MetraPark Carnival Lot – June 12, 2016

Event Chair — Steve Gruver; Safety Steward — J. Reuss

Final Raw Time Results
#2 – MetraPark Carnival Lot – Sun 06-12-2016
Timed Entries: 33
Raw Pos. Pos. Class # Driver Car Model Raw Time Diff. From 1st
1 1 XP 77 Riley Kelly 1993 Mazda RX-7 47.681 0.000 0.000
2 1 ASP 70 David Greenfield 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 48.199 0.518 0.518
3 1 SS 68 John Bonner 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 48.444 0.245 0.763
4 1 BS 9 Orry Boettger 2015 VW Golf R 48.664 0.220 0.983
5 1 STS 66 James Papallo 1989 Honda Civic Si 49.071 0.407 1.390
6 2 ASP 51 James Reuss 2003 Chevy Corvette Z06 49.502 0.431 1.821
7 1 STX 333 Jim Coons 2004 Subaru STI 50.051 0.549 2.370
8 1 ASPL 15 Kaitlin Staebler 2003 Chevy Corvette Z06 50.221 0.170 2.540
9 1 HS 17 Richard Olson 2002 VW Jetta 50.270 0.049 2.589
10 2 SS 34 Bill Blaquiere 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 50.457 0.187 2.776
11 2 HS 86 Nels Jensen 1990 Honda CRX 50.529 0.072 2.848
12 1 AS 77 Nate Sayler 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat 50.949 0.420 3.268
13 1 CS 666 Jeremy Vansant 1989 Nissan Skyline GTR 51.451 0.502 3.770
14 1 STF 33 Zane Job 2004 Nissan 350Z 52.112 0.661 4.431
15 2 AS 640 Todd Litton 2012 Camaro ZL1 52.112 0.000 4.431
16 2 STS 3 Steve Gruver 2003 Mazda Miata 52.581 0.469 4.900
17 1 FS 68 Woody Jensen 1989 Honda Civic 52.616 0.035 4.935
18 3 STS 38 Joel Gruver 2003 Mazda Miata 52.626 0.010 4.945
19 1 ES 640X Thomas Litton 1997 Mazda MX-5 52.823 0.197 5.142
20 2 BS 555 Doug Riley 2004 Subaru STI 53.141 0.318 5.460
21 3 BS 11 Guy Cox 2014 Nissan 370Z 53.264 0.123 5.583
22 3 HS 23 Eddie Salcedo 1995 Nissan 200SX 53.432 0.168 5.751
23 1 EM 69 John Hailstone 1932 Austin Bantam 53.703 0.271 6.022
24 1 DS 65 Luke Atwell 2015 Subaru WRX 53.722 0.019 6.041
25 1 GS 24 Joel Dietrich 1986 Ford Mustang 53.995 0.273 6.314
26 1 HSL 72 Jackie Bell 1999 MItsubishi Eclipse 54.021 0.026 6.340
27 4 HS 64 Arthur Thompson 1968 Triumph Spitfire 54.261 0.240 6.580
28 2 FS 111 Tyler Wood 2002 BMW M5 54.380 0.119 6.699
29 2 HSL 13 Brooke Ely 1999 Honda Civic Si 54.946 0.566 7.265
30 4 BS 7 Jerry Tillinger 1992 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 55.404 0.458 7.723
31 1 DM 6 Rick Spillman Homebuilt 55.602 0.198 7.921
32 5 HS 31 Matt Riesinger 1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 56.587 0.985 8.906
33 2 ES 7 Cody Potts 1987 Mazda RX-7 56.910 0.323 9.229

Pax Time Results
#2 – MetraPark Carnival Lot – Sun 06-12-2016
Timed Entries: 33
Pax Pos. Pos. Class # Driver Car Model Total Factor Pax Time Diff. From 1st
1 1 HS 17 Richard Olson 2002 VW Jetta 50.270 *0.798 40.115 0.000 0.000
2 1 BS 9 Orry Boettger 2015 VW Golf R 48.664 *0.826 40.196 0.081 0.081
3 2 HS 86 Nels Jensen 1990 Honda CRX 50.529 *0.798 40.322 0.126 0.207
4 1 SS 68 John Bonner 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 48.444 *0.835 40.450 0.128 0.335
5 1 STS 66 James Papallo 1989 Honda Civic Si 49.071 *0.832 40.827 0.377 0.712
6 1 ASP 70 David Greenfield 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 48.199 *0.865 41.692 0.865 1.577
7 1 STX 333 Jim Coons 2004 Subaru STI 50.051 *0.836 41.842 0.150 1.727
8 2 SS 34 Bill Blaquiere 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 50.457 *0.835 42.131 0.289 2.016
9 1 CS 666 Jeremy Vansant 1989 Nissan Skyline GTR 51.451 *0.819 42.138 0.007 2.023
10 1 STF 33 Zane Job 2004 Nissan 350Z 52.112 *0.809 42.158 0.020 2.043
11 1 AS 77 Nate Sayler 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat 50.949 *0.833 42.440 0.282 2.325
12 1 ES 640X Thomas Litton 1997 Mazda MX-5 52.823 *0.807 42.628 0.188 2.513
13 3 HS 23 Eddie Salcedo 1995 Nissan 200SX 53.432 *0.798 42.638 0.010 2.523
14 2 ASP 51 James Reuss 2003 Chevy Corvette Z06 49.502 *0.865 42.819 0.181 2.704
15 1 FS 68 Woody Jensen 1989 Honda Civic 52.616 *0.814 42.829 0.010 2.714
16 1 HSL 72 Jackie Bell 1999 MItsubishi Eclipse 54.021 *0.798 43.108 0.279 2.993
17 1 XP 77 Riley Kelly 1993 Mazda RX-7 47.681 *0.907 43.246 0.138 3.131
18 4 HS 64 Arthur Thompson 1968 Triumph Spitfire 54.261 *0.798 43.300 0.054 3.185
19 2 AS 640 Todd Litton 2012 Camaro ZL1 52.112 *0.833 43.409 0.109 3.294
20 1 ASPL 15 Kaitlin Staebler 2003 Chevy Corvette Z06 50.221 *0.865 43.441 0.032 3.326
21 1 GS 24 Joel Dietrich 1986 Ford Mustang 53.995 *0.806 43.520 0.079 3.405
22 1 DS 65 Luke Atwell 2015 Subaru WRX 53.722 *0.811 43.568 0.048 3.453
23 2 STS 3 Steve Gruver 2003 Mazda Miata 52.581 *0.832 43.747 0.179 3.632
24 3 STS 38 Joel Gruver 2003 Mazda Miata 52.626 *0.832 43.784 0.037 3.669
25 2 HSL 13 Brooke Ely 1999 Honda Civic Si 54.946 *0.798 43.846 0.062 3.731
26 2 BS 555 Doug Riley 2004 Subaru STI 53.141 *0.826 43.894 0.048 3.779
27 3 BS 11 Guy Cox 2014 Nissan 370Z 53.264 *0.826 43.996 0.102 3.881
28 2 FS 111 Tyler Wood 2002 BMW M5 54.380 *0.814 44.265 0.269 4.150
29 5 HS 31 Matt Riesinger 1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 56.587 *0.798 45.156 0.891 5.041
30 4 BS 7 Jerry Tillinger 1992 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 55.404 *0.826 45.763 0.607 5.648
31 2 ES 7 Cody Potts 1987 Mazda RX-7 56.910 *0.807 45.926 0.163 5.811
32 1 EM 69 John Hailstone 1932 Austin Bantam 53.703 *0.920 49.406 3.480 9.291
33 1 DM 6 Rick Spillman Homebuilt 55.602 *0.919 51.098 1.692 10.983

Final Results
#2 – MetraPark Carnival Lot – Sun 06-12-2016
Total Registered: 33, with Times: 33
Pos. Class # Driver Car Model Car Color Run 1.. Run 2.. Run 3.. Total
1T SS 68 John Bonner 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 White 51.023 50.339 50.092 48.444
50.242 48.444 49.011 [-]2.013
48.605 48.618 49.595
48.882
2 SS 34 Bill Blaquiere 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Burgundy 51.862 50.701+1 49.878+1 50.457
49.228+DNF 52.088 48.457+1 +2.013
49.857+1
1T AS 77 Nate Sayler 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Grey 52.439 53.432 52.704 50.949
51.903+1 51.999 52.421 [-]1.163
52.204 51.537 52.323
50.949
2 AS 640 Todd Litton 2012 Camaro ZL1 Red 55.231 53.442 54.801 52.112
53.469 53.027 52.841 +1.163
53.333 52.355 52.112
55.793+2
1T BS 9 Orry Boettger 2015 VW Golf R Grey 49.581 49.388 49.848 48.664
49.028+1 48.664 49.708 +3.448
50.785 49.862+1 49.844
2T BS 555 Doug Riley 2004 Subaru STI Black 56.988 53.205 53.026+1 53.141
52.662+DNF 53.141 53.562 +4.477
3 BS 11 Guy Cox 2014 Nissan 370Z Silver 59.884 57.525 57.232 53.264
55.154 53.911 53.463 +0.123
54.207 53.264 53.289
53.477
4 BS 7 Jerry Tillinger 1992 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Purple 61.933 59.766 58.013 55.404
58.195 56.845 56.671 +2.140
57.434 56.268 55.404
1T CS 666 Jeremy Vansant 1989 Nissan Skyline GTR Grey 73.152+DNF 53.785+DNF 51.938 51.451
51.999 52.286 51.878
52.165 52.441 51.992
51.451
1T DS 65 Luke Atwell 2015 Subaru WRX Silver 54.486 57.833 54.336 53.722
54.959 53.722 54.148
54.486 54.419 58.911+DNF
52.323+1
1T ES 640X Thomas Litton 1997 Mazda MX-5 Red 56.295 55.120 53.447 52.823
53.558 52.929 54.078 +0.899
51.182+DNF 52.823 52.715+1
28.883+DNF
2 ES 7 Cody Potts 1987 Mazda RX-7 Blue 66.413 61.341 64.231+1 56.910
60.670 58.429 75.786+DNF +4.087
68.216+1 60.239 56.910
61.574
1T FS 68 Woody Jensen 1989 Honda Civic Red 53.868+3 52.616 53.307+1 52.616
52.024+2 62.904+1 51.802+1 [-]1.764
2 FS 111 Tyler Wood 2002 BMW M5 Blue 59.495 57.174+1 60.148 54.380
54.961 54.691+1 54.880 +1.764
54.380 54.599 54.475+1
55.245+2
1T GS 24 Joel Dietrich 1986 Ford Mustang Black 62.148 53.995 58.441 53.995
59.227 57.395 56.440
1T HS 17 Richard Olson 2002 VW Jetta Green 53.319 52.505 51.670 50.270
50.270 50.729 51.170 [-]0.259
51.008 52.040 51.076
51.812
2T HS 86 Nels Jensen 1990 Honda CRX Red 52.718 50.786 50.529 50.529
49.740+2 58.510+DNF 50.033+2 +0.259
38.736+DNF
3 HS 23 Eddie Salcedo 1995 Nissan 200SX Green 55.229+2 54.297 53.405+2 53.432
55.535+DNF 53.133+2 53.395+2 +2.903
53.432 61.659+DNF
4 HS 64 Arthur Thompson 1968 Triumph Spitfire Red 56.295 56.621 55.892 54.261
55.388 56.113 55.611 +0.829
54.798 55.096 54.830
54.261
5 HS 31 Matt Riesinger 1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Black 60.829 59.252 59.423 56.587
58.347 57.627 57.803 +2.326
57.190 57.376 56.587
56.767
1T STF 33 Zane Job 2004 Nissan 350Z Grey 55.160+1 53.545+DNF 55.414 52.112
54.057+1 53.126 53.853
53.184 52.388 52.268
52.112
1T STS 66 James Papallo 1989 Honda Civic Si Black 51.072 50.117 49.442 49.071
49.704 49.071 49.827 [-]3.510
49.096 50.404 49.348
49.305
2 STS 3 Steve Gruver 2003 Mazda Miata Burgundy 54.123 53.775 52.832 52.581
53.037 52.581 52.617 +3.510
69.203+DNF 52.732 52.875+1
3 STS 38 Joel Gruver 2003 Mazda Miata Burgundy 56.013 55.808 53.694 52.626
53.359 53.643 53.913 +0.045
53.630 53.401 53.526
52.626
1T STX 333 Jim Coons 2004 Subaru STI Black 51.966 51.620 50.051 50.051
51.644 51.693 50.547+1
51.165 50.767 50.591
51.891
1T ASP 70 David Greenfield 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo White 49.492 48.941+1 51.236+DNF 48.199
51.206 49.966+1 49.439 [-]1.303
48.836+1 48.388 48.119+1
48.199
2 ASP 51 James Reuss 2003 Chevy Corvette Z06 Yellow 53.510 52.032 50.577 49.502
50.589 50.435 50.140 +1.303
50.925 50.173 49.636
49.502
1T XP 77 Riley Kelly 1993 Mazda RX-7 Silver 52.834 57.182+2 49.969 47.681
51.605+1 49.639 47.994
49.225 49.280+1 47.681
50.259
1T DM 6 Rick Spillman Homebuilt Green 60.550 60.143 58.955 55.602
57.736 57.408 55.602
57.560 59.114 28.020+DNF
1T EM 69 John Hailstone 1932 Austin Bantam Yellow 59.000 56.365 54.337 53.703
55.294 53.703 54.002
55.252 54.196 25.607+DNF
54.548
1T HSL 72 Jackie Bell 1999 MItsubishi Eclipse White 56.528 55.476 54.372 54.021
54.475 54.356 54.021 [-]0.925
62.009+DNF 55.379 19.622+DNF
55.066
2 HSL 13 Brooke Ely 1999 Honda Civic Si Blue 61.850 57.757 57.733 54.946
56.368 57.203 55.820 +0.925
55.843 55.544 54.946
1T ASPL 15 Kaitlin Staebler 2003 Chevy Corvette Z06 Yellow 53.380 51.332 52.012+1 50.221
51.387 50.973 51.037
50.958 50.221 49.448+1
51.250
Top Times Of Day Time Class # Driver
Raw time 47.681 XP 77 Riley Kelly
Pax 39.466 DS 9 Orry Boettger
Street 48.444 SS 68 John Bonner
Touring 49.071 STS 66 James Papallo
Street Prepared 48.199 ASP 70 David Greenfield
Prepared 47.681 XP 77 Riley Kelly
Modified 53.703 EM 69 John Hailstone
Street Ladies 54.021 HSL 72 Jackie Bell
Street Prepared Ladies 50.221 ASPL 15 Kaitlin Staebler

Racing hones skills and offers thrills: Billings Gazette

LARRY MAYER/Gazette Staff A driver races through a pylon course in the Skyview High parking lot during the Memorial Day w eekend autocross event. The Yellow stone Region Sports Car Club of America holds local events to hone drivers’ carhandling skills.

LARRY MAYER/Gazette Staff
A driver races through a pylon course in the Skyview High parking lot during the Memorial Day weekend autocross event. The Yellow stone Region Sports Car Club of America holds local events to hone drivers’ carhandling skills.

DIANE COCHRAN Of  The Gazette Staff | Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2004 11:00 pm

Want to drive like a maniac, improve your road skills and have a blast? Check out the Yellowstone Region Sports Car Club of America. Members of the local autocross racing group meet almost every weekend to test the limits of cars and drivers. At a recent event in the Skyview High parking lot, almost 40 drivers in Corvettes, Corollas and Mini-Coopers zipped through obstacle courses in a race against time. “We’ve got everything from full-blown race cars to people who show up in mom’s grocery-getter,” said Ryan Coler, regional SCCA executive. At Skyview, drivers maneuvered through a quartermile course, marked with orange traffic cones, that tested their evasive driving skills. “It’s all the things they tell you not to do when you get a car – accelerate fast, slam on the brakes, turn as hard as you can,” said Coler, who races a Toyota Corolla. “I’ve been doing it long enough to know it’s not going to hurt the car.”

Coler described the SCAA as a grass-roots motor club that hosts low-speed, solo racing events in safe environments such as parking lots. Drivers race against themselves, trying to best their own times during several runs through the same course. “This group primarily encourages drivers to push themselves and their cars to their limits as far as skill and maneuverability of the car,” said club member Fred Magers. “The object is to maneuver through the course as fast as you can without any penalties.”

Penalties include knocking over cones.

Magers races a 1984 Porsche 944. Other vehicles at the Skyview event included Honda Accords, Ford Mustangs, Dodge Neons and Toyota Camrys. Race times ranged from 30 to 50 seconds. “You can take out those road-rage feelings we get on a daily basis,” Magers said. He said the races unfolded smoothly except for a minor wildlife interruption. “We had two antelope come across the field,” Magers said. “They didn’t actually go onto the course. We stopped the event long enough for them to proceed safely.” Also during the Skyview event, the Florida-based Evolution Performance Driving School hosted its first driving class in Montana. Instructors watched participants drive their cars and offered specific feedback, said Tammy McCollough, SCAA competition director. By the end of the class, participants had shaved three seconds off their driving times. Most racing vehicles in the Billings club are street-legal, although a few that have been modified are not. McCollough, one of a handful female drivers in the local club, races a highly-modified Honda CRX and a Formula Continental race car.
“This is not just a race,” she said. “This is honing your driving skills.” Racers learn to look several maneuvers ahead – a skill that comes in handy in heavy traffic – and to react quickly.
“You can almost consider it a driver’s ed class because you learn a lot about your car doing this,” Coler said. “It really improves your daily driving.” Coler compared maneuvers on the course to driving defensively on a busy Billings street. “We all want to be better drivers because, quite frankly, we all have to drive out there together,” McCollough said. Local SCCA members encourage spectators and potential drivers to attend their events. Folks can don a helmet and ride the course with any driver, and those who want to try it themselves will be tucked under the
wing of an experienced driver. “New people get a buddy,” McCollough said. “Their first run doesn’t count. They go through it with a buddy. There’s never anybody who laughs at your or makes fun of you.”

SCAA is open to anyone with a valid driver’s license, a street-legal car and a helmet. Diane Cochran may be reached at 657-1287 or Diane.Cochran@lee.net. More racing on tap The Yellowstone Region Sports Car Club of America will host its next racing event in Billings on June 20, in the West High parking lot. Spectators are welcome and can ride along with any driver for free. The club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Heights Fuddrucker’s. For more information, visit on the Web at www.yellowstonescca.com and www.scca.com.