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Sports Car Club of America sponsors autocross at Grand Central Mall - Parkersburg News

Cars compete during a Southern West Virginia Region of the Sports Car Club of America autocross in Wood County. (Photo Provided)

VIENNA — Grand Central Mall’s back lot will be full of cars and drivers today competing in an autocross sponsored by The Southern West Virginia Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

The first car off the starting line will be at 10 a.m. The action will continue until approximately 4 p.m.

Same day registration is open from 8:15-9:30 a.m. today. The cost is $45 per person if registering on site. The next event is Nov. 16 depending on the weather

Spectators are welcome. The competition area is roped off for safety purposes, but there is plenty of room to find a good seat (bring your own chair). The event will be occurring at the same time as the “Boo and Brew” event at the mall. “Boo and Brew” is sponsored by Armstrong Electric and will feature bands and refreshments from Outback Steakhouse.

Autocross is one of the most popular forms of motorsports. Anyone can participate and it does not require a specific license or certification.

Cars compete during a Southern West Virginia Region of the Sports Car Club of America autocross in Wood County. (Photo Provided)

All that is needed is the desire to have fun with your car and enjoy being around a great group of people. Competitors range from 18 to over 70 years old. Even minors with a driver’s license can compete with parental authorization.

The region encourages new members. Novice coaches Connor Gallagher and Zach Robinson are available all day to assist new participants in learning the ropes.

Almost any type of vehicle can participate, except those with a high center of gravity like most SUV and mini vans. One of the most popular vehicles is the Mazda Miata. Other smaller cars such as the Ford Focus, Subarus, Hondas and Toyotas are well represented.

German cars include BMWs, Porsches and sometimes a Mercedes or two. Larger cars such as Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes compete regularly.

There are even classes for American Muscle Cars such as Chevy Novas and cars as large as Dodge Chargers. Each car is in a class based upon the type of vehicle and modifications that have been made.

Like cars compete against each other in various classes. There are end of season class awards, but for each event the bragging rights go to the (FTD) fastest time of day. Special orange cones are awarded to the fastest front wheel drive, all wheel drive and rear wheel drive vehicle.

At the end of the day, it’s not who has the fastest car, but who is the best driver with the best run. Each driver usually gets six to eight runs during the competition.

The course is designed by the race committee led by Dave Thompson. Over 100 orange cones will be arranged on the lot to form a course. Courses vary in length between 30 seconds and a minute.

The event is timed with electronic lights and the results are tabulated by computer by Len Hochendonner and Mitch Adams, who take care of timing and scoring. There are usually two cars on the course at a time, so there is plenty of action for spectators.

This is a low speed event but the turns are very fast between the pylons. After making 30 or 40 turns even the most season driver’s heart is pounding at the finish.

Additional persons helping with the event include Dave Brunny, safety inspections; Gregg Rome, registration; Cody Barrett, announcing; Mike Salser and Chris Carpenter, course set up, and Les Pritchard, event chairman. There are many more volunteers working to make the event a success.

This summer the region has had eight events at Grand Central Mall and three at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The region was formed in 1947 and is one of the oldest regions of the Sports Car Club of America in the country.

Past events have been held in Charleston, Elkins and Parkersburg areas. The region is appreciative of Grand Central Mall and WVUP for hosting this year’s events. They have enabled us to bring additional people to the area and provide another activity that adds to the quality of life we enjoy. Information about the region’s activities can be found on Facebook under Southern WV Region SCCA.

The region is hosting the final event of the Great Lakes Division Regional Championship Series. West Virginia drivers from all over the state along with those from the Marietta area will be competing against drivers of the Great Lakes Division from five states.

Several season points championships are on the line, so the action should be very spirited. Through SCCA you can compete locally, within the region, and have an opportunity to go to compete at the Nationals. Autocross is a safe family event that is fun for the participants and provides spectators a lot of action with no cost of admission.

(Editor’s Note: Les Pritchard is event chairman and treasurer of The Southern West Virginia Region of the Sports Car Club of America.)

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Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Market 2019-2025: Analysed by Business Growth, Development Factors, Applications, and Future Prospects - The Ukiah Post


A hose is a flexible hollow tube designed to carry fluids from one location to another and automotive air conditioner hose is one kind of them used in automotive air conditioner.

Automotive air conditioner hose mostly is made by nylon, polyurethane, polyethylene, PVC, or synthetic or natural rubbers, based on the environment and pressure rating needed.

The global Automotive Air Conditioner Hose market was valued at xx million US$ in 2018 and will reach xx million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of xx% during 2019-2025.

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This report focuses on Automotive Air Conditioner Hose volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Automotive Air Conditioner Hose market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect.

Regionally, this report categorizes the production, apparent consumption, export and import of Automotive Air Conditioner Hose in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India.

For each manufacturer covered, this report analyzes their Automotive Air Conditioner Hose manufacturing sites, capacity, production, ex-factory price, revenue and market share in global market.

The following manufacturers are covered:

Sumitomo Electric Industries (Japan)

Valeo (France)


Sumitomo Riko (Japan)

GAC Component (China)

Martinrea International (Canada)

Hwaseung (Korea)

Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical (SAAE) (China)

Nichirin (Japan)

Pyung Hwa Industrial (Korea)

MAHLE (Germany)

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Southeast Asia


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All-Rubber Type

Barrier Type

Veneer Type

Segment by Application

Passenger Cars

Commercial Vehicles

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Executive Summary

Chapter One: Industry Overview of Automotive Air Conditioner Hose

1.1 Definition of Automotive Air Conditioner Hose

1.2 Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Segment by Type

1.2.1 Global Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Production Growth Rate Comparison by Types (2014-2025)

1.2.2 All-Rubber Type

1.2.3 Barrier Type

1.2.4 Veneer Type

1.3 Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Segment by Applications

1.3.1 Global Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Consumption Comparison by Applications (2014-2025)

1.3.2 Passenger Cars

1.3.3 Commercial Vehicles

1.4 Global Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Overall Market

1.4.1 Global Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Revenue (2014-2025)

1.4.2 Global Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Production (2014-2025)

1.4.3 North America Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Status and Prospect (2014-2025)

1.4.4 Europe Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Status and Prospect (2014-2025)

1.4.5 China Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Status and Prospect (2014-2025)

1.4.6 Japan Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Status and Prospect (2014-2025)

1.4.7 Southeast Asia Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Status and Prospect (2014-2025)

1.4.8 India Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Status and Prospect (2014-2025)

Chapter Two: Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis

2.1 Raw Material and Suppliers

2.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Automotive Air Conditioner Hose

2.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Automotive Air Conditioner Hose

2.4 Industry Chain Structure of Automotive Air Conditioner Hose

Chapter Three: Development and Manufacturing Plants Analysis of Automotive Air Conditioner Hose

3.1 Capacity and Commercial Production Date

3.2 Global Automotive Air Conditioner Hose Manufacturing Plants Distribution

3.3 Major Manufacturers Technology Source and Market Position of Automotive Air Conditioner Hose

3.4 Recent Development and Expansion Plans

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1 pedestrian killed in 2-car crash in northwest Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A pedestrian was killed Friday afternoon in northwest Santa Rosa when two cars collided before one struck the pedestrian and crashed into a nearby building.

The collision occurred just before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and State Farm Drive. Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Chad Heiser, who responded to the crash site, said the investigation is still ongoing, but preliminary evidence suggests that it was an accident.

Police said in a news release Friday night that a red Lexus SC 300 driven by Jacob Elias Elliot, 18, of Santa Rosa turned right from State Farm Drive onto Cleveland Avenue at the same time that another car that was not involved in the crash was turning right onto State Farm from Cleveland.

A silver Subaru BRZ driven by Deyvi Javier Pineda Arita, 20, of Santa Rosa was traveling south on Cleveland and switched lanes to pass the uninvolved car. As Arita’s car was switching back to the right lane, the Lexus had just begun to enter Cleveland when Elliot saw the Subaru approaching. In a last-second attempt to avoid a collision, he swerved to the right.

The rear passenger’s side of the Subaru swiped the front driver’s side of the Lexus as the Subaru continued south on Cleveland Avenue. As a result, the driver of the Subaru lost control and swerved into the curb on the west side of the road. The Subaru continued onto the sidewalk, where it struck the pedestrian, and into a commercial building.

Heiser said the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending approval from the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office, police said.

Arita was transported to a local hospital for treatment but did not sustain life-threatening injuries, Heiser said. Elliot was uninjured.

Police said both drivers are cooperating with the investigation, and that there is no indication that alcohol was a factor in the collision.

There were no passengers in either car, and no one else was injured in the crash.

Officers closed part of Cleveland Avenue between Russell Avenue and Terry Lane for about three hours to investigate the incident.

Kevin Sheehan, the service manager at the Wells Fargo across the street from the site of the crash, said the bank’s blinds were drawn at the time so he didn’t see what happened. He said, however, that he heard a loud bang and a car horn blaring. When he and his colleagues looked out the window, they saw smoke across the street.

You can reach Staff Writer Chantelle Lee at 707-521-5337 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On Twitter @ChantelleHLee.

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Shoppers witness car chase, suspect running into West Columbia store - WIS10

By Emily Wakeman | October 18, 2019 at 11:35 PM EDT - Updated October 18 at 11:52 PM

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A police chase involving a suspect in a stolen car led to a crash on a busy road in West Columbia on Thursday.

The chase started around 3:20 p.m. near Broad River Road and Bush River Road, a spokeswoman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. Deputies spotted a suspect in a stolen car and tried to pull over the car. The suspect took off, starting a chase, RCSD said. During the chase, which ended in Lexington County, several cars were hit, deputies confirmed. The suspect crashed for the final time around 3:50 p.m. at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Cougar Drive, which is near the I-26 interchange.

At that point, deputies said two people got out of the car and ran from police on foot. One woman said that one of the suspects ran into the Goodwill and that shoppers watched as deputies caught the man inside the store.

Kyla McGee said it was shocking and terrifying to watch the man run through the front doors followed by a swarm of police officers. McGee said the suspect pushed through customers, even knocking over a child, but it was only a moment before deputies had him on the ground.

“I know a lot of the employees were terrified and a lot of people had kids in there and were scared just to get the children out of the way,” McGee said.

McGee said the Goodwill employees quickly moved all customers through the stock room and out of the building to safety. McGee said it was then that she saw the accidents in front of Goodwill.

“A woman they took, it had to be an hour to actually get her out of the car and were just tearing the car apart,” McGee said.

She said that four cars were hit by the suspect at the intersection.

“Just completely in the wrong place at the wrong time,” McGee said.

She said it took about three hours before the parking lot was cleared and customers were able to leave.

“Just watching all of the outcome of it afterwards, for hours, just seemed like it was, like all of that over this guy running?” McGee said.

Deputies said Sean Riley, 23, was driving the car. He faces charges for possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and unlawful carry and assault.

Albert Brisbon, 30, was also arrested and charged with open container and possession of a controlled substance.

They were both taken to the hospital to be checked out before jail, deputies said. Several victims were also rushed to the hospital. West Columbia’s fire chief said one of those victims has minor injuries. The conditions of the others are not yet known.

The eastbound lanes of Sunset Boulevard were closed at Cougar Boulevard as crews worked to clear the scene.

Just before 6 p.m., traffic was back to normal.

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2 police officers among those taken to hospital after 5-car wreck - WSB Atlanta

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A crash involving a police car Friday night shut down a highway in DeKalb County.

The five-car accident happened near Covington Highway and Young Road in Stone Mountain. 

Police said a DeKalb County police vehicle with two officers inside had its lights and siren on and was on the way to a call when the car was involved in the accident. 

Both officers and several other people in other cars were taken to hospitals. None of their conditions have been released. 

News Chopper 2 was over the scene around 6:15 p.m. The road has since reopened. 

Channel 2's Michael Seiden was in DeKalb County, where multiple witnesses said the crash happened while police were chasing another vehicle. 

Machiavelli Amaya saw the crash happen and heard metal twisting and people screaming. 

"A cop tried to get around another car and onto oncoming traffic and hits another oncoming car head-on," Amaya said. 


"It was insane!" witness Kasseem Stevens said. "The next thing I heard, 'boom!' A huge crash. Sounded like thunder."

DeKalb County police would  not go on camera and address the details of the crash, but did confirm that it sent multiple people to the hospital. 

Seiden reached out to police to try to learn the identities of those involved in the crash, but police said the investigation is ongoing and have not released any more information. 

"I'm still shook up," Stevens said. "That was terrifying! I've never seen an accident that horrible."

The witnesses told Seiden they think officers may have been chasing after suspects in a stolen vehicle, but police have not confirmed that. 

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