RGL Motorsports

Just a Personal Blog in my journeys in autocross, flagging races, and starting in 2020, my adventures in going through Novice Whele to Wheel Road racing and earning my Comp License.

Operating as usual

Photos from RGL Motorsports's post 07/12/2021

All the Rules for C Prepared (17 - Prepared complete, plus Appendix A - C Prepared) vs all the rules for CAM....

No wonder why C Prepared is not a large class like it was 10 years ago.

07/11/2021
Photos from Ms. Squirrely Pants the Miata's post 07/10/2021

Photos from Ms. Squirrely Pants the Miata's post

07/02/2021

Packing for Packwood Champ Tour next week. Even though I'm racing an ES Miata, I'll be wearing Atlanta Region SCCA and Atlanta Speedwerks shirts.

Packing for Packwood Champ Tour next week. Even though I'm racing an ES Miata, I'll be wearing Atlanta Region SCCA and Atlanta Speedwerks shirts.

[06/27/21]   Today, I broke down and took some of my racing budget, and bought my dream car I've wanted from high school. A 1993 Mustang Hatchback. It is a 4cyl car, so I'll bop around with it for awhile, while I aquire everything for a V8 swap. But first thing first is the suspension upgrades.

06/26/2021

My oh my...

My oh my...

06/22/2021

Another year of fun!

Another year of fun!

06/22/2021

I just need a couple more of the Single Cone Autocross Trophy Magnets. The top one doesn't count, as I ran in a different class that day.

Time to get serious, Packwood SCCA National Tour is in two weeks.

I just need a couple more of the Single Cone Autocross Trophy Magnets. The top one doesn't count, as I ran in a different class that day.

Time to get serious, Packwood SCCA National Tour is in two weeks.

The Record Company - Make It Happen 05/27/2021

The Record Company - Make It Happen

My mood for today. Perfect song to hear on the way to the shop this am.

The Record Company is one of my favorite bands to listen to while welding.

The Record Company - Make It Happen Additional live footage provided by Samuel Hensen and Beautiful Digital. Music video by The Record Company performing Make It Happen. © 2018 Concord Records,...

05/27/2021

Taking Autocross to the next level this year. Expecting a big class with some stiff competition to hand me my tookus.

Taking Autocross to the next level this year. Expecting a big class with some stiff competition to hand me my tookus.

Photos from RGL Motorsports's post 05/24/2021

KRISTEN FINALLY DID IT!!!!!

She beat me at the ASNW Autocross today! Yay!

Photos from RGL Motorsports's post 05/16/2021

Beautiful day today

05/14/2021

This view only means one thing.

This view only means one thing.

05/12/2021

IRacing Official Races Win #4 this morning. That makes two wins in SK and two wins in Legends. Both Legends Wins were at USA International. This is also my first Pole Award, and first race I've led all laps, with a Qual time of 24.000.

IRacing Official Races Win #4 this morning. That makes two wins in SK and two wins in Legends. Both Legends Wins were at USA International. This is also my first Pole Award, and first race I've led all laps, with a Qual time of 24.000.

Kalispel Tribe offers $4.75 million to buy Spokane County Raceway 05/05/2021

Kalispel Tribe offers $4.75 million to buy Spokane County Raceway

Can't call it rumor anymore...

Kalispel Tribe offers $4.75 million to buy Spokane County Raceway The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has offered to pay Spokane County $4.75 million for the Spokane County Raceway in Airway Heights.

Photos from RGL Motorsports's post 05/05/2021

There's a blast from the not so distant past. That's Lawrence Loshak's TA2 Livery, which he ran on the CTS-V for the Trans Am based iRacing league year ago. Back then, I was happy to have lap times around 6-7 slower than his. When I chased this car down tonight in an official practice, my first thought was "No Way!" Then I looked at my relative to see it wasn't Lawrence, and my heart dropped just a little.

I couldn't have joined iRacing at a more perfect time. Before the pandemic, but once the shutdowns happened, lots of opportunities arose with multiple SCCA based iRacing leagues. Getting whooped by some of the top SCCA drivers, and then progressing to not being lapped, to being mid/back pack, and actually racing against a group of drivers. It all has been an inspiration for me. And now seeing other people in the SCCA Foundation iRacing League complete their Racing Schools and earning their Novice Comp Licenses.

I do feel like I have plateaued on iRacing. With my schedule changing, and not being able to participate in most of the leagues I have been racing in, it might be time to do a little focusing on telemetry logging and data review. See if I can squeeze another second out to be mid pack competitive. I know I've become more comfortable in open wheel cars which kind of have caused me to consider racing open wheel later on in real life, when Kristen gets into the Pro3.

05/03/2021

Here's some inspiration from the person who headed the SCCA American Sedan iRacing league.

Racing presents challenges. Challenges that sometimes, after you have given it your all, you win the race. Such is what happened this weekend. The plan has been to get the 3 qualifying weekends/races for the SCCA Runoffs complete in 2 months so that we can welcome the newest members of our family (Emma and Mia) probably the end of May. It has been tough, but at Pitt Race this weekend, Richardson Racing got it done and finished with the best race we have ever run and won! As Friday qualifying began, the motor stopped, and not in a good way. We began to think about how we could get our other motor to Pitt Race, 281 miles from home. We called Kent Bartlett, amazing team engineer/crew, who was involved in a sailing race this weekend, and home at the time, could he go to the garage and get the other motor, its toys, and the hoist? He, thankfully, accepted. So the marathon began. Fortunately for us, we had rented a garage at the track for the weekend. What a blessing! We began disassembly and Kent hit the road. Helping out this weekend was Rick Chiovaro, great friend forever, who had come to crew for the weekend. Philip Smith and great crew person Dennis, came to help. Crew Mom Pam went to the local auto parts store, grocery store and a Subway for supplies. By about 9 pm, as much as could be done without the hoist was complete. Crew Mom and Crew Dog Whiskey went to sleep in the camper, Annie (future F1 driver) was asleep on the floor of the garage on a mat, and Driver Danny in a chair. Kent arrived about 11 pm, then went back to Annapolis for his race weekend. Saturday morning about 6 am, we were pulling the motor. We missed qualifying at 10:30, so had to start from the back. Motor and car ready to go by lunch time, race was around 3:30. No info from driving the track at this point for setup. Had a reasonable race to complete qualifying for the Runoffs, and began to prepare for Sunday's race. The motor (Old Bessy) performed perfectly. We started to get excited... Driver Danny set up two hardship laps to test two different setups after consulting with Awesome Dave Jones. Choice one, won out, and we reset to the choice one setup, completed all checks, and got ready for the race, starting 4th. Driver Danny got a GREAT start and pulled into the lead shortly after the green. Right behind were Jimmy Jost, Amy Aguilante, and Philip Smith. Driver Danny was on sticker Hoosier tires and the race was awesome to watch from a tall hill about most of the course. Jimmy was close and once got by, but, fell back the second half of the race. Amy had been close, but got by Jimmy and was right there with Danny for the second half of the race. Amy's 4th Gen RP car with her at the helm was nose to tail (literally on a few occasions) and pushing hard. Driver Danny (with very little sleep and LOTS of adrenaline was pushing just as hard). And it was another AWESOME Danny and Amy race. Cameras were clicking. Driver Danny was using everything he had to stay ahead and Crew Mom was calling the laps down. Finally, the call for last lap. Driver Danny pushed as hard as he could and made it over the finish line first, FOR THE WIN! His scream pierced the ears of Crew Mom and he urged her to quickly get to the pits for a victory lap ride. Crew Mom, however, was holding Crew Dog and hand in hand with Annie, so declined, but, had the Equinox, so drove back to Winners Circle. WHAT A WAY to qualify for the Runoffs at Indy!!!!! Galaxies of THANKS to everyone who helped and supported through our first engine swap at the track! Rick Chiovaro, Kent Bartlett, Philip and Dennis, Amy and Kurt (for building and driving the best 4th Gen RP car possible!) To Billy Ring (Performance Auto Works) for agreeing to take the motor home with him while supporting Brian Henderson (SM) at the track. Dave Jones for INCREDIBLE guidance setup by phone! Bill Stoler for awesome photography. And the MOST THANKS TO Elena Caterina, and her mom Agnese for keeping the home fires safe while waiting for the birth of Emma and Mia. We often say that SCCA is about family. IT IS. And they all helped and got involved. Tech, Stewards, Gayle Lorenz and Shirley Thompson, Scott Schmidt, and many, many people who stopped by to check on us at multiple times and provided support throughout. Yes, it is all about family, and ours is about to get a lot bigger! We can't wait!

04/17/2021

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I think this is my old CRX Si. One car I regret selling.

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[04/17/21]   Big Back In Lawn mower races are back on!

I never got around to building one. But they are fun to watch over the years.

04/16/2021

McLaren at Road Atlanta with Jim Pace

I saw this in person, and it was amazing. That's why the Mitty is one of my absolute favorite races, and the ONLY road race I have paid to spectate. I wanted to take the gf this year, but with uncertanties with Covid, I played it safe. Next year, we will be at the Mitty.

04/16/2021

All of my fluids to change on the Pro3.

All of my fluids to change on the Pro3.

Photos from RGL Motorsports's post 04/16/2021

Power Steering Delete: 100% Complete.

ABS Delete: 90% Complete.
Quick and dirty way after seeing how one of my mentors does it. Not as good looking as thiers, but it should work. Next is remove the big ass ABS Module and the ABS wiring harness that goes to the power distribution box. Then installing the Wilwood Adjustable Brake Pressure Valve on the rear line and mounting it under the hood. And flushing the system with Redline RL-600 DOT4 Brake Fluid.

04/13/2021

No Spokane ICSCC races this year.

Hello Everybody. We appreciate the support and all the people that were crossing their fingers that we were going to be able to hold our race weekend June 4th, 5th and 6th of 21. But it is not going to happen. Spokane County is currently not working with any organizations or promoters to hold any events for 2021. They will not share any information on their future plans for the facility, but there are many people working diligently to come up with solutions to keep "Our" track going. Northwest Motorsports would like to thank the effort that Spokane Festival of Speed put into working with the County trying to come up with an option for us to have our joint race.

We have a great plan in place for a fun race weekend when we get our track back. Please don't give up on us we don't think we have had our last race!

Photos from RGL Motorsports's post 04/13/2021

Powrr Steering Delete kit from Condor Speed Shop installed on the Pro3 tonight.

04/09/2021

Currently sitting 18th out of 50 Sportsman entrants. There are a lot of faster drivers from practices who haven't qualified yet, so that will probably change by Sunday.

Currently sitting 18th out of 50 Sportsman entrants. There are a lot of faster drivers from practices who haven't qualified yet, so that will probably change by Sunday.

04/08/2021

So there's a special livery that I'll be running in the Majors Series Musket 250 this weekend.

I just did my Qual and 75 Min Laps of Practice.

So there's a special livery that I'll be running in the Majors Series Musket 250 this weekend.

I just did my Qual and 75 Min Laps of Practice.

04/08/2021
04/04/2021

NRG Steering Wheel - (SOLD)

Came with the Pro3, I like my Momo wheel better. Just don't need it hanging on the wall. Don't know much about it, but it appears to bd one of the low end models which retails for $175 new. Pictured as is.

NRG Steering Wheel - (SOLD)

Came with the Pro3, I like my Momo wheel better. Just don't need it hanging on the wall. Don't know much about it, but it appears to bd one of the low end models which retails for $175 new. Pictured as is.

Photos from RGL Motorsports's post 04/03/2021

Photos of Ms. Squirrely Pants the Miata at last week's ASNW Races 1 & 2 .

Photo credits to Matt Molder and Chris Cashion

04/03/2021

I have registered for the Majors Series Musket 250. I have a support race tomorrow night at 5pm (counts as the minimum required 75 laps Practice), the qualifying sometime during the week. There are a total of 59 registered for the Americas Region Race (22 Pro Class and 37 Sportsman class). So I doubt I'll end up in any sort of broadcast race.

I have registered for the Majors Series Musket 250. I have a support race tomorrow night at 5pm (counts as the minimum required 75 laps Practice), the qualifying sometime during the week. There are a total of 59 registered for the Americas Region Race (22 Pro Class and 37 Sportsman class). So I doubt I'll end up in any sort of broadcast race.

04/03/2021

Race Day Live! - 4/3/21 (Race #1)

Spec E30!!!

SCCA Introducing Endurance Racing Program at Sebring in 2022 03/30/2021

SCCA Introducing Endurance Racing Program at Sebring in 2022

SCCA is going full bore on the Endurance Racing again.

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03/29/2021
Photos from Ms. Squirrely Pants the Miata's post 03/29/2021

Photos from Ms. Squirrely Pants the Miata's post

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