Saturday, September 28, 2019

A long awaited update Part 1

Hello everyone, it's been a busy past few months. in the time between posts a lot has happened. After going up to Mohegan Sun Arena for the NEPA Region and scoring a second behind Robbie Campbell we went to the Next Philly Region Event at the Warminster Community Park. After a great team effort we brought home the win against Robbie in second, winning by the small margin of twelve thousandths of a second. Click here to see the fastest run of the Day. Warranting a shocked reaction from Robbie's dad! this win was dedicated to Grandma Grau who passed before the start of the season.While it was a win, its felt bitter sweet in more ways than one. Not just the Death of Grandma Grau but the death of a Side cover gasket. It couldn't handle the speed.

The season carried on, but then we ran into a problem. After the second Mohegan Sun event, some side pain turned out to be an unbearable amount of pain and pee that looked like root bear. After a restless night and a trip to the emergency room, I was diagnosed with a bruised kidney. One thing we wanted to do at that event was let Robbie drive. His lower weight would mean he would get a better time than me.Better Acceleration means better positions, and that's what plagued us all season. so at the next event we let Robbie run at Wells Fargo. He did fantastic, 1st place in class, 1st in PAX and 2nd in Raw time behind Christos in his shifter kart. He event got a cone kill for style!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The valve guides in the World Formula are worn out. We took the head to Craw's Racing. The place was spotless. You could eat off the floors. We'll be looking at the data once the head is back on. We'll be having some tune time at Mohegan Sun next Saturday. A huge thanks to Fred Craw.

I'll have to take some photos of all the cool stuff there.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The 2019 season started. Ronnie is about 22% over weight for the FJA class. His driving is great, but being 377 in a 310 pound class makes it tough. He put himself on a diet program after his first event. Taking 4th at event #1 opened his eyes. Event #2 he took 3rd in class, and 8th fastest out of 104 drivers. As he drops the pounds, he'll pick up places.

This was his best run from event #1

This was his best run from event #2

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Ronnie had another great season with the SCCA, winning the Philly & NEPA (Northeastern PA) championships. He had the 3 FTD's (Fastest Time of the Day) @ Mohegan Sun 5/12/2018 & the same at Pocono Raceway 7/12/2018. It was great seeing him beating Z06 Corvettes all season long with a 12.5 cubic inch motor. Chasing the kart's over steer all season was a handful for him, but he did a fantastic job. This was his wildest drive of the season, @ Mohegan Sun. Look at all the counter steering.
Click here to watch the video He's a happy camper

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Philly 2018 event # 10 @ Wells Fargo. Great day of racing. There were 140 drivers at the event. Ronnie went off course on his first 2 runs, so I didn't look at the RPM data. I did look at the EGT, it was perfect 1,344°. I should have made a gear change, but didn't. Robbie took first place over Ronnie by .288 seconds. Robbie's second time beating Ronnie in 2 years. Great driving Robbie!!!

This was Ronnie's fastest & last run of the day.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pocono Raceway September 15th & 16th. Ronnie had a stellar weekend. No one was in his class at this event so he got 2 wins, locking up his second championship with the NEPA region. This is his best run of the weekend.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Last weekend was The Al Holbert Memorial event with the Philly SCCA.  It's a 2 day annual event. Ronnie got the win both days, winning the Holbert for the 5th year in a row in class.

This was his best run on Saturday.

This is his last run fron Sunday.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Mohegan Sun event was tough. Tricky course & bumpy. First time this year out of the top 10.

This was Ronnie's fastest time of the day 54.803

He was in the air over some of the bumps. His left foot is above the brake pedal.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ronnie had a great day @ Pocono Raceway with the NEPA region SCCA on Thursday. He had the 3 fastest times of the event. This was his best run of the day.

Monday, July 9, 2018

This Thursday Ronnie will be racing with the NEPA region @ Pocono Raceway. Sunday with the Philly region @ Warminster, PA.

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Wells Fargo event was cancelled. The lot was resealed last week, and the traction would've sucked.

Pocono July 12th. I hope the weather is good.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The gears are on, the carb is re jetted, and valves adjusted. All we need to do is get there, and set the tire pressures.

Philly Region event #5 @ Wells Fargo

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday July 1st will be the Philly region event #5 @ Wells Fargo Center.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

We had a great time at the NEPA Pocono regional event. Ronnie getting the win both days in FJA class. I was helping Rob with Robbie's kart with the over steer issues. It turned out that the new rear rims had a bigger offset then his old set.

Ronnie hit a cone on his 4th run on Sunday with the left front that came out the right rear. It took out the clutch breaking a snap ring. After the clutch & gear change he went his fastest time of the day 68.927. That beat his 68.955 from earlier.

This was his 68.927 run on top vs his 68.955 on the bottom

Ronnie, Jake, Nick, and Robbie

Monday, June 4, 2018

Ronnie got the win in FJA class, 7th in raw time, and 14th in PAX @ the Philly Region SCCA Solo event #4

He spun the kart on his first run in each session, but his 3 clean runs were within .71% of each other.

His best run of the day.

This pic is him going backwards at 59 MPH through 2 cones on his 3rd run.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Philly Region SCCA Solo event #4 at Warminster Sunday June 3rd

Monday, May 21, 2018

Philly Region SCCA Solo event #3 Wells Fargo Center.
Ronnie got the win in FJA class with a 42.260 over Matt who did some super driving getting a 42.550. Robbie was just behind Matt by .015 of a second.

The jetting was perfect, but I fell short on picking the right gears. We left a lot of time out there. He got 9th fastest time of the day out of 109 drivers.

We're still fighting the oversteer issue, but we're getting it dialed in.

This is Ronnie's best run of the day.

Sunday's Junior Karters

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Ronnie had a great day @ Mohegan Sun. It was wet in the morning, and he had the fastest time in that session. In the afternoon session he was bumped back to 7th place, but he was running last on the track. He needed to pick up more then 2.814 seconds to beat the 55.900 time. It was dry at that point so we put the slicks on. He laid down 3 fantastic runs 55.537, 55.208, then his last run 54.916 for the 3 fastest times of the day.

This was his best run.

All times

Fast times


Monday, May 7, 2018

Next event will be with NEPA
May 12, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
255 Highland Park Blvd
Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702
The chassis change worked great. Ronnie got the win at the Philly SCCA Solo event #2 in FJA class, getting 4th in raw time & 5th in PAX out of 94 drivers.

Junior Kart A
12JAMaunz, Ronnie37.18941.21936.26640.813
pax: 5 (-0.673)2013 Sodi Kart Clest36.034
211JAFiorani, Nicholas41.40339.27538.46837.872
pax: 11 (-1.657)37.184
312JACampbell, Robbie38.36142.97237.406+137.760+2
pax: 14 (-2.028)1999 CRG Kart kalifo37.618
472JABangs, Matt42.980+138.29347.365+238.358+1
pax: 17 (-2.294)-- Karts bandit37.930
55JABangs, Kate43.98040.81840.48343.357
pax: 47 (-4.477)Birel Kart43.436
641JAGallucci, Vincent54.27750.98046.86245.566+1
pax: 73 (-7.650)2010 Birel Kart44.194
736JASirota, Ben52.36250.18346.36745.605
pax: 77 (-8.322)2008 CRG Kart44.980
Junior Kart B
127JBHouliaras, Nicholas43.490+X42.47545.835+239.998
pax: 23 (-2.863)CRG Kart Forza44.423
217JBRichter, Madelyn58.937+X53.156+X53.267+X54.528+X
pax: 97 (-968.864)2001 -- Karts Coyote54.454+X
Junior Kart C
17JCHouliaras, Jacob52.27751.18656.62257.458
pax: 69 (-6.616)2006 Coyote Kid Kart175.900

Raw Results (May-06 02:37:27)
#ClsDriverRawPAXDiff.To First
12FMSchaible, Pete34.06430.7940.0000.000
211KMAzzara, Ethan35.59133.0281.5271.527
337KMHouliaras, Christos35.74133.1680.1501.677
42JAMaunz, Ronnie36.03430.8090.2931.970
51KMAzzara, Alex36.24633.6360.2122.182
6111FMRosenberg, Steven36.66933.1490.4232.605
723STRBorkey, Bryan37.09730.5310.4283.033
811JAFiorani, Nicholas37.18431.7920.0873.120
912JACampbell, Robbie37.61832.1630.4343.554
1072JABangs, Matt37.93032.4300.3123.866

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sunday Warminster PA event #2 Philly region SCCA Solo

Moved the rear track in 1/2 inch, 1/4 per side. Rear torsion at 12:00
That should give him more rear grip.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Philly SCCA Solo event #1 Warminster, PA April, 22nd, 2018

Ronnie had a good day getting the win in the Formula Junior A class, 7th in raw time, and 18 in PAX out of 139 drivers at the event. Great way to start the 2018 season.

We still have some chassis tuning to do, the rear of the kart is loose as a goose. He did some amazing drivin

His best run of the day was 38.709

Sunday, April 15, 2018

We went to the Rust Off to break-in the new slicks. It was way to wet for slicks, it was a rain event. The temp was about 40°. There was no sense changing the jet in the carb & putting the rain tires on. We may go to NJMP this week before the first Philly SCCA points event.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Getting the sticker & stripes on the new bodywork for the 2018 racing season. Thanks to our friend Niv @

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Philly Region 2018 SOLO Summer Series Rust-Off

SCCA - Philadelphia Region

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Warminster Community ParkWarminsterPA

Registration ends in 3 days on April 13, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

Due to the forecast, we are moving the Rust Off to Sunday, April 15. Hopefully by next Sunday the weather will realize it's spring.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Got the new sneakers for the kart. They are the new HZi tires.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

2018 NEPA season

2018 NEPASCCA Jack Williams Tire Company, INC. Solo Series Schedule:
#01---04/14/18--Lycoming Mall, Pennsdale, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#02---04/15/18--Lycoming Mall, Pennsdale, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#03---05/12/18--Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA (RegNotOpen!)

NEPASCCA 2018 5th Annual Regional Solo @ Pocono Raceway
(Garage Space Reg)------(RegNotOpen!)
TNT---06/15/18--Pocono Infield NASCAR Turn1 Infield Course, Long Pond, PA
#04---06/16/18--Pocono Infield East Course, Long Pond, PA
#05---06/17/18--Pocono Infield East Course, Long Pond, PA

#06---07/12/18--(Thurs)Pocono Infield East Course, Long Pond, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#07---07/22/18--LCCC Public Safety Training Inst., Nanticoke, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#08---08/12/18--Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#09---08/26/18--LCCC Public Safety Training Inst., Nanticoke, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#10---09/15/18--Pocono Infield East Course, Long Pond, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#11---09/16/18--Pocono Infield East Course, Long Pond, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#12---10/13/18--Lycoming Mall, Pennsdale, PA (RegNotOpen!)
#13---10/14/18--Lycoming Mall, Pennsdale, PA (RegNotOpen!)

Monday, January 29, 2018

The 2018 Philly season is set. The following are the dates for the Philly Region SCCA Solo events.

Here are our dates for events as of the date shown above. I'll update this post as dates firm up.
WCP April 8 Annual "Rust Off" (Test N Tune)
WCP April 22
WCP May 6
WFC May 20*
WCP June 2 (Novice School)
WCP June 3
WFC July 1*
WCP July 14 & 15
OVM August 12
WCP August 19
WFC August 25 &/or 26*
WCP September 16
WCP October 7
* tentative but on the site owner's calendar and reserved for Philly region.
WCP = Warminster Community Park
WFC = Wells Fargo Center
OVM = Oxford Valley Mall

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ronnie got some early birthday news. Acceleration Kart Racing wants him on board for the 2018 racing season.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Northeast Muscle Car Club Halloween Show 10/22/2017

It was great seeing all the guy's, gal's & all the great cars today.

Photos from the show @

Monday, October 9, 2017

Ronnie got the class win at the last Philly SCCA event of 2017 with a 39.183. This is his 4th championship with the Philly region SCCA. With getting the 2017 NEPA SCCA Solo championship that makes it 5 regional championships.

It was a long season. We drove over 4,400 miles to the 19 events he raced. He finished his 2017 season with 12 in first, 6 in second, and forth place at Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Junior Kart A
12JAMaunz, Ronnie40.77239.82839.87640.100
pax: 18 (-2.302)2013 Sodi Kart Celes39.183
26JAFiorani, Nicholas50.13342.79553.023+141.966
pax: 43 (-4.637)41.885
336JASirota, Ben50.90750.62749.46747.508
pax: 78 (-8.577)2008 CRG Kart46.445
45JABangs, Kate53.86848.65047.19047.193
pax: 86 (-9.221)Birel Kart

This was his last run of the 2017 Philly season.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Having 7 wins & 1 second place finish, Ronnie locked up his 1st Championship with the 
This is his 4th SCCA Solo Regional championship, 3 with Philly & 1 with NEPA.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ronnie took the win Saturday & Sunday at Pocono Raceway. With the need to run the higher speeds at Pocono Raceway. I put the smallest gear we have on the rear (64 tooth). By doing so I had to move the motor over 4 inches forward. That took weight off the right rear tire making his kart loose as a goose. He took out some cones on a few runs, but got a handle on it & laid down some good times.

His best run from Saturday.

His best run from Sunday.

Photos from Pocono click here

A pic of Rob's Hyper VW 

Ronnie & Robbie

We stopped off for an ice cold beer on the way home.

Monday, September 11, 2017

This weekend Ronnie's racing @ Pocono Raceway with NEPA SCCA points event #10 & #11

NEPASCCA 2017 Points Event #10 -#11

Hosting Organization(s)NEPA Region SCCA
Event TypeAutocross
Event Date(s)16-Sep-2017 to 17-Sep-2017
Event Description/

This entry is for Points Event #10 and #11 for the Jack Williams NEPASCCA Solo Point Series. You can register here for both days or just 1 day.  Single day entries are available at a slightly higher price and will go on sale a few days before registration closes if spots are still available.  

Event Schedule:
6:00am - Gate Opens
6:00am to 8:00am - Registration Check-In/Tech/Course Open for Walking/1st heat drivers to grid.
8:15am - Drivers Meeting
8:30am - Worker Check in/1st heat drivers to grid (if not yet)
8:45am to ??? - Competition Runs
Award Presentations at the timing trailer immediately following competition runs.
Sunday Course walking available 30 minutes after Saturday competition runs. 
6:30pm - All participants and staff need to head for the gate.
7:00pm - Track is hard locked until 6:00am.  Track will consider any persons in the infield area after 7:00pm as trespassing

6:00am to 7:00am - Course open for walking
7:00am - Worker Check in/1st Heat drivers to grid
7:30am to ??? - Competition Runs
Award Presentations at the timing trailer 30minutes after competition runs.
6:30pm - All participants and staff need to head for the gate.
7:00pm - Track is hard locked until 6:00am.  Track will consider any persons in the infield area after 7:00pm as trespassing.  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

We made it to the BIG SHOW. The 2017 SCCA Solo Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska. There was 1,319 drivers at the event. 10 in Ronnie's class Formula Junior A.

Ronnie took 4th place, the last trophy spot of the 10 FJA drivers.

This was his best run of day 1

This was his best run of day 2

Photos from Lincoln click here

2017 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships
09/05/2017 - 09/08/2017
Class standings for JA [10 Cars] (02:16:40 PM)  

T189Mason Herrick2006 CRG Kart SantanaMG
T25Tyler Cormier1993 all kart all kartMG
T352Kimsoo Gopnik2014 CRG KartMG
T42Ronnie Maunz2013 Sodi Kart CelestaMG
590Robert Ekstrand2013 Kosmic MercuryMG
641Erika McKee2003 Emmick KartMG
798Conner Herrick1999 Tony Kart Nelson SpecialMG
86Nicholas Fiorani2012 Merlin Kart KartMG
997Jared HymanCRG KartMG
1069Polina TsurikovaCRG KartMG

A long awaited update Part 1

Hello everyone, it's been a busy past few months. in the time between posts a lot has happened. After going up to Mohegan Sun Arena for ...