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cobrabitn
07-10-2010, 09:21 PM
SCMC/TCUSA on Track at Gingerman Raceway
GingerMan Raceway -- September 17-19, 2010

Join the SCMC and Track Club USA for some on track fun at Gingerman Raceway. The event consists of two days of open track with in car instruction available and a Saturday Mustang and Ford Show.

The open track portion of this event is a school with in car instruction where you can safely drive your car the way it was built to be driven. This portion of the event is limited to the first 75 paying students/drivers.

Please be sure to download both the registration form and the events packet.

Car show participants will get to take their car on track during lunch for "parade laps". A professional photographer will be available for you to purchase photos of your car on track and in action.

You can pay on line in the store at www.trackclubusa.com or mail your entry form to the following address:

SCMC/TCUSA on Track at Gingerman Raceway
C/O Dean Smeltzer
975 Logan Street
Warsaw, IN 46580

Please make your check out to "TCUSA".

Please be sure to download the events packet below so you have all of the proper forms with you for the event.

Hotel Info:

Comfort Suites (http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-south_haven-michigan-MI242?sid=9gAc.tsrWtgDbAg.1)
1755 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Phone: (269) 639-2014
Fax: (269) 639-8961
Has a Block of rooms for us When you call just tell them you are with TRACK CLUB USA

The rates are

$79 @ night for room with one queen bed
$89 @ night for a room with 2 double beds

Event Organizers/Registration:

Dean Smeltzer- Track Logistics - Big Wheel R
Janice Bolton - Show Logistics - 1997 Rio Red GT Convertible

Tech Inspectors:

Larry Bolton

Classroom:

Darius Rudis


Group White: (Instructors/Advanced)

Gene Kotlinski - 1990 Blue Mustang
Norbert Hitt - 1987 Burgundy Mustang GT
Mike Schneider - 1982 Red Mustang GT



Paid Participants: (75 Car Limit)


Group Blue: (Advanced)

Jim Brozynski - 1988 White VW Scirocco (Friday)
Peter Calvert - 2001 Silver Corvette Coupe
Dave Diehl - 1995 White/Blue/Red Mustang Cobra R
Matt Slavens - 2007 Black/Yellow 211 Lotus
Dan Mroz - 2008 Black/Yellow 211 Lotus
Herman Ruiz - 2001 Black Porsche 911 Turbo
Sean Foltz - 2004 Silver Mustang


Group Orange: (Intermediate)

Roy Mahany - 2008 Blue Mustang GT500
John Sorensen - 1995 Orange Mustang GT
Larry Bolton - 1997 White Mustang Cobra
Larry Hovey - 1997 Red Mustang Cobra
Jim Vander Wal - Black Superformance Cobra
Ed Erdy - 1966 Black Mustang (Friday Only)
Erik Kamp - 1994 Teal Mustang
John Tanquary - 2004 Competition Orange SVT Focus



Group Green: (Novice)



Car Show Participants:

drudis
07-14-2010, 12:53 PM
DEFNITELY going to be there. WOOHOO!!! :bounce:

http://www.dariusrudis.com/mustang/2009_09_19_SCMC_GingerMan/images/IMG_5213.JPG

tazzracing1
07-28-2010, 07:49 AM
I might be able to come this year.

PETSNKE
07-28-2010, 10:24 AM
I'll be there, it should be fun running the new track configuration.


Registered for Fri/Sat

Lumpydogs
08-01-2010, 12:05 PM
Hmmm, the last two Septembers at Gingerman???

That's all I got to say about that :rolleyes:

Dean95CobraR
08-02-2010, 12:50 PM
Hmmm, the last two Septembers at Gingerman???

That's all I got to say about that :rolleyes:


So that means you will be there? :D :thumbsup:

bolt-on
08-02-2010, 03:15 PM
Yikes.........Holiday Inn $160/night, Ramada $179????????????

cobrabitn
08-02-2010, 07:31 PM
We're working on trying to go elsewhere. They are not worth the money they are asking Larry.

cobrabitn
08-02-2010, 07:36 PM
I took it as an insult so I didn't reply. :doubt:

bolt-on
08-03-2010, 12:14 PM
Tony.....it is Jan, looking into rooms. Not an insult, just wondering if there were any other suggestions. That just seemed way higher than in the past.

Lumpydogs
08-03-2010, 12:42 PM
I always had good luck at the Hampton Inn in September.

cobrabitn
08-03-2010, 11:01 PM
I wasn't stating that about your post Jan...I thought Lumpy was complaining about the previous events??? :D

Sometimes the Internet/Forums can be confusing or misleading. :(

Lumpydogs
08-04-2010, 12:37 PM
Lumpy thoroughly enjoys the SCMC Gingerman events and thinks that they are well organized, fun and well priced.

My post was in regards to my two blown engines at back to back SCMC September Gingerman events.

Sorry for any misunderstand :D

PETSNKE
08-04-2010, 12:56 PM
My post was in regards to my two blown engines at back to back SCMC September Gingerman events.

Even NASA had their set-backs, never did they give up and say "this is just too expensive" :D

cobrabitn
08-04-2010, 09:43 PM
I don't think he's given up, it's in his blood. I think he was hoping for a better September event, am I right? :doubt:

Jeff, I am not happy about the increase in cost but $325.00 is not too bad. Problem is our attendance for this event is down and unfortunately, we have to make it up somewhere. Now if we can get 60 people to sign up then we can lower the price some.

I won't be there this year, too much going on at the house right now. I'm still dealing with inherited property and we have to get the house ready for sale so we can stop making trips every two weeks. Once I get that taken care of then we'll look at making the trips back to MI in the future. I really wish I could run the new configuration but it'll have to wait...... ;)

Black Horse
08-05-2010, 07:50 PM
I have the weekend penciled...naw..make that INKED in this year. Unless the car blows up, I'll be there! Looking forward to coming back to the track that started my crazyness!

97whitevert
08-05-2010, 08:04 PM
So that means you will be there? :D :thumbsup:


I'm there if there will be some homemade 'brew' there.... :D :D :thumbsup: :bounce: :thumbsup: :rotf:

97whitevert
08-05-2010, 08:05 PM
Yikes.........Holiday Inn $160/night, Ramada $179????????????

HOLY CRAP!!!! and gas/airfair???

Philcsag1
08-15-2010, 12:55 PM
Yikes.........Holiday Inn $160/night, Ramada $179????????????I am working on this and the cost will be under $100ffice:office" /><O:p></O:p>

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Comfort Inn<O:p</O:p

Has Quoted me $79.99 for room with one queen bed<O:p</O:p


I trying to get confirmation on a room with 2 double beds.<O:p</O:p

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I will POST ASAP when I get all thing 100% confirmed !

Phil<O:p</O:p

bolt-on
08-17-2010, 08:05 PM
Thanks Phil, will keep watching for your post.
JB

Philcsag1
08-17-2010, 09:49 PM
I am working on this and the cost will be under $100ffice:office" /><O:p></O:p>

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Comfort Inn<O:p</O:p

Has Quoted me $79.99 for room with one queen bed<O:p</O:p


I trying to get confirmation on a room with 2 double beds.<O:p</O:p

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I will POST ASAP when I get all thing 100% confirmed !

Phil<O:p</O:pOk this is all worked out

The
Comfort Suites (http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-south_haven-michigan-MI242?sid=9gAc.tsrWtgDbAg.1)

1755 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Phone: (269) 639-2014
Fax: (269) 639-8961
Has a Block of rooms for us When you call just tell them you are with TRACK CLUB USA

The rates are

$79 @ night for room with one queen bed

$89 @ night for a room with 2 double beds

Toys
08-26-2010, 09:47 PM
I'm planning on attending, hopefully with my instructor shirt on, but wouldn't miss it either way. I have to say its going to be really different without having Bill Rowe there. We'll need to start taking applications for the fourth chair at the thirsty perch, its a big chair to fill.

Jeff - I sacrificed a chicken and prayed to the oil pump gods in your honor.

------
Mike Schneider
82GT

cobrabitn
08-29-2010, 11:17 AM
Mike,

We want you to instruct but we have to have more participants in order to justify it.

Thanks,

T

Black Horse
08-30-2010, 10:02 PM
Checks in the mail - WooHoo Gingerman - where the madness all started!

cobrabitn
09-07-2010, 07:55 PM
Registration is picking up and the list is not updated, yet.

drudis
09-13-2010, 04:23 PM
Looking forward to it... only a few more days! :bounce:

PETSNKE
09-14-2010, 07:31 AM
Looks like we won't have a novice group this year :scratch:

Dean95CobraR
09-14-2010, 07:42 AM
Looks like we won't have a novice group this year :scratch:

Yeah, I really don't like the fact that we aren't getting new people to join us. Every year we have less and less novice drivers.

The good thing is who ever does show up, will get plenty of track time! :bounce:

Playtme
09-14-2010, 09:57 PM
That just dosent make sense, I love that place and I just do parade laps now with the rule change. I tell all kinds of people about this track event. Price may scare them but its well worth it and will hook you!

Black Horse
09-20-2010, 10:30 AM
Thanks to Dean, Phil and everyone that put this weekend together!

While we were hampered by rain (a great opportunity to dial your car control skills in at a much slower pace) it didn't dampen the spirits of everyone that came.

Saturday the track was dry late in the day and Sunday near all afternoon for some full-out fun.

The GT40 rep blasting by me at 120 down the straight was a thrill! (I was at 120 - he had to have been tripping the dial at 150)

The new turn 10b was a new-found delight - nothing like pouring the coal to it in the turn with some hard braking - over the crest the view was a bit unnerving!

The highlight was running the course reverse-race (backwards) - it was like being on a track in a different state! :eek:

No serious incidents, no broken parts that couldn't be or weren't fixed. A few ride-alongs have hooked (hopefully) a couple of new members.

Might not have been the perfect weather, but I don't think anyone left without a big smile stuck on their face!

See you all NEXT YEAR! Tell a buddy, bring a friend - just BE THERE! :bounce:

cobrabitn
09-20-2010, 05:57 PM
Sounds like you guys had a good time!! :thumbsup:

Lumpydogs
09-22-2010, 12:31 PM
Come on gang, where's the photos and videos for the event?

PETSNKE
09-22-2010, 02:43 PM
Thanks to Dean, Phil and everyone that put this weekend together!

While we were hampered by rain (a great opportunity to dial your car control skills in at a much slower pace) it didn't dampen the spirits of everyone that came.

Saturday the track was dry late in the day and Sunday near all afternoon for some full-out fun.

The GT40 rep blasting by me at 120 down the straight was a thrill! (I was at 120 - he had to have been tripping the dial at 150)

The new turn 10b was a new-found delight - nothing like pouring the coal to it in the turn with some hard braking - over the crest the view was a bit unnerving!

The highlight was running the course reverse-race (backwards) - it was like being on a track in a different state! :eek:

No serious incidents, no broken parts that couldn't be or weren't fixed. A few ride-alongs have hooked (hopefully) a couple of new members.

Might not have been the perfect weather, but I don't think anyone left without a big smile stuck on their face!

See you all NEXT YEAR! Tell a buddy, bring a friend - just BE THERE! :bounce:

Well said, couldn't believe how different it is driving the course reverse-race. I actually like the new turn 10b backwards better than forward. If it matters, I suggest future weekends we should run the course backwards on Sunday. It would offer something a little different for those of us that have been to this track many times before.