RoadRally: Tiptoe Through The Tulips

This Road Rally is a Visual Scavenger Hunt for signs along the roads. Come out and get some fresh air, watch Spring come to life, and spend a few hours with us on the back roads of Butler County.

Start with Coffee and Donuts at Dunkin’s and finish up at Rick’s Tavern for Lunch and comradely with fellow adventurers.

Go to: cincyscca.motorsportreg.com and register for a fun time.
……or…… contact us for more details.
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Solo: Spring Fun Event 2 / Point Event 1 Registration Coming Soon!

Due to the very high interests for our Test and Tune and Spring Fun Event #1, we are trying something a little different for this event registration.

The Registration for the Spring Fun Event 2 and PE1 will be opening on Friday, Mar. 19 at 8PM.
Registration will be on “https://cincyscca.motorsportreg.com

This Fun Event will have limited cap of 75 entries to ensure plenty of runs for all entrants, so please register early!

If you select the 2 day registration and are placed on the waitlist for the Saturday fun event, your entry is confirmed for PE1 (unless PE1 were already sold out as well). Please note even though you have a confirmed registration for Sunday Points Event #1, your name will not appear on the entry list due to MSR limitations. If you have any questions, please contact us.

We look forward to see you all soon!

Solo: Registration Now Open for T&T and Fun Event

Welcome to the 2021 Cincinnati Region Solo Season!

Registration is now open for our Season Opener Test and Tune (Sat. Apr.10) and Spring Fun Event (Sun. Apr.11), on CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com.

Test and Tune is a VERY LIMITED ENTRY event, and will sell out very fast! If you plan to attend, please register soon!!
If you are placed on waitlist, your will hear from us the day after registration closed for your entry status, depending on if there are any cancellation or not. There will be no walk up registration for this event.

When you register, you can sign up for the speed waiver (Online Waiver). Please register with your cellphone number, and you will receive a text message to complete the waiver process. Please have the completed speed waiver page (or screenshot) ready when you arrive at the waiver gate on the vent day. You must sign new speed waiver for each event weekend.

Please remember you must be 18 or older to sign speed waiver. If you are a minor, please see the waiver requirement on registration page carefully, and compete your minor waiver. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Solo Report

I cannot believe it is almost March, that means we are 5, make that FIVE weeks from our first event!!! Registration will be opening soon thanks to the Great and Powerful Tact. (I know, I promised two paragraphs of praise, but one line is really enough…)

The 2021 solo schedule has solidified a bit, with the Starting Line now being July 10th meaning the Autocross 101 will be Aug 21st. The SCCA national office has recently added three more national level events to the 2021 schedule, including the Toledo Pro. Check out the area schedule at the bottom of our 2021 schedule page to see when other neighboring region/club events are, national level events, CAM events, etc.

We are planning a solo trailer cleaning/organizing party the weekend of March 27-28, watch for details on the fb solo page. We are investigating the possibility of holding an annual tech inspection that same day for those who qualify to come early and get their car tech’d so they don’t have to wait in line at our first few events. Remember, that doesn’t mean your car doesn’t need tech’d before each event, it means you need to check it before the event.

Great news, we are working with a local asphalt company to investigate professional repairs to the bad parts of the lot which have been developing over the past few years. Will let you know more as we do.

Lastly, we are planning a solo committee meeting, probably by zoom one evening, day and time tbd.

There, short and sweet!

Kent Weaver
Cincy SCCA Solo Chair

Race Report

Planning for the 2021 Todd Cholmondeley IT Spec*tacular double divisional race weekend and Track Event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 30-August 1 continues. Race Committee meetings will resume on the second Tuesday of each month starting March 9th. If you would like to be a part of the planning process or have requests for the committee to consider, please respond by message, email, or phone. All are welcome, but you must let us know. The March meeting will be via Zoom starting at 7PM. Direct questions to the following email or phone number.

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

Area 4 Director Update for March, 2021

With the racing season looming on the horizon, February started getting “real”. Schedules for Club Racing, Pro and Champ Tour Solo, Track Night in America, etc. were coalescing and my summer schedule could start to gel around those dates. Preparation continued for GLDiv Spring Training meeting and I sat in on a few more SCCA Convention sessions and various other meetings.

My tentative schedule for the summer looks like this (for now):

  • 4/29-5/2: STC @ PIRC (Super Tour)
  • 5/22, 5/23: OVR @ MidOhio (Major)
  • 6/4-6/6: Champ Tour Solo @ Grissom
  • 6/19, 6/20: WMR @ Grattan (Double Regional)
  • 7/16-7/18: Time Trails National Tour @ GingerMan
  • 7/24, 7/25: SBR/DET @ GingerMan (Major)
  • 730-8/1: Pro Solo @ Wurtsmith
  • 8/21, 8/22: WMR @ Grattan (Major)
  • 9/6: WMR Solo @ Grattan
  • 9/24-10/3: Runoffs @ Indy
  • 10/31: MBR Covered Bridges Road Rally

That should keep me busy and off the streets causing havoc. Obviously, this could change for any number of reasons (C-19, weather, “honey do” list, etc.) but I’ll do my best to represent our division at as many different types of events as possible. I need to throw in a Rally Cross event or two as well. If I have time, I may slide over to Lincoln, NE and visit the Solo Nationals…..I’ve never been and I would really like to see this event in person.

By now you should have seen some emails from Val McCammon about the GLDiv Spring Training meeting. She is doing a fantastic job at herding the cats and coordinating this event. You can register for the event through motorsportreg.com (MSR) at this Link (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/gld-virtual-spring-training-2021-zoom-meeting-scca-great-lakes-division-283923) . Reach out to her via email (pyramid@bluebirdview.com) if you have any questions.

I am also starting to gain some traction in my “Ask the Director” appearances at regional meetings. These are so much fun and this is one of the few upsides to the pandemic. There’s no way I could visit Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, Louisville, Charleston, etc. if these meetings were held in person……but in our new virtual world, it’s as easy as logging into my office PC.

To that end, I was invited to sit in on the NEOhio Region virtual meeting on 2/2. As the convention was going on that evening, their meeting had to wrap up by 8p. This meant my portion was pretty short. But it was productive and that’s all that matters. I look forward to visiting with them at future meetings.

I followed up the NEOhio meeting by sitting in on a CRB meeting later that evening. There was a lot of discussion about Miata front hubs. And since the Miata can compete in so many classes, this was germane to a wide variety of competitors. There were also dozens of other rules debated. For info on what was finalized and promulgated, visit the latest Fastrack update here (https://www.scca.com/pages/cars-and-rules).

I sat in on my first Budget, Finance and Risk management committee meeting on 2/4. This was a very short meeting (15 minutes?) hosted by the Chairman (K.J. Christopher) to let us know about a budgeting issue that had popped up. Nothing serious but he wanted to let the rest of us know about it. I’d try to explain it but I’m only a chemist and I haven’t been allowed near the home checkbook for 30+ years..

We had a BoD meeting on 2/22. It was pretty straightforward with no fires to put out. We were re-introduced to Jeff Dahnert. He is the new financial guru for the Club. As a past President, he certainly knows his way around the “ins and outs” of the SCCA. He gave us a brief overview of the financial status of the Club. Considering all we’ve been through in the past year, the National Staff has done a GREAT job responding to the situation. We briefly discussed and ultimately OK’d one minor rule change for Club Racing (FYI…..I voted for it). We are still trying to coordinate a face to face meeting during the summer.

I also sat in on a RXB meeting on 2/23. The team was working on several ideas on how to grow the sport. They discussed their rules updates, heard from various committees (RallySprint, National Championship, Divisional Stewards, Growth & Development, etc.). They reviewed the presentations made during the SCCA Convention. Everyone was very pleased with the event and the turnout.

March will be busy with a CRB meeting on 3/2, the GLDiv Spring Training meeting on 3/7, a BoD meeting on 3/22 and an RXB meeting on 3/23. I’m sure other things will pop up too.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Dayle Frame

Announcement: Great Lakes Division Spring Training

It’s time to register for this year’s free Spring Training 2021 Virtual Zoom experience on Saturday, March 6. Register on MSR to get the Zoom link and the recordings for later viewing: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/gld-virtual-spring-training-2021-zoom-meeting-scca-great-lakes-division-283923
We’ll start with a one hour Ask-The-Director session with Dayle Frame, BoD rep. Then, it’s a one-hour Solo session (Ray Jason, Raleigh & Velma Boreen), followed by a short road race preview with Exec Steward Duane Harrington. Be sure to join the 1.5 hour Road Rally Safety Training and a few specialty meetings, including a GLD RE meeting, too. (schedule being finalized)

When you register, you’ll also get info about the Test & Tune Pre-Zoom Session on Wed, March 3, at 7:00 pm. Check your link, learn tips, and laugh with friends and your host Raleigh Boreen!

Because SCCA’s online National Convention covered so much already, the focus of this year’s short meetings will be GLD-centered. Register on MSR to get the Zoom link and the recordings for later viewing: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/gld-virtual-spring-training-2021-zoom-meeting-scca-great-lakes-division-283923

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using contact us form on our website, or on Facebook.