RoadRally: Indiana Cruise 09/16/2017

Indiana Cruise
September 16, 2017
General Instructions

Rally # 5 for 2017 kicks off this Saturday – registration at 9:15, participants’ meeting at 10:15, first car out at 10:30

This is a great drive thru Southern Indiana, rolling along the river, thru interesting little towns, up and down curvy country roads – something for everyone. No gravel, but a little rough in a very few places.

We start at the CVS on 50 in Lawrenceburg and end down the street at Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria. The course is a bit over 100 miles and should take a bit under 3 hours, not including any stops or backtracking.

Register online at this link Indiana Cruise or on site (Email cincysccarally@yahoo.com if you plan to come so we have enough instructions, please). General instructions are attached and available on the registration page.

Bring a friend or let me know if you need a partner and we’ll do our best to hook you up.

Rally Master – Gordon Benson (& Teresa)
Contact # for Rally day 513-207-9956
Rally Safety Steward/Registrar – Christy Graham 513-658-4677

Schedule
9:15 to 10:00 – Registration at CVS – 175 W Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
10:15 AM – Safety Meeting/Route Instructions distributed
10:30 AM – Start Rally
1:30 PM – Could arrive at endpoint
2:30 PM – Must be at endpoint – Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria – 1 E High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Cost for this event is $25 (a discount is available for members)
Register here on MotorSportReg.com

Rally 9-17 general instructions

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Registration is Open Sept. 16-17 Joint Autocross Event

The registration for Sept. 16(Sat)-17(Sun), CincySCCA/MVSCC joint Event is open on MyAutoEvents.com

If already a member of MVSCC/NASA or SCCA, then the membership will be honored for either/both events. If not a member of either club, a regular membership or weekend membership will be required.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us via Email or Facebook Message Us.

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Rally Report – September, 2017

6 teams and two drivers who just wanted to go for a drive on a beautiful Saturday afternoon competed in the Covered Bridge Tour. Everyone finished, as we welcomed newcomers Austin Henson and Brooke Steele. Congratulations to winners Gary & Brigitte Spicer and Lee Grimes & Loretta Workman. Both teams finished with scores of minus 2 and opted to share the accolades rather than play a hand of poker to break the tie. Well deserved congratulations to both teams. Gordon & Teresa Benson, regulars (and rally masters for September), finished second with minus ½. The actual “winners” were Lindsey & Susan Wiles, but since this was not their first time seeing the course, Rallymaster Jim Wiles disqualified them. Thanks to Jim Knepper for checking out the route for me. His retirement is certainly a boon to our region!

How did teams end up with negative points, you ask. Bonus point deductions for finding and photographing Barn Quilts. If you don’t know what they are….maybe you should join us. We provide competition, fun, AND education.

Our next rally date is September 16. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Facebook post and email with details. Save the date! Now that race season is (mostly) over, I’ll get the points caught up and posted as soon as I can for the series championship.

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Solo Report

Wow, we are five (5) into our nine (9) event 2017 season already! The best was to summarize our Aug 13 Solo Points Event #5 is it just keeps getting better! It was a fantastic fifth Solo Points Event at Traders World, what perfect hosts! Another record setting crowd, this time 140 competitors which was one more than the previous 2017 record with 28 novice entries and 50 weekend memberships! Thanks to the hard work of the solo committee (couldn’t do it without them) and the cooperation/quick change overs by everyone we were able to give everyone six (6) runs on a fun and challenging course by Evan Frank! Tightest margin of victory went to Pat Witte in his M3 over Brian Walker in an RX-7 by 0.009 secs in the Street Tire index class. Michael Jeffries in his ’16 SCS Miata eeked out the fastest time on PAX just beating Joe Gordon in his ES ’03 MR2 by 0.075 secs. Christian Moist had the fastest raw time his Pro Class DMod Birkin 7 with a time of 30.390 sec over Tim Viars in his STS Miata with a time of 30.838 secs. Thank you, everyone! Can’t wait to see what we can do for our next event!!!

We also assisted Miami University and the City of Oxford host a TireRack Street Survival School at Miami University on Aug 19. In my opinion and that of every student and parent with whom I spoke, it was a huge success. See Tact’s article regarding that event.

Along the line of future events, we have we have six (6!) more days over four weekends to go play at Traders World until the end of the season. Two of those will be joint events.

Sept 16 & 17 is a joint Event with Miami Valley Sports Car Club (MVSCC). We are continuing the tradition of a joint event with them, this time at Traders World. Sep 16 is the MVSCC event (using their class structure) and Sep 17 is Cincy SCCA PE #6 (using our standard classing). Registration for both events are on www.myautoevents.com but are separate. We are planning to have a party on Sat at Traders World after competition, but need to make desire there is enough interest. Discounted prices will be available for chicken dinners or pizza as mentioned in our CincySCCA Facebook page. Trailers can be left on site over night, but no camping is permitted.

Points Event #7 will be Oct 8 at Traders World

Oct 28 & 29. This is a joint Points Event with Western Ohio Region SCCA (WOR) and continues that tradition. Sat, Oct 28, will be a Points Event for WOR. Sun, Oct 29 will be Cincy’s last Points Event of the year. Should be a great time. Expect a party Sat night if the Sep joint event party is a success. Trailers can be left on site, but no overnight camping permitted.

Fun Event, Nov 5. We will celebrate our 2017 season with a non-points event (all the events are fun, right?) at Traders World. If you only have three events, this event can count as a qualifier for year end points, but there will be no points accrued.

Year End Points. Had a number of questions about this so I will attempt to set the story straight here. Year end trophies will be awarded per class for those who qualify (as adjusted by number of qualifiers in class.) The entrants best five (5) points count toward year end points, four (4) events minimum are necessary to qualify. Trophies will predominantly be awarded as they are at the events, 1 trophy for 1-3 qualifiers in class, 2 trophies for 4-6, 3 trophies for 7-9, 4 trophies for 10-13, etc with some flexibility for close battles, etc.

If you have ideas on how to improve things next season, gone me a shout.

Sincerely,
Kent Weaver

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TireRack Street Survival

On Saturday, August 19, Cincinnati Region SCCA partnering with the City of Oxford and Miami University to hosted the TireRack Street Survival.

We had 9 students attended this special driving school designed for newly licensed driver to learn car control and awareness in real life situations. Students went through emergency stopping practice, lane change, skidpad, tight S-curves, and slalom exercises, first to learn their car’s capabilities and to gain confidence, and then to learn the danger of distracted driving; having their cellphone in their hands.

During lunch time, we brought in a full-size semi and parked several cars around it and had each student (as well as us instructors!) get in the cab and “see” how many cars they couldn’t see, to raise awareness when driving near semis. Airbag detonation was another fun awareness experience. This explosive exercise reinforced the fact that these are serious devices that while increasing crash safety, can also cause harm if not respected.

We appreciate all the volunteer instructors and course workers for making this valuable experience possible for the teen drivers. Also, special thanks to Jason Evans and Dart Logistics for providing an amazing truck for the semi demonstration. Finally, we would like to thank City of Oxford, MUPD, OPD, SCCA, BMWCCA and the TireRack Street Survival program for all of their efforts in making our event a success, and we hope that we can work with everyone in the future to make subsequent events even better.

Emergency lane change exercise
Semi blindspot awareness exercise
Thanks to Jason Evans and Dirt Logistics for the beautiful truck and driver awareness trailer!
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Rally Report: The Day of the Dusty Cats…

OVR RallyCross Point Event #5, Aug. 26, 2017

A Couple of batches of new kittens welcomed the excitement of 50 competitors during August RallyCross at Bitzer’s Farm.

In stock all-wheel drive:
1st Place winner Jermiah Johnson opened up a 9 second lead over John Voegeli followed by duane Simons, Michal Hareson, Michael Hensley and Michael Holland.

In stock front: (race of the day)
1st place winner Andy Buehler bested Jeff McGee by 2.17 seconds followed by Brian lynch only .343 of a second behind him.

In Stock Rear:
1st Place winner Nathan Roberts finished convincingly 34 seconds ahead of Ryan street and tyler baumet.

In prepared all-wheel drive:
1st Place winner Zb Lorenc overcame the charges of Orion Fairman, Kyle Krietzer and Kirk Davis.

In prepared front:
Winner Pete Remner outran the Dodges of Mathew McGee and Alex Ashbaugh followed by Sidney Scott, Logan Waller, Mike Buehler and Donna England.

In Prepared rear:
1st Place went to Tavis Spencer over Mike Cessna, Chase Heikkila and Luke Seckman.

In Modified all-wheel drive:
1st place with the fastest course time of the day went to Lothrop Withington IV followed by Jeremie Snyder, Joshua Zortman, Richard Hopple, Jacob Sanor, Trevor Taylor and Zachary Sanor.

In Modified Front Wheel Drive:
Winner Matthew Taylor overcame John E England, Tim Spellman, Lori Rensing and William Ehrman.

In Modified rear wheel drive:
Winner Evan Arthur bested john w England by .763 of a second followed by Ryan Miles, Tact Takagi, Alex Aeschbury and Zach Harris.

In Exhibition Class:
1st place honors went to Daniel Shea followed by Jesse Young, Ben Andrews, Josh Sharp and Tyler Moser.

A Big Thank You To Reghan, Amy and Steve for Keeping everyone watered and fed. And the good folks from OVR for hosting another great Event. Also WOR and Cincy regions for their continued support!

Our next event will be pe #6 on Sept 16 with a night of camping and fun and followed on Sunday Sept 17 with a makeup event for PE #1….

Look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

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Road Rally – Saturday August 26 – Covered Bridge Tour

UPDATE: Note from our RoadRally Chair

Registration starts early in case you want to come for breakfast before embarking on the adventure. If you can register on Motorsportreg.com that would be great, but if not, just drop a line to let us know you’ll be there so we have enough route instructions.

The General Instructions are attached and you should have a copy with you on the drive. They will be available on site if you don’t print them yourself.

Come play!! This should be a GREAT drive!!!!!

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Registration is open for this Saturday’s rally. Come out for the drive to visit several of the bridges of Clermont County and beyond.

Schedule
8:30 to 10:00 – Registration at Frisch’s – 840 Lila Avenue, Milford, OH
10:15 AM – Safety Meeting/Route Instructions distributed
10:30 AM – Start Rally
2:30 PM – Could arrive at endpoint
3:30 PM – Must be at endpoint – Quaker Steak & Lube – 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, OH

Cost for this event is $25 (a discount is available for members)

Covered Bridge Tour Registration

General Instruction (PDF)

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August RE-port

The summer is flying by and we have some great events coming up on every weekend this month!

First, our 2017 Todd Cholmondeley IT SPEC*tacular & PDX is coming up this weekend August 4-6th at Mid-Ohio! Online registration has closed but if you are still interested in participating to either compete or volunteer over the weekend, please check out our website for details on late registration or contact our race chair Brian Walker ASAP (briax7@yahoo.com)!

Next we have our Fifth points event for the Autocross season on August 13th. Then on August 19th we partner with the City of Oxford and Miami University to host a Tire Rack Street Survival event in Oxford. And finally to wrap up the month we have both a Road Rally and RallyCross events on August 26th!

Also our August monthly membership meeting will be on August 15th at 8pm at the Mill Race Banquet Center (1515 W Sharon Road. 45240). EB Lunken is promising a multi-media presentation that no one will want to miss!

Thanks again to all of the volunteers that help make our events happen and THANK YOU for participating and keeping our club strong! See you at the track!
– Tony Brown, Cincinnati Region SCCA, R.E.

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Rally Report – August, 2017

11 teams competed in Jim’s July Jaunt on a hot Saturday afternoon. We made it short before the worst heat set in and because everyone is busy this time of year. Everyone finished-eventually; only 1 team got lost, but since they drove up and down the one street that had what turned out to be the toughest question, they got it right and finished with a perfect score. Congratulations to Steve Munday and his crack navigation team of teens Jacob & Makayla.

In a three way tie for second were John & Dick Krehbiel, Joe & Mary Beth O’Gorman and Jim & Bob Zeisler with 1 point. All but one other team was in a tie for third with 2 points. Those teams were Gordon & Teresa Benson, Gary & Brigitte Spicer, Terry & Denise Challenger, Gordon Maciulewicz & Paul McGloin, Tom O’Gorman & Dave Montgomery and Scott Giles & Renee Hines. Bringing up the rear were our beloved speedsters EB Lunken & Tim Silver. A huge thank you goes to Rally Master Jim Knepper, who jumped in with both feet and set up a beautiful and varied drive with a quick turn-around time. As a side note – Jim is also letting me borrow his truck to tow the trailer to Mid Ohio for the Todd Cholmondeley IT Spec*tacular, even though he can’t go himself. We’re getting a good one here folks!

Our next rally date is August 26. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Facebook post and email with details. Save the date!

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