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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July Solo Report

We had Points Event 4 at Traders World on July 9th. Wow, can’t believe it’s almost been a month ago already. Traders World continues to be fantastic hosts and the weather was perfect. Even though this was the first event which didn’t hit the online entry cap of 125 prior to the event, we ended up with our largest turn-out yet in 2017 of 139 entrants and were still able to provide five runs for everyone. My son, Ben Weaver, has helped with course set up since he was a tyke and last year tried his hand at a course design in Wilmington which was well received. He had an idea for this past one which in my humble opinion also turned out to be excellent, giving a challenging mix of speed maintenance elements and some “digs”, while giving room for competitors to choose their lines. Have to thank the set up crew for some great on-site adjustments which made it even better.

Paul Curley captured FTD as the only one in the 42s with a time of 42.704 and Jim Zeisler captured the PAX FTD with an indexed time of 35.346 nudging out Michael Jeffries by 0.221 secs. Closest class margin of victory was in Street Touring Open where Crissy Weaver edged out Myke Dziengel by 0.004 secs in their STi’s with Robert Clark a mere 0.307 behind and Shari McCoy 0.230 secs behind Robert in their Miata’s.

After some in depth discussions, we are now thinking there may be an opportunity to give six (6) runs for an event this size and still finish runs by 4:00, but it will take everyone’s cooperation with the workers hustling to be early/on time to minimize our heat change overs times. It’s a goal I’d like to target for next event. Please, feel free to come to me or any of the solo committee with suggestions on improvements. Another request which we will implement is to mix up the run/work order so the same classes aren’t always the same heat from event to event.

Upcoming events:
– Aug 13 – Points Event 5 will be at Traders World, go online and register so you can get your reduced entry fee.

– Aug 19 – TireRack Street Survival will be at Millett Hall parking lot at the University of Miami in Oxford, OH. Tact Takagi and Glenn Ellerby have been working diligently with the city, the university, Cincy SCCA, and many others to bring this exceptional real-world, hands-on event to the area. Please, if you have a teen driver or have a friend or a neighbor with a teen driver, please get them the info on this event! If you want to volunteer to help, please see the website or our facebook page for further information or contact Tact.

– Sep 16 & 17 – Points Event 6, the joint event with Miami Valley Sports Car Club is still in a state of flux, was hoping to have details hammered out by now, but it should be soon. Current thought is a two day event at Traders World, with Saturday being MVSCC car classification and points and Sunday being the Cincy classes and points. That said, details aren’t finalized yet, it could be at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield or one day each location, or a multitude of other options. Please stay tuned, sorry for the delay in nailing this one down as it is always a great event.

– Oct 28 & 29 – Points Event 7 will be a joint event with Western Ohio Region (WOR) SCCA. Saturday will be WOR’s PE 7, and Sunday will be our PE 7. You will be able to run either event or both to maximize your weekend fun. This too promises to be another exceptional event.

UPDATE: The Sept 16 & 17 joint event with Miami Valley Sports Car Club (MVSCC) at Traders World is now confirmed!!! Sep 16 will be a MVSCC event and Sep 17 will be our Cincy SCCA event. Details will follow including the potential for an onsite dinner after competition on Saturday.

Kent Weaver

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June Solo Report

Wow, I can’t believe we are already through June and our first three points events!!! In an earlier report I talked about how great our first event was at Traders World and how fantastic they’ve been as a host. I’m elated to report that it’s only gotten better since then!!! Traders World has been and continues to be an outstanding partner, has a fantastic location to showcase our region, offers a myriad of shopping and great food, and supports us 100%.

Our Mother’s Day event May 14th (Points Event 2) was a roaring success with 127 entrants, only a handful fewer than the season opener 3 weeks earlier. Everyone got five runs on a course with an angled slalom down the middle that most said was a more enjoyable and challenging course than the first one. Our Father’s Day event Jun 18 (Points Event 3) was in jeopardy of being rained…er, stormed out. The forecast called for thunderstorms all day long. Even at that, we still hit our pre-registration limit of 125 on Saturday. As it turned out we only had a very light mist around 7:15 which couldn’t have lasted 3 minutes, so the 114 entrants who braved the weather were rewarded with a dry and fun course all day.

Next event (Points Event 4) is July 9th at Traders World followed by the Points Event 5 on Aug 13th. Stay tuned for updates on the Sep 17 joint event with MCSCC, date and location are subject to change.

See you in a parking lot soon!
Kent

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2017 April Solo Report – Crissy & Kent Weaver, Co-Chairs

Our first event of the 2017 season is now behind us and was a huge success. As most of you know, we spent the off-season (winter in commoners terms) looking for a new site. We enjoyed a great site and community in Wilmington over the past few years, so finding a site as good and as accommodating was a challenge to say the least. I’m happy to say Traders World in Monroe, OH accomplished that very well. They were open to our proposal, worked closely with us to cover all the details, and even embraced it almost as if it was theirs. Over March and April Traders World closed off their west lot for us, filled/sealed cracks, and numerous other things to make it ready for us.

–Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

The weekend of our first event was fast approaching and a week out the weather forecast was far from encouraging with temps predicted in the 40s/50s with showers and thunderstorms. Thankfully people weren’t put off by the forecast and entries started to flood in. Also thankfully, the forecast changed to only threaten scattered showers during set up on Saturday (which didn’t happen) and just cooler temps (40 in the morning to upper 50s by late afternoon) on Sunday, the day of the event. By close of registration, we had hit our entry cap of 125 entrants from all over the area – people were just as excited about trying our new venue as we were.

In the end, 132 entrants including 22 novices got to help us break in our new site at our inaugural event, Apr 23rd! The weather even cooperated, getting to mid 60s or nearly 70 by the end of the event. I may be biased, but I think the event went very well, was a huge success as I said before, and was enjoyed by the entrants and their families/friends who also got to go shopping there. Traders World also expressed how impressed they were with our region and the event we organized. For those who didn’t make it, the surface is sealed asphalt similar to what we had in Wilmington and a bit smaller, but without all the light poles.

–Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

The course was fairly straight forward, with a mix of speed and technical aspects and times in the mid 40 sec to upper 50 sec range, but leaving a fair number of us wishing our fast runs were clean. Everyone got five runs which started just a snitch after 10:00 and finished by 4:00 with trophies by 4:15. FTD raw time went to Myke Dziengel in his ST Open (STU) class Subaru STi with a time of 45.404 secs and by a margin of 0.128 secs. FTD PAX went to Tim Scholar in his Pro (HS) class Ford Fiesta with a time of 37.608 secs and by a margin of 0.122 secs. Tightest class win was Johnny Billingsley over John Whitling by 0.132 secs in the Solo Vee they codrove in CMod.

A big thanks goes to our solo committee which met over the winter and put in a strong effort to make sure we were ready beforehand and keep things under control the day of the event.

Look forward to seeing everyone again at Traders World for Points Event #2, May 14th!!!

Crissy and Kent Weaver

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