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#59203 2104 Virginia Autocross Championships - August 16-17, 2014

Posted by AgZ06 on 29 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

Tidewater Sports Car Club is proud to announce that the VAC will be a charity event this year and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the "Emory ALS Center". One of our club members and regular competitors James Rodatus was diagnosed with ALS in November of last year so this cause is one that is close to our Autocross Community in the Tidewater Virginia region. James has recently undergone treatment at the Emory ALS Center and the donation will be made in his and TSCCs name.

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#59817 2015 PAX Numbers

Posted by scoobi02 on 23 November 2014 - 08:40 PM

Is the ultimate goal of this line of thinking to make us all run the same times, because if that's the case we can sell the timers and just write 55.55 on every time slip and be done with it...

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#59735 Daytona money shot!

Posted by n2sking on 06 November 2014 - 07:30 AM

This isn't really autoX related, but I thought I'd share this with the forum for those of you who aren't on my FB feed.  Most of you know, the Camaro isn't really an AutoX car, I've just been out this year for stress testing.  I built it as a track car.  I just returned for my highlight of the year, Daytona Rolex course!  I spent all of last weekend lapping the 4 mile Rolex circuit with my car and two students.  Here is the money shot that my friends wife took on my last session. It doesn't look like it, but running about 165 mph here!



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#59569 2015 Street Class Changes

Posted by KeithK on 02 October 2014 - 05:50 PM

I've heard tales about the old days when guys used to race to see who had the fastest car.

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#59418 2014 SCCA Solo National Championship

Posted by sjfehr on 04 September 2014 - 05:33 AM

Donna was sitting 1st in ESPL by a huge margin going into the last runs on Day 2, but ended up getting edged out by 0.2, which put her in 2nd place. Which is still an awesome finish, way to go, Donna!! Doug, Peter, Keath, Jeff, Chris , Mandy and I all drive today, the first of us starting at 9am CST/10am EST. Keath and I are on East course today, and I think everyone else is on West.
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#58921 Photos from 5-18-14

Posted by wahoo5 on 22 May 2014 - 10:14 PM

Here are my photos from heats 1& 2.




Here are heats 3 & 4.




Thanks to Donna Marx for taking the ones in heat 4.



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#60990 Helmet and Tech inspection question

Posted by KeithK on 15 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

Snell M2010 certification meets the current requirement.


Tech inspection is focused on safety items and leaking fluids. Noisy pulleys should not be an issue.  Ultimately this will be left to the discretion of the Chief of Tech, but if it can go, stop and turn safely without piddling on the concrete, you should be good.

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#60983 ODR-SCCA May 7th Solo Event At Pungo Airfield

Posted by KeithK on 08 May 2017 - 07:49 AM

ODR, thanks for a well-run event.


During course walks, someone said it would be good to be close to this cone.





And this one...



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#60908 Renesis Formula Mazda @VIR "Goblin's Go" Qualifying

Posted by Dave Cutchins on 17 October 2016 - 07:14 PM

Had the chance to get out and enjoy a great weekend at VIR. The weather was terrific and the car ran well.

Here is a video of Saturday's early morning qualifying session. 


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#60874 Search for Ultimate Street Car

Posted by KeithK on 18 September 2016 - 06:30 PM

I don't watch much television but the magic of DVR allows me to occasionally catch the Search for the Ultimate Street Car on MAV-TV.


(hey, its autocross on cable, of course I'm gonna watch)


Friday's episode was recorded earlier this year at NJMP and feature a nice segment on our friend and local hotshoe Mills Robinson.


Someone savvy in such things could probably find it online.



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#60860 2016 Solo Nationals

Posted by KeithK on 07 September 2016 - 07:00 PM

Former TSCC President Shawn Lambert wins CAM-S.  By a bunch!  Great job Shawn!


Rumors of a protest in STX, where a MINI comes out way ahead of a 70+ car field.  Did the course favor fwd?





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#60775 ODR-SCCA May 1st Solo Event at Pungo Airfield

Posted by KeithK on 26 April 2016 - 10:48 PM

If a twin rotor Wankel enters a double dorito course element, does the space-time continuum stand a chance?


How do you PAX a run if time stands still?



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#60744 TSCC March Autocross 3/27

Posted by blacksnshn on 29 March 2016 - 09:30 AM

So... I'll be the first but probably not the last.. My second and fastest run is incorrect on the results. It is listed as 49.952 and should be 45.952. I'm pretty sure I still have time slip in the Z as well as video etc. I know there was a big problem w the results and lost times in computer so I assume it was a translation error. Also, there are three cars listed as XBS or Street Tire B Street. Street classes or any other class with a PAX based on 200 TW tires are not permitted to run in the Street Tire Class. If I need to contact anyone in particular about these issues, who would that be? Or is posting here enough to have it taken care of?
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#60211 Motorsports Flow Chart

Posted by sjfehr on 08 May 2015 - 08:04 AM

Here's how to tell what motorsport is for you:



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#60125 ODR April 12th Solo Event at Pungo Airfield

Posted by mr.beachcomber on 08 April 2015 - 04:17 PM

Here's a picture of one of our eight FTD (Fastest Time of the Day) trophies for 2015.  It's big enough (13" x 10") not to escape notice, and heavy enough that you wouldn't want to drop it on your toes!  And yes, the center banner will have an insert with your name on it!  Enjoy!


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#59788 TSCC final Autocross of 2014, November 16th at Pungo in Virginia Beach

Posted by Sven on 18 November 2014 - 08:38 PM

Here's my gallery, enjoy! https://www.flickr.c...57649350350941/


I even got one of the "Kenny Cone" breaking in half:


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#59754 Time to prep for 2015

Posted by Dave Cutchins on 12 November 2014 - 02:30 PM

The racing season is nearly over and it's time to relax and think of what you want to do next season.


Are you looking for a different challenge or just something different every once in a while? How about a time trial or hillclimb? For most of you running one of the Solo Street Prepared classes, the only additional items needed for your car is an approved bolt in roll bar or cage, a fire extinguisher, electrical safety cut off switch, window net or arm restraints and current set of belts.


These modifications are legal for your SP/Prepared/Modified classed car and may enhance performance and at the very least make it even safer.


You may already have a current helmet, driving gloves and leather or nomex driving shoes. Add an inexpensive driving suit and fire retardant undies (Remember that Christmas Wish List). Apply for a Novice license ($35) and a Vehicle Log Book ($10) and you're ready to hit the track.


The atmosphere at a time trial or hillclimb is more like that of an autocross than a road race with time between run groups to socialize or check out all of the neat machinery that shows up. These events differ from  PDX type events in that they are timed and you are competing within your class and for overall quickest time.


My first event is typically at Summit Point on the Jefferson Circuit (1.6 miles) over the Memorial Day Weekend sponsored by the PHA. Many of you drive further than that to a major Solo event. Entry fees are around $175 for two days of competition, they provide a Saturday afternoon dinner with desserts, soft drinks and water (bring your own adult beverages) and whats left is served for Sunday lunch. There is free camping from Friday evening to Monday morning. Monday is a holiday, so no rush to make it back home  Sunday night for work the next day.


Typically for each session there is a partial warmup lap, 2 hot laps and a partial cooldown lap.



TSCC, ODR/SCCA and VMSC are primarily autocross oriented with some outstanding drivers. I am sure some of you would enjoy this type of event and do very well.

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#59726 ODR November 2nd Solo Event at Pungo Airfield

Posted by sjfehr on 02 November 2014 - 07:14 PM

Well, now the T&S laptop decided it can't finish the Windows 8 update and is cancelling, and has spent the last 30 minutes trying to undo it.  Gah, I really can't stand Windows 8.  At least the remote file sharing connection's working, so I was able to pull the files from it remotely.  The raw (unaudited) preliminary results are below.  We'll update this as soon as we have audited results available.  I know we have to DNF adjust Andy Carr's BSP runs to fix the car switch in the computer, but I don't think that impacts his fastest run.  We need to fix a couple names, too.  


Congrats to Rusty English for FTD and FTP and beating me handily in my own car!  And thanks to everyone who braved the cold and rain to come out today- turned out to be a great event, and a nice cap to end the season. Just wish it had been a little drier... and warmer... and less windy...




e: The computer finished right after I posted this.  We updated Steven Carr from BSPN to ESPN, which moved him up to 1st place in Novice class.  Although if I'm not mistaken, James Ord's WRX will be in ASPX next year...

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#60696 TSCC March Novice Instruction School 3/26

Posted by Ntrpriz on 03 March 2016 - 02:31 PM

The school is geared towards novices. For the first half of the day students will rotate between a skidpad and slalom. After lunch a course will be put together and students will work on the basics, on the course, with and without their instructor.

The event is currently limited to 20 students with additional entries added to a wait list. In the event of cancellations or additional instructors being available, people in the waiting list will be notified. We are committed to provide the best novice instruction we can and will limit each instructor to 2 students.

You can sign up here!

Brendan Long
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