The Kansas City Region of the Sports Car Club of America held its final Solo event of the season this past weekend at the Metropolitan Community College Precision Driving Center. This final event was in part solo race, part masquerade ball, and all charity event. All of the profits from the event were donated to the club’s various charities as was the money raised from donations from the club’s various sponsors and partners including Patterson Prints. Attendees earned raffle tickets by bringing non-perishable food items that were donated to the Raytown Economic Assistance Program (REAP), and a portion of the cash profits and donations also went to Cancer Action.
no images were foundWith one of the strongest turnouts of the season, the club raised a good chunk of change for charity and gathered a good supply of canned goods.
Part of the fun of the Halloweenie event are the costumes, and I’m not just talking about the drivers! Many of the cars also received costume treatment to one degree or another. of course there were several Batman-themed cars, but there was a clever looking Jaguar complete with cat-ears and a magnificent sounding V12. Naturally, there was bound to be a vampire-themed car. I was surprised that there was only one, but the one that did come was done very well driver and car. There were many who showed up in costume, even if they didn’t dress up their cars.
no images were foundControlling the grid was the Grid Reaper. Don’t move out to the start line, OR ELSE! The Chief of Workers and Officiating was naturally dressed as a ref. Fortunately for us competitors, Jeremy is significantly better at his job that the NFL replacement refs were. And of course, there HAD to be someone that came as The Stig.
I was pleased with my performance given my nearly shot all-season radials, although my best time was marred by a knocked-down cone and my best run was cut short by a brake lock-up which sent me straight off into the grass and toward a tree. I’ll not lie, the tree rattled me a bit! Still, it was a fun event and a fun season. Now, I understand, at least in small part, the anxiety drivers must feel during the off-season. I can’t wait to get back in the car next season and work on improving my skills and compete for the top spot in my class. Guess I need to get started working on those simulators, and prepping my newly purchased Focus SVT for next year.
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