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#1060354 - 12/31/18 06:42 PM 2019 race schedule  
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Although it's cold here in the East for the next 4 months it's time to look at the calendar and see what race events could possible fit in my retirement schedule this year. Last years goal was 4 autox and 4 trips to the drag strip. As things go only did two autox and two trips to the track. Hoping the free time is different this year, every attempt will be made to run 4 autox this year. Two trips to the track for 1/4 blasts isn't as important as it used to be. The engine could use a freshening up on the 11 year old build, track time is only used now to see how the car pulls in 3rd and 4th gears. After more than a hundred passes on the car it ain't going any faster without more hp and an automatic trans.

As for autox getting to venues has always been a problem, they are a good distance away, and being this Summer in Pa has been an extremely wet one the opportunities for any racing was limited. I ran the two autox events with Susq region in the past year, http://www.scca-susq.com/ Unfortunately both the places I ran, Hershey Park and Harrisburg Farm Show lots are unavailable for 2019. They have been scrambling to find a new lot. Just saw they have tentatively filled the late Summer schedule with a new lot, and it's even a little closer to home. Hopefully they find another lot to use that is also closer to home for the early events in the year.
https://www.spookynooksports.com/

Have ran two events with the Philly region in the past. Driving to their events in Philly is on my least likely to do list. Although I haven't ran the Wells Fargo lot yet, supposedly a good one, someday that trip will be made, just so I can say i did it.

My local SCCA region is Blue Mountain, they primarily are a hill climb group, my son has ran numerous hill climbs with them and is a member, I've pit crewed for him numerous times there.
http://bmr-scca.org/
They do very few autox, the SS has done two with them, both several years ago in Maple Grove Raceway pit area. Recently at the last minute BMR managed to throw together an event at the old Morgantown Mall the last week of Oct , my schedule for that day was full, it was cold, wet, and they ran in a lot that I wouldn't want to run in, a tire shredder. Several years ago BMR used that lot, my son ran it, so i knew it was bad!

Maybe 5 or 6 years ago BMR held an event in the back corner lot of Schuylkill Mall, my son ran his car, I hauled tires in my van, again an abusive track.
That day was my first ride in a dedicated, sponsored autox car. A 90s Grand Sport Vette with Hoosiers and susp work, 3rd fastest car of the event. That's what hooked me on this silliness, the orange cone racing. Have ridden on the Wild Mouse with my grand-kids several times, like both rides.

The bright side to this years schedule is that abandoned shopping mall is now this.
https://www.morgantowncenter.com/
Hoping the BMR, Susq and the RICH owner of that auto mall can come to terms and fix the lot to hold good events. At less than 20 miles away from home and even with stopping for coffee on the way wouldn't require a 5 am wake up for that 4 minutes of fun. Old people in my house don't get up early very easily. Close to home events would sure make doing 4 or more this year possible.

Missed the UMI Open House event last year, weather and the 400 mile round trip didn't fit the schedule, but will do everything necessary to make it this coming year. Don't need to run the car there, just need to attend with it. Their 100 or so event slots fill up in like 24 hours, and way before I can make a commitment. Just not that dedicated to beating on the car 200 miles from home. Will, would, be nice to see some of the forum guys there.
Bob

#1060369 - 01/03/19 02:35 PM Re: 2019 race schedule [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Now here...is a race schedule...


Start Date Event Organization Location
2/23/2019 Auto-X Season Opener Racing Byrds Fontana, CA FEB
3/2/2019 American AutoX American AutoX Crows Landing, CA MAR
3/8/2019 Spring Lone Star Nationals Goodguys Fort Worth, TX
3/15/2019 Spring Nationals Goodguys Scottsdale, AZ
3/16/2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car USCA Las Vegas, NV
3/21/2019 Southern States CAM Challenge SCCA Concord, NC
3/23/2019 American AutoX American AutoX Crows Landing, CA
3/30/2019 All-American Get Together Goodguys Pleasanton, CA
4/5/2019 Del Mar Nationals Goodguys Del Mar, CA APRIL
4/6/2019 Drive AutoX USCA Concord, NC
4/12/2019 Gulf States CAM Challenge SCCA Grenada, MS
4/12/2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car USCA Daytona, FL
4/13/2019 Auto-X Spring Fling Racing Byrds Fontana, CA
4/26/2019 Northern Pacific CAM Challenge SCCA Modesto, CA
4/26/2019 North Carolina Nationals Goodguys Raleigh, NC
4/27/2019 Summit Motorama Autocross Guys Atlanta, GA
5/3/2019 NSRA Streetkhana Autocross Guys Knoxville, TN MAY
5/3/2019 Nashville Nationals Goodguys Nashville, TN
5/3/2019 LS Fest West USCA Las Vegas, NV
5/4/2019 American AutoX (Miltonian) American AutoX Crows Landing, CA
5/18/2019 Auto-X Street Car Mayhem Racing Byrds Fontana, CA
5/24/2019 NSRA Streetkhana Autocross Guys Springfield, MO
5/31/2019 Central States CAM Challenge SCCA Mineral Wells, TX
5/31/2019 NSRA Streetkhana Autocross Guys York, PA
6/1/2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car USCA Bowling Green, KY JUNE
6/1/2019 Summer Get Together Goodguys Pleasanton, CA
6/1/2019 American AutoX American AutoX Crows Landing, CA
6/14/2019 Southern Pacific CAM Challenge SCCA San Diego, CA
6/22/2019 Auto-X Summer Nationals Racing Byrds Fontana, CA
6/23/2019 Cars 'n Cones FM3 Brighton, MS
6/29/2019 Drive AutoX USCA Peru, IN
7/5/2019 Heartland Nationals Goodguys Des Moines, IA JULY
7/5/2019 AAS Larry Park Memorial American AutoX Crows Landing, CA
7/6/2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car USCA Pikes Peak, CO
7/12/2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals Goodguys Columbus, OH
7/13/2019 Drive AutoX USCA Madison, IL
7/27/2019 American AutoX American AutoX Crows Landing, CA
8/1/2019 NSRA Streetkhana Autocross Guys Louisville, KY AUG
8/3/2019 Drive AutoX USCA Bowling Green, KY
8/9/2019 Eastern States CAM Challenge SCCA Peru, IN
8/16/2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car USCA Elkhardt Lake, WI
8/16/2019 Great American Nationals Goodguys York, PA
8/17/2019 American AutoX American AutoX Crows Landing, CA
8/23/2019 West Coast Nationals Goodguys Pleasanton, CA
8/31/2019 Auto-X Labor Day Showdown Racing Byrds Fontana, CA
9/3/2019 CAM Challenge Finale SCCA Lincoln, NE SEPT
9/6/2019 Colorado Nationals Goodguys Loveland, CO
9/6/2019 LS Fest USCA Bowling Green, KY
9/14/2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car USCA Fontana, CA
9/27/2019 Lone Star Nationals Goodguys Fort Worth, TX
9/28/2019 American AutoX American AutoX Crows Landing, CA
10/00/2019 Cruisin' the Smokies Autocross Guys Pigeon Forge, TN OCT
10/5/2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car USCA Avondale, LA
10/7/2019 Cuisin' The Coast Autocross Guys Biloxi, MS
10/11/2019 Kentucky Nationals Goodguys Lexington, KY
10/19/2019 Auto-X Season Finals Racing Byrds Fontana, CA
10/19/2019 American AutoX American AutoX Crows Landing, CA
11/9/2019 Ultimate Street Car Invitational USCA Las Vegas, NV NOV
11/9/2019 Autumn Get Together Goodguys Pleasanton, CA
11/15/2019 Southwest Nationals Goodguys Scottsdale, AZ

2019 Autocross Schedule .pdf


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#1060370 - 01/03/19 02:38 PM Re: 2019 race schedule [Re: mmc427ss]  
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I put 5 or 6 of those on my calendar in pencil...but my hope is to do more road course events in 2019 which will limit my travel plans to autocross events some.


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#1060373 - 01/04/19 04:02 AM Re: 2019 race schedule [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Didn't see UMI on that list.

Going to York in a couple weeks for a drag car reunion event at that venue. Looking at who showed up at the Goodguy's York autox last year I may have to put that weekend on my calendar, 8/16/19.
Bob


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