2011 Fresno SCCA Autocross Event # 9 at Castle AFB (3rd Run)
This run featured the DSP, ESP, FSP, OSP, ST, STR, STS, and Fun Runs
In order of appreance and with time-stamps (Click the time in blue to
Fast-forward to that particular car ! =)
#777 1986 Porsche 924S 0:28
# 7 1992 Mazda Miata 1:47
#117 2008 Corvette Z06 3:11
# 1 2006 Mitsubishi Evo 4:28
# 245 2001 Honda S2000 5:54
# 14 1990 Honda Civic 7:15
# 777 Run 2 8:33
#181 2011 Shark 6 9:48
#777 Run 3 10:51
#7 Run 2 12:06
#777 Run 4 13:21
Results can be found at
Blackhawk Farms SCCA National Race - Trackpedia.com Stohr F1000 with John Stecher driving
A collection of the main moments from the Carl Mueller SCCA National Race
May 17, 2009 at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Beloit. This was my first trip
to Blackhawk and I got a crap start mainly because I had a ton of rocks
embedded in my tires from where we paddocked and I was too lazy to pick
them out. Once the tires came in I had a lot of fun making my way back up
through the field.
Stohr F1000 at Autobahn Country Club - John Stecher
Me and my F1000 running the last race I could in 2008 at Autobahn Country
Club in Joliet. I ended up breaking an a-arm in qualifying and didn't
realize it when we rolled out for the race because the powder coating held
it together until it came apart during the race.
Corvette ZO6 and Porsche GT3 at SCCA Comp School
This is my Honda S2000 playing with a a Corvette ZO6 and Porsche GT3 during
the SCCA double driver school. The three of us agreed to keep close and mix
things up as we worked through traffic.
2009 SCCA June Sprints F1000 Qualifying Lap in a Stohr F1000 - John Stecher
This is my one good qualifying lap in Q2 at the 2009 June Sprints in my
Stohr F1000. Ran a 2:14.7 which is about 2 seconds off my best time here
but overall was happy with the result and starting on the second row.
Really gotta solve the understeer in T3 and T12!.
Thanks for all the help Lindsay, Eric (and family), John, Michelle, Mark!
Last to first - Gateway SCCA SRF Racing
Watch in HD! (camera was lower res, apologies)
July 31, 2010, driver Denny Stripling in SRF #4, Dash race at Gateway
International Raceway, or "When your car is more of a 'dance partner'".
This was my first time at this track and I was surprised how much I enjoyed
it, considering the fact it's a roval. (keep reading)
This race was Saturday afternoon and start times were based on fastest lap
from the earlier races. Multiple classes were combined (Spec Miata, IT,
SRF, Showroom Stock, etc) for a field of 29 I believe. I started last with
the fastest time of the day. Based on 18 laps (if I recall), I started
about 3:30 behind the first car to go out, with all the other cars going
out between he and I based on the gap they needed so that theoretically
we'd all cross S/F at the checkered simultaneously.
The SRF's were the last race group before this race so we only had about 20
minutes to cool down and get a drink before we had to report to the grid
for the Dash. Cars, drivers, and especially tires were still hot and
greasy. Ok maybe the drivers weren't "greasy" but you get my point. Ambient
was well into the 90's with pretty good humidity.
My car had a known shock issue (I've had them rebuilt since then and can
really tell a difference) which lead to a fair amount of instability. The
tires I ran were from 3 different sets, all throwaways and all beyond what
I would have expected to be their competitive life. As the race goes on,
you can see what a handful the car was (watch the white line on the
steering wheel to track my steering input).
A quick description of the track, based on how I would number the corners:
- T1 coming off the oval, 5th gear in SRF, approximately 110MPH. On a flier
I would turn the car left and then breathe the throttle a touch to get some
front grip, then back on it. The transition to the infield is nasty (I
flatspotted two fronts during the weekend trying to determine how deep you
can get in there). Get on the binders right at the transition, modulate for
the bump, then hard back on them and down into 3rd for T2.
T2 - mid-3rd gear left hander.
T3 - entrance to high speed esses. I had to breathe my car in 4th gear to
get the nose to bite on entrance. On good tires, this would undoubtedly be
T4 - RH exiting esses, the exit on the far left hand side is off camber so
the car drifts a bit.
T5 - flat out 4th gear LH to set up for T6
T6 - hard, quick brake, flick to 3rd, and hard back on the gas for the long
open radius RH run to T7
T7 - no visible markers for reference, get on the brakes (left foot for
me), get the car as square as possible as you've been turning right the
entire time since T6, and head into 7. T7 was a nightmare for me all
weekend from a grip perspective. It was a fight all the way through there
every lap it seemed.
T8 - LH onto the oval. Low 3rd gear, late apex, important corner setting
you up for the run onto the oval which is flat out in an SRF.
This was a great race and I really enjoyed the chance to pass so many cars
in such a short period of time (several of them multiple times!).
Thanks so much to the St Louis Region of the SCCA who put this event on, to
the awesome corner workers who allow us to do what we love to do, and to
the other excellent drivers in this race who were observant, intelligent,
and courteous. A great event overall. Hope you enjoy!
SCCA ITS Toyota Supra - Victory #2 @ Willow Springs Raceway
Scott Webb drove to his second consecutive victory of the 1992 SCCA Cal
Club ITS championship behind the wheel of his 1984 Toyota Supra. Starting
from second position, Webb took the early ITS class lead by passing Mark
Stanton into Turn 1, but Webb would surrender that lead with a bit of
oversteer in Turn 3 soon thereafter. Stanton overcooked Turn 2 on the next
lap, handing the lead back to Webb for the remainder of the race. Webb
still faced challenges, as a blown radiator from another competitor caused
much of the field to slide off track in Turn 2 part way through the race.
T1 SCCA race Watkins Glen July 2010
The first several laps of my first race with the Corvette (2007 C6 T1,
Phoenix prepared) at the SCCA National race in July 2010. John Heinricy was
on pole and broke the track record. I was way too cautious on the start
(this race was the first time I drove the car so I was still trying to get
used to it) and should have had my bumper right up on the yellow vette, and
it cost me a couple laps getting back around traffic. Hero HD camera.
SCCA Race School, 3 22 09 @ NJMP Lightning
SCCA Race School, 03/22/2009 @ NJMP Lightning Circuit.
In car video of the final 10 minutes of my Race School, a "rolling start" 5
lap sprint race.
I entered this race school driving my friend's 1980 RX7 which runs in SCCA
IT7. It's a 30 year old race car that shakes ratlles and rolls down the
track, but sticks like "stink on s@%t"!
We had a few issues during the weekend, but the car was a blast to drive.
(not much torque, but very neutral in the corners and plenty of grip)
So thanks to my friends Dave and Ed. and the patience and understanding of
thier wives, I now posess a novice SCCA Regional Club Racing license!