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Hi All,

 

Registration is open for the 2015 IT SPEC*tacular race at Mid-Ohio August 7-9th!

 

http://www.motorspor...61#.VZ28-yiwHGk

 

Like last year, all classes are invited to participate. We had over 50 Spec Miatas last year!! 

 

Friday will be a PDX. If you are interested in instructing, please contact the Chief Instructor, Rick Deerwester (Qik Nip). 

 

 

See y'all there!

 

 

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all classes are invited to participate

 

Then shouldn't the event be called "IT SPEC*tacular and all the other classes"?


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My apologies, I omitted the "plus"

The official name is IT SPEC*tacular plus.......plus all other cars!

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No matter what you call it, it's a great race at one of the premier tracks in the country and SM's get thier own race group!. Moreover, if you're Runnoff bound in 2016, it'll get you a lot of early racing with some of the top SM pilots in the eastern US.

I value my two wins at this event above any others both because the track is demanding and (especially) because the competition is always challenging.

Rick

P.S. As the senior driving instructor for Friday's PDX, we still have a few Instructor openings available. There will be five 20 minute open passing instructor only sessions ... and instructors drive free. :banana: 


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Yes, the official event name is "The 2015 IT/SPEC*tacular Plus". The original IT/SPEC*tacular event was concieved in 2007 and highlighted the Improved Touring, Spec Miata, and Spec Racer Ford classes. Over the years we have invited various other classes and/or series. Last year we opened the event up to all SCCA and GLD classes and renamed the event with the "Plus". The 2015 edition again is open to all classes, includng GTA.

The event starts off with the Friday PDX. Always a popular track event where experienced and inexperienced drivers can get the thrill of driving Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Think about rewarding your spouse or crew member that puts up with your antics at the track with a day of their own on track. Inexperienced are paired with instructors who will educate them on the skills of performance driving.

We are currently negotiating with The Mid-Ohio School to hold one of their Open Test and Tune session on Friday evening (5:00-8:30). A good session if you need to check out the car, bed brakes, or just want some seat time before the race weekend. I'll post more when we get this finalized.

The double regional Club Race is Saturday/Sunday. Saturday starts with a qualifying session for each group, followed by the first race, Race 1. Sunday morning is Race 2, and Race 3 is in the afternoon. Event points are awarded for your finishing position in class for all three races, to determine the Class Champion in each class. The afternoon races for each day also earn points for the Great Lakes Division Regional Championship Series as well as Runoffs qualification.

Continental Motorsport Services is sponsoring a garage give-away for the weekend. They will have their on-site store open in the middle-paddock or you can contact them on line for all your racer needs. Drawing for the garage will be random from all entrants registered by midnight, August 1st. Winner notification will be in advance of the event, and if you have already rented a garage, it will be refunded.

A difference for this year is that we have decided not to have a Saturday evening Social. This is being done because of the escallating cost of catering events at Mid-Ohio. There will still be a Worker Party put on by Lake Erie Communications in the LEC Campground. We will be recruiting drivers/crew to man the grill and serve the volunteer workers for a couple hourse on Saturday evening. If you want to give back to the workers, look for a sign-up list at Registration.

Hope to see everyone at Mid-Ohio.

Jerry

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The Mid-Ohio School has changed their Open Test & Tune to Friday evening to support our event at Mid-Ohio. Registration should be on their website.

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Just giving a plug to the IT Spectacular Mid-Ohio.

 

Would be nice to see Tom Fowler and gang come back. I will buy the Beer Tom.

 

This is a two day event and the track sponsored test and tune for $150.00.

 

https://www.midohio....and-Tune---SCCA


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What's a "Beer Tom" ?


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Does Mid O have electricty hook ups for RV campers?



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Not in the paddock area.
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We are going to try and hold a SM driver meeting after qualifying at  Impound on Saturday.

 

Since they are not having a Saturday night party, we are inviting all the SM drivers to the Murdick, Guthrie, Todaro Paddock, for Dogs, and video Saturday.  Its BYOB.


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for Dogs

 

Dog are not permitted at Mid-Ohio.


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The chief steward addressed all the SM drivers at impound post qualifying. He reminded everyone of the rules regarding racing room and passing. That's good.

Some drivers didn't listen very well. That's bad.

He also reminded us that it's no fun fixing crashed cars. That's good.

Cars got crashed. That's bad.

In other news, Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi were NOT at Mid Ohio this weekend searching for their next driver.
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The irony is, after having a meeting to remind drivers of the rules of the road on polite driving, we had 3 protests for contact on Saturday. We had some suspicions about cars without plates and did an impound all finding one car without a plate. Sundays races went off without a hitch.
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Seems 2015 will go down as including plate gate
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Seems 2015 will go down as including plate gate

I am still chuckling over your thoughts on the punishment for such offense.



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I am still chuckling over your thoughts on the punishment for such offense.

Good thing they don't let me be the stewart. it would generate a lot of soprano singers. 


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Frank, all of us down here love that event, from the people, the track, the organizers to drinking your beer. Hate to miss it. It just falls on the wrong wknd for the drivers down here. Maybe next year. And we can invite that cave dude if he is not to big a deal now.


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Frank, all of us down here love that event, from the people, the track, the organizers to drinking your beer. Hate to miss it. It just falls on the wrong wknd for the drivers down here. Maybe next year. And we can invite that cave dude if he is not to big a deal now.

 

Caveman was being very refined this last weekend...  Playing tennis in toledo and the team winning the State Championships and all, headed to indianaoplis nest weekend to see if we can qualify for the National championships in tennis that is.  Leaving the national championships of SM to the real drivers!


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