Racer's Guide - (Where We Raced 1977) M.A.R.
Racing or spectating, M.A.R. is fun and getting there is no big problem. It's about 490 miles from Oklahoma City, but mostly Interstate. Stay on I-44 to St. Clair, Mo., then North to Wentzville. It's a fast road but watch out for Smokey ! (read more)
The shortest concours in history was held February 21st (1976) at French Market Mall. ( read more)
The phrase "Do You Have Ears" was CB lingo for "Are you listening to your CB ?" Police and Highway Patrol were called "Bears" or "Smokies". (read more)
Racer's Guide - Stuttgart, Arkansas
Race courses-as people-have personalities. One of our senior racing sites, Stuttgart,Arkansas, always draws a crowd of spectators and drivers alike, due in no small part to its particular charisma.
When you first visit that Eastern Arkansas metropolis you find a typical flat airport courseamidst the rice paddies, 5 miles north of the rice capital of the U.S., which in turn is a rather dreary-looking small town with limited facilities for eating, sleeping, reveling or whatever. Chances are it is raining when you arrive, if not, you can bet it will rain before the weekend is over and you most certainly will meet those notorious rice paddy mosquitoes! (read more)
August 9th SOLO Event Opens New Venue
Oklahoma Region christens a new location at the Edmond Fire Department Training Center, 3400 E. Covell Road. Registration information can be found here;
Oklahoma Region's first National SOLO II Champion was Karen Flippo in 1975 at Salina, Kansas. Karen demolished the field, and won by almost twelve seconds. Karen's win stood for almost twenty five years as the largest victory margin at the SOLO II Nationals. (read more)
Mystery of the Silver Chalices
Shortly after the GASKET GAZETTE went on line I got a call from Dave Moore, long time Oklahoma Region member and Pit Steward at Ponca City and Hallet. Dave was cleaning his garage and found some SCCA stuff. We arranged a meeting at Moore's office to collect the stuff. One item he gave me was was a small metal box labeled “SCCA.”
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