AutoX 101 Novice School / PE2 Registration

Registration for May 15/16, the AutoX 101 Novice School and Point Event #2 will be opening on Tuesday April 20th at 8:00PM ET.

  • Due to the technical limitation, ALL registration will be default to “On Hold”.
  • If you register for AutoX 101, your entry will be reviewed, and upon approval/decline of our Novice team, you will receive a status update email.
  • If you register ONLY for PE2, registrar will change your status to confirmed and you will receive a copy of confirmation email
  • If you register for both day, and and get waitlisted for one of the days, even when your entry for the other day is confirmed, your entry will not show up on the entry list.
  • If you are waitlisted, your entry will be confirmed latest by shortly after the registration closes. If you are no longer able to attend the event, please let us know to remove you from the list.

*If you have any questions about your registration status, please feel free to message us.

Autocross 101 Novice School is for the newer driver to autocross to learn about the sports, what to bring to the events, basic car preparations, course walk, driver position, looking/thinking ahead, and worker position skills.  The focus will be to help novices improve their times and have more fun at the events.  Student may opt for the instructions to be provided out of the car, or for the in car instruction with proper safety precautions.

You can find the registration and event details at:
CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com
Please register early as entry is limited!
For any questions, please contact us via Email or send message to Tacti on Facebook Autocross Group

RoadRally: Registration for the May 8th is now OPEN!!

Get ready to explore the twisty hills of Kenton County Kentucky. Lee Grimes has put together an approximately 100 mile Observation and Mileage Accuracy Rally for us on Saturday, May 8th. Please sign up on line if possible so your space is saved. We plan to offer an “instruction only” non competitive set of route instructions if you just want to enjoy the drive.

CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com

We will be starting from Bob Evans in Ft. Wright, KY, just off I-275 at exit 80, KY 17/Madison Pike. First car out will be at 10:30. The General Instructions and more information will be coming. Meanwhile let us know if you have questions.

Gordon Benson & Christy Graham
Rally Program Chairs

Solo Report

Welcome to the 2021 Solo Season!!!

The first event weekend is a mere ten (10) days away with a Test and Tune on Saturday, Apr 10 and the first of two Spring Fun Events on Apr 11. Two weeks later we have the second Spring Fun Event, this time on Saturday Apr 24, and the first Points Event on Sunday Apr 25. If I am not mistaken, the events on Apr 10, 11, and 24 are all on a waitlist at this point. Along that line, if you are attempting to register for an event and it is waitlisted, I highly recommend you go ahead and register as many get into the event as others have to cancel.

Speaking of cancelling, we have made a change to our cancellation policy effective immediately. Essentially, it states event fees will not be refunded if cancellation is made after the payment is processed when registration closes, Thursday @ 9:59 pm before the event. (Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.) Payment is not pulled until registration closes. These changes are being made improve our events and the product for you, the entrants:

  • Reduces no-shows, increases opportunities for those on the waitlist to get in the event
  • Will enable us to plan and advertise the run/work order (as well as the worker assignments) ahead of the event.
  • Effective immediately, includes the Fun Event Apr 11, Fun Event Apr 24, and Points Event 1 on Apr 25. (T&T already has no-refund policy applied) Entrants will be notified via email through MotorsportReg as well.

Sound limits – we will be enforcing a sound limit in the 2021 season, that limit is still tbd. Given the bowl created by the building, highway, and train tracks, it is difficult to get consistent readings. We will likely be collecting data the first couple/few events, letting those who are on the high side know, and set a reasonable limit. Heck, I even bought exhaust baffles for my Corvette which has a Borla catback exhaust just in case it doesn’t meet sound at other events.

COVID Changes:

  • Passengers will be allowed this year if both the driver and passenger have either a face mask or a closed face helmet with face shield down.
  • Loaner helmets will be available for a limited few and cannot be exchanged between drivers.
  • Continental Motorsports will be on-site for many of our events with lots of racing goodies for your habit including helmets.
  • Unchanged – Out of courtesy to others, you must wear a mask when you cannot social distance.
  • Unchanged – Speed waiver is highly encouraged
  • Unchanged – Pre-registration only.

See you at Traders World International Speedway!!!

Road Rally Report

Registration is open for the first road rally of the season, next Saturday mid-morning April 10. The rest of the (tentative) dates are May 8, June 12, August 14, September 11*, and October 30*. (* These are changes to the schedule from that previously reported.) This rally will be a scavenger hunt for answers to questions as well as actual objects to deal with. It’s a great drive around Butler County. A set of non-competitive route instructions with a less than 1% chance of getting lost are available, if you just want to enjoy the drive. I’m sure we’re all anxious to get out. We will be meeting at Rick’s Tavern at the end of the rally for some socializing in a private section. You don’t have to be a member to participate in this kid friendly event. Registration is strongly encouraged at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com.

Gordon Benson
Christy Graham
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

RoadRace Report

“Spring has sprung, the grass has ris’, I wonder where the race cars is?” They’re either getting ready for the 2021 Todd Cholmondeley IT Spec*tacular double divisional race weekend or they’re anxiously awaiting the opportunity to shake off the cobwebs and hit the track. Or they migrated south, where racing has already begun. There are a few races around Great Lakes Division before the Cincy race, but the July 31-August 1 weekend will be the first regional event of the year at Mid-Ohio. The Track Event on July 30th will give non-competition licensed drivers a chance to get their street or solo cars on the track, hopefully for TIMED laps this year. Race Committee meetings have resumed on the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to be a part of the planning process or have requests for the committee to consider, please respond by message, email, or phone. All are welcome, but you must let us know. The March meeting will be via Zoom at the later starting time of 8PM. Direct questions to the following email or phone number.

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

Solo:  Changes to our cancellation policy – effective immediately

Event fees will not be refunded if cancellation is made after the payment is processed when registration closes. (see details below)

These changes are being made improve our events and the product for you, the entrants.

  • Reduces no-shows, increases opportunities for those on the waitlist to get in the event.
  • Will enable us to plan and advertise the run/work order (as well as the worker assignments) ahead of the event.
  • Effective immediately, includes the Fun Event Apr 11, Fun Event Apr 24, and Points Event 1 on Apr 25. (T&T already has no-refund policy applied) Entrants will be notified via email through MotorsportReg as well.

Revised Cincinnati Region SCCA Solo Program Cancellation Policy:

Events are conducted rain or shine (with exceptions for lightning and snow/ice.) Online payment will be processed when registration closes, typically the Thursday @ 9:59PM before the event weekend, some exceptions may apply. Please check the event details for the registration closing time. The participant may cancel their entry any time before registration closes and their credit card will not be charged. There will be NO REFUND offered if the cancellation is made after the payment is processed (extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis may apply.) The registration is non-transferable and you may not offer your entry to another driver. Please contact the event organizer with any questions/extenuating circumstances.

Area 4 Director Update for April, 2021

Another busy month as we all get ready for the upcoming season.

Probably the biggest highlight of the past month was our GLDiv Spring Training meeting held on 3/7. Due to continued pandemic restrictions, the event was held remotely. Many kudos go to Val McCammon as she made all the arrangements. She had a lot of help from her husband Pat and Velma and Raleigh Boreen. The four of them acted as moderator and guided a flawless day of sessions. There were over 100 people who attended a session during the day.

Work continues on the revised GLDiv website. If you are an RE, Race Chair, etc. and want your event posted on the divisional website’s calendar, please send the pertinent details (date, location, contact person, registration link) to Rob Dietz (gldsccaweb@gmail.com). He’s the webmaster and will be able to collate the divisional events into the calendar.

The usual monthly meetings occurred in March. It started off with the Club Racing Board (CRB) meeting on 3/2. There was the usual agenda of 100+ letters that the CRB dealt with…..most fairly mundane. The biggest item was the introduction of the tentative schedule for the Runoffs. Eric Prill said a survey of drivers indicated that over 1000 will attend the Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) this year. This puts pressure on them to generate a schedule that meets a wide variety of criteria (multi-class drivers, track limits, daylight hours, etc.). It has since been released and can be found here. There’s nothing quite like IMS and I know I’ll be there. I had the pleasure of racing there back in 2017 when the Runoffs first visited the facility. Please consider attending in some form (worker, spectator, crew, etc.) as I am sure you will have an excellent time. It’ll be held from 9/28 to 10/3 and other details about the event can be found here.

We had a BoD meeting on 3/22. As usual, there wasn’t anything too flashy that came from this meeting. We discussed the financial report submitted by Jeff Dahnert. Things look pretty good so far this year. The steps taken last spring as the pandemic was taking hold have continued to bear fruit. The President (Mike Cobb) submitted his update to us a week beforehand and we discussed that a bit during the meeting. There were a couple of “hush, hush” items that I cannot comment on at this time. Nothing too terribly earth shattering and I’ll let you in on it when the time is appropriate.

One nice thing to come from the meeting is that we are planning on meeting face to face in late July (7/30 – 8/1). By then, it will have been well over a year since that occurred. We’ll be heading to Kansas City for this, and I can’t wait to see my fellow Board members. I’ve only met four of them over the years (Albin, Dowie, Isley and Jankovskis) so this will be quite exciting for me. Another BoD meeting will take place in December (12/3 – 12/5) and it will also be held in Kansas City.

The next night (3/23), there was a RallyCross Board (RXB) meeting. This group is diligently working on expanding and raising the profile of the program. Among other things, they are working on coordinating their National Championships which will be held in our backyard. They’ll be held in Chillicothe, OH on 10/15-10/17. Details about the event can be found here.

On the next evening (yes…..I had SCCA meetings three nights in a row), we held the first meeting of a committee dedicated to electric vehicles (EVs) and how they will be folded into every level of all competition programs within SCCA. We are charged (get it…charged about EVs….I know, don’t quit my day job) with not only incorporating EVs into competition but also the safety and liability aspects of bringing them into the fold. The SCCA wants to be the leader for the current (yet another pun) and next generation of automobile enthusiast and EVs will definitely be a part of that future. As an EV owner and competitor, I am VERY excited to be in on the ground floor as we move into this realm.

Events of the past month have had an impact on my summer schedule. Here’s my revised (and still tentative) schedule:

  • 4/29 – 5/2: STC @ PIRC (Super Tour)
  • 5/22, 5/23: OVR @ MidOhio (Major)
  • 6/4 – 6/6: Champ Tour Solo @ Grissom
  • 6/19, 6/20: WMR @ Grattan (Double Regional)
  • 7/16 – 7/18: Time Trails National Tour @ GingerMan
  • 7/23 – 7/25: Pro Solo @ Toledo
  • 730 – 8/1: BoD meeting in Kansas City, MO
  • 8/21, 8/22: WMR @ Grattan (Major)
  • 9/6: WMR Solo @ Grattan
  • 9/24 – 10/3: Runoffs @ Indy
  • 10/15 – 10/17: RallyCross Nationals in Chillicothe, OH
  • 10/24: WMR Solo @ Grattan
  • 10/31: MBR Covered Bridges Road Rally
  • 12/3 – 12/5: BoD meeting in Kansas City, MO

Woof! This will keep me busy. See you at the track.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Dayle Frame