2.5 Challenge - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-01-2003, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,681
2.5 Challenge

The Vintage 2.5 Challenge will be running at Willow Springs on March 7-8 with HSR-West. About 30 cars are expected to show up. Everything from GTA's, GTV's, Datsun 510's, BMW 2002's, and Ford Cortina and Escorts are expected to show up and race. Admission is $10 for a two day pass. You can pay at the gate when you arrive. There will be about 5-9 other run groups that weekend with everything from vintage small bore production cars to historic Formula 1 cars. Come out and enjoy the weekend and cheer on the Alfa's! Hope to see you there. For more information, go to B Sedan

Laguna Seca 2002 Start Of 2.5 Challenge Race
italcarguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-01-2003, 11:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Sniady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,451
Send a message via AIM to Sniady
I'll be there.

Sniady
'how the devil do they do that with a live rear axle?'
Sniady is offline  
post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-04-2003, 12:51 PM
Admin
Administrator
 
smestas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 4,862
I'm for sure not going to miss it!

Anyone else?

Simon Mestas
smestas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-04-2003, 12:57 PM
Admin
Administrator
 
smestas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 4,862
Hope we get to see a line up like this!
Attached Images
 

Simon Mestas
smestas is offline  
post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-04-2003, 06:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Chatsworth, CA
Posts: 167
Send a message via AIM to RtbRacer
I will be there

I will be there with my 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV Race Car
It is going to be my first real race and I am pretty excited. Does anyone know how many laps there are going to be?
Attached Images
 
RtbRacer is offline  
post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-04-2003, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,681
Race Length

The general length of a 2.5 challenge race at Willow Springs is 11 laps. The race is generally 20-30 minutes in length. Last season at Laguna Seca, we were given a 40 minute race. Everyone was running on fumes at the end...it was great, we were all waiting for each other to run out of gas!
italcarguy is offline  
post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 01:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Chatsworth, CA
Posts: 167
Send a message via AIM to RtbRacer
I just got a schedule for this weekend

Ok here is the race schedule in its full form for this weekend:

Group 1: Small & Med. bore Prod
Group 2: Formula Ford Pacific Challenge
Group 3: Porsche 2.0 liter Challenge
Group 4: Formula 2.0 Chal + BOSS
Group 5: FIA 2.0 S/R Chal. & CanAM
Group 6: Vintage 2.5 Sedan Challeng (GO ALFAS!!!)
Group 7: Big Bore Prod
Group 8: Lotus Sports Challenge
Group 9: Ford powered Prod. Cars FEATURED EVENT
Group 10: 1-HOUR ENDURO

Saturday March 8
7:00 Tech and Registration open
8:00 Drivers Meeting
8:10 Group 1 practice (not timed)
8:30 Group 2 practice (not timed)
8:50 Group 3+6 practice (not timed)
9:10 Group 4 practice (not timed)
9:30 Group 5 practice (not timed)
9:50 Group 7 practice (not timed)
10:10 Group 1 Qualifying (timed)
10:35 Group 2 Qualifying (timed)
11:00 Group 3 Qualifying (timed)
11:25 Group 4 Qualifying (timed)
11:50 Group 5 Qualifying (timed)
12:15-1:15 LUNCH AND TRACK TOURING
1:15 Group 6 Qualifying (timed)
1:40 Group 7 Qualifying (timed)
2:05 Blessing before races
2:10 Group 1 Qualifying RACE
2:35 Group 2 Qualifying RACE
3:00 Group 3 Qualifying RACE
3:25 Group 4 Qualifying RACE
3:50 Group 5 Qualifying RACE
4:15 Group 6 Qualifying RACE
4:40 Group 7 Qualifying RACE
5:15 Party at Drivers lounge

Sunday March 9
7:00 Gate open
8:00 Warm-up Group 1
8:20 Warm-up Group 2
8:40 Warm-up Group 3+6
9:00 Warm-up Group 4
8:20 Warm-up Group 5
9:40 Warm-up Group 7
10:00 Blessing before races
10:15 Group 10 Enduro
11:15 Group 8 RACE
11:30 Group 1 RACE
12:00 Group 2 RACE
12:30-1:30 Lunch, Track Tours, and Chapel Service
1:30 Group 9 RACE
1:45 Group 3 RACE
2:15 Group 4 RACE
2:45 Group 5 RACE
3:15 Group 6 RACE
3:45 Group 7 RACE
RtbRacer is offline  
post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 01:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Sniady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,451
Send a message via AIM to Sniady
Thank's for the info.

Sniady
'how the devil do they do that with a live rear axle?'
Sniady is offline  
post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,681
Looks like we got a late race on Sunday.

RTB, wanna pit together? I will be at Willow on Friday testing the #71 car for our customer, so I can get some decent pit space before the Friday afternoon crowd shows up and takes it all with their busses and motorhomes. When you guys heading up there?
italcarguy is offline  
post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 09:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Chatsworth, CA
Posts: 167
Send a message via AIM to RtbRacer
Yeah that would be GREAT!!! We hope to be out there Friday as well, just to get tire pressures right and and some idea for laps per tank. It would be great to bpit together though, count me in!!!
Thanks
Richard
RtbRacer is offline  
post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 10:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Sniady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,451
Send a message via AIM to Sniady
Re: I will be there

Quote:
Originally posted by RtbRacer
I will be there with my 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV Race Car
In the picture above, I'm hoping you gave those Porsches a run for there money. Inless there lapping you (not trying to offend you, but those **** Porsches are fast). How did you hang with the Porsche's is what I want to know.

Sniady
'how the devil do they do that with a live rear axle?'
Sniady is offline  
post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,681
Ready To Go Racing

#71 is all set to go testing tomorrow. The car was bought in November in "as is" condition. In January, we took it to the track and discovered the oiling system was set up wrong and the clutch was slipping. After about a lap, all the oil would come out and head straight for the rear wheels...scary. We fixed that problem as well as the clutch so, hopefully it will be going strong this weekend.

P.S. I am still going crazy shooting pics with my digital camera.

Last edited by italcarguy; 05-17-2012 at 09:44 PM.
italcarguy is offline  
post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,681
wow

What an amazing race. I am sure Sniady and Simon can agree with me, they were there both days and I bet they are happy they didn't miss a thing. Everyone's times were about 2 seconds faster than usual thanks to ideal weather and having a run group after two races that had cars with W I D E slicks which covered the track in nice sticky rubber. Congrat's to Richard Beard for being the rookie of the race. Keep it up man, you have hte best shot for Rookie of The Year with the 2.5 Challenge. Hey Richard I need to start training for the upcoming 2.5 Challenge races, wanna train with me? I my car is 25lbs. overweight and I figured taking 10lbs. off me, installing fiberglass hood and trunk, I should be at legal 2.5 Challenge weight.

Attached image is of:
Tom Neely Datsun 510 #19
Bob Wass Alfa GTV #85
Richard Beard Alfa GTV #108
Marissa Clay BMW 2002 #22

all three are excellent drivers and have very well prepared cars just as the rest of the field. I threw this pic up because it shows the nice variety of cars competing in the 2.5 Challenge. I will post results with lap times later unless someone beats me to it.

Last edited by italcarguy; 05-17-2012 at 09:44 PM.
italcarguy is offline  
post #14 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 01:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Chatsworth, CA
Posts: 167
Send a message via AIM to RtbRacer
Yeah it would be fun training for races. As you probably know we are 40 lbs overweight and at least 20 should come from my end.
I am gonna try to beat you with the post of the times. May not happen but its my competative nature.

Thanks
Richard

P.S. my neice that was there both days. curly hair, short, thought you were hot. Just letting you know.
RtbRacer is offline  
post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,681
2.5 Challenge Results

1 #19 Tom Neely Datsun 510
2 #171 CJ Bonura Ford Cortina
3 #830 Kevin McKee Alfa GTV
4 #83 Mickey Cohen Datsun 510
5 #108 Richard Beard Alfa GTV
6 #85 Bob Wass Alfa GTV
7 #66 Dirk Stoehr Alfa GTV
8 #25 Jim McAdory Datsun 510
9 #22 Marissa Clay BMW 2002
10 #65 Chris Kattchee Alfa Giulia TI
11 #12 Don Forrester Alfa GTV
12 #26 Robert Turney Datsun 510
13 #45 Al Bourdet Alfa GTV
14 #60 Les Cannaday Datsun 1200
15 #682 Gianfranco Masdea Alfa GTV
16 #49 Steve Link Datsun 510
17 #18 Alan Denson Ford Capri

Tell her I say thanks. One at a time, unless each one really lives really really far away from eachother

I'll email you about the Alfa Romeo weight loss system.
italcarguy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome