1986 Laguna Seca SCCA ITB Race 1974 Ford Pinto (Driver: Barry Streets)
Some of my Dad's old taped In-Car Footage of racing in his 1974 Ford Pinto ITB Racecar at Laguna Seca. It's pretty rare to find In-Car Footage of the old track configuration (Back when Laguna Seca Racway was almost an oval) because It wasn't attempted too much in a race.
I apologize for the quality, these were taken with a remote camera and then recorded with a VCR that was held in place with foam under the Seat of the car... pretty good for old VHS tapes that are 20 something years old though... ENJOY!
1963 Lightweight 427 Ford Galaxie Race Car - Sandown Historics 2011
See Denis O'brien power through the feild in this very angry 660hp 427
after a setback in qualifying see's him start near the rear of the field.
Enjoy the sweet sound of this sensational car. Footage used from Gasolene
TV. In car camera supplied by Race Recall. (captured in HD but only show in
Loshak DSR SCCA Cat National LAST 2 FIRST @ Road America 2012
A surprising engine failure and the crew kicks into overdrive. We packed
up, went home, tore the car apart, cleaned the mess a gallon of water and
gallon of oil make mixed together and installed a our spare Moon Super
The crew did thier job, now it was my turn.
Special thanks to:
Moon Super Cycle
My Championship Crew, Friends & Family
Thank you, without any of you, none of this would have been possible.
FIA CLASSIC TOURING CAR WTCC BTCC CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF GTI RACING ASCARI SPAIN FAA 2011 CRASH TOP GEAR
Peter Bowerman's (aka Spear) 5th & 6h race in the FAA Golf GTI and Classic
Touring Car Championship (round 3) 2nd October 2011 at the exclusive Ascari
Race Resort circuit.
The day stated well with Spear qualifying first, but then missing the grid
entrance by a minute with 7 other cars, as the race had been brought
forward slightly. This meant that he had to start from the pit lane for the
first race and fight from the back of the grid. Angry with loosing his
first place and starting well behind the back of the grid, he pushed extra
hard and took a risk with some instant overtaking moves including the
outside of the fastest corner leading onto the back straights, but luckily
they all paid off and he finally got third place. See some of the action in
the video above, unfortunately some great action was missed in the second
race as the new HD Hero camera batteries ran flat.
In the second race of the weekend Spear managed to steel first place on the
last couple of corners. Stephen had a promising start overtaking a few cars
quickly, but in the first few laps of the second race pushed a little too
hard and lost control of his GTI in the Ascari S's and smashed into the
barrier and rolled his car. Stephen made a quick exit and was fine, but
unfortunately his car was written off.
Stephen is hoping to have a car built in 4 weeks ready for the next race
weekend again at Ascari Race Resort circuit on the 12& 13th of November
2011. The Touring cars will be joining the Classic Touring cars again as
usual for the weekends racing, but this time so will the Historic F1 race
FIA GT FAA VW Mk2 Golf GTI Racing & Classic Touring Car Championship 2011,
Top Fifth Gear Action With 2009 Time Attack Winner Spain 2009, Video and on
board camera of Spear, in the black Golf GTI and Stephen in the orange Golf
GTI in the 2nd round of the 2011 FAA Volkswagen Golf GTI Championship Cup &
Classic Touring Car Championship, which is sponsored by Parrot Bluetooth &
Colombes professional Racing F1.
Peter makes up a team of 2 British GT racers who have formed the team
Marbella Players Racing, which will compete in this years Golf GTI and
Touring Car Championship. There was loads of great top fifth gear action
and side by side racing, all throughout the grid
Golf GTI racing is a very popular form of motorsport across Europe and
found its way to Andalucia last year. This class is comparatively cheap to
enter in to, and because of this is generating a lot of interest.
The classic Mk2 Golf GTI's will race with the Classic Touring Cars between
each round of the main FAA Touring Car Championships. The GTI championships
will have their own trophies and winners prize money of 3000 euros.
The cars have to be a Mk 2 Golf GTI 1.8cc with 8 valves, the cars have to
remain fairly standard apart from the regulation race kit which includes:
racing suspension, anti roll bars, engine mounts, racing brakes, straight
through Exhaust, roll cage, 6 point
harness, fire extinguisher, F1 cut off switches etc. that have to be
There will be 10 races to be held throughout the year in Andalucia that
will take in circuits such as Jerez, Ascari, Guadix, and Tabernas circuit
Circuito de Guadix
Lacrosse Wisconsin Speedway Racing October 4, 1970 First Oktoberfest 200
Lacrosse Speedway October 4, 1970
LA CROSSE INTERSTATE SPEEDWAY
Sunday Afternoon, October 4, 1970
The first Oktoberfest 200 was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, October 4 at
2 p.m. The track opened at 10 a.m., the gates opened at 11 a.m. and time
trials began at noon. The race length was scheduled for 200 laps around the
5/8-mile oval, making the distance 110 miles.
The rules allowed for 1955 through 1970 American-made automobiles to
compete with the exception of "Pony Cars". Other specific rules included:
15-1/2 inch maximum tire width; 23 gallon maximum fuel tank; one mandatory
pit stop was required, at which time crews were allowed to add fuel.
The purse offered was $8,000 in cash and merchandise with $1,000 to win,
plus lap money. $100 was offered to any driver starting in the 33 car
field. Pit entry fees were $5 per person and advanced grandstand tickets
were available for $3.
Tom Reffner of Rudolph piloted his 1969 Mercury Cyclone to victory in the
first Oktoberfest 200 stock car race at LaCrosse Interstate Speedway on
Sunday, October 4.
Reffner's winning effort earned him a $1,000 check plus $341 in lap money.
Marv Marzofka of Wis. Rapids held the lead for the first 37 laps, while Jim
Sauter of Necedah and Jim Back of Vesper were in second and third
respectively. Reffner was slightly off the pace and in fourth. On the 38th
trip around the half-mile oval, Sauter and Back both passed Marzofka's '69
Torino. However, on lap 48 Sauter and Back both tried to avoid an accident
in turn three and crashed into the concrete retaining wall. Both cars were
out of the race and Marzofka recaptured the lead.
Reffner kept at his steady pace in second and overtook Marzofka on the
107th lap. From that point on it was Reffner all the way.
Marzofka was plagued by overheating problems and had to make frequent pit
stops. He eventually placed 16th. Marzofka held the top spot for 95 laps to
earn him $308 in lap money.
Following Reffner across the finish line were Rich Somers of Stevens Point
in a '69 Torino second; John McNamara of Baraboo in a '64 Mercury Comet
third; Bill Mueller of Shakopee, MN fourth in a '70 Plymouth; and Dennis
Sobkowiak of LaCrosse fifth in a '65 Plymouth.
On the 79th lap, Louis Vetrone of Wis. Rapids hit the retaining wall in
turn three and was taken to the hospital with possible cracked ribs.
In time trials Loren Iverson of Black River Falls smashed into the
retaining wall in front of the judge's stand and was transported to the
hospital. Iverson was apparently only shaken up.
In the non-qualifiers race, Ron Backeberg of LaValle drove his '57 Chevy to
first place. Allen Ward of Elba, MN was second and Don Dhein of Wis. Rapids
Baraboo's George Kopecky piloted his '63 Ford to first place in the
Consolation race. Sonny Immerfall of Marshfield was second while Ray
Slaback of LaCrosse took third.
Sixty-five cars timed in and a crowd of about 4,000 fans saw 17 of the top
33 cars enter in the 200-lapper finish.
1. (88) Tom Reffner, Rudolph, '69 Mercury Cyclone
2. (15) Rich Somers, St. Point, '69 Ford Torino
3. (37) John McNamara, Baraboo, '64 Mercury Comet
4. (11) Bill Mueller, Minneapolis, MN, '70 Plymouth Convert.
5. (28) Dennis Sobkowiak, LaCrosse, '65 Plymouth
6. (14) Kato Thiessen, Poynette, '65 Ford
7. (58) Buck Linhart, Wonewoc, '57 Chevy
8. (66) John Scott, LaCrosse, ???
9. (78) Everett Fox, Black River Falls, '63 Ford Fairlane
10. (19) Harold Mueller, Eau Claire, '70 Chevy Monte Carlo
11. (22) Bill Schorer, Reedsburg, '67 Chevelle
12. (6) Ed Nichols, Portage, '69 Ford Torino
13. (57) Larry Anderson, LaCrosse, '67 Oldsmobile
14. (76) Roy Schmidtke, New Lisbon, '66 Chevelle
15. (43) Larry Sparks, Wis. Rapids, '61 Ford
16. (91) Marv Marzofka, Wis. Rapids, '69 Torino
17. (94) C. John Brinkman, Appleton, '67 Ford Convert
18. (1) Pete Mahlum, Onalaska, '57 Chevy
19. (3) Bob Agena, New Lisbon, '69 Ford Torino
20. (80) George Thronton, Portage, '69 Ford Torino
21. (81) Benny Olson, Janesville, '68 Ford Torino (#80 usually)
22. (77) Mike Murgic, Rosemount, MN, '68 Chevelle
23. (13) Ron Beyer, St. Point, '69 Chevelle (#3 normally)
24. (46) Roy Gau, Hancock, '59 Ford
25. (79) Louis Vetrone, Wis. Rapids '67 Buick
26. (61) Jim Back, Vesper, '67 Ford Fairlane
27. (5) Jim Sauter, Necedah, '69 Chevelle
28. (25) Larry Detjens, Wausau, '67 Dodge Coronet
29. (0) Bill Wirtz, Wis. Rapids, '69 Chevelle
30. (40) Darrell Busch, Baraboo, '67 Chevelle
31. (45) Homer Spink, Baraboo, '62 Dodge
32. (59) Del Treisch, Minneapolis, MN, '69 Chevelle Convert.
33. (71) Jack Brambillia, Shakopee, MN,
1965 Ford Mustang SCCA Race Car offered at Russo and Steele
Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the
highest bidder, August 16th-18th, 2012 at Russo and Steele's 12th Annual
Monterey California Auction.
This 1965 Mustang fastback
received a total restoration converting it into a SCCA "B Production" race
car. New floor pans were installed over standard floors to tie torque
boxes and frame rails into roll-cage. The trunk was fitted with the battery
tray, Optima battery and TIG welded filler on a reproduction 16 gallon tank
with sender and remote breather tube.
This Mustang is a finished
vehicle without any excuses. A similar effort would require $50,000 of
professional restoration, beyond the cost of acquiring the basic fastback
car. The engine block, transmission and 9" rear end are all 1965 casting
dates for originality.
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