Solo: Changes to Novice Class Registration

We are happy to celebrate the great success with our novice program you’ve made possibly and would like to thank everyone who comes out and has #FunWithCars!

With such a large Novice Class entries, it is necessary to split them into two smaller groups to improve the opportunity to provide greater assistance during each heat.  Before we fully implement this concept next year, we’d like to give this concept a try during our last two events of the 2018 season.

For our PE7 (Oct. 7) and PE8 (Oct. 28) events, Novice class will be split into “Novice Street” (NS) and “Novice All Other” (NA).  

Those who have basically stock cars which fit in a Street category base class (SS, AS, BS ~ GS, HS, etc) will be running “Novice Street”.  Note:  Street category allows aftermarket shocks, front OR rear swaybar change/removal, brake pads, and 200TW tires or higher.
If you have other modifications and would like to participate in our Novice Program, please select “Novice All Other”.

For this year, we will pilot the program by running two separate Novice class during the event, but the year end championship will be still be combined as one Novice program.
Next year (2019 Season), we will fully implement this two Novice Class concept potentially with separate championship points and trophies.

If you have any questions regarding our novice programs, please feel free to contact us at solo-novice@CincySCCA.com.

The registrations for next 2 events are open on MotorsportsReg.com:
PE7 (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/cincinnati-scca-2018-pe-7-traders-world-solo-178992)
PE8 (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/cincinnati-scca-2018-pe-8-traders-world-solo-037536)

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Solo: PE6 Results are up but may need some fixing…

Sunday Results (tentative) are up.

2018 Schedule and Results

As some of you may know, we had a timing computer issue during the third heat and some of the time and penalties are missing/inaccurate. Please review the results posted, and contact us (solo@cincyscca.com) if you find any errors BEFORE SUNDAY 09/13 by end of the day. Please share with your friends who attended our PE6 this weekend as well.

Also the Season Points will be updated once we finalize the PE6 Results. If you find any inacuracy in Season Points, please contact us as well.

Thank you.

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Solo: Great Lakes Divisional / Cincy PE#6

Registration is now open for all 2018 Season Solo Events.

Click Here to View All Event Details and Registration on MotorsportReg.com

September 15 / 16 : Great Lakes Divisional and CincySCCA Point Event #6
October 7 : CincySCCA Point Event #7
October 28 : CincySCCA Point Event #8

Registration closes, 2 days before the events, and your reserved number will be released for anyone to use 3 days before the event date.
Many of our events sells out, so please register early to secure your spot. If you are placed on waitlist, please check your email the evening before the event for update on your status.

We are looking forward to see you!

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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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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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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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Solo: PE 3 Tentative Result is up

Thank you for attending Cincinnati Region Solo PE3.  

Tentative results are posted.  

Update (06/27/18 17:00)

We have updated the results from our audit, so please review again and contact us if you see any mistakes! Thank you!

Solo 2018 Season Schedule and Results

If you believe your times are not right, please contact “SOLOchair70@gmail.com by July 1st if at all possible.

Thank you.

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Solo: Cancellation of Tire Rack Toledo ProSolo

SCCA made an announcement of Cancellation of July 29-31 ProSolo.

SCCA.com – Cancellation of Tire Rack Toledo ProSolo

ProSolo Enthusiasts,

What we have feared for the last couple of months, but hoped would be avoided, has come to pass; the site we use for National Solo events in Toledo will not be available for the July 29 – 31 ProSolo. Therefore, that event has been cancelled and will not be replaced on the 2018 Series calendar. Refunds will be made over the next two weeks to those entered in the event.

Section 20.10.A of the ProSolo Rules is being modified to address, to the degree we can, the resulting circumstances from this cancellation. The new rule language is below.

We hope you understand that on occasion situations arise that are beyond the control of the SCCA or its Regions and we must make the best of it. The Northwestern Ohio Region and the Toledo Express Airport are to be commended for their efforts in trying to keep this event on the 2018 schedule.

Thanks for your patience on this matter and for your support of the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series.

H.

Howard Duncan
SCCA Senior Director of Rally/Solo

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Solo Report

Like a good course, April flowed smoothly right into a very successful May.

We started it off with the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Evolution Performance Driving Schools on May 5 & 6, respectively. Both were sell outs (30 students each) and went extremely well. We even had two local instructors who did a fantastic job, Dave Montgomery and Danny Popp, but that takes nothing away from the others who flew in from across the country to instruct! Nothing but kudos for the fantastic job the instructors did and the training they provided. I’ve been autocrossing since ’85, signed up for the Phase 2 school, and whereas I can’t say I learned anything dramatically new, it certainly emphasized and helped me focus on areas in which to approve my skills as well as giving me a whole slew of runs to practice/improve them. Highly encourage everyone to take one of their schools which are held all over the country!

Our second Points Event, May 20 was a huge success too. We hit our online cap on Tuesday, ended up with 136 competitors, and were able to get everyone six (6) runs on a 40-50 sec course with time for fun runs after trophies! Thank you to all who made this possible! At the event we not only had the live timing broadcast via the internet but also broadcast on FM locally. Closest battle was in HS where Sam Warden in his Fiesta ST held off Tom Orf in his Honda Accord by 0.141 secs on the strength of his 5th run. Again our biggest class was the Novice class at 25 entrants where Dan Gravett took the win in his Fiesta ST (I see a trend) by 0.207 seconds over Bobby Blankenship in his BMW M3. The Index classes are really popular with 81 of the entrants choosing those for stronger competition over the standard SCCA classes.

Next event is Jun 23. It is now a joint MVSCC/Cincy/SDAC event with it being a MVSCC points event and the autocross portion of a national convention for the Shelby Dodge Auto Club. Sunday, Jun 24 is Cincy Regions 3rd Points Event. Pre-register and come out to run both events!

Both registrations are open at MotorsportReg.com

See you in 3 weeks!

Kent Weaver

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