RoadRally Report

The July event, Kentucky Ramble, saw several novice teams join our ranks. So many that we were able to offer Novice and Experienced classes. It was a great drive thru scenic Kentucky brought to us by Lee Grimes. Many thanks to him for getting this together while enduring a grueling work schedule and related travel. The results are listed below.

In our Experienced Class, the team of Gordon & Teresa Benson brought home yet another win. They are intent on defending their championship position from the 2017 season. Rounding out the Experienced Class were EB Lunken & Chris Cann in second, Steve & Makayla Munday in third, Jim Knepper & Doreen Fallon in fourth, and Tim Silver & Sue Malcolm in fifth. The Novice Class boasted a tie for first place between Walt & Brian Fischer and Todd & Jennifer Koerner. Finishing behind them was another tie of Anthony Bodnarik & Jennifer Vandergriff and Bruce & Marita Kreutzer. Rounding out the Novice Class were the teams of Barb & Dave Kise and John Holtzeiter & Robert Davis. Eleven teams in all, a very good showing for this popular event, and a narrow range of points earned.

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON FOR THE AUGUST 25th EVENT. What we have planned for this one is a totally different experience. The plan, still in the works at this point, is to provide you with a map and a list of Cincinnati Landmarks. You will set your own course, take pictures an the stops and return to the starting point with the lowest mileage. We will be starting and ending at Alms Park, where we will enjoy a picnic with those members not willing to adventure out with us. (Hint hint – don’t be afraid; come join us). Check us out on FaceBook for picnic updates. Visit cincyscca.motorsportreg.com for links to the registration sites for all the Cincinnati Region events. Remember, if you need to be paired up with a running partner, let us know and we’ll do our best.

For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.

The schedule as it now stands is as follows:

Date Rally Master
April 14 EB Lunken
May 26 Jim Knepper
June 16 Colleen Cabe
July 21 Lee Grimes
August 25 Jim Wiles
October 6 Gordon Benson
November 3 TBD

One more date is still available if you’d like to set up a rally. Assistance can be provided. We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

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Road Rally Report

The June event, The 222 Shuffle, brought out 8 teams to drive the beautiful roads of Clermont County. The results are listed below.

The teams of Jim Knepper & newcomer David Griggs along with Chris Ross & John Garrett finished with the fewest penalty points and tied for first place. Finishing just one point behind, in a three-way tie were Gordon & Teresa Benson, Steve & Jacob Munday, and Derek & Kate Hart. Tony & Dawn Brown, John & Donna Hart and Aaron & Micah Gastrich followed closely behind. This one was a real squeaker with no team missing more than two questions and the tie-breaker question making the difference.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE JULY 21st EVENT, “Kentucky Ramble”.
We will be starting from the Frisch’s in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Come join us. Lee Grimes always finds the best of the winding Kentucky roads! Drivers and Navigators sign up on-line. Visit cincyscca.motorsportreg.com for links to the registration pages for all the Cincinnati Region events. If you need to be paired up with a running partner, let us know and we’ll do our best. Our rallies always end at a location disclosed before you start your drive and is always a family friendly place with food and adult beverages available. Competition promises to be fierce for the 2018 Series Championship.

For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.

The schedule as it now stands is as follows:

Date Rally Master
April 14 EB Lunken
May 26 Jim Knepper
June 16 Colleen Cabe
July 21 Lee Grimes
August 25 Jim Wiles
October 6 Gordon Benson
November 3 TBD

 

One more date is still available if you’d like to set up a rally. Assistance can be provided. We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
roadrally@cincyscca.com OR
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

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Road Rally: It’s not too late – RALLY THIS SATURDAY!!!!

We will be launching our next in the series of 2018 rallies this Saturday from Quaker Steak & Lube in Milford. Access the schedule and registration link at MotorsportReg.com

Registration starts at 10 with the first car out at 11:15. You should be finished sometime between 2 and 3. Clermont County offers some great roads and there is a lot of variety in this drive.

If you don’t get registered by Friday night and want to compete with us (drop me an email if you please), come anyway and register on site. Bring a team who has not driven with us before and each earn a discount.

Hope to see you there!!

Christy Graham
Cincinnati Region SCCA
Rally Chair

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RoadRally Report

The May event is in the books and the rain held off just long enough for all the competitors to arrive at Applebee’s. The results are listed below. We welcomed two new competitors, rookies to both SCCA and the rally scene. Ty Bradley and Tanner Miller had a very respectable finish and a good time. We hope to see them back as regulars as well as at Rally Cross and Solo events.

Gordon & Teresa Benson led the pack, with Scott Bitzer and Steve Winegar were a close second. Jim Wiles paired up with Eric Blackmon to finish third. Our newbies finished fourth, with EB Lunken & Chuck Thompson bringing up the rear.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE JUNE 16TH EVENT, the 222 Shuffle. We will be starting from the Quaker Steak & Lube in Milford. Drivers and Navigators unite and sign up on MotorSportReg.com. Bring teams of your neighbors, friends or co-workers (who have not participated with us in the last two years) and you and each team you bring will receive a $5 discount off the registration fee. If you need to be paired up with a running partner, let us know and we’ll do our best. Our rallies always end at a location disclosed before you start your drive and is always a family friendly place with food and adult beverages available. Competition promises to be fierce for the 2018 Series Championship.

For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.

The schedule as it now stands is as follows:

Date Rally Master
April 14 EB Lunken
May 26 Jim Knepper
June 16 Colleen Cabe
July 21 Lee Grimes
August 25 Jim Wiles
October 6 Gordon Benson
November 3 TBD

 
One more date is still available if you’d like to set up a rally. Assistance can be provided. Contact me if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

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RoadRally: May’s Maze is coming up!

We’re all set to go on the May’s Maze rally this coming Saturday. Please join us.

Register here on MotorsportReg.com

Meet at Bob Evans in Middletown (for breakfast if you want). The safety meeting will be at 10:15 with the first car out around 10:30. End point is very close at Applebee’s.

This is a tulip rally with mileages provided. A trip odometer that measures to 10ths of a mile and can be easily reset will make your drive easier.

All the rally registration pages can be accessed at:
www.cincyscca.motorsportreg.com

Feel free to contact me with questions via email or 513-658-4677 (before 9:00 EDT).

Hope to see you there!

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Rally Report – April, 2018

It’s time! Spring is officially here, regardless of what the weather is doing. REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE APRIL 14TH EVENT. We have a record 7 rallies on the schedule this year, and we want to see a lot of competitors. Drivers and Navigators unite and sign up on MotorSportReg.com. Bring teams of your neighbors, friends or co-workers (who have not participated with us in the last two years) and you and each team you bring will receive a $5 discount off the registration fee. If you need to be paired up with a running partner, let us know and we’ll do our best. Our rallies always end at a location disclosed before you start your drive and is always a family friendly place with food and adult beverages available. Competition promises to be fierce for the 2018 Series Championship.
For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.
The schedule as it now stands is as follows:

Date/Rally Master
April 14/EB Lunken
May 26/Jim Knepper
June 16/Colleen Cabe
July 21
August 25
October 6/Gordon Benson
November 3

Some dates are still available if you’d like to set up a rally. Contact me if you have questions or want to lock in a date.
Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

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Road Rally Report – December 2017

And the 2017 series champions are…….. (drum roll)

Gordon & Teresa Benson. Finishing second were Gary & Brigitte Spicer, and in third were Scott & Reghan Bitzer. 63 participants took part in at least one of the six rallies, several of whom also set up courses. A couple safety stewards also pitched in even though they weren’t able to run on any of the event days (thanks Colleen Cabe and Jerry Cabe). It takes considerable effort to put on a rally and without the contributions of many individuals, we would not have a successful program.

Thanks to our 2017 Rally Masters (in alphabetical order):
Gordon Benson (& his better half, Teresa), Lee Grimes, Jim Knepper, Dick Krehbiel, EB Lunken, and Jim Wiles. Please come do it again in 2018.

If you’d like to be a part of the planning committee next year, become qualified as a Safety Steward, or lay out a course, chime in. Many hands make light work, and new ideas are always welcome.

I’ve already seen some of the routes in the works for next year. You won’t want to miss it. Come for the roads, stay for the people.

Christy Graham

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Arduous Autumn Airport Automobile Adventure

Final Road Rally for 2017 – This Saturday!
Come join us for the last rally of the year this Saturday, starting at Bob Evans off Winton Road just north off I-275. Come early for breakfast or be there before 10 to register. First car departs at 10:30. We will be ending at Lunken Airport, where we will have access to the Airport Museum, courtesy of EB Lunken.

Registration, General Instructions and entry options are available on Motorsportreg.com.

Come share this opportunity for a beautiful drive, check out the fall colors, socialize, and plan for next year’s adventures.

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Rally Report – October, 2017

– Rally Chair is in Indy for Runoffs, and her full Rally report will be posted soon. –

Indiana Rally (09/16/17) Result:
EB Lunken came in first with navigator Kris Cann. Congratulations!

Our next, and final rally for the 2017 season is on October 21st. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Website / Facebook post and email with details. Save the date!

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RoadRally: Indiana Cruise 09/16/2017

Indiana Cruise
September 16, 2017
General Instructions

Rally # 5 for 2017 kicks off this Saturday – registration at 9:15, participants’ meeting at 10:15, first car out at 10:30

This is a great drive thru Southern Indiana, rolling along the river, thru interesting little towns, up and down curvy country roads – something for everyone. No gravel, but a little rough in a very few places.

We start at the CVS on 50 in Lawrenceburg and end down the street at Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria. The course is a bit over 100 miles and should take a bit under 3 hours, not including any stops or backtracking.

Register online at this link Indiana Cruise or on site (Email cincysccarally@yahoo.com if you plan to come so we have enough instructions, please). General instructions are attached and available on the registration page.

Bring a friend or let me know if you need a partner and we’ll do our best to hook you up.

Rally Master – Gordon Benson (& Teresa)
Contact # for Rally day 513-207-9956
Rally Safety Steward/Registrar – Christy Graham 513-658-4677

Schedule
9:15 to 10:00 – Registration at CVS – 175 W Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
10:15 AM – Safety Meeting/Route Instructions distributed
10:30 AM – Start Rally
1:30 PM – Could arrive at endpoint
2:30 PM – Must be at endpoint – Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria – 1 E High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Cost for this event is $25 (a discount is available for members)
Register here on MotorSportReg.com

Rally 9-17 general instructions

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