Road Rally:Registration Now Open for June 15 Event

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Come join us for the next installment of the 2019 Road Rally season on Saturday, June 15. Indiana Indecisions will begin at the Bob Evans Restaurant at 102 Links Way in Aurora, Indiana, 47001. On site check in and registration starts at 8:30 with the first car out at 10:30. Come join us for breakfast.

The instructions for this rally are a combination of street names, compass directions and tulip illustrations. It is about 90-100 miles and should take about 4 hours.

Please register at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com to reserve your space.

Announcement: Charity Auction

Clean out your garage, basement, glove compartment, and bring donations to the Charity Auction at the Cincinnati Region IT*Spectacular at Mid-Ohio.

All funds go to UC Foundation / ALS Research in memory of Judy Cowie.

Donations can be brought to the June and July Cincinnati Region Board/General meeting or bring to Mid-Ohio on 08/02/2019.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email (Info@CincySCCA.com) or on Facebook (Facebook.com/CincySCCA/).

RoadRally: Registration Open

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ROAD RALLY 5/25

Visit cincyscca.motorsportreg.com to sign up for the road rally next Saturday.
This is a 75 mile, ~3 hour gimmick rally with a mileage factor. You can choose from easy (you can’t possibly get lost) instructions or challenge yourself with the no-street-name version.

We will start at Bob Evans on Colerain just off I-275 and end at a location near Quaker Steak & Lube across the street.

Cost is $25 per two person team, with a $5 discount for current SCCA members. Registration starts at 9:30 (or come early for breakfast), with a safety meeting at 10:15 and first car out at 10:30. We will be exploring western Hamilton County with all its twisty hilly roads.

Register online (preferred) or day of event. Message (roadrally@cincyscca.com) with questions.

Solo: Safety Steward JDP Training

If you want to be a Solo Safety Steward or get your Junior Driver Program (JDP) license, please sign up for one of the web-based training seminars.

If you are already a SSS or JDP licensee, please consider taking them as a refresher.

Kent Weaver
Great Lakes Div Solo Safety Steward

Road Race Report

SAVE THE DATE – for our event, August 2, 3 and 4. Whether you tour, race or volunteer to work, we put on a good show. All are welcome to attend our planning meetings. They are the second Tuesday of the month starting at 7 in our new home, Uno’s Pizzeria, 9246 Schulze Drive, West Chester, OH 45069.

This event is a double Regional/Division points race weekend, with a Track Event on Friday. The Track Event provides the opportunity to any licensed driver to drive their car on the Mid-Ohio track for several 25-minute sessions with coaching from a qualified racer for novices. We are planning an enduro for Saturday (open to ANY vehicle meeting safety requirements) along with the standard SCCA Class competition on Saturday and Sunday.
Registration will open in May. Check cincyscca.com frequently for updates.

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

RoadRally Report

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN MONDAY FOR THE RALLY ON APRIL 27.

We will be leaving around 10:30 from Scene75 on Route 28 in Milford. Onsite registration will open at 9. We are a separate event but will be meeting at the same place as the launch point for the Spring Classic Driving Tour. Visit their website for details of their event. http://www.springclassicdrivingtour.org/home.html
Come early to take the opportunity to walk around and see some cool cars.
Our rally will take around 4 hours to complete on some very interesting roads. Cost is $25 per car with a $5 discount if at least one team member is an SCCA member. Final details are being worked out. Check the website soon for additional information. There are 7 rallies scheduled for the 2019 season. Check the website for dates and save the dates!

For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.

We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Solo Report

Wow, it’s that time already, let the Autocross season begin!!!

We had a trailer party at the Dziengel’s homestead and then tested the upgraded equipment at the Pro System Brakes test and next day Test & Tune at Traders World in March. Thank you to Myke, Jo, Ashley, Nicole, Tact, Bryan, Tom, and Glenn for all the help.

Next events:
We start our season with a Joint Test and Tune with Miami (Univ) Motorsports Club on Apr 6 and our Fun Event on Apr 7. Then a couple weeks later we are back with a Starting Line event on Apr 27 and our First Points Event on Apr 28. We are still using MSR and Axware and will still have live timing and FM broadcast at the events. Make sure you register for the events early before they sell out! Link to registration.
For the rest of Events Schedules and the Registration links, Please visit our Schedule/Results Page (http://cincyscca.com/autocross/solo-schedule)

Changes for this season (and THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!):
SCCA made some class changes which we are following, but the biggest changes come in the way we will be doing waivers and passenger requirements. All competitors will still require a waiver and either a full membership or weekend membership. To be a passenger, you must sign a waiver and either have a weekend membership (no cost to just be a passenger) or a full membership. To be in the grid or course areas (hot areas) one must be 12 yrs or older and sign a waiver. Minors under 12 cannot be on grid if they are not entrants and in their heat. Minors require annual waivers to compete like last year, or individual event waivers along with weekend memberships to be a passenger.
Please see the detailed info we released prior.
http://cincyscca.com/2019/03/solo-important-wrist-band-requirement/
http://cincyscca.com/2019/03/solo-important-minor-waiver/

Lastly, we are looking for others who would like I help us make the events even better – come see one of us and we will hook you up.

Kent Weaver

RallyCross Report

As Always Cincy region championship points are calculated on these following events
Members must complete at least half of the Regional events listed below to qualify for coveted end of year awards!

2019 Western Ohio & Ohio Valley Region SCCA RallyCross Season Schedule

April 27 OVR event at Ross County Fairgrounds
May 19 WOR event at Ross County Fairgrounds (the day after the Southern Ohio Forest Rally)
June 15/16 GLD/OVR National Tour event at Ross County Fairgrounds (2 days)
July 20 WOR event at Bitzer’s Farm
Aug 24 WOR event at Bitzer’s Farm
Sep 20/21/22 RallyCross national championship (Iowa)
Oct 12 OVR event at Bitzer’s Farm
Oct 26 OVR event at Bitzer’s Farm

Event Locations:
Bitzer’s Farm – 1697 Upper Twin Rd Greenfield, OH 45123
Ross County Fairgrounds – 344 Fairgrounds Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601
RX Nationals – 15335 Jewell Street, Indianola, IA, 50125

(All events subject to weather conditions)

Current RallyCross rules can be found here:

https://www.scca.com/pages/rallycross-cars-and-rules

this is the go to site for the official final word on all questions RallyCross! You can find car info, helmet requirements and all sorts of great info!
It’s a must read for newcomers!!

Hope to see everyone soon!
Scott
ssbitzer@gmail.com