RE-Port

Hello Cincy SCCA members!
Spring is just around the corner and we are getting ready to take off again!

We had a great turn-out for our February membership meeting last month at Mac’s Pizza Pub on Wooster Pike. We return for our March Membership Meeting to the MILL RACE BANQUET CENTER (1515 West Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240) on March 19th at 7pm! Look forward to seeing everyone that can attend for some fun and fellowship as we continue to talk about our upcoming competition events for 2019 and updates from the attendees of the Great Lakes Division SCCA Spring Training meeting.

See you on the 19th!

Thank you,
Tony

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Road Rally Report

There were some very exciting ideas that came out of the National Convention this year, and I am looking forward to incorporating some of them in our program this year. We plan to introduce some limited timed sections – not too much calculation, but just a taste. There will be more prizes available and more incentive to bring another team along. The schedule is below along with the Rally Masters who have jumped on their date to set up a course. Spaces are still available but sign up early so you don’t miss your chance to pick your favorite roads.
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
Apr. 27 EB Lunken
May. 25  
Jun. 15 Jim Knepper
Jul. 27 Lee Grimes
Aug. 24  
Sept. 28 Gordon Benson
Nov. 02  

 

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

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Race Report

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.

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

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Solo: Starting Line /Evolution School registration is now Open

Cincinnati Region Solo Program is hosting 3 Driving Schools this year. Registration for those driving schools are no open.

Starting Line Driving School -Apr. 27 (www.scca.com/pages/starting-line)
The full day school will introduce key concepts that introduce you to autocross and the dynamics of your vehicle in a performance driving setting. While the focus is on autocross, you will develop performance driving skills while working with professional performance driving instructors.
If you are looking for motorsports competition or just a great way to enjoy the capabilities of your car, the Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line is your complete motorsports starter kit.

Evolution School Phase 1 and Challenge School -May. 11-12 (EvoSchool.com)
Phase One: This Autocross training program is great for any skill level, from seasoned veterans to the complete novice. The Phase One features 24 runs with our team of National Caliber instructors, and each student will work with two different instructors throughout the day.

Challenge School: This program is great for anyone who has taken our Phase One and Phase Two, and is looking to take their driving to the next level. Our Challenge program features 24 runs on 3 different course configurations, and all with our team of National Caliber instructors. The Challenge school will review the skills learned during the Phase One and Phase Two, as well as use a technique that will help prove the importance of looking ahead. Challenge students will also be pitted against their instructors in the final session to help push the students to new levels.

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RoadRally Report

The tentative schedule is set for the 2019 Road Rally season.

Starting locations and specific details will be posted and advertised as they become available. Meanwhile mark your calendars and save the dates. This year we are offering discounts to participants that participate in both solo and rally events. Details will be posted as they are solidified.

  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 15
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • November 2

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Race Report

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.

Christy Graham

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RE-Port

Thank you to all of you that made it to our last Cincinnati SCCA Board & Member Meeting last month! We had a great turnout and learned a lot about what our needs are as an organization to have a great monthly meeting.

As you may recall, for 2019 due to renovation maintenance going on this winter at our “usual meeting place” of the Mill Race Center and the rising costs of rental, we are trying out some new locations for our monthly stated meetings to work around dates that we will still have at Mill Race.

I’m very excited to announce that our February Board & Member Meeting on February 19th at 7pm will be at MAC’S PIZZA PUB (UPSTAIRS ROOM)-WOOSTER PIKE LOCATION. The address is 6309 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227. They have a great room UPSTAIRS for us and plenty of parking behind the building and directly across the street. We will have complimentary soda and snacks and there will be a cash bar available as well. Look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting at MAC’S on 2/19/19 as we talk about the upcoming Division Spring Training meeting and our rapidly approaching 2019 season! 

See you soon!

Tony Brown

Cincinnati Region R.E.  

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Solo: Reminder

If you are one of the 2018 Championship Trophy winners, and did not register on time (the registration has closed) for Annual Award Banquet, you can still come out to try on the jackets (one of the trophy options) for sizing. We have to submit final orders by Feb 6, so if you haven’t emailed Kent and gotten a confirmation email your trophy will be the embroidered duffel/sport bag. 

*I have to check prices, may be able to order an embroidered bag or jacket in addition to your trophy or even if you didn’t get a trophy.

If you have any questions please contact solo@cincyscca.com.

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Solo: 2019 Solo Schedule -Draft-

2019 Draft Solo Schedule is out. This is VERY TENTATIVE schedule and subject to change.

2019 Solo Schedule -Draft-

There is a link to a surrounding area event schedule. This file will be updated as we receive new event scheduled for the area. It is for your convenience only and Cincinnati Region SCCA is not responsible for the accuracy and/or schedule change etc. Please contact responsible organizer for most up-to-date information.

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Annual Awards Banquet

Registration is OPEN for the Annual Awards Banquet!! New venue this year – Receptions Event Center in Fairfield.

Saturday, February 2 starting at 6 PM with appetizers and cash bar; buffet dinner, door prizes, and awards to follow. $30 per adult (9 and up), $15 for kids ages 4-8, 3 and under are free.

Registration closes Tuesday, January 22. Register by January 19 and receive DOUBLE door prize entries. Please register even if you are only coming for the awards portion of the evening. Late and walk up dinner registration will be extremely limited so PLEASE REGISTER PROMPTLY. Don’t miss out!

See the form below for more details and register by mail (must be received by Jan. 22) or online at http://cincyscca.motorsportsreg.com/

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