Skillicorn Racing To Help Homeless Pets At VIR

Allen Skillicorn, East Dundee Village Trustee and candidate for State Representative, teamed up with Rescue Pet Motorsports to raise awareness for the thousands of pets that are waiting to be adopted from local pet shelters across the country. Rescue Pet Motorsports uses racing to spread the word of Petfinder.com and all the pet rescue and shelter organizations. This year the ‘Never Shop, Always Adopt’€ Race Schedule included the Ultimate Track Car Challenge at Virginia International Raceway (also known as VIR).

The Dundee Candidate With McHenry County Roots

Allen Skillicorn has deep roots in the Fox River Valley. Allen grew up between Crystal Lake and Algonquin; he and his wife Heather have made a home in East Dundee. Together they give back by volunteering for the local therapy dogs group and animal rescue. The Skillicorn’s are also active members of the Fox Valley Church near Huntley and Randall Road.

East Dundee Trustee Racing To Help Pets

East Dundee, IL – Allen Skillicorn, East Dundee Village Trustee, and Rescue Pet Motorsports are raising awareness for thousands of pets waiting to be adopted at local pet shelters across the country. Rescue Pet Motorsports uses racing to promote Petfinder.com and pet rescue and shelter organizations.

Skillicorn and Rescue Pet Motorsports will be competing in the Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb hosted by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina June 13-14.

Rescue Pet Motorsports and Team Skillicorn are committed to being competitive and making a run for the podium at the Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb.” Skillicorn continued, “We also want to remind people that thousands of pets are dropped off at shelters across the country. Because there is such an overabundance, I always remind people NEVER SHOP, ALWAYS ADOPT!”

What Was The SCCA SpecMiata Protest All About: Plunge Cut Details

A lot of car enthusiasts and racers have been asking me about the SCCA Runoffs protest that disqualified the first 6 finishers at Laguna Seca. In honestly most of the cars in the field had “Pro” engines that would have had the plunge cuts up to 9mm AND deburring. It’s standard practice to compensate for production tolerances from Mazda. The builders almost universally debur the plunge cut, and that’s the issue as the rules are currently written. This article from NASA SpeedNews December 2013, published before the protest, offers great images of the combustion chamber and specifics on plunge cuts. Enjoy…

Download – Specmiata-pro-engine-plung-cut-details

East Dundee Trustee Goes Racing To Help Pets Find Homes (Update 1x)

Updated – Here’s video from the Chasing the Dragon Hill Climb:

East Dundee, IL

Allen Skillicorn, East Dundee Village Trustee, and Rescue Pet Motorsports are teaming up to raise awareness for the thousands of pets that are waiting to be adopted from local pet shelters across the country. Rescue Pet Motorsports uses racing to spread the word of Petfinder.com and all the pet rescue and shelter organizations. The next race on the “Never Shop, Always Adopt” program will be the Sports Car Club of America’s Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb in the picturesque Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, September 12-14th.

Hillclimbs are one of the oldest forms of motorsports. Brave drivers challenge physics and race up winding mountain roads without safety barriers or runoff areas like traditional race tracks. The Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb is the showcase event for the Southeast Division of the SCCA. The fastest cars will be exceeding 125mph only inches away from cliffs and rock faces.

Trustee Allen Skillicorn, a veteran experienced racer and 2 time National Auto Sport Association (www.nasaproracing.com) National Champion will be piloting a highly modified 2004 LeGrand Decker DSR-1 Prototype racer capable of speeds over 150mph.

ECC should halt plan for Ayers speech planned for 9/26

The idea that my property taxes are paying Bill Ayers a speaking fees disgusts me! -Allen

An open letter to Dr. David Sam, President, Elgin Community College:

We had the pleasure of meeting you at the dedication of the brick walk honoring ECC alumni last fall. As you remember, we were among the oldest alumni in attendance having received our associate degrees in 1955 and 1956. ECC holds a special place in our hearts since it brought the two of us together, and we will celebrate our 56th wedding anniversary next April. We were giving serious consideration to including a bequest to ECC in our wills, but that will be on hold if your plan to feature William Ayers as the highlight speaker of the Humanities Speakers Series does in fact take place.

You cannot imagine how disappointed and heartsick we were to read about this development in Saturday’s edition of the Daily Herald. We were young adults when Ayers and Dohrn were making (small?) bombs and using them, directly causing the death of at least one human being. At that time, we had friends and relatives in Vietnam defending Ayers’ right to express his views without fear. Some of them never made it home. They were not there to defend anyone’s right to commit acts of terrorism.

Visiting The Flight 93 Memorial

I’ve been to Ground Zero (1st time as volunteer Nov ’01) and the Pentagon multiple times, but never to the field where United 93 crashed. Today I had a chance to visit the field and memorial outside of Stoystown, PA. The site is in a rural, peaceful, and beautiful area in SW Pennsylvania. Even though it’s been 10 years, the memories trigger emotions. The heroic actions of Todd Beamer (a Wheaton Graduate) and the passengers stopped the terrorists from their diabolic plan. I’m reminded of Edmund Burke’s “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” On that day of trial, will we be like Todd Beamer and say, “Let’s Roll” or not?