The most current edition of the OMC newsletter is now available. All sorts of information including the monthly activity schedule. Our Vice-President is filling us in on the April 17th National Mustang Day activities. Board Member Mike Charbonnier also tells us about how successful the Leake Auto Auction was for the OMC. Also, check out some of the cool pics of the Pony Drive or even of our members racing their car at Texas World Speedway!
Have you ever thought about doing Autocross with you car? Well, the Oklahoma Mustang Club now has an Autocross program and our Director of the program is Greg Blocker. The events are in conjunction with SCCA events, usually, here in Oklahoma City. However, we do go to several other places including Stroud, Tulsa and out of state venues. If you’re interested in more about the OMC’s Autocross program, you can contact Greg at email@example.com.
Here is more info about the SCCA:
I Want to Learn More About SCCA
So you’ve read all about the great things the Sports Car Club of America has to offer its members and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line. But wait! You say to yourself, ‘I’m not really interested in competing, so what else can I do within this Club?.’ Well, we have plenty of opportunities for folks, even if they aren’t interesting in strapping into a fire-breathing racing machine. Whether it’s Rally, Solo or Road Racing, there are tons of jobs that need to be performed to ensure a fun, exciting and safe event goes off without a hitch. In addition to supporting out amateur motorsports programs, SCCA workers also provide staff to numerous professional sanctioning bodies, including IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA.
Trackside – Up Close and Personal
If you’re interested in being on the front lines of an event, here are some possibilities for you:
Flagging and Communications
Take a position along the course and communicate with racecar drivers on track utilizing flags and hand signals. These folks give drivers extremely important information such as hazardous track conditions ahead and if faster traffic is approaching from behind. In addition, these workers act as first responders when there is an on-course incident. Simply put, they serve as the link between race officials and the drivers throughout a race.
This group of folks includes highly trained individuals in three areas: medical response, firefighting and vehicle recovery. Incidents are not fun, but they are bound to happen at the race track. Here is your chance to put training from your day job to work in a fun and exciting environment.
Do you love to see the green flag fly to start a race and hear the sound of drivers putting the gas pedal to the floorboard to get the best position heading to turn one? What if you were the person responsible for that? It is the responsibility of the starter to ensure a safe and fair start each time they are on the flag stand. With this high-profile position comes the responsibility to get the race started in the correct way.
Enforcing the rulebook and making sure everything runs smoothly at an event is very important. Here are a couple ways to get involved in administering successful motorsports events:
These officials make sure each competitor is following the rules set forth in the rulebook. They are the front line of defense ensuring that each car is fit for competition, while keeping the playing field level for everyone. Some of the responsibilities include pre-race safety inspections, technical compliance, post-race inspection and mechanical compliance.
Timing and Scoring
Are you good with computers or have an interest in knowing who’s leading, and by how much, at every moment? If so, you may have a future here. It is your responsibility to set up, run and disassemble the advanced timing equipment used for each race.
If organization is your thing, working in registration may be for you. You are the first person everyone meets at the track. Customer service is of the utmost importance in this fast-paced, people-centered environment. As the first point of contact, get everyone headed in the right direction to start their race weekend off on the right foot.
The buck stops here. If you are interested in having a hands-on influence on how each part of the event is run, this is for you. Whether it’s making sure everyone is safe, rules are enforced or the event runs smoothly, you’re the boss. Even the best laid plans are prone to issues, and that goes double at the racetrack. Everyone will look to you adapt and solve issues that arise.
Workers & Officials Programs
How do you get involved? It’s as easy as going to a local event and volunteering to help. Workers are issued a license, just like competition drivers, and can work their way up through four levels of competence by participating in different events. Eventually, you can gain the knowledge and experience necessary to hold a national-level specialty license. SCCA-licensed workers staff many of the major motorsport events held throughout the United States, in one capacity or another.
If you would like more information, please e-mail our Membership Department and express your interest. We will send you the information via the postal service, so be sure to include your full name and mailing address.
Check out the latest news about the Oklahoma Mustang Club by downloading this month’s newsletter. See what the president has to say about his first OMC meeting he attended along with updates from the secretary. Also, Board Member Larry Sorenson and OMC member Garry Baird talk about the Mustang vs Camaro rivalry. Board Member Mike Charbonnier sips overpriced coffee and discuss’s Mustangs in his article. Vice-President Bill James, gives us the latest update of the OMC’s National Mustang Day plans. We also post all this month’s member’s birthday’s and anniversary’s along with some pictures of last month’s events. You don’t have to be a member to read the newsletter. Download today and check it out!
February kicked off the OMC Bowling nights with 17 bowlers and several more club members to cheer us on! Jesse Loy and Patty Crockett took home the Best Men’s Series and the Best Ladies Series with 267 pins and 236 pins respectively. We had so much fun, we are going to do it again. Mark your calendars for March 10, 2017. We will meet at Bronco Bowl, 133 N Mustang Rd, Mustang, OK from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for 2 hours of bowling with shoes for $10.00 as long as we have 20 people. So bring the family and be ready to roll – a bowling ball that is! See you there.
The latest and greatest news is now available from the BEST Mustang Club in Oklahoma! So far we’ve had a club meeting, squeezed some rounds off at the local gun range, cruised on over and had some famous Eischen’s fried chicken and then had our first Battle of the Car Clubs at Pole Position! The qualifying event was a few weeks prior and the three fastest drivers from the club competed against 9 other drivers in a 60-lap enduro battle. The other clubs caught a few breaks early on, as there was a kart spin that brought out the yellow flag and the 6 to 7 second lead we built up was nullified. Then, we had a bum kart that was clearly not running right and about 40 laps in we fell back to second place (P2). Despite these setbacks, the OMC managed to catch up, pull ahead into P1 and take the win on the second to last lap of the race! Good times! Next qualifier and enduro is already scheduled, so check the Events page for more info. To find out what else is going on with our club, check out our newsletter and follow us on social media! You do not have to be a member to check out the Oklahoma Mustang Club newsletter. Click on the file link below to snap it up. Social media links: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The time has come and the 2018 Ford Mustang has finally been officially released. With the help of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Ford Motor Company, the 2018 Mustang was debuted with a very touching story from Marlene Rodriguez, a well-deserving U.S. combat veteran.
Although the exterior changes to the 2018 Mustang may seem subtle aside from the the front fascia, rest assured there are many new features and technological advances in the S550’s mid-cycle refresh. Some of which include, but are not limited to a higher horsepower and torquier dual-injected 5.0L Coyote Engine for the GT, more torque for the 2.3L EcoBoost engine thanks to an overboost feature, upgraded MT-82 transmission, available heated steering wheel, full digital LCD instrument cluster, available Active Valve Performance Exhaust, available 10-Speed Automatic Transmission and available MagneRide damping system from the GT350 and GT350R. And that’s not all! Read on to check out some more of the new features on the 2018 Mustang.
2018 Mustang Differences:
Available 10-speed Automatic Transmission
Redesigned front fenders, lower hood and grille, with new hood vents
Standard LED Headlamps
5.0L V8 Gains Horsepower and Torque
2.3L EcoBoost Gains Torque
Available Active Valve Performance Exhaust
Redesigned Rear Fascia With Standard Quad-Tip Exhaust
Available Heated Steering Wheel With Upgraded Leather
12 Available Wheel Options
Redesigned Tri-Bar LED Taillamps and Over-The-Top Racing Stripes
On top of that, Ford mentions that direct-injection is a go for the Coyote in the all-new 2018 Mustang. Using this technology on the already powerful 435 horsepower 5.0L can lead one to deduce that the 2018 Mustang will definitely have more horses under the hood…
There are simply just too many small, but tasteful changes to name. At first, there were many that didn’t like when the 2015 Mustang debuted with such drastic changes from the S197 platform. However, we think in due time the all-new 2018 Mustang will grow on everyone, including us!