1985 Turnpike Challenge and Cowboy Auto Club Trophy

March 24, a beautiful day for an autocross. Great spring weather, and an inter-regional rivalry resulted in the largest turnout for a local event in recent memory. Nighty entries were made for the combined Cowboy Auto Club traveling trophy and first half of the Oklahoma Region/NeOkla Turnpike  Challenge. (read more)

Ponca City 1990:  SCCA Racing At Its Best  


In case you are wondering what this photo has to do with the 1990 Ponca City Grand Prix, a skateboard school and competition was held at the track in Ponca City on the Friday before the races. Here Randy Saucier performs on the halfpipe. Randy, a two time National Champion in his Miata was too young to drive at Ponca before the races were discontinued. Read about the races here.


Oklahoma Region June Sprints (1967)

An early mark of 28 seconds was set by the Red Baron (Jim Taylor). Shirley Arterburn, wife of Russell, rounded the course 93 times. Her best time of 17 sec. was not accepted however, due to the addition of an unauthorized stabilizer bar in the form of W. B. Hunt. (read more)


ORDA 1991 Driver's Added

Oklahoma Region Competition License holders for 1991 have been added.

Since this listiing is based upon the Gazette, it may not be complete or entirely accurate. Please send any corrections/additions to the Gazette at:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (read more)


1963 Ponca Turns The Corner


As everyone is well aware, many changes have been initiated since Circamooresmall 195l. No one objects to the safety improvements...roll bars, approved helmets, fire resistant garments, etc. These things have added to the sport, and the extra cost is more than offset by the increased safety. Not too long ago, clubracing was still a lot of fun for everyone concerned. Today club racing is a thing of the past, With this latest change another small group of drivers are forced to ether buy a different machine or drop out entirely. In my humble opinion, the sport cannot afford to lose these people. (read more)


1963 Ozarks Economy Run


plaqueThe 5th Annual Ozark Economy Run put on by the Bartlesville Auto Club March 16 & 17 was a revelation to your reporter in that a great number of people go to quite some lengths to squeeze a mile out of a drop of gas. Lean jets were used, along with 65# of air in tires; fairings were formed with masking tape around projections on the cars to reduce wind drag; rear seats, bumpers and other items were removed to lighten; vacuum gauges installed, and probably a lot of other things done that were not obvious to the eye, Evidently some of these things helped because some phenomenal (at least to us) mileages were recorded over some hairy mountainous roads at fairly high average speeds. (read more)


The 500 Miler - Cooper Invades Brickyard



Rules of Thumb 

This month I am departing from my usual bantering and will give you some observations from a book I recently read. The book is titled “RULES OF THUMB” I am sure that you will find many useful bits of information as you read along. (read more)


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