Annual Banquet Registration is Now Open!

Cincinnati Region SCCA Annual Banquet Registration is now open.

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 6:00PM
Location: Receptions Event Center – 5975 Boymel Dr. Fairfield, OH

Registration ends on January 24, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Please come join your fellow competitors and car enthusiasts for an evening of good food, good fellowship, awards and door prizes. This is your chance to dress up* a little and relive 2019 while gearing up for the 2020 season.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

Doors opens at 6:00PM, Dinner Buffet, followed by Award Ceremony
Register/Pay before Jan 18th and receive extra door prize tickets!

*Business Casual (or better)

For Registration and more details, please visit:
Cincyscca.MotorsportReg.com

2019 National Championship Runoffs (Updated:12/16/2019)

Updated on 12/16/2019
We are sorry that we missed our Timing and Scoring Team!
Carol Uller was the Chief of T&S crews, Pete Uller, Jon Goins and Sam Goins.

The 56th SCCA National Championship Runoffs was held at VIRginia International Raceway.

Cincinnati Region Driver Rob Bax qualified 8th, moving up from 9th on his second attempt.
He stumbled on the race start, dropping to 12th.
After lap 5, Rob began charging and picked his way back to a 7th place finish.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography
Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

We are so proud of our workers!

Tim & Bobby Ross were working Tech, checking competitors fuel.

Sound was run by Cincy member Wayne Briggs.
It was only a two man team (as far as I could tell) with Harry Belizairs working the other half.

Bob Cowie was working course for the week.
He spent a lot of time on “Race Street”
Bob also presented the end of event toast dedicated to SCCA members who past.

Correction (12/16/2019):
Carol Uller was the Chief of T&S crews, Pete Uller, Jon Goins and Sam Goins.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography
Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography
Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

This Runoff report is courtesy of Jeff Loewe, our club photographer. Please visit his Homepage JLOFOTO.net for more of his work from Runoffs and other events.

Solo: 2020 “VERY TENTATIVE” Schedule is out

2020 Solo Schedule is out. Please note that it is VERY TENTATIVE, and subject to change.

2020 Solo Schedule

Registration will typically open one month before the event, and will close at 10PM, 2 days before the event (on Friday for Sunday Events, on Thursday for Sat/Sun events).
Our events tend to sell out early in the week before the event, so please register for the events as early as you can. If the event is sold out, please sign up for the waitlist to improve your chances of getting in.

Stay tuned for more updates for 2020 season. We look forward to seeing you!

Please visit CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com for all available events hosted by our region (RoadRally, Road Racing, Track Events, Social, etc.)

RE-Port

Season’s Greetings!

Our 2019 season has officially been wrapped up and now is the time to reflect on the year and plan for an even more exciting 2020!
I have a few updates to go over so let’s start rolling:

Last month at our last membership meeting for 2019, the membership voted in the new 2020 Board of Directors for Cincinnati Region, they are as follows:
Region Executive – Tony Brown
Assistant R.E. – Gordon Benson
Treasurer – Christy Graham
Secretary – Scott Bitzer
Board Member at Large (2 year terms):
– Jim Clark 2020/21
– Jack Burns 2020/21
– Tom Tomlinson 2020/21
– Tact Takagi 2019/20
– Brian Walker 2019/20
– Glenn Thompson 2019/20

Next, our ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET will be on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1ST, 2020 and returning to RECEPTIONS – FAIRFIELD (located at 5975 Boymel Dr, Fairfield, Ohio). Details and ONLINE Registration will be coming VERY VERY soon, so mark your calendars and keep watch for the official announcement!

Also an important update regarding our monthly memebrship/board meetings. Due to drastic price increases we have unfortunately had our last monthly meeting at the Mill Race Banquet Center. Mill Race has been good to us in the past but it is a Hamilton County Park facility and they have updated their room rentals to be way out of our reasonable budget expenses. BUT NO FEAR! We have had other great meeting locations in the past and we will continue to find new ones going forward! Our members are very resourceful and we have some great plans in the works! So while our complete 2020 meeting schedule/locations are still being hashed out, please plan on our first meeting for 2020 will be on January 21st, 2020 at 7pm at MAC’S PIZZA PUB (Upstairs Room) – Wooster Pike location (6309 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227). We had some great meetings in 2019 at Mac’s and we are glad that they can fit us into our schedule. We will have our full 2020 schedule coming soon with another great location to be announced!

Thank you to everyone again that participated, volunteered or organized our events in 2019!
Have a safe holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone in 2020!

Cheers!
Tony

Solo Report

Tact reminded everyone a full week ago to please put together their reports early so we wouldn’t be disturbed during our Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving gluttony or College a Football Rivalry week games. Of course that means here it is Sat, Nov 30, and I’m just now writing this. 🙄

Our last event of the season was a Fun Event on Nov 3. Thank you to the 122 entrants who braved the colder temperatures for one last chance to autocross with friends this year. Thankfully, all went well, everyone had fun on Nathan Roberts / Myke Dziengel course, and many even took fun runs. Closest battles of the day were in index classes. In Novice-Street, largest of the event with 25 entrants, Tom Slager in his Porsche 911 held off Jake Palmer in his Focus RS by a mere 0.059 secs. In Street Open, second largest with 18 entrants, Dean Rindler in his Acura NSX held off a late charging Shari McCoy in a Miata by 0.079 secs. Great battles to watch! On PAX you almost had to have a Honda to place in the top 5 with Robert Clark being the exception in 3rd with his Miata, flanked by Nick Isaac in his S2000 in 5th, Jason Tipple in his Realspeed Civis Si in 4th, Richard Verret in his Civic Si in 2nd, and Myke Dziengel in Jo’s Civic Si in 1st by 0.910 secs.

Season Recap:
Cincy Region SCCA Solo had a fantastic season in my opinion, although I could be a bit biased… We were able to grow our program from averaging 128 entrants in 2018 to 164 this year (1794 entrants in total up from 1266) while giving five or more runs, make some major equipment upgrades, and provide quality events thanks to our great solo team! As a result, we are going to be presenting 64 year-end trophies so come to the Year-End Banquet Feb 1st at Reception in Fairfield. We were also able to provide some great specialty events along with our points events such as a Starting Line event, Evolution Performance Driving School, Autocross 101, two Great Lakes Div Solo Series events, and three fun events. Lastly I want to thank most everyone in helping our region make new competitors feel welcome to our sport! It really is all about the people!

We are always looking for others who want to join the solo committee as a specialty chief or deputy/assistant. If you want to be part of making the events even better just contact any of us on the solo committee!

Thanks everyone for a great year!

Kent Weaver

P.S. Look for our draft 2020 schedule soon on our Homepage / CinChronizer News letter / Facebook.

RoadRally Report

The final rally of the year brought out 8 teams on a beautiful fall day. First timers Angie Taylor and Duncan Latta brought home first place honors. Many Warren County cemeteries were visited, and the Little Miami River was crisscrossed multiple times. Complete results, as well as the final points standings, are available on the cincyscca.com website.

Beginning with the 2020 season. A foolproof drive (with mileages of turns and without questions) will be available for those wanting to enjoy the scenic routes we set up without the competitive aspect. We expect to offer 6 rallies in 2020, but scheduling is still in process. Check back after the first of the year for the dates to block out on your calendar!

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

Oh darn, it’s Halloween evening after Baggar’s Night activities! That means my solo report is due…whoops! So let’s see if I can remember everything.

Points Event 8, Oct 20 – First off, thank you to all who came out and enjoyed our last points event on Oct 20th. For those who didn’t hear, it was our largest to date with 227 preregistered, 200 let in off the entry and waitlist, and a few walk-ups resulting in 189 entrants after all was said and done!!! Thanks to our great solo committee, all those who helped, and of course all the entrants, we were able to fit everyone in paddock, get everyone five (5) runs, and finish running at 4:05. A great cap to a very successful 2019 Championship Series. The tightest battle was in CAM-T where the top four were all within 0.368 secs with Nathan Johnson edging Tavis Spencer by 0.043 secs, Nathan Popp 0.263 back from Tavis, and Brian Coney another 0.062 secs farther back. On PAX, Danny Popp (the course designer) abs his C5 Z06 Corvette edged the Subaru STi driven by both Myke Dziengel by 0.003 secs and Nick Isaacs by another 0.260 secs back.

Congrats to Ben for his first autocross in a full-size car!

Year End Points – Year end points are based on the entrant’s best five events with a minimum of four needed to qualify. Year end trophies are primarily awarded based on the same guidelines as the event trophies along with Solo Chair discretion for close competitions where warranted with 1 trophy for 1-3 qualified in class, 2 for 4-6, 3 for 7-9, 4 for 10-13, 5 for 14-17, and an additional for each 4 more qualified in class. I’m not going to cover year-end points races here, come to the banquet (Feb 2020) to listen to the stories, get your trophy, or cheer on your fellow competitors / friends. Points are loaded for your review.

http://cincyscca.com/autocross/solo-schedule/

Fun Event, Nov 3 – Okay, I realize it’s Halloween, Thur evening, 34 F, windy, with light snow. (Egad!). Thankfully, as of now it’s supposed to be much nicer Sunday, upper 40s/low 50s and sunny. Make sure you register and come enjoy the last event of 2019, maybe talk a friend or fellow competitor in letting you take a run in their car. Remember, Sunday is also the return to Eastern Standard Time (Spring forward, Fall back) so don’t be late.

http://cincyscca.motorsportreg.com

2020, Thoughts for next year – Many people thank me for what a great job I’ve done building the program into the successful, fun program it has become. I’ve said it many times and I really mean it, it really is because of the great team we have on the solo committee, not me. I could never do this without my great team! It is really very rewarding to play a part in making our program so great. We are always looking for others who are interested in joining the team, becoming a Specialty Chief or a deputy chief and getting to help guide the future. Really doesn’t take much more effort than what you already do on one of our event weekends other than maybe answering texts for many of the positions. Let Tact, any of the committee, or me know if you are interested, love to keep getting new ideas and energy.

Sincerely,
Kent Weaver