All Star FM Racers:
has been very busy lately with the racing season in full swing. Sears
Point was an excellent event, with the Star Mazda race avoiding the foul
weather that hit the Sunday races. Look for the race on Speed Channel
Saturday, June 15th. Points standings are here, along with
week following Sears Point, the West series ran a double at Thunderhill
with the always quirky San Francisco Region. (They even charged $20 for
lap times on Friday!) The results, and points are attached. Mike Anderson
and Moses Smith are putting on a super show and the championship has only
two races left.
Peak Oval is next and counts for both North American and West championships.
Rigs can move in Friday morning; cars will be on track at 2:00 p.m. Friday
for practice. The schedule and entry are enclosed. For this race only,
because of the altitude, the permitted range of carb jets will be increased
to allow air correction jets-free. Another addition to the Supp Regs is
with the Pikes Peak race, any illegal parts found in impound on any Star
Mazda Series race entry will be forfeited by the car owner without compensation
and may be disposed of by Series officials. It is the intent of this rule
to remove any such parts from circulation and to prevent them from being
sold to unsuspecting used race car buyers. We hope you will all support
the races starting to come hot and heavy, we are also including the entry
forms for Mid Ohio, Road America, and Washington, D.C. Speaking of Road
America, the June Sprints are the week before Mid Ohio, and many of you
plan to run both races there. The Sprints FM race will have the same $15,000
purse, paid to the top 10 finishers, as last year. While we are on the
subject, remember that the SCCA Runoffs, at Mid Ohio, will pay $25,000
in cash prizes, to the top 15 finishers, plus contingencies, bringing
the total to over $40,000 to Runoffs FM racers.
June Fastrack has several FM items. We have been advised that the new
motor seals have been approved, at last, and that eventually the Club
will officially recognize Daryl Drummond as the FM motor rebuilder. After
rushing to print with the erroneous information, they are taking their
time with the corrections. Is there a pattern here?
June Fastrack also published “For Comment” the Mark V gears proposal. We would appreciate your support on this one, since we know the MK V gears are much more durable and there are no performance issues. Cost is the same as Mark VIIIs for gears. The only concern is the conversion cost from Mark VIII to Mark V is about $800 because a different shaft is required, and you cannot mix MK V with MK VIII gears. We have always requested Mark V be an option so those who do not see the value are not compelled to make the change.
ran out of the initial shipment of Star Reporters before the last mailing
was completed, so we are enclosing them again.
you at the races!