Photos courtesy of Akron Sports CCar Club, used with permission
2021 Competition Reports
We’re closing in on the last events of the season. The event on Sunday the 26th was outstanding, with perfect weather and a one-mile-long course that was both fast and tight. We had 6 club members in attendance with some interesting results in the Gillahan family, with one spouse outrunning the other by 6 seconds. You’ll have to ask them who that was. 121 cars were on site for the autox and for the times for the 121 cars ranged from a low of 73 seconds for first place, to 105 for the last place car. Our team times ranged from 87 seconds to 100 seconds, we’re not especially fast, but everybody had a lot of fun racing & just hanging out with friends.
Next up is the event on October 10th, 24th and 31st, weather permitting of course. We also have events very optimistically scheduled for November 7th & 14th.
YAY! Finally the weather was perfect, dry, sunny & warm as opposed to the previous autox events that were wet, cloudy & cool. This great weather was something new for us this year & we happily enjoyed the day. The food truck was swamped with diners all day, breakfast & lunch orders kept them busy.
New member Mike Gillahan and his 13 year old daughter (aka; Passenger Seat Ballast) were there for his first ever autox and he put up some excellent times. Mike DePeitro was back after the last year of boredom, nice to have him with us again. Overall we had 7 members having fun playing with their Miatas that day.
We have one more event on May 16th, this is our last until Sunday, August 15th, don’t miss this event. We can also consider doing some of the SCCA events, if anyone is interested in some “parking lot” racing.
We had two events in April, both days began cold but both dried out & warmed up quickly and we had a lot of fun. On the 18th all of the MIatas ended up in the same run group, something that doesn’t often happen. There were probably 15 or more Miatas from all the different Miata classes running then, it was fun to all be together for a change.
As usual, we can proudly say, “We had a great time”…which says it all about how we finished. Our club was represented by 7 members for the last event, we’re hoping for more in the nicer weather that’s coming.
There are two more events coming up in May, the 2nd & the 16th. Please remember to ask for a loaner helmet ahead of time, if you don’t have a helmet.
2021 Competition Team Results:
|| YTD points*
||YTD Class position*
|Class / member|
|SSM – Rich Velardo||3||3||5||5||–||2||–||–||–
|XS-B – Rich Velardo||–||–||–||–||–||–||1||2||1
Note Events 5 & 6 were canceled
NOTE: YTD points and standings are based on the best 8 events for each driver.
ASCC Autocross Final Results by Team Member by Year:
||2017 Position*||2017 Events run
||2018 Position*||2018 Events run
|| 2019 Events run
|| 2020 Events run
*Note: The season results are determined by total points earned during the season based on the driver’s best events (normally best 8 events but best 5 for 2020) . 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.