Minnesota SCCA Stories | How I got involved

How my passion for rally racing started

Posted on Thu, Oct 10, 2013

I guess it all started with my first introduction to the Subaru Impreza WRX back in 2001. I had read about it in a car magazine and was really excited to find out it was going to be shown at the Twin Cities Auto Show.  When we got to the show, there it sat, in the traditional eye-catching World Rally Blue color, with the full Subaru yellow swoosh wrap.  It wasn't a stylish car, but it's capabilities for a reasonable price is what impressed me.  Jump ahead a year, and a good friend at the time purchased a 2003 WRX, and showed me just what all those numbers on the page could produce.  Jump ahead another 5 years, after owning some various dependable and useful vehicles, but nothing exciting, I had the funds to purchase my very own WRX and I started shopping around. This was only made possible sadly from my father passing away. But he always lived his life to the fullest and taught me to enjoy it.  After taking a couple for a test drive, I came across a dark red 2007 sedan at Westside Volkswagen that I couldn't resist and purchased it the next day.  The thrill of the turbo just pushing you back in your seat and how great it just stuck to the road kept my adrenaline pumping, and I would think of all kinds of excuses to take it out.
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Carrie Carlson | How I Got Started In SCCA | Member Stories

Posted on Sun, Mar 31, 2013

Carrie Carlson | My first SCCA event was nearly 8 years ago.

My hubby had volunteered at several different local stage rally events for the past few years. He tried to talk me into going to a rally, but with two kids under 3, I thought he was crazy. He finally convinced me to bring my new dSLR camera to a RallyCross at Corcoran. How did he convince me? Easily “Honey, Mom says she will watch the kids.” I am easy, what can I say. The thought of a day without kids (then 1 and 3) was pure bliss...it didn’t matter what I was doing.

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SCCA spectator stories | going to the races, taking it all in

Posted on Sun, Mar 31, 2013

SCCA Racing Stories | from the very early stages of the planning process to arriving at the destination, I love adventure.

 

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Mark Utecht | End of life as i knew it | My Racing Story

Posted on Sun, Mar 31, 2013

SCCA Stories | How I got started in motorsports.

Or, the end of life as I knew it.

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Driver Stories | From SCCA Crew member to Flagging & Communications

Posted on Sun, Mar 31, 2013

Ed Cheek | I have been a member of the Sports Car Club of America for over twenty five years. 


I started as a crew member for a friend with a Formula Vee. I really enjoy being involved and when my driver’s involvement started falling off, I took the opportunity to learn Flagging and Communications.

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SCCA Bill Medcalf | How I got involved in SCCA Motorsports

Posted on Thu, Mar 28, 2013

SCCA Stories -Bill Medcalf: This is the first in the series of three episodes and starting in the middle – much as the Star Wars trilogies in what I refer to as ‘Episode II, the Middle Years, 1983 – 2000.

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