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.
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.
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.
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
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.