Grand Prix Karting Round 2!

Thank you Jim Corbett for organizing this event.

(From our Facebook Event) Well the response at the last Grand Prix Karting was great. The Sunday “Full Course” track and the competition was pretty awesome too!

So as I had said, let’s check out the other new Electric Kart Track on the West Side….so I went out and did the visit. Looks like it going to be a nice venue….someday! It needs to grow a bit and give drivers a little more straightaway, a lot more track and that’s all promised by Summer……sooooo. Back to the Grand Prix Karting on Alum Creek for another event.

This time we turned it up a notch….and its going to make you reach a little deeper in to the pocket…but I’m sure that everyone who ran the last time is ready to go again and will agree it was about as much fun as you can have indoors.

We’ve set up a three run event. The first session will be a practice, the second session will be qualifying for the main and third event….a super sprint..”Standing Start” set up to determine the ZROC Karting King.

Cost for the three session event is $55.00 and everyone pays their entry. Podium finish and a Trophy for the winner.

Now there’s a little issue that everyone will need to know….the Standing Start makes that first lap a bit challenging. They don’t use this method any longer as there were too many wrecks at the beginning…but I convinced them that we’d be respectful…and anyone who cause a wreck at the start and first lap will be “going to the trailer” and assessed a 1 lap penalty…taking you out of the winning. It racing not wrecking…we’ll all have to find a way by….later in the race.

So please let us know as there’s a limited amount of space, and it’s first come first serve. The count is at 5…so we’re over 25% full!

If you have questions call Jim Corbett. 570-9268


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ZROC Invades Grand Prix Karting

Several of us escaped the frigid weather to enjoy the indoor karts at Grand Prix Karting on Sunday evening.  The indoor track proved to be just what we needed to get some winter driving fun under our belts.  The karts were fast and a good time was had by all.  Here are some of the photos that were shared.

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Annual Meeting Saturday 1/10/15

Our annual meeting was held Saturday (1/10/15) at Giamarco’s in Westerville.  We had a great time socializing, eating great food and discussing upcoming events.  This year we have a full schedule of events including the Midwest Z Heritage Show in Chicago which just happens to be the same weekend as the Chicago Blues Festival.  However, some think the highlight of the meeting was Chris Myers making a personal appearance to pay his annual dues in cold hard cash.  Thanks to president Lee Bivens for leading the meeting and to all of those who attended.  We are looking forward to a great 2015!


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ZROC Wraps Up The Season

ZROC’s Summer finished on a high note.  The club had 3 well-attended driving events and had good turnouts for the last 2 races (Indy 200 and Nationwide series) held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  We also had a great showing at the ZSpeed Performance open house hosted by Joe Allison, to showcase his new shop in the Dayton area.  As fall arrived, ZROC members attended the Z Nationals hosted by Z1 Motorsports, just outside of Atlanta.  We also had our, now famous, Hocking Hills drive to finish out the official club driving events for the year.  check out ZROC’s event schedule at or our Facebook group page.


Photo courtesy of Tim Davis

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ZROC Participates in Cars for a Cause

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, many ZROC members participated in the “Cars for a Cause” car show.  Thanks to Bruce Engelhardt for spearheading the event and getting ZROC involved.  “Cars for a Cause” benefits the Canal Winchester Food Bank. the club’s participation helped to fill the food bank and feed the needy in the Canal Winchester area.

Tom Marshall, has provided these photos of the event.  Enjoy!


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Yes another entertaining day at the track.

Via Facebook from Jim Corbett

Yes another entertaining day at the track.

And to some extent Phil Bach’s idea is still working. The catered lunch..under tent

Phil was a Charter Member, and an Executive Chef….so for the last 12 years or so….ZROC shows the Vintage Car Community how it’s done. Lots of folks lined up for the Parade Lap….we’re looking on, asking l How much lunch?”

Andrew Doll, as the race commentators referred to him over the load speakers, posted a first in class 6 overall in the Saturday Enduro. There were two other Datsuns running over the weekend, a nice 240 and a BRE 510. Bill Barton placed his German born entry too….but you’d have to belong to the PCA….to get those details .

Steven Padavana won a Blue ribbon for “Best Contemporary”. Seems .that since it was for the 300ZxTT he felt that the award should “ride low”….to each his own

More fun to follow in a few weeks at the Arthritis Auto Show..



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Welcome to ZROC

We are a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Nissan sports cars ranging from the 1960’s roadsters through the current Z and GTR.

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