RE-Port

Hello Cincinnati Region SCCA members and friends! At the midpoinit of 2020 we are starting to roll along with some clarity on how the rest of the 2020 season will work out given the current state of our new normalcy in the world. Our Event Chairs will have some good updates in the following sections but I wanted to make note of the exciting news from our Road Racing department! Yes, the rumors are true and we are joint hosting a GLD Champ Series Event at Nelson Ledges! Registration is live on MSR for the racing event and we will soon have information for a Track Event/Testing Day on the Friday before. Exciting!

The Cincinnati SCCA BOD had our June meeting via ZOOM and we feel we might have mastered the technology enough to host our next meeting on July 21st in a town hall style event to allow for more participation. We will have more news to come as we await the most updated indoor group social distancing requirements to be updated by the Governor at the end of this week. Our current plan is to have a hybrid in-person/online meeting but we will have more information and details on that in the coming week.

As our 2020 season is finally getting an oportunity to get off the ground, I want to thank your dedicated Event Chairs, Board Members and countless and essential volunteers that make our events a possibility. Stay safe and see you soon!

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region, R.E.

Race Report

Cars are back on track! Even though we will not be hosting a race and track event at Mid-Ohio this year, we WILL be co-hosting a race weekend with NEOHIO on August 1-2 at Nelson Ledges Road Course in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Friday, July 31 will offer test sessions for racers as well as track time for non-competition drivers – similar to our traditional Track Event, but due to COVID-19 there will be no in car coaching. Other restrictions due to the current pandemic situation will be in effect, but CARS ARE BACK ON TRACK.

Registration opens July 1. Some details are still being worked out since everything is in flux from a medical safety standpoint. Details will be released when possible. Check the CincySCCA.com website or MotorsportReg.com for information and to register. The name of the event is Back Home at Nelson 2020.

Christy Graham
Race Chair
roadrace@cincyscca.com or
crjgraham@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Road Rally Report

On July 11 we move north to run “Middletown Madness”, with Jim Knepper as your Rally Master. We will start at Bob Evans and end at Applebee’s off Rt 122 at I75. We will not be meeting as a group at Bob Evans for breakfast, but you may come early to eat if you choose. We DO plan to meet inside Applebee’s at the end of the drive. We have checked it out and there is a section that will allow us to be socially distanced from any other patrons and from each other. You may stay and eat or drop your answers off and leave, depending on your comfort level. Onsite registration and check in will start at 9:30, with a safety meeting at 10:15. First car out will follow the meeting at about 10:30. Registration at CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com will open soon. You can register now to receive an email notice when it is open.

Visit the cincyscca.com website for more information on Road Rally. Registration pages are available at CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com
Contact me with questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair (outgoing)
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Solo Report

I’m happy to report our second event weekend (Points Event 4 by number) is in the books and went very well! Thank you to the 159 entrants and of course the solo committee who decided to spend Fathers Day with us and made it all possible to hold these events in a responsible manner while getting to enjoy the hobby we love. Unfortunately we made the decision to limit it to only four runs because we had timing issues first heat, the weather was threatening to thunderstorm in the afternoon, and of course it was Fathers Day so we wanted to make it so people could go spend time with their loved ones. Want to take the time to recognize Danny Popp and his team for designing one of the funnest courses we’ve ever had at Traders World! When timed competition ended at 2:30 thanks to great work by all during heats 2, 3, and 4, it looked like we would have the opportunity for fun runs. Looking at the radar it appeared the weather gods had something else in mind as the storms came right after we awarded trophies and got the trailer loaded. Guess the four runs was the right decision.

Next up is a joint event with WOR at Traders World on July 25 (WOR) and July 26 (Cincy Points Event 5.) This was originally scheduled for July 19 but the Grissom Champ Tour got moved to the 19th so we had to move ours to a week later on what would have been a conflict with WOR. We worked closely with WOR to see what could be done and thankfully WOR helped us come to this fantastic arrangement. The Saturday event will be a points event for WOR at Traders World using their classes, but we will also award points as a make up for PE1.

No new information on potential for changes to our COVID procedures, but the Monroe police officer were there and were very complimentary to how we conducted our event. Stay tuned to our Cincy Solo Facebook page for updates to the procedures as we determine we can make them.

Kent Weaver

Solo: Registration Now Open for WOR PE5(CincyPE1)/CincyPE5

Registration is now open for Saturday July 25th Western Ohio Region (WOR) Solo Points Event #5 and Sunday July 26th, Cincinnati Region Solo Points Event #5.

*The event registration closes on Thursday July 23rd, 10:00PM.
*Pre-Regisger/Pre-Pay ONLY, Entry CAP 150 (may change)

*Please read our COVID-19 Guideline closely. The Guideline will be updated as situation changes.

Saturday is WOR Points Event #5, but also counts toward CincySCCA PE1 Make-up Day.  As such, car classes will primarily be those offered by WOR.   (Cincy points will be calculated per Cincy classing structure after the event.)

WOR will be running “PAX (Index)” classes to facilitate better competition. They are as follows:

S – Street (formerly Stock) Classes (SS, AS, BS, CS, DS, ES, FS, GS, HS, HCS)
ST – Street Touring Classes (STF, STX, STS, STR, STU, STP)
SP – Street Prepared Classes (SSP, ASP, BSP, CSP, DSP, ESP, FSP, SSR)
P – Prepared Classes (XP, BP, CP, DP, EP, FP, HCR)
M – Modified Classes (AM, BM, CM, DM, EM, FM, FSAE, SMF, SM, SSM)
CAM – Classic American Muscle & XS (CAM-S, CAM-T, CAM-C, XS-A, XS-B)
L – Ladies (any sub-class)
N – Novice (any sub-class)

Sunday is Cincinnati Region’s Point Event #5. Classes will be normal Cincy offering.

Cincinnati Region SCCA accept all SCCA Classifications.  In addition, we also have Index Classes for similar category cars, as well as Novice, Pro, and Tire Index.

If you would like your Saturday event results to be counted toward Cincy PE1, please make sure to run appropriate/equivalent Car/Class for the Cincy Region’s class offering.

If you have any questions, Please contact us.

Registration:
CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com

Solo: Speed Waiver

We are now offering the Speed Waiver at our Solo events.

Image Courtesy of MotorsportReg.com

We have a great success with the Speed Waiver at our Point Event #4 on June 21st. Thank you for those who tried it out, and hopefully you enjoyed the simplicity and quickness at the gate, as much as we do!

When you register for our Solo event (We are hoping to expand this to our other programs in the future), you will find the link to the speed waiver under “Waiver” section of the registration page, as well as on your confirmation email. The Speed Waiver will only be available two weeks prior to the event date. We will send out a reminder email once the Speed Waiver for the event is available.

Once Speed Waiver for the event is opened, please visit the link you received, and complete the sign up process. (You will need a Smartphone with Text/Data Plan – Fee may apply)
You will then be provided a screen that looks like your photo ID, and also a text message with the link to the page.

On the event day, you need to open the page (or screen shot works as well), and show to the waiver staff at the gate, and receive a wristband.

This will reduce the time it takes at the gate as you will no longer need to sign the paper waiver at the gate.
Please be prepared before you arrive to the gate, so that you are ready to show us the screen shot or waiver page.

Annual waiver is still available through SCCA, and if you do have one already, there is no need to sign the speed waiver.
We will have the paper waiver available at the site as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Solo: We are now offering SpeedWaiver (electronic waiver)

We are now offering the Speed Waiver at our Solo events.

Image Courtesy of MotorsportReg.com

If you have signed up for Point Event #4, you will receive an email shortly with a link to the Speed Waiver.
(You will need a smartphone with text/data ,fee may apply, to complete the Speed Waiver.)

Once you receive the email, please follow the link, and complete the sign up process.
You will then be provided a screen that looks like your photo ID, and also a text message with the link to the page.
You need to open the page, and show to the waiver staff at the gate, and receive a wristband.

This will reduce the time it takes at the gate as you will no longer need to sign the paper waiver at the gate.
Please be prepared before you arrive to the gate, so that you are ready to show us the screen shot or waiver page.

Annual waiver is still available through SCCA, and if you do have one already, there is no need to sign the speed waiver.
We will have the paper waiver available at the site as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.