Cincinnati Region SCCA Award Banquet Registration is now open!
This year’s Award Banquet is on Saturday, January 27th, starting 6:00PM at Mill Race Banquet Center. The registration will be closed on Jan. 19th.
Please join us to congratulate our Annual Award winners and Program Championship Winners.
There will be dinner, door prizes, and the great folks with which to socialize!!
Register on MotorsportReg.com
Please feel free to contact us for any questions. Look forward to seeing everyone!
Along with Christmas shopping, I’ve been busy wrapping up the 2017 Solo season. Trophies are designed and ordered, so please come to the awards banquet to get your trophy or cheer for your friends who do get one. Look for registration details elsewhere on the site.
I’m happy to say we are returning to Traders World starting in April 2018. I’m still in contact with a couple other potential sites, but even if those pan out we will still have events at Traders World. We released our tentative 2018 solo schedule on both our Facebook page and on the website along with other neighboring regions/clubs, national level events, and other major events. Dates and/or locations could change as things are finalized but this should be very close.
Add March 10 to your calendars and come to the Great Lakes Division SCCA Spring Training. There will be Solo Safety Steward training available along with other great topics.
Look forward to seeing everyone at the banquet and next season!!!
The much coveted, Charles Eugène Jules Marie Nungesser ace driver award goes to (drum roll please)….. OVR’s Lothrop Withington IV (Draco)… a bottle of something French and wet will land near you in the coming future… a hearty congratulations from Bitzer’s Farm.
The Cincinnati RallyCross Cup award winners are:
In Modified all-wheel Drive:
In Stock Rear wheel drive:
In Modified Rear wheel drive:
We want to give special mention to the Team Watermelon entry for the most absolutly abusive behavior directed towards a used car with 45 runs completed during one event with no apparent damage.
Seasons Greetings from Cincinnati Region SCCA!
It’s hard to believe the 2017 Season has already come to a close and 2018 is right around the corner! At our last General Membership meeting for 2017 on November 21st, we held our annual elections for the following years board of directors.
Your 2018 Board will be:
Region Executive – Tony Brown
Assistant R.E. – Gordon Benson
Treasurer – Shari McCoy
Secretary – TBD
Board Members at Large 2017-18:
Board Members at Large 2018-19:
Thank you to Jeff Loewe and Bill Stevens for your years of service on the Board, each wrapped up there terms as Board Members at Large this year and Jim Clark was re-elected to a new 2 year term. And a very special THANK YOU to our one and only Bryan Schafer who will be stepping back from his many years of service to the club as our Secretary, the to be determined successor will have HUGE shoes to fill, Thank you all!
Our 2018 Event Chairs will be:
Road Race Chair – Christy Graham
PDX Chair – Brian Walker
SOLO Chair – Kent Weaver
RallyCross Chair – Scott Bitzer
Rally Chair – Christy Graham
Also at the meeting the proposed changes to the Region By-Laws were ratified by majority vote and will be updated on our website very soon.
A reminder that we do not have a General Membership meeting in December, so our next meeting will be JANUARY 16th at 8PM at the Mill Race Banquet Center. Also mark your calendar for our Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday JANUARY 27th. More details and a link to register for the banquet will be coming very soon to reserve your spot!
Have a safe holiday season and if travel is in your plans, be safe on the roads! See you in 2018!
We had a fantastic season at Traders World in 2017. Sorry to say I don’t have the 2018 schedule yet, but I’m working on it and will let everyone know as soon as I can. I can say we have an Evolution Driving School already planned and registration open for May 5 (Phase 1) and May 6 (Phase 2).
Year end points and trophies. Year end points were updated for the last Points event and fun event.
Come celebrate the year with friends and competitors at our banquet on Jan 27. If you are listed as getting a trophy you should have received an email with a response requested by Dec 7th. Even if you aren’t getting a trophy come out and have fun and hopefully win a cool door prize.
Lastly, 2018 SCCA ProSolo, Match Tour, and Champ Tour event schedules have been released. Lots of great events close by or within a reasonable distance.
And the 2017 series champions are…….. (drum roll)
Gordon & Teresa Benson. Finishing second were Gary & Brigitte Spicer, and in third were Scott & Reghan Bitzer. 63 participants took part in at least one of the six rallies, several of whom also set up courses. A couple safety stewards also pitched in even though they weren’t able to run on any of the event days (thanks Colleen Cabe and Jerry Cabe). It takes considerable effort to put on a rally and without the contributions of many individuals, we would not have a successful program.
Thanks to our 2017 Rally Masters (in alphabetical order):
Gordon Benson (& his better half, Teresa), Lee Grimes, Jim Knepper, Dick Krehbiel, EB Lunken, and Jim Wiles. Please come do it again in 2018.
If you’d like to be a part of the planning committee next year, become qualified as a Safety Steward, or lay out a course, chime in. Many hands make light work, and new ideas are always welcome.
I’ve already seen some of the routes in the works for next year. You won’t want to miss it. Come for the roads, stay for the people.
The 2017 season is complete and the Cincinnati Cup winners will be announced soon.
A big thanks to all who participated this year and we are all looking forward to an even
Bigger and better 2018 season.
Merry Christmas to all!
Cincy region RallyCross Chair