9/13/2015 Solo points event #3 results @ HVM posted

Preliminary results from the 9/13/2015 Solo/autocross event have been posted to the results archive.

Despite a dismal forecast all week, Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day with lot of sunshine once the pavement dried up from overnight and early morning rain. Everyone got 10 runs, and we started packing up before 3:00 PM. Thanks to everyone who came out to drive, and especially those who also volunteered to work with the snow fence, course layout, and other setup activities.

I want to apologize to everyone looking for the live timing results after the last cars ran. I started to pack up the computer equipment out of habit as soon as the course closed, and totally forgot that drivers would still be using the web server to see how they fared. I’ve made a mental note not to disconnect it at our next autocross event in October.

Note that these results are now using a 21st century web formatting, with three pushbuttons on top to select whether you want to view them sorted by class, overall (raw times) or PAX times. If anyone wishes to share feedback about this new format (or spots any errors), feel free to contact me. Likewise, if you spot any errors, please let me know so that we can investigate further.

6/28/2015 Solo points event #2 results @ HVM posted

Preliminary results from the 6/28/2015 Solo/autocross event have been posted to the results archive.

Although the weather was not entirely cooperative all day, everyone who came out seemed to be having fun trying to master driving fast in the rain. It was also our first event running with our new timing & scoring computer system, and I saw several drivers walking around staring at their smartphone screens viewing the class results as cars ran once word started to spread about the new feature.

Note that these results are now using a 21st century web formatting, with three pushbuttons on top to select whether you want to view them sorted by class, overall (raw times) or PAX times. If anyone wishes to share feedback about this new format (or spots any errors), feel free to contact me. Likewise, if you spot any errors, please let me know so that we can investigate further.

Gerry Ford

We were informed last night by family that PSCC life member and former treasurer/equipment chair Gerry Ford peacefully saw his final checkered flag in Oregon on May 30th. He was 83 years old.

Our condolences go out to the Ford family for their loss…..

Lake Taghkanic 10/26/2014 Solo results posted

Here are the results from Solo Points Event #4 at Lake Taghkanic on 10/26/2014: Final Results, PAX times, Raw times.

Although the cloudy day and passing afternoon shower didn’t provide the best lighting to appreciate the peak fall foliage this year, 50 drivers received 8 runs on a somewhat technical course designed by Mark VanDeCarr. Kudos go out to Paul Vinas, who scored the hat trick (won class, fastest PAX, and FTD), and took home our VIP guest driver (cardboard) Danica Patrick along with the other three trophies.

As event chairs, Jennifer and I would like to thank the NYR-SCCA crew for making the road trip up north to support PSCC, Dean VanDeCarr, Joe Pavan, et. al. for their usual through job at tech, Jarvis and crew for the equipment setup/teardown, Tom Murphy for all of the pre-event arrangements, Mark for another great course, Jennifer for collecting a truckload of door prizes, working registration, waiver, and everything else that she does behind the scenes both before and after each event, Chip and Beth for the donuts and apple cider, Greg VanDeCarr, Todd Robinson, and Mark Long for somehow keeping me away from the computer most of the day, and plenty of other people that I’m forgetting off the top of my head. It is such a pleasure to chair an event with such a great group of volunteers ready to step forward and get things done.

Let me throw in a reminder since I forgot to mention it at the drivers meeting that the 50th Annual Tri-State Championship is taking place on the big lot at Stratford on 11/2. The New York team *really* needs drivers to show up, so please make the trip out to FCSCC’s autocross season finale if you are available.

PSCC’s last competition event of the season is the Rallycross on 11/9. Following that, we have our holiday party in December and the annual PANIC awards banquet in late January. See the calendar above for details.

50th Annual Tri-State Autocross Championship on 11/2/2014

Fairfield County Sports Car Club (FCSCC) will be hosting the 50th annual Tri-State Championship on 11/2/2014 on the *big* lot at Stratford SAEP. If you are available and wish to drive on the New York team, please contact Jon Cohen (NYR) or Ken Frey (WSCC)…or just show up at the event and find either of them. Connecticut has not lost the Tri-State trophy when hosting the event for as long as I can remember, and I can’t think of a better motivation for us NY drivers to go out there and put our name on the 50th anniversary winner’s line on the historic trophy.

For your reference, here are the current Tri-State rules, as well as FCSCC’s event information link with directions.

10/12/2014 Rallycross #3 results posted

We could not have asked for a better fall day to be out at the farm for our second Rallycross event of the season. Perfect weather, plenty of fall foliage color, temperatures in the 60’s and lots of sun. Mark VanDeCarr and the Rallycross crew set up an awesome fast/safe course that made full use of the available fields, which were 100% dry and usable. Run times were between 90-120 seconds, and only a few minor tweaks needed to be made to the course during the lunch break.

Thank you to Mark and Mark for putting together another good event, Steve, Jarvis, and the rest of the setup crew for making it happen, Chip for bringing out the refreshing apple cider and apple donuts, and of course Jennifer for working registration and waiver all day. If anyone didn’t notice, this was the first event for PSCC’s brand new wireless timing system, and it worked pretty reliably all day once we worked out a little glitch during the first heat.

Here’s the final results:

http://www.psccny.com/wp-content/uploads/pscc20141012_fin.htm

Reminder that we still have another Rallycross scheduled for 11/9 and of course our Solo finale at Lake Taghkanic on 10/26, so don’t put your cars away for the winter yet…..

7/20/2014 Rallycross Canceled

After several days of pouring rain that left standing water in the fields that we were scheduled to use on Sunday, it was determined that the fields would not dry out in time for our Sunday event so we are canceling it. Stay tuned for an announcement for a replacement date.