RE-Port, December 2017

Seasons Greetings from Cincinnati Region SCCA!

It’s hard to believe the 2017 Season has already come to a close and 2018 is right around the corner! At our last General Membership meeting for 2017 on November 21st, we held our annual elections for the following years board of directors.

Your 2018 Board will be:
Region Executive – Tony Brown
Assistant R.E. – Gordon Benson
Treasurer – Shari McCoy
Secretary – TBD
Board Members at Large 2017-18:
Tact Takagi
Brian Walker
Scott Bitzer
Board Members at Large 2018-19:
Jim Clark
Christy Graham
Tom Tomlinson

Thank you to Jeff Loewe and Bill Stevens for your years of service on the Board, each wrapped up there terms as Board Members at Large this year and Jim Clark was re-elected to a new 2 year term. And a very special THANK YOU to our one and only Bryan Schafer who will be stepping back from his many years of service to the club as our Secretary, the to be determined successor will have HUGE shoes to fill, Thank you all!

Our 2018 Event Chairs will be:
Road Race Chair – Christy Graham
PDX Chair – Brian Walker
SOLO Chair – Kent Weaver
RallyCross Chair – Scott Bitzer
Rally Chair – Christy Graham

Also at the meeting the proposed changes to the Region By-Laws were ratified by majority vote and will be updated on our website very soon.
A reminder that we do not have a General Membership meeting in December, so our next meeting will be JANUARY 16th at 8PM at the Mill Race Banquet Center. Also mark your calendar for our Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday JANUARY 27th. More details and a link to register for the banquet will be coming very soon to reserve your spot!

Have a safe holiday season and if travel is in your plans, be safe on the roads! See you in 2018!

Thanks,
Tony

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Solo Report

We had a fantastic season at Traders World in 2017. Sorry to say I don’t have the 2018 schedule yet, but I’m working on it and will let everyone know as soon as I can. I can say we have an Evolution Driving School already planned and registration open for May 5 (Phase 1) and May 6 (Phase 2).

Year end points and trophies. Year end points were updated for the last Points event and fun event.

Come celebrate the year with friends and competitors at our banquet on Jan 27. If you are listed as getting a trophy you should have received an email with a response requested by Dec 7th. Even if you aren’t getting a trophy come out and have fun and hopefully win a cool door prize.

Lastly, 2018 SCCA ProSolo, Match Tour, and Champ Tour event schedules have been released. Lots of great events close by or within a reasonable distance.

Kent Weaver

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Road Rally Report – December 2017

And the 2017 series champions are…….. (drum roll)

Gordon & Teresa Benson. Finishing second were Gary & Brigitte Spicer, and in third were Scott & Reghan Bitzer. 63 participants took part in at least one of the six rallies, several of whom also set up courses. A couple safety stewards also pitched in even though they weren’t able to run on any of the event days (thanks Colleen Cabe and Jerry Cabe). It takes considerable effort to put on a rally and without the contributions of many individuals, we would not have a successful program.

Thanks to our 2017 Rally Masters (in alphabetical order):
Gordon Benson (& his better half, Teresa), Lee Grimes, Jim Knepper, Dick Krehbiel, EB Lunken, and Jim Wiles. Please come do it again in 2018.

If you’d like to be a part of the planning committee next year, become qualified as a Safety Steward, or lay out a course, chime in. Many hands make light work, and new ideas are always welcome.

I’ve already seen some of the routes in the works for next year. You won’t want to miss it. Come for the roads, stay for the people.

Christy Graham

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Rallycross Note

The 2017 season is complete and the Cincinnati Cup winners will be announced soon.

A big thanks to all who participated this year and we are all looking forward to an even
Bigger and better 2018 season.

Merry Christmas to all!

Scott
Cincy region RallyCross Chair

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Solo: Year End Championship Points are in!

2017 Autocross season is officially ended, and the Year End Championship Points and PAX Points are updated (Tentative, but almost final).

2017 Solo Results
 * Minimum of 4 Events entries are required to qualify for the Year End Points.
 * 11/05 Fun Event may count towards minimum event requirement, but no time will be counted.

Congratulations to all class winners, and thank you to all participants! We are looking forward to see you all at Banquet and 2018 Season!

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Solo: Last Point Event for 2017!!

REMINDER: LAST POINT EVENT for Cincy THIS coming Sunday at Traders World! 🙁

Sat. 10/28/2017 – WORSCCA PE8
Sun. 20/29/2017 – CincySCCA PE8

Lots of year end trophy positions up for grab!
You can register for Sat, or Sun, or both days (both gets you a $10 discount)!
Any questions, contact Kent at solochair70@gmail.com.
Registration is on MotorsportsReg under WOR instead of our normal myautoevents page so you only have sign in to one site:

Registration on MotorsportReg.com

Note: There will be a Fun Event (not a Point Event) on Sunday Nov. 5th. It is our final solo event of the 2017 season.

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Arduous Autumn Airport Automobile Adventure

Final Road Rally for 2017 – This Saturday!
Come join us for the last rally of the year this Saturday, starting at Bob Evans off Winton Road just north off I-275. Come early for breakfast or be there before 10 to register. First car departs at 10:30. We will be ending at Lunken Airport, where we will have access to the Airport Museum, courtesy of EB Lunken.

Registration, General Instructions and entry options are available on Motorsportreg.com.

Come share this opportunity for a beautiful drive, check out the fall colors, socialize, and plan for next year’s adventures.

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Solo: 2017 WORSCCA vs. CincySCCA

Registrations are open for WORSCCA vs CincySCCA Autocross Weekend!

Registration Page on MotorsportReg

Here are some Important informations on our new autocross site at Traders World, 601 Union Rd, Lebanon OH 45036!

  • Each vehicle entering the site must pay a $2.00 cash entry fee. Exact change is appreciated.
  • Use the North entrance off Union Rd, near the railroad tracks. Do NOT use the main entrance on SR 63.
  • No overnight camping allowed…gates are locked. Contact Kent at solochair70@gmail.com for recommendations.

Bring family and friends to enjoy our competition, shopping, food and fun at Traders World (open 9-5)!

We are very excited to be at Traders World! Remember that we are guests at the site and competitors and their friends are expected to act accordingly.

If you are new to autocross, welcome! Information on our events can be found here. Be sure to review the Novice Handbook prior to the event.

For those new to autocross, the Cincy SCCA Region highly encourages participation our novice program. Those who register in our Novice class can be paired with experienced drivers to help with all aspects of the events (including driving techniques). Whereas it is highly encouraged, it is not mandatory but does offer the opportunity for novices to run with others at similar experience levels.

Please preregister for events. You can pay at time of preregistration or at the site. Online registration really helps get our competition day off to better start and will save you a few bucks.

It is important to always use the same name, spelled exactly the same way, for each event. Failure to do so will result in season points scoring errors.

For index classes, identify your car with the index class and car number ONLY. For example, if entered in the Street Open (S) class with the number 12, your car should be identified as “12 S”. There is NO need to put your base class on the car. Make sure your class and number are clearly visible from a distance. This helps a great deal in making our event operations run smoothly.

If you have questions or need help with registration please e-mail one of the contacts below.

Event Schedule (all times approximate)
Event and course setup (volunteers needed and appreciated): 7am-9:15am
Registration: 7:30-8:30am
Tech inspection: 7:30-8:45am
Mandatory drivers meeting: 9:15-9:30am
First car off: 10:00am
Trophy presentation: ~4:00 (end of competition and cleanup)

Fees
Single Day:
SCCA Member, preregister: $35
SCCA Member, walkup registration: $40

Two Day:
SCCA Member, Preregister: $60
SCCA Member, walkup registration: $70

Non-members: Additional $15 to cover the required SCCA weekend membership
Single Day:
Non Member, Preregister: $50
Non Member, walkup registration: $55

Two Days:
Non Member, Preregister: $75
Non Member, walkup registration: $85

Driving Instruction:

  • All vehicles entering the site will pay a $2.00 cash entry fee. Exact change is appreciated.
  • Use the North entrance off Union Rd. Do NOT use the main entrance on SR 63.

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October RE-Port

The 2017 Season has been flying by and you will see some great recaps from our event chairs, as well as a few announcements on events to tie up the year!

I have a few scheduling reminders and announcements to make. Our next General Membership Meeting on October 17th at 8PM at our normal meeting place (the Mill Race Banquet Center) will be our annual nominating meeting to create the ballot for our club ELECTIONS in November, if you are interested in serving your club, be sure to attend! Our November General Meeting and 2018 Board ELECTIONS will be on November 21st at 8PM. On this election night we will also be voting on the proposed updates to our Region By-Laws! We will have NO General Meeting in December and kick off the year with our first meeting in January on January 16th. And finally, MARK YOUR CALENDAR for JANUARY 27TH, we have confirmed the date for our annual Awards Banquet to be held that evening at the Mill Race Banquet Center, more details to come!! Enjoy the fall weather and see you soon!

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Rally Report – October, 2017

– Rally Chair is in Indy for Runoffs, and her full Rally report will be posted soon. –

Indiana Rally (09/16/17) Result:
EB Lunken came in first with navigator Kris Cann. Congratulations!

Our next, and final rally for the 2017 season is on October 21st. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Website / Facebook post and email with details. Save the date!

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