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It is ANOTHER very busy week for us at MBR!
Kind reminder that we have a meeting this Thursday July 3rd @ Cornerstone in Erie East 38th and Pine. Social @ 6 Meeting @ 7!
2014 Misery Bay Autocross Event 3 is Sunday July 6th at Lake Erie Speedway! Register HERE. We hope to see everyone out for our season opener! Registration opens at 8:30am and our frist cars are on track at 10:30am.
A few of our members traveled to Wilmington Match Tour for 2014 recently. Here are the details as told by Logan!!
Myself and the Double-Nick twins kicked off our autocross season last weekend at the Wilmington Match Tour. The match tour is a very different format than any of the other national events and none of us really understood it. But it is spring, it was driving and it was at the best autocross site short of Lincoln. Having completed a Match Tour, I understand it now, and I’ll do my best to explain it.
The Match Tour runs like 2 separate events, one Saturday and one Sunday. Saturday, is like a typical autocross. There were a little over 200 cars, so we were split into 4 heats. Everyone gets 4 runs on the same course. At the end of the day, class winners are awarded and the “normal” autocross is over. Sunday is when it got complicated.
The top 8 drivers (PAX) from each heat are put into the Pro-Shootout. The Shootout is kind of like bracket racing. 2 cars go head to head on 1 run, each having a dial in time that they are trying to beat. The dial in is the fastest time from their class. It differs from bracket racing in that going faster is still ok. The winner is who gets closer to their dial in, or beats it by the most. If you beat your dial in, your dial in becomes your new fastest time. The 32 cars compete in a bracket until a shootout winner is crowned.
So, what about the rest of the cars?
What a fantastic day! Beautiful weather! Kate and Andy did great on the track. Kate got signed off by her instructor! Charlie Campbell and Rich Hall were fantastic help. We could not have done it without the help of Reed and Sandi Kryder.
2014 MBR Region SCCA - 8 Event Season (6 Region, 2 OOR)
Event 1 – OOR @ WNY – May 18th
Event 2 – June 8th
Event 3 – July 6th
Event 4 – OOR @ WNY – July 13th
Event 5 – August 10th
Event 6 – August 24th
Event 7 – September 7th
Event 8 – October 12th
*** It is possible that an Event in April and/or May will be added if a new lot is found and used.
We would like to thank Tires for Less on 26th and Powell (814)836-8779 for the support that they offered to our Solo program this past season. They provide many of our members with tires and service throughout the season. Local sponsors are a wonderful thing to have! Please visit them and tell them Misery Bay SCCA sent you!
Thank You very much for your support!
"Solo" is the name used within the SCCA for Autocross.
Solo competition is defined as low speed, participant driving competition where one car at a time negotiates a prescribed course outlined with traffic pylons as quickly and cleanly as possible. During a run, a driver and his/her car are pushed to the limit. A time penalty is added to drivers' times when they hit an outlining pylon. While competing against the clock on the course, a driver is also competing against other drivers in his/her performance category.
Rallies have traditionally included everything from extremely competitive two person teams to families out for an afternoon drive. There is usually a lunch break at the midpoint, and rallies usually end at a spot where food and beverage is available. Regardless of how competitive you are, rallying is a lot of fun if you like to spend time in your car, see some terrific scenery, and and spend time with congenial people.