We’ve had many people ask, “What happened? Why is FCSCC not able to run at the Stratford Army Engine Plant site anymore?”
There isn’t anything nefarious about what happened. A development group was approved to take over the site back in 2012, but that was contingent on the U.S. Army being able to transfer the site in a state where the developer was able to deal with any remaining issues. The cleanup process to effect this transfer has finally commenced after a long period of site investigation and planning.
Though the site was considered stable and not emitting toxic materials, to perform new development there are large parts of the site that require cleanup. To do that they have to move or remove large amounts of waste material and in the process demolish the majority of the site.
Currently there is no plan that has us able to use that site for autocross after development is completed. It will become a mixed use area with possible residential and commercial applications.
If you have information on a site that can host FCSCC events please contact us! FCSCC is a non-profit that carries liability insurance for each event and all participants sign waivers indemnifying site owners from liability. FCSCC compensates site owners for use of their property. Desired sites would have large open pavement areas and be available for use on weekend days during the spring, summer and fall.
Congratulations to Andrew Johnson who took the title of FCSCC Autocrosser of The Year after competing against 14 skilled class champions in our annual runoff. Andrew posted the fastest time in the FCSCC Club Miata.
Thanks to all that came out and helped make the runoff a success. Results from the day are posted on our Results Page.
Congratulations to FCSCC Rookie of the Year Alexander Lim who beat out four other tough opponents in our annual rookie runoff. All runoff contenders drove our the club Miata and Alex managed to take the win over Brendan Magner by a slim 0.055. Alex will compete with other class champions during our final runoff on Sunday.
In today’s event Harvey Meeker took raw FTD and David Medvedev got PAX FTD. Congratulations to them. Tomorrow is our runoff for Autocrosser of the Year.
The 8/14 Saturday Results are posted. The event lured out 31 participants after which the club held a pizza party to give out the awards from 2020. The weather was hot for most of the day, but cooled later and participants were able to get in 10 competitive runs as well as fun runs.
Your friendly webmaster got PAX and raw FTD, so congratulations to me! *evil laugh*
All past and present results are posted on our Results Page.
Results are posted for Points Event #6. It was a hot one and humid, but we had 48 autocrossers out to enjoy a total of 9 competition runs with an additional fun run tacked on. Congratulations to Mark Daddio who had both best PAX and raw time of the day. Thanks to Will Schramm for running the event and to Rick Obert for making the course.
The club received very shocking and sad news the other day. Keith Scala passed away in his sleep Sunday night after running that day with FCSCC. Keith was a long time member and also held many club offices including President for many years. While President he took it upon himself to organize and run the SCCA Street Survival program with FCSCC. Keith was a die hard rotary fan and won a CS national championship in an RX-7 in 1985. Until recently he had driven an RX-8, but he came back out this year to drive his 2021 Mercedes CLA45 AMG. He was driving that car this past Sunday, posting a time that put him in the top 10 for raw and PAX.