Solo Report

Wow, the season has barely started but is cranking already.

Shortly after I last made a report, we had our first event weekend Apr 9 & 10. As we came closer to the weekend the weather forecast wasn’t good for Saturday and only got worse the closer we got. Based on the forecast we decided it was best to ask you, the entrants, what you wanted to do and the answer was a resounding please cancel the event. We listened and that was a good thing, because by the time we got there (if you remember), Apr 8 and 9 were flat out freezing cold, wet, windy, and just downright miserable. We did course set up that afternoon and even had snow/sleet to validate the decision to cancel. Kudos for common sense…well, as much as any of us have such a thing… Sunday dawned far, far better; it was even sunny, and t-shirt warm. Heck, many of us came home with pretty solid sunburns! I’ll take that over cold frozen precipitation any day! Back to the event, we had 149 entrants on Sunday, got six runs and finished running by 3:00. Great job by all, thank you! The tightest battle was in the 17 entry Street Open index class where Keith Koegler edged out Joel Zeller by 0.024 secs. Top time of day went to Richard Sawicki in the FSAE car and top PAX went to Devin Taylor in Street Touring Open. Enough of the season opener tribulations.

Moving on to the next event weekend a mere two weeks later and true to Ohio, whereas we had accumulating snow earlier in the week, it was very sunny and we had temps in the upper 80s for both Sat and Sun, Apr 23 & 24 respectively. Saturday was the Miami Motorsport Club Fun event where the 68 entrants got to run it in a test and tune format the whole time instead of a fun event in the morning and test and tune in the afternoon. By 4:00, by far the majority had stopped running, because they had gotten all the runs they wanted to take.

Sunday, Apr 24, our first points event dawned just as nice weather wise with temps in the upper 80s/low 90s for the 178 entrants. The course was essentially the opposite direction as Saturdays’ course and had been designed with this direction in mind, but I have to say I enjoyed Saturday’s course a bit more personally. This event had so many tight competitions it was tough to keep track of as things changed by the moment all day long. SMF had Brian Gard edging out Brent Walsh by a mere 0.114 secs. In CAM T, Nathan Popp took the win by 0.173 secs over Cam Joseph. in STH Mike Kruetzkamp edged out Jake Favaron by 0.178 secs. D Street had mom over daughter by a “whopping” 0.180 secs with Jo Jadeke using that age and treachery to finish just ahead of Aleshia Findley. G Street followed suit with Jim Hardesty over Sam Oakes by 0.201 secs. CAM C had Ron Schoch over Ryan Wilhelm by 0.232 secs. CAM S had Paul Curley a snitch ahead of Marshall Reinert by 0.236 secs in our largest class with 22 entrants. In Street Touring Alexander Prand took first over John Custer by 0.260 secs. Open Street Open had Lang King putting the smack down on the other 17 entrants and beating Dean Rindler by 0.285 secs. Fastest Raw Time and PAX Time both went to Rob Clark in Pro class with a raw time of 39.208 secs just ahead of Crhistian Moist with a 39.390 and PAX time of 32.609 over Myke Dziengel with a 33.419 sec time.

Photo courtesy of Austin Hampton

As I type this, we are preparing for the Phase 1 and 2 Evolution Performance Driving School events this Sat, Apr 30th, and Sun, May 1st respectively. Twenty-four students are signed up each day to get some of the best instruction across the country.

Upcoming Events:
– Our next event (after this weekend) is our Autocross 101 school for novices on May 14th followed by Points Event 2 on May 15th. Please go to MotorsportReg and register before we hit the entry cap for both. (CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com)
– The following event is a Starting Line school on Jun 18th and Points Event 3 on Jun 19th. (CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com)
– Peru, IN (Grissom Aeroplex) National Championship Tour is open for registration already and is coming up Jun 10-12 where I hope we will bring a large Cincy showing and trophy raid.(https://www.scca.com/events/2000312-2022-tire-rack-scca-peru-national-tour-grissom-aeroplex)

That’s enough for now, I’m sure you are bored with my meanderings. See you on site sooner vs later!

Kent Weaver
Cincy SCCA Solo Chair

Road Rally Report

The first one is in the books! We had 9 teams competing, including 3 first timers. Three must be the magic number, as there was a three-way tie for first as well! A good time was had by all. Results are posted on the cincyscca.com website.

Join the fun at the next event, which will start and end in Hebron Kentucky. Registration will open once the final details are confirmed.

Mark your calendars for the following remaining dates:

  • 5/21
  • 6/25
  • 8/13
  • 9/17
  • 10/29

Contact us at the email or phone number below for additional information. Want to be added to the email list and receive reminders, notification of open registration and additional information? Send us an email with the request and it shall be done! Want to suggest an area with awesome roads, we’re open to that too.

 

Area 4 Director Update for May 2022

May starts my GLDiv travel season in earnest.  After going to Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC) for an HST towards the end of April, I plan on going to the inaugural Enduro event at Nelson Ledges (NL that will be held 5/21, 5/22.  NL has dumped a lot of capital into the facility and I look forward seeing the results. I can’t wait to see what the Enduro race has to offer.  It should be quite exciting.

Video Conference Meetings:

  • Club Racing Board (CRB) (4/5): With more 600cc motors in F500, the name of the class has been changed to F600.  That will take effect on 1/1/13.  A discussion about who is responsible for proving illegality was held.  Changes to that wording may be forthcoming.  More work was done on the face-to-face meeting to be held in July.  The results of CRB rules changes can be seen here.
  • Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) (4/13): The committee received some feedback on its prototype rules package and the revision process has begun.  We are also nearly finished with a package for Production cars as well as a package for formula cars.  We continue to the revision process of the SCREV as well.
  • Formula/Sports Race Advisory Committee (FSRAC) 4/20): A few members of the EVAC met with the FSRAC during their monthly meeting.  We each had questions for the other about the prototype rules package we sent them.  Consensus was gained through discussion and our package was moved forward.
  • Board of Directors (BoD) (4/25): I updated the Board on EVAC (see above).  We continued to prepare for our face-to-face meeting in Kansas City in July.  We’re working on a revised document control system as well.  We are in the middle of an outside audit and all appears to be going well there.

SCCA Events:

  • NCR @ VIR (HST) (4/8-4/10): Windy and cold…..brrrrr.  While it was snowing here, it wasn’t much better down at VIR.  In addition to the nasty weather, the weekend was marred by several incidents which caused full course yellows, black flag alls, and even some red flags.  Once again, going to other race venues makes me appreciate how good we have it here in GLDiv.
  • I have updated my calendar on the GLDiv website with events I’d like to go to this season. Click here to see where I’ll be this summer.

Be sure and visit the GLDiv website for information about all of the SCCA programs within the division.  We have schedules, official’s contact info, standings, etc. for all the SCCA programs.

The various national schedules for 2022 are starting to coalesce and they can be found here: 

Pro Solo/National Tour, Time Trials National Tour, Hoosier Super Tour, Enduro.

Please take a few minutes and make sure your contact information is accurate in the SCCA database.  It’s important to have the correct information there so the club knows how to contact you.  Log in to your my.scca.com page and check. 

As I mentioned previously, there is a new path to getting your annual waiver.  You can now get it through the Member Account Portal (MAP).  Follow this link to get the instructions.  There is also a story about the program here.  I’ve done it and it only takes a couple of minutes. Be prepared to upload a headshot picture of yourself.

Just a quick reminder, if any region out there wants to have an “Ask the Director” session during your monthly meetings, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can schedule a visit.  I retired last summer so have plenty of free time and would thoroughly enjoy the chance to visit with your members.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have about any facet of the GLDiv. I want you to make the most of your membership and I will help out in any way possible to make that happen.

Dayle Frame

Solo: Apr. 09 Test and Tune Event Survey

Given the weather forecast for Traders World this coming Sat, we are exploring our options. (31°Low – 45°High, 64% chance of rain, or possible snow)

If you have signed up for the Test and Tune Event on Saturday Apr. 09, please check your email and respond the survey.

This survey will close by Wednesday 04/06/22 8:00PM, and we will announce the final decision by Thursday 04/07/22 Noon.

Race Report

While we continue to perfect the plans for our July 29-31 Race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, we invite you to register your INTENT to attend. This will help us to know how we might need to modify groups to provide the best possible experience for you AND it will add you to the mailing list so you will know the DAY registration opens. Then you can be the first to officially register and increase your chances of getting your first choice of car number. This sign up applies to Regional Road Racing, Track Event, Time Trial and Workers. If you are competing in H Production and are not a member of HPNPC, you can let us know and we will fill you in on the exciting opportunity available to you this year.

The INTENT to register page is available at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com.

Road Rally Report

Announcing the 2022 Road Rally Schedule! Already there’s been a change to the date of the first rally. We realized we were scheduled for Easter weekend, so we moved to the following week. Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • 4/23
  • 5/21
  • 6/25
  • 8/13
  • 9/17
  • 10/29

We are taking July off, but on 7/16 there is a rally in Indianapolis, in case you can’t stand to miss a month and want to try out another region’s event. 

Registration for “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips Two” is now open on CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com. We will be starting and ending at Shooters Bar and Grill at 4981 Winner’s Circle Drive in Liberty Township. First car out will be approximately 10:30. 

Contact us at the email or phone number below for additional information. Want to be added to the email list and receive reminders, notification of open registration and additional information? Send us an email with the request and it shall be done! Want to suggest an area with awesome roads, we’re open to that too.

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

Solo Report

Can’t believe the season is almost here! In some ways it seems like forever, in other ways it seems like we just barely wrapped up last year and we are scrambling to get the car ready… Yesterday, Mar 30th, the weather was warm, heck fantastic albeit a bit windy, and I couldn’t wait to go play. Today and tomorrow are going to be cold again and it makes me glad I’m inside. Okay, enough about that, let’s get to the important stuff:

Off-Season Solo Preparation
We had a solo meeting and trailer repair/clean out party. Hope our planned improvements for 2022 work out as well as we think they will. Event registrations are all listed on MotorsportReg; however, registration won’t open for each event until six (6) weeks prior to the event.

2021 Solo Championship Trophies
For those of you who couldn’t make it to the 2021 year-end banquet and award presentation in February, or for those with corrections, we will have your trophies at the trailer at the first event in about a week from now. Please do not ask the registration workers for them, we will handle that separately.

Upcoming Events (the thing you are probably most interested in):

  • Thankfully we will be returning to Traders World in 2022, been a great partnership which is only going to get better.
  • All our region managed events are available here: https://cincyscca.motorsportreg.com/

Apr 09 Test and Tune

  • The Test and Tune has already had 25 entries on waitlist for a while, we are no longer accepting additional waitlist entries. Waitlist entrant will be notified upon acceptance when registration closes Thursday, Apr 7 @ , 9:59 PM. No walkups will be accepted.

Apr 10 Spring Fun Event

  • The event still has room under the cap, register now before it fills up, we currently have 141 entries with the cap at 175.

Apr 23 Miami Motorsports Club (MMC) Event

  • The event still has 20 spots left. Plan is to run it as a Fun event format in the morning and a Test & Tune format in the afternoon. Please sign up before sells out.

Apr 24 Points Event 1

  • Sunday’s Points Event still has plenty of room, but register now.

Apr 30 / May 1 Evolution Performance Driving Schools

  • Excited to be bringing back the Evolution Performance Driving School Phase 1 school on Apr 30th and a Phase 2 school on May 1st. These are a great tool for improving or honing your driving skills, even if you have been running autocrosses for way too many years like me (37 years…) I took the Phase 2 last year and have taken the Phase 1 school three other occasions, I highly recommend them.
    Phase 1 School
    Phase 2 School

May 14 Spring Autox 101

  • Registration for the novice driver school will have a very limited entry cap as in the past so we can provide best balue for the entrants. Registration will open today, March 31st. Looking for experienced drivers who would like to help with driving instruction or other event skills like course working.

May 15 Points Event 2

  • Registration opens March 31st. Please note the registration for May 14-15 weekend will be processed manually, so everyone will be put on “hold” status at first.

Jun 18 TireRack SCCA Starting Line

  • Registration doesn’t appear to be open yet for some reason (my understanding is it was supposed to be), but look here soon or at MotorsportReg. This is another great school and opportunity with many extras.
    https://www.scca.com/pages/starting-line

See you soon!

Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe

Kent Weaver
Cincy SCCA Solo Chair