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Volume 39, December 2001, Issue 12
Zone 5 Presidents ..........................................................1
List of Officers/Board Chairs .......................................4
Pam’s Page ......................................................................6
Calendar of Events..........................................................1
Happy Hour ....................................................................2
Board Meeting ................................................................2
Porsche Lunches .............................................................2
Holiday Party ..................................................................3
Rally 101 ..........................................................................7
New Member Party ........................................................7
Driver’s Education at MSR Application ....................25
Day December - Events
6 Board Meeting*
8 Holiday Party
20 Happy Hour
Day January 2002 - Events
2 Board Meeting
15 Porsche Lunch
19-20 Lone Star Region DE at TWS
26 Rally 101
29 Porsche Lunch
Day February 2002 - Events**
3? New Member Party
6 Board Meeting
9? Swap Meet at GTI
12 Porsche Lunch
16? Autocross 101
17? Ladies Autocross School
23-24 DE at MotorSports Ranch
26 Porsche Lunch
Past Event Recaps
Run Whatcha Brung Charity Autocross .....................8
Swap Meet at GTI...........................................................9
2201 Mid US 914 Ramble ...........................................10
Maverick’s First TMS Club Race A Huge Success....12
The Club Race: A View From The “Tower”.............14
Fashion Alert: Wearing White In The Fall.................15
TMS Club Race Photos ...............................................16
TMS DE Photos............................................................17
Happy Hour at Mondo’s .............................................18
Volunteers Needed For Hope Shelter Drive................2
Thank You To The 2001 Sponsors .............................22
*Please note that the events listed for February 2002 are tentative.
** Please RSVP for this month’s board meeting to email@example.com.
Tinker Edwards, Mark Gluck,
Drew Campbell, Linda Bambina,
Lanean Hughes, Bill Dugan and
National PCA Legal Advisor, Lee Wilkins,
leading a row of cars in the charity
laps at the Club Race. Photo taken by
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2001 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents
Bob Kelley (Shirley)
Peter Kendig (Cindy)
Steve Olsen (Peggy)
Bob Towsley (Joyce)
James Shoffit (Wendy)
Bud Thurman (Phyllis)
Gregg Welsh (Tracy)
Walt Kendall (Barbara)
James Broussard (Melinda)
ZONE 5 REP
Jan Mayo (Ed)
Thursday, December 20th
6:30 PM at
1701 Crossroads, Grapevine, TX (Hwy 121/114 split)
Sunday, December 9th
to take smiles, cookies,
beverages, and holiday
cheer to our friends
at the HOPE Shelter in
To help, contact
Lanean Hughes at
For more information about Happy Hours contact:
Dennis Chamberlain - Dennis@dennischamberlaincpa.com,
Tinker Edwards - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Benjamin Witry - email@example.com
1112 Santa Fe
Thursday, December 6th
Belt Line Rd.
All Members Are Welcome
Please RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3rd to:
Belt Line Rd.
Santa Fe Trail
Due to the busy holiday
season, the December
lunches will be held
Tuesday the 18th at
11:30 at Good Eats
near Collin Creek Mall in
Plano AND on Midway
Road in Addison.
2001 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs
Maverick Region President
W - (972) 506-7449
H - (972) 506-7449
1112 Santa Fe Trail
Irving, TX 75063
A member since 1997, James has also been
co-editor of Slipstream and the Timing &
Scoring chair of AX. He owns a ‘90 911 C4
Cab and a ‘78 911 SC.
Carey and Mimi Spreen
W - (972) 501-3400
H - (972) 420-9953
709 Reno Street
Lewisville, TX 75077
Carey has been a member since 1979 and
Mimi since 1989. Carey has been an active
member of four different regions. They
own a ‘70 914-6.
W - (214) 360-9221
H - (940) 321-8683
1512 Shadow Crest Dr.
Corinth, TX 76210
Andy has been heavily involved with the
mailing and distribution of Slipstream for
several years. He now hopes to attend more
driving events since he has completed his
911 Coupe project.
W - (214) 461-1426
H - (214) 349-1108
Dallas, TX 75243
A member since 1986, Bob has previously
held the offices of President and Vice
President, edited Slipstream, and has won
the Selcer Memorial award. He owns a 2000
Driving Events - Chair
W - (817) 706-7678
H - (817) 251-6865
711 Manchester Court
Southlake, TX 76092
Keith has been a regular at all driving events
and has recently been heavily involved in our
Driver’s Education program.
Logistics & Support - Chair
W - (817) 366-1678
H - (817) 861-2792
704 Bowen Court
Arlington, TX 76012
Joe has been involved in virtually every type
of event that the Maverick Region holds.
He currently owns a 912 and a 914 2.0 liter.
Communication - Chair
H - (972) 506-7449
1112 Santa Fe Trail
Irving, TX 75063
A member since 1997, Wendy has recently
completed a two year stint as the editor of
Slipstream and was the year 2000 recipient
of the Selcer Memorial Award. She owns a
‘90 911 C4 Cab and a ‘78 911 SC.
Activities - Chair
H - (940) 682-4719
P.O. Box 213
Weatherford, TX 76086
Teri is a past Slipstream Editor and the
current Rally Chair. She has also been a
major force behind Round Up and the
recent Rally Schools.
W - (817) 421-0141
H - (817) 421-0086
W - (817) 366-1678
H - (817) 861-2792
H - (972) 208-7725
H - (214) 739-3355
W - (972) 934-7191
H - (817) 265-0704 (
by James Shoffit, Maverick Region President
That’s amazing! Another event has come
and gone – it was well organized, well executed,
and the participants enjoyed every minute of it.
Which event am I talking about? All of them!
Every month, Slipstream magically appears
in your mailbox. How does that happen?
Usually 5-10 people write articles. 2-3 people
put together the layout. 1 or 2 people scan in the
photos that 3-4 others take. Then it gets carried to the printer and
back several times. Then someone has to print the labels. And
separate them. And organize the mailbags. Labeling and bagging
take another 2-3 people. Then someone carries them all to the
post office, taking off from work or family to do so.
Events seem to just happen. Slipstream seems to just happen.
How do these things happen? The answer, of course, is volunteers.
I know each of you knows this, but how often do we really
think about it?
Well, now is a good time to think about it! At Founders Day,
I had two people come up and volunteer to help with Maverick
Region events. And at the Happy Hour before that, another kind
soul volunteered his time to the Region. These are great examples
of how the region should (and does) work.
But the time has come to replace even more of the positions
and appointments with some new blood. So we need some more
volunteers. The current openings include: Advertising Chair, Raffle
and Door Prize Chair, Tech Session Chair, Slipstream Distribution
Coordinator, and possibly a few more. If you feel you might have
some time you could give back to the club, please let me know!
If you think you don’t have the time – you aren’t alone. Many
of our volunteers have wives, husbands, kids, dogs, work,
projects, hobbies, and friends outside the club. As a matter of fact,
we all do! And if you think you don’t have the skills – you aren’t
alone! Nobody volunteering instantly knew how to do the position
they volunteered for. It is on-the-job training at its finest.
How much time do these jobs take? Honestly, it varies. Some
just require a little effort a few times a year, others are as often as
once per month or more. Call or email and discuss with me to
determine if any of the time requirements are more than you
The other members who also enjoy the events will thank
you, I will thank you, and most of all, you will feel great about
helping another event or issue of Slipstream come to fruition.
We have a big year ahead of us and need lots of help; so come
on out, and join the fun!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
FAX at (817) 267-4939
• ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION SERVICE
• SUSPENSION AND ALIGNMENT SPECIALISTS
• TIRE SPECIALISTS –
• SPECIALISTS IN EARLY PORSCHE FUEL
by Pam Abdalla, Editor
About a year and a half ago Wendy Shoffit
needed a break. She had been the Editor of
Slipstream for two years and was looking for
someone to take over for awhile. Well, let’s be
honest, she was simply looking for someone to
take over. I was recently laid off of my job, and
not looking for another one at the time due to
being pregnant, so I volunteered.
Since then I’ve learned quite alot about Porsche Club,
Maverick Region, and most of all, the beauty of teamwork. You
see, even though I ‘took over’ as editor, Wendy never really let go.
She has been my lifeline in this whole learning curve as
Slipstream editor. Hours of her time were spent advising me on
content; helping me collect information; pestering folks for
articles, ads, and photos; proofreading copy; and otherwise
helping keep the whole process running smoothly. She did all
this without neglecting her additional duties as Communication
Chair and “first lady” of Maverick Region.
Throughout the year I also have spent hours and hours
putting the issues together each month. It is quite a task.
It cannot be done without teamwork, and I was so lucky to
have so many people on my team. Besides Wendy, there is
Kevin Hardison, who spent many late-night hours putting the
final - professional - touches on my finished draft; and Teri Davis,
who’s creative event ads gave the newsletter a polished appeal as
well as saved me countless hours. Others who contributed each
month, such as Tinker Edwards, Lanean Hughes, Andy Mears,
Joel Nannis, and James Shoffit, as well as the “behind the scenes”
folks who sorted, addressed, and mailed the issues, and all those
who contribute articles and photographs deserve a world of
thanks for all their time and effort.
For 2002, Wendy will once again take over as Editor. The
process has been streamlined a bit in order to run more
smoothly and efficiently, but teamwork will continue to be the
most essential ingredient to getting each issue completed. Wendy
will have her hands full, but she will also have a talent pool of
people who are excellent at their jobs as helpers. Next time you
see her, say thanks for all her efforts. I know I will.
by Andy Mears, Maverick Region Secretary
The November Board Meeting got started
at 7:01 with a full house of MRPCA members of
First up on the agenda was the report from
the 2002 scheduling committee given by Teri
Davis. With the exception of the 2-day driving
school expected sometime in the spring, all
other planned activities have been set. The dates
and the events for the 2002 schedule will be published on the
Maverick Region web site calendar, so check the website
regularly for the most current information. If you don’t have
access to the web and would like a current copy of what is
published on the web please contact any board member and we
will fax or mail a copy to you.
Next, Lanean Hughes reported on the success of the MR
Charity Autocross. There were over 60 vehicles in attendance. The
proceeds will be donated to the Hope Shelter and Pythian Home.
Lanean also reported on the October Club Race and, based on
this year’s success, Maverick Region has plans in the works for a
2002 Club Race. Lanean and MR extended a big thank you to all
the sponsors, volunteers, and workers who helped make this
event the success that it was.
James Shoffit made a proposal for MR to purchase an
additional set of timing lights for use at club driving events. A
motion was passed to purchase the additional equipment and we
hope to see it in action by the first driving event in 2002. The
additional timing units would provide more flexibility in AX
course design and will work with our existing equipment.
Mimi Spreen reported that the Founders Day schedule is all
set and they are expecting a big turnout. Also, complimentary
pictures will be taken at the event.
On a related note, John and Suzanne Cochran are moving
away from MR and will not be able to fulfill the duties of VP. As
a result, the 2002 nomination committee proposed Eric Erz as a
write-in candidate for V.P. All voting for the 2002 ballot will be
concluded at the Founder’s Day dinner.
The meeting was brought to a close at 9:05. The December
meeting will be on the 6th at the Shoffit's house in Irving. A
special dinner will be served and RSVP’s are requested to
email@example.com by the 3rd. All members are welcome.
Maverick Region PCA
Board Meetings are held
once a month.
The meetings are open to
all PCA members and your
suggestions and opinions
And there’s free food!
Run Whatcha Brung Charity Autocross
by Lanean Hughes
This year’s Charity Autocross was held at Standridge Stadium
on Saturday, October 27th. It was beautiful sunny day and those who
attended saw a fabulous mix of cars from an Formula Atlantic, a
Cobra, an MG, a Legends car, an Austin Healey, a very cute Bug-eye
Sprite, 20+ 914’s, other Porsche designs, a few Corvettes, and even a
truck with a camper. You name it, we had it.
Many thanks to those who participated and those who helped set
it up, including the Shoffits and Cody Sears. Cody and James set up
the course at 1:00 AM, yes, 1:00 A.M. Thanks also to the Mid US
Ramble folks (see article on page 10) for participating. With all the
help and participation, we were able to give $1,432 of charity money
collected to the Hope Shelter and Pythian Home. See you next year!
Christy Sears driving her electric/gas hybrid Prius in her first ever autocross.
Michele DeJong enjoying her Bug-eyed Sprite.
Carey Spreen kept the “Tow Vehicle” class tradition going.
Doug Molny leaning around the pivot cone in his MG.
John Garcia proving that high horsepower cars could safely complete the course.
Mike Valant driving a unique Alfa Romeo Ghulia.
1 34.555 Peter Fehn
2 34.572 John Garcia
3 37.475 Jan Mayo
4 38.010 Ed Mayo
5 38.288 Larry Everett
6 38.833 Cody Sears
7 39.270 Mike Fleischer
8 39.826 Kevin Hardison
9 39.896 Jason Dugan
10 39.983 Charlie Davis
The Top 30 Times
11 40.186 Nancy Dugan
12 40.319 Mark Hanna
13 40.476 Loren Rappaport
14 40.512 John Orr
15 40.599 Chip Rogan
16 40.664 Mike Mueller
17 40.726 David Traylor
18 40.983 Brad Roberts
19 41.057 Mike Valante
20 41.372 Bill Dugan
21 41.572 Fran Ussery
22 41.581 Damon Bottoroff
23 41.816 Pat Steiger
24 41.822 Ed Carlson
25 42.927 Richard Fisher
26 43.157 Dave Darling
27 43.529 Alan Barrilleaux
28 43.539 Hill Bullock
29 43.730 Chris Vanderbilt
30 44.013 Betty Perrine
The Nissan’s screeching front wheel burnouts had some plugging their ears.
Mike Fliescher’s red Corvette defending the American cars honor.
Normally a 914/6 pilot, John Orr drove his new Toyota MR2 Spyder.
Hill Bullock wowed the crowd in his silver and red Cobra.
Got Any Spare Parts? Trade Them At The . . .
All Porsche Swap Meet
Saturday, February 9, 2002
8:00 AM - Noon
GTI, German Technology, Inc.
Dan Butts, owner
1118 S. Airport Circle #120
Euless, Texas 76040
Bring your old parts.
Buy, sell, and trade.
There is no cost to participate, but a
contribution for snacks is appreciated.
For additional info contact:
972-279-6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2001 Mid US 914 Ramble
by Charlie Davis
The Mid US 914 Ramble (or MUSR) was born in 1999. It was the
creation of Alan Barrilleaux from Austin. Alan and I jointly started the
914 SIG to have access to the PCA liability policy for the events we
anticipated. Rich and Diane Johnson, who had organized a couple of
similar 914 events (organized under the “914 Renegade Club” banner)
were brought in to advise. Rich is the genius behind the sponsorship for
the Rambles. The name "Ramble" was coined by John Dunkle (master of
the Rennlist) and used with his blessings.
It was abnormally busy because festivities started a little early this
year. Normally, things start on Thursday night, but on Wednesday night a
small group met at Joe T. Garcias Mexican restaurant to pull off a surprise
for one of our favorite couples. Lawrence Bonkoski is a Warrant Officer in
the Army and has been stationed in Egypt for the past 9 months. He came
halfway around the world to attend the Ramble (and see his girlfriend).
Meanwhile, that girlfriend, Pam Schneider, was in the dark about his
plans, but had been tempted down from Des Moines to attend the event
in hopes of finding a set of headers for Lawrence's latest project.
With names like Lawrence Bonkoski and Pamela Schneider, is it any
wonder that we avoid using them? It's a long story, but everybody calls
them "RustBoy" and "ToolWench". These are terms of endearment, in
case that is not obvious. So, RustBoy, Charlie Davis, Dave Darling,
Joe Yoder, Clay Perrine, Rich Johnson and a few others were in cahoots
keeping the truth from Pam, er, the ToolWench.
RustBoy flew from Egypt to North Carolina, pulled his car out of
storage, drove down to Raleigh, picked up Joe (who flew in from Dallas)
and then drove to Dallas. RustBoy got in early and Wes Hildreth helped
him work out a few things on his car so he wouldn’t be distracted later
when Pam flew in. After nine months in storage, the carburetors needed
adjustments and RustBoy had never adjusted the valves (quite a difficult
job on a 914/6 for those of you uninformed Boxster guys. Heck, most of
you have never even SEEN your engines, much less worked on them).
RustBoy now knows how to do both of these. (You Boxster guys need to
join the new Boxster SIG and start having fun like us teeners do. Contact
Lorne Blackman at email@example.com. He might even show
you what your engines look like.)
When ToolWench arrived at Joe T’s, she found Charlie and Teri Davis,
Clay and Betty Perrine, and Dave Darling waiting. Another introduction is
necessary here. Dave Darling is the 914 guru who works for Pelican Parts
The “surprise” dinner at Joe T Garcias.
as their problem solver on the Rennlist. He also works for NASA in his
spare time. He lives in Silicon Valley and is the only 914 guy in recent
memory to beat Ed Mayo for overall in the Parade Tech Quiz. Dave is
known as "Damp" Dave Darling (or DD). If you have to ask why the
"Damp" preface, you’ve never driven a 914 in the rain with the top stowed.
Meanwhile, RustBoy was inbound from Joe's house in East Dallas.
Joe gave RustBoy directions to get to Ft. Worth and I handled the route
instructions from Loop 820 to Joe T's. Must have been Joe's part, because
RustBoy was lost, plus the batteries on his cell phone were dead and no
one could find him. He was in the wrong part of town and no one he
asked knew how to get to Joe T's (heathens!). Several margaritas later,
people were getting worried, but hunger prevailed and just as dinner was
served, in stumbled RustBoy, who crept up behind ToolWench and
grabbed her in a bear hug. To say it was a happy reunion would be an
The rest of the event went more normally. Thursday’s arrivals
moseyed out past TMS and up the road to Ponder, TX for a load of big
T-bone steaks and baked potatoes, done the way only Ranchman's can.
Friday was time to sign in and get T-shirts and caps and goodie bags,
then sit around and swap stories.After lunch, we spent several hours in the
classroom, studying 914 stuff. We had Jon Lowe, the PCA 914 Tech guru
in for a couple of sessions and DD did one too. Then we had a big panel
discussion about autocrossing. These sessions were very well attended and
everyone learned a lot. Afterwards, we had a tour/rally to dinner. Didn't
A colorful ‘bouquet’ of 914’s in front of the hotel.
loose a single car. We ended at Lauderdale's on Eagle Mountain Lake for
fajitas. Happy hour was still going and we got happy(er).
Saturday was quite busy too. We got up early and unloaded our
parts (junk?) and cleaned our cars. The cars were displayed in the
reserved parking lot just west of the hotel. There were over 40 of them!
The Swap Meet was in an adjacent patio area.
After the formal pictures, we boogied over to Standridge for the
Autocross. Cody Sears and James Shoffit had been up until 2 am setting
up the course and marking the pylon locations! The course was a good
one. Our Friday seminar on Autocrossing had encouraged several first
timers to enter. Half of the entrants in our "Run Watcha Brung" Charity
Autocross were MUSR 3 participants, most in their teeners. Everyone
loved the AX, in spite of the high $25 fee and only getting 4 runs. Special
thanks to the Shoffits, who didn't run, just worked all afternoon so that
the event would be a success. It was! Even in spite of a 5:30 PM deadline,
having 62 entrants (the biggest "Run Watcha Brung" event in YEARS!),
and an adventurous Corvette, who tested the mettle (metal?) of a pole, we
all got through early and headed back to the hotel.
Prior to the meal, most people took DD's Tech Quiz. It was simpler
this year, but still challenging. Rumor has it that Ed Mayo had been up
all night studying. I guess it worked. He beat Jon Lowe for 1st place
(just barely!), but he was so tired, Jan Mayo spanked him at the AX. Then,
the banquet and trophies for all the winners, plus over $7500 in "door"
prizes! The 3 big ones were entered in a silent auction and the proceeds
(over $2,700!) were donated to a couple of NYC charities.
As if that wasn't enough, we continued on Sunday morning. Clay
Perrine continued DD's electrical seminar and then Mark Wellborn (a
Dupont tech expert) covered about 6-months stuff about paint in an
hour. Whew! He was good!
Did I mention that the weather was fabulous all week? Did I forget
to mention that the hotel (the Marriott Solana) was superb? How about
the good food? Some people even liked the trophies I made(that were
laser engraved by Karen Erz).
This year's MUSR was a huge success. The numbers from this event
are impressive: 86 entrants from all around the country (and Egypt!), 45
cars (and contrary to persistent rumor, all of them ran), $7500 in door
prizes (everyone got something), and $3,400 donated to four charities. It
was put together by a small group of people: Rich and Diane Johnson,
Teri Davis, Cody Sears, Dave Darling, Troy Stansbury, Don Doumecq,
Mike Shannon, Jon Lowe, Richard Fisher, Clay and Betty Perrine, and
Alan Barrilleaux. I helped out a little. Thanks to everyone who helped and
to the great sponsors!
A lot of hard work went into preparing the cars for the show.
Judging the best car from each category was tough.
Who says a 914 can’t haul it’s own race tires to the track?
Dave Darling, who was also on the AX Panel, practicing what he preaches.
Richard Fisher’s Chevy V-8 powered 914 putting power to the ground!
Jan Mayo took top overall honors as the fastest 914 driver of the day
Maverick’s First TMS Club Race A Huge Success
By Wendy Shoffit, Linda Bambina, and Lanean Hughes
Texas Motor Speedway was "too fast" for CART to race, but not
for PCA Porsches! The Maverick Region Club Race/Drivers'
Education event on October 12-14 attracted enthusiastic drivers from
14 states on a nearly perfect weather weekend outside of the Dallas/Ft.
Worth Metroplex.We had 110 cars (combined Club Race & DE drivers)
and at times over 100 spectators.We fed a total of 270 people at
the Awards Dinner that Saturday evening.
Autobahn Motorcars of Fort Worth provided a beautiful Red
2002 Boxster as a Pace Car, and their customers enjoyed a 20-minute
set with instructors driving their cars on the NASCAR Oval and Road
Course. Many thanks go to the tireless workers, and the strong participation
of our sponsors.
Each day we offered laps around the course at lunchtime for
donations to charity. The Charity Lap on Sunday came "full circle" on
the oval and collected $1,100. The money will be evenly split between
our own club charity, The Hope Shelter, and the Fireman's Fund of
New York, at the suggestion of Brian Barr, a former Maverick member
and current Club Racer.
On Friday night, the CR National Crew and some Maverick
members enjoyed dinner at the Speedway Club and were dazzled with
a fabulous Texas-sized "lightning show!"
For the very first PCA Club Race at the TMS venue, we deemed
it a huge success. The drivers were thrilled with the exciting track and
had a great time. There were lots of promises to be back in 2002, when
Maverick Region will again be hosting another event at TMS on
Memorial Day weekend. Mark your calendars now!
The “full circle” charity lap was enjoyed by all,
even if we weren’t allowed up on the high banks.
Lanean Hughes leading the charity laps in the 2002 Boxster S Pace Car
provided by Autobahn Motorcars of Fort Worth.
Lanean Hughes and Brian Scudder announcing awards
following the Club Race.
Jerry Bush, National Club Race Timing and Scoring Official,
admiring Glen Gatlin Jr.’s Patriotic 914 with Annette Snodgrass.
Former Maverick Brian Barr in his bright blue 911 Club Racer.
Maverick President James Shoffit and Joel Nannis watching the course.
By Dee Lersch
Since I've never considered cars running around an oval to be a
sport, the Club Race was my first event at a national track. Texas Motor
Speedway's size was impressive, much larger than I expected, and I really
appreciated the variations in both terrain and attitude it afforded our
drivers. (Judging from the number of professional drivers and rigs that
showed up to race, so did the racers!) The turns were banked 24 degrees
and the straights were at 5 degrees.
I was both surprised and impressed at the number of out-of-state,
out-of-region, race teams that drove in for the event. Fourteen states in
total were represented, including Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut,
Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, California, Massachusetts, and of course Texas.
Maverick PCA successfully staged a professional quality Club Race
and I was delighted to have been there.
Another former Maverick, Chester Bailey made the trip from Wichita, Kansas.
The Club Racers driving single file through the infield during practice starts.
The practice made for a perfect Enduro start!
The GT2 911 of Houston’s Arthur Murphy displaying national pride!
National PCA Legal Advisor Lee Wilkins back at
full speed after the Charity laps.
Maverick’s Chief DE Instructor, Bryan Henderson attacking the chicane.
Arthur Murphy and Donald Mayer side-by-side through the infield chicane.
The Club Race: View From The “Tower”
By Tom Snodgrass
As the Steward’s Assistant, preparation consisted of attending
a few pre-race meetings to make sure I knew who was in charge in
each area, and generally how the weekend was being organized.
Having worked with Alan Friedman, the race steward before, I had
a pretty good idea of what his expectations were this time.
The main task of the Steward’s Assistant is to write down all
radio transmissions from the corner worker stations to race control.
The corner workers call in things like cars spinning, 2 wheels
off, or 4 wheels off, contact between cars, and any smells, sounds,
or parts loose or missing on the car. It is amazing what these guys
can diagnose as a car blasts by them at 100 mph! They also call in
when there are foreign objects lying on the track that the racers
wouldn't want to run over. This included cones, car numbers, and
oil. The reason all this is written down is to have a record of what
went on in case there is a dispute later.
The "tower" at TMS is really the lower level suite right above
the start-finish line. It is a fabulous viewpoint of the entire track
and from there, you can see all the action. The majority of the
action occurred at the chicane, which is situated just before the
entry to NASCAR corner 1 and the steep banking. The goal of the
chicane was to slow the cars down. It worked, but it caused several
problems for racers throughout the weekend. The other place for
excitement was at the end of NASCAR corner 1. The cars have to
slow down for a 180 degree turn onto the infield part of the track.
Racers liked to pass at that point and pushed the limits of their cars.
Some went over those limits and ended up off the track.
Timing and scoring were also in the tower. Those in charge
kept Alan Friedman up to date on where we were in the race and
who was winning. They were busy throughout the weekend timing
the practice sessions and qualifying so the racers would know how
fast they were and grid would know how to place the cars.
Announcements were also broadcast from the tower. Bob
Glowacki and Linda Bambina shared the duties of calling racers to
grid, thanking our sponsors, and reminding everybody of the
When not in the tower, other Steward’s Assistant duties
included helping find particular racers the Steward wanted to talk
to, and making sure changes he wanted made were communicated
to the right person to make them happen. This is where going to
the pre-race meetings paid off!
All in all, it was a fun weekend. The racing was fast, the food
was very good, it only rained at night, and the camaraderie was
what really made it a memorable event.
Jan Mayo calling car numbers to Alan Bambina for ‘Scoring’.
Getting ready for the Charity Lap.
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Fashion Alert: Wearing White In The Fall Is A Good Thing
By Bill Kasdorf
I think I had a beer in my hand, and probably one already down when
Joe McGlohen approached me during my first Maverick Happy Hour. He
sensed my weakness. Here's a brand new Maverick, trying to connect with
this new group of strangers. He could strike quickly. Me, a corner worker?
Naw, I wanna be a race car driver, like Michael, or Hurley, or Nigel. No one
dreams of becoming a corner worker! "How much time, what's involved,
and when?" I asked, trying to find a reason to not get caught up in this.
"OK, yeah, put me down, I'll do it.”(Well, some day maybe). It was like anything
else, agree face-to-face then get your schedule really full. It's worked
for years on other stuff, like dentist appointments.
As is typical with Joe, he didn't forget. He bribed my wife, Penny, and
I with his (now) famous barbeque in exchange for attending a Flag and
Communication Class. He had apparently worked similar coercion with
others because he had at least a dozen in attendance for his training. OK,
we're trained. We still have time to manage this commitment. Remember,
I wanna be like Michael.
Volunteers? Yeah, Wendy put us down. Club Race? Yeah, we're
"trained". White clothing? It's October - in Dallas! There's nothing out
there, this is fashion-land. Everything white in Dallas is destroyed on Labor
Day. You'll accept light colors? OK Yeah, put us down for the Club Race.
7am on a Saturday? I must admit I got a kick out of telling friends and coworkers
about "working" a car race. Most had no idea this was available and
seemed intrigued by the idea. Being my first time, I really couldn't explain
what I was going to do, so I made some of it up to sound even more important
I found a flaw in Joe's training shortly after arriving at corner 6 with
my fellow workers. I needed to pack enough clothing and "stuff" for three
seasons; hot, cold, and wet. I also don't recall him telling me to bring
earplugs and Mechanix Gloves (for helping push cars that came to "visit"
our corner). I was sure to bring them Sunday.
At 8 in the morning it was windy and cold. But it was really beautiful
to be out in the middle of a quiet racetrack watching the sun come up. The
cold seemed to vanish when the first cars came out on track, as did the
quiet. We rotated duties throughout the day so each could learn all aspects
of working the corner.
Thanks to Joe and Wendy's recruiting skills we had enough people to
have one person available to "float" and secretly watch the cars. Watching
cars on SpeedVision is great, but seeing the difference in driving styles, up
close and personal, is really great. I have a much better understanding of
the things my instructor, Dan Germain, tried to tell me at the last DE. "See
the corner station?", he'd ask every time. "Yeah, so what? I'm looking for my
apex, and turn out, and all cones in general," I thought. Now I understand
why I need to add them to my list of things to do. They (we!) are out there
to add a huge level of safety to this driving thing. Not only do you get to see
examples of a dozen different driving styles, you actually start critiquing
the way each took "your corner."
When the fastest and best drivers were on the track it was the greatest
seat in the house. You could pretty much just tape the Blue Passing flag to
the protection barrier in front of us, because they were all over each other,
passing in places that I didn't think possible, and all right in front of me.
It was all very exciting and educational, and it also gave me an entirely
new perspective of why we joined a group like the Mavericks. It really is
about the people, the cars are a bonus. These workers took their jobs very
seriously. And I was one of them. And when there was a break, walking
around the garages got us "thank you's" from the busy drivers. It was a good
feeling. Everyone in charge of this event went out of their way to make each
of us feel good about helping out. Countless acknowledgements are due,
and great food. But for me it was another of life's experiences, great people,
great cars, and recognition.
I still want to be like Michael, but now I've expanded my interests,
again. I truly enjoyed working the event. Joe and Wendy: Sign me up again!
Joe McGlohen and Brian Scudder on the TMS infield section.
TMS Club Race Photos
By Kevin Hardison
Jim Buckley and Glen Gatlin fight to be first back on the main straight.
Austin’s Eric Shaffer getting a jump on Glen Gatlin.
Tulsa’s Mark Bullock staying in front of Keith Olcha . . .
...who didn’t mind getting his car a little dirty or wet to get the pass completed!
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Kay Liebel, a.k.a., the Goodie Store Lady.
Robert Van Buskirk on the brakes before the entrance to the chicane.
Rick Kassel crosses start finish at the end of a set.
Cody Sears proving that 914’s are not just speed bumps for the larger cars!
Wade Kolody posing for a photo finish at the line.
Bart Nale had his hard top on his 1999 996 Cabriolet.
Jeff Jones in his red 1988 911 Targa accelerating out of the chicane.
John Sandusky drives through the chicane closely followed by Rocky Johnson.
Happy Hour At Mondo’s
By Jay Easley
The Happy Hour Crew: Dennis Chamberlain (co-chair),
Tinker Edwards (chair) & Ben Witry (co-chair)
You have to know
Jay to know his sense of
humor, come to a happy
hour to meet him and
“Bridget” and you will
article and thanks Jay.
The October 25th happy hour at Mondo’s should’ve had an
official title. Steel Cage Death Match IX, perhaps. Or, Conflict on
Concrete. Whatever the title, it had a very bizarre beginning and thoroughly
enjoyable ending. I’m sure you’re all wondering what in the
world I am talking about and just as sure that you know I am going
to tell you.
Bridget and I arrived early for this happy hour since we were just
a short drive away on the Tollway. We pulled in at the same time as
Dennis Chamberlin, parking between his Boxster and a 993 Twin
Turbo. Greetings were exchanged all around and we proceeded
inside. On our way in, we passed two gentlemen (a term I use loosely,
since Tink said I couldn’t use the first five words I came up with
to identify them) who were admiring the row of fine Porsches. As we
passed, one turned to the other and commented,“I can’t believe they
let a 944 park next to those other ones.”
You can imagine my reaction.
I turned and was on the verge of doing something really embarrassing
to the MR PCA when Dennis came to the rescue, took my
arm, and led me inside, cooing calming words in my ear. Once
inside, under the relaxing influence of alcohol, I related my experience
to fellow members, Mike Lockas and James Shoffit. As a potential
944 owner, James was beside himself. Vowing to set the record
straight, he stormed into the parking lot with Mike and I trailing
behind. Our surprise sneak attack worked to perfection. James and
Mike placed a hammer-headlock on each one freeing me to give the
ultimate payback, the super-wedgie. Thus, honor was restored to the
944 marques. We left the miscreants rolling in the parking lot and
returned to the festivities inside.
Mondo’s really prepared a nice spread. There was a fine hors
devours table with jerk chicken, a tasty ceviche, and pizza and nice
bar area with plenty of seating and standing room. Since I missed the
first Mondo’s happy hour last year, I was looking forward to dinner
and dessert this time. I was not disappointed in the least with the
main course. The Steak Gorgonzola was wonderful though not quite
as good as the steak at Stone Trail. Bridget was very happy with her
salad which was much too large and had too much salmon to be
called a mere salad. Alan Lage, who had the misfortune of having to
sit across from me, was very complimentary about the roast horsemeat
sandwich though his wife, Debbie, thought it too gamey for her
taste. Alas, the evening ended rather early when we were presented
with the checks without being asked if we wanted dessert. I guess the
antics of James, Mike and I made a bad impression on someone. No
matter, there’s always a third time for Mondo’s!
Be sure to join us for
our next Happy Hour:
December 20th at 6:30 P.M.
See Page 2 for details.
The notorious parking lot.
The “944” Gang:
Doug McCall, Mike Lockas, Jay Easley, and Anastasia Zaruba.
Newlyweds Alan and Debbie Lage getting
congratulations from Doug Molny.
THANK YOU to the 2001 sponsors and individuals
who have graciously supported the Maverick Region
events throughout this year.
Park Place Porsche
The Porsche Store
Royal Purple Synthetic Motor Oil
Soundwerk Car Audio Sales & Service
Nine Eleven Enterprises
UBS/Paine Webber/Glen Gatlin
Bobby Archer's Motorsports
Gray Mouser Graphics
Executive Inn/Mineral Wells
Hampton Inn/Ft. Worth
Baris Italian Cuisine
Mean Green Travel
Dave & Doris Casey
Shoffit Information Solutions
Lee & Linda Wilkins
Maverick members, please remember the above companies when you need
something for that special car. Also, thanks to the individuals who opened their homes
to us or provided other items to help us have a successful 2001.
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Richardson, Tx 75080
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Plano, Tx 75093
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Joseph Milling and Sunny Malone, Rochelle
Doug and Denise Moffat, Wichita Falls
Terry and Karen Barker, Keller
Paula Sanders and Brandi Foltz, ....Dallas
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1998 Boxster Arctic silver w/ graphite gray leather, sport pkg, 17” alloys, CD
stereo with rear speaker kit, many interior updates including carbon fiber
trim, leather/aluminum shifter, white gauge faces, stainless steel door stills,
etc. 58K highway miles, all Porsche service records. $30,000. Contact Brad
972-208-1870 or 214-215-6604. (1)
1990 911 C4 Cabriolet White/Black top/Tan leather. 90,500 miles.
See http://www.shoffit.com/ivory/ for all details. Asking $28,000 (neg).
James Shoffit 972-977-9817, email@example.com (1)
1986 911 Carrera Targa Red with black interior, 130K miles. Polished Fuchs
wheels. K and N Filtercharger system. Blaupunkt in-dash CD. Asking $18,500.
Call Brent (W) 903-581-5678 (H) 903-839-3563. (1)
1997 993 Cabriolet White with black top /camel interior. Top recently
replaced. 30,000 mile service completed. 34,000 + miles. Car is completely
unmodified and original. 17" cup wheels mounted with nearly new Potenzas.
Asking $59,500.00. Call Brent (W) 903-581-5678 (H) 903-839-3563. (1)
1999 Toyota Solara SLE White with blue leather, ABS, Very nice/clean,
51,000+ miles, ready to go. Must sell - need new Porsche, $18,350 OBO. Call
Alan Lage, 972-304-8208 or firstname.lastname@example.org (1)
WANTED: 915 transaxle. Late model aluminum housing. Phone: 903-723-2411
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1978 911SC Alpine white w/ full brown leather. 83K miles. PW, PM, AC,
sunroof, front and rear factory spoilers. Needs some TLC. $10,000. Steve
2000 Boxster S, Triple Black Metallic, Sport Interior, Litronic Headlamps
with washers, sport design interior with DSP, Porsche sport exhaust,
18" Kinesis K28 wheels with custom center caps and 285/30 rear tires,
030 Porsche sport chassis with H&R springs. Dealer maintained, excellent
condition, garage kept, 10,000 miles, $53,000. Dale Scofield 214.693.7600 or
Misc. Porsche Parts: 993 Porsche-Brembo "Big Black" Brakes, like new!
4 rotors, 4 discs, fresh pads, sensors intact, barely used, $3,500. Factory
Aluminum rear deck lid, factory labels and primer, $700. Fan housing Silver
powder coat $150, call for part number. 11 Blade cooling fan. Red powder
coat with pulley $195.00. 1987 black leather interior carpet, less seats. Parting
out 2.7 litre parts in great shape (except case pulled stud). Misc. other 911
parts Oil line, A/C parts, sway bar, etc. Contact Wade Kolody (972) 304-1159
or email@example.com. E-photos available. (2)
1987 911 Turbo Coupe Guards red/black leather, P Zeros, CD, Radar. Many
other extras. Super clean, 17K miles. $39,000. Charley Poellet 817-236-7466,
cell 817-994-0451, or firstname.lastname@example.org. (2)
1983 911SC 3.0, 6 cyl. Silver w/brown lthr. inter., elect. sunroof & windows,
extremely clean, perfect condition. Documents, records from original 2 owners
in metroplex and L. Rock. Garage kept. Hand painted centers on black fuchs.
6k on tires, 38k total. No room in garage since marriage! $20,000 o.b.o.
Call R. Stacy Corn at 817-329-8551, 817-335-1865 or 817-233-0637 cell. (2)
1985 Porsche 911 Factory Wide Body Coupe 3.2 Liter Fuel Injected. Turbo
suspension, brakes, whale tail. Black/black sun roof, leather power sport seats,
AC. PW, cruise, Kenwood stereo with 100 watt amp and 10 disk CD changer.
3 owners, never wrecked, garage kept. Maintained by H & H Enterprises,
Park Place and The Porsche Store. 89K miles.$24,000. Rodney 972 248-9110
or 972 267-8000 x203 or E-mail email@example.com. (2)
1996 Harley 1200 XLH lightning heads, cams, Supertrapp & more. 2300
miles. $9,500. Charley Poellet 817-236-7466, cell 817-994-0451, or
1995 968 Cabriolet, White, gray leather interior/top. 6 spd, 17" alloys. Rare
car in great condition. No smoking or racing. Power locks, windows, steering,
and seats. Alarm, cassette, AM/FM stereo, ABS, dual airbags, cruise, A/C, and
new floor mats. Clean! 36K mls. $26,000. VIN #WPOCA2963SS840200.
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1987 930 Cabriolet Guards red with black interior. A rare factory Turbo
Cabriolet loaded with all options. Excellent condition, all original, meticulously
and professionally serviced, all records, never tracked or wrecked,
garaged. New top with new electric top drive components, New tires, brakes.
$35,000 O.B.O. Contact Lane Jeffryes @ 972-497-6815 (wk), 817-721-3283
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1999 Porsche Boxster Deep Ocean Blue, black top, custom black gunmetal
interior, sports seats, windscreen, warranty, 5 speed, sports package, 30K
miles, $37,500. Benjamin Clark, 214-366-1210, firstname.lastname@example.org (3)
1995 993 Carrera, Black w/ black/tan leather interior, 3.6 liter, 6 speed, a/c,
power steering, windows and locks, cruise, 6 CD changer, dual air bags, abs,
factory sport seats, sun roof. Added: Kinesis 3 piece wheels, bra, cover, new
Bridgestone Pole position tires (245 and 275 x 17), Eibach sport suspension
(with Progressive rate springs), factory sound and HP upgrade, turbo brake
ducts in nose. 72K miles. A few nicks; otherwise excellent condition, asking
$48,500. Contact: email@example.com (3)
Slipstream Advertiser Index
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Autobahn Motorcars Pages 14-15 (817) 336-0885
Baris Italian Cuisine Page 18 (940) 325-0333
Bobby Archer’s Motorsports Page 21 (817) 877-1772
Eurowerks Page 27 (972) 733-4907
Executive Inn Page 17 (940) 328-1111
German Technologies Page 17 (817) 540-0712
Glen Gatlin, Jr. Page 23 (214) 965-6102
Gray Mouser Graphics Page 16 (214) 957-8193
Louden Motorcar I.B.C. (214) 241-6326
Jerry DeFeo Designs Page 19 (972) 240-5800
Mayo Performance Page 5 (817) 540-4939
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Metro Volkswagen Page 22 (972) 659-9999
911 Enterprises Page 24 (972) 241-2002
Park Place Porsche Page 26 (214) 559-4222
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Soundwerk Page 21 (817) 281-9381
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