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.

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 ...