Region: NWR/Oregon; ICSCC
Car #: 70
Year : 1991 Posts: 1111
You guys are the best, literally and figuratively (just ask SFR about the "literal" part of that ). We read about other regions where there's not much in the way of camaradarie, and many of us have raced elsewhere, where the SMs are spread around the paddock.
Every OR weekend, most or all of the SMs are paddocked together. Our ghetto is fun, supportive, and serves good food each Saturday at the BBQ.
If someone has a problem, there are many stepping up to help.
And, although our numbers weren't too good this weekend, we all had folks to play with throughout the races (well, except I let Jim down when my RR brake caliper sprang a huge leak on lap 8 of the second race), and it's a fast bunch.
I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be racing any more were it not for all those attributes of OR. Thanks, guys!
Car #: 8 is great
Year : 1993 Posts: 152
Saturday, after racing, we were at the State softball tournament watching the twins play. My mother in law asked my wife why I go racing. Her response was that I enjoyed the company. A bunch of nice guys and their families with similar political views. A great group to hang around with. I agree.
A few things come to mind when I think of Oregon Region SM:
1) Multiple times, there has been multiple vehicle incidents on track, and every single time, it seems every other driver and crew puts their car's need aside to help the other drivers get back on track.
2) When someone posts on here needing a spare, (such as keith with the radiator plug issue), everyone and their cousin lends a hand and offers everything from a replacement plug to a whole radiator. Heck, Stephen even let Keith use his motor last weekend!
3) I cannot count how many late nights some people have spent at the track just helping others sort out misfiring issues or other irritating problems.
4) How everyone on Oregon Region SM (And even our series sponsor, Miatacage.com) does what they can to help a young kid like me get out on track so I can have some fun too.
Car #: 68
Year : 91 Posts: 2359
And let's not forget the teams, crews, friends and family that help us along the way as well. Brian Clemons, previous fast SM driver and Dudley Redhead helped Ken with his clutch issue so I could get on with feeding everyone Saturday. Thanks guys!!!
It was really cool that we all sat around Ken's car and lent a hand or grabbed tools while we were eating so Ken could go out and grab the pole as soon as we were done.
Brian, we're lookiing forward to more SFR folks coming to our races. Different track and new challenges and lots of friendly folks. I kind of wonder if the chance of rain scares CA folks away from OR. However our record is pretty good around here. We had no rain sessions last year and only one wet session this year and that wasn't even a race... So probably not as bad as most folks think. Actually better chances of dry race than a Laguna race WITH FCYs
-------------------- Bruce Wilson 2010 Oregon Region Champ 2010 Monte Shelton Driver of the Year 2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill E3 and Under 2 liter Overall Champion Oregon Region SM Class Advisor
Car #: 12
Year : 99 Posts: 267
Bruce - I think you're right on that one! For me, it's the time to tow - extra couple of days away from work/etc is tough to swing. I was in Crescent City this weekend for the 4th and even that is a loooong ways.
-------------------- MotorsportReg.com / Haag Performance / Team SafeRacer 2010 San Francisco Region SMT Champion