SCCA – KCRSCCA Solo Event 8 Photos

We’re three quarters of the way through the SCCA Kansas City Region’s Solo season. Event 8 was held last Sunday at the usual venue, the Metropolitan Community College Precision Driving Center in Independence, MO. It was a fast, but technically challenging course which proved too much for this photog turned driver. At the end of the day, I remembered Alain Prost’s famous quote, “When I look fast, I’m not smooth and I am going slowly. And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.” If only I’d remembered…

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SCCA – KCRSCCA Solo Event #2 Wrap-Up

Sunday’s Solo Event #2 for the Kansas City Region of the Sports Car Club of America was a tale of two heats with weather affecting Heat 2 significantly more than Heat 1. Normally, there are three heats per event with total entries often topping 100 among all classes. Sunday’s forecast of thunderstorms, however, kept many of the less dedicated racers away. With fewer contenders, the event officials reduced the normal three-heat format to two heats so that each heat would have enough course workers to keep things running smoothly. The…

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SCCA – KCRSCCA Solo Event #1 in Photos

Well the Solo season is underway in the Kansas City Region of the SCCA, and it’s time for me to start the defense of my Street Touring FWD class championship. Some maintenance on Friday to replace the passenger side drive shaft on the Focus SVT didn’t go as planned thanks to a rounded-off nut. …and we were two nuts away from having the damned thing out, too. Oh, well, screw it. Popped the top on another beer, bolted it all together, and went to the pre-season testing session on Saturday…

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SCCA – Autocross at Ft. Riley

At least once a year, the Salina Region of the Sports Car Club of America holds a Driving School and Solo Racing event on the huge landing pad for the 1st Infantry Division’s Combat Air Brigade. On Saturday of the two-day event, soldiers and the public are invited to participate in a Solo Novice School in which the students learn the basics of the sport of Solo Racing, vehicle dynamics, and how to identify proper racing lines. Students are paired up with experienced veterans of SCCA Solo Racing, and, while…

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SCCA – Double-Header at Heartland Park Topeka

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IndyCar wasn’t the only racing series doing a double-header last weekend, the Kansas City Region and the Kansas Region of the Sports Car Club of America held a joint double-header event at Heartland Park Topeka. While the Kaw Valley Race Group played on the road course, we held a Solo event on Saturday and Sunday on the south lot, a nice wide-open swath of asphalt that was a nice departure from the confining orthogonal grid layout at our usual site. This joint event was also our Military Appreciation Weekend where…

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SCCA – Photos From KCRSCCA Solo Event 2

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I’m getting quicker at turning around these photos. …now if I could just get quicker in the car. If you were running this past weekend and don’t see your car, let me know. These were the sharpest and best images, but Jeremy and I took over 2000 images over the weekend! I’m sure we have at least one shot of everyone somewhere. Look for Jeremy’s article recapping the Novice School and Event #2 later this week. Kansas City Region SCCA Solo Event #2

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Episode 178.1 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast: SCCA Edition

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOur SCCA Reporter, Jeremy Salenius, is headed down to Georgia to compete in the first SCCA Solo Match Tour event of the year. He gives us an overview of what the unique Match Tour format is and how it’s different from a regular Solo event. Be sure to also check out Jeremy’s article, 2013 SCCA Solo Season is Almost Here. Jeremy will be reporting on all things SCCA Solo for us in addition to competing at both the local and national…

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