Before we begin our August autocross report, we want to take a moment to highlight one of THSCC's long time sponsors Janko Import Cars. Jan and Sebastian Kokozska are both longtime members of THSCC and enthusiastic supporters of all things motorsports. If you have a need for pre-owned cars, automotive service, or even RENTAL of a rally car, check out their shop in Wake Forest or visit them online at http://jankocars.com/home.html.
 
On August 20th, 2017 THSCC returned to Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, VA for their 7th points autocross of the year. The event chairs were veteran Patrice Bousquet as well as a relatively new member Guangming Cui (who actually drives Patrice's old Miata in STS). With SCCA nationals fast approaching, many experienced autocrossers were out trying to make final tweaks and burn up the last of tires. Being farther north than THSCC's typical sites, we drew a good crowd from VMSC as well as from the DC region, making the competition as fierce as ever. 
 
The course featured high speeds, flowing sweepers, and a finish that really punished overdriving. Many competitors threw away great runs right at the end by being a bit overanxious. FTD went to an A-Mod car driven by Bernard Cooley, while Doug Keiler took the fastest raw time in a fendered car. The fastest street tired car was Ryan Davies in his A-Street Corvette which also managed to take home fastest PAX, with Andrew Pallotta taking home 2nd.
 
Francis Chan had a strong showing with an 8th overall PAX, taking home the D-Street class win. E-Street was a battle for 2nd place, with Christopher Cann pacing the field, but 2nd through 6th all within 1.5 seconds of one another. Carlton Whitehead continued his dominance of STR taking the class win by .8 seconds despite two DNF's to start the day. 
 
A strong showing in novice class with 22 entries. The top 5 were Kyle Rasmussen, Phil Springer, Zachary Clemens, Mike Blank, and John Joyner. Mike and John have made it a habit of finishing near the top of novice, FS and HS open class better look out next year!
 
Once again thanks to Janko Import Cars for their long time support, to all of our autocross participants, officers and staff for a great month. We look forward to seeing you in September for our next event at NCCAR.9/30. Its a great opportunity to tune up the weekend before the NC Autocross Championships, hosted this year by NCR-SCCA at Cherry Point. If you are interested in running either event, make sure to sign up early on motorsportsreg.com. For the championship event with NCR, be aware the registration deadline is SEPTEMBER 24.

 

Results from our Points Autocross #7 at VMP are published!

We all had a great time this weekend at THSCC's Points Event #6 at NCCAR. The weather was sunny and a little hot. We had around 130 entrants of which 45 were Novices. I would like to thank our Novice Coordinators George Paraskevas and Tom Middleton as well as all the Tarheeler's who hustled to make this a great experience for the Novices. The results are up on THSCC.com. Course designers Alex Cao and Jordan Best made sure that we had an exciting, fast, and long course. Typical run times ranged from 60 to 70 seconds. FTD was captured by Colling Walther in an FSAE with a time of 53.980. The fastest time in a real car was pulled off by course designer Jordan Best in a 2013 BRZ with a time of 59.120. Our blazing fast Novice was John Joyner in a BMW 335i with a time of 62.368. Thank goodness that he's not in CS. Our most impressive vehicle was Paul Newton's 1977 Jaguar XJC harnessing 450 super charged HP in 4 liters. Not only was it fast, but it had amazing grip. The fastest class was SM with 80% of the class running in the 59's. Kudos to Maria Mayorga who sewed up CS as well as FT Street with a time of 61.133. The battle for STR dominance continued between Bart Craig and Carlton Whitehead with Bart coming up on top with a time of 61.380. 

 

Participants got to enjoy 5 long runs making this a long day, but hopefully a fun day. Our club has never had so many competitors at NCCAR and we struggled a bit. THSCC will be back at NCCAR for AutoX Event #8 on September 20th. The officers and staff have reviewed the event and are putting into place plans to improve our next NCCAR event. THSCC is also hosting AutoX #7 at Virginia Motor Sports Park in N. Dinwiddie, VA on August 20th. Thank you all for coming. We look forward to seeing you at these events in the future. 

 

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Results from our Points Autocross #2 at Cary Towne Center are published.

Congratulations to Andrew Pallotta, who ran both the fastest raw and PAX times!

Registration is open for our Novice School & Points Autocross #3, which will be at Danville Regional Airport on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, 2017.

Results from our Points Autocross #3 at Danville Regional Airport are published.

Congratulations to Chuck Myers and Christopher Cann, who ran the fastest raw and PAX times, respectively!

Registration is open for our THSCC Autocross Jimmy V Charity Event (Points #4 & #5), which will be at Cary Towne Center on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2017.

Results from our Jimmy V Charity and Points Autocross #4 & 5 at Cary Towne Center are published.

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend burning rubber at the mall and raising funds for cancer research!

Registration is open for our Points Autocross #6, which will be at NCCAR on Saturday, July 8, 2017.