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A.M.E.C. Speedway Autocross! Nov. 7th, 2009 - Saratoga, NY


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#1 Mike Kamm

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:30 PM

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A.M.E.C. will be holding a "high" speed autocross on the pavement of Albany Saratoga Speedway 4/10ths mile oval on November 7th. This is not your usual parking lot deal with tight gates and twisty corners. This is for people who like to open it up and carry some speed through the pylon gates as they traverse the recently uncovered asphalt in Malta.

When: Saturday November 7th 2009 (rain date November 8th) Registration opens at 8 AM. First car off at 10 AM.

Where: Malta, NY - on Albany Saratoga Speedway's Paved oval!

Why: Because AMEC used to put on some of the most well attended fastest autocrosses around at Albany Saratoga Speedway. This was from the late 60’s until about 1976 when they covered the track with clay. “Back in the day” AMEC would pull 80 entrants to an autocross when other clubs running in parking lots were getting 30 mostly because of the venue. The course will be simple and fast, yet challenging. You will get 2 laps per run with a few gates here and there and a slalom on one straight away. A minimum of 3 runs per car and more if we can fit them in. We'll run right until dusk.

To give you an idea of the course, take a look at a pic from one of our events in the late 1960's:

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Scoring: Will be with an electronic scoring system.

Cost: $40 per driver. Spectator admission is free.

What to bring: any car that is safe to drive, street car, or race car, a helmet built in the last 15 years. Once again, spectator admission is free so bring your family and have fun watching from the grandstands. The track will have food for sale and bathrooms.

Awards: Yup we will have trophies, this is a fun event. There are no year-end points battles so you can come for fun and will get a trophy if you do well in your class.

Classes: There will be a minimal number of classes for ease of registration and classing:

1. Stock Up to 2.5 liters
2. Stock Over 2.5 liters
3. Prepared Up to 2.5 liters
4. Prepared Over 2.5 liters
5. Modified Up to 2.5 liters
6. Modified Over 2.5 liters
7. Open Class - Open wheel and home built race cars

STOCK- Street driven with no modifications. Air filter and intake, cat back exhaust or coffee can muffler allowed.
PREPARED- Street driven with modifications to the engine and or suspension.
MODIFIED - All other street type vehicles. Anything with DOT "R" compound tires. All turbo cars.
OPEN - Open wheel and home built race cars.

Pre-register: If you would like to attend please let us know, this is an expensive day of fun for our club and we need a certain number of participants to break even. To let us know if you will be coming send an E mail to Dave Burnham at racing48 [at) nycap.rr (dot] com or call him at 518 875 6956.

Edited by Mike Kamm, 03 October 2009 - 06:57 PM.


#2 Mike Kamm

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:24 PM

It's getting pretty obvious that we will need to cap entries to 70 drivers and go for a quality show over a quantity one. Giving everyone plenty of track time has always been our goal so we will set the cap to 70.
We're at 54 drivers right now. So if you're thinking about it, better speak up. :)
Stock Up to 2.5
#1 Richard Vedder - 2000 Ford ZX2 S/R - SU
#7 Mike Kamm - 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R - SU
#31 Eric Prescott - 1999 Ford ZX2 - SU
#17 Greg Cuda - 1999 Mazda Miata Sport - SU
#11 Susan Cuda - 1999 Mazda Miata Sport - SU
#86 Josh Teresco - 1986 Saab 900 - SU
#44 Ron Brown - 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 - SU
#24 Ernie Yue - Ford Focus - SU
#8 Rick Hill - Mazda RX7 - SU
#96 Bryon Seyfried - Datsun 240Z - SU
#186 Jordan Pagano - 1986 Saab 900 - SU
#03 Michael Waterhouse - 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 - SU
Stock Over 2.5
#71 Michal SOV Sowka - 1998 BMW M3 - SO
#317 Dan and Rich Dobbins - 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk - SO
#6 Jeff Lehner - 2007 Mustang GT - SO
#41 John Croasdaile - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula - SO
#141 Denise Croasdaile - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula - SO
#47 Marc Boerma - 2005 Mustang GT or 1965 Mustang V8 - SO
Prepared Up to 2.5
#28 Mark Knibbs -2000 Ford ZX2 PU
#26 Ron Carl - 1995 Saturn SC2 - PU
#627 Jeff Morgan - 1992 Nissan 240SX - PU
#490 Adam Schwartz - 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS - PU
#77 Phil LePore - 1993 Nissan NX2000 - PU
#4 Ivan Hinkle - Dodge Neon - PU
#53 Tom Baird - 1997 Neon ACR - PU
Prepared Over 2.5
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#56 Tim Cotrofeld - 1971 Monte Carlo - PO
Modified Up to 2.5
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#29 Darryl Carl - 2009 Saab turbo - MU
#56 Will Schambach - 1990 Mazda Miata turbo - MU
#3 Phil Shoemaker - 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution - MU
# Miguel Teixeira - 2008 Subaru STi - MU
# Eric Rothaupt - 1995 Saab 9000 - MU
#31 Neil Hinds - 2001 Saab 9.3 - MU
#59 Dave Peters - 2008 Mazdaspeed 3 [turbocharged] - MU
#280 Jim Bauman - 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 - MU
#09 Chris Rizzon - 1986 SAAB MU
# Jon Skalwold - 2007 Mini Cooper S - MU
# Noah Brownsey - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - MU
#23 Josh Hess - 1996 Acura Integra - MU
# Paul Havranek - 1991 Saab 900 turbo - MU
#42 Mark Van Dee Carr - 1970 Triumph Spitfire - MU
# Jonathan Bartlett - 1995 VW TDI Cabrio - MU
# Dennis Gatto - 2009 Mini Cooper - MU
# Bruce Richards - 2009 Saab turbo - MU
#07 Scott Chizek - 2004 Dodge SRT-4 Turbo - MU
#65 Darius Lauciskis - 94 Legacy SS - MU
57 Shannon Kelsey - 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage - MU
Modified Over 2.5
# Jeff Henderson - 1985 Mercedes 300TD Station Wagon - MO
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#3 moosens

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 07:23 AM

I just saw this. Saratoga isn't too far. I just sent an email to my friend who has a Lotus Elan ... the old style. I think his is a '66 or '67.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:02 AM

I just saw this. Saratoga isn't too far. I just sent an email to my friend who has a Lotus Elan ... the old style. I think his is a '66 or '67.

That would be great Moosens. We love the old school cars. :)

Come to think of it, is it a yellow Elan? Is your friend's name Scott Stickle perhaps?

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:09 AM

That would be great Moosens. We love the old school cars. :)

Come to think of it, is it a yellow Elan? Is your friend's name Scott Stickle perhaps?



Negative. But there's several 60's Elans down here. My friend Chris just met up with a handful of them and became aware of others all in this area thru a recent car show in New Canaan CT. Spoke to him last night to let him know I kicked the info over to him. Hopefully he takes me up on the offer where I pay the $40 and get to drive too.

Chris has had his since around 1984 or so.

Can we split time as 2 entrants or do we pay double? That way we both get track time and a chance to see who buys dinner that night. :grin:

I'm hoping he calls back to confirm real soon so we make the pack of 70.

#6 Mike Kamm

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 02:33 PM

Can we split time as 2 entrants or do we pay double? That way we both get track time and a chance to see who buys dinner that night. :grin:

Unfortunately no, each driver has to pay the $40 entry. Besides, you won't want to cut your seat time in half. Seat time at autocrosses is limitd to start with.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:35 AM

Thanks,not a problem. Waiting for reply....




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