Road Race Report

SAVE THE DATE – for our event, August 2, 3 and 4. Whether you tour, race or volunteer to work, we put on a good show. All are welcome to attend our planning meetings. They are the second Tuesday of the month starting at 7 in our new home, Uno’s Pizzeria, 9246 Schulze Drive, West Chester, OH 45069.

This event is a double Regional/Division points race weekend, with a Track Event on Friday. The Track Event provides the opportunity to any licensed driver to drive their car on the Mid-Ohio track for several 25-minute sessions with coaching from a qualified racer for novices. We are planning an enduro for Saturday (open to ANY vehicle meeting safety requirements) along with the standard SCCA Class competition on Saturday and Sunday.
Registration will open in May. Check cincyscca.com frequently for updates.

Christy Graham
Race Chair
roadrace@cincyscca.com or
crjgraham@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

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Put your car on the famous Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Any tire, any motor, any class, any suspension. There is a place for you.
As a state licensed driver, you can drive your street car, solo car, or a borrowed car in multiple 25-minute sessions on Friday with an instructor. This year we are adding a vintage group.
As a competition license holder in any race sanctioning organization, you can race your car in the new Sprint Bracket Road Racing group. This is the place for you if you don’t want to follow strict SCCA preparation guidelines, or even if you just want extra seat time. You will be grouped with cars of similar lap times so you will always have wheel to wheel competition opportunities. As long as your car meets minimum SCCA safety standards, you’re good to go.
Save the date for our event, August 2, 3 and 4. Whether you tour, race or volunteer to work, we put on a good show. All are welcome to attend our planning meetings. They are the second Tuesday of the month starting at 7 in our new home, Uno’s Pizzeria, 9246 Schulze Drive, West Chester, OH 45069.

Christy Graham
Race Chair
roadrace@cincyscca.com or
crjgraham@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Race Report

The schedule for the 2019 Great Lakes Division race program has been finalized. Regional/Divisional races will be as follows:

  • June 22-23 Grattan
  • July 13-14 Mid Ohio
  • July 20-21 GingerMan
  • August 2-4 Mid Ohio – CINCINNATI REGION
  • October 25-27 Mid Ohio

Majors races in Great Lakes Division are as follows:

  • May 18-19 GingerMan
  • May 31-June 1 Mid Ohio – Super Tour
  • August 9-10 Grattan

Consider attending one or more of these events to support the racers and have a great time doing it. If you have any questions about volunteer positions, let me know and I’ll hook you up. I go to all of these events.
Most importantly, please come support Cincinnati Region by participating in the PDX (Track Event) and putting your car on the Mid Ohio track on Friday, August 2. Then stay to work for the weekend and receive a rebate on your PDX entry fee. There are big jobs and less demanding jobs – every single one is important to a successful event.

Race Committee meetings are open to anyone with suggestions, or those who would just like to learn more about the road racing program. We meet at 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month. We have moved our February meeting to Uno’s off Mulhauser Road in West Chester. Let me know if you would like to attend.

Christy Graham

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Race Committee meetings will continue throughout the year on the Second Tuesday of each month. The next one is November 13th, 7 PM, at Rick’s Tavern. 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014. Please come, have dinner if you want and hash out some ideas for next year.

We had a successful event in 2018 and hope to make it even better in 2019. It takes many hands to make light work of a large event. Please help out.

Christy Graham
Race Chair
roadrace@cincyscca.com or
crjgraham@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Road Race Report

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.

Christy Graham
Race Chair
roadrace@cincyscca.com or
crjgraham@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

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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.

Christy Graham
Race Chair
crjgraham@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Road Racing / Track Events Tech Day

2018 Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular Vehicle Tech Day is coming soon!

This is a chance for you to have your car checked out before the IT Spectacular weekend at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. Our tech inspector will help you to see if your car meets all requirements to drive on track for the Mid Ohio Events.

Location: Performance Alignment (11359 Mosteller Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241)
Date/Time: July 14th 12:00 – 14:00