Re-Port – Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year Cincinnati SCCA members and friends! It’s time to turn the page on 2021 and welcome 2022 with open arms! This will be a shorter Cinchronizer than normal due to winter but I do have 3 quick reminders to touch on.
First, our next Cincinnati SCCA Board/Membership will be on Tuesday January 18th at 7pm at the Shooter’s in Liberty Township. Please check our Facebook page and cincyscca.com site for address and details.
Second, the 2022 SCCA National Convention will be a virtual event again this year. The online event is January 21st thru 29th and is TOTALLY FREE! All you need to do is register online and more info can be found by clicking this link 2022 Convention Session Schedule Released .
Finally, registration is OPEN for our Cincinnati SCCA Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday February 5th, 2022 at the Receptions in Fairfield. All details and registration info can be found by clicking this link https://cincyscca.motorsportreg.com/
 
Please take care of yourselves and each other as the latest wave of the pandemic is crawling across the country. Please have a safe and Happy New Year Celebration and we’ll see everyone real soon! 
 
Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region SCCA, R.E.

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Hello Cincinnati SCCA members & friends! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” As the weather has turned much colder it’s SCCA time to review the previous year and prepare for the next! So I’ll start with a little review, The Beatles: Get Back is MIND-BLOWING, now streaming on Disney+. πŸ™‚

Now for some Cincy SCCA review…
Our new 2022 Cincinnati Board of Directors were elected at our meeting last month on November 16th by an unanimous vote. The complete board and our returning Board Members At Large are listed below. Thank you to the members that came out to the meeting, it was great to meet some more faces of our 574 member Cincinnati Region! The following are your 2022 Cincinnati SCCA Board of Directors:

  • Region Executive – Tony Brown
  • Assistant Region Executive – Gordon Benson
  • Treasurer – Christy Graham
  • Secretary – Halie Sewell
  • Board Member At Large (2 year term 2022-23, 3 elected)
    • Jack Burns
    • Jim Clark
    • Tom Thomlinson
  • Board Member At Large (2 year term 2021-22, 3 elected)
    • Jeff Loewe
    • Takuto Takagi
    • Brian Walker

As a reminder we have no Membership meeting in December but pick up right where we left off with our next Membership/Board meeting on January 18th at 7pm at the Shooter’s Sports Grill at 4981 Winners Circle, Liberty Township, OH 45011. We hope to see even more members at our next meeting!
Finally, another reminder our Awards Banquet is scheduled to return for 2022! After a year off due to Covid, we have secured the date of February 5th, 2022 at the Receptions in Fairfield. We look forward to seeing everyone and recognizing our members in person again! Information for registration to the banquet will be coming soon via email and posted on social media!
I want to wish everyone a safe, merry and happy holiday season. Please take care of yourselves and each other, we’ll see you in 2022!

Tony Brown – Cincinnati Region SCCA, Region Executive

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Hello Cincinnati SCCA members & friends! HAPPY FALL Y’ALL! As summer has now officially turned the corner into cooler temperatures, you will see some great announcements about our future activities from our event chairs in this Cinchronizer! And I have a few items of my own to review.

First, it’s election time! As always our October Membership/Board meeting was held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on October 19th at Shooter’s in West Chester. Our October meeting was the nomination meeting to come up with the ballot for the election of our new board for 2022 from those in attendance. The ballot for the 2022 Cincinnati SSCA Board are:

  • Region Executive – Tony Brown
  • Assistant Region Executive – Gordon Benson
  • Treasurer – Christy Graham
  • Secretary – TBD
  • Board Member At Large (2 year term 2022-23, 3 elected)
    • Jack Burns
    • Jim Clark
    • Tom Thomlinson

Our election meeting is at our next Membership/Board meeting on November 16th at 7pm at the Shooter’s Sports Grill at 4981 Winners Circle, Liberty Township, OH 45011. Even though there are no contested positions for next years board, we’d still like to see members at our next meeting to learn more about our club operations and possibly learn about a role they would like to fill in the future. And the wings are pretty good as well!

On a more somber note, earlier in October one of our long time members Tony Horning passed away. Tony was a dedicated 49-year member of Cincinnati SCCA and had a long storied membership with our club. He was active in many activities over the years and also served as Region Executive for our club. Personally I first met Tony almost 20 years ago when I first started volunteering up at our Mid-Ohio events in Driver Information at the base of the tower. He was a great teacher on those track operations I learned long ago. He was also awarded our clubs prestigious Joel Williams Award for 2004. He will be missed by many of our SCCA friends. Rest In Peace and Godspeed Tony.

Finally, our Awards Banquet is scheduled to return for 2022! After a year off due to Covid, we have secured the date of February 5th, 2022 at the Receptions in Fairfield. We look forward to seeing everyone and recognizing our members in person again! In the meantime, our last Member/Board meeting (and Election Day) is coming up on November 16th, hope to see you there!

Tony Brown – Cincinnati Region SCCA, Region Executive

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What an incredible summer of events we have had so far this year with Solo, Rally and our annual Race & Track Event weekend at Mid-Ohio! Support with entries for all of our opportunities to have fun with cars in our region has been fantastic! A big shout out to our members that chair and organize these activities and their committees that make the events rock. Have you been enjoying these activities and thought “what makes these events tick?” or “can I get involved in making these events better?” and the resounding answer is “YES!”  you can get involved and we are always actively looking for people to learn the “tricks of the trade”! Cincinnati Region has a long history of putting on great events and to continue our mission for the best quality events in the SCCA, WE NEED YOU! Please feel free to talk to one of our event chairs, committee members or myself anytime to set up a time to talk in more depth about our activities and how you can participate on another level!
 
September also takes the competition to the top of the national level with the Solo Nationals out in Lincoln, Nebraska (9/-10) and the National Championship Runoffs this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (9/25-10/3). We have many Cincinnati members that have qualified and will be heading out to these events later this month! SAFE TRAVELS and GOOD LUCK to everyone going. If you can’t be there in person to watch, the next best thing is to watch online! Make sure to check out SCCA.COM for schedule updates and to view the events online.
 
Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend and we’ll see you soon!
 
Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region SCCA, R.E. 

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Hello Cincinnati Region SCCA Members and friends of the Region,

Spring is in the air and our event schedule is getting packed! With the most updated events calendar showing much more promise than it did a year ago as we were dealing with the “new realities” of our coronavirus lives. Updates are in this newsletter on the events we’ve already completed in 2021 with our Solo & Rally programs. And our upcoming calendar can be found at http://cincyscca.com/ and events that have registration open can be found at https://cincyscca.motorsportreg.com/.

It is with extreme sadness in my heart to inform you of the passing of one of our great members, Dennis Barnes. Dennis was a Cincinnati SCCA member over the last 25+ years. Dennis touched many people over the years and was a friendly competitor, resource, talent, volunteer and mentor to so many people. For many, many years Dennis was a licensed Safety Steward and supported our Solo & Track events. Personally, over the years with his Fiero’s and Miata’s, I’ll remember the caravans to solo events out of town, working together on the trailer(s), figuring out how to scrape seconds of time off of an old miata πŸ™‚ Riding shotgun in his crazy modified tow vehicle, Dennis was never afraid of an aftermarket part that could help get better performance out of his truck πŸ™‚ Lot’s of memories and fortunate to have them. Dennis will be missed dearly by our Cincinnati SCCA family. Final checkers are in your honor Dennis, we’ll miss you.

With that I hope everyone is as eager as I am to get outside and enjoy the fellowship of our brother/sister car enthusiasts as soon as you are ready to come on out. Take care and see you soon!

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region SCCA, R.E.

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Hello Cincinnati Region SCCA Members & Friends! It’s wintertime and most of us have cold tires and engines yearning to get moving. But we have had some members recently venture south with some great success! Rob & Doris Bax spent some quality time in Florida as Rob championed his B-Spec Mini Cooper at SCCA Majors Events. With 2 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway he took away 1st & 3rd place trophies including winning a pole and a new track record! The following weekend at Sebring International Raceway brought a pair of highly contested 4th place finishes. If you had a chance to watch and listen to the broadcast on scca.com it was some exciting racing. Congrats Rob!

Also new this month you will find an article from our new Area 4 National Board of Director Dayle Frame! Dayle has offered to periodically update the regions in Great Lakes Division as to what is happening on the national level with his new responsibilities. We should look forward to this great new line of communication from our National Board representative.

The covid pandemic has recently reached some of our very dear members and friends. I want to extend well wishes to those on behalf of their friends here in Cincinnati Region and hope for a strong recovery. Spring will be here before we know it and I look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Stay safe and healthy,

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region SCCA, R.E.

RE-Port: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Cincinnati Region SCCA!

As we begin to see the light of 2021, we can reflect with a heavy sigh of somber reflection and the sobering reality of the year that was 2020. All of our lives have dramatically changed from what our hope and expectations were a year ago at this time. Our SCCA region was able to pull together and utilize the resourcefulness of our membership to still host Solo’s, Rally’s and a Road Race event with every obstacle imaginable to surpass. I’m very proud of our volunteers that stepped up into roles to make these events successful! The pandemic is not over and may not be for awhile, but we now have a road map to host responsible events and look forward to a fantastic 2021!
I hope everyone has a safe start to the new year and we look forward to announcing our 2021 Season very soon.
Happy New Year,

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region SCCA – R.E.