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2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series Race #6 – Sunday, August 20th

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Greetings racers and race fans! We are racing this weekend for our 6th points event of the year. Track setup is at 7pm Saturday – please come out to the speedway and help us get the facility prepared for racing. Jim Earle is our Race Director and will bring us maps for setup.

Gates open at 7:30am on Sunday with driver’s meeting at 9am. Entry fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Please arrive early enough to complete your registration, safety inspection, and to walk the track. Novice racers are welcome!

Downtown Dogs will be serving lunch – please support our vendor by bringing your appetite and a little extra cash! The club will have cold water and plenty of shade for the expected ~100 degree temps, and the Enloes are bringing their Portacool, so it should be a great summer day for racing.

Updates

1. Helmets: We have all new helmets that you can rent for just $1 (and we will hang onto your driver’s license until it is returned). We will be enforcing the 2005 or better helmet rule going forward.

2. T-Shirts: 2017 TTC club t-shirts are available for $10 each. Pick up an extra and help raise money for the club! We are out of Mediums but have all other sizes.

3. Recycling: Look for the dedicated bins! We’ll call it out in the driver’s meeting as well.

4. Octoberfast 2017: For our October two-day event, we are hosting a Chili Cookoff on Saturday, October 21st! Awards will be presented for the hottest, the most unique, and the best overall chili, and the crowd will be the judges. So dust off your best chili and corn bread recipes, and be thinking about how you are going to dominate what is sure to be some tough competition.

Please reach out with any questions, and I hope to see you at the track this weekend!

Meeting Tuesday August 15th – Racing Sunday August 20th

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We will be meeting Tuesday, August 15th at Players Pizza in Anderson.  We have two events to plan – our upcoming race on August 20th, and the following race on September 17th – and need good participation from our members at this meeting to be successful.
There are 4 races remaining this year and it would be grand to have some new Race Directors to help with designing the course and organizing the events.  There are a couple of folks who wanted to volunteer earlier in the year but couldn’t due to other obligations, so this is your time!
Meeting topics we plan to cover Tuesday include:
  • Update on Finances
  • Update on Non-Profit Status
  • Follow-ups from July race
  • Planning for next two points races 08.20 & 09.17
  • Discussion – ‘Octoberfast’ Weekend Event 10.21 – 10.22
  • Discussion – Year End Awards Dinner
  • General Discussion
See you there!

Shasta AutoX Challenge Series July Results

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July’s event is in the books – I appreciate everyone who braved the heat and came out for a fun day of racing with the Trinity Touring Club.  We had a great group and had several folks who ran for time in the morning and then for fun in the afternoon – that six-week break between races was a bit too long!  Complete event and Season to Date results are posted at http://www.trinitytouringclub.com/race-results/  – please let me know if anything is amiss with the numbers.  I’ll have some new photos published soon.
Our next club meeting is Tuesday, August 15th at Players Pizza in Anderson, and our next points race is Sunday, August 20th.  The Siskiyou Sports Car Club in Medford is having their July event this coming weekend under the lights and I believe the car raffle for the prepared RX7 will occur as well.  Links to the SSCC website and other neighboring club autocross info is now updated at http://www.trinitytouringclub.com/more-info/
If you were at the event and are missing a chair, a stainless steel coffee mug, or sunglasses, please reach out to me to claim them or they go on eBay!
I hope to see you at next month’s race.

2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series Race #5 – Sunday, July 23rd

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I hope everyone is ready for summertime autocross racing with the Trinity Touring Club!  Our fifth points race of the 2017 “Shasta AutoX Challenge Series” is this Sunday, July 23rd.
Track setup is at 7pm on Saturday – please come out and help us get the facility prepared for this Sunday’s race.  Troy Dewell is our Race Director and will bring us maps for setup.
Gates open at 7:30am on Sunday with driver’s meeting at 9am.  Entry fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  Please arrive early enough to complete your registration, safety inspection, and to walk the track.  Novice racers are welcome!  As it is going to be a hot day, we will do all we can to start on time and keep things moving – help us out by arriving early!
Downtown Dogs will be serving lunch – please support our vendor by bringing your appetite and a little extra cash!  The club will have cold water, the big Porta Cool (thanks Danny!), and shade on hand to beat the heat.
Updates
1.  Helmets:  We are purchasing 5 new helmets with the latest 2015 certification.  These helmets will be available to rent for $1 and we will hang onto your driver’s license until it is returned.  We will be enforcing the 2005 or better helmet rule going forward, so if your helmet doesn’t comply, you can use one of ours for a dollar.  What a deal!
2.  T-Shirts:  2017 TTC club t-shirts are available for $15 each.  Pick up an extra and help raise money for the club!  We are out of Mediums but have all other sizes.
 
3.  Recycling:  Cat and Gary have a plan to collect our recyclables.  Look for the dedicated bins!  We’ll call it out in the driver’s meeting as well.
4.  Classifieds:  Are you a member of the club and have something car or racing related to sell?  Send me an email with the details and a link to your Craigslist or eBay item, and I will send it out to our general mailing list.  This is for your personal automotive items only, no commercial ventures or dining room tables please.
Please reach out with any questions, and I hope to see you at the track this weekend!

TTC Meeting on Tuesday July 18th @ Players Pizza in Anderson – We are Racing on July 23rd!

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Our monthly club meeting is moving to Players Pizza in Anderson at 2305 Balls Ferry Road.  Meetings are still the 3rd Tuesday of the month regardless of race date.
Please join us Tuesday July 18th at Players for Social hour at 6pm followed by the meeting at 7pm.  All are welcome!
Meeting topics we plan to cover Tuesday include:
  • Update on Finances
  • Follow-ups from June meeting
    • Loaner Helmets
    • Recycling
    • Trailer Stairs & Door Repair
    • New Benches
    • Pedestrian Gate
    • Vinyl for New Cones
    • EZ Up
  • Planning for our next points race on Sunday, July 23rd
  • General Discussion
See you there!

TTC Meeting on Tuesday June 20th

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We are meeting on Tuesday June 20th at Angelo’s Pizza in Redding.  Social hour starts at 6pm and the meeting is at 7pm.  All are welcome!
Meeting topics we plan to cover Tuesday include:
  • Update on Finances
  • Follow-ups from June Races
  • Planning for our next points race on July 23rd
  • General Discussion
See you there!

Shasta AutoX Challenge Series “June Jam” Results

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A big thank-you to everyone who made it out for two great days of autocross racing with the Trinity Touring Club!  We really appreciated those who traveled some distance to race with us, those who just stopped by to see what we were all about, and everyone who was able to pitch in and help make the event run smoothly.  Randy Phelps cooked up a mean BBQ for Saturday night and everyone on Sunday got to enjoy a hosted lunch in the infield.  Thanks again to Randy, Sharon, Lynette, and Barbara for all the work to make the BBQ and lunch a big success.

The track was fast both days, though a little shorter on Sunday, and we had just a handful of DNFs.  It was great seeing different winners for Fast Time and PAX each day – run group 4 was the one to watch!  Complete race results are posted at http://www.trinitytouringclub.com/race-results/.

Our next club meeting is in two weeks on June 20th at Angelo’s Pizza on California St. in Redding at 7pm, and we are racing again in six weeks on Sunday, July 23rd.

2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series Race #3 & #4 This Weekend June 3rd & 4th + BBQ!

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I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day holiday and is ready for more autocross racing with the Trinity Touring Club!  Our third and fourth points races of the 2017 “Shasta AutoX Challenge Series” are this weekend, Saturday and Sunday June 3rd and 4th.  Saturday night is our “June Jam” BBQ starting after 6pm at the track.  Everyone is welcome!
Track setup is at 7pm on Friday – please come out and help us get the facility prepared for this weekend’s racing.  Troy Dewell is our Race Director and will bring us maps for setup. The gates will be open at 3:00pm on Friday for anyone wishing to bring in their R.V. and stay the weekend.
Gates open at 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday with driver’s meeting at 9am.  Entry fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members each day.  If you have not autocrossed with us this year, this is a great weekend to try us out!  Please arrive early enough to complete your registration, safety inspection, and to walk the track.  Novice racers are welcome!
Our “June Jam” BBQ potluck is Saturday June 3rd after 6pm – bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert and a chair!  The club will be providing the BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages.  This is not one to miss!  Always great food and great company.
Downtown Dogs will be serving lunch on Saturday – please support our vendor by bringing your appetite and a little extra cash!  The club will have cold water and shade on hand to beat the heat.
Updates
1.  PAX results:  PAX results were recently updated online due to an error.  Results should now be correct for the April and May events, and YTD results will be published soon.  Let us know of any questions regarding results.
2.  Trophies:  We have some new 1st in Class trophies – stop by and see what’s new!
3.  T-Shirts:  2017 TTC club t-shirts are available for $15 each.  Pick up an extra and help raise money for the club!
 
4.  Event Photos & Video:  Check out the latest photos on Facebook and in our Gallery from May’s race!  If you finally have your Go Pro video uploaded to YouTube (you’ve been meaning to do this), reply with the link and we’ll add it to our YouTube Channel!
Please reach out with any questions, and I hope to see you at the track this weekend!

Shasta AutoX Challenge Series #2 Results

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We had another great turn out for our second points race of the 2017 season – a huge thanks to everyone who helped with track setup and worked throughout the day to keep the event moving smoothly.  The weather was typical Redding late May – nice morning, hot afternoon – and the track was a quick one lapper with some challenging corners and fast straights.

Complete results are posted on the Results page. We appreciate everyone who came out to race with us and hope you will join us again next month.

The next race is our “June Jam” June 3rd and 4th.  Each day is a points race counting towards our 9 race season. We will have our BBQ Potluck on Saturday June 3rd after 6pm at the track and everyone is welcome – bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert and a chair! The club will be providing the BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages. It should be an awesome two days of racing, so please come out and race with us, and enjoy an evening hosted by our club.

I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and look forward to seeing you at the track in less than two weeks!

2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series Race #2 This Sunday, May 21st

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Greetings racers and race fans!  Please join us for our second points race of the 2017 “Shasta AutoX Challenge Series” on Sunday, May 21st.  Setup is Saturday at 7pm – please come out to the track and help us get everything ready for the race.  Ray Dibble is our Race Director and will bring us maps for setup.  This is race #2 of a 9 race series!  Everyone is welcome – come race with us!

Gates open at 7:30am on Sunday with driver’s meeting at 9am.  Entry fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  If you have not autocrossed with us this year, please arrive early enough to complete your registration / tech sheet and have your car and helmet inspected.  If you are a member and didn’t get your t-shirt last month, we will have them at the track, or if you have yet to join the club, a $30 individual membership gets you $5 off the race entry fee AND a sweet t-shirt.
Downtown Dogs will be serving lunch – please support our vendor by bringing your appetite and a little extra cash!  The club will have cold water and shade on hand to beat the heat.
 
Updates from 05.16.2017 TTC Club Meeting
1.  Helmets:  Our current requirement is 2005 or better MA or SA rated helmets.  We will be culling the helmet barrel to ensure our loaners comply, which could mean we have fewer loaners.  If you don’t mind lending your helmet for someone’s run, please offer – someone may need it on Sunday. I have a 2010 MA helmet and anyone with a fat enough head is welcome to use it.
2.  Setup and Breakdown:  We always appreciate help with track setup and breakdown – it goes faster the more people help.  Not everyone can be there for setup or stay to the end of the event, but consider how you could arrange your schedule to help us out for our events this year.
3.  Drivers Meeting:  We want to make sure all of our participants know the rules, so we’ll be taking some time to review them for the 9am driver’s meeting, and again for anyone who registers later in the day.  We are working on updating a hand-out for the registration table and website as well.
4.  Start Time:  The hotter it gets, the better off we are starting on time.  Darin, Jim E., and Gary B. will be on hand to tech cars Sunday morning.  Help us move things along by getting your cars staged on the oval track once tech’d and lining up immediately on the pit lane when your run group is called.
5.  “June Jam” Saturday and Sunday June 3rd & 4th:  We will be doing some planning for our next two races while everyone is together at the track as it is just two weeks until our next event.  We need a Race Director to take on the challenge of the reversible course!  Let us know if you’d like to volunteer.  We will have our BBQ Potluck on Saturday June 3rd after 6pm and everyone is welcome – bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert and a chair!  The club will be providing the BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages.  It should be an awesome two days of racing!
Please reach out with any questions, and I hope to see you at the track!