News, announcements, dicussions, and interviews about Midwestern Council of Sports Car clubs.The Midwestern Council StoryRoaring down a curvy road, wheel to wheel, you blast down long straights, then hard on the brakes, hook into the turns… just you, your car, and the competition. That’s what road racing is like! The Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs has found a niche for itself as well as a national reputation for its highly competitive programs and members.Originally run on private estates and closed-off public roads in the 40’s and early 50’s, amateur road racing has moved to closed circuit tracks. In 1958, a number of racing clubs found that rising insurance and track rental costs were making individual club racing programs prohibitively expensive. They joined together to form the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs to set competition and licensing procedures and to coordinate race dates in order to facilitate the participation by the drivers of all member clubs. Today, although the club count has risen to 7 with over 600 members spread throughout the Midwest, the structure of the Council is still basically one of autonomous individual clubs joined together in Motorsports programs. Acting as a regulating and coordinating body, the Council sanctions between 10 and 14 events annually, most sponsored by individual clubs.
Drivers Schools and McDreamy?
And we're a back! Well.......almost, racing season is a month away and Midwestern Council is gearing up for our annual April Drivers School. So Mike and Brandon have Kieran Gobey our School Cheif on the pod to discuss ins and the outs of the upcoming weekend at Blackhawk farms April 24-25th. Then we get into how Kieran found his way to America from Britan, to racing, to Council and Mike and Kieran fawn over their mutal love of Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey.
Wrecking and Rambling
Mike and Brandon discuss some important news and updates and The president of Midwestern Council David Wessel stops by to recap the end of the first Sim racing season as well as some important sponsor announcments. Brandon asks Mike how he got into motorsports and was not prepared for what happend next...........
Start Your Engines
Michael palmer and Brandon Bockrath start the new venture of the Midwestern Council Paddock Podcast the offical Pod of Midwestern Council of Sports car Clubs. We cover a brief intro into Council the clubs and some recent news.
Great job moving MC forward
Great podcast! Just awesome to hear the enthusiasm and passion you guys have for this club that I have loved since 1982! Thanks!