Race Report

Racing, racing, RACING!! Gear up for the Todd Cholmondeley ITSpec*tacular Double Regional Race weekend on July 29th and 30th, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. There promises to be some very competitive racing on this historical track where some of racing’s great legends have run. Racers will have an opportunity to compete on both the club and the pro configurations. The divisional races on Saturday and Sunday count for the Divisional Championship and are qualifying races for the run-offs, this year at VIRginia International Raceway. On-track sessions start at 8am with qualifying, with some racing before the lunch break and continuing until 5 on Saturday. Wrapping up the on-track activities Saturday is a one-hour bracket race, where drivers with cars of any class compete against each other, based on the “time bracket” they have posted in their regular class groupings. We’ll wrap it up earlier on Sunday to give racers a chance to load up and start their trek home.

In 2022 we brought you the HPNPC race at Mid-Ohio. This was a group exclusively for H Production cars competing for their own National Championship as well as the Great Lakes Divisional Championship and Runoffs qualification. This was an unusual situation given that most races are made up of multiple classes. This year by request, we are bringing you an exclusive group of ITB, ITC, and B-Spec cars in their own group. They are usually grouped with many other classes. This will afford them the opportunity to showcase their cars and their driving skills on their own. I’m looking forward to this group!

On Friday, you can take your daily driver, or any other car you can get your hands on, out on course without fear of a speeding ticket. Never done this before? A little apprehensive? We will provide you with a driver coach to help guide you until you are comfortable with running solo. A seasoned veteran? Choose the Advanced Group, which allows you less restrictive passing rules. Have a race prepared car but no competition license? Run on Friday and stay over for a 1-hour bracket race on Saturday afternoon for wheel-to-wheel racing.

Not yet ready to get on track but want to be a part of the fun?  We can always use help to support the racers and get you up close and personal with the cars and drivers or get you out on a corner where the action is. We’ll also feed the volunteers lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Saturday. In fact, run on Friday and stay to work on Saturday and/or Sunday and earn a $25/day rebate on your entry fee.

Questions? Drop us a line at roadrace@cincyscca.com or through the registration pages.

Registration pages for all Cincy Region events are available at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com.

Road Rally Report

Rally season is underway. Two events are in the books. After a couple false starts Rally 3 is now scheduled for July 8th. This will be unlike anything we have done before – at least in my memory. Your route instructions will fit onto a single page. You will guess which way to proceed at each intersection and look for a marker to see if you have chosen correctly. If you don’t find one, go back and try a different direction. Hopefully this will be fun and not land you in Kansas. I will definitely be available to reel you back in in you go too far astray. We will depart from Shooters Liberty on Winners Circle Drive off Rt 747 a short distance north of 129. Check-in starts at 9am, with a safety/instruction meeting at 9:30 and first car out at 9:45. The cost is $35 with a discount for current SCCA members. The remainder of the dates are: 8/26, 9/30, and 11/4. The August event will take place in northern Kentucky. The rest are still TBD. Registration for all the events will be available at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com.

Want to be added to the email list and receive reminders, notification of open registration and additional information? Send us an email with the request and it shall be done!

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair

Track Event: Todd Cholmondeley IT/SPEC*tacular Track Event Jul 28, 2023

Cincinnati Region SCCA is proud to once again offer this great event. On July 28th 2023 we will be having our Track Event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

This is your chance to put yourself behind the wheel of your street licensed or solo prepared car on the beautiful Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Novice drivers will be paired with an experienced instructor to show you the ins and outs of road course driving at speed. The 2.258 mile Pro Course configuration will be used in the morning and the 2.40 mile Club Course will be used in the afternoon. No competition license is required for this event – just a state issued driver’s license.

Stick around for the weekend and volunteer as an official race worker and earn a $25 rebate on your entry fee. 

Cost for the Friday event is $250. You must be an SCCA member, but if you are not currently a member we will provide you with a weekend membership for $20. 



Track Event Instructors Eligibility: One must hold a current recognized competition license (SCCA, NASA, IMSAFIAPCABMWCCA, etc.) or have equivalent racing, time trial, or track day experience, which is deemed satisfactory by the Track Event Lead Coach. If you have any questions about being a coach please contact Bill Niemeyer at 513-678-6728 or via e-mail at niemeyer65@hotmail.com

To Register please visit our MotorsportReg page (TBA):

Solo Report

March 2023 Solo Report

Or maybe it is the February 2023 Solo Report, I can never remember which this is supposed to be so I am going to go with March.  Plllllth.  If you are like me, it is clear the solo season is right around the corner based on the fury of home projects I am knee deep in and trying to get done before April hits!  This is a far better indicator than the summer-like temperatures one day followed by below freezing two days later period of the year we are in, trust me!

On to more fun stuff…  

We had a solo committee meeting in Feb and have hammered out plans for the upcoming season.  Looks like we have great plans and things are lining up well, excited for the planned improvements.  I’m excited for the changes, let me know if you want to help us make 2023 even better .

The Cincy 2023 Solo Schedule is much more solid than last month and posted on our website:  http://cincyscca.com/autocross/2023-solo-schedule-results/

You will also find neighboring region, national level, and other program schedules of interest at the bottom of the page.  There are three night solos tentatively set on the calendar, but still need to finalize details.

First event is our Test & Tune, Apr 1st.  Registration is open, but please note it is already at the entry cap since it is a limited entry level.  Next event is our first Spring Fun Event, Apr 2nd, registration is open for it too, but it is not sold out yet.  

If you attempt to register for both you will be shown on the waitlist for both days even though you are likely in the fun event.  

Remember, if you are waitlisted go ahead and register as many times most of those waitlisted get in after registration closes.

Kent Weaver
Cincy SCCA Solo Chair

Area 4 Director Update for March 2023

February is always a brief respite as we gear up for the oncoming season.  Region officials are working on their events, competitors are reviewing the schedule to see when and where they want to race…..and both are carefully reviewing budgets to see how it will play out financially.

On a personal note, I was asked by two regions in our Area to attend their annual banquets.  I was extremely flattered.  With the possibility of a nice meal, great conversation and the chance to schmooze with members on the table, I jumped at the opportunity to accept (as much as a 61 year old man with a ‘soon to be replaced’ hip is capable of jumping). Both regions (Cincinnati and Detroit) are populated with folks I know and so both evenings were a lot of fun.

So, here’s what I did this past month…..

Video Conference Meetings:

  • Club Racing Board (CRB) (2/7): We continued to work on plans for the first of two face to face meetings in 2023 which would be held in March (3/17, 3/18).  This meeting would concentrate on long term, strategic questions about the Road Racing program (What will the runoffs look like?, What will the class structure entail?, etc.).  A review of the “hot” letters showed that very few have percolated to the CRB for discussion.  This is a good thing as it shows the advisory committees are doing their jobs better.  This, in turn, allows the board to prioritize more serious issues.  The results of CRB rules changes can be seen here.
  • Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) (2/8): The Training and Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) has continued to work on content for the Learning Management System (LMS).  The EVAC has maintained its focus on responding to the many letters we receive through the CRB letter portal.  Its great news that we have so many interested folks willing to write to us.  Nearly all of these letters are very supportive and ask deep questions about safety and technological advances as well as offer advice for future protocols.
  • Board of Directors (BoD) (2/27): We received preliminary, year end financial numbers.  Considering all that’s happened recently, we ended up in a pretty strong position.  The next step is for the auditors to do their thing (which they do annually).  We were also briefed that convention conversation will start soon.  We need to figure out if the membership wants to meet face to face, virtually or a combination of the two.  Start thinking about that and let me know what you would like to do.  We reviewed proposed rules changes for the Hill Climb program as well as additions to the RallyCross Board (RXB).

SCCA Events:

  • Cincinnati Region Banquet (2/4): I finished my high school years and started college in Oxford, OH which is just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Cincinnati.  Throw in that Melinda and I know quite a few members from the Cincinnati Region, and you have a recipe for a nice weekend jaunt down for their annual banquet.  I was asked to say a few words by the outgoing and incoming REs.  I kept my remarks short (and clean!) since the agenda was full that evening.  I made mention of the fact that they ran the second most events in the division and only solid leadership could foster an atmosphere where so many programs thrived.  The meal was very nice (great green beans!) and the awards ceremonies were a lot of fun.
  • Detroit Region Banquet (2/18): The new RE (Alex Della Torre) invited me over and I gladly accepted his kind offer.  As my region (Western Michigan) borders the Detroit Region, I have had the chance to get to know many of their members over the years.  I had not planned on making any remarks but Alex asked me to speak about the region’s efforts in 2022.  I pointed out that among GLDiv regions, Detroit had the most events across the most programs of any region in 2022.  I reminded the audience that it takes strong region and program leadership to have so many programs operating so effectively.  Once again, the meal was very nice, and the ceremonies afterwards were well run and fun to watch.


One last reminder that the GLDiv Spring Meeting will occur on 3/3 and 3/4 in Fort Wayne, IN at the same site as last year (Manchester University).  A link for registering for the event can be found here.  The registration cost is $30.  An additional $10 gets you a really nice pasta, salad and dessert dinner from Casa d’Angelo on Friday evening.  Registration closes on 3/2 @ 11p so be sure to sign up ASAP. 

In addition to all the informational meetings, there will be a silent auction of donated items including motorsports memorabilia.  The proceeds will be split 50/50 between the GLDiv and the SCCA Foundation.  Contact Val if you have something to auction.

The meetings will be across all programs, so I encourage all members to attend.  With more programs under the SCCA banner these days, we need to focus on teamwork to help each region put on the best events they can for our members.

As usual, Val McCammon is coordinating the event.  The agenda has been posted on MSR.  Please contact her (pyramid@bluebirdview.com, 260.437.6707) with any questions you may have about the meeting.


Be sure and visit the GLDiv website for information about all of the SCCA programs within the division.  We have schedules, official’s contact info, standings, etc. for all the SCCA programs.

Please take a few minutes and make sure your contact information is accurate in the SCCA database.  It’s important to have the correct information there so the club knows how to contact you.  Log in to your my.scca.com page and check. 

As I mentioned previously, there is a new path to getting your annual waiver.  You can now get it through the Member Account Portal (MAP).  Follow this link to get the instructions.  There is also a story about the program here.  I’ve done it and it only takes a couple of minutes. Be prepared to upload a headshot picture of yourself.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have about any facet of the GLDiv. I want you to make the most of your membership and I will help out in any way possible to make that happen.

Dayle Frame

Solo: Registration Now Open!

Have you started your winter project yet? If not, it’s probably about the time so that you’ll be ready for our Season Opener on April 1st (T&T) and 2nd (Fun Event)!!

The registration is now open on our MSR Page
The T&T event is VERY LIMITED entry and WILL SELL OUT FAST!! So please register early, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Are you planning to attend multiple SCCA events (Hosted by CincySCCA or any other SCCA Regions), if so, please join SCCA with an Annual Membership and save $ too! If you have any questions, please contact us here on website, MSR registration page, or our Facebook page (Facebook.com/groups/CincySCCASolo). If you are already a member or just became a member and having trouble registering without the weekend membership (getting the error message requiring you to select weekend membership), please register “With” the weekend membership so that you can secure your entry, and then contact us (Tacti@CincySCCA.com), and we’ll fix the issue.

If you have not signed up for the Annual Waiver, please do so; It is highly recommended and easier than the MSR online event waiver.
Please visit SCCA.com for more details.

Reminder of our cancellation policy:
Cincinnati Region SCCA Solo Program Cancellation Policy (Revised 03/30/2021) – Events are conducted rain or shine (with exceptions for lightning and snow/ice.) – Online payment will be processed when registration closes, typically the Thursday @ 9:59PM before the event weekend, some exceptions may apply. Please check the event details for the registration closing time. – The participant may cancel their entry any time before registration closes and their credit card will not be charged. There will be NO REFUND offered if the cancellation is made after the payment is processed (extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis may apply.) – The registration is non-transferable and you may not offer your entry to another driver. Please contact the event organizer with any questions/extenuating circumstances.

Road Rally Report

Rally season is about to gear up for the year. The first event will be April 22nd, launching from Cleves, Ohio. Join us to celebrate the end of a very strange winter with “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips Three”. The rest of the dates (somewhat tentative, but still mark your calendars) are 5/20, 6/24, 8/26, 9/30, and 11/4. Some new ideas have been percolating for a while and hopefully will make it onto paper this year. Have some ideas of your own? We’re all ears. Details will be available on the cincyscca.com website as they become available, and registration for all the events will be available at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com.

Want to be added to the email list and receive reminders, notification of open registration and additional information? Send us an email with the request and it shall be done!


Gordon Benson, Christy Graham
Road Rally Chairs