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If your not on the edge, you're taking up space

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We wish to thank Katch Environmental for sponsoring Team Pantera Racing in this year's Sandhills Open Road Challenge and Silver State Classic Challenge.  This marks their fourth year of sponsorship.

March 2012 Willow Springs Reports PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mad Dawg Antenucci   
Sunday, 04 March 2012 19:53
Jim & Shari Saxton's West Coast Racing Event (previously known as the Ferrari/Pantera Clubs joint event) was a blast yesterday.

A real bargain for $145 for one day or $215 for two days. I could hardly believe there is a photo of 20 Pantera's and their owners on the wall in the cafeteria....in the photo the Pantera's are  all lined up on the track from 20 years ago....I don't know who the drivers were because all of them were young skinny guys with hair....someone told me the guy standing next to the black Pantera was me and that the black Pantera next to me was mine but that could not of been me because that guy in the photo had hair....lots of hair! ;-]>

Okay, Willow, if you haven't been there before has a great 2.5 mile 9-turn course with elevation changes and two long front and rear straights...a great track for a Pantera. Yea, for that little money Jim & Sheri'strack event is a allota bang for the buck.

It was the first track event that I ran in Socal in 1992 after  I moved to Huntington Beach from SF. Sheri  always puts on a big lunch at no additional cost and she spent allot of time just wondering around checking with drivers all day if they needed anything or had any problems....They offered me their garage....they asked me several times if I needed anything.....Yea I know I look like I need help.....and do.....but seriously Sheri is the Track Mom of all track moms.....and it was her chocolate chip cookies that helped. ;-]>
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 March 2012 19:58
March Racing 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Asa Jay Laughton   
Friday, 03 February 2012 19:23
Hey all,

For those wishing to stretch the legs on their favorite cat,
here is an event you might not have been aware of:

Jim Saxton Open Track Event at Willow Springs March 3-4, 2012...(West Coast Racing)

Contact Jim 626-285-2515....email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Asa Jay
Last Updated on Friday, 03 February 2012 19:44
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2011 TPR Award Banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 15 January 2012 13:39

The 2011 TPR Awards Banquet took place last October.  (yea, the editor is a little bit behind).  For the first time in a few years we had more nominations than we had awards.  Those who received awards for 2011 certainly deserved them.

So it is with -great- pleasure Team Pantera Racing announces the following 2011 Team Pantera Racing Awards:

For enduring years of berating from TPR President and sometimes member at larger Dennis "Mad Dawg" Antenucci, overcoming last minute mechanical problems, successfully arriving, running the Silver State Classic Challenge and making it back home with his Pantera in one piece, the 2011 Ellis Woumnm Iron Man Award was proudly presented to John "JB" Bentley.

JB's Pantera

JB's car at 2011 SSCC (banquet photo not available)

For coming together over great distances and co-driving a Pantera in both the One-mile Shootout and the open road race portion of the Sandhills Open Road Challenge, each one driving one pass of the shootout and one leg of the open road race, the 2011 Gary Hall Memorial Award was proudly presented to two recipients this year, Mark "The Professor" Skwarek and Jim "Batman" Wallace.  You can see video of their exploits on the TPR web site in the Video Gallery.


Photo Credit: John Hendrick / Hendrick Sports Photo

For unwavering personal support of Team Pantera Racing both in spirit and in person, David "The Pope" Adin received the 2011 SOBill Award.

David recevies kiss

David receiving celebratory kisses (old photo, current banquet photo not available)


Please join us in congratulating these fine individuals who are upholding the spirit embodied in those words from Tony Harvey many of us will never forget:  Use your car for what it was meant...  DRIVE IT!

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:02
2011 Fernley Track Days PDF Print E-mail
Written by Asa Jay Laughton   
Sunday, 15 January 2012 13:25
On behalf of David (The Pope) Adin:

As promised, a report on the track days at Fernley.

Its actually only a little over 850 miles to Fernley from my hideout in the San Juan Mountains (third mountain on the right, stop by anytime).  Luckily, a lot of the miles are the most beautiful (to my eyes) on the North American continent.

The first landmark of note was Lake Fowl, which seems a little low this time of year.  Here you can see the "Hite Marina" and boat launch ramp.  The real (original) town of Hite has long been under the waters of Lake Fowl (Powell).

I left home two days early in order to photograph some rock art along the way, my first stop being a search for the Moqui Queen.  I first heard about her 40 years ago and only got a good clue this winter.

here she rules, complete with headdress and shell tunic.  Her dog looks happy, eh?

I had a good stop in Capitol Reef National Park to photograph more rock art and then on to the Fremont Indian State Park where I spent the nite. Yep, more rock art.

As I cruised into Nevada, at a safe and sane 85mph or so, I often thought of the weather ahead - I had been warned Reno had rain on Monday but mostly was confident we would have some nice weather.
http://images112.fotki.com/v106/photos/5/43175/9819052/fernley2011053-vi.jpg maybe?

At the Reno-Fernley Racecourse and whoop-de-doo park I was greet by some friends I had met before.  Of course, the first question I answered was whether or not the top would stay on the car this year . . . .

Registration and my first order of business - tech.  Mike was there yanking and poking on a few cars.  I was really anxious for my "science experiment" with Mike's new motor (it sounded great).  Mike may fill you in on his weekend.

We had our usual meeting w/ Scott (great to see him again!)
http://images108.fotki.com/v613/photos/5/43175/9819052/fernley2011061-vi.jpg and then a quick familiaration tour of the track.  Poor Chuck Engles hopped in my car to try to get a few action shots (Chuck may enterain you with his political trials during our track days) and found he was very welcome, but had to sit on the fire bottle during the quick two laps.  That man has a love for the Pantera!

a few snaps:


http://images17.fotki.com/v10/photos/5/43175/9819052/fernley2011080-vi.jpg this is a pretty car!

http://images17.fotki.com/v147/photos/5/43175/9819052/fernley2011087-vi.jpg unlike many Panteras, always there and brutally quick!

http://images112.fotki.com/v106/photos/5/43175/9819052/DSC01978-vi.jpg the little hairdresser car - always willing.

I photographed a lot more rock art on the way home
http://images12.fotki.com/v155/photos/5/43175/9819052/fernley2011122-vi.jpg it was great to be in the desert again!

One last shot of God's tribute to the fairer sex, Mollies Nipple

My trip was wonderful, renewing old friendships, meeting some I had never met before and even chatting w/ a few folks that I seldom have kind words toward (surprisingly civil folks).

I understand the kart event was great fun.  Some folks had more pit time than was proper and I hope all turns out well for everyone.

Grouchy and Dirty and glad to be home . . . 28mpg on the trip home!

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2012 13:36
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