Road Rally: Jim’s July Jaunt

Ready for our Road Rally Point Event #3?

Please register Online Here!

We start and end at Jax Restaurant & Tavern at 1081 Smiley Ave 45246@ Cobblestone Plaza (I275 & Winton Road in Forest Park)

Registration beginning at 9, meeting at 10:15, first car out at 10:30
This is a 2 hour drive of approximately 50 miles. Everyone is busy in the summer.

Bring a team who has not participated in the past 2 years and earn a discount on your entry fee!

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Rally Report – July, 2017

14 teams Revisited Rabbit Hash in June. Everyone finished; nobody seemed to get lost – at least not hopelessly; and FOUR – count ‘em – Four teams completed the BEAUTIFUL course with zero points. Winners were Gordon & Teresa Benson, Dick & Paul Krehbiel, Scott, Reghan & Amy Bitzer and Brittany Moore & Hannah Poston. Following closely behind with a 1/2 point deduction (“The” is part of the sign) were Gary & Brigitte Spicer. A huge thank you to Rally Master Lee Grimes, and to Jerry Cabe & Colleen Cabe for tag teaming on the Safety Steward duties. Their help allowed me to navigate for Tim Silver – a very exciting ride in his MGB.

Our next rally date is July 22. There was no Rally Master lined up for this one and I was concerned about pulling it off in time. Enter my (retired) neighbor and friend of 33 years who did not know of my involvement in the SCCA rally program. He crewed for us a couple times in my previous SCCA (racing) life (before kids) so wondered if I was still involved and if we ever did rallies. Serendipity. We had a meeting tonight to go over some basics and he plans to jump right in and get us set up for the next rally. Thanks, Jim! Registration will be open as soon as I give him some time to determine where to start and end.

There will be an email blast to former participants and a Facebook post to let you know when registration will be open. Please sign up on line whether you want to pay in advance or the day of the event so we’ll have a ballpark idea of how many to expect. Bring some friends, member or not, who haven’t run with us before and save $5 on your registration fee (one discount per new car/driver/navigator unit).

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2017 Todd Cholmondeley IT/Spec*tacular/PDX

Registration is currently open and filling up fast for our Race/PDX (track day) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4-6 2017. So don’t miss out on our most fun weekend of the year.
Register at: MotorsportsReg.com
This will be the 11th edition of the IT/ SPEC*tacular format that was developed by Todd Cholmondeley many years ago. This year we have decided to dedicate this race weekend to Todd in his memory. Todd was our Race Chairman and close friend to many in the racing community and a true inspiration to everyone he came into contact with. We hope to honor him and his family by continuing his legacy of great racing and a family like atmosphere at the track. We miss you Todd!
Event Location
The Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Steam Corners Road, Lexington, OH 44904
August 4, 2017- Friday PERFORMANCE DRIVING EXPERIENCE (PDX)
The Cincinnati Region SCCA is Happy to again offer an SCCA sanctioned track day in conjunction with the Todd Cholmondeley IT/Spec*tacular weekend. The event is an opportunity for those without any competition license to experience driving the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in their own vehicle. Classroom sessions will give you the fundamentals, which will be augmented with on-track sessions for more detail instruction. Experience instructors will ride along and give you real-time instruction and feedback. The PDX is $230 for SCCA members and will include an Event T Shirt. Stay for the weekend and help with the races and get a $50 rebate from us.

August 5-6 2017- Saturday, Sunday – Todd Cholmondeley IT/Spec*tacular Club Race
This is the 11th year for this Double Regional and we have a lot of excitement for you. Saturday starts with a 20-minute qualifying session for each of the seven groups. We operate on a “no schedule” schedule starting at 8:00AM and rotate through each group with a short clean-up period between each session. Listen to the PA announcements for your group. Starting positions for the Saturday Qualifying session will based on entry time & date. Saturday afternoon races (Race 1): Grid positions shall be determined by best lap time posted by each participant in the 20-minute qualifying sessions on Saturday morning. The qualifying will be followed with our first race of the weekend for each group. Race 1 will be a 14 lap race with Grid positions determined by the morning qualifying times.

Join us for a celebration in the worker campground Saturday night with live music and our famous/ infamous Jello Treats. Then stick around for all the excitement of our Sunday Race Groups.

Sunday’s Races will continue with the same format as Saturday and crown a weekend trophy winner.

We will also be having our ALS Silent Auction all weekend in garage #1 where you can bid on racing related items.
We hope that your racing team/family can join us for this wonderful weekend.

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June Solo Report

Wow, I can’t believe we are already through June and our first three points events!!! In an earlier report I talked about how great our first event was at Traders World and how fantastic they’ve been as a host. I’m elated to report that it’s only gotten better since then!!! Traders World has been and continues to be an outstanding partner, has a fantastic location to showcase our region, offers a myriad of shopping and great food, and supports us 100%.

Our Mother’s Day event May 14th (Points Event 2) was a roaring success with 127 entrants, only a handful fewer than the season opener 3 weeks earlier. Everyone got five runs on a course with an angled slalom down the middle that most said was a more enjoyable and challenging course than the first one. Our Father’s Day event Jun 18 (Points Event 3) was in jeopardy of being rained…er, stormed out. The forecast called for thunderstorms all day long. Even at that, we still hit our pre-registration limit of 125 on Saturday. As it turned out we only had a very light mist around 7:15 which couldn’t have lasted 3 minutes, so the 114 entrants who braved the weather were rewarded with a dry and fun course all day.

Next event (Points Event 4) is July 9th at Traders World followed by the Points Event 5 on Aug 13th. Stay tuned for updates on the Sep 17 joint event with MCSCC, date and location are subject to change.

See you in a parking lot soon!
Kent

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24 June 2017- Attack of the newcomers!

OVR RallyCross Points Event #3

First and foremost We’d like to say Thank You and extend a warm welcome to all the new faces that came out for these first few events! As everyone has noticed the weather is always a big question mark and sometimes it doesn’t always work out. Saturday it did!!

Heavy rains the evening before opened the field with less than ideal conditions, however the weather was perfect all day and sections were brewing up dust by the end of competition. All 9 classes were represented and 33 entrants made 10 passes over the course.

In Stock All: Duane Simons stood on top of the podium followed by Brian Lynch and Max Lipson.

Stock Front: Ty Upton , Jeff McGee and Tom Giordano rounded the top 3 followed by Tavis Spencer and Konstantin Volkov

Stock Rear became the all Tyler class with Tyler Moser in his 300zx in first followed by Tyler Baumet in his Z28.

Prepared All was the battle of the WRX’s with Mathew McGee besting the efforts of Jerry Stem.

Prepared Front was the Lonely Alex Ashbaugh leading the charge!

Prepared Rear honors were won by Michael Cessna over Jeremy Emerson

Modified All was home to fastest lap of the day laid down by Lathrop Withington IV, hotly followed by Joshua Zortman, Jeremy Snyder, Jacob Sanor and Richard Hopple

Modified Front saw the battle of the day with William Ehrman eeking out just a .754 victory over Tim Spellman followed by Matthew Taylor, Will Kuhnes, Nathan
Roberts and Ryan Street

Modified rear saw John W England covering the rest of the field with mud followed by Evan Arthur, Scott Bitzer , John E England , Lawrence Malloy and Dick Hammer

Exhibitionist Class was a party of one with Sidney Scott

Please Come out to our next event Saturday July 22, 2017!
Please Join the Facebook pages for WOR RallyCross and OVR RallyCross and CincyScca to keep up with the latest info!

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Help us to interest new drivers in track events!

Bill Niemeyer is looking for qualified instructors for our PDX at Mid Ohio on Friday August 4th. Please contact Bill at nemeyer65@hotmail.com if you are available to assist. By instructing you can drive your car in the Instructor Group for only $50, instructors not driving pay nothing! Goal is to have enough instructors that each has only one student. Big FUN, more track time and you are helping to assure the future of our programs.

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Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular and PDX Tech day

Mark your calendar! We will have Tech day for the Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular and PDX on July 8th at Performance Alignment (NEW Location!) from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

If you are planning to attend our PDX/Race weekend on August 4th-6th, this is a great way to get a head start.

Also next race committee meeting is scheduled for July 11th 7:00PM at Rick’s Tavern in Fairfield

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