Race Report

CLUB RACERS – If you are reading this… finish fast and get packing for the Todd Cholmondeley IT-Spec*tacular Double Regional Road Race Saturday & Sunday August 4th and 5th at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. In fact NON CLUB RACERS, come on Thursday night or early Friday morning and bring your solo or street car and put it on the track Friday, August 3rd , with a qualified instructor, and learn the ropes of running on a road course with competitors around you. On-line registration has been closed for several days now, but you can still come and register at the track. Stay for Saturday or the whole weekend and get a taste of track life. Earn a rebate off your entry fee for volunteering to work a specialty and support the race.

Jello Shots are made – an abundance of them. Many many thanks to Brian Walker and Jim Knepper who poured, capped, marked and stacked the 900+ cups while I mixed the “happy juice” in the kitchen. We need a lot of people to show up, race, work and party with us so you can enjoy the fruits of our labor. There will be live entertainment at the Saturday worker party in the LEC campground. Drivers & crew are invited to come and socialize with the workers and each other and suck up a few delicious shots.

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

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RoadRally Report

The July event, Kentucky Ramble, saw several novice teams join our ranks. So many that we were able to offer Novice and Experienced classes. It was a great drive thru scenic Kentucky brought to us by Lee Grimes. Many thanks to him for getting this together while enduring a grueling work schedule and related travel. The results are listed below.

In our Experienced Class, the team of Gordon & Teresa Benson brought home yet another win. They are intent on defending their championship position from the 2017 season. Rounding out the Experienced Class were EB Lunken & Chris Cann in second, Steve & Makayla Munday in third, Jim Knepper & Doreen Fallon in fourth, and Tim Silver & Sue Malcolm in fifth. The Novice Class boasted a tie for first place between Walt & Brian Fischer and Todd & Jennifer Koerner. Finishing behind them was another tie of Anthony Bodnarik & Jennifer Vandergriff and Bruce & Marita Kreutzer. Rounding out the Novice Class were the teams of Barb & Dave Kise and John Holtzeiter & Robert Davis. Eleven teams in all, a very good showing for this popular event, and a narrow range of points earned.

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON FOR THE AUGUST 25th EVENT. What we have planned for this one is a totally different experience. The plan, still in the works at this point, is to provide you with a map and a list of Cincinnati Landmarks. You will set your own course, take pictures an the stops and return to the starting point with the lowest mileage. We will be starting and ending at Alms Park, where we will enjoy a picnic with those members not willing to adventure out with us. (Hint hint – don’t be afraid; come join us). Check us out on FaceBook for picnic updates. Visit cincyscca.motorsportreg.com for links to the registration sites for all the Cincinnati Region events. Remember, if you need to be paired up with a running partner, let us know and we’ll do our best.

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.

The schedule as it now stands is as follows:

Date Rally Master
April 14 EB Lunken
May 26 Jim Knepper
June 16 Colleen Cabe
July 21 Lee Grimes
August 25 Jim Wiles
October 6 Gordon Benson
November 3 TBD

One more date is still available if you’d like to set up a rally. Assistance can be provided. 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

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Solo Report

July was an interesting month for Cincy autocross with members attending and doing very well across the region.

It started with the Indy Region Great Lakes Div (GLDiv) Solo Series events at Grissom ARB in Peru, IN on Jun 30 and Jul 1 where Divya Viswalingam had her first event on concrete, the Bristol Champ and Match Tours from July 4-8 in Bristol, TN, the Goodguys event in Columbus, OH on July 6-8, the Corvette Troy event at KilKare Speedway in Xenia OH on July 8, the Fort Wayne Region GLDiv event at the Allen County War Museum and Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN on Jul 15, of course our event at Traders World on July 22, and the Western Ohio Region (WOR) event in Springfield, OH on July 29.
I highly encourage you to run other local events such as WOR SCCA, MVSCC, OVR SCCA, CKR SCCA, KYR SCCA, etc and the Great Lakes Divisional Series if you can’t make any of the National level events.

Now to our event on July 22nd at Traders World.

We did set-up on Sat beforehand attempting to dodge the rain showers but got drenched. Given the forecast, the course was changed from that posted to provide additional safety should it be under water as forecasted on Sunday
The forecast of certain doom and gloom of deluge and thunderstorms for Sunday had many people cancel their registrations or not show up Sunday which was a mistake in my opinion. I say that because we barely got a few random drops of rain during a change-over meaning the 101 entrants who did brave the forecast were rewarded with six dry runs and the opportunity for 45 mins of fun runs at the end of the day. Regular competition was completed with trophies finished by 3:30! I’ll thank our own James Elliott Roofing for installing an invisible roof over the entire course, paddock, and grid areas overnight Sat, how else could one explain why it stayed dry! Check out our live timing available via your cell phone anywhere and the on-site FM broadcast at your next event as they worked great.

The closest competition came down to the Street Open Index class of 18 entrants where Keith Koegler on his last run in his Ford Focus ST came from behind to edge out Jack Burns in his Honda Civic Type R by a mere 0.009 secs. Once again, the Novice class was the largest with 25 where the top two spots were a battle of Ford Fiesta STs with Daniel Gravett edging out David Bellanger for the top spot. Fastest time went to Christian Moist in his DM Birkin 7 with a time of 43.188. Fastest on Index with just 0.321 secs separating the top four and only 1.319 separating the top ten went to Keith Koegler in the Street Open class.

Photo courtesy of Mike Riegel

Our next event, PE 5, is Aug 19, again at Traders World with our Great Lake Div Solo Series events following Sep 15 and 16 (GLDiv/PE6). Register early for the events as they are likely to fill up quickly.

See you in August!

Kent Weaver
Cincy Solo Chair

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RallyCross Report

SATURDAY JULY 7TH, 2018

33 Entrants in 9 classes braved the absolutely beautiful weather at Bitzer’s farm for a great day of rallycrossing!

Duane Simons took 1st in stock all
Stock front was won by Eric Schmidt
Stock rear winner was John Veogeli

In the prepared classes:

Kyle Kreitzer took first in AWD
Alex Ashbaugh brought home Front drive honors
Nathan Roberts of Team Watermelon took first in RWD

Modified Winners:

Orion Fairman in Mod All
Bill Ehrman in Mod Front
Pete Remner in Mod Rear

Our next event is scheduled for August 18th at Bitzer’s Farm!

Please make plans to come and join us!

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Solo: Registration Now Open for GLDiv Events / CincyPE6

Registration for both 09/15 and 09/16 Solo Events are now open.

09/15 (Sat): Great Lakes Division Solo Series PE7
Register on MotorSportReg.com
09/16 (Sun): GLDiv Solo Series PE8 / Cincinnati Region SCCA PE6
Register on MotorSportReg.com

You can see GLDiv Solo Schedule Here

Also Cincinnati Region Point Event #5 on 08/19 is open as well!
Register on MotorSportReg.com

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Solo: PE4 Course Map

Traders World site rules

  • Traders World requires all driven vehicles enteling the site to pay a $2.00 cash entry fee. If you intend to leave, ask for a coupon for free re-entry
  • Please use the North entrance off Union Rd – Do NOT use the main entrance on SR 63
  • No overnight camping allowed… gates are locked. Contact event chairs for recommendations
  • Enjoy shopping, food, and fun at Traders World! (Open 9-5)
  • Remember that we are guests at Traders World, competitors and their friends are expected to act accordingly
  • No drugs or alcohol permitted
  • Please deposit trash in receptacles
  • No smoking in grid
  • Please secure your items
  • Event Schedule
    • Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 am
    • Tech inspection: 7:30 – 8:45 am
    • Course open for walking: 7:30 – 9:15 am
    • Novice Walk 9:00 am
    • Mandatory drivers meeting: 9:15 – 9:30 am
    • First car off: 10:00 am
    • Trophy presentation: ~4:00 pm (end of competition and cleanup)

Please download the map and bring to the event for your convenience.

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Solo : Permanent Number

Our Points Event #4 is only 5 days away – this Sunday!  If you have not registered for the event, please do so ASAP for 2 Reasons!

Register at MotorsportReg.com

Reason #1:
Most of our events sell out before the registration closes!  We have raised our registration cap, but registration typically fills up very quickly.  Walkup registration can be limited and it is first come first serve.

Reason #2:
We needed to make some changes in our Permanent Number system as part of MSR.  Previously, any number you use once becomes a reserved number for the rest of the season. However, with increasing number of entrants, we are starting to run out of numbers! So we can now only reserve your number until three (3) days before the event.

If you have any trouble registering, questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact Us. We are here to help!

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Road Racing / Track Events Tech Day

2018 Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular Vehicle Tech Day is coming soon!

This is a chance for you to have your car checked out before the IT Spectacular weekend at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. Our tech inspector will help you to see if your car meets all requirements to drive on track for the Mid Ohio Events.

Location: Performance Alignment (11359 Mosteller Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241)
Date/Time: July 14th 12:00 – 14:00

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Race Report

It’s almost here! Next month we go to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Bring your racecar, bring your street car, or bring your solo car and get out on the track. Or just bring yourself, and a friend if you want, and get involved with helping the event run smoothly. There are many ways to get involved. The daytime activities are the big draw, but the Saturday night party is worth the drive all by itself. LEC hosts a worker party with food on the grill and all the fixin’s and there will be live entertainment as well as a drawing for worker gifts. Drivers are encouraged to stop by and socialize with the workers they depend on to staff the jobs and make racing possible for them.

Registration is OPEN. Go to cincyscca.motorsportreg.com to see all the events Cincinnati Region currently has set up to offer you, and click on the link for the race to register. Register for another activity while you’re at it. Email or call if you have questions, comments or want to chat about it.

There’s still time to get in on the fine details of the event. The last Race Committee meeting is Tuesday, July 10th, 7 PM, at Rick’s Tavern. 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014.

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

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Solo Report

It’s been a busy month in autocross. Our region only had one event, but our region members have been very busy at National level events.

Michael Jefferies ran the Finger Lakes NY Championship Tour on Jun 8-10 and out of 284 entrants, we had 16 members run the Peru National Championship Tour event at Grissom AFB, IN on Jun 15-17. Of those 16, five trophied: Michael Jefferies 2nd in CS class; Tim Sholar also 2nd in HS; John Billingsley 3rd in CM; Dave Montgomery winning FP by 0.084 secs over Alex Jones and finishing 7th on PAX overall; and Ben Weaver dominating JA by 4.140 secs. Honorable mention goes to Evan Gill who finished in 3rd just out of the trophies in HS and I guess me for finishing one out in AS after being as high as 4th before last runs Sunday. A large group of others also ran the Optima Drive Autox event at Grissom the following weekend and the Norwalk Super Summit event earlier in the month amongst others, but I do not have results from those events. Along that line, ignoring just having fun, the best way to get better is to run events from more than just our region and ask for advice from others whether in your class or not. I highly encourage you to run other local events such as WOR SCCA, MVSCC, OVR SCCA, CKR SCCA, KYR SCCA, etc and the Great Lakes Divisional Series if you can’t make any of the National level events.

Now to our event.

We had a big weekend at Traders World Jun 23 and 24. The Jun 23 Fun event with the Shelby Dodge America Club (SDAC) morphed into a Miami Valley Sports Car Club (MVSCC) event with SDAC after they asked to run a joint event with us. Even with threatening weather, we ended up with 80 entrants at the MVSCC event Saturday including 29 SDAC entrants who came from all across the country – one even drove his car here from Oregon! It was fantastic seeing all the “old” Shelbys, I have many fond memories of competing against the GLH Turbos in CS against my NA Miata. Although not officially part of their national convention, everyone I spoke with were happy to have had the chance to combine this with the other planned events (drag race, car show, etc.) Saturday, MVSCC classes were run, interesting to see how the various cars fit into the NASA classing structure which has far fewer classes and bump to the next class up based on modifications, tires, etc. Made for some interesting competition over the 8 runs they were able to provide.

Sunday, we had 134 entrants and were able to provide 5 runs on a fun course based on one Ben Weaver designed last year (Saturdays course was run in the opposite direction basically). Novice class continues to be strong with 35 entries and 72 of our 136 entrants were in index classes. Max Michenko edged out the closest victory Sunday with a 0.010 win over Steve Munday in DS, Dave Montgomery edged out Robert Pendergast for the fastest index time on the overall event PAX by 0.022 secs, and Christian Moist held off Robert Pendergast by 0.126 secs for the overall fastest raw time at the event. Our new Live Results (can be accessed on our homepage, under “Autocross” Menu) were doing great and praised by many.

Our next event, PE 4, is July 22, again at Traders World (Registration is now open on Motorsportreg.com/). There numerous big events this month at which we need a strong showing of Cincy Region members, such as Great Lake Divisional events Jun 30 & Jul 1 at Grissom and Jul 15 at the Coliseum in Fort Wayne. There are also many national level events with a Match Tour Jul 4-6 and Championship Tour Jul 6-8 at Bristol TN Motorspeedway, Packwood, WA Championship Tour on Jul 13-15 and ProSolo on Jul 20-22, and the Oscoda ProSolo on Aug 3-5.

See you in July!

Kent Weaver
Cincy Solo Chair

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