South Bend Region SCCA Regionals GingerMan Raceway
The 3 race Corvairs at GingerMan Raceway.
Steve's race Corvair was ready for track day.
Ryan's race Corvair ready for some laps on track day.
Beside racing a lot of talking, "drinking" and eating! Good times with great weather.
Steve heads out on the track.
Michael's Monzter stays in the trailer today.
Ryan & Steve at the track, chasing eachother.
Happy Ryan is a good Ryan!
Steve is ready for some more laps!
Well the Monzter is comming out for some inspection.
The office from Michael for this weekend.
It's ready for some laps.
And off for some laps at Gingerman.
Some last advice from Trace, Drive fast, be safe!
Changing tyre's, and ready for some more laps.
Michael checking the suspension and brakes.
Tools and a race Corvair, thats a fun day.
Le Vair Performance & Restoration, Tracy, Michael and me.
Michael ready for the next race!
Shake those civics from your tail Michael!
Go get the next one! GO GO GO!
Corvairs are great for cornering!
Fixing a fuel pump, and some other electric issues.
Ready for the next race!
Left, Right, Left all on the track again.
Heating up the tyre's.
And off they go, lot of people to catch!
Bummer not the best way to end a race.
OUCH someone spun out and hit Michael, more work to do!
All fixed in time for the last race of that day, tomorrow another raceday.
Early morning nice and shiney ready for the next race1
Another day at the office.
Go get the modern cars!
Smoking through the corners.
A lot of different cars on the track.
And the Monzter is out there aswell!
Driving lap after lap.
Chasing and get chased.
Last laps for the Monzter.
Lap after lap, it was running good when it needed to be good.
Monzter in action.
Last lap of the Monzter at GingerMan Raceway.
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2014 was different from 2013. I visited a lot of people that I met at the 2013 convention in Kalamazoo. I went to one of Michael Le Veque's races with Michael and Tracy. It was the same track as the track day at the Convention last year, GingerMan Raceway.
It was a half day drive to Gingerman. Fully loaded with the Monzter and all the tools, spare parts we took with us. On Friday it was track day, so everybody could drive on the circuit to test. We didn't use that day, but Steve and Ryan were there with their Corvairs to have fun and test the race Corvairs.
On Saturday it was practice time and qualifying time. We had some little problems with the Monzster. Electrical issues and some overflowing oil issues. but that is what practice is for. We solved the problems and had some great runs after that.
On Sunday it was race day, we were all ready and so were the other drivers. Too bad one of them spun out and hit Michael in the front quarter panel. We needed to retire for the rest of the race. Luckily we could fix the body work and no major damage was underneath it. We needed the time but we were ready to head out again on the next race. The races after that went great! We won in our race class so a awesome drive from Michael!
Michael and Tracy, thank you for letting me join your team at the GingerMan Race! Great experience and a great combination of fun, technical parts, ups and downs that race weekend!
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