Trans-Am Featured Topic at SAE Meeting

What: Society of Automotive Engineers Southern California Section January 1999 Section Meeting Topic: SCCA Trans-Am Racing with AutoCon Motorsports Where: Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University...

What: Society of Automotive Engineers Southern California Section January 1999 Section Meeting

Topic: SCCA Trans-Am Racing with AutoCon Motorsports Where: Cal State Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8153 CSULA is located just Northwest of the I-10/I-710 interchange. Campus maps directing you to the Engineering & Technology Building (and complementary parking permits) will be available at the Information Kiosk When: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 5:00PM Tour of CSULA School of Engineering & Technology 6:00PM Social/Dinner - Pizza and soft drinks 7:00PM Program Cost: $10 SAE Members & Guests (Membership is NOT required to attend) $ 5 SAE STUDENT Members

Reservations: REQUIRED by Friday, January 8, 1999 Note this facility is capacity limited. Phone/Fax: 800.382.2886 or 805.298.9142 E-mail: saesocalres@ecom.net Abstract: The SCCA Trans-Am is America's longest running road-racing championship. The series features purpose built tube-frame race cars with carburated 5.0 liter V-8's. Past participants in the series have included Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Peter Revson, Mark Donohue, and more recent champions like Scott Pruett, Dorsey Schroeder and Tommy Kendall. Mike Lewis and AutoCon Motorsports entered the series full-time in 1997 and placed tenth overall, and was runner-up for Rookie-of-the-Year Honors. In 1998 the team expanded to two cars, one for Lewis and one for Rookie contender Ross Thompson. In 13 races the team scored five podium finishes, 17 top-tens, eight fast-five qualifying appearances, and one pole position. Ross finished sixth overall and was the Rookie-of-the-Year Runner-up, while Mike finished ninth overall. In addition, AutoCon Crew Chief David Steele was Awarded the Craftsman Crew Chief of the Race at the Cleveland race. Come to the January meeting and find out just what it takes to engineer a 625hp road racer and how the AutoCon team plans to improve their performance in 1999. Speaker: Mike Lewis is the owner and President of Automation Technologies in San Diego, California. Automation Technologies is a factory automation company serving a variety of corporate customers, including many in the automotive and bio-mechanical fields. Mike holds an AS degree in Aerospace Engineering and is an SAE Member. Display: AutoCon Motorsports will have one of their Ford Mustang Cobra race cars on display at the meeting. Meeting Chairs: Dean Case & Jim Ettaro 5:00PM Tour Notes: The CSULA Engineering Department will host an open house of their facility at 5:00PM. CSULA has been active in a number of national and international vehicle design competitions, having designed award winning solar race cars and having most recently captured the 1998 SAE Mini-Baja West. Join Professor Jim Ettaro at 5:00PM for an informal review of the CSULA vehicle fleet and engineering facility. More SAE info? http://www.sae-socal.org/ Map of CSULA? http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/cslamap.htm

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Dan Gurney , Parnelli Jones , Dorsey Schroeder , Ross Thompson , Mark Donohue , Tommy Kendall , Peter Revson