Full Throttle Thursdays, Autocross, and Community Cup photos

Messenger photos by Pat Donahue
Full Throttle Thursdays at the Fortress in Obetz began as a bike night for a local radio station before it evolved into a weekly event that features all types of vehicles to go with the food and drink and music and fun, but the bikes are still a huge part of the show.
Whiskey Would was the entertainment for the July 27 Full Throttle Thursday.
Plenty of Jeeps and some modern muscle are usually big part of Full Throttle Thursday.
Messenger photos by Pat Donahue
July 23 marked the seventh OVR SCCA Autocross of the season at Fortress Obetz. There were over 140 competitors. Shown here is Raleigh Boreen in his 2002 Camaro which he drove to a first place finish in the Classic American Muscle Class. His wife, Velma, also competed behind the wheel of the same car, in the same class. The Borreens came from Westfield, Ind., to compete at Fortress Obetz for their first time and said they are looking forward to a return visit later in the season. They had been in Chicago the previous week and had been competing for the past eight weekends. Its a sport that they have enjoyed doing together for 40 years. Obetz will host six more events this season and four will be under the lights on Wednesday nights. There are a number of categories, often plenty of novices, and a second rider is allowed. Visit ovr-scca.org
Stephen Brinkerhoff drove his 2006 Ultralite XR7 to first place in the Modified division at the Autocross events held at Fortress Obetz.
Messenger photo by Pat Donahue
Obetz’s Fortress recently hosted the Greater Columbus Sports Commission’s Community Cup for the fourth straight year. The event features 36 teams from area communities, organizations, and businesses competing in 14 events. The city of Obetz fielded a team and shown here is McKenzie Baldwin of Team Obetz is attacking the obstacle course.
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