Solo Report

Points Event #6 is in the books, only two points events left and four total until the 2019 season is done. I’m writing this on Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial last weekend of summer 🙁 while watching the movie Airplane! I blame Ben, even if I am guilty for introducing him to it before. Okay, back to the topic though…

Points Event 6 was our biggest event we’ve had at Traders World, we had 176 entrants, were able to get everyone five (5) runs, 901 total, and were done just after 4:00. The closest race was in STX where Maxwell Rooney in his Civic Si was able to hold off Logan Geyer in his BRZ by a mere 0.042 secs. Next closest was in our 29 member Novice-S class where Matthew Fuller held off Brent Tritch by 0.073 secs. Fastest time of day went to the SS class NSX piloted by Joel Zeller over Danny Popp in his CAM-S Z06 Corvette. On PAX, the top two times went to the NSX with Zeller and Rindler 1 – 2 over Danny Popp in his Corvette, Myke Dziengel in his STi, and James Elliott in his Corvette. Great event on a challenging course based on a design submitted by Tact Takagi. Thanks again to our committee for making the Cincy events so great!

Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography
Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

Next up is a Great Lakes Division Solo Series event on Saturday, Sep 21 followed immediately on Sunday, Sep 22, by our points event #7 (also count was Divisional event). You can run either day separately or run both, have twice the fun, and get a $10 discount. Register early as these are likely to hit our entry cap too. Last event hit the cap on the Tues before the event and we had 196 entrants including those on the waitlist. If we have hit the cap before you register, please register on the waitlist as this really helps the registrars on the day of the event.

http://msreg.com/Cincy092119

Year to Date Series Points are provided on our website. Your best five (5) events count toward year end points in class and you need four (4) events to qualify. That means all you entrants who have only made two (2) events this year, you could still get in the running for a year end trophy…

CincySCCA.com/autocross/solo-schedule/

Again, thank you everyone for helping clean up after the event. Remember, please DO NOT STACK the grid cones and the ones which separate paddock from course as Traders World allows us to leave those in place all year and saves us lots of set-up and teardown time!!!

Thank you!
Kent

Solo Report

Points Event 5 is in the books, 155 entrants who braved and conquered 90+ temperatures, and got 5 runs on a fun and challenging course.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

Danny Popp edged out Tom O’Gorman by 0.320 secs on raw time being the only one to break the 39 sec barrier, but Tom edged out Danny on PAX by 0.253 secs.

That said, the biggest success of the month was our Novice 101 School which Ryan Street and Nathan Roberts championed and organized. Forty-one students got the opportunity to improve their event skills and get phenomenal instruction from many of our more seasoned championship caliber drivers. Can’t say thank you enough for their vision and implementation. Will definitely be on the calendar for next year, possibly another this year.

Our next points event is Aug 18 followed by our Great Lakes Div Solo Series Events on Sep 21 and 22. Make sure you register early as we have been hitting the entry cap by Wed. If we have hit the cap please register on the waitlist as it helps registration check in go better on the day of the event.

Registration on MSR

Many of our Cincy Region drivers are headed to various national level events including the National Championships Sep 2-6 in Lincoln, NE. Wish them all luck!

See you at the next event!
Kent

RoadRace: Early Tech

IT Spec*Tacular at Mid-Ohio August 2-4 Early Tech is this weekend at Trader’s World on Sunday July 21st, 9AM – 12AM

Solo Program is hosting their PE5 at the same time.

– Please use North Gate off Union Rd. DO NOT use the main entrance on SR63.
– There will be $2.00 CASH entry fee at the gate.
– From the gate, drive strait to the back past the building to our autocross site.

Solo: Autocross 101 – Novice School

We are hosting Autocross 101 – Novice Driving School on Saturday July 20th at Trader’s World.

This school is designed to help the new competitors get up to speed. Not only the “Driving Skills to have FUN and to BE MORE COMPETITIVE”, but we will also cover anything from “How to class your car” to “Basic and Specialty Worker assignments (Course, Timing/Scoring, Grid, Waiver, etc)”

Registration link on our Solo Schedule Page

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

The entry is very limited, and entrants needs to be approved after registration before your status is confirmed.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Solo Report

Seems like forever since I actually submitted a report, at least on time… just ask Tact.

If you haven’t been to one of our autocross events yet, you’re missing it! The past three events have gone really well in my opinion, 163, 138, and a record 171 entrants, respectively. The 138 was a rain event where we even able to offer dry fun runs in the end. Sad to report the last event was a record on number of entrants and the first one with a late start in two years…first car at 10:02, a whole 2 mins late. 😀 Gotta thank my/our fantastic solo committee and really all the entrants too for helping us run the events so well, getting everyone five or more runs most of the time. Even our last event with 171 we got everyone five runs and were done running by 3:15 with trophy presentation started by 3:30.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

Jeff Loewe is CincySCCA’s Official Photographer. Please visit his website JLOFOTO.net for more photos from our events!

Remember live results are available during the event – complete with segment times – by going to the Live Results (Beta) timing on our website and you can hear the announcer at 90.7 FM.

Ryan Street has been doing a fantastic job with our Novice program (1 year of experience or less), as evidenced by the 44, 38, and 36 entrants at the last three events. It’s great to see so many new faces and more importantly so many returning new faces and helping/watching them improve and have fun. Along that line, Ryan and Nathan Roberts are organizing a Novice School, Jul 20th, the Sat before our next event, Jul 21st. Like to think of it as our regional Starting Line School, focus on driving skills, but will also work with you on course working, having your car ready/tech inspection, numbers, walking course, really everything. Intent is to get you plenty of runs in a shorter than normal time. Look for details and registration soon on CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com and/or Schedule Page on our site.

If you haven’t considered it, our index classes are doing really well. The advantage is you get more people to compete with/against, make more friends, and have more people to either learn from or help.

Thanks to everyone for leaving the cones in place which separate paddock and grid from course and each other – that really has helped set up and tear down. Thanks also to everyone for conserving paddock space to fit the 171 at the last event and not fussing if we ask you to move so we can for more. Depending how it goes, we might need to ask for family or support crew cars to park outside the gated area.

Remember to register early! We still have the online entry cap at 150. If you go to register and it’s full, please register on the waitlist, it really helps and thankfully to date we’ve been able to accommodate everyone due to cancellations and all.

To reduce confusion and speed up registration for everyone, if you aren’t an annual SCCA member and you registered on line, there is no need for you to fill out a weekend membership on paper at registration. You only need to fill out paper weekend memberships if you are a non-member walk-up entrant at registration ($15) or a guest who is going to be in a hot area (grid, course, or passenger).

Lastly, remember, Year End Points are based on your best 5 events. Four events are needed to qualify and trophies are awarded just like our point event (1 for up to 3 qualifiers, 2 for4-6, 3 for 7-9, 4 for 10-13, 5 for 14-17, then 1 for each four after that.)

Okay, enough of the odds and ends, can’t wait for the next events!!!

Novice School – Jul 20 (Registration TBA)
Points Event #5 – Jul 21 (msreg.com/Cincy072119)
Points Event #6 – Aug 18 (msreg.com/Cincy081819)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or any of the solo committee, ask a question on our FaceBook Autocross Group, or PM us.

Kent Weaver

Solo: Safety Steward JDP Training

If you want to be a Solo Safety Steward or get your Junior Driver Program (JDP) license, please sign up for one of the web-based training seminars.

If you are already a SSS or JDP licensee, please consider taking them as a refresher.

Kent Weaver
Great Lakes Div Solo Safety Steward

Solo Report

Wow, it’s that time already, let the Autocross season begin!!!

We had a trailer party at the Dziengel’s homestead and then tested the upgraded equipment at the Pro System Brakes test and next day Test & Tune at Traders World in March. Thank you to Myke, Jo, Ashley, Nicole, Tact, Bryan, Tom, and Glenn for all the help.

Next events:
We start our season with a Joint Test and Tune with Miami (Univ) Motorsports Club on Apr 6 and our Fun Event on Apr 7. Then a couple weeks later we are back with a Starting Line event on Apr 27 and our First Points Event on Apr 28. We are still using MSR and Axware and will still have live timing and FM broadcast at the events. Make sure you register for the events early before they sell out! Link to registration.
For the rest of Events Schedules and the Registration links, Please visit our Schedule/Results Page (http://cincyscca.com/autocross/solo-schedule)

Changes for this season (and THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!):
SCCA made some class changes which we are following, but the biggest changes come in the way we will be doing waivers and passenger requirements. All competitors will still require a waiver and either a full membership or weekend membership. To be a passenger, you must sign a waiver and either have a weekend membership (no cost to just be a passenger) or a full membership. To be in the grid or course areas (hot areas) one must be 12 yrs or older and sign a waiver. Minors under 12 cannot be on grid if they are not entrants and in their heat. Minors require annual waivers to compete like last year, or individual event waivers along with weekend memberships to be a passenger.
Please see the detailed info we released prior.
http://cincyscca.com/2019/03/solo-important-wrist-band-requirement/
http://cincyscca.com/2019/03/solo-important-minor-waiver/

Lastly, we are looking for others who would like I help us make the events even better – come see one of us and we will hook you up.

Kent Weaver

Solo: *IMPORTANT* Wrist Band Requirement

Please Read, Share, and spread the word!

This is a very Important Announcement regarding rule changes for Paddock, Grid and Course entry.  Additionally, 2019 Solo Minor Waiver requirements provided elsewhere.

Paddock / Hot Zone Rule

  • The Event area is separated into 3 areas; Paddock, Grid and Course. The Grid and the Course are designated as a Hot zone, and the entry is restricted. This includes ride-along passengers.
  • Spectators do not require anything and must remain in Paddock (Spectator Area)
  • Anyone in the Hot zone (Grid/Course/Ride-Along) requires a wristband.
  • To get a wristband, you must be an SCCA Member (*Annual, or Weekend Membership; Free for the non-competitors) and sign the waiver.
  • Children under 12 cannot be in the Hot zone, and do not get a wristband.
  • Children 12-18 can get a wristband, but must have a minor waiver signed by BOTH parents (or have Affidavit of Sole Custody).

If a Minor could not have both parents at the event, please make sure that they have a Notarized Minor waiver. Otherwise, they must stay in paddock area and may not enter the Hot Area or be a passenger.

Waiver station will be located at the Main Gate, and two entry point of the grid.

These rules will be enforced, so please spread the word. If you are bringing your friend child, please make sure they have an appropriate minor waiver notarized, and bring with them.

  • * To become an Annual SCCA Member using following link: https://www.scca.com/pages/join-scca

    • Anyone age 24 and under can sign up for “First Gear Membership” ($50/year)
    • For Age 25 and above, Regular Annual Membership is $70/year plus region fee.
    • If you have your whole family racing, apply for the Family Membership ($90/year/family, plus region fee).
    • Active US Military Service qualifies for $35 rebate. (Please Contact National Office to apply)

For more information about Minor Waiver, please visit Solo: *IMPORTANT* Minor Waiver

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

– Kent (Solo Chair): Solochair70@gmail.com
– Tact (Waiver Chief): Tacti@cincyscca.com

Solo: *IMPORTANT* Minor Waiver

Please Read, Share, and spread the word!

This is a very Important Announcement regarding 2019 Solo Minor Waiver requirements.  Additionally, there are Rule changes for Paddock, Grid, and Course entry provided elsewhere.
*All necessary documents are linked at the end of this page.

Minor Waiver

  • To be in a Hot Zone (grid or course for entrants) ALL Minor Waivers MUST be signed by BOTH Parents or submitted with Affidavit of Sole Custody.
  • All Minor Waivers must be
    • (a) Notarized prior to the event and bought to the waiver stations (at the gate or by the grid), OR
    • (b) BOTH Parents must be present at the waiver station and sign the waiver station to be valid, OR
    • (c) Signed by both parents as witnessed by an SCCA member prior to the event.
  • Either Notarized, or SCCA Offical Signed waiver may be submitted for the Annual Waiver IF the minor has an **Annual Membership. Non-participant, non-member minors must submit a new waiver form at each event and complete a weekend membership (no charge).
  • Minors under 12 MUST Stay in Paddock area, and do not require Minor Waiver Signed. (Except for the Jr.Kart Drivers)

These rules will be enforced, so please spread the word. If you are bringing your friend child, please make sure they have an appropriate minor waiver notarized, and bring with them.

  • ** Minor may become Annual SCCA Member using following link: https://www.scca.com/pages/join-scca

    • Anyone age 24 and under can sign up for “First Gear Membership” ($50/year)
    • If anyone in your immediate family is already SCCA Member, apply for the Family Membership ($90/year/family)

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

– Kent (Solo Chair): Solochair70@gmail.com
– Tact (Waiver Chief): Tacti@cincyscca.com

Download Link to the waiver forms:
**ALL FORMS MUST BE PRINTED IN COLOR
Minor Waiver Form (Notarized)
Minor Waiver (Notary)

Minor Waiver Form (This form may be signed in front of any active good standing SCCA Member. Please make sure to fill ALL Field. Incomplete form will not be accepted)
Minor Waiver (SCCA Official)

Affidavit of Sole Custody (This form may either notarized or signed by a SCCA Member)
Affidavit

If above links are not working, please go to SCCA Download Page for the latest forms
SCCA Download