2015 Awards Banquet Set For January 23, 2016
Oklahoma Region's 2015 Awards Banquet has been set for Cattlemen"s Cafe on Saturday, January 23, 2015. Final time, menu and cost will be announced soon.
You can make your reservations here: http://msreg.com/OKBANQUET
1973 Part Two - Some More
Last month (February, 1973) we went over the Region's 4 big events; the ones we are most familiar with as a whole. We thought this month we might acquaint you with the more interesting side of the Oklahoma Region, Sports Car Club of America. (read more)
1973 Part One - The Big Four
At the end of the year we are invited to compete against the Wichita Region for the Challenge Cup, which we have won each year. We arrived in Wichita in 1972 with 32 Oklahoma Region people. Most of them brought home a trophy.
Also we are invited to the Mid-Div Solo II Run-offs which are held in Des Moines, Iowa this year. At Topeka, Kansas in 1972, we had more entries and awards than any other Region, thus bringing to Oklahoma Region the best over-aII trophy. The award was given for the strongest participation and the most wins. This was due to the willingness of our drivers to compete in far distance travel. Quite an honor ! (read more)
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)
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