Jun 04

Autocross and Track Days

Connecticut Autocross and Rally Team (C.A.R.T.) is your place for autocross and track days. We have autocross events in various facilites in Connecticut, and track days at Thompson Speedway and Pocono Raceway. Don’t just watch, get out and drive!

Aug 24

Pocono Time Trial and Team Relay results, 8-13-16

EVENT: Time Trial Pocono South Date: 160813 Team Relay Results
CLASS Place CAR # FIRST NAME LAST NAME Make Model Disp L Color EXP Run-Grp Lap 1 Lap 2 Delta BEST Team 1 2 3 4 5
AP 1 29 Tom Cavuto Chevrolet Z06 Corvette 5.7 SILV C A 65.15 65.84 -0.69 65.15 Projected total time sec. 1546.65 1569.15 1638.1 1654.85 1718.8
AP 2 53 Mike Gosch Chevrolet Corvette 6.6 BLUE C A 69.36 68.18 1.18 68.18 Handicap delay 172.15 149.65 80.7 63.95 0
Drivers Matt Skibisky Cole Leether Matt Cummings Shawn Romig Bob Doiron
ASP 1 51 Kevin Separy Mitsubishi EVO 2.0 SILV S B 61.37 61.71 -0.34 61.37 Bob Johnson John Leether Kevin Separy David Wilinsky Bill Spargo
ASP 2 21 David Hurwitz Mitsubishi EVO 2.0 GRAY C A 64.35 64.6 -0.25 64.35 Paul Omichinski Matt Dwyer Chris Brenn David Hurwitz Mark Eastwood
Jim Jaffe Bill Dwyer Paul Gosselin John Brunner Guy Deutermann
Rob Johnson Liam Dwyer Marc Boerma Doug Myers Ray Wilson
BM 1 15 Paul Omichinski Stohr 04D 1.0 WHT C A 55.43 55.38 0.05 55.38 Finish position 4th 2nd 3rd 5th Winners
BS 1 31 David Wilinski Mitsubishi EVO 2.0 WHT S B 70.01 69.77 0.24 69.77
BS 2 7 Ray Wilson Ford Focus RS 2.3 GRAY N C 70.95 69.98 0.97 69.98
BSP 1 246 Bill Spargo Honda S2000 2.0 RED S B 63.1 62.27 0.83 62.27
BSP 2 33 Liam Dwyer BMW M3 3.0 BLK C A 62.92 63.04 -0.12 62.92
BSP 3 101 Matt Dwyer BMW M3 3.0 BLK S B 64.02 63.97 0.05 63.94
BSP 4 390 Bill Dwyer BMW M3 3.0 BLK S A 64.69 64.21 0.48 64.21
CP 1 22 Cole Leether Ford Mustang 5.0 BLK S A 59.9 59.58 0.32 59.58
CP 2 81 Rob Johnson Ford Mustang 5.0 RED S A 61.3 61.30 61.3
CP 3 82 John Leether Ford Mustang 5.0 BLK S A 64.98 63.15 1.83 63.15
CP 4 90 Mark Eastwood Ford Mustang 5.0 RED N C 68.28 68.89 -0.61 68.28
CS 1 8 John Brunner Nissan 350Z 3.5 WHT S B 65.01 64.08 0.93 64.08
CS 2 12 Paul Gosselin Acura is300 3.0 SILV N C 69.52 74.46 -4.94 69.52
CS 3 666 Guy Deutermann Subaru BRZ 2.0 SILV C B 70.58 72.37 -1.79 70.58
CS 65 Carlo Garcia Subaru BRZ 2.0 BLUE N C DNR DNR
CSP 1 9 Matt Skibisky Mazda Miata 1.8 RED S B 65.52 65.7 -0.18 65.52
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DS 1 97 Doug Myers BMW Mini 1.6 WHT S B 72.69 71.93 0.76 71.93
DSP 1 16 Peter Moschak Honda Civic 2.0 BLK S B 68.05 67.68 0.37 67.68
ES 1 34 Rick Pfeiffer Mazda Miata 1.8 ES C B 73.35 72.49 0.86 72.49
FP 1 24 Bob Dioron Pontiac Fiero 2.8 YEL C B 73.43 71.85 1.58 71.85
FS 1 47 Marc Boerma Ford Mustang 5.0 RED C A 67.21 67.3 -0.09 67.21
SSP 1 30 Joe Zanavich Chevrolet Corvette 6.3 RED C A 60.72 61.32 -0.60 60.72
SSP 2 11 Shawn Romig Dodge Viper 8.4 RED C A 60.84 61.13 -0.29 60.84
SSP 3 14 Matt Cummings Porsche GT3 3.6 WHT S A 64.73 65.38 -0.65 64.73
SSP 4 6 Chris Brenn Chevrolet Corvette 5.7 SILV S A 64.79 64.88 -0.09 64.79
SSP 5 25 Sean Hughes Chevrolet Corvette 5.7 BLK S A 65.26 64.91 0.35 64.91
XP 1 66 Jim Jaffe Mazda Miata 2.0 WHT S B 63.21 62.58 0.63 62.58
XP 2 10 Bob Johnson Mazda Miata 1.8 BLUE S B 65.21 64.55 0.66 64.55
XP 3 5 Hal Pyke Factory 5 818S 2.0 WHT S B 70.38 71.91 -1.53 70.38
Total Entered 33

Aug 24

Coverage from the Pocono South Track Day 8-13-16

By Paul Omichinski

Conditions:
The day began sunny, hot and humid, and stayed that way throughout the day. A continuous light breeze made things bearable though.
New configuration for the Pocono South course:
15 turns, 1.24 miles, fresh pavement and real road course curbing. Allowed for passing on the speedway turn 1 high banks as well as a short chute between turns 6 and 7 in the infield.
CART chose to run the course Indy / NASCAR fashion in the counterclockwise direction. 9 turns left, 6 turns right. That allowed everyone their “Andretti” moments turning left on the steep 19 degree banking of Turn 1. Some great photo ops with the “Pocono Turn 1” lettering on the wall as background.
Rookies & Novices:
6 rookies and low track time drivers ran in their own run group with instructors coaching them throughout the day. Instructing took the form of discussion sessions, in car 1:1 and a “Follow the Leader” session to be certain the new drivers were understanding the basics of being safe on a road race track as well as the precision of the ballet that develops good lap times.
Practice sessions & time:
Practice sessions were divided into 3 run groups based on skill and experience of the drivers. Before the noon lunch break everyone had the opportunity for over an hour of time on track broken into 3 sessions.
Following the lunch break passing was allowed on the infield straight and the track was opened for all for an additional hour before clearing the track for the Time Trials at 2:00.
Time Trials:
The Time Trials were run off in groups of 3 cars, spaced to avoid catching another car. No passing is allowed during the Time Trials and a couple of drivers were sent out a second time to get a clear run after they had caught a slower car. As drivers leave the pit lane start they have a full lap to get up to speed and warm up tires (not much need for that on this day). The lap start line was established about 100 feet before the turn onto the speedway front straight. As drivers crossed the line the first of 2 timed laps began. Crossing that line for the 3rd time ended the timed laps and they had a cool down lap before returning to pit lane. See the results for details
Team Relay: The highlight of the day
At Pocono, due to the room available CART runs a unique event called the Team Relay.
Teams of 5 drivers are established. Some are long standing teams who have run together often, and some are pick-up teams of individual drivers put together by the organizers. Either way, rivalries are established as quickly as the teams are, and strategies around what run order might create an advantage are argued.
The timing and scoring group establish a team handicap time based on the best time trial lap time for each car on a team. That time is multiplied by 5 and added to the times for the other drivers on the team. The totals represent the time it should take the 5 cars on the team to run 5 laps each. The handicap then allows the team with the longest time (the slowest) to be the first to start. The next longest team starts next, delayed by the time difference to the first and so on to the quickest team leaving last. The teams are lined up across the front straight, aimed at turn 1 with the team members in their run order. As a team driver completes 5 laps and turns into pit lane, the next car in the team leaves the line. The first team to complete their 25 laps total wins.
5 teams were formed and competed. The fastest team gave up a handicap of 172 seconds to the team that left first. The first to finish was the team of Bob Doiron, Bill Spargo, Mark Eastwood, Guy Deutermann and Ray Wilson, and the driver that completed that last run was Bob Doiron in a Fiero. Only one driver managed to miscount the laps, running a couple extra before realizing he should have come in earlier. Either the heat of the day, or having too much fun, his fellow team members weren’t amused. He got the hint when the black flags were put out. Afterwards there was the usual grumblings about people sandbagging the runs. The last team to leave was nearly 3 laps down at the start to the eventual winners.

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Aug 22

Photos from the 8-21-16 LAZ Parking event

Hope you were smiling, because Brad Snow was at it again! Pictures from the latest autocross event. Click on the thumbnail for a larger size, all rights reserved by the photographer.

Aug 22

Updated points totals as of 8/22/16

Here are the current points totals after the Pocono time trial and autocross event #8

NUMBER FNAME LNAME CAR CLASS 4/17 5/1 5/22 6/12 6/26 7/17 7/31 6/4 9/13 8/21 AX Total TT Total Comb
18 SEAN COLSEN 37 CHEVY AM 20 20 0 20
51 KEVIN SEPARY EVO ASP 18 20 23 22 22 21 20 21 21 146 42 188
404 BENJI CHUONG SUBARU ASP 19 19 0 19
922 PETER KOULOURIS GT350 ASP 19 19 0 19
411 TERRY BRENN VETTE BP 20 20 0 20
146 JOHN WILLIAMSON STI BS 20 20 18 20 20 21 119 0 119
609 SCOTTY TAYLOR 911 BSP 0 20 20 20 60 0 60
101 MATT DWYER M3 BSP 0 17 0 17 17
33 LIAM DWYER BMW 325I BSP 20 0 20 20
81 ROBBY JOHNSON MUSTANG CP 23 24 21 22 21 22 20 111 42 153
141 RAY COVINO MERKUR CP 20 22 21 19 18 11 100 11 111
90 MARK EASTWOOD MUSTANG CP 17 19 18 16 20 7 14 90 21 111
44 BOB PEPLOW CORVAIR CP 0 0 0 20 20 0 20
22 COLE LEETHER CP 24 23 0 47 47
82 JOHN LEETHER CP 20 17 0 37 37
91 RAY CHANG RX 8 CS 23 20 22 65 0 65
9 MATT SKIBISKY MIATA CSP 20 20 20 20 60 20 80
60 ROBERT SMIGIEL MIATA DP 20 20 20 20 80 0 80
117 BRAD SNOW MINI DS 20 20 18 20 20 20 118 0 118
97 DOUG MYERS MINI DS 20 0 20 20
401 CHRIS FUHRMAN VELOSTER DSP 18 21 22 22 20 103 0 103
610 SETH GALINSKI FOCUS DSP 18 21 20 19 19 97 0 97
531 KATHRINE MCDONALD MINI DSP 16 16 32 0 32
903 JOSH CARRIGAN MIATA ES 18 18 0 18
24 BOB DOIRON FIERO FP 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 120 20 140
356 PHIL BREAULT 325E FP 23 20 24 67 0 67
4 GARY FRANKEL FIERO FP 14 14 0 14
47 MARC BOERMA MUSTANG FS 23 16 16 20 39 36 75
20 JASON MEYERS FSP 20 20 0 20
77 JOE RATHBUN NEON GS 21 16 18 20 18 20 113 0 113
88 MEGAN LEETHER SATURN HS 18 18 0 18
310 BILL DWYER JETTA HS 14 0 14 14
10 BOB JOHNSON MIATA Pro R 18 21 20 14 21 14 18 20 19 21 147 39 186
15 PAUL OMICHINISKI Pro R 21 18 20 20 18 57 40 97
81 ROBBY JOHNSON MIATA Pro R 20 21 41 0 41
34 TOM BRACCI RX7 Pro R 0 23 23 0 23
66 JIM JAFFE MIATA PRO S 23 19 18 18 17 19 20 22 22 18 152 44 196
38 CHRIS FAIRCLOTH VETTE Pro S 0 22 24 21 23 22 22 112 22 134
6 CHRIS BRENN VETTE Pro S 14 16 16 21 67 0 67
20 JASON MEYERS 350Z Pro S 18 14 20 52 0 52
246 BILL SPARGO S2000 ProS 21 14 20 23 35 43 78
1507 COLBY NORWOOD CIVIC SMF 20 20 20 20 80 0 80
6 CHRIS BRENN VETTE SSM 18 20 38 0 38
214 MATT CUMMINGS PORSCHE SSP 0 21 18 20 20 20 19 18 18 117 37 154
309 SCOTT TAYLOR GT3 RS SSP 21 18 20 23 18 100 0 100
30 JOE ZANAVICH VETTE SSP 20 21 24 21 62 24 86
410 LINDA BRENN VETTE SSP 0 15 0 15 15
75 JOERG BODE FIERO STR 21 22 20 21 19 24 20 21 168 0 168
33 ERICA BONOMI MIATA STR 16 18 16 18 18 86 0 86
26 ANDREW GRIGG MIATA STR 18 22 40 0 40
427 SCOTT MURRAY STI STU 19 21 20 18 20 20 21 18 21 160 18 178
302 RAY NELSON BMW 325I STX 18 18 21 20 19 19 115 0 115
12 PAUL GOSSELIN PASEO XP 20 20 18 20 21 20 15 16 20 20 154 36 190
64 DENNIS POLIO CORVETTE XP 12 21 33 0 33
164 DENNIS POLIO JR VETTE XP 24 24 0 24
87 JOHN SANTOS COBRA XP 0 17 17 0 17

 

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