Arduous Autumn Airport Automobile Adventure

Final Road Rally for 2017 – This Saturday!
Come join us for the last rally of the year this Saturday, starting at Bob Evans off Winton Road just north off I-275. Come early for breakfast or be there before 10 to register. First car departs at 10:30. We will be ending at Lunken Airport, where we will have access to the Airport Museum, courtesy of EB Lunken.

Registration, General Instructions and entry options are available on Motorsportreg.com.

Come share this opportunity for a beautiful drive, check out the fall colors, socialize, and plan for next year’s adventures.

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Solo: 2017 WORSCCA vs. CincySCCA

Registrations are open for WORSCCA vs CincySCCA Autocross Weekend!

Registration Page on MotorsportReg

Here are some Important informations on our new autocross site at Traders World, 601 Union Rd, Lebanon OH 45036!

  • Each vehicle entering the site must pay a $2.00 cash entry fee. Exact change is appreciated.
  • Use the North entrance off Union Rd, near the railroad tracks. Do NOT use the main entrance on SR 63.
  • No overnight camping allowed…gates are locked. Contact Kent at solochair70@gmail.com for recommendations.

Bring family and friends to enjoy our competition, shopping, food and fun at Traders World (open 9-5)!

We are very excited to be at Traders World! Remember that we are guests at the site and competitors and their friends are expected to act accordingly.

If you are new to autocross, welcome! Information on our events can be found here. Be sure to review the Novice Handbook prior to the event.

For those new to autocross, the Cincy SCCA Region highly encourages participation our novice program. Those who register in our Novice class can be paired with experienced drivers to help with all aspects of the events (including driving techniques). Whereas it is highly encouraged, it is not mandatory but does offer the opportunity for novices to run with others at similar experience levels.

Please preregister for events. You can pay at time of preregistration or at the site. Online registration really helps get our competition day off to better start and will save you a few bucks.

It is important to always use the same name, spelled exactly the same way, for each event. Failure to do so will result in season points scoring errors.

For index classes, identify your car with the index class and car number ONLY. For example, if entered in the Street Open (S) class with the number 12, your car should be identified as “12 S”. There is NO need to put your base class on the car. Make sure your class and number are clearly visible from a distance. This helps a great deal in making our event operations run smoothly.

If you have questions or need help with registration please e-mail one of the contacts below.

Event Schedule (all times approximate)
Event and course setup (volunteers needed and appreciated): 7am-9:15am
Registration: 7:30-8:30am
Tech inspection: 7:30-8:45am
Mandatory drivers meeting: 9:15-9:30am
First car off: 10:00am
Trophy presentation: ~4:00 (end of competition and cleanup)

Fees
Single Day:
SCCA Member, preregister: $35
SCCA Member, walkup registration: $40

Two Day:
SCCA Member, Preregister: $60
SCCA Member, walkup registration: $70

Non-members: Additional $15 to cover the required SCCA weekend membership
Single Day:
Non Member, Preregister: $50
Non Member, walkup registration: $55

Two Days:
Non Member, Preregister: $75
Non Member, walkup registration: $85

Driving Instruction:

  • All vehicles entering the site will pay a $2.00 cash entry fee. Exact change is appreciated.
  • Use the North entrance off Union Rd. Do NOT use the main entrance on SR 63.

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October RE-Port

The 2017 Season has been flying by and you will see some great recaps from our event chairs, as well as a few announcements on events to tie up the year!

I have a few scheduling reminders and announcements to make. Our next General Membership Meeting on October 17th at 8PM at our normal meeting place (the Mill Race Banquet Center) will be our annual nominating meeting to create the ballot for our club ELECTIONS in November, if you are interested in serving your club, be sure to attend! Our November General Meeting and 2018 Board ELECTIONS will be on November 21st at 8PM. On this election night we will also be voting on the proposed updates to our Region By-Laws! We will have NO General Meeting in December and kick off the year with our first meeting in January on January 16th. And finally, MARK YOUR CALENDAR for JANUARY 27TH, we have confirmed the date for our annual Awards Banquet to be held that evening at the Mill Race Banquet Center, more details to come!! Enjoy the fall weather and see you soon!

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Rally Report – October, 2017

– Rally Chair is in Indy for Runoffs, and her full Rally report will be posted soon. –

Indiana Rally (09/16/17) Result:
EB Lunken came in first with navigator Kris Cann. Congratulations!

Our next, and final rally for the 2017 season is on October 21st. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Website / Facebook post and email with details. Save the date!

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Solo Report

Last month I was amazed it was already Sep and time for the TireRack SCCA Solo National Championships! We will frequently have 6-12 Region members make the trek to Lincoln, NE each year, but this was a light year with only four attending. I’ll make this disclaimer up front, if you are a dual member but your primary is elsewhere or if I just screwed up and missed you, sorry. Please let me know and I’ll catch it next month. Here’s how the four that went did, congrats to all, but Dave just dominated!

Michael Jeffries – CS – 23rd
Robert Clark – CS – 34th
Tim Sholar – HS – 18th
David Montgomery – FP – 1st!!!

If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. I missed this year, first time since ’96. It’s an amazing time, great food, fun activities, big courses, challenging competition, and 1300 other competitors to meet and become friends.

On the local scene, we had our joint challenge event with Miami Valley Sports Car Club (MVSCC) on Sept 16 and 17 at Traders World. We had 200 drivers over the two days and had a blast. Competition was fierce, MVSCC took a narrow lead the first day, 89.94 vs Cincy SCCA score of 87.62. The course was essentially reversed for the second day and Cincy SCCA attempted to battle back but came up short with MVSCC again taking the lead with a 84.03 vs. Cincy SCCA score of 82.72. The combination of the scores from the two day event resulted in MVSCC taking the overall win from Cincy SCCA, 86.80 to 84.20. (Scores weighted based on PAX times for every entrant.

As the season winds to its end, we have our last two points events, one of which is another joint two-day event, and a year ending fun event.
Oct 8 – Points Event #7
Oct 28 & 29 Joint Challenge event with Western Ohio Region (Sunday is our PE #8
Nov 5 – Fun Event

Look for season point standings elsewhere, but the points lead to year end trophies which will ge at the banquet, date is Jan 27, 2018. Four events in the same class are required to qualify and the top 5 events count. (Note, if you only have three points events, the fun event can count as a 4th; however, no points will be awarded.

Lastly, plans for next season are already underway. We will have an Evolution Driving School May 5 & 6, with a Phase 1 on Sat and a Phase 2 on Sun. Highly recommend doing one or both of these! I had been competing for 8 or 9 years when I went to my first one (way too many years ago) and was competitive locally and at the division level. Over the course of the first day, I dropped 2 secs off my time. Great stuff!!!

Kent Weaver
Cincy Solo Chair

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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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