Jim Hargrove racing to 9th from last at the 2010 SCCA Runoffs. Electrical problems kept shutting the engine off through the race, but I was able to restart it each time by cycling the master swtich. Brand new 2010 Honda Civic Coupe on debut at the Runoffs.
2011 SCCA Runoffs - GTL
Kyle Disque racing a Toyota in the 2011 SCCA Runoffs at Road America in the GTLite (GTL) class. Started 7th. Finished 6th.
Racing: 2011 Runoffs SRF in-car camera
UPDATE: Broken right rear shock was the handling culprit. D'oh.
See more info below ("show more") - 2011 SCCA Runoffs. Class: SCCA Enterprises Spec Racer Ford (SRF)
Driver: Denny Stripling
Qualified 23rd, ran as high as 9th, finished 11th. Earned the Sunoco Hard Charger award. Rear-facing camera in upper left hand corner.
Welcome to my Runoffs experience. I didn't qualify where I wanted due to missing half of the week, having mechanical issues during my two qualifying sessions, and subsequently over-driving my ill-handling car trying to make up for lost time. Nevertheless, making up 14 spots during the race was certainly exciting and enjoyable. Before the race I made a fuel pressure adjustment that turned out to be ill-advised as I felt like I had less straightaway speed than I had during qualifying the day before. I made significant changes to try and loosen the car up and it worked... too much in fact in the carousel which killed me on the longest straightaway.
Overall a very fun weekend and some pretty entertaining video as a result. My brake pedal started to soften about a third of the way into the race so I had to push my braking zones way back (like an entire marker in some spots).
James Reeve Returns 2011 Road Atlanta
The return to racing of Yenko Stinger racing legend James J. Reeve Jr. Back in the mid 70's James was a thorn in the side of the British and Datsun factory teams. James in his 1966 Yenko Stinger Corvair running as a privateer was able to beat the likes Group 44, Huffaker and Datsun factory backed teams in SCCA D-Production road racing at the national championship level. I offered my Yenko Stinger Corvair for James to drive in the 2011 Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) annual Mitty race at Road Atlanta the weekend of April 29-May 1. James certainly didn't disappoint us Corvair types this weekend. We were only beaten by a very well driven, and fast, Lotus Super 7 driven by Bill Bartlett also from Atlanta. Thanks again James.
Loshak 2010 DSR SCCA Runoffs Race Road America GSXR1000 Suzuki
Every thing just came together after such a hard season. My crew gave me an awesome car to drive and I made sure not to make any mistakes. Best lap was a 2:03 in the opening couple of laps and then went into conserve mode to make sure we crossed the finish line and to claim our 2nd national title, this being our first in DSR.
Special thanks to:
Moon Super Cycle
My Championship Crew, Friends & Family
Thank you, without any of you, none of this would have been possible.
2010 Watkins Glen Miata Crash.wmv
SCCA 2010 July Sprints, Saturday qualifying race. I'm in my '87 BMW 325is E Production car. The Prod class was grouped with a large field of Spec Miatas. Things got a little crazy in turn 2, and I was involved in the first crash of my brief racing career.
2011 SCCA Runoffs H Production race
2011 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America. H Production race 9/25/11. SportsCar magazine project Toyota Yaris picks up third place.