Egad, it is almost the end of the year, just doesn’t seem right! In that
spirit however; Happy Belated Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!!! Just a
few thoughts to disrupt you from your Christmas shopping for your loved
ones…yes, not only your car(s) but your friends/family too. Just a few
things of note to wrap up the year.
2022 Solo Year End Trophies
Sory for the delay, working through issues with availability, but we are
close to finalizing the trophy options and will send them out to the trophy
winners via email shortly. Watch for a post on our fb page and your email.
Non-trophy winners area also able to order and pay for merchandise/trophy
items if desired.
Trophies will be presented at the Cincinnati Region SCCA Membership
Appreciation & Awards Banquet on Feb 4, 2023 http://cincyscca.com/wp-content/uploads/SoloResults/2022/cincy2022__points.htm
We have a tentative Cincinnati and surrounding area schedule in work and
posted to the website. IT IS VERY TENTATIVE. Events in red are strictily
guestimates. National level events are also listed. 2023 Great Lakes Division and Area AutoX Schedule
Nov Fun Events
Thanks to all who came out and played one last time the weekend of nov 5-6
for our two fun events. Had a great time car-whoring (trying others cars)
and having a fun, relaxed event. Looking forward to next year already!!!
The Registration for 2023 Solo Season is now open on MSR. Please read carefully below for our Permanent Number rules before you register.
Permanent Numbers are : – Intended for members who regularly compete in our event (At least half the events in past season) – First come first serve – Reset every championship season – We adhere to the SCCA Solo National Events Numbering policy:
— Only 1-99 are allowed for single driver cars
— 101-199 are for the second drivers of 2-drivers cars
— No leading zeros allowed (i.e. 7 is allowed, but 007 is not) – If you do not know your class, find your class first and then register (Please contact us with your classing questions)
* Registrations completed on/after March 1st has to be processed manually by the Event Registrar and it may take up to 1 week or longer .
* Cincinnati Region SCCA reserves rights to remove reserved permanent numbers at our discretion at any time during the season.
* Permanent number is reserved only for the events hosted by CincySCCA and will reset each season. (If the entrant does not register for the events 4 days prior to the event date, the reserved number will become available for any entrants for the event.)
Our Member Appreciation and Awards Banquet (formerly the Year-end Award Banquet) is scheduled on Feb. 4th 2023 at Receptions Fairfield. The championship trophies will be awarded here but all are welcome whether you’re getting a trophy or not. (More details and registration will be available on CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com soon), so please join us!
Though our championship points events are all done, we still have two more fun events, Sat and Sun this coming weekend. Registration will close tomorrow night (Thurs. Nov.3, @ 10:00PM), so please make sure to register!
Like normal, you are reading this report because Tact reminded me yesterday it was due by the end of the month, almost seems like a trend, doesn’t it… One would think, since I must submit a monthly status/accomplishments report for my employer, it would remind me to do one for here…nope, nope, nope. Shoulda, coulda, woulda… For example, it appears I failed to provide an Oct Solo Report, thought I did, but… Therefore, this one will be long(er), but that is good because you need something to help you fall sleep, right? Now, on to the report:
Fall Fun Events 1 & 2 – Nov 5 & 6
Now that it is Halloween today (I told you this was last minute…), it means it is sad to say, but we are basically at the end of our autocross season here in the “northern” states.Our last event is typically the first weekend of Nov and this year is certainly no different as our last events are the Fall Fun Events 1 & 2 on Nov 5 & 6.
These are meant as more relaxed events where you get to ride with other entrants to see how they are doing it, or drive another entrant’s cars, or try different things on yours in celebration of the end of the year.Heck, maybe you can use this to help you decide what you want to do for the upcoming year if you are still undecided.
o Sat, Nov 5 Fall Fun Event 1 will be run in a Test & Tune format (work one shift – typically an hour – free to run however much of the rest of the time you want.)
o Sun, Nov 6 Fall Event 2 format was planned to be a more standard event format with assigned heats, but that is highly dependent upon the number of entries. May very well also end up being T&T format. Again, still encouraging the maximum flexibility we can even if run as a normal event format.
Registrations are still pretty low, register now!!! (54 on Sat, 66 on Sun.) Weather forecasts are still pretty reasonable, Sat 76/60 Sunny, Sun 66/60 Scattered showers. Of course, who knows what the forecast will be as we get closer, two days ago both days were forecast to be nearly 70/50 and no precipitation.
2022 Year End Cincy SCCA Solo Championship Points & PAX Championship Points
There were many tight battles this past year and a number of classes came down to the last event for a number of trophy positions if not even the class championship. Not going to go into any real discussion here other than to say the results will be posted shortly (was pending any results challenges from PE8).
Please review your information to make sure we didn’t miss combining due to name or any other errors.
Year end trophies will be presented at the Cincy SCCA 2022 Banquet/Awards on Sat, Feb 4th (details to be announced in the future.)
If you earned a trophy, information will follow from Halie (Sewell) or me on trophy type selection.
I need to apologize since I didn’t report this last month, very sorry. We had eighteen (18) in our Cincy Region paddock group at Nationals this year. As always, I encourage everyone to travel to other events too, not only to other nearby regional events, but also to other divisional to national level events, and especially to the Solo National Championships. I started autocrossing in ’85, even went to divisional level events that year, but didn’t start going to National Tours or Pros until the early 90s and then to my first National Championships Event in ’94 in Salina, KS where I place 7th in CS with (if I remember right) over 60 other Miatas! Thankfully, I can say 2022 marked my 25th national championships event. There are many who have done more, even in our region, but it is still always a highlight of my year even though I didn’t trophy. Next year marks a big milestone for Nationals, definitely suggest you put it on your calendar! Now back to 2022, as always it was on the vast concrete of Lincoln Airpark, Lincoln NE. Lincoln welcomes us all and it huge, I think I figured out just the course areas (Nationals uses two courses) were 4X or 5X as all of our TW lot (paddock, grid, course). This ignores the practice course and paddock space for 1,200 entrants which dwarf all of TW. The two courses were in the low 50s (West Course) and low 70 sec (East Course) ranges. We all went, all had fun, got to hang out with friends from across the country, and have a great vacation! Where else do you get to go compete in a class of 40-60 or more drivers (this year DS had 60 entrants)?!? On a more personal note, thank you to Scott Bourne and Brent Cary for offering codrives for Ben and me after our Corvette broke two weeks before Nationals! Saw that scenario play out for others there too, like Jacob Glover did for Bob Armstrong and Michael DiGorgio! Congrats to one and all, but especially those who were able to bring home a trophy!!! Here is how we fared:
SCCA TireRack Solo National Championships – Sep 5-9
’20 C8 Corvette
’20 C8 Corvette
’08 Chev Z06 Corvette
Brent Cary (Indy)
’08 Chev Z06 Corvette
Will Teller (Blue Ridge)
’19 Mazda Miata
Will King (Blue Ridge)
’19 Mazda Miata
10 (1 out)
’02 Mazda Miata
’02 Mazda Miata
’17 BMW M2
’92 Mazda Miata
’05 Saab 9-2X Aero
’06 Subaru STi
’13 Scion FRS
’13 Scion FRS
’72 Porsche 914S
’07 Chev Corvette
’18 Ford Mustang
’07 Chev Corvette
Tim Sholar (DET)
’15 Tony Kart
7 (1 out)
SCCA ProSolo Finale – Sep 2-4
Will Teller (Blue Ridge)
’19 Mazda Miata
Will King (Blue Ridge)
’19 Mazda Miata
’13 Scion FRS
’20 C8 Corvette
’06 Subaru STi
’22 Subaru BRZ
’02 Mazda Miata
’20 C8 Corvette
Great Lakes Solo Series (GLSS) Points Event 9 – Sep 17
88 entrants got 6 runs and were done and off site by 3:00 to go relax with friends and explore the area for those from out of town. This was the first day of two for our charity event benefitting Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. For overall PAX and RAW Times, Rob Clark in his C8 Corvette held off Danny Popp in his C7 Corvette for Top Raw time by 0.579 secs and Krzysztof Zielinski in his ’18 Mustang by 0.720 secs for Top PAX time. Closest battle was in our Novice Street class where Tim Hammer in his ’17 VW Golf topped Ryan Dodds in his ’17 Focus ST by 0.047 secs (index) and 0.059 raw. Next closest was in Street Open where Scott Bourne in his ’02 Miata edged out Jason Norton in his ’22 BMW M4 by 0.164 secs. Third closest was Danny Popp in his C7 Corvette holding off Bill Hughes in his C5 Z06 Corvette by 0.241 secs.
GLSS PE 10 & Cincy Points Event 6
175 entrants got 5 runs on a fun course for the second day of the charity event again benefitting Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. Happy to report we were able to raise $4000 for their service to the community! Rob Clark in his C8 Corvette held off Christian Moist in his Birkin 7 for Top RAW by 0.459 secs and Chris Rudy in his Honda Civic Si for top PAX by 0.864 secs. Tight competitions were the name of the day with five classes being decided by less than 0.1 secs! STS had the closest class competition where Brian Mason (in Ray Jason’s ’89 Honda Civic) edged out Austin Hampton in his ’92 Miata by 0.014 secs. Not to be outdone, E Street had the next closest competition where Tom Deutsch in his ’92 Miata held off Linda Smiley in her ’99 Miata by a mere 0.039 secs. SSM was another dog fight with Joel Spitsnaugle in his ’05 Lotus Elise taking the win on his last run by 0.050 secs over Ashley Ervin in his ’91 Miata. CAMS was another close battle where Marshall Reinert in his ’00 Corvette edged Danny Popp in his ’19 Corvette by 0.077 secs. STH had the other tight battle with Josh Smith in his ’14 Focus ST holding off Mike Kruetzkamp in his 1’17 Focus by 0.091 secs.
Points Event 7 – Oct 3
153 entrants got 6 runs on a Danny Popp course which had a great mix of technical and speed. Not so sure the course designer was real happy with it and the associated cone carnage, but lots of us really did. Seems the theme of the day, even with the cone carnage, was again tight competition. This time we had four classes where it came down to 0.1 sec or less. Rob Clark and Myke Dziengel had a big battle for fastest times with Rob Clark in his C8 Corvette edging out Myke in his ’06 STi, finishing 1 – 2 for Fastest Raw Time by 0.118 secs and Class/PAX by 0.052 secs. In class competition, the closest was in EM where Jeremy Porter held off his codriver Christian Patrick by 0.018 secs in the purpose built ’59 Zoomboni. Next closest was Street Open where Alex Kruetzkamp in his Ford Focus held off Nick Isaac in Max Mischenko’s borrowed Camaro by 0.075 secs, with Max a mere 0.329 behind them in 3rd. Lastly, we had Ziyi Wang in his M2 hold off John Custer in his FR-S by 0.108 secs for the win in ST Open.
We held our second Cincy Region Challenge Event on a reverse direction adaptation of the planned Sunday course by Nathan Popp. Glad to say this was a lot of fun too. We had 65 entrants and six runs in the morning to determine class winners and fill out the field of 32 for the Challenge. This year we changed the format up a bit in an attempt to make it fairer for all. To set the field of 32, it was based on class winners (18) and then the remaining top 7 on PAX from each heat. Once in the Challenge, the first round had two runs for each competitor to even out temperature conditions/advantages and we ran blind pairings to determine the 16 who advanced. The following rounds were based on amount of improvement over each competitor’s best times to that point. The competition was tight and a lot of fun to watch, lots of suspense, great driving by all – some advanced by time, others by cone penalties on their opponent. Third place was determined via a run-off. Congrats to all who made it in and to the final four: Richard Verret 4th (2021 Winner) GS Civic; Lang King 3rd, ASL C8 Corvette; Ryan Miles 2nd, DS GR86; and Danny Popp (Our 2022 Winner!!!), CAM-S C7 Corvette.
158 entrants got 5 runs on a Nathan Popp course which again offered a great mix of technical and speed although some confusion at speed and elements which required more braking than expected led to many DNFs. Nonetheless, this course too was a lot of fun and a great way to end the season points race. Once again, Rob Clark took top PAX and top RAW times in his Corvette, again edging Myke Dziengel in his Sti on PAX by 0.351 secs and Christian Moist in his Birkin 7 on RAW times by 0.219 secs. It should be noted, Rob dominated this year, winning Top PAX and Top RAW times at every Points Event he entered (missed PE 3), congrats Rob! The tightest margin of victory when to Abdul Huuda in his BMW 328 edging out Ziyi Wang in his BMW M2 by 0.022 secs. Next closest was STR where Justin King took the win in his ’01 Miata by 0.128 secs over Ian Bahnsen in his MR2 Spyder. Next closest was Street Open where I got to run my new Miata and was able to barely hold off Nick Isaac by 0.175 secs in the Camaro and Lang King by 0.249 secs in her C8 Corvette.
If I was a normal person, I would be either going out to buy dinner somewhere or starting to cook dinner as I have no leftovers, but no…here I am writing an article. Who needs food or nourishment anyway, less food = less weight = faster times, right? So unless you have been hiding under a rock, either you or a friend is headed off to glorious Lincoln, NE for the 2022 SCCA ProSolo Finale and/or the 2022 TireRack SCCA Solo National Championships. I’m one of those, so needless to say, things are hectic. Of course that also ignores the many of us who went to the other premiere events this time of year like the UMI King of the Mountain event last weekend or the Holley LSFest East in Bowling Green, KY.
TireRack SCCA ProSolo Finale & TireRack SCCA Solo National Championships – So, I will start with these upcoming events. The ProSolo Finale competition is this Sat – Sun and the Solo Nationals competition days are Tues – Fri, Sep 6 – 9. We have people running 2nd through 5th heats Tues/Wed and 1st through 3rd heats Thur/Fri. Out of the 1100 – 1200 entrants, we have eighteen (18!) Cincy Region members making the trek, so put in your ear buds and listen to us on the sololive.scca.com live timing and audio while you are supposedly hard at work…just don’t cheer too loudly. Obviously results and stories to come later, but we have some serious contenders to bring home trophies and even National Championships. Let’s Go!!! For those of you who have never been, it’s a great time, truly a vacation spent with friends which also happens to have big courses on concrete. This will be my 25th year…
August was busy for a lot of us too, with the Oscoda ProSolo Aug 5-7; the CAM Challenge East in Peru, IN Aug 12-14, and WOR PE 2/Cincy PE 5 on Aug 20-21 at Traders World of course.
Oscoda ProSolo – I feel fortunate I was able to return to the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport for this event. It really is a nice vacation complete with sandy beaches and Lake Huron to play in which was quite comfortable to go play in this year! Oscoda is a great little vacation town! On to the race recap where only three Cincy members made the trip. This year I didn’t have the magic to pull off the win in Bump, but I did overcome a huge cone induced disadvantage Sat to edge out Big Weaver, whew! For the Challenges, I made the Super Challenge but red lit on my first timed launch. : ( John Custer made a valid run but came up short for advancing. Ben made the Bonus Challenge and finished 2nd!!!
John Custer 4T Bump (1st Round Super Challenge)
Kent Weaver 11 Bump (RL 1st Round Super Challenge)
Ben Weaver 12 Bump (2nd Bonus Challenge)
SCCA CAM Challenge East, Grissom Aeroplex, Peru IN – I wasn’t able to attend even though I always have this on my calendar, but Cincy Region was represented well as we had 12 Cincy members attend out of the 170 entrants. Here are the trophy winners
Danny Popp 3T CAMS (2nd Round CAMS Challenge)
Bob Armstrong 7T CAMS (1st Round CAMS Challenge)
Krzysztof Zielinski 11T CAMC (3rd Round CAMC Challenge)
Nathan Popp 11 CAMT missed T by 0.075 secs (1st Round CAMT Challenge)
WOR PE 2 @ Traders World, Sat Aug 20 – We teamed up with WOR to offer two days of competition for everyone the weekend of Aug 20-21. The weather forecast called for rain Sat afternoon and off and on all day Sunday. Sat the rain held off for the 88 competitors to get 7 runs, present trophies, and get the course changed over for Sunday with everyone off site by 4:30. Very nicely run event with a fun course and great friends.
CINCY PE 5 @ Traders World, Sun Aug 21 – The forecast called for off and on rain showers and possibly storms at times through the day and boy were they right! We had nearly 200 people registered including the waitlist at one point and cleared in 185 entrants to only end up with 140 on Sunday. If you are one of the ones who chose to miss it, you did indeed miss a good time. Yes, it rained off and on all day, even stormed with lightning to shut us down for 45 mins or so, but everyone had the opportunity for one dry run, some competitors even more, if I am not mistaken. It did storm hard enough the drain pumps couldn’t keep up and we ended up with a small fresh water lake in the middle of the course which was easily 18” deep and 100 ft dia. Thankfully, by the time we got workers out and cars ready to start running again, the pumps had caught up and the course was unaltered. The closest battle was in CAM T where it absolutely came down to last run heroics for the top four drivers. Corey Pooler turned a 43.461 and AJ Knollman turned a 43.209, but Brian Coney and Nathan Popp were out on course trying to take it back. Brian Coney crushed it with a 42.388 to take the lead until Nathan Popp turned a 42.387, the win by 0.001 seconds! Great listening to Scott Bourne with the play by play, wish we could broadcast our audio too, but having all the other things like sectors is a better trade off. Second closest battle was in ES with Linda Smiley edging out Tina Coil both in Miatas by 0.036 secs. Tell me if this doesn’t sound familiar, but Rob Clark set FTD Raw with a 40.325 over Joel Zeller with a 41.039 and they were both 1 – 2 on PAX with Rob edging Joel by 0.593 and Lang King rounding out the top 3.
The Great Lakes Div Solo Series returns to Traders World as Cincy hosts events GLSS Points Events 9 & 10 on Sep 17 & 18. Cincy Points Event 6 is also that Sunday, Sep 18. Register now before we hit the entry cap. Even once we hit the cap, please enter on the waitlist if you are interested as we typically get most of the waitlisted people in.
Time for another Cincy SCCA Solo Report. Last month I reported how June had been a busy month and said July didn’t promise to be any more relaxed. I was right, and of course Aug and Sep will be busy too, no relaxing until Oct or really Nov.
July began with a bang, the SCCA Solo Summer Nationals in Bristol, TN, with a ProSolo Jun 29 – Jul 1 followed by a National Tour Jul 2-3. For Cincy Region, Jul 3 was also a “Popp Up Test and Tune” at Traders World, Jul 9 was our second AutoX 101 of the season followed by Points Event #4 on Jul 10. Of course if you didn’t run our events that weekend, there was the Great Lakes Div Solo Series in Toledo. The next weekend was . July 23 & 24 was the Toledo ProSolo and the GLDiv events at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. Lastly, if for some reason you cannot make it to our Cincy Region Track Day, Time Trials, Road Race Extravaganza @ Mid-Ohio, there is the upcoming DriveAutoX at Grissom Aeroplex on Jul 29-31. Of course all of this is ignoring all the other non-SCCA events our people go to like Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals in Columbus Jul 8-10, UMI Autocross Challenge Jul 21-23, and the Subaru Challenge on Jul 23-24.
As I said, August and September promise to be just as busy.
Aug 6 GL Div Event 8 by SBR @ Grissom Aeroplex
Aug 5-7 Oscoda, MI ProSolo
Aug 12-14 CAM Challenge East @ Grissom Aeroplex
Aug 20-21 WOR PE 2 / Cincy PE 5 @ Traders World
Sep 2-4 SCCA ProSolo Finale @ Lincoln, NE
Sep 5-9 SCCA Solo National Championships @ Lincoln, NE
Sep 8-11 LS Fest Bowling Green KY
Sept 17-18 GL Div events 9 & 10 / Cincy PE 6 @ Traders World
Back to July Recap Popp Up Summer Test & Tune – Jul 3 Danny Popp helped organize a Test & Tune on Jul 3 as a fundraiser to help recoup the costs of having the parking lot repair we had done in June. We had 54 entrants come out to enjoy the holiday weather and get enough runs most were done before the event officially ended. What a fantastic idea Danny, thank you to all who came out and supported the event!
Summer AutoX 101 – Jul 9 We had 31 students at the second and last regional school this year. The students all echoed the compliments we received after the first school. Definitely a great event, rewarding to those of us who instructed or helped, and of course improvements for all of the students.
Points Event 4 – Jul 10 We had 170 entries, got everyone six runs and were done running at a reasonable time. The course was unique in that it had a 100 ft diameter skid pad (or toilet bowl as I heard it called affectionately) right off the start leading into a five cone slalom and a decreasing radius hairpin turn leading into a Chicago Box. Rob Clark took his SS C8 Corvette to the top PAX time by 0.645 secs over Dave Montgomery in his FS Camaro and Raw Time by 0.212 secs over Christian Moist in his Birkin 7. Closest battle was in the hotly contested 8 driver DS class where Jo Jadeke in her Civic Type R held off Jim Zeisler in his BRZ by 0.162 secs. Our Novice classes continued to be well attended with 13 in NS and 21 in NM, the largest class at the event. Overall, another great points event.
Bristol ProSolo – Jun 29 – Jul 1 Had plans for a much larger Cincy group at the Pro, but barious things arose leading to only a few of us. Definitely a shame as this is a great 5 day set of events!
John Custer 8th STX
Krzysztof Zielinski 11th CAMC
Lang King 2T L2, First Round Ladies Challenge
Cindy Duncan 5th L2
Tina Coil 8th L2
Rob Clark 1T S3, 1st PAX, 2nd Super Challenge
Myke Dziengel 3T S4
Scott Bourne 20 S5
Bristol National Tour Rob Clark 1T SS
Lang King 5 SS
Scott Bourne 9 DS
Cindy Duncan 2T DSL
Tina Coil 4 DSL
Myke Dziengel 4 STU
Krzysztof Zielinski 5 CAMC
Toledo ProSolo Jul 22-24 Ben Weaver 7 AS, 2nd Bonus Challenge
Kent Weaver 8 AS
Charles Totten 9 CS
Gina Ma 9 GS
Sam Oakes 10 GS
Jessie Nash 12 GS
Nick Erlenbach 8 STR
John Custer 10 STX
Krzysztof Zielinski 4T CAM
Lang King 2T L2, 2nd Ladies Challenge
Cindy Duncan 5T L2
Jo Jadeke 7 L2
Rob Clark 3T S3, Winner Super Challenge
Myke Dziengel 4T S4
Dave Montgomery 4T R2
There, I said it. It’s that time again, time for my monthly solo report. After all, it is Jun 30 and it’s due today… We are most definitely in the meat of the season where one seldom has a non-racing weekend (if you don’t want to)!
June was a busy month and July doesn’t promise to be any more relaxed. June 10-12, thirty (30) Cincy members/regulars traveled to Grissom Aeroplex in Peru IN for the Peru National Tour. During the following week TD Rack Paving came out and repaired 310 foot of asphalt including the one area which broke up at the previous event. On the next weekend, Jun 18-19, we hosted a SCCA Starting Line School on Saturday and had Points Event 3 on Sunday. The next weekend (last weekend as I write this) was the DriveAutoX event at Traders World where again many of the Cincy members had a good showing. This doesn’t include all the other events our crew went to either in mass or individually like the WOR/MVSCCC event June 5th, the Finger Lakes NY National Tour, Jun 17-19, the Great Lakes Div Solo Series events at Grissom Jul 18 & 19 or at SWVR Jun 25-26, or the CKR event Jun 26th, plus many others.
As I said earlier, July promises to be busy too with a “Popp Up” Test & Tune this Sunday, and our second regional school “Cincy AutoX 101, on Jul 9 with Points Event 4 on Sunday, Jul 10. Then, we will have Cincy regroup in force for the Toledo Pro Solo on Jul 22-24, DriveAutoX at Grissom Aeroplex on Jul 30-31, and the Oscoda MI ProSolo Aug 6-7.Jul 3rd.. Again, there are many other choices our group will attend too like the GLSS event July 10 at Toledo, or Jul 23-24 in Fort Wayne.
Peru National Tour Recap – Jun 10-12
Had a great time playing on the concrete @ Grissom with not only a bunch of Cincy members, but friends from all over the country! There were 235 entrants in total, 30 of which I count as Cincy Region members/regulars not including a few support people who came but didn’t run! By my count we were tied for largest number of entrants with NWOR or at least close due to dual memberships!!! Congrats not only to the five (5) class winners and four (4) trophy winners, but also to those of us who went and gave it our all but came up short! <pun intended>
SS 1T Rob Clark
DSL 5 Tina Coil
CAMS 6 Mark Minge
SS 11 Langlee King
GS 3T Christopher Rudy
CAMS 7 Jamie Elliott
AS 8 Kent Weaver
GS 6 Cody Mills
CAMC 3 Krzysztof Zielinski
AS 9 Ben Weaver
GS 10 Keith Koegler
CAMT 6 Bob Armstrong
CS 6 Charles Totten
STH 5 Nate Chester
CAMT 8 Gene Pooler
DS 3T Jack Burns
FSP 2T Scott Giles
XSA 4 Brandon Sewell (1stTour!)
DS 5 Scott Bourne
FSP 6 Renee Hines
XSA 6 Halie Sewell (1stTour!)
DS 9 Brian Yee
XP 1T Dave Montgomery
XSB 1T Nick Erlenbach
DSL 1T Cincy Duncan (would have been 3T DS!)
DM 1T Christian Moist
XSB 3Dave Rudy
DSL 2T Jo Jadeke (would have been 4T DS!)
DM 2 Michael Wolf
EV 3 Tom Mills – (1st Tour!)
PAX INDEX (Top 20)
2 Rob Clark
7 Kent Weaver
8 Dave Montgomery
10 Jack Burns
12 Renee Hines
19 Keith Koegler
28 Michael Wolf
SCCA Starting Line School – Jun 18 – The school had twenty (20) students attend in various skill levels from a first autocross event level to those who have been running a couple years just trying to improve. The school provides not only phenomenal instruction, but additional great value in an annual membership and waiver, entry to a Cincy region solo, a National Tour, and a track day. All the students had great things to say about the school/instruction and really enjoyed themselves. Tough to beat the value!
Cincy Points Event 3 – Jun 19 – The Sunday after the school we had 179 entrants, tying it with PE 2 for the largest event so far this year, but under the record of 189 for PE 8 in 2019. The event went very well with 6 runs completed by 4:35 even with an hour downtime to clean up the course from an oil spill. Thanks again to everyone who pitched in during the 4th heat and did the “Salina Shuffle” scrubbing in the cat litter/oil dry and sweeping it up in the heat. Kudos to all getting us back running so all got their runs. The closest battle was in CAMC (9 entries) where 7 of the 9 set their fastest run on the last run with the top four within 0.242 secs having Brad Davidson taking the win in his 2019 Mustang over Nathan Johnson in his 2018 Camaro. CAM accounted for 41 of the 179 entries and the largest class was CAMS with 22 entries where Danny Popp took the emotional win by 0.142 secs over Marshall Reinert marking an amazing step in his comeback from a year ago! Christian Moist took FTD in his DM Birkin with a 38.453 and Chris Rudy took the top PAX time in his Honda Civic S with a 32.911, 0.305 secs over Myke Dziengel n his Subaru STi.
Finger Lakes National Tour – Jun 17-19
This event was held at the Seneca Army Base, Romulus NY. Rob Clark and Langlee King had outstanding representation for Cincy taking first place in both of their classes, SS and SSL, respectively. As I understand it, Rob made it interesting only having two clean runs all weekend, one each day, and coming back from 2nd after day one for the win. He also placed 4th overall on the index. Langlee also made it interesting day one, only having her 3rd run clean. Congrats Rob and Lang, way to go!
DriveAutoX at Traders World – Jun 24-26
This event is focused on CAM type cars but also has classes for non-CAM cars and is not an SCCA sanctioned event. Competitors got 11 runs Saturday on one course, 5 runs on a different course Sunday, and then the Challenge brackets with the top 8 qualifiers in each class over the two days combined. Great time was had by all! Cincy Region was represented well and quite a few got into the challenges and even won! Congrats to those who qualified for the challenges and special recognition to the Cincy Region winners:
Tim Schoch – GT
Marshall Reinert – GTU
Brian Coney – GTV
Tavis Spencer – SCN
Popp Up Test & Tune – July 3 – The idea and opportunity for this event came up after our last points event as a fundraiser to help reimburse the pavement repair and of course help our competitors before their upcoming big events. Note: This is a limited entry event
AutoX 101 – Jul 9 – This is the second (and last) novice school we are hosting in 2022. As of today, all of the 32 spots are filled; however, there is always the chance for cancellations if you are on the waitlist.
Points Event 4 – July 10 – Just like the AutoX 101 school, we met our entry cap of 175 entrants yesterday (29 Jun). If you haven’t registered yet and are wanting to enter, please register on the waitlist. Many waitlisted entrants end up making it in the event, but if you don’t enter it is unlikely for you to get in. If you are registered but know you cannot make it, please go in and cancel to prevent being charged and help others get in the event.
Toledo ProSolo – If you have never run a ProSolo, you really, really should. It combines a Christmas Tree start like at a drag race and two mirror image courses with challenge brackets on Sunday afternoon. Toledo is already at its entry cap, but the Oscoda ProSolo Aug 5-7 still has openings. By my count, we have 17 Cincy members/regulars attending the Toldeo ProSolo event.
SCCA ProSolo Finale (Sep 2-4) and Solo National Championships (Sep 5-9) – Registrations – Registration is open for Tier 1 and 2 for the National Championships already on MSR. – Cincy Region Paddock – I have already started collecting names for our paddock area this year, last year we had 22 entrants. Speak up soon so we aren’t scattered about and I can reserve a big paddock space for us.
Reminder: Numbers (8” min) and Letters (4” min), 1-1/2 to 2” stroke, must be on the car at tech, must contrast the car, be on both sides, and cannot be on the windows. See AutocrossDigits.com for great selections of vinyl or magnetic sets.