Hoosier tires for vintage
Hoosier tires for vintage Formula Fords have just been approved
by the club.
Over the last twelve Charity Challenges CSRG has managed to raise
$785,000 for the Sonoma Chapter of the Speedway Children’s
Charities. The CSRG members and Sonoma Raceway have made it the
success it is and should take pride in their efforts. It’s truly
Tech Inspection Valid for 45 days
As of 2016 Tech Inspections will be valid for 45 days. Any car
that passes Tech at the Sonoma races will automatically be
approved for the Thunderhill race that immediately follows
it—assuming the car and driver completed the weekend without any
incident(s) including, but not limited to, damage to the car,
Group 8 Expansion
The club will allow Production-based cars up to 1990 with a
documented race history by a recognized sanctioning body. The car
must be prepared to period rules and use period tires. Each car
will be approved by CSRG on an individual basis. For more
information please contact Jon Norman at: email@example.com
It seems that lack of attendance at the required Driver Meetings
before each of our events is an issue, particularly at Sonoma
Raceway. If the situation does not improve, get ready for proof
of attendance, or some such, before you are allowed on the track.
This is a no-compromise issue. If just one incident can be
avoided by attendance at the meeting, it would be worth it.
The Board has accepted second generation Can-Am cars, IMSA GTO
& GTU cars, SCCA Trans-Am cars as well as more modern SCCA
Production cars as outlined in previous Racing News posts.
The Board is looking into ways to streamline the Technical
Inspection procedure at Sonoma Raceway events, in particular. The
Board is also interested in recruiting additional people for
Race Groups 1,2 & 3
The CSRG Board has been asked to consider a proposal to divide
each of Race Groups 1, 2 & 3 into sub-groups 1A, 2A, 3A &
1B, 2B & 3B. Cars built to the 1967 rules set will run in the
'A' sub-group & cars built to 1972 rules will run in the 'B'
sub-group. Each sub-group would be scored independently & the
results would reflect the split. The primary purpose of the split
group is to allow cars that look similar to be in the same race
group instead of spread between Group 8 & Groups 1,2 or 3.
Considering Acceptance of Second Generation Can-Am Cars
The CSRG Board is considering the acceptance of second generation
Can-Am cars, both under & over 2 liter, built before December
31 1979. The intent is to include pre-ground effect cars such as
Lola T332 based cars—-the T333CS, Prophet, Frissbee, Schkee.
Potential Additions to Group 8
This is a proposal to allow interesting, historical,
production-based race cars with documented race history to join
Group 8. These would have to be the actual cars, not
copies/tribute cars. We want to see cars like the DeAtley
Camaros, Roush Mustangs, 240-280Zs, Dekon Monzas, Miller
Mustangs, Zakspeed Capris, Jensen Healeys, Triumph TR7s &
TR8s, Porsche RSRs, Huffaker Pontiacs, BMW 3.0 CSLs…& more.
Cars would be considered on an individual basis, with an emphasis
CSRG Contributes to Sonoma Charity:
Club members should be very proud that money raised from the 2014
11th Annual Charity Challenge at Sonoma Raceway as well as the
matching funds given by the Carl & Judy Moore Foundation
exceeded $86,000.00. This brings the total raised for the Sonoma
Chapter of the Speedway Children's Charities over the past eleven
years to over $700,000.
Jon Norman & Race Group 8:
Jon will take over as coordinator for the Race Group 8 cars.
Please contact Jon if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or
There has been a lot of passing under the yellow flag at recent
events. Please be aware: This is a serious issue & may result
in the offender being asked to leave the event earlier then he or
she had planned. Come on, please pay attention & watch for
FJHNA at the CC
FJHNA (Formula Junior Historics North America) contacted CSRG to
say that the 2015 Charity Challenge had been chosen as the event
for their National Race.
Masters-HGP is returning to the Charity Challenge in 2015 &
will be running to the same format as last year.
Fred Chudacoff is trying to get Alfa GTA owners to enter the
Charity Challenge to commemorate the GTA’s 50th anniversary.
Please contact Jon Norman for details.
CSRG is expanding and, as we expand, there is no shortage of
ideas on ways to improve the club. However it's the
implementation of those ideas that present the biggest problem.
Simply put: We need volunteers to help out on a variety of tasks.
These tasks can be prior to a race or on a race weekend, monthly
tasks, or simply as-needed tasks. In most cases we can tailor the
job to the time you wish to contribute. If you are interested in
the details, please contact Locke at email@example.com.
Car Prep is Creeping:
As cars go from one owner to another we have noticed lately that
these cars tend to "creep" toward additional modifications that
are not within our rules. Everything from louvres &
non-standard ignitions to tire swapping between tech & going
on track to replacing steel panels with fiberglass.
We all joined this club to have fun with our cars and our
friends, not to hedge on car preparation. Remember, CSRG was
founded on the premise that our events are all about the cars
& the camaraderie inherent within our club. The cohesion and
very life of our club depends upon maintaining an atmosphere that
allows club members to respect each other.
CSRG Race Group 8:
It's time to dust off the newer A, B & C sedans (think
Trans-Am) and newer production cars.…..
CSRG has expanded eligibility to include Group A, B & C
sedans through 1972, but we put them in groups that reflect how
they ran back in the day, that is with other SCCA production
groups like C Production, D Production, etc. By doing this CSRG
hopes to be true to racing's past and be more inclusive and
attentive to the other car classes. The intention is to include
additional cars in our existing framework, not just tack them on
as an afterthought to increase entries.
Masters-HGP at the Charity Challenge
British-based Masters-HGP will be represented at the Charity
Challenge. We hope that a full grid of these superb F1 cars from
the '70s will put on a super show. It's not often you get a
version of Rush right in your own backyard!