Rallycross Note

The 2017 season is complete and the Cincinnati Cup winners will be announced soon.

A big thanks to all who participated this year and we are all looking forward to an even
Bigger and better 2018 season.

Merry Christmas to all!

Scott
Cincy region RallyCross Chair

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Rally Report: The Day of the Dusty Cats…

OVR RallyCross Point Event #5, Aug. 26, 2017

A Couple of batches of new kittens welcomed the excitement of 50 competitors during August RallyCross at Bitzer’s Farm.

In stock all-wheel drive:
1st Place winner Jermiah Johnson opened up a 9 second lead over John Voegeli followed by duane Simons, Michal Hareson, Michael Hensley and Michael Holland.

In stock front: (race of the day)
1st place winner Andy Buehler bested Jeff McGee by 2.17 seconds followed by Brian lynch only .343 of a second behind him.

In Stock Rear:
1st Place winner Nathan Roberts finished convincingly 34 seconds ahead of Ryan street and tyler baumet.

In prepared all-wheel drive:
1st Place winner Zb Lorenc overcame the charges of Orion Fairman, Kyle Krietzer and Kirk Davis.

In prepared front:
Winner Pete Remner outran the Dodges of Mathew McGee and Alex Ashbaugh followed by Sidney Scott, Logan Waller, Mike Buehler and Donna England.

In Prepared rear:
1st Place went to Tavis Spencer over Mike Cessna, Chase Heikkila and Luke Seckman.

In Modified all-wheel drive:
1st place with the fastest course time of the day went to Lothrop Withington IV followed by Jeremie Snyder, Joshua Zortman, Richard Hopple, Jacob Sanor, Trevor Taylor and Zachary Sanor.

In Modified Front Wheel Drive:
Winner Matthew Taylor overcame John E England, Tim Spellman, Lori Rensing and William Ehrman.

In Modified rear wheel drive:
Winner Evan Arthur bested john w England by .763 of a second followed by Ryan Miles, Tact Takagi, Alex Aeschbury and Zach Harris.

In Exhibition Class:
1st place honors went to Daniel Shea followed by Jesse Young, Ben Andrews, Josh Sharp and Tyler Moser.

A Big Thank You To Reghan, Amy and Steve for Keeping everyone watered and fed. And the good folks from OVR for hosting another great Event. Also WOR and Cincy regions for their continued support!

Our next event will be pe #6 on Sept 16 with a night of camping and fun and followed on Sunday Sept 17 with a makeup event for PE #1….

Look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

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Rally Report: No Rain!!!

33 entrants braved the threat of, you guessed it, rain for OVR points event #4 at Bitzer’ s Farm… however after a very early morning shower the rest of the day was perfect RallyCrossing. The course was more technical for the 5 morning runs and faster after the lunch break. Each entrant completed 10 runs for the day and with 9 classes being represented!


-Photo Courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

Modified Rear hosted the battle of the day with John W England in his Miata holding off The Ryan Miles Porsche by 2.6 seconds. John E England and Daniel Shea battled for 3rd and 4th with a 2.344 gap. Scott Bitzer and Andy Storck finished up the field in the Team Gerbil BMW.

Modified Front Saw Wiliiam Ehrman in his neon glh besting Matthew Taylor.

Modified All was led by Lathrop Withington IV (the overall fastest car of the day) in his Subaru STI over Jeremie Snyder, Joshua Zortman, Jacob Sanor and Chris Nash.

Prepared Front Was won by Neohio’s own Pete Remner sporting his Volvo for the weekend, followed by Mathew McGee, Alex Ashbaugh and Logan Waller.

Prepared All was won by a very lonely Orion Fairman in his schwarz Zastava Onpressa 2.5t…

Stock Rear was dominated by the team watermelon entries of Tavis Spencer and Takuto Takagi followed by Tyler Moser, Nathaniel Rosso and Tyler Baumet.

Stock Front saw Caleb Schuiling besting Andy Kihm, Eric Schmidt and Brian Lynch.

Stock All winner John Voegeli overcame the charges of Duane Simons and Michael Holland.

Exhibition class was Won by Sidney Scott with and overall time of 321.569 besting the Team Watermelon Miata of Nathan Roberts and Ryan Street.

It was a wonderful event hosted by the crew at OVR… Special thanks to Jeremie Snider for all his dedication and hard work!

The next event is Saturday, August 26, 2017 OVR PE5 at Bitzer’s Farm, Greenfield OH 45123

RallyCross rules can be found at: https://www.scca.com/pages/rallycross-cars-and-rules

Local RallyCross Events can be found here: http://cincyscca.com/rally-cross/2017-schedule-and-results/

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24 June 2017- Attack of the newcomers!

OVR RallyCross Points Event #3

First and foremost We’d like to say Thank You and extend a warm welcome to all the new faces that came out for these first few events! As everyone has noticed the weather is always a big question mark and sometimes it doesn’t always work out. Saturday it did!!

Heavy rains the evening before opened the field with less than ideal conditions, however the weather was perfect all day and sections were brewing up dust by the end of competition. All 9 classes were represented and 33 entrants made 10 passes over the course.

In Stock All: Duane Simons stood on top of the podium followed by Brian Lynch and Max Lipson.

Stock Front: Ty Upton , Jeff McGee and Tom Giordano rounded the top 3 followed by Tavis Spencer and Konstantin Volkov

Stock Rear became the all Tyler class with Tyler Moser in his 300zx in first followed by Tyler Baumet in his Z28.

Prepared All was the battle of the WRX’s with Mathew McGee besting the efforts of Jerry Stem.

Prepared Front was the Lonely Alex Ashbaugh leading the charge!

Prepared Rear honors were won by Michael Cessna over Jeremy Emerson

Modified All was home to fastest lap of the day laid down by Lathrop Withington IV, hotly followed by Joshua Zortman, Jeremy Snyder, Jacob Sanor and Richard Hopple

Modified Front saw the battle of the day with William Ehrman eeking out just a .754 victory over Tim Spellman followed by Matthew Taylor, Will Kuhnes, Nathan
Roberts and Ryan Street

Modified rear saw John W England covering the rest of the field with mud followed by Evan Arthur, Scott Bitzer , John E England , Lawrence Malloy and Dick Hammer

Exhibitionist Class was a party of one with Sidney Scott

Please Come out to our next event Saturday July 22, 2017!
Please Join the Facebook pages for WOR RallyCross and OVR RallyCross and CincyScca to keep up with the latest info!

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RallyCross Report: NOT DUSTY!

RallyCross PE#2. May 27th, Bitzer’s Farm

A wonderful rally cross with great weather all day! light rain the night before kept the dust down and the speeds continued to climb throughout the 12 runs made by each of the 24 participants!

Taking top spot in Stock All was Duane Simons followed by newcomer Michael Holland.

First place honors in Stock Front were captured by another newcomer Konstantin Volkov in his 1995 Mazda Protégé.

Kyle Kreitzer finished 1st in Prepared All followed by Kirk Davis and Chad Evans.

Newcomer Will Kuhnes benefited from the skillful navigation of Angie Kuhnes and took 1st in Prepared Front followed closely by Alex Ashbaugh in second.

Mod All saw Chris Smith in his Skeletor Subaru at the top of the pile with Joshua Zortman, Jeremie Snyder, Richard Hopple and Nathaniel Rapien tucked neatly beneath him.

Adam Brock fresh off his first stage rally the previous weekend brought home 1st in Mod Front.

The 9 car deep Mod Rear field was bested by current national champion John W England and followed by Pete Remner, Evan Arthur, John E. England, Scott Bitzer, John Hall, Phillip Bruffey, John Atkisson and Trevor Taylor.

A big Thank You to all the came out to watch and participate. Our next event is Saturday June 24th.

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RallyCross Report: AWASH! Thor’s Hammer strikes!

RallyCross PE#1, April 29th, Bitzer’s Farm

48 pre-entrants were signed up in all 9 available classes before online registration closed on Thursday night prior to the event!
Rain had been forecast for the 3 days previous but had eluded the event site. The decision was made to proceed as scheduled for Saturday’s competition!

Over 75 friends, neighbors and competitive rally type people converged on-site for Saturdays event. Cars were inspected, helmets checked and as the day of racing began the heavens opened up producing lighting, wind, hail and copious amounts of high humidity in liquid form, sadly forcing us to reschedule the event to a later date!

RallyCross Chair
Scott Bitzer

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Registration Open for Barney Powers Memorial Road Rally

Cincinnati Region SCCA Presents

Barney Powers Memorial Road Rally II
Coast to Coast and Dam to Dam in Clermont County
April 22, 2017

Come join the fun that will have any car enthusiast or intrepid rally adventurer salivating.


We are participating in the Spring Classic Driving Tour in Clermont County, along with almost 20 car and motorcycle clubs and organizations. You can visit the website for this event at 2017 Spring Classic Driving Tour.

This is a charitable event and a portion of your entry fee will be donated to the American Lung Association and ALS. Additional donations are greatly appreciated as well.

The site will open at 7:30 AM, so come early to wander around the parking lot, show off your automobile, and get an up close look at other participants’ “babies”.

SCCA will be conducting a rally as opposed to a drive, so you will receive a set of instructions and questions to answer along the way, and we will crown our winner at the endpoint party. Points will also be awarded for a series championship. An additional award will be presented to the Rally Masters’ Choice for the most unusual car entered.

Due to the nature of this event, an exact departure time can’t be specified, but should be between 10 and 10:30. There will be a brief safety and general instruction meeting approximately 15 minutes prior to departure. The length of the rally is 3 ½ – 4 hours, depending on the length of your stops, driving speeds and frequency of turn-arounds to find answers.

Please register on-line at Barney-Powers-Memorial-Road-Rally-II on MotorSportReg.com

Printable Registration/Entry Form (Online Registration above is preferred)

2017 Cincinnati Region Road Rally Championship Series Rules

Barney Powers Memorial Road Rally II General Instructions

Finally, Feel free to share this flyer with anyone who maybe interested in our RoadRally Event!
Barney Powers Memorial Road Rally II Event Flyer

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RallyCross News

The 2017 RallyCross season is about begin with our sean opener on Saturday, April 29th!
In conjuction with Western Ohio Region and Ohio Valley Region SCCA, We have 7 events currently scheduled and may add more events as the season unfolds.
Cincinati region members will be competing for our own Cincy region cup, you must attend four of the seven events to be eligible!
Also winning 5 events in your class at Bitzer RallyCross you’ll be an “ace” and be awarded the coveted
“Charles Eugene Jules Marie Nungesser Ace Award” and served with an appropiate French Libation!
Hope to see you at the events! If you have any questions about how to begin your journey into RallyCross please contact me at ssbitzer@gmail.com or join the facebook groups at
WOR RallyCross on Facebook
OVR RallyCross on Facebook
Thank You! See you at the races!

Scott

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