Like Kent W./SOLO Chair has reported, solo season is over and behind us, but next year’s events will be here in no time, just the way this year 2023 flew by. Also, I’d like to acknowledge the recently ELECTED Cincy Region officers for 2024 and for some 2024-2025. their names and positions are as follows:
RE (Region Exec) : Jim Clark
Asst. RE: Brain Walker
Secretary: Halie Sewell
Treasurer: Christy Graham
Board Members At Large (2Year Terms ) As Follows:
**P.S.: Also, as a reminder that SCCA Cincy Regional Awards Banquet will be held Feb.3,2024 @ RSVP CENTER, Fairfield,Ohio (same place as 2022&2023 Banquets). Times & $$$ to follow. So keep viewing our Web Page for latest happenings and schedules in our region.
With the SOLO Nationals, Road Race Nationals Runoffs, and Last of SOLO points events behind us, now all we have left is electoral business to complete the year. I want to invite and encourage all our Cincy region members to try to attend to cast votes for our executive board with some returning and some new faces. Our next meeting to be held Tuesday November 21 , Starting at 7:00 @ Shooters Sports Grill – Liberty Twp (4981 Winners Circle Dr., Hamilton Oh.)
Following is list of candidates and elect positions.
RE (Region Exec) : Jim Clark
Asst. RE: Brain Walker
Secretary: Halie Sewell
Treasurer: Christy Graham (current) and A.J. Allen (Only one to be Elected)
Board Members At Large(2Year Terms and 3 To Be Elected) As Follows:
Jack Burns (Currently)
Tom Tomlinson (Currently)
Shawn Noland (New to this Position)
Mark your calendar for 2024, SCCA Annual Awards Banquet to be held FEB.3 @ Receptions Event Center in Fairfield.
KEEP THE SHINY SIDE UP,
Jim Clark, Region Exec.
Hello Cincy Region SCCA members & friends!
Fall kicked in literally right on the nose for us this year with the temperature drop, hopefully no more 90+ degrees for 2023. As you read this, our season is winding down with a few more region events to go. The 2023 Solo Nationals are history and we have participants actively competing at the 2023 Runoffs at VIR. I hope everyone had safe travels on the road wrapping up their events.
Our next Board meeting on October 17th
at 7PM at the Shooter’s in Liberty Township. We will have our regular meeting (on the 3rd
Tuesday of the month) and at this time accept nominations from current region members interested in running for board. This will form our ballot that will be voted on at our November meeting (11/21/23). If you are interested in learning more about the board positions, please look up a board member either at an event or thru the contacts listed on our website cincyscca.com
. You can also look up the responsibilities listed in our bylaws that are also published on our website.
Look forward to seeing some new faces at our October meeting on 10/17/2023 at the Shooter’s Bar & Grill in Liberty Township at 7pm. Full address and information are on our website as well. Enjoy the time as the leaves start changing this month and get out and drive!
Keep the shiny side up!
Jim Clark, Cincy Region SCCA, Region Executive
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 email@example.com or through the registration pages.
Registration pages for all Cincy Region events are available at cincyscca.motorsportreg.com.
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!
Road Rally Chair
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.
YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED UNTIL REGISTRATION CLOSES
DRIVER INSTRUCTORS NEEDED
Track Event Instructors Eligibility: One must hold a current recognized competition license (SCCA, NASA, IMSA, FIA, PCA, BMWCCA, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To Register please visit our MotorsportReg page (TBA):