Solo Report

What a great year, thank you everyone! Happy New Year!

Not going to make a big summary, I’ve had plenty of long Solo reports throughout the year, you don’t need another one…. Just want to simply say I am very thankful for not only the fantastic solo committee who make our events some of the best run events in the whole country, but also all the competitors and family who play your part too! Can’t tell you how many people I have told about our hobby, sport, & region; but it always comes down to the people – the racing is fun, but it’s all about the friends and racing family.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography

Quick hits before I go:

2022 Year End Trophies – Thank you for all the trophy winners who replied quickly with orders. We will open up additional orders for those of you who want to purchase items (not just trophy winners.)

Look for info on the banquet elsewhere or even MSR. All are welcome whether you are getting a trophy or not.

Kent

CincySCCA Member Appreciation and Awards Banquet

Registration is Now OPEN for the Annual Banquet!

Come join your fellow competitors and car enthusiasts for an evening of Good Food, Great Fellowship, Awards and Door Prizes!
This is your chance to dress up a little, celebrate achievements and put 2022 behind us while gearing up for the 2023 season.

Banquet is held at Receptions Event Center in Fairfield

We will be meeting in the Ohio Room, which is to the right from the main entrance lobby. Receptions Event Center is located at 5975 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014.

Dress is Business Casual (or better).

Awards for solo, rally and road racing will be awarded, along with the annual Cincinnati Region awards. Drawings for door prizes will be scattered throughout the award presentations, including valuable $$$s off our competition events. Register and pay by January 23rd and you will receive bonus tickets for more chances.

6:00 – 6:45 PM Registration and socializing – hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
6:45 – 7:45 PM Dinner
7:30 – 10:00 PM Awards & Door Prizes

TENTATIVE BUFFET MENU

Carved, Slow Roasted Top Round of Beef with Demi Glaze & Horseradish
Chicken Parmesan
Pasta Primavera Farfalle (Vegetarian)
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Southern Style Green Beans
Tossed Salad w/ Assorted Dressings
Hot Rolls & Butter
Assorted Desserts
Unlimited Soft Drinks (Cash Bar available)

*The menu has not been finalized, and may change without notice.

Adults – $40 *
Children 10 & under – $15 (Additional $5 for Door Prize Raffle tickets)
Children 5 & under – Free (No Door Prize Raffle tickets)

You can also attend the awards portion of the evening without the Meal/Door Prize option for free, but please register so we can plan for seating.

* We regret that it is necessary to raise the fee due to the significantly higher cost to the club this year. This is the first fee increase since 2016. The region has always subsidized the cost to make it more manageable for our members, and always will.  We appreciate your understanding.

Contact the event registrar with registration issues or questions.


Registration closes Wednesday, January 30
. Late and walk up dinner registration will be extremely limited so PLEASE REGISTER PROMPTLY. Don’t miss out!

Register online at http://cincyscca.motorsportsreg.com/
OR See the form below for more details and register by mail (must be received by Jan. 30) or online at 
Banquet.PDF

Solo Report

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

2023 Schedule
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!!!

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Loewe

RE-Port

The winds are howling and the temperatures are dropping, it must be winter in southwest Ohio!

I have just 2 important announcements to make this month so I’ll jump right into the first one. SAVE THE DATE! Our Annual Awards Banquet has been renamed the “Cincinnati Region SCCA Membership Appreciation & Awards Banquet” It has been scheduled for February 4th, 2023 and will once again be celebrated at the Receptions location in Fairfield! Look for more information and details on registration to be announced very soon!

At our November Membership/Board Meeting the new 2023 Board of Directors for Cincinnati Region were elected! I present your 2023 Board!

REGION EXECUTIVE
– Jim Clark
Assistant R.E.
– Brian Walker
Treasurer
– Christy Graham
Secretary
– Halie Sewell
BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE (Serve from Jan 1, 2023 to Dec 31, 2024)
– Tacti Takagi
– Jeff Loewe
– Brandon Sewell
BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE (Serve from Jan 1, 2022 to Dec 31, 2023)
– Jack Burns
– Tom Tomlinson
– A.J. Allen (appointed to finish Jim Clark term)

Thanks again to everyone that came out to the meeting, it was great to see some new faces! A reminder that our monthly meetings take December off and will be back on schedule for the next meeting on January 17. 2023 at the Shooters Sports Grill at 4981 Winners Circle Drive, Hamilton, OH 45011. ALL Cincy SCCA members are encouraged to come out to our meeting and socialize with our fellow Cincy SCCA Members!

Have a safe holiday season and see you soon!

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region SCCA R.E.

Area 4 Director Update for December 2022

The “off season” arrives and I wholeheartedly chortle…..it’s really the beginning of the next season for those of us working behind the scenes…..there really is no “off season” folks so I continue to work to help our divisional programs prepare for the upcoming year.

Video Conference Meetings:

  • Club Racing Board (CRB) (11/1): The CRB met and continued to move forward on a variety of topics.  Some are very much long term, strategic in their nature.  I’m glad to see that they’ve moved on from extended discussion about minute rules questions and are leaving that to the Ad Hoc committees.  The results of CRB rules changes can be seen here.
  • Board of Directors (BoD) (11/7): We met off schedule with the Rally Cross Board (RXB) Chair (current and incoming) to discuss the future of the program.  Once they gave us the “State of the Program”, they left and were able to have a conversation about the program.  Some decisions wer made and we passed those along to the President (Mike Cobb).
  • Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) (11/9): After a couple of months of stagnation, things are starting to move quickly.  Our SCREV is getting some final revisions and will be presented to the BoD on 12/3. Our rules packages for Club Racing (P2EV, ESpec) are getting some last-minute polishing and should be ready for publication to the membership very soon. 
  • Budget & Finance Committee (11/15): We received a preliminary budget from the President.  After he outlined the details for us, we had some time to discuss the overall package.  We met in Executive Session (only BoD members) and had a chat about how to move forward in these trying economic times.
  • Budget & Finance Committee (11/25): We met in a short session (45 minutes) to iron out some financial topics on the 2023 budget.  As we are meeting on 12/3, we wanted Mike to juggle some of the budget items so the entire BoD could discuss the complete 2023 package.
  • EVAC (11/28): I decided that we needed an additional “off schedule” meeting to iron out some revisions to the rules packages before I head off to the BoD meeting.

SCCA Events:

  • None since it our off season.

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A quick reminder that the GLDiv Spring Meeting will occur on 3/3 and 3/4 at the same site as last year (Manchester University).  Friday (3/3) will be a social event that evening and 3/4 will be the meeting.  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. 

I will be introducing our new Club Racing Executive Steward at this event.  Her name is Lauri Burkons and she will be taking over the reins from Duane Harrington.  She has some large shows to fill and a lot of work to do so the expectations are high.  But I know she’s up to the task as we move forward.  She and I have already been working together to ensure that she hits the ground running in 2023. 

As usual, Val McCammon is coordinating the event.  She will send a “call for sessions” email soon.  She also asked that I remind folks to contact her (pyramid@bluebirdview.com, 260.437.6707) with any topic or session ideas they would like to see.

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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.

Just a quick reminder, if any region out there wants to have an “Ask the Director” session during your monthly meetings, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can schedule a visit.  I retired last summer so have plenty of free time and would thoroughly enjoy the chance to visit with your members.

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