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26  Events / Autocross / BRR SCCA Autocross in Verona 3/22 - 23 on: March 14, 2014, 06:25:31 AM
Are looking for a competitive advantage by getting some seat time before the VMSC season opener?

If so, come to Verona next weekend for the BRR opener.  Test and Tune on Saturday and Autocross on Sunday.

Here is the link to registration.
27  Results / Autocross / Re: 2014 season on: March 03, 2014, 05:59:38 PM
I'm running rivals up front and the on the rear.

little mix!


I ran the Yokohamas on the Honda at the end of last season. Good grip. Gradual breakaway. I only have good things to say about them.
28  General / Open Forum / Re: VMSC charity? on: November 22, 2013, 03:57:13 PM
I've noticed that some of the other clubs I do motorsport activities with are actively involved with some kind of charity work.  The club usually selects one or two particular charities for a given year, and then provides a few fun opportunities throughout the season for members to donate.

First Settlers' region of the Porsche club, for example, currently partners with the Boys Home of Covington and the Southeastern VA Food Bank.    They offer things like charity laps at VIR (where the cash you pay for a few laps goes directly to the charity).  They also do charity-specific events, such as the Turkeys in the Trunk going on this weekend where people stuff food in their Porsches for the food bank.  And at our annual meeting last month someone brought up the idea of getting a group together to work on a Habitat for Humanity house.  So basically, stuff that club members enjoy that also benefits the charity in some way.

I know this club has sometimes made donations, usually for a particular need at a particular time.
I was wondering if there is any interest in being more organized about it, by selecting a specific charity for the season and then designating a couple of events (could be a regular autocross or even a separate non-autocross event) that would result in a donation to that organization.  We could actively partner with the organization, or we could simply decide amongst ourselves where the donation will go and then just deliver a check after the event.  Lots of options.

Anyway - just wanted to open up a discussion, find out what charities folks might be interested in supporting, or clever ideas for events to generate donations.


At BRR, our last autocross of the year is a non-points charity event. We give everything we make (after expenses) to a local charity, usually the food bank.  Because the trophy races have been settled it is a low key fun event. We always leave time for fun runs at the end to make a little extra money. It really is an almost no extra effort way to do some good in the community.

29  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Photos and video from Nov 17th autox on: November 18, 2013, 05:50:52 PM
Here is my best run. 

Two observations...
I do transitions way better than I do big sweeping turns.
That finish sure comes at you in a hurry!

30  Events / Autocross / Road tire PAX on: September 30, 2013, 04:34:31 PM

Someone on the BRR Forum asked this question with respect to scoring for the VMSC-BRR Challenge

Does the 0.975 modifier get used for street/road tire stock cars?

My answer was that we are going to do whatever VMSC normally does.  So, what is that?
31  Events / Autocross / Re: 2013 Commonwealth Games Autocross on: July 10, 2013, 06:11:57 PM
OK, just to be clear about this

The Commonwealth Games Autocross will be in Verona this year on July 20-21.  You can register here;

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at rschumin at comcast dot net
32  General / Classifieds / Re: Mustang Wheels and Tires on: June 19, 2013, 03:15:10 AM

OK, is $1550 too high? How about $1300?
33  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Pics and videos for June 9 autox on: June 10, 2013, 06:43:08 PM
What's wrong in this picture?
34  General / Classifieds / Mustang Wheels and Tires on: June 02, 2013, 04:16:20 PM
For Sale

Wheels and tires for a late model Mustang GT

Mick bought these with intention to run them on his Mustang in road tire class. My guess is that they have less than 100 miles on them



These were $1808 shipped.  I think $1550 is a fair price. I might be able to get them to Richmond, but I would prefer local pick up.

PM me if interested.

35  Events / Autocross / Re: 2013 Commonwealth Games Autocross on: May 27, 2013, 03:00:55 PM
  I will be coming down to the commonwealth games with the SSP car  :  )

Not Related :

  The website shows the 29th and 30th of June at Va tech on the main page and then when I click the link for events its shows June 22nd and 23rd at Verona.

June 29 - 30 are the right dates. We moved the event to accommodate the VT FSAE Team. For anyone interested this is a VMP sized lot. Last year we had two fast 50 -55 second courses. Also hotel rooms in Blacksburg are are usually plentiful and reasonably priced.

36  Events / Autocross / 2013 Commonwealth Games Autocross on: May 23, 2013, 05:03:20 AM
The Commonwealth Games Autocross will be in Verona this year on July 20-21.  You can register here;

37  General / Classifieds / Miata stuff for sale on: March 15, 2013, 11:44:34 AM
949 Racing 6UL 15X8 Bronze. Includes Black aluminum valve stems, lug nuts, and anodized centering rings $757 + shipping new    $600      SOLD

8 new Mazda factory alignment bolts $80 new   $45   SOLD

New shorty antenna never installed     $20  SOLD

I have a used set of these

Not sure how long they were on the car before I took them off. Factory springs included.       $150   SOLD
38  General / Classifieds / Re: For Sale 1997 Miata on: March 15, 2013, 11:19:34 AM
The car is sold.
39  General / Classifieds / For Sale 1997 Miata on: December 22, 2012, 03:07:25 PM
Edit for new price

For sale is a 1997 Miata with 141,xxx miles. The car has power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, power windows, mirrors, cruise, AM/FM CD with door and headrest speakers.  It also has leather seats and a Torsen limited slip. The soft top is almost new. The car also has a hardtop with defroster.

I added the following “optional” equipment in the last year.  

Ground Control coil overs with 550 lb springs front and 350 lb springs rear. Koni yellow SA race shocks. Racing Beat 1 1/8” tubular front sway bar. Racing Beat front sway bar brace kit. The stock rear sway bar is on the car now, but I will include a Racing Beat big rear bar.  949 Racing adjustable end links front and rear.

Factory replacement brake rotors and stainless steel flexible brake lines from 949 Racing. Carbotech autocross compound brake pads front and rear.  

In the engine bay there are Mazda competition motor mounts, Racing Beat High flow intake, Racing Beat Header with a Track Dog Thermal Blanket,  and Magnecor 8mm wires. The timing is advanced to 14 degrees. Factory replacement clutch slave cylinder with stainless steel flexible lines from 949 Racing. There is a Koyo 37 mm aluminum radiator with Samco silicon hoses.

The car rides on Chapparal 15x7 wheels (they look like Minilites) and General all-season tires. There is also a set of 15x8 Bronze 6UL wheels from 949 Racing with used up Hankooks.

I also have a new set of factory alignment bolts and a shorty antenna that haven’t been installed. I have most of the stock parts I took off and a set of AGX adjustable shocks. They are also included.

I think $6500 is reasonable for everything or $5300 without the hard top and 6UL’s PM me if interested.

40  Results / Autocross / Re: BRR - VMSC Challenge Results on: September 30, 2012, 05:41:05 PM
thanks for putting on a good event ray! it was definitely a good time. i wish i could have stayed for the raffle but it was about 3.5 hours back to norfolk. didn't want to be out too late!

where can i find the results from saturday's event?

They should be posted on the BRR site in a day or two
41  Results / Autocross / BRR - VMSC Challenge Results on: September 30, 2012, 05:14:03 PM
The results are attached.   Thanks to all of the VMSC folks who made the trip to Verona.

42  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / BRR - VMSC Challenge BRR Pictures on: September 30, 2012, 04:46:06 PM
Here is the first batch of pictures.

There will be more in the next day or two so stay tuned.
43  Events / Autocross / Re: BRR - VMSC Challenge on: September 29, 2012, 06:33:02 PM
What is the schedule for tomorrow in Verona?

Sunday September 30 -  BRR - VMSC Challenge / 2012 Solo Championship Event #10
Registration / Tech: 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Driver's meeting (mandatory): 10:30 AM
First car off: 11:00 AM
44  Events / Autocross / Re: BRR - VMSC Challenge on: September 26, 2012, 05:43:49 AM
oh right, sorry. my name is John "Will" Krom. never sure which first name i put in where though.

"unless i didn't register properly..."

That's it. You registered for an SCCA weekend membership, but didn't pick a day, class, or car number. You can edit your registration, or send me an email with the info and I'll do it for you.
45  Events / Autocross / Re: BRR - VMSC Challenge on: September 24, 2012, 06:05:36 PM
no indeed. no rest for the wicked as they say.

hey ray, i registered but i'm not on the list of registered people. this doesn't necessarily bother me unless i didn't register properly... i got the receipt and all. am i okay?

Please excuse my ignorance, but I don't know the name you used to register. I can fix it once I have the correct name.
46  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: AX at Verona with PCA on: September 14, 2012, 08:09:35 AM
That didn't look like 600 feet! (2 football fields)
nothin wrong with a straight or two! It's racing. 50 -60 mph no problem.
My worries are with the immovable objects (buildings) I think they pose more concern than anything else.

cool videos!



I measured it with Google Maps!
47  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: AX at Verona with PCA on: September 13, 2012, 04:44:14 PM
Great video! 
Thanks for turning off the music during your run so we could hear that awesome engine.  Grin

Sounds like your tires were picking up a LOT of gravel out there.  How was the traction?

The course reminds me a lot of the one they had in July.  (Especially that long straight in
the middle!  Did anyone mention how fast they got going?)  With the irregular layout of
their blacktop, I imagine there are only so many options if you want to use as much of it
as possible.

So, everybody just needs to study that video to prepare for the BRR challenge at the end
of this month!

p.s. you made it onto the PCA photo page!

Here is my video from that event.
As for the long straight, I had my foot to the mat for almost 9 seconds and two gear changes before braking for the left turn at the end of the straight.

The BRR course maybe similar in spots, but our rules call for a maximum of 250 feet between course elements, so there won't be any 600 ft straights like that one.
48  Events / Autocross / Re: BRR - VMSC Challenge on: September 01, 2012, 02:14:47 PM
so, just to clarify a little more, there are two completely separate sets of results for the two days?

That is correct
49  Events / Autocross / Re: BRR - VMSC Challenge on: August 30, 2012, 03:12:49 AM
So what is the deal with the event?
the brr/vmsc challange is just on one day (sunday) correct?


So that is a great question. Yes the BRR/VMSC Challenge is just Sunday. BRR also has a College Challenge where the local college car clubs and alums come out and compete. Usually the challenges are on separate weekends, but this year availability of the lot dictated that we do them both on one weekend.

Since the challenges are "an event within an event" and are scored based on the results of the autocross, each day will run, and have the look and feel of a regular BRR autocross.  Each day is a separate and distinct event. That is why anyone can run either or both days.

The lot at Verona is bigger than RIR, but smaller than VMP, and is a bit bumpy in spots. Our courses are a good mix of fast and technical sections and run in the 50 - 60 second range.

So all that said if you just want to come out for the VMSC portion on Sunday that's great. If you want to spend the weekend and autocross with us both days we would be honored to have you
50  Events / Autocross / BRR - VMSC Challenge on: August 29, 2012, 04:24:36 PM
Registration for BRR-SCCA  2012 Solo Championship Event #9 / College Challenge on 9/29/12  +  BRR-SCCA  2012 Solo Championship Event #10 /  BRR - VMSC Challenge is open

You can sign up for one or both days.

SCCA Members    Both days=$40   Single day=$25         
Non-members      Both days=$50   Single day=$35
The Challenges will be scored on the results from the individual events so everyone is welcome to run both days.

There is no official hotel, but there are many reasonably priced hotels close by.

Also Jim, the hot dog guy who has been a regular at the VMSC events,  will be on site offering hot dogs, chips and drinks for sale for a convenient lunch or snack.   

You can post up here if you have questions.
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