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Buttonwillow - AROSC TT, Race & Enduro - May 28 & 29

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  • Buttonwillow - AROSC TT, Race & Enduro - May 28 & 29

    For two full days at the end of May, the Alfa Romeo Owners of Southern California (AROSC) is hosting their annual TT, Race and Enduro at Buttonwillow Raceway. http://www.arosc.org They will be running the full track clockwise. Buttonwillow is designed as two full loops, each of which can function as a full road course. In their road tests, Road & Track usually uses the West loop, but the AROSC uses the whole thing at once. With over 30 corners, we'll need all the practice sessions to get it right! For their TT event, the AROSC will allow you to register in Novice Time Trial (unless you already hold a competition license). This enables you full unrestricted priveleges on the track (passing on straights only) plus classroom training/debriefing after each practice session. For their wheel-to-wheel racing events, you are required to have a racing license from AROSC, SCCA, NASA, etc. Saturday night after the 2 hour and 40 minute enduro, the club is hosting a catered Barbeque dinner (great tastes at $15/person plus Michelob Amber Bach for $1.00 a stein).

    If that isn't enough, we are trying to get Pierre Demartines to join us from Northern California for the Enduro (with his Birkin endurance racer). If he makes it, we'll have a tremendous opportunity to discuss our budding competition activities and the Sevens Challenge he's promoting.

    Finally, I'm qualified with the AROSC to perform Tech Inspections, and will do those for CCC members Friday afternoon in Buttonwillow at the Super 8 Motel (661) 764-5117, or at the track Saturday morning.

    Let's go Racing!!
    Clark

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    Miwako and I are on!

    This is exactly what we need as an next step in our club evolution!

    Excellent work Clark.

    /Magnus F.

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    • #3
      Buttonwillow

      I should be able to make it.

      This is Memorial Day weekend so you'll have a day to recover.

      Doug

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      • #4
        Looks like I can't attend as I'll be traveling. This is exactly what I am looking to do too. Rats.

        Will there be similar events later in the year Clarke?
        Chris
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        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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        • #5
          More Events for 2005

          Chris,
          I'm planning to run at least some of the remaining AROSC events this year. The AROSC event schedule is posted on their club's website. http://www.arosc.org
          Beyond that, Magnus, Brad, Michael and I (and any others with ideas??) are trying to figure a suitable direction for CCC future track activities, licensing and competitions. We'll keep this progress posted for all to see!

          Best wishes,
          Clark

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          • #6
            I'm a "definite maybe" on BW.

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            • #7
              Today, when I visited my dentist for a briefing on some upcoming dental surgery, we realised that I may not be fully recovered after the surgery prior to the race.

              Although it would be fun to do Button Willows on drugs, I don't know if the rest of you agree on this. Also, if I bang my head to hard, I may end up spitting sutures, blood and other yucky stuff. Even if this looks very manly, tough and sexy, I doubt it would improve my lap times.

              I will check if I can reschedule my dental slaughter fest to an earlier date. I'll know tomorrow.

              /Magnus F.

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              • #8
                Another "maybe" here. I hope long before end of May I will have the clutch replaced, new smaller alternator and carbs changed to TB's with injection but there is lot of other stuff going on in the meantime. I guess I will know more in 2 weeks.

                Gert

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                • #9
                  Gert,

                  You can have my clutch plate.... Just a few thousand miles on it.

                  /Magnus F.

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                  • #10
                    Pierre Demartines will join us at Buttonwillow!

                    Good morning,
                    Pierre Demartines, a longtime Seven enthusiast has agreed to join us in Buttonwillow for the AROSC event. He's been instrumental in organizing the Sevens Challenge through NASA in Northern California and would like to discuss organization and participation in the Challenge for our Southern California group. He recently talked with Woody Harris of NASA, and is familiar with the topics Magnus and Woody already discussed about our track and competitive interests.

                    I'd like to urge all of our CCC members to make a special effort to attend the AROSC TT, Race and Enduro at Buttonwillow, and join us while we talk with Pierre. Let's show him our strength and enthusiasm!! This event is going to provide an important step in our club's direction and development. Wouldn't you like to be part of it?

                    Best wishes,
                    Clark

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                    • #11
                      I can only emphasize what Clark says.

                      NASA is looking into setting up a national championship for Sevens, for wheel to wheel and/or time trials. This would be a huge boost for all of us as Seven owners from all over the nation can get together and compete against each other in an organized form.

                      I'd also like to stress that this is an expansion, and not a shift, of the club's focus. We will still do blats and track events that are novice-friendly. What we are trying to do here is to offer a path for growth and evolution for those of us who are interested in taking the next step in our Seven experience.

                      As a fallout of this, we will probably have to sit down and formalize a few things, such as a board, club rules, membership fees etc. Brad and I can lay the ground on this and get back to you.

                      /Magnus F.

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                      • #12
                        30 corners... I'm in.

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                        • #13
                          MM: I had promised to deliver you a cold Fosters if you made it to the Streets earlier this month. I very much regret not having to pay up!! The offer stands any time you join us @ a SoCal event!!! Brad

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                          • #14
                            Although it would be fun to do Button Willows on drugs, I don't know if the rest of you agree on this.
                            I'm not sure if the rest of us would notice any difference, nor would a stopwatch :lol:

                            Besides, you know what they say: you have to slow down to go fast. Of course, as long as you'd be willing to share...
                            Chris
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                            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                            • #15
                              I had my first Super Seven experience 16 hours after minor back surgery under general anaesthetic. I drove one of Will's rentals at Willow.

                              The drugs had absolutely no effect at all. My reflexes were spot on. Although I was surprised at the number of purple mushrooms growing on the track.

                              Brad, I'm always good for a free beer so I'll do my best to show at BW. The entry form is in the mail.

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