By Bonnie Mueller
This weekend (July 9th & 10th) a huge contingent from EESCC will descend upon Packwood, Washington for a SCCA National event. If any of you ever get the chance, I would recommend going to a National Tour, whether it be at Packwood, or Crows Landing in California, or San Diego, or better yet – at the grand -daddy of them all, in Lincoln Nebraska.
Even though our club is not a sanctioned SCCA club, we do share many similarities with how the SCCA does it- mainly because we run the same classes. So, you can go to a National Tour and run the same class (with a few exceptions as EESCC has some of its’ own “special” classes such as CC, OSPU, OSPO, etc.) One big difference is that while you might be a Big Dog locally, you may very well go to these larger events and get humbled by getting your butt kicked! People come from all over the country, so the competition can be fierce. Just like locally, some classes are just bigger than others also.
As of July 7th, these are the local folks who have entered and the class numbers may change- although rare, people do sign up later. We wish all our EESCC members and friends well. Hopefully we can have a follow up article on how everyone did.
In BS, Russ and Travis Walters are taking their Corvette up against a very large class of 18. Steve Wynne in his 2015 Mustang will be running in CAM-C against a class of 3. CP is another large class, mainly due to so many of our own CP drivers. Bert Jacobson, DaWayne Kerbs, Nick Kerbs, Zeph Uusitalo, Jason Braunberger, and Jerry Braunberger are part of a class of 11. Each drive their Camaros with the exception of Zeph who drives a XR 4Ti Mercur. Should be an entertaining class!
Larry Nelson is traveling from Grants Pass with his Brunton Stalker – unfortunately there is only 1 so far in EM. There will be 5 in FSP including Jim & Lorin Mueller in the Focus. Good/bad, at a tour only two can run the same class, and since Jim & Lorin are already in FSP, I will be in the FSPL class- of which I have no competition at this time. Hopefully someone else will sign up! Ed and Deb Thompson will be there in the fast Prius (many of you have been beaten by Ed) and there are 7 in the HS class for Ed, 2 for Deb in HSL. Garrett Cogburn and his Honda Civic are in SMF, with 2 registered at this time. Sean Glaab in his Solstice along with Tim and Ashley Boedigheimer in their Corvette will have a challenge with 10 competing in SSM.
Marvin Wodtli in his Z-06 will be running in a class of 9 in SSP, and Alex Paraskevas has a big challenge with with 19 competing in STX. Bill Randleman in his MX-5 will be in a class of 5 in CSP. Oliver and Jenna Taylor,who travel to many of our events from the Eureka area will compete in STS against a class of 18.
The Packwood event is held at an old mill site, the pavement if really nice and it is a large area, so there can be easily 3 on course at the same time. So, let’s cheer on all our EESCC members and friends. And-plan on getting to one of these events someday if you never have. You will have a blast!
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