

Registration: 11:30am - 12:30pm, Tech inspection: 11:35am - 12:35pm, Drivers' Meeting: 1:15pm, or 45 minutes after completion of AM session

Fees: TS membership is required - $5 for Weekend Membership (good for both days)

Pre-registered

$25 pre-reg TS member

$25+$5 pre-reg TS weekend member

Not Pre-registered

$30 - non-pre-reg TS member

$30+$5 - non-pre-reg TS weekend member

WWSCC Driver Registration Fee: $5 once per year (charged at your first WW event of the year) Second entry of the day is $25

What to bring:

Your valid driver's license

Weather appropriate gear (sun, rain, whatever)

A Snell rated helmet 2000 or newer— Loaner helmets are available . Helmets with only a DOT rating are not allowed due to our insurance requirements.

Side dish if you plan to attend the potluck

Run Groups:
(note you can run both halves of the day, but you can only run in a competition class once per day during your first runs of the day; you can run Time Only all day)

Saturday

AM: STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: WSS, SA, WSB, SC, SD, WSE, SR, WPRO1, TOAM

Run 2, Work 1: SS, WSA, SB, WSC, WSD, SE, WSR, PRO1, TOAM, WNOVAM, NOVAM

PM: NON-STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: WIA, WIB, WIC, MA, MB, PA, PB, PC, WOS, WST2, ST3, WPRO2, TOPM, WNOVPM, NOVPM

Run 2, Work 1: IA, IB, IC, WM, WP, OS, ST2, WST3, PRO2, TOPM

Sunday

AM: NON-STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: WIA, WIB, WIC, MA, MB, PA, PB, PC, WOS, WST2, ST3, WPRO2, TOAM, WNOVAM, NOVAM

Run 2, Work 1: IA, IB, IC, WM, WP, OS, ST2, WST3, PRO2, TOAM

PM: STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: WSS, SA, WSB, SC, SD, WSE, SR, WPRO1, TOPM

Run 2, Work 1: SS, WSA, SB, WSC, WSD, SE, WSR, PRO1, TOPM, WNOVPM, NOVPM

Miscellaneous Site Rules & Info:

Camping is allowed onsite

No fires

No Drugs

No excessive noise after dark

Everyone must sign the waiver

As always, we'll be looking for help with various positions, so if you want to help with something in particular, please send a note to the TS board(Tasha Mikko, Drew Hanft, Steve Atwood, Drew Hanft, and Enrique Garcia) or to the event chairs (Drew Hanft and Karl Coleman.) We really hope you can make the trip to Packwood to support these events - it's one of the best autox sites in the Northwest and it has covered pit and grid areas! See you at the races!

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 22:00
 
Sim Has Quickest Indexed Time at Enduro Lite Print E-mail
Written by Karen Babb   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 21:47

Joey Sim, running ST3 on an STX index, won his class and posted the best indexed time at BEAC's Enduro Lite on Sunday August 24th.  Sim's win in ST3 came at the expense of Geoff Clark, who was in the familiar but not quite as strong Taco Time car for this event. Steven Hui in the M3 rounded out the trophies in 3rd.

Another strong performer was Bill Zerr, driving the Focus this time, taking Pro1 with narrow margin over Dieter Beldi.  Zerr's margin over Beldi in the season points standings is currently at about half a point out of 400.  Glen Hernandez, who missed Enduro Lite due to being out of town for a Corvette gathering, is a close 3rd for the season, with Kevin Dietz right behind.

Joe Burroughs took Novice AM in a Miata, and William Fanchier topped Novice PM in a VW GTI.  The HHR crew was out again, with many of their guys running Novice and Joshua Herget taking a 2nd place trophy.  HHR "pack leader" Dave Lawniczak had to fall back to a buddy's car when his malfunctioned, and ran Time Only.  Once again at the end of the day, the HHR horde demonstrated the cone hauling capabilities of their cars.  Perhaps only the memorable William Batts cop car has been able to fetch more cones in a single load.

Full results are available here: http://www.wwscc.org/event_results/2014/wwscc-11.html

Next WWSCC events are Torque Steerers' Understeer and Oversteer at Packwood September 27-28, and don't forget DawgtoberFast at Shelton on October 19th.  The run/work order season schedule for the Council is here: http://www.wwscc.org/checklists-a-instructions/190-runwork-order-cycle-for-2014.html

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 21:56
 
New BEAC Enduro Format to Debut 8/24 Print E-mail
Written by Karen Babb   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:19

BEAC is trying a twist on the traditional Enduro format this year.  Instead of leaving the Start once, getting one practice lap and then four consecutive individually-timed laps, you'll leave the Start twice, each time getting one practice lap and two consecutive individually-timed laps.  So it's like two mini-Enduros.  This is being tried to help address some of the concerns about the Enduro format, primarily that you only really get one chance to think about the course in detail before you drive.  With the "Enduro Lite" concept you get two chances, each of which consists of a practice lap and two separately-timed consecutive laps.  The total number of counted laps will be four; you'll actually get to go around the course six total times.

This is event #6 in the WWSCC 2014 Championship Series.  Entry fee is $25 pre-registered, $30 on-site.  You can pre-register using the link at the left or here: http://scorekeeper.wwscc.org/register/ww2014.  Deadline for pre-registration is 11:59 p.m. Friday 8/22.

Run/work groups are per the 2014 schedule, which is here and for this event it looks like this:

AM: NON-STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: IA, IB, IC, WM, WP, OS, ST2, WST3, PRO2, TOAM

Run 2, Work 1: WIA, WIB, WIC, MA, MB, PA, PB, PC, WOS, WST2, ST3, WPRO2, TOAM, WNOVAM, NOVAM


PM: STOCK

Run 1, Work 2: SS, WSA, SB, WSC, WSD, SE, WSR, PRO1, TOPM, WNOVPM, NOVPM

Run 2, Work 1: WSS, SA, WSB, SC, SD, WSE, SR, WPRO1, TOPM

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:19
 
Close Races Get Closer at Autopilot Print E-mail
Written by Karen Babb   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:14

Bill Zerr took his second PRO1 class win in a row, and the overall battle in that class between Dieter Beldi and Glen Hernandez tightened to a margin of less than 0.6 points out of 500.  Watch out for Kevin Dietz, though; he's missed a couple of events but his 3-event total of 298.166 makes him a likely contender as the season progresses.

In some of the Stock classes, Scott Dixon has firm control of SA; Kurt Rehm leads Gene Baker in SB; Rick Smale is 4-for-4 in SE.  All three were winners at Autopilot.

ST2 and ST3 have good races going, with Nick Ruiz presently on top of ST2 (but Greg Lee has won the last two events he showed up for).  ST3 shows Geoff Clark winning when he makes it out  (with Dan Podhola not far behind), but the current season points leaders are Russ Hill and Larry Carnahan.  An interesting battle of Miata vs. Neon ACR.

A fun treat at this event was the attendance of five enthusiastic Chevy HHR drivers, led by Dave Lawniczak's now-familiar (and mean looking) dark blue 2009 version.  Sam Dai came on top of the group who ran in NovPM, and Seth Butkey showed the versatility of his black (with purple flames!) HHR by helping bring most of the course cones back to the equipment truck when the event was over.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:45
 
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