Area 4 Director Update for May 2022

May starts my GLDiv travel season in earnest.  After going to Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC) for an HST towards the end of April, I plan on going to the inaugural Enduro event at Nelson Ledges (NL that will be held 5/21, 5/22.  NL has dumped a lot of capital into the facility and I look forward seeing the results. I can’t wait to see what the Enduro race has to offer.  It should be quite exciting.

Video Conference Meetings:

  • Club Racing Board (CRB) (4/5): With more 600cc motors in F500, the name of the class has been changed to F600.  That will take effect on 1/1/13.  A discussion about who is responsible for proving illegality was held.  Changes to that wording may be forthcoming.  More work was done on the face-to-face meeting to be held in July.  The results of CRB rules changes can be seen here.
  • Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) (4/13): The committee received some feedback on its prototype rules package and the revision process has begun.  We are also nearly finished with a package for Production cars as well as a package for formula cars.  We continue to the revision process of the SCREV as well.
  • Formula/Sports Race Advisory Committee (FSRAC) 4/20): A few members of the EVAC met with the FSRAC during their monthly meeting.  We each had questions for the other about the prototype rules package we sent them.  Consensus was gained through discussion and our package was moved forward.
  • Board of Directors (BoD) (4/25): I updated the Board on EVAC (see above).  We continued to prepare for our face-to-face meeting in Kansas City in July.  We’re working on a revised document control system as well.  We are in the middle of an outside audit and all appears to be going well there.

SCCA Events:

  • NCR @ VIR (HST) (4/8-4/10): Windy and cold…..brrrrr.  While it was snowing here, it wasn’t much better down at VIR.  In addition to the nasty weather, the weekend was marred by several incidents which caused full course yellows, black flag alls, and even some red flags.  Once again, going to other race venues makes me appreciate how good we have it here in GLDiv.
  • I have updated my calendar on the GLDiv website with events I’d like to go to this season. Click here to see where I’ll be this summer.

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.

The various national schedules for 2022 are starting to coalesce and they can be found here: 

Pro Solo/National Tour, Time Trials National Tour, Hoosier Super Tour, Enduro.

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

Solo: Apr. 09 Test and Tune Event Survey

Given the weather forecast for Traders World this coming Sat, we are exploring our options. (31°Low – 45°High, 64% chance of rain, or possible snow)

If you have signed up for the Test and Tune Event on Saturday Apr. 09, please check your email and respond the survey.

This survey will close by Wednesday 04/06/22 8:00PM, and we will announce the final decision by Thursday 04/07/22 Noon.

Race Report

While we continue to perfect the plans for our July 29-31 Race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, we invite you to register your INTENT to attend. This will help us to know how we might need to modify groups to provide the best possible experience for you AND it will add you to the mailing list so you will know the DAY registration opens. Then you can be the first to officially register and increase your chances of getting your first choice of car number. This sign up applies to Regional Road Racing, Track Event, Time Trial and Workers. If you are competing in H Production and are not a member of HPNPC, you can let us know and we will fill you in on the exciting opportunity available to you this year.

The INTENT to register page is available at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com.

Road Rally Report

Announcing the 2022 Road Rally Schedule! Already there’s been a change to the date of the first rally. We realized we were scheduled for Easter weekend, so we moved to the following week. Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • 4/23
  • 5/21
  • 6/25
  • 8/13
  • 9/17
  • 10/29

We are taking July off, but on 7/16 there is a rally in Indianapolis, in case you can’t stand to miss a month and want to try out another region’s event. 

Registration for “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips Two” is now open on CincySCCA.MotorsportReg.com. We will be starting and ending at Shooters Bar and Grill at 4981 Winner’s Circle Drive in Liberty Township. First car out will be approximately 10:30. 

Contact us at the email or phone number below for additional information. 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! Want to suggest an area with awesome roads, we’re open to that too.

Gordon Benson
Christy Graham
roadrally@cincyscca.com or
CincySCCARally@yahoo.com
513-658-4677

Area 4 Director Update for April 2022

As it warms up across the country, Club Racing gets to start it season. My rubber is about to hit the road, literally, as I head to North Carolina and attend the Hoosier Super Tour (HST) race at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). I’ll fold in a visit to my brother’s place in Durham too. After that I will also visit Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC) for an HST race there towards the end of the month (4/29-5/1).

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.

The various national schedules for 2022 are starting to coalesce and they can be found here:

Pro Solo/National Tour, Time Trials National Tour, Hoosier Super Tour, Enduro.

Video Conference Meetings:

  • Board of Directors (BoD) (2/28): Ken Blackburn (Chairman of the Stewards) gave a report on the status of the Club Racing program. In general, the program is doing well. But to make sure its long term viability is ensured, more strategic planning needs to be done. Mark Scroggs (Solo Events Board Chair) also joined us to give a status report. Solo is also doing well as it adapts to new safety guidelines, classes and cars. We got an update on the lawsuit filed by Rick Haynes against the Club. It has been moved to Federal Court.
  • Club Racing Board (CRB) (3/1): Some housekeeping was done to make sure the GCR is accurate after an off season of rules changes. Some subtle changes were made on restarts at the Runoffs. The results can be seen here.
  • Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) (3/9): The committee released its first Club Racing rules package to the CRB. This package pertains to Prototype race cars. We are also nearly finished with a package for Production cars.
  • BoD (3/28): I updated the Board on EVAC (see above). We reviewed a plan to alter the Solo management team and process. Details will be forthcoming. We also received an update on the Rick Haynes v SCCA lawsuit.Again, details to follow.

SCCA Events:

  • GLDiv Spring Training meeting: I attended this event in Fort Wayne on 3/4, 3/5. Val McCammon organized the event and, once again, she did a fantastic job. It was hosted at Manchester University on the north side of Fort Wayne. It’s a nice, new facility that is perfect for a meeting like ours. It’s always nice to see folks working together to further the Club. As for me, in addition to hosting a session of “Ask the Director” and a session on the EVAC, I sat in on several sessions (Road Racing forum, GLDiv BoD meeting, DA & Exec Steward meeting). I also had a side session with the Cincy Region folks on their event at MidOhio.
  • I have updated my calendar on the GLDiv website with events I’d like to go to this season. Click here to see where I’ll be this summer.

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. Log in to your my.scca.com page and check. It’s important to have the correct information there so the club knows how to contact you.

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

Solo Report

Eek!  Only a little over one month away (40 days) from the start of the 2022 Cincy SCCA Solo Season!!!  In some ways I cannot believe the season is already here, in other ways I cannot wait because it seems it’s been forever since our last event!  Hope you and your car are ready or really hope you are more ready than I am… 

Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe – JLOfoto.net

In reality, the season has already been underway for your solo committee as we had a planning meeting last Sunday and will have a trailer cleaning/repair party this coming Sunday, March 6, at 10:00 @ Traders World (weather pending).  Let us know if you want to come out and help.

The Cincy SCCA 2022 Solo Schedule is now solidified.  Of course, just like last year there could be additions or weather related changes as the year goes on, but for now they are solid.  The schedule is posted to the solo page on our webpage, www.cincyscca.com.  Event information and registration links will be accessible from our webpage or on www.cincyscca.motorsportsreg.com.   Registrations will typically open on the Thursday six weeks before the event.

Our first event is a Test and Tune on Saturday, Apr 9, due to the limited entries for this event it will sell out quickly so do not delay once it opens.  Our second event, a fun event, is the next day, Sunday, Apr 10 which will have the more standard entry cap!  Registration will open this Thur at 8:00 pm.  Can’t wait to see everyone again soon!

2021 Year End Trophies – The majority of the year-end trophies are in (sorry, not all yet).  I will have them with me at the trailer cleaning/repair party this Sunday &/or at our events.  If you are wanting to come out to pick yours up this Sunday, please let me know in case we need to reschedule.

Kent Weaver

Cincy SCCA Solo Chair

Race Report

Plans are coming together for our July 29-31 Race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. We are offering a full menu of regional road racing, as well as an opportunity to put your street legal or solo car on the track. We plan to continue (and improve upon) the Time Trial option we started last year, and there is also an opportunity to participate in a 1-hour wheel to wheel race in your safety prepared car – even if you don’t have a competition license or your car is not set up to SCCA class specifications. Whatever your level of experience – from racecourse novice to national champion – there is a place for you during the Friday track day. In addition, we are excited to be a part of the H Production Nationwide Championship this year, as they are holding the “Mike Cummings H Production Invitational” in conjunction with the regional event. There is truly something for everyone.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with administration and also in the race support specialties, such as flagging, timing and scoring and grid. If driving fast is not your thing, but being around those who are driving fast is, this is your place to be. It’s fun to get up close and personal with the cars and drivers. We are planning to have our traditional worker picnic with door prizes and live entertainment.

Join us.