Happy New Year Cincinnati Region SCCA!
As we begin to see the light of 2021, we can reflect with a heavy sigh of somber reflection and the sobering reality of the year that was 2020. All of our lives have dramatically changed from what our hope and expectations were a year ago at this time. Our SCCA region was able to pull together and utilize the resourcefulness of our membership to still host Solo’s, Rally’s and a Road Race event with every obstacle imaginable to surpass. I’m very proud of our volunteers that stepped up into roles to make these events successful! The pandemic is not over and may not be for awhile, but we now have a road map to host responsible events and look forward to a fantastic 2021!
I hope everyone has a safe start to the new year and we look forward to announcing our 2021 Season very soon.
Happy New Year,
Cincinnati Region SCCA – R.E.
Time for the final solo report of 2020. Going to keep it simple.
Thanks for a fantastic 2020 Cincy SCCA Solo season! As you’ve undoubtedly heard, a tough and correct decision was made to put the health of our competitors and their families ahead of getting together en mass for a formal banquet on Feb 1. Plans to celebrate and present trophies by a safe and alternate means are being worked. An announcement on 2020 Year-End Solo trophies will be coming out shortly.
In the meantime, we have a very tentative, draft schedule listed on our website along with a local area schedule of other major events. The dates are subject to change and out there for comment. Please go review the schedule and let me know if you have additional information or corrections.
Announcing the 2021 Road Rally schedule. Save the following dates and plan to join us for some new, fun drives and hopefully a return to post event social gatherings. April 10, May 8, June 12, August 14, September 18, and October 23. All dates are subject to change so check the cincyscca.com website and cincyscca.motorsportreg.com for updates, additional information and to register.
If you want to join the ranks as a Rally Master or just suggest some cool roads or interesting areas, let us know and claim a date. We will give you any help you need.
I’m attending the 2021 National Convention. You can too! Any member can be a part of it without cost, without the hassle of packing, schlepping to the airport, and being apart from family. Like so many things in 2020, SCCA is going high-tech with a virtual convention. All the information you need to know can be found on the my.scca.com website. Sessions on every program – race, solo, road rally, rally cross- as well as general direction of the club will be offered, along with marketing, operational guidelines and other club supporting information. Even the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony can be viewed. Step out of your current relationship with SCCA and see what’s behind the scenes. Sessions will take place January 23 – February 21. Registration is required and is free.
Meanwhile, progress is being made for our July 30 – August 1 race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. There are two non SCCA race groups that plan to join our weekend of track day/racing activities, which should be fun to watch. With COVID not totally behind us quite yet, our traditional Track Event with in-car coaches is in limbo. Hopefully by July we’ll be back to business as usual. There’s lots of planning to do. Let us know if you want to be a part of it!
In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to keep our members safe, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 season annual banquet, scheduled for Feb. 06.
We are seeking possible online streaming of the award ceremony and/or rescheduling of the banquet in a form of a social event hoping the situation improves.
We are processing the refunds for those who registered for the banquet, and you will receive a separate email regarding the event cancellation and the refunds.
As we learn how to navigate these uncharted challenges, we appreciate your patience and understanding.
For the updates for the possible online award ceremony and any other club news, please visit our website (http://cincyscca.com) or Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/cincyscca).
We wish everyone happy holidays and please stay safe and healthy.
Cincinnati Region SCCA
2020 / 2021 Board Members
Hello Cincinnati Region Members!
At our latest Cincinnati SCCA Board/Member Meeting on November 17th, the elections for our 2021 Cincinnati SCCA Officer’s were held. By unanimous decision the following will be your officers for 2021!
Region Executive – Tony Brown
Asst Region Executive – Gordon Benson
Treasurer – Christy Graham
Secretary – Glenn Thompson
Board Members at Large 2021-2022
– Brian Walker
– Jeff Loewe
– Takuto Takagi
Board Members at Large 2020-2021
– Jack Burns
– Jim Clark
– Tom Tomlinson
Registration is OPEN for our Cincinnati Region Annual Awards Banquet on FEBRUARY 6th, 2021. Once again it will be at the Fairfield Receptions Event Center in Fairfield. All of the details and registration for the banquet are online at CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com. PLEASE CLICK HERE to be taken to the site.
Our November meeting wrapped up our regular Board/Member meetings for 2020, our next meeting will be Tuesday January 19th, 2021 and details will come after the new year as to where and how it will take place, Our events have wound down for 2020 but lot’s of planning is going on for 2021 in hopes that the merciless pandemic will eventually be behind us. Please have a wonderful winter and be safe and healthy!
Take care and see you soon!
Cincinnati Region SCCA, Regional Executive
2020 Meeting Schedule
December – No Meeting
Tulip, Poker, Fox and Hound, Trap, Magic Mile, Trek. What do these things have in common? They are all terms that can be applied to a Road Rally. Want to find out what they mean? Come join us for a rally in 2021. We’re going to plan like it’s 2019 and hope it’s not like 2020. We’d like to get back to a full schedule and especially get back to socializing at the end of the drive. We made things work with an abbreviated schedule this year, had lots of new participants, and explored some fun roads. Scheduling is in process and will be posted when it is tentatively final (oxymoron much?)
Kudos to the Rally Masters who gave their time to set up routes this year. In order of appearance – Lee Grimes, Jim Knepper, Jim Walls, and today’s co Masters EB Lunken and David Vornholt. If you want to join the ranks as a Rally Master or just suggest some cool roads or interesting areas, let us know and we will give you any help you need.
Road Rally Chair (outgoing)