Bill Niemeyer is looking for qualified instructors for our PDX at Mid Ohio on Friday August 4th. Please contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Registration is now open for Solo Points Event #3, June 18 at Traders World.
Sorry it wasn’t open sooner but we had some logistical issues to work through.
Come join us for the next rally, June 17, RABBIT HASH REVISITED, starting in Walton, KY and ending at Longnecks Sports Grill in Hebron, KY. See the registration site at MotorSportsReg.com for more details and to sign up.
Registration is Now OPEN!
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
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
If you have any questions, please contact our Race Chairman Brian Walker
The Cincinnati Region SCCA 2017 Season is in full swing!!
The last couple of months we have had our kickoff SOLO, Rally and Rallycross events. On our website (www.cincyscca.com) you will read some great event recaps from all of our programs and the updated 2017 event schedules!
We have recently had some great turnouts for our monthly General Membership meetings and our next one is Tuesday, June 20th, 8pm at the Mill Race Banquet Center (1515 W Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45240). This will be an important meeting as the membership present at the meeting will be voting on the proposed changes to our club by-laws. The proposed changes will basically update our by-laws to be in conformity with our current means of electronic publishing of events of our club (the website) and notifications to our membership via email messages and Facebook updates. Hope to see you at an event or upcoming meeting!
Rabbit Hash Revisited is just around the corner. Get geared up! The next rally is June 17th. Details are being finalized now, but we know we will start around 10AM at the Kroger parking lot near Walton Towne Center, just east of the Walton, KY exit on I-75. It will run about 100 miles through scenic Northern Kentucky and end at Longnecks Sports Grill (same as the June event last year) at the I-275 Hebron exit.
This is a Tulip Rally, with illustrations of intersections as well as worded instructions and callback mileages to keep you on course. Our Rally Master for the event, once again, is Lee Grimes, who knows these roads like the back of his hand. With his familiarity and the abundance of hills and curves that Kentucky offers, this should prove to be an outstanding driving adventure.
Registration is OPEN. Please sign up online whether you want to pay in advance or the day of the event so we’ll have a ballpark idea of how many to expect. Bring some friends, member or not, who haven’t run with us before and save $5 on your registration fee (one discount per new car/driver/navigator unit).
Go to Rabbit Hash Revisited Road Rally on MotorSportReg.com for more details, general instructions (coming soon) and to register. Questions can be directed to email@example.com. Drop us a line if you’re not already on the email list to receive notifications for this and future events.
RallyCross PE#2. May 27th, Bitzer’s Farm
A wonderful rally cross with great weather all day! light rain the night before kept the dust down and the speeds continued to climb throughout the 12 runs made by each of the 24 participants!
Taking top spot in Stock All was Duane Simons followed by newcomer Michael Holland.
First place honors in Stock Front were captured by another newcomer Konstantin Volkov in his 1995 Mazda Protégé.
Kyle Kreitzer finished 1st in Prepared All followed by Kirk Davis and Chad Evans.
Newcomer Will Kuhnes benefited from the skillful navigation of Angie Kuhnes and took 1st in Prepared Front followed closely by Alex Ashbaugh in second.
Mod All saw Chris Smith in his Skeletor Subaru at the top of the pile with Joshua Zortman, Jeremie Snyder, Richard Hopple and Nathaniel Rapien tucked neatly beneath him.
Adam Brock fresh off his first stage rally the previous weekend brought home 1st in Mod Front.
The 9 car deep Mod Rear field was bested by current national champion John W England and followed by Pete Remner, Evan Arthur, John E. England, Scott Bitzer, John Hall, Phillip Bruffey, John Atkisson and Trevor Taylor.
A big Thank You to all the came out to watch and participate. Our next event is Saturday June 24th.
RallyCross PE#1, April 29th, Bitzer’s Farm
48 pre-entrants were signed up in all 9 available classes before online registration closed on Thursday night prior to the event!
Rain had been forecast for the 3 days previous but had eluded the event site. The decision was made to proceed as scheduled for Saturday’s competition!
Over 75 friends, neighbors and competitive rally type people converged on-site for Saturdays event. Cars were inspected, helmets checked and as the day of racing began the heavens opened up producing lighting, wind, hail and copious amounts of high humidity in liquid form, sadly forcing us to reschedule the event to a later date!
Our first event of the 2017 season is now behind us and was a huge success. As most of you know, we spent the off-season (winter in commoners terms) looking for a new site. We enjoyed a great site and community in Wilmington over the past few years, so finding a site as good and as accommodating was a challenge to say the least. I’m happy to say Traders World in Monroe, OH accomplished that very well. They were open to our proposal, worked closely with us to cover all the details, and even embraced it almost as if it was theirs. Over March and April Traders World closed off their west lot for us, filled/sealed cracks, and numerous other things to make it ready for us.
–Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography
The weekend of our first event was fast approaching and a week out the weather forecast was far from encouraging with temps predicted in the 40s/50s with showers and thunderstorms. Thankfully people weren’t put off by the forecast and entries started to flood in. Also thankfully, the forecast changed to only threaten scattered showers during set up on Saturday (which didn’t happen) and just cooler temps (40 in the morning to upper 50s by late afternoon) on Sunday, the day of the event. By close of registration, we had hit our entry cap of 125 entrants from all over the area – people were just as excited about trying our new venue as we were.
In the end, 132 entrants including 22 novices got to help us break in our new site at our inaugural event, Apr 23rd! The weather even cooperated, getting to mid 60s or nearly 70 by the end of the event. I may be biased, but I think the event went very well, was a huge success as I said before, and was enjoyed by the entrants and their families/friends who also got to go shopping there. Traders World also expressed how impressed they were with our region and the event we organized. For those who didn’t make it, the surface is sealed asphalt similar to what we had in Wilmington and a bit smaller, but without all the light poles.
–Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography
The course was fairly straight forward, with a mix of speed and technical aspects and times in the mid 40 sec to upper 50 sec range, but leaving a fair number of us wishing our fast runs were clean. Everyone got five runs which started just a snitch after 10:00 and finished by 4:00 with trophies by 4:15. FTD raw time went to Myke Dziengel in his ST Open (STU) class Subaru STi with a time of 45.404 secs and by a margin of 0.128 secs. FTD PAX went to Tim Scholar in his Pro (HS) class Ford Fiesta with a time of 37.608 secs and by a margin of 0.122 secs. Tightest class win was Johnny Billingsley over John Whitling by 0.132 secs in the Solo Vee they codrove in CMod.
A big thanks goes to our solo committee which met over the winter and put in a strong effort to make sure we were ready beforehand and keep things under control the day of the event.
Look forward to seeing everyone again at Traders World for Points Event #2, May 14th!!!
Crissy and Kent Weaver