2011 Race Schedule

With the 2010 year coming to a close it's time to start thinking about next year. 2010 was a great year for us, and we're looking forward to another in 2011.

As of this moment we're planning on hitting all the big west coast events. Monterey Motorsports Reunion (Historics), Sonoma Historics, CSRG Charity challenge to name a few. We're also planning some 'away' races out of state in 2011 as well in the Mini Mania sponsored "Monty Mini Cooper S", the "Bumble Bee" Unsbee Mini and the "Green" Mini.

Feburary will be my first chance to test the "Monty" Mini after this winter's rebuild. After taking second quick time of the day in the last race (CSRG 2010 Charity Challenge) we had the layshaft disintegrate causing the oil pickup to clog up with metal, hense retiring on the formation lap of the final race of the weekend. The Feburary/march races will be important, as the next two race will be back to back, the first at Infineon Raceway, Sonoma CA, and then we go directly to Hallet Raceway, in Hallet Oaklahoma! So hopefully we'll have no problems.

After we get back, the next race will be in Reno, which i really enjoyed last time I went, but I will most likely only be able to run on Saturday if at all, as my best friend is getting married that Sunday (Dunno if that a good or bad thing ;) But Don and Julie will be at this event.

Next up will be the Sonoma Historics. In its second year under this name (previously the 'Wine Country Classic') this is a HUGE race, and there will a lot of cars to look at. If you want to seem them ALL on track you'll have to plan on being there for two days, Saturday and Sunday. As there are so many cars we can't all get on track on the same day.

Next is Mini Meet West. Yes not really a race, but it's on the schedule and we'll have all the cars there to look at.

Next up will be another field trip to Portland. Always a lot of fun. I won this race last year, so I'm looking forward to returning.

The Monterey Historics (now called 'Motorsports Reuion') is in August. We don't have our acceptance letter yet for this event but we're hopeful we'll get in again.

The Final race of the year is usually the CSRG Charity Challenge at Infineon Raceway, and we will be at this event even though I don't have a date yet. There is also the CSRG season finalle at thunderhill afterwards, that we will try and make this year, which I also don't have a date for.

-Dennis Racine

December 11, 2010HOD @ Thunderhill Raceway, Willows CAGreat Event! Car Ran Great
February 26-27, 2011HMSA @ Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CACancelled due to being Snowed-In
March 19-20, 2011HMSA @ Laguna Seca, Monterey CACancelled due to rain
April 1-3, 2011CSRG Season Opener @ Infineon Raceway, Sonoma CAGreat weather finally, awesome race. Finished 1st overall. Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL50204870F5929CCC
April 8-10, 2011CVC @ Hallett Raceway, OKFirst time at this great track! We ran inthe reverse direction and has a blast. Finished 1st in Class. Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL034705130F662C03
May 21-22, 2011CSRG @ ThunderhillDon, Julie and John ran this event in their Minis. John finished 4th! Great Run!
June 2-5, 2011Sonoma Historics @ Infineon Raceway, Sonoma CAWet, Wet and More  Wet, but was dry for Sunday's race. Had a great race, 5 Minis started the race. Finished 1st amoung the Minis, 6th over all. Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC8CBFA554D5D83FA
June 7-8, 2011HMSA / LSR @ Laguna Seca, Monterey CAPerfect Weather for once! Had a great scrap with some Porsches, but broke something in the race. Oiled the clutch bad, might have broke a drop gear. Video: http://youtu.be/suHVe4bkvZg
June 22-24, 2011Mini Meet West - Lake Tahoe CA/NVTerrific Event, in a perfect setting.
July 8-10, 2011Portland Historics @ Portland International Raceway, ORDNA
August 17-21, 2011Monterey Motorsports Reunion @ Laguna Seca, Monterey CAAwesome event as always. qualified well, was running in the top 10 in Race 1, when the oil cooler broke, spinning a rod bearing, and breaking a crank :(  Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4A2E0F0B0D3FF957
Sept 23-25, 2011Coronado Speed Festival (Fleet Week)Amazing event, highly recommended if you haven't been. Qualified 2nd behind a 356 Porsche. Hard fight all through race 1 for the lead, finally got it with 3 laps to go. Started Race 2 on pole, finished first. Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6615A07C0595F8CA
Oct 1-2, 2011CSRG Charity Challenge @ Infineon Raceway, Sonoma CAGreat weather, and another great weekend. Qualified 8th, Had a titanic race 1, in the middle of a 6-way battle for 2nd place. Finished 5th. Race 2, had a excellent race with a MGB for first place. Finished 2nd, by half a car length. Videos here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL673F27A399DF316F
Oct 29-30, 2011CSRG Season Finalle @ Thunderhill, Willows CA