Northcoast Competition Team Results

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2019 ASCC Autocross Results:

Event #1 April 7:  The weather was great and the new course challanging but only  two club members made the trip to  Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk.  This year events will alternate between Summit & Dragway 42 in West Salem.  BTW, it’s worth mentioning that the “facilities” at Summit are “clean & flushable” with the added plus of an actual food stand on site.   All in all, quite civilized.
The course at Summit was the traditional “sea of cones in a parking lot” and it was fast, technical and about 3/4 mile long with a LOT of cones and just about every driver needed a few runs to get back into racing mode.   There were many call for “off-course” (no harm except to driver’s pride and time) and cones down.  But once we got back into racing mode, it was a fun course & we all had a great day. Rich needed four of his five runs to figure out the course & the fifth & final run netted a good time that put him into 2nd place out of three cars in his CSP class. Tom eventually got his act together too and ended up with some good runs as well. 
This week it’s time to get set for our next event at Dragway 42 on Sunday, April 14th.  That course is very different than at Summit, being more of a road course with fewer cones to figure out which means less thinking on course (always a plus for us).  We should have more of our club members at this event, especially if the weather holds for us. Please come out to join us, we’ll have an extra helmet or two for anyone who would like to ride along with us.

2018 ASCC Autocross Results:
The table below shows the finishing position for each team member for each event.  Also shown are the Year-to-Date Total Points and Class position.  Note that the results shown are based on all drivers in that class – not just the Competition Team Members.
Events 9 and 10 were cancelled due to weather.  So the season results are not yet final and the table below will be updated when ASCC finalizes the season standings.

Event No: #1 4/15 #2 4/22 #3 5/13
#4 5/27
#5 7/22
#6 9/22
#7 9/23
#8 10/14
#9 10/21 Cancel
#10 10/28 Cancel
 YTD points*
YTD Class position*
Class / member
Rich Velardo 2 3 3 1 387 2
Joe Hatala
5 82
Kevin Jones 8 7 9 216 7
Tony Oriti 2 7 6 7 6 3 496 2
Tom Walden 6 6 5 2 336 5
Bob Palmer 3 91 9
Gabe Gretz 5 4 180

Event 9 & 10 – Oct 21 & 28:  Cancelled due to weather,
Event 8 – Oct 14:There were 92 drivers including 3 NCM Competition Team members In the YTD class standings, Rich Velardo is 2nd in CSP, Tony Oriti is 2nd in CS, Gabe Gretzis is 6th in STS and Bob Palmer is 9th in ES.
Event 7 – Sep 23: 
There were 126 drivers but only 1 NCM competition Team member as there was also a NCM Tour that day.  YTD class standings were not available for Event 7.
Event 6 – Sep22: 
There were 98 drivers at the event and only 2 NCM Competition Team membersYTD class standings were not available for Event 6.
Event 5 – July 22:
  There were 157 drivers at the event, another record turnout and we had 6 NCM Competition team members competing.  The weather was mild and none of the forecast rain showed up.  It was the first time out this year for Joe Hatala and Gabe Gretz.  The next event is not until Set 22 – 23 (Event 6 & 7) so hopefully even more team members will be able to attend.  Tony held on to first place in CS and Rich held on to 2nd in CSP.
Event 4 May 27:  There were 144 drivers at the event – most this year.  We had four club members racing again and looking for more.   There was no rain and while it was HOT, there was some shade to be found & drivers had a great time.  Rich ended up 3rd in CSP,  less than 2 seconds off first place and Bob Palmer picked up a nice 3rd in ES in his first time out this year.  Kevin & Tony started out as rookies this year and they’re improving with each time out. YTD, Tony is leading in  CS and Rich is second in CSP.
Event 3 May 13:  No team members competed due to scheduling conflicts and weather.  Overall 79 drivers participated in the event.
Event 2 April 22:  The second event had great weather and much higher turnout. – 127 drivers.  Rich Velardo earned 2nd place in CSP Class but the ND’s in their CS class did not fair so well as we claimed positions 6-8.  But it was lots of fun and plenty of room for improvement.
Event 1  April 15:
The Autocross season started wet and windy and only 67 drivers, including one of our members, braved the elements.  Tony Oriti did his first autocross and finished second in his class.

Click here for the ASCC page with complete results for each event 

2017 ASCC Autocross Season Final Results:                                                     

Class Position Name # of Events
CS 1 Tom Walden 8
CS 10 Joe Hatala 2
CS 12 Nancy Hatala 2
CSP 2 Rich Velardo 7
ES 11 Bob Palmer 2

*Note:  The season results are determined by total points earned during the season based on the driver’s best events (normally 8 of 10 events but 2018 may be adjusted due to the shorter season) .  A driver gets points for each event based on how well he/she places in that event.  So, if a driver races each event & does fairly well, he/she can finish the season in a higher position than a driver who races only a few times but finishes higher in those individual events.  The YTD class position is posted when updated by ASCC




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