Solo Report

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!!!

Kent Weaver

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Solo Report

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.

Kent Weaver

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Solo: Year End Championship Points are in!

2017 Autocross season is officially ended, and the Year End Championship Points and PAX Points are updated (Tentative, but almost final).

2017 Solo Results
 * Minimum of 4 Events entries are required to qualify for the Year End Points.
 * 11/05 Fun Event may count towards minimum event requirement, but no time will be counted.

Congratulations to all class winners, and thank you to all participants! We are looking forward to see you all at Banquet and 2018 Season!

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Solo: Last Point Event for 2017!!

REMINDER: LAST POINT EVENT for Cincy THIS coming Sunday at Traders World! 🙁

Sat. 10/28/2017 – WORSCCA PE8
Sun. 20/29/2017 – CincySCCA PE8

Lots of year end trophy positions up for grab!
You can register for Sat, or Sun, or both days (both gets you a $10 discount)!
Any questions, contact Kent at solochair70@gmail.com.
Registration is on MotorsportsReg under WOR instead of our normal myautoevents page so you only have sign in to one site:

Registration on MotorsportReg.com

Note: There will be a Fun Event (not a Point Event) on Sunday Nov. 5th. It is our final solo event of the 2017 season.

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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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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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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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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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