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August 2012

Volume 57, No. 8

The Official Publication of the Finger Lakes Region, Sports Car Club of America.

General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, August 7 Targa Newfoundland - Adrienne Hughes and Roy Hopkins Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617


Finger Lakes Region - SCCA Elected Positions

2011 Board of Directors

Regional Executive Michael Toombs...............(585) 328-2617 152 Gillette St. Rochester, NY 14619-2227 re@flr-scca.com Assistant Regional Executive Dave Ciufo ...................... (585) 346-5002 6488 Coe Rd. Livonia, NY 14887-9306 assist-re@flr-scca.com Treasurer Elizabeth Thiel ................ (585) 671-9995 Fax (585) 266-0942 753 Klem Rd. Webster, NY 14580 treasurer@flr-scca.com Secretary Carl F. Dresie ................. (585) 544-6482 119 Brookview Dr. Rochester, NY 14617-3903 secretary@flr-scca.com Activities Director Mary Hartman ........................................... 2840 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624-4807 activitiesdirector@flr-scca.com Directors Chris DeMinco ............... (585) 359-6792 980 Rush Scottsville Rd Rush, NY 14543-9781 director3@flr-scca.com Charles Tanck ................. (585) 467-4993 175 Eastgate Drive Rochester, NY 14617-4104 director1@flr-scca.com Mark Eksten ................... (585) 766-2777 872 North Winton Road Rochester, NY 14609-6836 director2@flr-scca.com Fran McAllister .............. (585) 750-4674 33 Red Bud Rd. Rochester, NY 14624-4717

Appointed Positions Race

Competition Board Fran McAllister (585) 750-4674 clubracing@flr-scca.com Dave Ciufo....................... (585) 346-5002 Peter Kummer.................. (585) 624-2853 Russell Jaslow ................. (585) 724-5890 Mary Hartman ............... (585) 426-3288 Erik Shepard .................. (585) 269-7097 Rich Smith (585) 703-0631 “Westware HO!” Race Chairman Lew Giesy.......................... (315)597-9637 “FUN ONE” Race Chairman Chris DeMinco ............... (585) 467-4993 funone@flr-scca.com

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Chief Registrar Marsha Toombs .............. (585) 328-2617 registrar@flr-scca.com Chief, Timing & Scoring Carl F. Dresie .................. (585) 544-6482 ts@flr-scca.com Chief, Flagging and Communication Barbara Lissow............... (585) 773-7912 fc@flr-scca.com Chief, Starter John Flowers................... (607) 546-2369 starter@flr-scca.com Chief, Grid ............................................................. TBA Chief, Pitts and Paddock ............................................................. TBA Chief, Scrutineering Bruce Perry..................... (585) 382-9234 tech@flr-scca.com Chief, Sound Control Jim Craven ..................... (585) 889-5363 sound@flr-scca.com NYSRRC Representative Mary Hartman................ (585) 426-3288 flrrep@nysrrc.org

Chief, Sound Control Edwin Jeffries ................ (585) 730-2778 edwinjeffries@gmail.com Chief, Workers George Modlin ............. (585) 265-9599 gandemo@gmail.com Chief, Waivers Brian Buchman (585) 747-3808 bbuchman@johnholtz.com

Rally Chair ............................................................. TBA Interim RoadRally Chair Tom Langdon................. (315) 524-2260 rally@flr-scca.com RallyCross Chair Tony Zanni..................... (585) 281-2510 rallycross@flr-scca.com

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Solo Board Jeff Colegrove ................. (585)678-1322 solo_chair@flr-scca.com Brian Buchman ............ (585) 747-3808 bbuchman@johnholtz.com Dave Avery..................... (585) 415-8003 david.avery@kodak.com Alan Smith .................... (585) 359-4688 asmith2357@aol.com Mike Stutzman.............. (585) 889-2564 stutz@eartling.net Chief Registrar Shaun Hallam ................... (585) 455-9607 shallam@rochester.rr.com Chief, Safety Steward Dave Avery....................................... (585) david.avery@kodak.com Chief, Technical Inspection Jim Hoelscher................ (585) 247-9596 jhoelsch@rochester.rr.com Chief, Novice Program Alan Smith .................... (585) 359-4688 asmith2357@aol.com Chief, Timing & Scoring and Results Tom Weaver .................. (585) 978-2966 thomas.w.weaver@gmail.com

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Administrative Positions

Membership Mike Brunner (585) 752-7233 membership@flr-scca.com TOP END Editor Carl Dresie (585) 544-6482 editor@flr-scca.com Merchandise Chris McAllister (585) 872-2530(days) merchandise@flr-scca.com Equipment Chairman Alan Blood (585) 242-9039 equipment@flr-scca.com Regional Historian Lynn Randall (585) 451-5298 historian@flr-scca.com Webmaster MaryAnne Shults (949) 768-2609 webmaster@flr-scca.com Managers Meridith Croucher......... (315) 331-5354 chairman@stpr.org Lewis Giesy..................... (315) 597-9637 lgiesy@localnet.com Alan Smith ..................... (585) 359-4688 rallymaster@stpr.org Treasurer Joyce Bucknam............... (315) 597-5668 treasurer@stpr.org

NEDiv Administrative Positions

Area 10 Director John Walsh ..................... (585) 546-5670 244 Mendon Center Rd Honeoye Falls, NY 14472-9335 NEDiv Executive Steward, Race Earl Hurlbut ....................(585) 219-4891 ehurlbut@rochester.rr.com NEDiv RoadRally Steward Steve McKelvie.................(508) 520-7135 shanna12@comcast.net NEDiv RallyCross Steward Scott Beliveau..................(603) 524-4305 beliveau@aavid.com NEDiv Solo Steward David Newman ............. (610) 433-5690 dn59@verizon.net NEDiv Solo Safety Steward Bruce Bellom ................. (914) 739-6815 brubel51@aol.com Additional positions: see http://www.nescca. com/nescca_main/contacts.html

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EDITOR/ADVERTISING Carl F. Dresie 119 Brookview Dr. Rochester, NY 14617-3903 (585) 544-6482 e-mail: cfdresie@cs.com

RE’s Report....................................................4 July Membership Meeting...................... 4 - 5 July 10 BOD Minutes .................................. 5 June BOD Minutes ................................. 5 - 6 FLR News .............................................. 6 - 9 Membership News .................................. 6 Membership Recognition .................. 7 - 9 Driver’s Social Information ....................... 10 Solo ..................................................... 11 - 14 Event 4 Results .............................. 11 - 12 Event 5 Results ............................. 13 - 14 Rally ................................................... 15 - 16 Rally Meeting Notes.............................. 15 RallyCross Article ......................... 15 - 16 June 30 RallyCross Results ................... 16 Race .................................................... 17 - 20 New Shoe ..................................... 17 & 20 FLR at Glen Nationals .......................... 17 Westward Ho! Results ................... 18 - 19 Classified Ads ........................................... 21 Membership Form ...................................... 22 Calendar...............................inside back cover Last Pit ....................................... Back Cover

CO-EDITOR/COPY EDITOR Lynn Randall 15 Diana Dr. Scottsville, NY 14546 (585) 889-1289 e-mail: lynnscca@rochester.rr.com TOP END CIRCULATION Change of Address Notify the SCCA National Office in Topeka and the Membership Chair: Mike Brunner 228 Robert Quigley Dr. Apt-1 Scottsville, NY 14546 (585) 752-7233 e-mail: membership@flr-scca.com And/Or: The EDITOR (see above)

Cover Photo: “Iron Man” Dave Ciufo spent a total of 3:30:41.711 in competition in 13 sessions at the June 23 and 24 Westward Ho! races at Nelson Ledges. Mike Toombs photo. Hard at work in the “tower” at Westward Ho! Marie Sheehe photo

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REPort Mike Toombs Regional Executive I thought I had better let you know that both of my computers are working better today. I was able to find an old keyboard so that I could get my desktop up and running in “Safe Mode” and then I could remove a patch and get the machine running again. So that is all that happened between last month and now. Wait there was a race that the region put on in Ohio in June. We once again resurrected Westward Ho! and we are hoping that we will break even. As I said last month we are giving a 10% discount at the Fun One this fall to anyone who entered Westward Ho! Marsha and I heard some crews talking about making the trip to Watkins Glen for the first time to run in the Fun One. So I think that we are going to find a bump in entry come September. I need to thank Lew and Wilma Giesy for all of the work they put into the race. We have changed the format the past couple of times we ran the event and assuming that we return next year I’m thinking that we should follow the same format we ran this year. The weekend before Westward, I and a quite a few region member made the trip to Ayer, MA for the Solo National Tour. This two day event was held at an old Army airbase northeast of Boston. We had a good time, but I keep hoping that I figure how to drive the car better. It was easy when I could blame the car, now I have trouble because I know the car is good and it’s only my driving to blame. So I keep going to events and keep trying to learn how to drive my car. I blew it; I was supposed to have the nominating committee together by the July 1. For some reason I always 4

have trouble remembering to do this on time. I know that this is important, because we have had to delay the vote a couple of years ago so that we could get the information out. So if someone calls you and asks you to run for office, please take the time and think about it. We currently have a racing centric board of directors and I would like to see more involvement from rally and solo competitors.

Race Report Westward Ho! – Lew Giesy The event went well with 87 cars entered on Saturday. There were four Miatas running in two classes and 14 total cars also running in the Enduro. It is expected that the event will be slightly less than break even.

Until next month, Mike

The weekend gave us some good ideas on the format to use in the future.

Meeting Minutes Finger Lakes Region, SCCA General Membership Meeting Minutes July 10, 2012 Location: Conference Center, Camp Eastman, Irondequoit, NY 14617 Regional Executive Mike Toombs called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. The following is arranged by topic and may not be in chronological order. Activities – Mary Hartman Roy Hopkins and Adrienne Hughes will be presenting a program on the Targa Newfoundland at the August meeting. Bob Henderson will be the guest speaker at the September 4 general membership meeting.

Westward Ho! competitors will receive a 10% discount on their entry into the Fun One.

Fun One 2012 A budget has been approved and the supplemental regulations are near final. Rally Report - Alan Smith The STPR® wrap-up meeting is scheduled for August 12 in the Watkins Glen State Park. Rally Cross Eighteen competitors ran at the July 1 RallyCross at Perry’s Park. (Results are printed on page xx of the August issue of Top End. Ed.) Summer Road Rallies A “destination” rally running from Canandaigua to the Glenn A Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport is scheduled for the end of September. This will be a simple course following event using paved roads with scoring based on answering questions from observations

Membership Report – Mike Brunner The region currently has 416 members, an increase of one since June 5. New Business – Mike Toombs A nominating committee is being named. The committee needs representation from the Solo and Rally groups as well as Road Racing. Program – Mary Hartman Membership recognition followed the meeting.

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made along the route. Rallymasters are Executive; Elizabeth Thiel, Treasurer; Lynn Randall (route) and Carl Dresie Mary Hartman, Activities Chair; Carl (organization). Dresie, Secretary; Chris DeMinco, Fran McAllister and Charles Tanck, Directors. Solo Report – Jeff Colegrove

The fourth event of the 2012 Finger The meeting was called to approve a Lakes Region’s Solo series was held budget for the Fun One 2012. July 1 at the Rochester Institute of New Business Technology with 93 cars registered. The Elizabeth presented budget next event will be held at RIT on July 15. calculations based on 225 and 250 The Street Survival School scheduled entries. for August 11 will be rescheduled. The The expenses are the same for both Solo to be held August 12 has been proposals based on 150 workers, 500 moved to August 11. This change served at the pig roast, two hours of eliminates a conflict with the Western overtime and a minimum expenditure New York region. for awards, t-shirts and program. Wine Treasurer’s Report – Elizabeth Thiel will not be served at the party and beer We have money in the checking will be limited. account. All bills presented to date have Both 225 and 250 entries show a been paid. Not all of the Westward Ho! small positive cash flow. bills have been received. The Fun One 2012 budget has been approved. The budget was passed on a motion Financial statements are available for by Fran, seconded by Charlie. review from Elizabeth. The meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m. The meeting was adjourned on a Respectfully submitted, motion by Andy Smith, seconded by Carl F. Dresie, Secretary Lyn Wechsler. Membership recognition followed the June 26, 2012 meeting. (See awardees and comments Location: Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 on pages x-x. Ed.) Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY 14617 Respectfully submitted, Carl F. Dresie, Secretary

Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Mike Toombs called the meeting to order at 7:43 p.m. Officers and directors present: Michael Toombs, Regional Executive; Dave Ciufo, Assistant Regional Executive; Elizabeth Thiel, Treasurer; Mary Hartman, Activities Chair; Carl Dresie, Secretary; Chris DeMinco, Fran McAllister and Charles Tanck, Directors.

Others present: Jeff Colegrove, Solo Chair; Lew Giesy, Westward Ho! Chair, Location: Conference Center, Camp Bob Henderson and John Walsh. Eastman, Irondequoit, NY 14617 Items are presented by subject and Mike Toombs called the meeting to may not be in chronological order. order at 6:40 p.m. The minutes of the May 29, 2012 Officers and directors present: board of directors meeting were approved Michael Toombs, Regional Executive; on a motion by Charlie, seconded by Dave Ciufo, Assistant Regional Dave. July 10, 2012

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Activities Report – Mary Hartman Mary reported that pre-registration for the July 10 Membership Recognition Picnic is coming along, we expect 60 plus people. Adrienne Hughes and Roy Hopkins will give a presentation on Targa Newfoundland at the August 7 meeting. Bob Henderson will be talking about his boat trip from Geneva, NY to Florida at the September 4 meeting. Other Notes Lew noted that C.T. “Chuck” Gillens passed away last week. John Wolf of RCA also passed away last week. Race Report We have received a proposal from Deanna Flanagan in the national SCCA office to include the BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour in out 2013 Glen National. They want a time certain start. Mike will check with Deanna regards to what our advantage would be. Westward Ho! 2012 – Lew Giesy Except for a few problems that the drivers experienced we had a very good event. Financially we are close to break even. (Results are printed in the August issue of Top End. Ed.) There were 14 Formula First cars on track. They requested to have the qualifying race was converted to a second qualifying session at the request of the Formula First drivers. Lew stated that the format was successful. Fun One 2012 The competition board met prior to the board meeting and worked on defining race details such as scheduling and grouping. Elizabeth presented a draft covering part of the expenses in a budget based on the 2011 information. This should define if we need to cut expenses and where they can be cut. Controlling hospitality costs is a major concern. Awards, favors and program costs were not included in the draft budget. Entry levels are expected to be down. 5


The discount for the Westward Ho! entries needs to be handled by paying at the track and not through MotorsportReg. The race will be part of both the Kryder and NYSRRC series’. Disbursement of the driver donations to the worker fund was discussed. A random drawing to verified workers could be the best solution. Chris DeMinco will be race chair until the start of the weekend. Mike Toombs will assume the chair duties at that point. Rally Report Details for a social style destination rally are being worked on. Lynn Randall has ideas for the route. The goal is to get a wider range of region members involved in “fun” rallies. A Sunday at the end of September is the best possibility. Easy tulip style course following, paved roads, no checkpoints, questions regarding observations along the route, discount for “vintage” cars. Lew noted that STPR® had 45 of the 65 cars entered complete the rally. Solo Report The next Solo is scheduled for July 1. Mike needs to get keys made for the door of Solo van; it cannot be made on a standard machine. About twenty Finger Lakes Region members attended the recent National Solo. Sound levels were strictly enforced. Treasurer’s Report – Elizabeth Thiel The profit and loss by class statement for January 1 through June 26, 2012 was distributed for review. All but some of the bills for Westward Ho! were included in the statement. The deposit for Westward Ho! was included in the 2011 statement. The last Top End bill from FedEx of $828 and a SCCA printing bill of $13.24 also have yet to be entered in the P&L statement.

Not all income and refunds for Westward Ho! have been reported. The treasurer’s report was accepted on a motion by Dave, seconded by Carl. The meeting was adjourned at 9:33 p.m. on a motion by Dave, seconded by Chris. Respectfully submitted, Carl F. Dresie, Secretary

FLR News

Membership News and Information

Welcome to the Finger Lakes Region, SCCA

Dr. Chad Gregory Malone Ind Two Years Club Racing, Rally, Solo Web Site

Bill Rogerson Regular Solo Phone Inquiry - N O

Welcome back

Jason LaManna Family Club Racing Family Conversions

Don’t forget to renew Michael J. Brownell Shawn Clapham Amy Sue Kruger Stephen K. Lawless Andy Manzer Scott Prior Christopher Shaver Gregory Shaver Lucy Williamson

Evan, Ryan and Tammy Fish Family Family Conversions

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Membership Recognition Picnic, July 10. 2012

25-year members Fran Celona, Dave Goodnight, Joyce Bucknam, Dave Ciufo and Diane Skelton Mike Brunner photo.

40-year member Lyn Wechsler sharing a remembrance with 45 year member Bill Coykendall Mike Brunner photo.

30-year members Russell Jaslow, Charlie Cook, Tina Reeves, Mike Cianciosi and Baarb Lissow Mike Brunner photo.

Elizabeth Thiel and Fran McAllister reviewing budget information Mike Brunner photo.

35-year members, Lew and Wilma Giesy Mike Brunner photo.

Brian Fallon and Bob Henderson Mike Brunner photo.

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Membership Recognition 5 Years Nicholas John Babin Christopher Allen England Al George James J. Hayslip Christian Nissen Paul Quinn Tashko Sarakinov James D Smith Charles Tanck* 10 Years David W Avery* John J Cass Chris De Minco* Edwin E Hartman Ann Kearney Sheryl Little Laurie Scribner

15 Years Curtis Braun Brian Fallon* Douglas Hall Heidi Hall Tom Kearney Ena A Knab* Todd Miller Adam C. Schoonmaker Diane G Swinehart* Gary G Thomas 20 Years Alice Dillon Kyla Dillon Robert Guhde* J Scott Moller Allan Robbins Julie K Shaver Michael P Stutzman G Stephen Waybright John R Williamson Lucy Williamson

25 Years Gerald William Alaimo Jr Gerald Alaimo Sr Joyce Bucknam* Francis M Celona* David J Ciufo* Nancy Dehmler David Goodnight* Scott Grinnell Rhonda Rizzo Tim Rizzo Diane E Skelton 30 Years Michael Cianciosi* Charlie Cook* Melvin C Dillon, Jr. Russell Jaslow* Barbara Lissow* Tina M Reeves* Judy A Schoonmaker Debbi Segall MaryAnne Curry Shults

35 Years Lewis Giesy* Wilma Giesy* Alf Zeller 40 Years Christopher J Bucknam* Lyn A Wechsler* 45 Years Bill Coykendall* Tom Palmer* Wayne Scheible Special recognition Gene Dinkel* George Morris* *present at the picnic

George Morris and Gene Dinkel Remembrances by Bob Henderson It is my distinct pleasure this evening to offer special recognition to two very long term members, George Morris and Gene Dinkel. 78 Bennington Drive Rochester, NY 14616 585-621-8200

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George joined the Finger Lakes Region in 1956, and Gene joined in 1959.Both have served as RE, and Assistant RE. Both have been members of the Board of Directors for multiple years. Both have served as editors of Top End. George was Comp. Board Chairman for nearly ten years. Gene has been chairman of both our National Race, and the Fun One several times. Well,you get the idea! No wonder that each of them has received the “Outstanding Contribution to the Region” award, the Region’s highest honor, in more than one year. George and Gene were also passionate race drivers. George has raced for a span of more than fifty years, and still owns most of the cars that he raced, including a Mercedes Benz 190SL that was his first race car! George was his own engineer, mechanic and preparer. He prepared his race cars HIS way, and he did it RIGHT, and it showed in his finishing record. Gene raced a Pinto and a Buick for several years, and was also a “collector.” He only recently sold his Buick race car. Gene was a P.R. and advertizing person by trade. He brought those skills to the Region in his race events, by writing about them and our members.

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George was honored last September by induction into the Watkins Glen Drivers’ Walk of Fame for his long and distinguished career of racing at the Glen. We are fortunate that both George and Gene are with us this evening. You guys have been a very meaningful part of the heart and soul and success of the Finger Lakes Region for over fifty years. THANK YOU! We will always treasure your friendshop and contributions to Finger Lakes Region.

Bill Coykendall FLR National Road Racing Champion 45 year member. Bill joined FLR in 1967, he owned an MGB, using it to compete in gymkhanas (ask the solo driver what this was!). He ran with mild success against competitors such as Dave Elder. The next year he bought an old tired Bug Eye Sprite, and ran dirt track events at the fairgrounds. These were fun events, and Bill never planned on going on much further with competitive driving. His next vehicle to enter the picture was a Z28 Camaro; He did well in this car, but never did beat a guy named Red Kozinski. Bill finally decided to go racing, and being wise, he rented a car from Barry Budlong, a Datsun 510, for his driver school. Bill said that the school was a revelation of many things to him. Quoting Bill, “This was not just about how to drive, but also a lot about your own psyche which you might not have been aware.” As it turned out, Bill could go no further in his schooling process, as Lou Gigliotti was going to qualify for the Runoffs at Road Atlanta in it. Ultimately Lou did qualify and went to the national runoffs in it. At the end of the season, Bill purchased that car and took it to his second driver school at Summit Point. 10

Then, the race team of “Chiropractic on the Move” began. His first volunteer crew member was Roger Meredith, and then Mike Plain offered his help, followed by Jim McBride, and Lyn Wechsler. Not everyone starts out with a crew consisting of an RE, and member of the BOD, and the regional Flag Marshal. They registered the first win at Nelson Ledges, followed by two wins at the Glen 100. In 1975, Showroom stock became a national class. All in all, with six races in nine weeks, three engine changes, on set of rings, and a lot of education, Bill became received his National Competition License. In July of 1976, Bill won his first national race, in a very appropriate place, Watkins Glen. After that, he burst on the national scene like a July firecracker. Bill’s wife Missy joined FLR in 1975, and took to the racing life with great grace. She and four kids travelled to all the races in their motor home, packing and unpacking, making meals, and doing laundry each week for the whole racing season. Between weekends, Bill also had an active Chiropractic office in Greece, hence the name of the place that paid the racing expenses. Before this driving bug struck, Bill was Chief of Race Communications Association, of which he is very proud. RCA gave Bill a connection to motor racing the few drivers have. He met and dealt with some of the most prestigious names in the racing world. Bill was also FLR Flag Marshal until he began racing. Bill continued to race throughout the late 70s, competing with, and beating such well known racers as Rob Dyson, Bob Leitzenger, and Paul (PL) Newman. On his first trip to the Runoffs, he came in second in his class, only beaten by Elliott Forbes Robinson. The following year, he took first, making him a one of only four National Champions that FLR has produced. Needless to say, He won the Rookie Driver of the year trophy in 1975, Most Improved Driver in 1970, and in 1980, won FLR Driver of the Year.

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Tom Palmer “As I moved from my first car, a ‘41 Ford ($50 barn find), to a ‘52 Chevy (with a Buick V8 engine), and then, at age 20 to a sharp used ‘60 Austin Healey 3000 roadster (I was making $1.55/hr. at the time)...I gain a love of “sports cars.” I don’t know how I head of SCCA, but I found FLR at the old Colonial Hotel in 1967 and joined. There were less than 100 members back then; most owning some form of imported fun car, and about 70 or so would show up every month for meetings. Great meetings, and a great bunch of people...they rallied, raced, crewed and worked. Cars and car talk was the focus. And maybe a little beer. Stuffed a Ford 289 V8 into my Healey, a very fun car to drive. Then I decided to go to Driver School. At the time I was owner of “Ol Yeller VII”... not really the correct car for a novice. High horsepower Corvette F1 engine in a lightweight car. It had been stored for quite a while...finally got it running the night before the event and actually moving (after we unfroze the clutch). Hit the track with no idea about the car’s handling or braking. With the same tires it had been sitting on for years...they had the grip of polished concrete! Proud to have been one of the founding STPR Pro Rally members, along with Bob Henderson, Bill Leathersich, John Robinson and others. We had to take multiple trips to Wellsboro just to convince the local authorities that we weren’t the Hell’s angels of the automobile world. With apology, I was pretty active in FLR until I found another interest... The National Warplane Museum. Got to spend many hours working of the WW2 warbirds. After having the controls of our B17 handed to me for an hour one day, I caught the flying bug and went on to get my pilot’s permit. I was Flight Line Chief of the “Wings of Eagles” Air Show for quite a few years...one of the best warbird air shows in the country at the time. Good fortune of hooking up with Rochester’s own Bob Tullius each year he and Brian with show up with 3 planes. Bob’s planes are as clean as his Group 44 cars, especially his P51 Mustang.

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Hey..maybe I should become a little more active again... Thank you..

Wayne Scheible 45 year member Wayne’s name first appeared in John Castle’s history of the Finger Lakes Region as winning a combined rally with Triumph Club. He and his wife Pat were well known rallyists in the 1960s and 1970s, when the club ran a rally a month. He was chief of controls for an FLR Divisional Rally held in 1968. In 1969, he and Pat won the best rally driver and navigator award from the Region. Wayne served as Activities Director in 1970. He was chairman of an ice cross on Honeoye Lake in conjunction with the Honeoye Winter Carnival. He also autocrossed in the 1970s, running in E stock. During this time, their son Karl was taken along on rallies, and was allowed to work checkpoints when he was old enough to do so. Karl, with good rally genes, went on to Pro Rally, and won the US Group N champion and the Overall North American Rally Champion. Karl drove the “Cute Car” beetle in Pro Rally in early 90s, which was a factory ride for VW, which made Karl a TV star! Karl said his greatest thrill was when he and Dad Wayne competed in, and took third overall in the Pro Rally, “Rim of the World.”

Forty Years Ago in FLR 1972 Olgerts Sneidze was RE, and Tom Palmer was Activities Director. Bill Coykendall was Chief of Flagging and Communication. Wayne Scheible won first in a regional rally named “Matchbox Rally”. John Castle was Chair of the Fun One which saw 162 entries, with a Saturday evening party in the basement of Seneca Lodge. Racing had become the major focus of the

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region, while participation in rally and autocross was way down. The region had only one autocross this year, and the rally program gave out no awards, due to lack of interest. Two young men arrived on the scene, helping the region turn its focus around again. These people were Chris Bucknam and Lyn Wechsler.

Chris Bucknam 40 year member Chris joined Finger Lakes in 1972, with an interest mainly in autocross. Throughout the years, he has been first in High Points in 1978, when he won first in C Prod autocrossing. He served as Activities Director in 1978 and 1979. In 1982, Chris was awarded the Region’s Alex Lafontant Trophy, for Outstanding Contribution to the Region. In 1978, he also was the NEDiv champion in DPrep. In 1980, with his varied interests, was Race Chair of the FLR National at Watkins Glen. Chris was Assistant RE in 1982, and became RE in 1983. In 2005, he was again Asst. RE. Chris’ major contribution however, was getting the solo program back on its feet, after, due to lack of interest in 1976. At that time, both the rally and solo programs were in danger of going under. Chris wrote a Top End article explaining what fun it was to Solo, which was a good part of the resurgence of interest in that aspect of the club. Somewhere along the line, Chris met his lovely wife, Joyce, and they produced a son, Jake who is taking after his father in the solo program. This is another FLR family of whom the region is proud.

Lyn Wechsler 40 year member Lyn, as mentioned before was a crew member for Dr. Bill. He was also instrumental in letting our Race

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Physician, at the National Race in 1978, Dr. Pat Newman, meet her idol, the actor of the same name. She was chief of neurology at Upstate Medical in Syracuse, and had agreed to be our physician for free, if only she could meet PL. I thought for quite a while to see how could make this come about, and finally decided to just go over to where their cars were gridded. Lyn was standing against Bill’s car, and I shouted loud enough for PL to hear, “Lyn, I want you to meet our track doc, PL Newman (. I was not lying, as her name was Patricia Louise.) Lyn turned around, as did the driver of the car next to theirs, yes, and the famed actor/driver. Paul came over and asked if that was really her name, and she assured him that it was. PL allowed a picture to be taken with the other PL Newman, which I imagine is still on her desk in Syracuse. Lyn was my first station captain at the Fun One of 1974. I had been prodded into flagging the event as most of the usual flaggers had come down with pneumonia after the October Grand Prix. Fun One races were in October back then, and there always was a problem getting flaggers. He was a good teacher, as I continued on to get my National F and C. license. A perk of being on station with Lyn was getting a ride in his yellow Lotus Europa. Lyn was Assistant RE in 1975 and RE in 1976 and 1977. He continued to be a crew member for Dr. Bill, and was awarded the Mechanic of the Year award in 1984. Lyn has maintained his membership in FLR, but divides his time between Rochester and California. He has continued his interest in Finger Lakes Region for forty years. 35 year members Lew and Wilma Giesy and Alf Zeller along with 30 year members Michael Cianciosi and Judy Schoonmaker will be printed in the September issue of Top End. Ed. 11


Bill and Missy Coykendall’s granddaughter tentatively pets Angel, companion of J. Robert Henderson. Mike Brunner photo.

Bob Swinehart, known for his canny sense of humor (and looking like a bartender at a German festival with all those mugs) gets a laugh out of Gene Dinkel. Mike Brunner photo.

15-year member Ena Knab Mike Brunner photo.

George Morris Mike Brunner photo.

Chris DeMinco and Mike Toombs Mike Brunner photo.

Dave Avery with pin Mike Brunner photo.

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GT350s entering the bus- stop at a historic race at Watkins Glen in 2006 photo credit: Nathan Bittinger: CC-BY 2.0 license

Come one, come all. If you drive a car... you’re invited!

DRIVERS’ SOCIAL When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 “Bench Racing” begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Where: Scottsville Fire House Pavilion 385 Scottsville-Mumford Rd., Scottsville, NY Who:

If you have ever driven in a RACE, RALLY or SOLO event, would like to compete, or just want to have a good time with those who feel the same way…JOIN US!

Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert or snack to pass; the Region will provide beverages.

Scottsvill Fire House Directions

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Solo Jeff Colegrove Solo Chair

Finger Lakes Region Solo Series Event Results: # 4 - RIT - 2012-07-01 Total Registered: 93

Time Raw time 35.403 32.018 Pax Prepared 34.515 Modified 32.322 Touring 33.298

Class MFM PSS PRGP MFM TSTX

# 161 1 74 161 123

Top Times Of Day

Driver Jake Bucknam Chris Morton Dave Dill Jake Bucknam Mel Dillon

Pro Road Tire Junior Kart Novice

Time 32.018 32.596 40.255 34.918

Class PSS SHS JA NHS

# 1 14 0 37

Driver Chris Morton Greg Turner Kate Hall Alex Koutmos Best Time Pax

Runs 1-6 (additoional on second line)

Plc Cls

#

Driver

Year/Make/Model

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

SS STF SS DS STF CSP CSP DS CSP DS SM

1 55 180 70 68 331 133 31 33 13 1

Chris Morton Tom Weaver Garick Tischler John Cass Shaun Hallam Tina Reeves Brian Reeves Heidi Hall Mike Toombs Doug Hall Jim Lembach

06 Subaru STI 05 Acura RSX Type-S 02 Chevrolet Corvete Z06 08 MINI Cooper S 06 Scion tC 94 Mazda Miata 94 Mazda Miata 2010 MINI Cooper S Clubman 94 Mazda Miata 2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman Mustang

37.458 41.754+1 38.952+4 40.442+3 43.182+1 40.241 39.976 43.517+1 41.383 42.799 42.958+OFF

37.863+2 42.723 37.912+1 40.864+1 41.553 39.551+1 40.166 42.800+1 40.404 42.108+2 41.357

36.964+1 41.005 38.192 40.322 41.866+1 39.253 39.463 41.875 41.121+4 41.581+1 42.407+OFF

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

HS HS DS CS FS HS GS DS CS BS DS HS AS GS ES

14 137 63 91 29 2 50 16 8 55 99 67 47 25 39

Greg Turner Brian Kuehl Dan Wilcox George Modlin Andy Cocilova Anthony Cuzzacrea Bob Pozniakas Gillian Pielow Rod Kenderick Tom Arter Kevin Albino Dave Avery Holly Mc Reynolds H. William Conners III Paul Vogel

10 Mini Cooper 90 Honda Civic 08 MINI Cooper S 09 Pontiac Solstice 02 Pontiac Trans Am 06 MINI Cooper Cobalt SS 11 BMW 328xi RX8 2006 Mercedes SLK55 99 BMW 3 Series VW Golf 2011 BWM 1M Coupe 08 Dodge Caliber SRT 1991 Mazda Miata

42.447 42.441+1 41.632 40.417 41.049 43.483 44.018 45.488 45.304 43.244 45.717 48.009+2 45.527+OFF 46.024+1 46.915

41.881 42.629 41.214 40.467 40.742 47.742 43.614 44.127+1 44.246 43.528 45.116 47.297+1 45.784+2 45.424 45.845

40.797 42.006 40.428 40.336 40.864+2 42.361 43.320 43.423 43.298+1 42.956 45.245+1 46.233 45.460+3 44.969+1 45.338

Pro Indexed

Road Tire Stock Indexed

37.411

37.318

37.411

38.471+2 42.575+3 41.020+2 39.005 39.829 42.492 41.006+1 41.162+2 41.339

38.840 40.073 41.619+3 38.825 55.302 42.516 40.672 42.143+4 41.027

38.900+1 40.803+1 41.215+1 39.018+1 40.952+1 42.170 40.012+1 41.402+1

41.314 41.912+1 40.661+1 39.806+1 40.408 42.434+1 43.224+1 43.180 44.531+OFF 47.612 44.812 46.043+1 44.668+OFF

41.203 41.267 41.114+1 40.105 40.371 42.403 43.096 43.742+1 43.486

41.577+2 41.648+1 41.146 39.911 40.462+1 41.976 44.347 43.638 43.390

45.021 46.071 47.068+2

44.945 46.302 43.780

44.872

45.387+1

45.080

42.090+3 42.268 42.122 42.678 43.102 44.654 44.649+1 44.870 45.518

40.626+1 43.242 41.131 41.878 45.687 43.887 43.701 45.476 44.992

40.486 43.305 41.777 41.578 43.353 43.476 44.986 44.339 44.855

40.761 40.776 40.993 42.326+2 47.133 43.113

42.226+1 42.891 44.654+1

41.053 42.426 45.033

40.711 44.683 51.129+1

41.376 44.230 44.530+2 42.984+1 44.588+1 45.218 43.954+2 46.945

40.932 43.329+2 43.539 42.739+2 43.222 43.739+3 44.075+4 46.441

40.509 43.403 42.518+1 43.211+1 44.113 43.561 42.866+2 45.487

43.865+OFF 42.015 40.821+1 41.065 45.342 44.872

41.474+1 40.811 41.595+1 41.195 43.818 43.237

40.606 40.206 40.559 40.653 42.921 43.251

Road Tire Street Prepared Indexed

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

CSP 561 Craig Wallace CSP 56 Dean Wallace ASP 34 Casey Parsons ASP 33 Ryan Parsons FSP 84 Scott Adriaansen DSP 62 Brett Gage BSP 113 Mark Skeldon BSP 13 David Skelson BSP 7 Kai Kao

ITC Honda ITC Honda 09 Subaru STI 11 Subaru WRX 79 VW Rabbit Mazdaspeed Sky Saturn Sky 91 RX7

1 2 3 4

SM 116 Austin Neumann SMF 86 Corey Shepardson SM 11 Travis Eichele SMF 21 Jose Mercado

Subaru STI 94 Acura Integra 1992 Nissan 240 Acura RSX Type-S

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

STX 123 Mel Dillon STF 234 Mathew Mullard STF 7 Luke Lockin STS 11 David Prior STR 4 Duane Myers STR 5 Evan Brent STX 16 Jim Perrin STX 6 Andrei Stihi

07 MINI Cooper 07 Mazda 3 Mazda 6 90 Mazda Miata 02 Honda S2000 87 Porsche 924S Subaru RS 02 Subaru WRX Wagon

1 2 3 4 5 6

GP CP CP XP CP FP

64 Triumph Spitfire 88 Chevrolet Camaro 94 Pontiac Formula 74 Jaguar XJ6 Car 02 BMW M3

41.985+1 42.287+1 42.769 42.764 43.759+1 44.737+1 44.042 45.048 48.049

41.041+1 43.402 42.806 42.889 43.815 44.486 44.286 47.215 45.614

Road Tire Street Modified Indexed

42.294+1 43.589 46.599 45.802

42.296 43.876 44.454

41.248 44.725 46.244 41.973 43.365+1 44.743+1 44.516+2 47.118+1

40.899 44.067+1 43.691 42.728+1 45.405+OFF 44.458+2 45.045 46.432

37.318 41.005 38.192 40.073 41.553 38.825 39.463 41.875 40.404 42.799 41.027

32.018 32.558 32.768 32.899 32.993 33.273 33.819 34.379 34.626 35.138 35.529

40.797 41.267 40.428 39.911 40.371 41.976 43.096 43.180 43.390 42.956 44.812 46.071 43.780 45.424 44.872

32.596 32.972 33.191 33.245 33.306 33.538 35.080 35.450 36.143 36.211 36.790 36.810 36.950 36.975 37.154

40.486 40.776 40.993 41.578 43.102 43.113 43.701 44.339 44.855

34.696 34.945 35.377 35.881 36.119 36.689 37.539 38.087 38.530

40.783 42.814 43.864

40.711 42.426 43.864 45.802

35.255 36.146 37.986 39.023

40.810+1 43.190 42.814 41.600 45.116 43.263+2 44.911+1

40.509 43.190 43.539 41.973 41.600 43.561 45.045 45.487

33.298 34.292 34.570 34.711 34.736 36.373 37.027 37.390

41.906+1 40.435 40.436+2 40.351 42.096+2 43.218

40.606 40.206 40.559 40.351 42.921 43.218

34.515 34.577 34.880 36.235 36.912 37.815

43.839+1 56.931

Street Touring Indexed

Prepared Indexed

14

74 14 226 13 305 1

Dave Dill James Hoelscher Marcus Kroll William Mapstone Chris Schifner Andrew Mullard

42.280 40.833+1 42.691 41.664+OFF 43.902 46.951

42.141 48.462 41.015 41.611 44.407 45.297

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Best Time Pax

Runs 1-6 (additoional on second line) Modified/Formula SAE Indexed

Plc Cls

#

Driver

Year/Make/Model

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

161 61 199 16 99 16 117 21 44 144 116

Jake Bucknam Stefan Colegrove Paul Shaver Jeff Colegrove Julie Shaver Mike Lilley Brad Fish Todd Miller Steve Hayward Mark Seelbinder Sage Miller

KBS Mark8 97 RD F5 95 KBS Mark7 97 RD F5 95 KBS Mark7 Margay 03 Kart Italkart xx Kart Kosmic 00 Suzuki Realm Runner 00 Suzuki Realm Runner Kart

36.876+OFF 37.106+OFF 35.749 35.833 35.403 36.394 34.587+1 42.865+OFF 36.164+OFF 35.543 37.663+1 40.527+1 37.018 42.700+OFF 36.840 36.567 35.551+1 36.031+1 41.422+1 41.344 34.942+1 39.696 38.878 38.880+1 38.625+1 37.264 37.183 43.422 43.867 40.579 41.701 40.272 35.588+1 39.650+2 36.138 35.917 43.550+OFF 37.962 37.531 38.626 36.422 37.210 37.592 37.178 37.515 38.077 37.433 51.179+4 46.778+3 48.867+OFF 51.387+1 45.864+OFF 48.641+OFF

35.403 35.543 36.567 36.942 37.183 40.272 35.917 36.422 37.178 37.433 52.778

2000 Genesis

44.506+1 42.151 41.010 40.255 42.090+OFF 47.226 46.993 44.875 41.340 40.950 46.200 43.660 42.973+1 42.180+1 50.471+OFF 44.428+OFF

FM FM FM FM FM KM KM KM BM BM KM

1

0 Kate Hall

2 3

15 Alex Syntelis-Jones 7 Maggie Hall

19 Barber Kart FJA 2000 Genesis Cart

4

21 Nathaniel Mercado

Romeo Motorsports

5

16 Sara Ledain

Margay

1

44 Connor Miller

xx Kart CRG

2

7 Evan Fish

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

HS 37 Alex Koutmos GS 17 Gregory Fotiades STF 7 Colin Kingsley GS 21 Christina Connors HS 66 Aretta Stillman DS 1 Chad Rioux CS 17 Cory Espinola STC 42 Evan McCool HS 7 Xiaoming Ling ASP 133 Melissa Wozniak SSM 3 Bob Day CS 1 Todd Coggeshall DS 57 Matt Figliotti ESP 4 Mike Seeley FSP 184 Ken Adriaansen FSP 11 William Ray Jr.

17 XP 18 BS 19 HS

11 Joe Kwiatkowski 1 Karl Henry 31 Dagny Williams

20 BSP 44 Matthew Mc Donald 21 CP 823 Steve Marshall 22 HS 131 Kenneth Williams

Intrepid 90 Honda Civic Neon 08 Mazda 3 11 Volco C30 08 VW Jetta 2.5 Mazda Speed 3 2004 Mazda RX8 2007 Chevy Cobalt 2006 Nissan Sentra 11 Subaru WRX 77 280z Subaru BRZ 1985 BMW 325e 2004 Mustang Cobra 79 VW Rabbit 06 Honda Civic Si 1993 Mazda RX7 Corvette 08 Honda Civic 1976 Chevy Corvettte 72 Chevelle 08 Honda Civic

Junior Kart A

42.351

41.582

40.733

41.078

40.255 35.263

41.538 41.734 45.026+1 43.738+1

40.445 42.789+1

41.466 45.437

43.312 42.026

40.445 35.429 40.950 35.872

44.008+OFF

52.416

48.533

45.153

44.219

47.903

44.219 38.735

46.431

45.859

44.776

44.147

44.393

44.147 36.818

53.402

50.783

47.936

45.995

45.213

45.213 37.707

46.158+1 44.471 44.613+1 45.274 48.668 45.115 46.081+3 48.099 47.741 44.925 44.273 45.223+1 47.704+1 47.864 46.450 46.772+1

44.908 44.956 44.702+1

43.703 43.713+3 44.686

47.654 45.876 45.228 46.194+1 49.450+1 46.470 43.253 45.879 47.293+1 46.112+1 46.391 47.232

47.180 44.288+1 44.591+1 45.864 47.516+1 43.830 43.578 43.962+1 46.901 45.525 46.614+1

43.703 42.904 44.042 45.274 46.331 46.331 44.096+1 45.115 44.878 44.878 45.320+1 45.864 47.146 47.146 44.979+1 43.830 43.755 43.253 45.015+OFF 45.879 48.221 46.901 50.627+OFF 45.525 46.391 44.932+1 46.932

51.714+3 48.325 73.297

45.358 47.939 63.056+OFF

44.097 48.218+1 58.044

61.025+OFF 44.097 39.599 48.569 47.939 40.412 55.404 51.320 41.004

51.917 51.726 55.308

50.668 50.620 54.345+1

49.522 50.479

Junior Kart B

50.719 44.635 55.006

Novice Indexed

51.387+1 47.669 46.881 46.469+3 46.471+1 45.293 49.083+1 46.586 47.959 48.571 48.413+1 45.701 49.018 46.898+2 52.137 48.654 47.749+3 48.282+2 46.837+3 45.723+2 45.887 45.451 46.459 46.224 55.537+OFF 53.849+OFF 53.679 53.043+OFF 51.452+OFF 49.212 50.898 47.597+1 44.915+DNF 44.111+1 43.445+2 51.159 49.888 43.796+OFF 54.462 53.509 51.32 56.120+OFF 53.579+OFF 47.903+OFF 56.864+1 54.514+1 55.134

Craig Wallace, 1st in Road tire street prepared Taylor E DeYoung photo

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32.322 32.450 33.385 33.728 33.948 38.338 34.193 34.673 35.690 35.935 50.244

48.920+OFF 43.660 38.246

44.742 42.904 44.042

48.396

34.918 34.923 34.969 36.853 37.018 37.039 37.383 37.608 37.669 37.825 38.019 38.217 38.505 38.605 38.875 39.329

48.396 41.572 50.479 43.411 55.134 44.052

Greg Turner, 1st in Road tire stock Taylor E DeYoung photo

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Finger Lakes Region Solo Series Event Results: # 5 - RIT - 2012-07-15 Total Registered: 76

Plc Cls

# Driver

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

STU STF STU SS DS STF STU STX CSP CSP DS SM DS CSP CS

183 55 83 1 70 68 91 33 331 133 31 1 13 33 8

Dave Potocki Tom Weaver Dan Kaufman Chris Morton John Cass Shaun Hallam RJ Surowick Andy Walker Tina Reeves Brian Reeves Heidi Hall Jim Lembach Doug Hall Mike Toombs Rod Kendrick

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

FS 29 Andy Cocilova HS 14 Greg Turner CS 91 George Modlin HS 2 Anthony Cuzzacrea DS 16 Gillian Pielow BS 179 Chris Messenger DS 46 Doug Krasucki BS 79 Joe Welch HS 67 Dave Avery

Year/Make/Model 05 Subaru WRX STI 05 Acura RSX Type-S 05 Subaru STi 05 Lotus Elise 08 MINI Cooper S 06 Scion tC 06 Subaru STi 06 Subaru STi 94 Mazda Miata 94 Mazda Miata 2010 MINI Cooper S Clubman Mustang 2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman 94 Mazda Miata RX8 02 Pontiac Trans Am 10 Mini Cooper 09 Pontiac Solstice 06 MINI Cooper 11 BMW 328xi 01CLK 55 AMG 07 BMW 335 01 CLK 55 AMG VW Golf

1 CSP 561 Craig Wallace 2 CSP 56 Dean Wallace 3 ESP 21 Tim Moran 4 ESP 523 Nate Michals 5 ESP 17 Michael Bush 6 BSP 7 Kai Kao

ITC Honda ITC Honda 97 Chevy Camaro 04 Subaru WRX 06 Pontiac GTO 91 RX7

1 SMF 86 Corey Shepardson

94 Acura Integra

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

STX STX STF STS STR STX STX STS

07 MINI Cooper 09 Mini Cooper S Mazda 6 91 Toyota MR2 87 Porsche 924S 02 Subaru WRX Wagon 02 Subaru WRX Wagon 90 Mazda Miata

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CP 14 James Hoelscher CP 26 Tim Norton GP 74 Dave Dill CP 226 Marcus Kroll XP 13 William Mapstone CP 305 Chris Schiffner FP 1 Andrew Mullard XP 31 Bob Day

88 Chevrolet Camaro 01 VW Passat 64 Triumph Spitfire 02 Pontiac Transam 74 Jaguar XJ6 79 oldsmobile cutless 02 BMW M3 77 280z

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

FM 161 Jeff Colegrove FM 61 Stefan Colegrove FM 9 Ron Fish FM 21 Jake Bucknam FM 99 Paul Shaver FM 199 Julie Shaver BM 144 Mark Seelbinder BM 44 Steve Hayward KM 5 Mike Lilley

97 RD F5 97 RD F5 03 Kart Italkart KBS Mark8 95 KBS Mark7 95 KBS Mark7 00 Suzuki Realm Runner 00 Suzuki Realm Runner Margay

16

123 5 7 71 5 6 61 11

Mel Dillon Erik Voelkle Luke Lockin Carl Deane Evan Brent Andrei Stihi Donald Adams David Prior

Best Time Pax

Runs 1-6 (additoional on second line)

Pro Indexed 56.716 57.707 54.714 60.375 59.813+1 58.538 57.843+OFF 56.288 55.555 54.577 55.267 54.073 58.530+OFF 59.780 57.265 61.906 63.475 58.922 57.472 56.540 55.200 64.565 59.092+2 57.711 59.232 58.049 56.979 61.790 57.483 57.521 73.142 63.503 61.693 63.724+OFF 58.570+OFF 58.489+OFF 64.140 63.427+2 60.872+2 65.282+OFF 61.079+OFF 57.169+OFF 66.077+OFF 66.446 64.209 Road Tire Stock Indexed 60.163 61.458 58.034 60.998+OFF 61.271+1 60.122 72.124 58.522 57.633 68.141+OFF 64.154 60.690 65.032+OFF 61.317 60.215 65.906 61.811 60.531 66.576 64.249 63.466 63.312+OFF 65.000 62.087 70.689 67.714+3 67.190 Road Tire Street Prepared Indexed 64.456+OFF 61.253 59.949 70.804+OFF 61.584 65.466+OFF 69.465+OFF 61.532 60.134 63.969 61.608 61.339 62.488+OFF 61.670 60.516 78.530+OFF 66.079 69.903 Road Tire Street Modified Indexed 63.388 59.992+OFF 60.705 Street Touring Indexed 59.568 59.760 57.282 60.709+OFF 59.351 57.819+OFF 65.921 63.059 60.477 69.038+OFF 59.574+OFF 59.576 63.316+OFF 65.454+OFF 62.278 64.308+OFF 66.490 63.439 76.828+3 72.596 68.232 68.563+OFF 75.487+OFF 67.639+OFF Prepared Indexed 57.383 57.213 55.934+3 66.597+OFF 60.666 70.864+3 64.628 60.898 50.983+OFF 59.781 58.667+4 58.274+2 60.264 60.706+3 57.543 62.354 63.562+3 61.392 96.546+OFF 66.727 64.659+1 67.386 66.924 63.603 Modified/Formula SAE Indexed 52.338 49.394+1 49.041 54.359 51.486 50.648+OFF 58.195 55.333+OFF 52.212 60.576+OFF 51.840 50.177+OFF 59.225+OFF 51.735+OFF 51.604 55.813+OFF 61.621+1 55.161+1 54.349 51.874+2 51.547+OFF 59.360 62.967 54.358 80.438+OFF 67.294+OFF 61.895+OFF

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54.876 59.661+1 55.345 53.705+1 57.099 58.330 56.338+1 57.309+OFF 55.969 56.428 59.674 58.162+OFF 59.967 60.087+1 63.158 56.265 59.232 57.251 60.126 60.573+3 60.399 63.061+1 61.062 65.109

57.875 62.244

54.237 57.877 54.673 53.645 56.330 58.330 55.200 56.969 55.100 56.428 59.674 56.756 59.967 57.818 62.244

45.613 45.954 45.980 46.027 46.246 46.314 46.423 46.828 47.220 48.358 48.992 49.150 49.232 49.550 51.849

57.039 58.991 58.223 60.010+2 59.226 58.944 61.660 61.215+1 64.655

56.265 58.991 56.854 60.126 59.226 58.944 61.660 61.062 64.655

46.418 47.133 47.359 48.040 48.624 49.689 50.622 51.475 51.659

57.957 58.636 59.782 59.906 63.130

57.957 58.636 59.782 59.906 60.516 63.130

49.669 50.251 50.695 50.800 51.317 54.228

59.022 50.286

56.742+1 58.220 56.362 53.645 56.330 58.965

54.237 57.877 54.673 53.943 56.476 60.827

58.352+1 56.354

56.969 55.100

56.756

58.324

57.818 62.731 57.967 59.582 56.854 61.794+1 59.518 59.303+1 63.008+1 61.441+OFF 65.685

59.253 58.115 59.695 61.695 61.066 60.296 60.086 60.707+OFF 60.890 78.678+OFF 66.044+OFF 60.056

59.022

59.171

56.798 58.108 61.735 58.792 62.398 63.387 66.845 64.194+OFF

56.747 57.816+1 60.930

56.649 58.354 62.440+2

60.352 64.224+1 68.904

60.690 63.187 66.633

56.601+1 58.255 58.889 58.490 57.399 60.670 63.322 63.456

56.126 57.463

56.493

57.570+1 57.621 61.505 63.158 64.910

58.705 56.814 61.302 61.301 64.601

56.649 58.108 60.477 58.792 60.352 63.187 66.633

46.565 47.764 48.018 48.621 50.393 51.939 54.772 OFF

56.126 56.493 58.889 58.490 56.814 60.670 61.301 63.456

48.268 48.584 50.055 50.301 51.019 52.176 53.638 56.983

50.918+1 48.707+1 48.647 48.647 44.414 49.314 49.906 49.491 49.314 45.023 51.230 52.969 50.396 50.396 46.011 50.269+1 50.411 53.265+OFF 50.411 46.025 50.488 53.139+OFF 51.618 50.488 46.095 54.050 53.360 62.001+OFF 53.360 48.717 50.940+OFF 51.342 51.862+2 51.342 49.288 53.271+1 53.262 53.187 53.187 51.059 67.153+OFF 72.677+OFF 59.666 59.666 56.802

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Plc Cls

# Driver

1

1 Nathaniel Mercado Romao Motorsports

2

16 Sara Ledaim

Margay

3

0 Kate Hall

2000 Genesis

1

44 Connor Miller

xx Kart CRG

7 4 11 43 66 42 25 7 56 23 17 7 1 8 19 823

08 Mazda 3 2004 Mustang Cobra 06 Honda Civic Si 11 Subaru STI 08 VW Jetta 2.5 2007 Chevy Cobalt 11 Mazdaspeed 3 1993 Mazda RX7 03 Subaru WRX 07 Infinity G35x Honda Civic 04 Subaru WRX Corvette 03 Vette 11 Subaru WRX 72 Chevelle

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

STF ESP FSP BS HS STC ESP XP STX DS STC STX BS SSM ESP CP

Colin Kingsley Mike Seeley William Ray, Jr. Stuart Burgess Aretta Stillman Evan McCool Joshua Tayler Joe Kwiatkowski Sean Havens Jonathan Lundberg Gregory Fotiades Matt Gardner Karl Henry Ryan Frumusa Tim Young Steve Marshall

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Driver

Best Time Pax

Runs 1-6 (additoional on second line)

Year/Make/Model

Junior Kart A 89.694+OFF 66.792+OFF 61.024 59.234 89.000+OFF 78.235+OFF 68.473 63.578 79.363+OFF 71.157+OFF 64.811 65.203 Junior Kart B 77.515 70.823 67.903 Novice Indexed 68.543 66.037 68.521 64.934+OFF 72.354+2 67.643 77.325+OFF 71.768 69.101+OFF 66.969 71.095+OFF 70.175 69.511+OFF 67.036 68.345 61.444+OFF 75.462+OFF 71.774+OFF 48.288+OFF 76.504 80.857+OFF 72.208+OFF 86.597 75.445+OFF 88.721+OFF 77.303+OFF 79.725 69.020+OFF 74.881+OFF 71.475+OFF 75.863 71.835

73.501+OFF 73.173+OFF

64.079+3

60.263+OFF 59.234 51.889

74.920+OFF 77.120+OFF 95.894+OFF

89.199

63.578 55.694

76.764+2

72.368+5

64.272

66.834+1

64.272 56.302

71.501

74.967

68.721

66.131

65.402 54.545

63.723 62.302 62.570 62.553 62.302 62.643 62.686 61.078 62.527+OFF 61.078 64.061+OFF 61.929 61.929 66.538 64.346 62.818 61.656 61.656 65.672 65.968 65.684 65.620 65.620 67.157 65.342 65.719 63.977 63.977 64.346+1 65.587 63.889 62.366 62.366 61.396 60.890 59.934 64.439 59.934 68.339 67.352+OFF 65.724 65.378+OFF 65.724 71.271 67.463 66.777 66.347 66.347 72.395 68.304 67.584 66.229+OFF 67.584 71.697 70.595 70.440+OFF 68.052 68.052 70.705+OFF 69.664+OFF 74.799+OFF 68.712 68.712 66.563+OFF 65.954 65.954 68.400 66.237+OFF 70.671+OFF 69.421+OFF 68.400 76.077+OFF 73.049 70.238 69.538 69.538

Top Times Of Day

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Class

Raw time

48.647

MFM

161 Jeff Colegrove

Pro

45.613

Time

Class

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Driver

Pax

44.414

MFM

161 Jeff Colegrove

Road Tire

46.418

Prepared

48.268

PRCP

14 James Hoelscher

Junior Kart

59.234

JA

1

Nathaniel Mercado

Modified

44.414

MFM

161 Jeff Colegrove

Novice

49.467

NSTF

7

Colin Kingsley

Touring

46.565

TSTX

123 Mel Dillon

PSTU 183 Dave Potocki SFS

29 Andy Cocilova

James Hoelscher, 1st in Prepared Jane Quinn photo

Nathaniel Mercado, 1st in Junior Kart A Jane Quinn photo

Tom Weaver, 2ndt in Pro Jane Quinn photo

Dave Potocki, 1st in Pro Jane Quinn photo

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49.467 51.794 51.896 51.976 52.430 52.461 52.886 53.820 54.025 54.470 55.418 55.938 57.924 57.973 58.003 59.802


Rally Tom Langdon Interim Rally Chair

Rally Meeting Notes July 17, 2012 96 Church Street, Victor, NY These notes are grouped by subject and are not in chronological order. The following seven RoadRally and RallyCross enthusiasts were present; Rick Barnes, Carl Dresie, Ben Gilmore, Jerry Kerwin, Tom Langdon, Mike Toombs and Tony Zanni. The Yahoo calendar function has been changed and the procedure for notification needs to be reviewed. Adrienne Hughes and Roy Hopkins will present a program on the Targa Newfoundland rally at the August 7 general membership meeting. The September general membership meeting will be held on the 4th, with Bob Henderson presenting a program on the boat trip from Geneva, NY to Florida. An “Old Driver’s social gathering has been scheduled for September 11. This pushes the September Rally meeting back to the 18th. Carl passed around the calendar as it currently stands. The rally to benefit Lollypop Farms running on October 13 will be put on the Finger Lakes Region’s calendar. This is not an SCCA event.

from as far away as Wellsboro and Central NY. There were 18 competitors. (The results are printed in the August issue of Top End. Ed.) Lunch was available for $5 for both competitors and spectators. Tom asked that the hometowns of the RallyCross competitors be listed in the results. This helps to show the area from which we are drawing people. Paperwork covering the cost of Perry’s Park field repair has been sent to Elizabeth Thiel. Dirt has been spread around in the pit area, more course work is needed. Jim Perrin has scheduled a barbeque at Letchworth State Park after the next RallyCross at Perry’s Park. The championship points system for the RallyCross series will be that used in New England. The national SCCA class system will not be used. Two wheel stock and two wheel open classes will be part of the points system. A computer capable of running the scoring system is needed. Tony needs contact information for the Warsaw Airpark. When can a RallyCross be scheduled at that site? The November RallyCross will be scheduled for the 17th. Summer Rally Series The destination rally has been scheduled for September 30. It will run from Canandaigua to the Glenn A Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport. Lynn Randall will be doing the route. It will be a paved road route with no checkpoints. Scoring would be based on answers to questions on items seen along the route. Special interest cars would be given consideration. Rick will be writing a “social” rally to be run October 14.

Applying for sanctions early will get the events on the national site and in SportsCar.

Winter Rally Series Winter Series for 2013 dates need to be set.

Tony has volunteered to be on the nominating committee. Rallu interest is needed on the Finger Lakes Region board of directors.

Jerry passed around an example of a trophy plaque on which small plaques could be applied for each event where a trophy is won.

RallyCross Series Tony will contact Elizabeth Thiel regards payment for helmets to be traded with Solo for their used loaner helmets.

Miscellaneous Discussions Rich Smith, Tony and Chris Thompson are buying out the rally car collection of Corey Kuhns and Marnie Soom. See Corey if you need Honda, CRX or Civic parts.

Tony circulated a draft of a report on the June 30 RallyCross event. Competitors came

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Tony are working on still does not have hydraulic hand brakes, but it does have rear disc brakes thanks to Corey Kuhns. The roll cage is being completed. Curt Braun suffered a stroke several weeks ago. He is doing well. He is in Prescott valley at a rehab facility. He is talking and working hard at getting his left side back in action. He has been staying very positive and overall things have gone as well as possible for him so far. His address is: Prescott Valley Samaritan Center c/o Curtis Braun Room 308 3380 N Windsong Dr. Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Dirty Summer Fun

RallyCross Season’s off to a great start. By Victor Prinzim

This year’s RallyCross season is off to a great start, albeit a rough one course wise. Eighteen drivers signed up to compete on June 30th, even a few with fully prepped rally cars. The stage was set for a good competition. First we had to figure out a good way around the beat up field. Last February’s RallyCross did a good job of rutting up the field something fierce. Lucky for us the Old MacDonald, who mows the field helped us out by grinding down and smoothing out the really bad spots. After a few minor changes to the course were tested in Tony Zanni’s 2008 Rally Civic, our safety steward Chris Thompson gave us the green light. I don’t remember who was in what run group, but highlights and lowlights include Andy Walker telling Jim Perrin, “If I just go faster I should be able to pitch it right around that last corner!” Let’s just say that didn’t quicken his lap times very much as he bent the control arm and several other suspension parts on the rear of his Green Subaru Impreza 2.2, aptly named “Grasshopper”. The other lowlight was a red flag thrown when Pat Smith, who can’t be named in this article because he was home sick from work that day, almost rolled his new whip, a beautiful Subaru Forester XT. An unfortunate rut caught a

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tire and sent Smith up on 2 wheels but his ninja driving skills saved it. I don’t think the same can be said for his pants though. Jeremy Keck could recite every one of his lap times to you at any given moment, as well as any childhood memories from Wellsboro PA. Keck is a padowon learner under the Tony Esposito Pizza Parlor Rally Team. Jeremy drove up from Wellsboro along with fellow Wellsboroian, Brandon West from All Wheels Driven. Keck fought back and forth for FTD in his Subaru Impreza 2.2 with Dave Potocki who may or may not have been driving Jim Perrin’s new wagon of doom. Potocki ended up winning the event with smooth fast and dusty runs all day. West on the other hand won the “I drove the biggest truck” to the event award. He drove his “slo-buru” Impreza 2.5 well but couldn’t keep up with the speedy Keck or Potocki, and ended up 13th overall. There is a quickly growing list of fully prepped rally cars showing up at these event’s Tony Zanni, Jim Perrin, and Eric Winters all showed up with 2WD beasts caged and ready for battle. Out of the group the Yellow wCRX, that Rich Smith built, Zanni drove took the win in the open class, after he discovered Perrin had added an extra run in the scoring sheet. The wCRX

also held up the best, as Winters lost a front bumper, and Perrin blew out a shock only weeks before he was headed to the New England Forest Rally. Thankfully He got it back together in time to go play in Maine. Only 2 tenths of a second separated Zanni from Perrin in the end, First and Second place in Open Class respectively. Other notables, Mike Woodruff showed up with the most bas ass looking car of the day an old 280 Z painted flat black with Hella rally lights bolted all over it. Woodruff ended up first place in 2WD class and 4th overall. Garrison Mosley came over for a few runs from the CNY RallyCross Series and drove well, placing 3rd in Open and 9th overall. Ben Gilmore’s Neon is still driving well, although Ben didn’t drive as well as he has in the past, we’ll give him some slack since he’s trying to get a new RallyCross course ready at his place, 2nd in 2wd and 15th overall. Ryan Kolupa and Sean Heavens had some fire in their bellies driving the only WRX’s in the field. They both had to put up with Zanni’s taunts on the internet about how he was going to beat them in a 2WD wCRX. They both put up good times, Kolupa ended up 4th in open and 11th over all and Heavens right behind him.

Your top five over all looked like this, 1st - Dave Potocki – U4, 2nd - Garick Tischler- U4, 3rd, Jeremy Keck - U4 , 4th - Mike Woodruff - 2WD 5th – Tony Zanni – Open. First in O4 was Andre Skandar in a Subaru Impreza 2.5 and first in soiling his pants Pat Smith. Pat we kid because we care. We’re all happy he brought an extra pair of shorts, and look forward to seeing him next month. All in all, minus a minor course adjustment due to the dust, it was a great afternoon of sliding sideways in the dirt at Perry’s Park. Thanks everyone for coming out we know we left a few of you out but we appreciate all the support and look forward to next month’s RallyCross on July 28th. Also a huge thank you to Bruce Perry, for letting us look at his new to him Lotus and driving the tractor to move the dirt to fix the pit area. And a Huge THANK YOU to all the participants who stuck around and helped rake shovel and otherwise smooth out the pit area we destroyed in February. We’re always looking for volunteers for RallyCross Chairs, and safety stewards, and timing help. Contact Tony Zanni for more details, rallycross@flr-scca.com or 585281-2510. See you on the 28th!

June 30 RallyCross Results

Car RallyX No. Class Name 6 611 38 89 24 716 36 27 39 34 56 23 20 10 16 29 30

U4 U4 U4 2WD OPEN O4 OPEN U4 OPEN U4 OPEN OPEN O4 O4 2WD 2WD OPEN U4

Dave Potocki Garick Tischler Jeremy Keck Mike Woodruff Sr Tony Zanni Andre Skandar Jim Perrin Jason Rudgers Garrison Mosley Andrea Olsen Ryan Kolupa Sean Havens Brandon West Geoff Lawrey Ben Gilmore Eric Winters Pat Smith Andy Walker

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Place

Marque Subaru Impreza 2.2 Subaru Impreza 2.2 Subaru Impreza 2.2 Datsun 280Z Honda WCRX Subaru Impreza 2.5 Jeep Cherokee Subaru Impreza 2.2 Subaru Impreza Rsti Subaru Impreza 2.2 Subaru Impreza WRX Subaru Impreza WRX Subaru Impreza 2.5 Subaru Impreza 2.5 Dodge Neon Honda CRX Subaru Forester XT Subaru Impreza 2.2

Total Total # Cls OA Time of cones Run 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 4 3 5 4 5 2 3 2 3 6 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

10.80 10.87 10.98 11.03 11.13 11.17 11.34 11.38 11.39 11.52 11.56 11.73 12.40 12.59 12.81 12.87 16.34 17.95

2 0 2 0 1 1 4 2 5 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 3

1.44 1.40 1.46 1.45 1.42 1.44 1.48+1 1.56 1.64+1 1.64+1 1.69+1 1.59 3.00 3.00 1.62+1 3.00 1.41+1 1.46

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Run 3

1.36 1.36 1.41 1.39 1.41 1.37 1.52+1 1.55+1 1.54+1 1.51 1.50 1.52 1.33 1.41 1.36 1.39 1.42+1 1.63+2

1.39+1 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.39+1 1.32 1.35 1.33 1.32 1.35 1.38 1.38 1.42 1.27 1.29 1.32 1.39+1 1.42+1 1.39 1.36 1.38 1.36 1.36 1.34 1.33 1.39 1.40 1.35 1.37 1.46+1 1.46 1.36 1.38 1.35 1.35 1.46+1 1.50 1.33 1.34 1.32 1.31 1.54+2 1.42 1.35 1.35 1.37 1.44+1 1.34 1.60+2 1.40+1 1.29 1.33 1.30 1.29 1.39 1.32 1.42 1.31 1.42 1.51+1 1.49 1.43 1.35 1.37 1.35 1.38 1.47 1.41 1.41 1.51+1 1.40 1.42 1.34 1.36 1.34 1.32 1.30 1.41 1.63+2 1.30 1.31 1.30 1.33 1.32 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.37 1.37 3.00 1.44 1.44 1.39 1.40 1.40 1.41 1.30 1.32 3.00 1.89 3.00 3.00 1.50+1 1.35 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00

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Race Fran McAllister Competition Board Chair

A New Shoe is Baptized By Jim Tyo

So, I went to a general meeting and shot my mouth off about the lack of racing content in Top End. After I got done yakking I felt like an idiot, so then I said I would write an article. I’m already more than a month behind on my promise and I have changed the topic of the article to something I have firsthand info about, A new racer is baptized during May Madness at the Glen on May 26- 27, 2012. Well, the first race of the year is always an extra challenge for a procrastinating fool like me. The question is not will there be a problem, it’s what will the problems be? So we investigate the timeline of a race weekend with Hail Mary Racing. The fresh greasy paw prints all over the lower side of the Winnebago is how our story begins. What happens when you don’t de-winterize your 28- year-old RV and test it out until the day before you need to leave for the track—A LOT. Water leaks, brake lines that blow out, first repair that doesn’t hold, auto parts stores that don’t have the fitting you need and a big brother that asks you, “Tell me why we PAY to do this?” referring to Club Racing. The plan was to pull out on Friday at 2:30 p.m., yet three hours later and two attempts at a repair with products that would not hold the pressure we had 20

a rumbling MINIWINNE with brakes. We thought we were being smart and had the car loaded on the trailer, and all the tires and tools loaded in the truck the night before. However, the tools we needed for the repair were in those boxes packed nice and tight in the back of the truck, of course. So we had to unhook the trailer, unpack the truck, use the tools, repack the truck and reconnect the trailer. We waited to plug the trailer lights in until we were 10 miles down the road, just for giggles. Now I get to tell you about the real story here; my son Chris is going to be the primary “shoe” for Hail Mary Racing this year. I get to spend all the money and he gets to have all the fun. This will be Chris’ first race after getting signed off at drivers’ school last October when he got to mix it up with Dan Glueck and some other fast Sport Racers. He is determined to do everything better than me, but I forgot to tell him not to do everything that I do, like hitting the wall. I left my mark at New Hampshire and he just had to top it; more on that to come. Saturday morning, plenty of coffee on the stove, all the pre-race checks are going well, and all is good. We got our call to the grid and Chris rolled out for the first qualifying session. Everything is running like clockwork, however I am uneasy about the set-up in the car. I tried to predict a set-up for Chris’ weight difference in a car that was completely dismantled over the winter and I was second guessing myself. The session went well with Chris turning some good lap times. We signaled him to pit halfway through the session to get tire temps. The wear pattern on the tires told me I was too aggressive on the rear camber. We made a half turn adjustment on the rear camber links and sent him back out. His lap times got a little better. Suddenly I noticed the flag tower was showing the yellow and checkered flags. OK, the session is over but why the yellow?

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The wall! Apparently Chris failed to predict his rate of closure on a Formula V going into the Bus Stop and had to check up drastically which upset the car resulting in a spin with the help of the grass and didn’t end well at the tire wall. Chris drove the car back to the pits on three wheels, with the right rear radius arms and lower A-arm all twisted up. Now the clock was ticking. Can we get this thing repaired in time for the afternoon race or is tomorrow's qualifying session the best we can do? I pondered. We needed both a Plan A and Plan B. I had some of the parts I needed with us but I didn’t have a radius arm or heim joints. The old, ugly spares I had were back in the garage in Rochester. They are so ugly I don’t let them out in public. There is also a collection of used heim joints sitting next to them. Of course the ones that are all twisted up on the car were brand new. Plan A: Crew member Brett ("I will do anything") from the Great North jumps in his Jeep and heads for Rochester; or, Plan B: see what we can find at the track or in town. We need to implement both plans simultaneously and see where we end up. Ready, Set, GO! We came up empty at the track with fellow Formula Ford racers so Chris headed into town looking for a welding shop and ended up at the garage I had been telling him about since he was in diapers, Smalley’s Garage. The calm fellow behind the desk looked at the twisted up radius arm Chris was holding, chuckled and said, "I've seen a few of these in my time." It was our good fortune they had a solid piece of round stock lying around the shop that fit the inside diameter of the radius arm perfectly. Chop, chop, weld, weld and a very small fee and we had a functional radius arm, ugly as sin, but functional. Thank you Smalley’s. Now Chris has had a race day saved by the legendary Smalley’s Garage. He is an official racer now.

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So now it’s back to the track to start panhandling around the garage for a correct size and thread heim joint. It took a few tries but we found one. We had a spare lower A-arm and bearing and a CV joint with us. We put it all together, applied a “high tech” eyeball alignment and we were ready to go with three or four minutes to spare. Chris was pulling out to go to the grid as Brett pulled up from his round trip to Rochester and back. Brett would have been justified in being grumpy about the whole situation but he just smiled, grabbed the tire pressure gage, clipboard and stopwatch and jogged over to the grid. (We had to give him extra beers that night.) Chris had a good qualifying time despite the off- course visit to the tire wall so he lined up in his assigned spot and rolled off the grid. The car ran great and Chris drove a nice race. But Sunday would prove to be even better. After hitting the scales there were a lot of smiles and tired out banter among the drivers. It was a good race. When Dan Glueck released the race group from impound our next problem stated to show up. The starter would not crank the engine. I figure we just had a low battery. Brett and Chris pushed the car back to our garage area (there’s that Brett again) and we put the battery on the charger and everything seemed okay. Sunday morning was another goodlooking day for racing. As usual our beloved support team Lucinda, Joanne and Kathy had the coffee brewing and were trying to make everyone eat. Phil and Brett were busy going through the pre-race checklist. Chris was practicing

looking good in a fire suit and being a “hired shoe” (check out those sunglasses) while I was trying to get used to the idea of not being in the car. We negotiated a new contract. I would double what I paid him to drive the car and he would triple what he paid me for race prep and track support; big-time business at HMR! With the sun shining and the car in one piece, we checked the battery and the starter and everything looked good as we put some morning heat into the engine. The pre-race checklist went smooth, yet there is something about the set-up still bothering me but I wasn't sure why. Just before Chris rolled to the grid, I decided to make some last minute changes including lowering the tire pressure in the front by a pound and take another full turn out of the camber links on both back wheels. Chris was careful but fast in qualifying. He grabbed a good starting position but didn’t want to break anything this time. Ha ha, guess what? A marshal had all the cars stopped behind the pit wall as they came off the track to explain a situation that had happened in Saturday’s race. When they were done and Chris tried to fire the car, the starter would not crank again. We bump started the car and it fired up easy so it seemed as if the problem was not the battery. Chris drove the car back to our garage area and we got it up on stands and ran electrical checks from front to back. The problem was in the starter so I gave Brett a little lesson in removing something that has bolts that you can’t see or touch. With the starter out we run some crude “redneck” checks with jumper cables. The problem was

actually in the starter motor itself and not the solenoid. So began the begging and panhandling once again around the garage area. We found a similar starter, but no matter how we tried to index the mounting it would not work on our car. No new starter, so we needed yet another new plan. It's time to talk to the grid marshal. We needed to bump start the car away from the grid between the five- and oneminute signals and roll through the grid to take our starting position as the grid rolls out. The grid marshal agreed. I thought to myself, "everything should be fine as long as Chris doesn’t stall the engine, if he does, we are done." The race was great. I was both envious and proud standing on the pit wall. Chris had a fantastic dog fight with two other Club Fords and a newer Formula Ford. They were swapping positions back and forth through the entire race. The close racing was evident from the gouge out of the brand new nose cone on the car. I wanted to be in the seat but also wanted to let everyone know "that’s my son!" After a lot of high fives and smiles and drivers talking with their hands in impound, it was time to put the car on the trailer and kill a couple of beers. So a new “shoe” was born at Hail Mary Racing and he got a baptism by fire in the events of a typical race weekend. (Does this make anyone really question the Glen Region’s name of“May Madness” as the name of this, the first SCCA race of the season at Watkins Glen? Ed.)

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Qualifying 1 Best Tm PIC 2:13.4 5/6 2:04.8 1/1 2:14.7 1/35 2:16.7 17/35 2:21.2 5/12

Qualifying 2 Race Best Tm PIC Best Tm PIC 2:09.7 4/5 2:08.1 6/6 2:16.8 12/32 2:15.2 3/34 2:16.9 13/32 2:17.3 12/34 2:20.1 6/13 2:20.7 5/11

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Arrow Dynamic Probe Inc TeamClark Motorsport SR Racing SR Racing Win Smith Racing Scuderia Farmiga

Beaver Research LLC.

AutoWerks/P&NP Computing

Work Racing Flex-Ten

Hoosier Rocketech E W Dean Racing

Mcb Autosport

Sponsor/Entrant

1:22.960 1:22.626 1:26.333 1:23.518 1:21.957 1:21.853 1:24.065 1:13.369 1:25.453 1:19.356 1:24.428

8 1 2 7 6 4 3 5 1 3 2 1 1:26.205 1:23.072 1:23.077 1:26.036 1:25.270 1:21.762 1:22.262 1:24.521 1:13.669 1:25.280 1:21.092 1:26.830 8 1 2 7 3 6 4 5 1 3 2 1 1:28.178 1:23.041 1:23.776 1:28.155 1:23.979 1:26.461 1:24.351 1:25.512 1:13.834 1:24.378 1:21.719 1:26.860

1:25.568 1:22.127

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6 1 9 8 7 5 3 3 2 1 1:23.222 1:20.055 1:28.209 1:31.935 1:26.476 1:22.523 1:20.762 1:25.621 1:22.030

1 2 2 1 2 4 1:25.047 1:27.444 1:27.478 1:20.376 1:20.569 1:22.278 9 1 7 8 5 6 2 3 2 1 1:25.898 1:19.699 1:28.347 1:34.250 1:27.026 1:27.313 1:21.919 1:26.617 1:28.492 1:22.208

1 3 4

2 2 1 1 1:20.155 1:09.851 1:17.029 1:25.501

1:25.019 1:19.873 1:27.356 1:32.948 1:24.314 1:24.419 1:21.499

1:21.471 1:22.678

1 5 3 1:20.054 1:26.067 1:23.500

1 2

1 1:20.001

Race 1 Best Tm PIC 1:25.297 1 1:12.451 1 1:23.176 1 1:18.433 2 1:22.335 1 1:20.499 3 1:08.738 1 1:08.482 1 1:18.637 1 1:21.787 2 1:22.931 3 1:13.096 1 1:14.284 3 1:14.434 11 1:20.287 7 1:14.131 4 1:20.638 10 1:15.751 5 1:13.176 2 1:18.905 6 1:19.127 8 1:20.843 9

4 1 8 9 6 7 2 2 3 1

1:23.600 1:28.300 1 2 1:23.347 1:28.739

Qualifying 1 Best Tm PIC 1:25.605 1 1:06.233 1 1:25.890 1 1:20.832 2 1:15.177 1 1:28.707 3 1:11.760 1 1:08.330 1 1:22.050 1 1:22.965 2 1:26.591 3 1:14.678 2 1:14.720 3 1:15.469 4 1:20.993 6

Qualifying Race 1 Best Tm PIC 1 1 1:07.790 1 1:22.800 1 1:19.662 2 1:10.142 3 1:23.866 1 1:08.186 1 1:08.461 1 1:19.000 2 1:21.600 3 1:25.100 2 1:13.982 3 1:15.021 4 1:15.150 1:24.281 11 5 1:15.431 1:27.365 10 1:25.191 12 6 1:17.854 5 1:17.423 1 1:12.848 1 1:13.732 7 11 1:18.587 8 1:21.184 7 1:20.082 1:23.339 9 1:23.507 10 9 1:21.498 8 1:20.378 2 1:21.205 1 1:20.691 1 1:22.135 3 1:20.183 3 1:21.481 2 1:20.858 1 1:07.914 1 1:09.358 2 1:14.108 2 1:16.165 1 1:22.053 1 1:24.055

1:17.213 1 1:20.998 2 1:21.967 3 1:13.347 2 1:14.644 4 1:14.338 3 1:17.297 8 1:14.772 5 1:21.064 10 1:15.474 6 1:13.188 1 1:17.114 9 1:16.901 7 1:19.447 11 1:19.448 1 1:19.465 3 1:21.242 2

1 2 3 2 4 6 10 3 12 5 1 7 9 8 11 3 1 2 1:19.595 1:21.420 1:23.066 1:13.231 1:14.698 1:15.543 1:18.809 1:14.443 1:21.392 1:16.941 6 1:15.254 1:12.837 1 1:13.175 1:17.593 7 1:16.405 1:18.941 8 1:18.619 1:20.397 10 1:18.571 1:20.385 9 1:18.958 1:19.627 2 1:20.382 1:19.409 1 1:19.658 1:22.639 3 1:19.831

5 6 2 8 7 4 3 2 3 1 4 2 3 7 5 1 6 1 3 2 1

1:22.681 1:24.181 1:19.735 1:30.889 1:28.112 1:21.128 1:20.751 1:25.045 1:25.887 1:23.487 1:22.242 1:22.156 1:22.452 1:26.289 1:22.789 1:21.838 1:24.302 1:15.477 1:25.056 1:20.126 1:24.990

5 6 2 8 7 4 3 3 2 1 5 1 2 7 4 3 6 3 2 1 1

1:21.597 1:21.717 1:19.639 1:28.977 1:26.118 1:21.106 1:20.446 1:25.845 1:24.649 1:22.517 1:22.510 1:22.599 1:22.756 1:27.039 1:22.577 1:22.042 1:23.852 1:15.067 1:23.434 1:18.142 1:22.960

6 5 1 8 7 4 2 3 2 1 4 1 2 8 3 7 5 6 2 1 1

1:26.321 1:23.155 1:19.345 1:33.606 1:32.069 1:22.787 1:20.327

1:22.781 1:22.956 1:26.913 1:22.988 1:25.146 1:23.834 1:24.448 1:23.257 1:20.101 1:27.456

1:25.280 1:22.373 1:23.460

1 2 1 3 2 1 1 1:25.633 1:25.755 1:23.900 1:26.418 1:26.853 1:19.130 1:19.634 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 1:23.039 1:22.775 1:23.039 1:27.533 1:29.393 1:19.989 1:19.230 2 1 3 2 1 3 1:25.456 1:24.214 1:26.171 1:30.662 1:19.955 1:21.494

1 2 3 2 3 5 11 1:13.980 4 1:16.791 1:23.269 1:24.929 1:13.443 1:13.928 1:16.712

1 2 1

1:15.416 1:35.616

1:21.733 1:16.407 1:14.299 1:24.189 1:13.091 1 2 1 3 1

1

1:24.608

1:23.740 1:15.782 1:13.809 1:23.708

1 2 1 3 1

1:27.700

1:23.800

1

1

Enduro Race 2 Qualifying 2 Qualifying Race 2 Best Tm PIC Best Tm PIC Best Tm PIC Best Tm PIC 1:31.122 1 1 1:26.927 1 1:26.642

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Class ITS ITS ITS ITS ITS ITS S2 SM SM SM SM SM SM SM SM SM SM SM SM SM SPO SPO SPU SRF SRF SRF SRF SRF SRF SSB SSC SSM STU STU STU

Name Martin Lutsch Michael Lee Michael Saddleton Mark Keefer Dan Harding Ray Boniface William Kasmer Tex Melotti Dan Harding Michael Novak David Ciufo Charles Tanck Charles Boehly AJ Roderick John Swapceinski Kristen Novak James Henson Daniel Thiel Sean Doyle Debra Mathias George Hulse Robert Liddle Ken Fisher Glenn Gehrke Greig Spuhler Gregory G Grucella Gregory G Grucella R Mark Fickenscher Chris Pluta Robert Piekarczyk Mary Hartman Jeffrey Cook Rob Verenna Charles Boehly Mark Connolly

Hometown Salem OH Hudson Ohio Akron OH Mars PA Dover OH Illegible OH Berlin Center Ohio Canton OH Dover OH Highland MI Livonia NY Rochester NY Rochester NY Chardon OH Bergen NY Highland Township MI Mansfield OH Webster NY Akron OH Galena OH Baltimore MD Canonsburg PA Springville NY Davisburg MI Paris OH Cuyahoga Falls OH Cuyahoga Falls OH Painesville OH Pittsford NY Brunswick OH Rochester NY Bergen NY McDonald PA Rochester NY South Park PA

Marque 1988 Porsche 944 Porsche 944 1989 Mazda RX7 1990 Mazda RX7 86 Mazda RX7 87 BMW 325is Swift DB2 1990 Mazda Miata Mazda Miata 2000 Mazda Miata 1990 Mazda Miata 1990 Mazda Miata 1992 Mazda Miata 1999 Mazda Miata 1990 Mazda Miata 2003 Mazda Miata 1992 Mazda Miata Mazda Miata Mazda Miata 1991 Mazda Miata 1996 Porsche 993 turbo 1985 Chevrolet Corvette 01 Benden Cuplite SRF 1984 SRF Ford SRF Ford SRF Spec Racer Ford SRF SRF 2007 Honda Civic SI 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 1990 Mazda Miata 1994 BMW 325i 1992 Mazda Miata 2002 Mini Cooper S Liberty Pumps McB Autosport DC Motorsports McB Autosport Nakama Carbotech

Ohio Technical College

RAI motorsports IFSI

Gunshow Racing North Kurt's Garage

DC Motorsports xXx Exxpress StupidFastTires.com AVC Graphics RateMds.com

Adrenaline S&F Hardings Park Cycle Roush Competition Engines Auto Europe Emerson Oil Co

Argentum Services Hardings Park Cycle New Berg Racers

Sponsor/Entrant MALLETT CARS ME

1:16.400 1:16.700 1:22.776 1:25.520 1:24.441 1:18.500 1:21.500 1:16.300

1:17.313 1:17.162 1:23.594 1:24.827 1:24.862 1:19.171 1:22.689 1:16.937

2 1 1 1 1 2 3 1

7 4 1 1 5 2 3 4 1 1 1 1 1

1:21.744 1:20.293 1:11.718 1:15.147 1:16.509 1:20.582 1:16.640 1:16.632 1:16.559 1:23.718 1:25.403 1:23.730 1:19.639

7 5 1 1 1 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 1

1:17.073 1:16.783 1:16.671 1:24.987 1:26.980 1:25.790 1:19.114 1:16.640

2 1 1 1 1 2 3 1

2 1 1 1 1 2 3 1

5 1 6

1:20.081 1:18.820 1:22.298

2 1 6

4 2 1 1 1 1 1 2

1:18.206

1 5 3

1

4

5 1 6

2

1:17.126 1:17.749 1:17.129 1:23.309 1:25.515 1:23.479 1:18.806

1:16.406 1:18.945 1:20.950

1:13.727

1:21.020

1:20.747 1:18.978 1:22.569

1:19.406

2

1:24.800

1:22.200

1

6

1:21.500 4 1:25.700 8 1:23.800 10 1:22.400 7

3 5 1 9 2

1:19.176

1:21.500 1:20.700 1:19.800 1:26.600 1:19.600

3

3

1:20.108

3

1:20.117

1 4

1:15.547 1:16.639

1:16.586 1:16.515 1:34.621 1:30.763 1:26.812 1:19.343 1:19.406 1:17.367

1 4 5 3

1:16.303 1:17.535 1:21.000 1:17.374

1 3 5 4

1:19.636

Race 2 Enduro Best Tm PIC Best Tm PIC 1:21.053 3 1:22.000 1 1:22.553 4 1:22.771 5 1:18.605 1 1:20.248 2

Qualifying Race 2 Best Tm PIC 1:20.977 3 1:21.736 5 1:21.183 4 1:17.735 1 1:19.552 2

Qualifying 2 Best Tm PIC 1:21.642 3 1:23.167 4 1:24.358 5 1:18.600 1 1:20.436 2

1:19.816 3 1:19.852 2 1:19.490 1:27.279 9 1:20.956 11 1:19.013 1:19.151 1 1:18.592 1:22.694 7 1:23.156 1:25.784 10 1:23.024 12 1:22.178 6 1:24.441 1:21.029 5 1:20.716 1:24.665 8 1:11.325 1 1:12.700

Race 1 Best Tm PIC 1:21.540 4 1:22.980 5 1:22.744 6 1:17.433 2 1:19.647 3 1:18.603 1 1:15.571 1 1:19.977 4

4 2 12 5 1 9 11 8 7 6 10 1

Qualifying Race 1 Best Tm PIC 1:21.044 5 1:22.647 4 1:23.409 6 1:16.726 2 1:19.678 3 1:17.100 1 1:15.630 1 1:19.693 3

1:20.533 5 1:19.637 1:19.158 3 1:19.624 1:32.649 12 1:26.169 1:18.978 1 1:19.379 1:19.639 4 1:19.139 1:24.664 8 1:23.113 1:32.551 11 1:24.944 1:28.248 10 1:23.471 1:24.112 7 1:23.266 1:21.559 6 1:20.978 1:27.539 9 1:23.899 1:15.704 1 1:24.369 2 1:16.418 1 1:16.100 1:18.293 3 1:17.500 1:20.138 4 1:21.600 1:17.000

Qualifying 1 Best Tm PIC 1:46.002 5 1:23.192 3 1:30.249 4 1:17.835 2 1:20.572 1 1:17.685 1 1:17.518 1 1:18.989 2

Mary Hartman at Westward Ho! Marie Sheehe photo

Scott Moller at Westward Ho! Marie Sheehe photo

Charles Boehly at Westward Ho! Mike Toombs photo

Dan Thiel at Westward Ho! Mike Toombs photo

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For Sale: 1998 Open Car Trailer. 4-new tires, electric winch,storage box,electric brakes,removable tire rack,requires 2 5/16" tow ball. Very nice condition. Asking $1,595.00 Contact Larry at 585-621-8233 or ekstenauto@frontiernet.net (8/12) For Sale: 1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac ProRally car. This car has less than 18,000 miles on it and has never been titled. It was prepared as a rally car when new and has competed in a number of SCCA Pro Rallies through the years, winning its class on a few occasions. It has a bolt in cage that is removable, a TRD rally suspension an HKS adjustable turbo boost system, original ABS system, etc. Although the drive train is “young” in terms of mileage, the body has become corroded under neat and will need some attention. The car can be seen and driven by appointment at Wheeler Auto in Geneva, NY. Asking $4900. A rare model with the potential to be a “winner” again! Call Bob Henderson at (561) 222-6686. (7/12) For Sale: 1993 Toyota Supra race c ar. This car was raced recently at Watkins Glen in the “May Madness” Glen regional race in ITR and won its class in both races. It was originally prepared as a race car when new and has never been titled. Although it is 19 years old it is a “modern” car in appearance and in well maintained mechanical condition. It features a sophisticated “double wishbone” suspension and an excellent brake system. It is really “fun” to race and easy to drive.

Classified Ads

$500; 185/55/15 Michelin X-ice tires. Brand new, tires have less than 100 miles on them - $300; 15mm spacers for 4x100 bolt pattern, plus bolts, brand new, includes longer bolts - $50; 20mm spacers for 4x100 bolt pattern, plus bolts, never opened, brand new in bags, includes longer bolts - $70. Contact Marcus Kroll at 202-352-2627 or marcus.kroll@ gmail.com. (7/12) For sale: 2002 Dodge Neon; eligible for SCCA ITA racing; will also make a great ice racer. Car and assorted parts for $2900. Contact Mary Hartman at 585-426-3288. (7/12) For sale: 1999 Ford Escort ZX2, races in SSC or ITA, 8073 actual miles, 2.0L DOHC, 5 speed, Momo seat and removable steering wheel, Enkei rims, kill switch, fire system, ACT racing clutch, Hawk brake pads, RCI belts, extra set Enkei wheels and rain tires, spare parts, documented race history. Ready to race. $3600 or reasonable offer. Call 5585467-4993 (6/12) For Sale: Racing Items: 1 Can Am Cycle Jacket Medium (New); 1 Set Nitrogen Gages for Racing; 1 7 Qt. Dry Sump Tank (New); 1 Set Engine Leak Down Gauges; 1 Tanner Racing Scales, 4 Pads and Module; Mini Sprint Rolling Chassis (No Motor), Most Body Pcs, Many Shocks, SpringsWheels-Body Pcs., Wing-Seat-Fuel Tank (Not Raced); 1Spex MK1 Road Racer DSR; Suzuki GSR-1000 Modified, by Orient Express, Wing, Extra Nose, Slicks & Rains,

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For Sale: RacePro Engineering has sold our race-winning 1995-based Mustang Cobra A-Sedan. We still have literally thousands and thousands of dollars in SPARES, including two complete sets of alloy wheels (one set with Hoosier slicks, one set with Hoosier rains), a nose, a wing, Koni struts, 2-way adjustable, various rate Eibach & Hyperco springs, Baer rotors & calipers (need rebuilding), racing radiator, Holly jets, motor parts, ignition parts, suspension parts - everything that can wear out or break! Complete list upon request. Located in Watkins Glen, NY. Ed LoPresti. (607) 535-4237. (6/11) Wanted: Trade: Purchased a new 2012 Miata with 17" wheels and want to trade for 16 " wheels. The wheels are the standard Touring aluminum wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 205/45-17 140 A-A Ratings tires with less than 500 miles. . I do car rallies and do not want low profile tires for back roads. Would like a factory wheel with not many miles, will drive about a 200mile radius of Ithaca, to do the transaction. Call Gary Thomas (607) 277-0501 gary. george.thomas@gmail.com (3/12)

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It has won its class in numerous national and regional SCCA races through the years and has potential to keep on winning. Asking $7500 including numerous spares. Call Bob Henderson at (561) 222-6686. (7/12) For sale: 2 x 235/35/19 Michelin PS2 tires nearly new - $200; 1 x 295/30/19 Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 tire - nearly new - $100; 4 Acari Racing forged one piece wheels, made by Aluminum Precision Products $1,500, Custom made for 996 Porsche 911, 19" staggered setup, 5-130 bolt pattern, Polished metal finish, Includes Porsche centercaps, Originally $900/wheel; 15x7 Borbet wheels - $500, 4x100 bolt pattern, Powder coated key lime by Rochester Vibratory; 225/45/15 Hankook Ventus Z214 race tires, C71 soft compound tires - $500, brand new tires, never driven on, 0 miles. ; 15x6.5 BBS wheels, 4x100 bolt pattern -

Road Racing or Solo, Complete DSR or CSR Body by Beasley, Great Paint Job; 1 Small Plane/Race Car Windshield (New). Many shop tools, automotive items, marine items, lawn and garden items, household items, miscellaneous items. Call for updated list. Jim Nolan 1969 Eddy Rd. Walworth, NY 14568. Ph. (585) 314-1500 (6/12)

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Membership Application REGION #62

Dear Prospective SCCA Member: To apply for membership in the Sports Car Club of America, the world’s largest member participation automotive organization, please complete the form below and return, with payment, to SCCA Membership Department, P. O. Box 299, Topeka, KS 66601-0299. PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE Name _____________________________________ Birth date_________________ E-mail_______________________________________ / / Address___________________________________ Telephone_______________________________________________________________ City_________________________________________ State ________Zip __________________County __________________________ Have you been an SCCA member before?

No

Yes

IF APPLYING FOR FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

Year______________Previous Member # ____________________________

Please list name and age of spouse and children under age 21:

Spouse's Name____________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______ Spouse's Member Number (if current member)________________________________________________________ Name___________________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______ Name___________________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______ Name___________________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______ Name___________________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______

PRIMARY INTEREST IN SCCA:

Please indicate the area(s) of SCCA in which you plan to participate, or which interest you most. Your response will be used to allocate your national dues to the areas you indicate. Thank you. Club Racing

Pro Racing

Rally

Solo

Annual National Dues

+

Annual Regional Dues

=

TOTAL DUE

REGULAR MEMBER..........................$65 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP.......................$85 FIRST GEAR (21 & Under) NEW CLUB RACING VOLUNTEER

+ +

REGULAR MEMBER.................$15 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP .............$25

= = = =

$80 $110 $45 $30

Enclosed is my check or Money Order for $____________________ U.S. VISA

Please send me a Crew License

M/C

DO NOT SEND CASH.

No.____________________________________ Exp. Date __________________________

I hereby apply for membership in the Sports Car Club of America, Inc., and its Finger Lakes Region (#62) and agree to abide by the bylaws. Applicant's Signature____________________________________________ Date __________________________ Dues include payment for subscription to SportsCar ($24 value). Dues are not deductible as charitable contribution.

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Calendar of events for the Finger Lakes Region

July 2012

18-19 Duryea Hillclimb, BMR

28 RallyCross, (FLR) 28-29 National Race, Pittsburgh International, Steel Cities – Bonus National Group EP, FP, HP, GTL, STU, SM, SSB, SSC, T2, T3

28 FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

28-29 Restricted Regional Race, CT & TT, Pittsburgh International, Steel Cities

September 2012

31 FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

1-3 Regional Race, Summit, WDC

25 RallyCross, (FLR)

August 2012 4 PDX & CT, Summit, WDC

1-3 TT, Jefferson, STC 4 FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

4-5 Regional Race, NHMS, NER

4 FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

4-5 Polish Mtn Hillclimb, STC

8-9 RallyCross, Summit, WDC

5 FINGER LAKES Region SOLO #6, RIT See: http:// flr-scca.com/s/2

8-9 Regional Race, NHMS, NER

7 FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

11 Driver’s Social, FLR, 7:00 p.m. - Scottsville Fire House Pavilion, Scottsville, NY

4-5 Regional Race, Nelson Ledges, MVR

7 FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information) 11 FINGER LAKES Region SOLO #7, RIT See: http:// flr-scca.com/s/2 11-12 National Race, Pocono, Tri Regions – Bonus National Group GT1, GT2, GT3, STO, AS, T1, FA, FB, FC, FE, FM, S2, CSR, DSR 11-12 NASCAR & Grand Am, Watkins Glen International 12 STPR® Wrapup Meeting, Watkins Glen State Park 12 WNY Solo, Ralph Wilson 14 FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen. com / (585) 967-3762) 18-19 Regional Race, New Jersey Motorsports Park, JRB

9 WNY OOR Solo, Lake Erie Speedway

15-16 NEDiv Double Regional Race, “FUN ONE ’12”, Watkins Glen, FLR 15-16 PDX & TT, Summit, WDC 15-16 Weatherly Hillclimb, NEP 18 FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen. com / (585) 967-3762) 17-23 SCCA Runoffs® 21-22 NARC Runoffs, Lime Rock Park, NYR 23 WNY Solo, Ralph Wilson “Champagne Run!” 25 FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information) 28-29 PDX, Nelson Ledges, MVR 29 RallyCross, (FLR) 29-30 Regional Race, Nelson Ledges, MVR

Finger Lakes Region Bulletin Board and Websites Website: www.flr-scca.com - News: news.flr-scca.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/flrscca - YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/flrscca - Twitter: twitter.com/#!/flrscca Yahoo Groups: Solo - sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/flrsolo/, RoadRally - sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/FingerLakesRally/ 26

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30 Tour Rally to the Glenn Curtis Museum, FLR, Lynn Randall/Carl Dresie

October 2012 2

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

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FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

As seen around Westward Ho! Marie Sheehe photos

4-5 Drivers School, Watkins Glen, GLN 6-7 Regional Race, Summit, WDC 6

Last Chance Enduro, Watkins Glen, GLN

7

Regional Race (Last Chance) and Pro IT Series, Watkins Glen, GLN

9

FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen. com / (585) 967-3762)

John Walsh and crew observing a session

13 BAJ III Car Rally, Learn more at www.lollypop.org/eally 14 Finger Lakes Region Social Rally, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen.com / (585) 967-3762) 20 PDX, Limerock Park, MHR 21 RallyCross, Summit, WDC 20-21 Regional Race, New Jersey Motorsports Park, JRB 27 RallyCross, (FLR) 30 FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

November 2012 6

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

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FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

Is this the “Heavy Foot”?

9-11 Mini-Convention, Ithaca, Glen 11 RallyCross, Summit, WDC 13 FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen. com / (585) 967-3762)

Dates are subject to change. Request 2012 dates from the Activities Director. Solo events and sites to be announced. RallyCross events are subject to field conditions.

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Finger Lakes REGION, SCCA INC.

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