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

Solo: MMC T&T/Cincy Fun Event Registration is NOW OPEN

The long wait is over!!! The spring is just around the corner!

Registration is now open for Miami Motorsports Club Test and Tune (Sat. Apr. 6), and CincySCCA Fun Event (Sun. Apr. 7) on MotorsportReg (http://msreg.com/cincy040619).

Saturday Test and Tune is capped to VERY LIMITED number of entries, and there will be no walk up registration accepted. This event is Pre-Register/Pre-Pay Only.
The event will be split into multiple heats. You will be working only one heat and run as many runs as you would like for the rest of the heats. If you have any questions regarding how this event will be run, please feel free to contact us

Sunday Fun event will be run with the same schedule as our regular point event.

If you are registering for both days. You can use “2DAYAPRIL2019” to receive $5 Discount (Please copy and paste this code to coupon field at the check out page!

This year, we are adopting late fee policy. If you arrive after our registration is closed, there will be $20 late fee charge (Cash Only), and/or you may loose your spot.

We are looking forward to see you soon!!

Solo: Starting Line /Evolution School registration is now Open

Cincinnati Region Solo Program is hosting 3 Driving Schools this year. Registration for those driving schools are no open.

Starting Line Driving School -Apr. 27 (www.scca.com/pages/starting-line)
The full day school will introduce key concepts that introduce you to autocross and the dynamics of your vehicle in a performance driving setting. While the focus is on autocross, you will develop performance driving skills while working with professional performance driving instructors.
If you are looking for motorsports competition or just a great way to enjoy the capabilities of your car, the Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line is your complete motorsports starter kit.

Evolution School Phase 1 and Challenge School -May. 11-12 (EvoSchool.com)
Phase One: This Autocross training program is great for any skill level, from seasoned veterans to the complete novice. The Phase One features 24 runs with our team of National Caliber instructors, and each student will work with two different instructors throughout the day.

Challenge School: This program is great for anyone who has taken our Phase One and Phase Two, and is looking to take their driving to the next level. Our Challenge program features 24 runs on 3 different course configurations, and all with our team of National Caliber instructors. The Challenge school will review the skills learned during the Phase One and Phase Two, as well as use a technique that will help prove the importance of looking ahead. Challenge students will also be pitted against their instructors in the final session to help push the students to new levels.

Solo: Reminder

If you are one of the 2018 Championship Trophy winners, and did not register on time (the registration has closed) for Annual Award Banquet, you can still come out to try on the jackets (one of the trophy options) for sizing. We have to submit final orders by Feb 6, so if you haven’t emailed Kent and gotten a confirmation email your trophy will be the embroidered duffel/sport bag. 

*I have to check prices, may be able to order an embroidered bag or jacket in addition to your trophy or even if you didn’t get a trophy.

If you have any questions please contact solo@cincyscca.com.

Solo: 2019 Solo Schedule -Draft-

2019 Draft Solo Schedule is out. This is VERY TENTATIVE schedule and subject to change.

2019 Solo Schedule -Draft-

There is a link to a surrounding area event schedule. This file will be updated as we receive new event scheduled for the area. It is for your convenience only and Cincinnati Region SCCA is not responsible for the accuracy and/or schedule change etc. Please contact responsible organizer for most up-to-date information.

Solo Report

Well, it’s over…at least the competition portion of our 2018 autocross season is complete. : (

We had our last two points events Oct 7 and Oct 28 at Traders World which capped a great season for all. In all we had 1266 entrants participate in our Test & Tune, Starting Line, Evolution Driving School, Great Lakes Divisional, Joint MVSCC, and 8 Points events averaging 128 per points event up from 124 in 2017. Enough for the math, it was a very good season with a wide variety of events which were fun and well attended by novices and long term members and incorporated several improvements such as new timers, FM broadcast on site, live timing, improved novice program including split novice classes, new trophies, CincySCCA Solo – Autocross FaceBook page, – etc. Class points will be posted soon (if not already) and trophies will be presented at the banquet (Tentative Date: Feb. 02 @ Mill Race Banquet Center) – come out, enjoy the meal, bench racing with friends, and cheering on those who got trophies.

PE #7 – Oct 7 We had a Danny Popp designed course which received rave reviews and included his trademark “Cincinnati Boxes”, an element with essentially two Chicago Boxes arranged in line with alternating openings. We had 135 entrants come out and play with really tight competition in SS (Dean Rindler over codriver Joel Zeller by 0.112), SSM (Russ Charlton over Ashley Irvin by 0.110 secs), FS (Clay Slusher edging Ryan Staup by 0.110 secs), Novice Street (Austin Engen over Lawrence Fasse on his last run by 0.091), CAM T (Nathan Johnson edging Dan Ballard by 0.082), and Street Tire (James Vital setting the mark on his second run winning by 0.043 secs over Eric Wuest). Danny Popp took first place in raw time by 0.706 over Dean Rindler and 0.047 on PAX where there were 11 within 0.787 secs of the lead.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

Photo Courtesy of Mike Riegel

PE #8 – Oct 28 We still had 103 entrants come out and brave the miserable, cold (mid-40s) and rainy/wet weather on our last event. Can’t really complain, the weather held out on most of our events this year even with similarly yucky weather forecasts at times. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Traders World, it is a sealed asphalt lot which means it is slick to start with (compared to concrete), but then when you add rain it gets worse but reasonable, but when you add in temps in the 40s it was nearly ridiculous – might as well been on ice or snow unless you had an AWD car… I can personally vouch for used up, low tread, heat cycled rears not doing much on the Corvette… There were lots of spins and slides by the entrants, but the Tim Sholar designed course featuring a three gate flowing element was still a lot of fun and safe – just wish it would have been dry!!! Tightest competition was in the 17 entrant Street Open class where Terry Prand edged Jack Burns by 0.150 secs. With the wet/drying, and rainy conditions times varied all over the place (41.231 to 61.459), resulting in six entrants within 0.928 secs of the top PAX winner (Terry Prand over Jack Burns by 0.150 secs) and Terry Prand over Aaron Gastrich by 0.286 secs on raw time.

Photo Courtesy of Mike Riegel

Photo Courtesy of Mike Riegel

Also, we’d like to thank Mike Riegel for coming out and taking great pictures of our competitors this season.  If you have attended our Solo Events and have not seen his photos, please visit our Facebook Group Page “CincySCCA Solo -Autocross” and check out all the photos he has shared with us!

I wasn’t able to give much of a report on the National Championships in the last report, but hopefully you were watching the facebook page for lots of it. Unfortunately whereas I was one of the nearly 1400 entrants registered for the event, I wasn’t able to be there. That said, the one word describing the event would be rain, or perhaps it should be deluge. I heard they had record rainfall amounts of around 6″ of rain a day although not all four days were as wet reportedly. Lots of pictures were posted where you could barely see the car as it splashed through the standing water and deep puddles. Have to believe many pylons got displaced by the water as the car drove by it. Continental all-season tires became the tire of choice over BFG Rivals, Bridgestone RE-71Rs, Hoosiers, etc… Here is how our Cincy members or members from our area did, if I missed someone please let me know…

Still lots of things to work out on the event schedule next year, but we are intending to have an early season Test and Tune, the standard 8 points events, an Evolution School, a Starting Line event, and other dual events with other regions and clubs. Stay tuned starting next year…

Kent Weaver