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Meeting Minutes / June 2017 Minutes
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:49:43 pm »


News!!! / Re: Solo Schedule
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:00:36 am »
May 21st has moved to May 14th

Classifieds / Re: WTB: 225/45 17 tires, set of 4 in good condition
« on: April 12, 2013, 12:46:25 pm »
I'll cross post this from nyspeed:

Michelin primacy hp in 215/45-17. These are takeoffs from a brand new brz. About 100 miles on them due to car delivery--they were immediately taken off by the dealership. Still have nubs on the edges.

These are 684 shipped at discounttiredirect.

$500 delivered in buffalo and the surrounding area.


2012 Results / Re: Event 1 - Ralph Wilson - 5/20/2012
« on: May 21, 2012, 03:16:14 pm »
Result of the protest - Jesse Hellwig's fastest run has been nixed in accordance with the excessive run rule.  Therefore, he has been demoted as class winner.  So sayeth the Timing Chief.
To be fair this was not the participant's error (he took the allotted 7 runs).   I tried to resolve the issue before trophies but there was confusion as to whether or not the PAX time was being generated.

Solo (Autocross) / Re: Car Numbers: No Leading Zeros!
« on: May 18, 2012, 06:17:12 pm »
f---ing redman.

Solo (Autocross) / Re: New Classing Structure for 2012
« on: April 05, 2012, 12:38:24 pm »
The NASA system is still going to reward the person that does the fewest mods and puts on Hoosiers at the widest width possible to avoid going over 20 points.

And that is still going to be frustrating to anyone else not doing the same.

Solo (Autocross) / Re: New Classing Structure for 2012
« on: March 21, 2012, 02:36:16 pm »
Ladies Class:
There will be no ladies class.

Wait are we saying Ladies are not allowed to run in WNY-SCCA?  Or are there provisions that they can run in their respective class (but obviously required to remove the "L" from their car and place it on their forehead).


Rally / Re: RallyCar US Rallycross at NJMP
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:05:04 pm »
what is the schedule for RallyCross in Western New York for this year?

Refer to FLR's site:

Solo (Autocross) / Nelson Ledges: School & FunDay Sept 10th & 11th
« on: August 26, 2011, 02:04:08 pm »
A couple years ago we asked you ( our auto-X crowd ) if you wanted to do a PDX at the Great Pumpkin.  We saw quite a few hands go up to say "yes" at the driver's meeting, but we didn't get enough interest to hold a PDX session.

So to make things simple for us and you we are going to piggy back off of Nelson Ledges own NLU Drivers School and FunDay.  There are fellow WNYers going down from NYSpeed, and a few of us will be going down to test out out LeMons.

Who: you, the driver, no prior track experience necessary
What: driving on a 2.0 mile road course, fast, in your own car*
When: Sept. 10th & 11th
Where: 3 hours away in Ohio
Why: because driving fast on a track is fun

*Car needs no special safety equipment, just factory seat belts, Snell SA or M helmet.  Nelson is very easy on brakes but still I do recommend upgrading to front track pads (Hawk Blue, Carbotech XP10, etc.) and high temp fluid (ATE superblue, Motul RBF600).  Other than that if your car is auto-X worthy, it probably is track worthy.

General Information
We, here at Nelson, want your FunDays experience to be as pleasant as possible and we take every precaution to ensure that. We ask that all FunDays participants adhere to the following general rules in addition to our FunDays driving rules.

    Absolutely no aggression/road rage is tolerated. One warning is given then you will be asked to leave the property.
    Track time will be between 20-25 minutes per session. This is for your safety.
    A helmet is required. (Snell approved motorcycle is OK)
    All open cars and convertibles must have a roll bar, reinforced factory rollover protection; similar to a Porsche Boxter or BMW M3.
    Proper attire is required. This is defined as sleeved shirt, closed-toe shoes and long pants. NO shorts, tank or halter- tops, sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed; shoulders, legs and feet must be covered. Again, this is for your safety.
    We do allow a passenger, over the age of 18 and helmeted, in the car with you.
    There is a Drivers Meeting prior to the beginning of the FunDay. This is important, so please attend.
    For your safety, it is important to listen and comply with track personnel.
    Please check your car thoroughly prior to going on the track or have a mechanic do so prior to coming to the track. Check brakes, brake line, hoses, cooling system, tires, power steering system etc. Under track conditions, belts and hoses do break, so do not take a chance on missing the day with a broken part.
    All participants must be over 18 yrs old, carry a valid driver’s license, and have current auto insurance.
    We reserve the right to refuse service.

NLU Drivers School
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Contact Information:
Kerrie Bartzi
$150.00 per Driver. This fee includes lunch for the Participants. All others who would like lunch - $5.00 Pre registration is mandatory as there are only 25 slots open for this event. Email Kerrie with your intent to participate.
Description of Event:
Do you want to learn to be a safer, better FunDay Driver? Here's your chance! Learn from a licensed SCCA driver! Learn how to control your car better! Learn the best way to drive in a non-competition event.

Gates will open at 0700
Tech will begin at 0900
Driver's meeting is at 0930
First group on the track at 10am.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Contact Information:
Kerrie Bartzi
440 548-8551
$130 per Driver
Description of Event:
FunDays were created for the person who has always wanted to experience the thrill of On Track driving but in a safe, controlled atmosphere. Visit our WebSite for more information.

More stuff to read:

It's here in Ohio:,+Ohio+305,+Garrettsville,+OH&hl=en&ll=41.310308,-81.019363&spn=0.193671,0.308647&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.432436,79.013672&vpsrc=0&z=12

and it look's like this:

Disclaimer:  Nelson Ledges, Drivers School NLU, Nelson Ledges FunDay, is in no way shape or form associated with WNY-SCCA, the Sports Car Club of America, or it's associates.

Solo (Autocross) / We may no longer be able to host events....
« on: August 19, 2011, 10:36:35 am »
.... if we can not get more Safety Stewards trained.

So for our Aug 28th event we will be doing Safety Steward training.

If you are interested please reply.

HUGE THANKS to everyone that helped!  

I know that it was a lot of work, but hopefully all the students learned a lot with all that seat time.

Solo (Autocross) / Re: WNY-SCCA Novice School, May 22nd ECC-N
« on: May 21, 2011, 08:14:27 pm »
Still have room, so if you didn't pre-register, come on out before 9:30 and we will get you in.

Even if you don't consider yourself a novice, use as a test and tune, because you will get a crap load of runs.

Solo (Autocross) / Re: WNY-SCCA Novice School, May 22nd ECC-N
« on: May 15, 2011, 12:34:13 pm »
If you are interested please pre-register. No advance money is required, but it will give us an idea of head count.

Solo (Autocross) / WNY-SCCA Novice School, May 22nd ECC-N
« on: May 05, 2011, 11:12:30 pm »
This is going to be a little bit different than our normal events.
  • one "run what you brung" class, yes timing will be going to measure the students' progress
  • no course work for students (or very little)
  • easy to read main course and a figure 8 in small lot
  • no "sea of cones", if a cone isn't relevant to driving the line then it doesn't belong on course
  • not going to take up the whole day

Yes, this is the same day as the NYSpeed BBQ, and we are aiming to get students 10+ runs by 1:00 p.m. (more seat time than a normal auto-X)....

8:45 registration and vehicle tech open.

9:30 registration close/drivers meeting

9:45 novice course walk

10:00 first car off, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, providing the best newcomer experience, giving students a bunch of runs, without worrying about sending them to work and keeping them in the car as much as possible, not have them there for a full day.

1:00 free lunch for course workers and instructors

1:30 runs for course workers, instructors, paid fun runs for students
If you are not sure, come to the this Sunday, May 8th event and check it out.

Pre-registration will be limited to 40 drivers.

Cost is $30 members / $35 non.

As the title states, we need instructors and course workers for novice school.  

Do to an outside event the novice school was scheduled on the same weekend as the NJ Pro so we will be short handed.

Free lunch for all volunteers,
and of course you'll get some runs in too.

What qualifies an instructor:
 Are you a veteran, can you read the course, and explain it, are you consistent (not necessarily ultra competitive), are you confident in giving instruction, and most importantly are you brave enough to ride around with these kids these days.

What qualifies a worker:  Can you chase cones, help with grid, helmets, do you want to miss out on instruction portion of the school?

We will rotate the workers so you will not be stuck out on course for 3 hours.

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