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Autocross (AX) will give you opportunity to test yourself and develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. All events are based around a course made of traffic cones and each lap timed for each driver. AX seldom exceeds speeds of 60 mph and has no “wheel to wheel” competition.

AX is a great entry-level competitive driving event that requires little car prep, time or money. Beginners are welcome and there are no pre-requisites other than a vehicle in safe working condition.  Before each event begins there is a guided Course Walk that takes you step by step through the driving line and explains how to navigate through the cones. This is especially helpful for first-timers and those that want a second perspective.

While the size of the field will determine the number of runs which occur last year we averaged 4 – 6 runs in both the morning and afternoon.

The open 2016 AX Season events includes (click to register on MSR):

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Consol Field Autocross Recap

A great time was had by all

That is how many posts end.  I think this is an appropriate way for how we have this post begin.  This was the most successful Autocross since the program was re-initiated by Rob Hoffman and Scott Mores.

The Consol Field in Washington County where the Washington Wild Things play is a great facility.  The setup team (Rob, Scott, and Trevor Hill) had the course set Friday evening.  At that point we had 25 registrants – the most that we’ve had attend.  We ended up having another 16 people register onsite.  Some were are Zone 4 brethren – coming out to run the final IRAC (Inter-Regional Autocross Champions) event.  Some were local Steel Cties-SCCA members who wanted to participate in “one last run” before putting the cars away until next year.

When I got up Saturday morning to get ready I walked into my bathroom to hear the rain dancing on the skylight.  I had looked at the weather report late Friday and it didn’t look too bad – 30% chance throughout most of the day.  I thought to myself, “maybe the rain this morning covers us for the rest of the day?!?”   For most of the day we were able to dodge the bullet.  Other than some misting mid-morning and 10 minutes of rain early afternoon we were spared real discomfort.

We had a number of women who decided to come out and give autocrossing a try.  Some of this is related to significant others’ trying to understand why cars and driving are so important to their guys….  In this camp included Melissa Hoffman, Rachel Hill and Kate Figliolia.  We also had Terri Mattock (our club Secretary and a frequent DE participant) give this a shot and one heck of an AX’er Kris Reid .  There were grins across the board.

AX Pictures

Here are a set of pictures taken by Rob and Missie Hoffman and Terri Mattock. If you have additional pictures that you would like to include on the site please contact Terri Mattock.

AX Competition Results

The IRAC battle was fierce.   We had 18 Porsches running during the day.  There were 6.9 seconds between the fastest and slowest car and just 0.177 seconds between the IRAC winner, Mike Tersley (32.567) and Dale Rabeneck (32.744), who finished 2nd place.

We also had a field 0f 21 non-Porsches run.  Trevor Hill came in first (31.355) with Bob Charnrsky second (32.070) and Steve Zumoff third (32.476).  Note that the non-Porsche contestants ended up “spanking” the Porsche contingent.  A breakdown is below.

Porsche Scoring

Driver / Year, Make and Model (Car #) Overall  AM Best PM Best Delta
Tersley, Mike / 2002 Porsche 996 Targa (R30) 32.567 32.567 33.111 0.000
Rabeneck, Dale / 2004 Porsche 911 C4S (B23) 32.744 33.987 32.744 0.177
Wenger, David / 1979 Porsche 911SC (B28) 32.798 32.798 33.155 0.054
Bradley, Doug / 2001 Porsche Boxster S (B01) 33.205 35.317 33.205 0.407
Franzetta Jr, Daniel / 2004 Porsche Boxster S (R16) 33.434 33.434 36.013 0.229
Hulick, John / 1980 Porsche 911 (B02) 33.865 34.550 33.865 0.431
Sterling, Mark / 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cab (B24) 33.909 34.886 33.909 0.044
Mores, Scott / 2000 Porsche Boxster S (R20) 34.013 35.378 34.013 0.104
Ishler, Scott / 2006 Porsche 997 C2S Cab (B21) 34.183 35.345 34.183 0.170
Dupler, Jeff / 1984 Porsche 911 (R03) 35.243 43.773 35.243 1.060
Laslo, John / 1988 Porsche 924S (R19) 35.904 36.519 35.904 0.661
Hronek, Timothy / 2001 Porsche Boxster (B20) 35.946 36.871 35.946 0.042
Arevalo, Juan / 2007 911 Twin Turbo (B29) 36.197 37.687 36.197 0.251
Stark, Michael / 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo (R29) 36.937 38.655 36.937 0.740
McCormick, Bill / Porsche 993 Cabriolet (B22) 37.017 38.873 37.017 0.080
Rae, Brandon / 1996 Porsche Carrera 2 (R26) 37.336 39.303 37.336 0.319
Mattock, Terri / 2004 Porsche 911 (R09) 38.447 41.984 38.447 1.111
Campbell, Malcolm / 1986 Porsche Carrera (R14) 39.502 44.967 39.502 1.055

 Non-Porsche Scoring

Driver / Year, Make and Model (Car #) Overall  AM Best PM Best Delta
Hill, Trevor / 2004 Volkswagen R32 (R17) 31.355 31.355 32.505 0.000
Charnrsky, Bob / 2007 Covette (B16) 32.070 33.096 32.070 0.715
Zumoff, Steve / 2013 GTR (B30) 32.476 33.611 32.476 0.406
Charnrsky, Chester / 2007 Covvette (R25) 33.641 34.125 33.641 1.165
Figliolia, Kate / 2007 Volkswagen GTI (B26) 33.702 39.651 33.702 0.061
Hicks, John / Subaru WRX STI (B18) 33.878 36.123 33.878 0.176
Hill, Rachel / 2004 Volkswagen R32 (B27) 34.152 39.918 34.152 0.274
Termanini, Basel / 2009 BMW 135I (B25) 34.274 34.440 34.274 0.122
Bozicench, Gibby / 1999 Chevy Camaro (B03) 34.406 36.270 34.406 0.132
Mckee, Craig / 2004 Mazada RX8 (R201) 34.413 34.971 34.413 0.007
Kwiatkowski, Luke / 2003 Subaru Forester (B05) 34.489 34.809 34.489 0.076
Fazekas, Donald / 1991 Mazda miata (R28) 34.656 34.656 36.508 0.167
Shari, Giath / 2011 BMW M3 (R27) 34.668 34.750 34.668 0.012
Brodlgy, Robert / 2008 Honda Fix (R31) 34.853 34.853 35.064 0.185
Mckee, Colin / 2004 Mazada RX8 (B211) 35.586 37.708 35.586 0.733
Heinz, Edward / 1970 Porsche 914/6 (B17) 35.646 37.331 35.646 0.060
Fiscante, Andrew / 1975 Volkswagen Rabbit (R15) 36.458 37.764 36.458 0.812
Hoffman, Rob / 2008 Honda Civic EX (B19) 36.901 36.978 36.901 0.443
Reid, Kris / 1999 Chevy Camaro (R02) 37.507 37.507 37.508 0.606
Smith, Keith / 2003 Ford Thunderbird (B0) 38.096 0.000 38.096 0.589
Hoffman, Melissa / 2008 Honda Civic EX (R18) 40.667 45.456 40.667 2.571

Consol Field Autocross Recap

A great time was had by all

That is how many posts end.  I think this is an appropriate way for how we have this post begin.  This was the most successful Autocross since the program was re-initiated by Rob Hoffman and Scott Mores.

The Consol Field in Washington County where the Washington Wild Things play is a great facility.  The setup team (Rob, Scott, and Trevor Hill) had the course set Friday evening.  At that point we had 25 registrants – the most that we’ve had attend.  We ended up having another 16 people register onsite.  Some were are Zone 4 brethren – coming out to run the final IRAC (Inter-Regional Autocross Champions) event.  Some were local Steel Cties-SCCA members who wanted to participate in “one last run” before putting the cars away until next year.

When I got up Saturday morning to get ready I walked into my bathroom to hear the rain dancing on the skylight.  I had looked at the weather report late Friday and it didn’t look too bad – 30% chance throughout most of the day.  I thought to myself, “maybe the rain this morning covers us for the rest of the day?!?”   For most of the day we were able to dodge the bullet.  Other than some misting mid-morning and 10 minutes of rain early afternoon we were spared real discomfort.

We had a number of women who decided to come out and give autocrossing a try.  Some of this is related to significant others’ trying to understand why cars and driving are so important to their guys….  In this camp included Melissa Hoffman, Rachel Hill and Kate Figliolia.  We also had Terri Mattock (our club Secretary and a frequent DE participant) give this a shot and one heck of an AX’er Kris Reid .  There were grins across the board.

AX Pictures

Here are a set of pictures taken by Rob and Missie Hoffman and Terri Mattock. If you have additional pictures that you would like to include on the site please contact Terri Mattock.

AX Competition Results

The IRAC battle was fierce.   We had 18 Porsches running during the day.  There were 6.9 seconds between the fastest and slowest car and just 0.177 seconds between the IRAC winner, Mike Tersley (32.567) and Dale Rabeneck (32.744), who finished 2nd place.

We also had a field 0f 21 non-Porsches run.  Trevor Hill came in first (31.355) with Bob Charnrsky second (32.070) and Steve Zumoff third (32.476).  Note that the non-Porsche contestants ended up “spanking” the Porsche contingent.  A breakdown is below.

Porsche Scoring

Driver / Year, Make and Model (Car #) Overall  AM Best PM Best Delta
Tersley, Mike / 2002 Porsche 996 Targa (R30) 32.567 32.567 33.111 0.000
Rabeneck, Dale / 2004 Porsche 911 C4S (B23) 32.744 33.987 32.744 0.177
Wenger, David / 1979 Porsche 911SC (B28) 32.798 32.798 33.155 0.054
Bradley, Doug / 2001 Porsche Boxster S (B01) 33.205 35.317 33.205 0.407
Franzetta Jr, Daniel / 2004 Porsche Boxster S (R16) 33.434 33.434 36.013 0.229
Hulick, John / 1980 Porsche 911 (B02) 33.865 34.550 33.865 0.431
Sterling, Mark / 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cab (B24) 33.909 34.886 33.909 0.044
Mores, Scott / 2000 Porsche Boxster S (R20) 34.013 35.378 34.013 0.104
Ishler, Scott / 2006 Porsche 997 C2S Cab (B21) 34.183 35.345 34.183 0.170
Dupler, Jeff / 1984 Porsche 911 (R03) 35.243 43.773 35.243 1.060
Laslo, John / 1988 Porsche 924S (R19) 35.904 36.519 35.904 0.661
Hronek, Timothy / 2001 Porsche Boxster (B20) 35.946 36.871 35.946 0.042
Arevalo, Juan / 2007 911 Twin Turbo (B29) 36.197 37.687 36.197 0.251
Stark, Michael / 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo (R29) 36.937 38.655 36.937 0.740
McCormick, Bill / Porsche 993 Cabriolet (B22) 37.017 38.873 37.017 0.080
Rae, Brandon / 1996 Porsche Carrera 2 (R26) 37.336 39.303 37.336 0.319
Mattock, Terri / 2004 Porsche 911 (R09) 38.447 41.984 38.447 1.111
Campbell, Malcolm / 1986 Porsche Carrera (R14) 39.502 44.967 39.502 1.055

 Non-Porsche Scoring

Driver / Year, Make and Model (Car #) Overall  AM Best PM Best Delta
Hill, Trevor / 2004 Volkswagen R32 (R17) 31.355 31.355 32.505 0.000
Charnrsky, Bob / 2007 Covette (B16) 32.070 33.096 32.070 0.715
Zumoff, Steve / 2013 GTR (B30) 32.476 33.611 32.476 0.406
Charnrsky, Chester / 2007 Covvette (R25) 33.641 34.125 33.641 1.165
Figliolia, Kate / 2007 Volkswagen GTI (B26) 33.702 39.651 33.702 0.061
Hicks, John / Subaru WRX STI (B18) 33.878 36.123 33.878 0.176
Hill, Rachel / 2004 Volkswagen R32 (B27) 34.152 39.918 34.152 0.274
Termanini, Basel / 2009 BMW 135I (B25) 34.274 34.440 34.274 0.122
Bozicench, Gibby / 1999 Chevy Camaro (B03) 34.406 36.270 34.406 0.132
Mckee, Craig / 2004 Mazada RX8 (R201) 34.413 34.971 34.413 0.007
Kwiatkowski, Luke / 2003 Subaru Forester (B05) 34.489 34.809 34.489 0.076
Fazekas, Donald / 1991 Mazda miata (R28) 34.656 34.656 36.508 0.167
Shari, Giath / 2011 BMW M3 (R27) 34.668 34.750 34.668 0.012
Brodlgy, Robert / 2008 Honda Fix (R31) 34.853 34.853 35.064 0.185
Mckee, Colin / 2004 Mazada RX8 (B211) 35.586 37.708 35.586 0.733
Heinz, Edward / 1970 Porsche 914/6 (B17) 35.646 37.331 35.646 0.060
Fiscante, Andrew / 1975 Volkswagen Rabbit (R15) 36.458 37.764 36.458 0.812
Hoffman, Rob / 2008 Honda Civic EX (B19) 36.901 36.978 36.901 0.443
Reid, Kris / 1999 Chevy Camaro (R02) 37.507 37.507 37.508 0.606
Smith, Keith / 2003 Ford Thunderbird (B0) 38.096 0.000 38.096 0.589
Hoffman, Melissa / 2008 Honda Civic EX (R18) 40.667 45.456 40.667 2.571

Consol Field Autocross Recap

A great time was had by all

That is how many posts end.  I think this is an appropriate way for how we have this post begin.  This was the most successful Autocross since the program was re-initiated by Rob Hoffman and Scott Mores.

The Consol Field in Washington County where the Washington Wild Things play is a great facility.  The setup team (Rob, Scott, and Trevor Hill) had the course set Friday evening.  At that point we had 25 registrants – the most that we’ve had attend.  We ended up having another 16 people register onsite.  Some were are Zone 4 brethren – coming out to run the final IRAC (Inter-Regional Autocross Champions) event.  Some were local Steel Cties-SCCA members who wanted to participate in “one last run” before putting the cars away until next year.

When I got up Saturday morning to get ready I walked into my bathroom to hear the rain dancing on the skylight.  I had looked at the weather report late Friday and it didn’t look too bad – 30% chance throughout most of the day.  I thought to myself, “maybe the rain this morning covers us for the rest of the day?!?”   For most of the day we were able to dodge the bullet.  Other than some misting mid-morning and 10 minutes of rain early afternoon we were spared real discomfort.

We had a number of women who decided to come out and give autocrossing a try.  Some of this is related to significant others’ trying to understand why cars and driving are so important to their guys….  In this camp included Melissa Hoffman, Rachel Hill and Kate Figliolia.  We also had Terri Mattock (our club Secretary and a frequent DE participant) give this a shot and one heck of an AX’er Kris Reid .  There were grins across the board.

AX Pictures

Here are a set of pictures taken by Rob and Missie Hoffman and Terri Mattock. If you have additional pictures that you would like to include on the site please contact Terri Mattock.

AX Competition Results

The IRAC battle was fierce.   We had 18 Porsches running during the day.  There were 6.9 seconds between the fastest and slowest car and just 0.177 seconds between the IRAC winner, Mike Tersley (32.567) and Dale Rabeneck (32.744), who finished 2nd place.

We also had a field 0f 21 non-Porsches run.  Trevor Hill came in first (31.355) with Bob Charnrsky second (32.070) and Steve Zumoff third (32.476).  Note that the non-Porsche contestants ended up “spanking” the Porsche contingent.  A breakdown is below.

Porsche Scoring

Driver / Year, Make and Model (Car #) Overall  AM Best PM Best Delta
Tersley, Mike / 2002 Porsche 996 Targa (R30) 32.567 32.567 33.111 0.000
Rabeneck, Dale / 2004 Porsche 911 C4S (B23) 32.744 33.987 32.744 0.177
Wenger, David / 1979 Porsche 911SC (B28) 32.798 32.798 33.155 0.054
Bradley, Doug / 2001 Porsche Boxster S (B01) 33.205 35.317 33.205 0.407
Franzetta Jr, Daniel / 2004 Porsche Boxster S (R16) 33.434 33.434 36.013 0.229
Hulick, John / 1980 Porsche 911 (B02) 33.865 34.550 33.865 0.431
Sterling, Mark / 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cab (B24) 33.909 34.886 33.909 0.044
Mores, Scott / 2000 Porsche Boxster S (R20) 34.013 35.378 34.013 0.104
Ishler, Scott / 2006 Porsche 997 C2S Cab (B21) 34.183 35.345 34.183 0.170
Dupler, Jeff / 1984 Porsche 911 (R03) 35.243 43.773 35.243 1.060
Laslo, John / 1988 Porsche 924S (R19) 35.904 36.519 35.904 0.661
Hronek, Timothy / 2001 Porsche Boxster (B20) 35.946 36.871 35.946 0.042
Arevalo, Juan / 2007 911 Twin Turbo (B29) 36.197 37.687 36.197 0.251
Stark, Michael / 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo (R29) 36.937 38.655 36.937 0.740
McCormick, Bill / Porsche 993 Cabriolet (B22) 37.017 38.873 37.017 0.080
Rae, Brandon / 1996 Porsche Carrera 2 (R26) 37.336 39.303 37.336 0.319
Mattock, Terri / 2004 Porsche 911 (R09) 38.447 41.984 38.447 1.111
Campbell, Malcolm / 1986 Porsche Carrera (R14) 39.502 44.967 39.502 1.055

 Non-Porsche Scoring

Driver / Year, Make and Model (Car #) Overall  AM Best PM Best Delta
Hill, Trevor / 2004 Volkswagen R32 (R17) 31.355 31.355 32.505 0.000
Charnrsky, Bob / 2007 Covette (B16) 32.070 33.096 32.070 0.715
Zumoff, Steve / 2013 GTR (B30) 32.476 33.611 32.476 0.406
Charnrsky, Chester / 2007 Covvette (R25) 33.641 34.125 33.641 1.165
Figliolia, Kate / 2007 Volkswagen GTI (B26) 33.702 39.651 33.702 0.061
Hicks, John / Subaru WRX STI (B18) 33.878 36.123 33.878 0.176
Hill, Rachel / 2004 Volkswagen R32 (B27) 34.152 39.918 34.152 0.274
Termanini, Basel / 2009 BMW 135I (B25) 34.274 34.440 34.274 0.122
Bozicench, Gibby / 1999 Chevy Camaro (B03) 34.406 36.270 34.406 0.132
Mckee, Craig / 2004 Mazada RX8 (R201) 34.413 34.971 34.413 0.007
Kwiatkowski, Luke / 2003 Subaru Forester (B05) 34.489 34.809 34.489 0.076
Fazekas, Donald / 1991 Mazda miata (R28) 34.656 34.656 36.508 0.167
Shari, Giath / 2011 BMW M3 (R27) 34.668 34.750 34.668 0.012
Brodlgy, Robert / 2008 Honda Fix (R31) 34.853 34.853 35.064 0.185
Mckee, Colin / 2004 Mazada RX8 (B211) 35.586 37.708 35.586 0.733
Heinz, Edward / 1970 Porsche 914/6 (B17) 35.646 37.331 35.646 0.060
Fiscante, Andrew / 1975 Volkswagen Rabbit (R15) 36.458 37.764 36.458 0.812
Hoffman, Rob / 2008 Honda Civic EX (B19) 36.901 36.978 36.901 0.443
Reid, Kris / 1999 Chevy Camaro (R02) 37.507 37.507 37.508 0.606
Smith, Keith / 2003 Ford Thunderbird (B0) 38.096 0.000 38.096 0.589
Hoffman, Melissa / 2008 Honda Civic EX (R18) 40.667 45.456 40.667 2.571

August 11 – Autocross in Greensburg

After the fun had in May at Pitt Race, We’ve decided to do it again! This time join us on the runway at Greensburg Jeannette Regional Airport on August 11 for more slaloms, twists and turns. You can register for the event by clicking here. Come out and test your driving abilities through the cones and against the clock.

Events are run at speeds usually between 40-65 MPH, usually in 2nd gear. Autocross is a “performance driving event” and a safe way to learn how to drive your car at its limit. You not only learn how to handle your car at speeds that you drive daily, but you also:

  • Gain confidence in your driving ability
  • Learn the limits of your car’s brakes
  • Learn correct seating, hand, and feet positions
  • Learn the limits of your car’s tire adhesion

Finally, Autocross is a social gathering of new and old friends and LOTS OF FUN! After the event everyone is welcome to meet at Sushi and Speed held at Roboyko in Greensburg for food and drinks. For more information on Sushi and Speed.

Events

ARPCA Autocross #2 – Greensburg/Jeanette Airport

Saturday July 29, 2017     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Autocross

Allegheny Region Autocross #2 is now open for registration!

Autocross (AX) will give you the opportunity to test yourself and develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. All events are based around a course made of traffic cones and each lap timed for each driver. Autocross events seldom see speeds in excess of 60 mph and there is no “wheel to wheel” competition.

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