Race Report

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.

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

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Race Report

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.

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

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Race Report – April 2018

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

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2017 Todd Cholmondeley IT/Spec*tacular/PDX

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!
Event Location
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.

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Help us to interest new drivers in track events!

Bill Niemeyer is looking for qualified instructors for our PDX at Mid Ohio on Friday August 4th. Please contact Bill at nemeyer65@hotmail.com if you are available to assist. By instructing you can drive your car in the Instructor Group for only $50, instructors not driving pay nothing! Goal is to have enough instructors that each has only one student. Big FUN, more track time and you are helping to assure the future of our programs.

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Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular and PDX Tech day

Mark your calendar! We will have Tech day for the Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular and PDX on July 8th at Performance Alignment (NEW Location!) from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

If you are planning to attend our PDX/Race weekend on August 4th-6th, this is a great way to get a head start.

Also next race committee meeting is scheduled for July 11th 7:00PM at Rick’s Tavern in Fairfield

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2017 Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular and PDX

Registration is Now OPEN!

Click Here to register at MotorsportReg.com

Cincinnati Region’s Main Club Racing Event, 11th IT/SPEC*tacular is dedicated to Todd Cholmondeley.

PDX is open to both SCCA members and Non-members.
Open to ALL SCCA GCR and Great Lakes Division race classes
Last Divisional Qualifier for 2017 Run-Off Eligibility

Location:
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Google Map

Date:
PDX on Friday, August 4
Club Racing on Saturday & Sunday, August 5 – 6

Registration (and more information about PDX and Race weekend):
Online Registration at MotorsportReg.com

Downloadable Registration and Supplemental Documents
– PDX –
2017 PDX Supplement
2017 PDX Technical Inspection Form
2017 PDX Entry Form

– Race –
2017 Race Supplemental Regulations
2017 Race Entry Form

– Other forms –
2017 Refund Request Form
2017 Track & Participant Minor Waiver Form SCCA Aug
SCCA_Minor_Notary_1068_09_15
Affidavit_of_Sole_Custody

If you have any questions, please contact our Race Chairman Brian Walker

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Road Rally Report – April, 2017

The first rally of the year is in the books. It was a very brisk and breezy morning on the 22nd, but the torrential rains that had been forecast never materialized and it turned out to be a very pleasant day for the nine teams to drive the hills and twists of Clermont County. Our rally masters, EB Lunken and Dick Krehbiel, put together a great course with a good mix of roads, allowing for the occasional stop to search for an answer, ample opportunities for restroom facilities, and “brisk” paced country roads. They did their usual creative job of sprinkling in questions that made you first scratch your head and frown, then say “aha!” Of course, there was the inevitable controversy – is that a rooster or a hen, an eagle or an owl? There were multiple places to buy farm fresh eggs, but as anyone who ran the early rallies will understand, NO egg signs were included anywhere in the instructions.


–Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

Everyone completed the course with no complaints of getting lost; we do try to not confuse you….too much. We welcomed newcomers Gary & Brigitte Spicer and Matt & Harry Evans, who had very respectible scores for beginners at 2 and 7 ½ points, respectively. Returning from last year were Terry & Denise Challenger who finished in first position with zero deductions. Congratulations to them! Finishing second were Gordon & Teresa Benson with ½ point deduction. Gordon & Teresa put together our October rally last year and we look forward to their rally this year as well. Scott & Reghan Bitzer (and their passengers) and Brad Phelps & Gary Reckelhoff tied for third with 1 ½ points. Rounding out the field were the Spicers, Mike McKay and yours truly, the Evans team, Brian Walker & Dakota Roeder, and Tim Silver & Sue Malcome. Tim was also awarded the Rally Masters’ Choice Award for the most unusual car. I must say, Mike was at a significant disadvantage having me as his driver. In the interest of fairness, since I had safety checked the course and knew most of the answers to the questions, he was solely responsible for interpreting the route instructions and finding all the answers. But we had a very enjoyable drive.

The next rally is June 17th – Rabbit Hash Revisited. The Rally Master for this event is Lee Grimes, who doesn’t even have to get out of bed to lay out a route on the Boone County roads he is so familiar with. And it will be another winner-no double about it. Now that the general store is rebuilt we will pass by it again this year – the opposite direction. If you didn’t join us for this event last year, you missed a good drive and fun after-party. Put it on your calendar for this year. Visit the rally section of the website for a full schedule and additional information. Registration will be opening soon for Rabbit Hash on MotorsportReg (search rally). There are still opportunities to take on the Rally Master role for this year. Drop a line to cincysccarally@yahoo.com if you’re interested.

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