It’s over for this year, and we can collectively breathe a big sigh of relief. And we dig in for next year. As a veteran race worker, but a novice Race Chair, I learned a ton of things that will make things run more smoothly next year. But all-in-all, things ran smoothly, and the few fires were extinguished quickly, with a little help from my friends and terrific workers who adapted well to things out of our control. We got good marks from the stewards and in the Observer’s Report. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you a thing about what happened on track. I can definitely report that were a lot of smiles on the faces of the PDX participants.
A very very BIG thank you to those members of the race committee who regularly attended meetings and made suggestions, to those who made significant financial contributions, and also to those who pitched in at the track to make this event a success. In no particular order, thanks go out to Tony Brown, Bill Niemeyer, Jim Clark, Gordon Benson, Tom Tomlinson, Brian Walker, Brian Rush, EB Lunken, Jim Knepper, Takagi Takuto, and Colleen Cabe. There are countless other people who helped out in various ways with both the race and PDX, and I am probably forgetting to single out many of them. It takes a lot of help to put on an event……and we need more people to make lighter work next year,
Race Committee meetings will continue throughout the year on the second Tuesday of each month. The next one is September 11th, 7 PM, at Rick’s Tavern. 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014. Please come, have dinner if you want, review the race and hash out some ideas for next year.
Thank you for attending 2018 Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular and our Track Events.
We now have have the race results available.
2018-08-04 Saturday Results
2018-08-05 Sunday Results
Our Club Sponsor / Official Photographer Jeff Loewe has taken great photography during the events.
Jeff Loewe Photography @ jlofot.net
Hope we all enjoyed the amazing weekend!
CLUB RACERS – If you are reading this… finish fast and get packing for the Todd Cholmondeley IT-Spec*tacular Double Regional Road Race Saturday & Sunday August 4th and 5th at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. In fact NON CLUB RACERS, come on Thursday night or early Friday morning and bring your solo or street car and put it on the track Friday, August 3rd , with a qualified instructor, and learn the ropes of running on a road course with competitors around you. On-line registration has been closed for several days now, but you can still come and register at the track. Stay for Saturday or the whole weekend and get a taste of track life. Earn a rebate off your entry fee for volunteering to work a specialty and support the race.
Jello Shots are made – an abundance of them. Many many thanks to Brian Walker and Jim Knepper who poured, capped, marked and stacked the 900+ cups while I mixed the “happy juice” in the kitchen. We need a lot of people to show up, race, work and party with us so you can enjoy the fruits of our labor. There will be live entertainment at the Saturday worker party in the LEC campground. Drivers & crew are invited to come and socialize with the workers and each other and suck up a few delicious shots.
It’s almost here! Next month we go to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Bring your racecar, bring your street car, or bring your solo car and get out on the track. Or just bring yourself, and a friend if you want, and get involved with helping the event run smoothly. There are many ways to get involved. The daytime activities are the big draw, but the Saturday night party is worth the drive all by itself. LEC hosts a worker party with food on the grill and all the fixin’s and there will be live entertainment as well as a drawing for worker gifts. Drivers are encouraged to stop by and socialize with the workers they depend on to staff the jobs and make racing possible for them.
Registration is OPEN. Go to cincyscca.motorsportreg.com to see all the events Cincinnati Region currently has set up to offer you, and click on the link for the race to register. Register for another activity while you’re at it. Email or call if you have questions, comments or want to chat about it.
There’s still time to get in on the fine details of the event. The last Race Committee meeting is Tuesday, July 10th, 7 PM, at Rick’s Tavern. 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014.
Thanks to all who responded to the survey. The comments were enlightening, and we are trying to incorporate the wishes of the drivers and volunteers into our already successful event.
Plan continue to progress for the Todd Cholmondeley IT-Spec*tacular Double Regional Road Race Saturday & Sunday August 4th and 5th at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. Our event is a fan favorite and we are known for offering a good time for all who attend. Plans are still in the works but you can expect the usual good racing and good food along with the deluxe JELLO SHOTS, renowned across the whole of Great Lakes Division.
Not a racer? Bring your street car (or solo car) and sign up for the Track Event on Friday August 3rd (formerly PDX). You will get several sessions of track time with a competition driver as a coach. Stay for Saturday or the whole weekend and get a taste of race life. Earn a rebate off your entry fee for volunteering to work a specialty and support the race.
Want to get across the fence and watch the racing up close and personal? – Flagging & Communication
Want to get touchy feely with the cars and talk to the drivers before their session? – Grid
Want to get into the technical workings of the cars? – Scrutineer
Want to help score the cars on the track (and stay out of the weather)? – Timing & Scoring
Lots of help is needed to make a weekend go off smoothly. Let me know what you think you want to do and I’ll find a place (and a contact/mentor) for you. Or just let me know you want to be involved and you can choose from a wide array of duties that need to be covered.
Registration is currently open and filling up fast for our Race/PDX (track day) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4-6 2017. So don’t miss out on our most fun weekend of the year.
Register at: MotorsportsReg.com
This will be the 11th edition of the IT/ SPEC*tacular format that was developed by Todd Cholmondeley many years ago. This year we have decided to dedicate this race weekend to Todd in his memory. Todd was our Race Chairman and close friend to many in the racing community and a true inspiration to everyone he came into contact with. We hope to honor him and his family by continuing his legacy of great racing and a family like atmosphere at the track. We miss you Todd!
The Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Steam Corners Road, Lexington, OH 44904
August 4, 2017- Friday PERFORMANCE DRIVING EXPERIENCE (PDX)
The Cincinnati Region SCCA is Happy to again offer an SCCA sanctioned track day in conjunction with the Todd Cholmondeley IT/Spec*tacular weekend. The event is an opportunity for those without any competition license to experience driving the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in their own vehicle. Classroom sessions will give you the fundamentals, which will be augmented with on-track sessions for more detail instruction. Experience instructors will ride along and give you real-time instruction and feedback. The PDX is $230 for SCCA members and will include an Event T Shirt. Stay for the weekend and help with the races and get a $50 rebate from us.
August 5-6 2017- Saturday, Sunday – Todd Cholmondeley IT/Spec*tacular Club Race
This is the 11th year for this Double Regional and we have a lot of excitement for you. Saturday starts with a 20-minute qualifying session for each of the seven groups. We operate on a “no schedule” schedule starting at 8:00AM and rotate through each group with a short clean-up period between each session. Listen to the PA announcements for your group. Starting positions for the Saturday Qualifying session will based on entry time & date. Saturday afternoon races (Race 1): Grid positions shall be determined by best lap time posted by each participant in the 20-minute qualifying sessions on Saturday morning. The qualifying will be followed with our first race of the weekend for each group. Race 1 will be a 14 lap race with Grid positions determined by the morning qualifying times.
Join us for a celebration in the worker campground Saturday night with live music and our famous/ infamous Jello Treats. Then stick around for all the excitement of our Sunday Race Groups.
Sunday’s Races will continue with the same format as Saturday and crown a weekend trophy winner.
We will also be having our ALS Silent Auction all weekend in garage #1 where you can bid on racing related items.
We hope that your racing team/family can join us for this wonderful weekend.