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!