Furrin Group: West Michigan Sportscar Club
2022 Asphalt season is starting!!
It’s happening!! The 2022 season is upon us. We had one good ice racing weekend at Turk Lake and now we are looking forward to autocross season.
Our first weekend is coming up May 21 and 22 in Traverse City! We will again be at Turtle Creek Stadium (Pit Spitters Ballpark) for the 2nd year. This venue is two large lots connected by a crossover area. Last year everyone got six runs, plus a bunch of fun runs. Also, O’Reilly Auto Parts of Traverse City is donating some prizes for the top times, and we are also working on the new shirt for 2022.
We are also working on GVSU dates for early July. The college is checking to see what lot may be available for our use. It may be different than previous years.
We are still pursuing MAIC in Muskegon, but we still need to work out some logistics for using the lot at the mall. And we will be back at US131 in the fall. Our club is also looking for a venue in Kalamazoo and we will be working with SCCA to do timing for their Grattan events. We are also working with West Michigan PCA to do timing at their IROC autocross, but they are in need of a lot this year due to construction at the lot they were using.
We should have a rally (or two) and a color tour, but those are still being worked on.
We have a new incentive for helping us find new venues. In the past, if you found us a new venue, you would get free autocross for the year, and always free autocross at the venue (for as long as we run there). We have added a $100 incentive if we book the new venue (even if it’s only one time). We have already received one tip that we are pursuing.
We will continue to have our monthly meetings at Grandvilla restaurant on the third Tuesday of every month, with a few exceptions. We may have a spring meeting at GR Auto Gallery, our summer picnic, and a Christmas party. You can participate in all meetings in-person or via virtual Zoom meeting. If you want to see what our club is all about, come to a meeting or an event. We would love to see new and old members, and non-members.
Stay tuned on our Facebook page for new events and meetings. See you at an event!