Registration for the 2022 season Permanent Number is now open.
Please register BEFORE Feb.28th Midnight, so that your permanent number registration will be processed automatically. Any registrations after March 1st will be handled manually, which means the processing time may take up to 1-2 weeks.
Permanent Numbers are :
Intended for members who regularly compete in our event (At least half the events in past season)
First come first serve.
Reset every championship season.
We adhere to the SCCA Solo National Events Numbering policy:
Only 1-99 are allowed for single driver cars
101-199 are for the second drivers of 2-drivers cars
No leading zeros allowed (i.e. 7 is allowed, but 007 is not)
* Cincinnati Region SCCA reserves rights to remove reserved permanent numbers at our discretion at any time before/during the season.
Thank you all for joining Cincinnati Region SCCA Solo 2021 Season!
Championship Points and PAX Points are now updated for review, with all 8 Point Events. Please review and if you find any errors, please let us know as soon as possible. Results will be final on Friday Nov. 19th 2021.
Hello Cincinnati SCCA members & friends! HAPPY FALL Y’ALL! As summer has now officially turned the corner into cooler temperatures, you will see some great announcements about our future activities from our event chairs in this Cinchronizer! And I have a few items of my own to review.
First, it’s election time! As always our October Membership/Board meeting was held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on October 19th at Shooter’s in West Chester. Our October meeting was the nomination meeting to come up with the ballot for the election of our new board for 2022 from those in attendance. The ballot for the 2022 Cincinnati SSCA Board are:
Region Executive – Tony Brown
Assistant Region Executive – Gordon Benson
Treasurer – Christy Graham
Secretary – TBD
Board Member At Large (2 year term 2022-23, 3 elected)
Our election meeting is at our next Membership/Board meeting on November 16th at 7pm at the Shooter’s Sports Grill at 4981 Winners Circle, Liberty Township, OH 45011. Even though there are no contested positions for next years board, we’d still like to see members at our next meeting to learn more about our club operations and possibly learn about a role they would like to fill in the future. And the wings are pretty good as well!
On a more somber note, earlier in October one of our long time members Tony Horning passed away. Tony was a dedicated 49-year member of Cincinnati SCCA and had a long storied membership with our club. He was active in many activities over the years and also served as Region Executive for our club. Personally I first met Tony almost 20 years ago when I first started volunteering up at our Mid-Ohio events in Driver Information at the base of the tower. He was a great teacher on those track operations I learned long ago. He was also awarded our clubs prestigious Joel Williams Award for 2004. He will be missed by many of our SCCA friends. Rest In Peace and Godspeed Tony.
Finally, our Awards Banquet is scheduled to return for 2022! After a year off due to Covid, we have secured the date of February 5th, 2022 at the Receptions in Fairfield. We look forward to seeing everyone and recognizing our members in person again! In the meantime, our last Member/Board meeting (and Election Day) is coming up on November 16th, hope to see you there!
Tony Brown – Cincinnati Region SCCA, Region Executive
Our date is set for the Cincinnati Region Track Event/Time Trial and Double Divisional Races at Mid-Ohio for 2022. Mark your calendar now for July 29, 30, 31. We’ll have our usual on and off-track activities plus some possible other attractions. The complete Great Lakes Division race calendar will be finalized soon. There will be lots of opportunities to be a part of the action in 2022.
Planning to get on the track in 2022 and get your Competition License? The on-track portion of Driver’s School at Waterford Hills in Michigan is April 23-24.
Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the final road rally of the season, Saturday, October 30 was canceled. It was a great route and will be rescheduled for some time in 2022. Meanwhile, we are working on additional routes and fun stuff for 2022. If you have suggestions, some great roads we should use, or want to set up a route yourself, let us know. We can always use the help and can offer help too if you want to become a Rally Master.
Thanks to everyone who helped set up routes and/or safety checked them. Thanks also to everyone who came out to run the events. They are a lot of work to set up (but fun too) and all the Rally Masters and Safety Stewards want is to show you all a good time.
Congratulations to Mike and Stephanie Spatz for finishing first in the points standings again this year.
Welcome to the last month of the 2021 solo season or should I say welcome, welcome, welcome to the last month of the 2021 solo season? 🙂. Hard to believe we are nearing the end (if I ignore the cold, rainy weather and how early it gets dark outside…) So here goes:
Points Event 7 – Oct 3
Speaking of rain, this event was forecasted to be wet and boy was it ever. WOR and CKR cancelled, possibly being the wiser of us, but we welcomed any of their entrants. Even with the rain, we had 131 entrants, not bad at all. I personally much prefer dry courses, but have to admit I still had fun even if it felt like I was driving in snow with the sealed asphalt surface. Tightest competition was in HS where Nick Maludy edged out AJ Allen by 0.091 secs. Our Novice classes had the greatest showing with 14 each in both Novice Street (which was won my Robert Beck) and Novice Modified (which was won by Zachery Eavers.). Both Fastest Time of Day and Top PAX times went to Nathan Johnson with a raw time of 40.193 secs and a PAX time of 32.837 secs.
Challenge Event – Oct 23
Our Challenge Event was held a couple weeks ago on the only dry day of the weekend. We had 76 entrants get six runs in the morning to vie for the 32 challenge spots based on the top 16 by PAX in the two heats. Entrants were then paired and advanced by having the most improvement off their dial in time. Those who qualified got two runs in the first round and one run each round thereafter. In the end Richard Verret became our inaugural champion taking the win over Ron Schoch in a hard fought battle, and Bill Hughes edged out Nick Wilmot for Third/Fourth place respectively. Congrats to all, it was a lot of fun to cheer on everyone in the challenge.
Points Event 8 – Nov 7
This event was originally scheduled for Oct 24 but had to me moved due to miserably cold and wet weather on the 24th. The forecast went from cool and sunny as late as Wed that week to monsoon, windy, and frigid by that Sat during the Challenge Event. It was a tough call to make because we understand so many people have planned their schedules around our events long in advance and the unknowns of weather in Nov. In the end, the weather ended up just as bad as the forecast. Fingers crossed for Nov…. Good luck to all who are in tight battles for the year end points championships. (Best 5 events count, 4 events needed to qualify. Year end trophies based on number of those qualified in class.) https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/cincyscca-2021-fall-fun-event-traders-world-scca-cincinnati-solo-061871
Hope we’ve been able to make this season as fun for you as us, thank you on advance for coming out and playing with cars with us. Look for announcements regarding the Year End Awards Banquet (Feb 5, 2022.
I apologize for not getting an October edition of this out to you, but I was REALLY busy at the Runoffs (see more details below). I was a reserve pace/safety car driver, I crewed for a few drivers (we had six in our compound), I had some BoD meetings, I gave away some trophies in Winner’s Circle and I actually got to watch a few sessions and races along the way. Our group also hosted the Prod/GTL party and raised almost $2000 for the Worker Corps. If nothing else, the Runoffs is the one place where you can see your racing friends each year. The folks that, due to distance, you only see once a season.
First off the bat, I have a couple of quick announcements:
GLDiv Spring meeting will be on Saturday March 3 rd with a casual gathering the night before. Details will be announced as they are finalized on the GLDiv website.
Mike Cobb will have his next Presidential address on 11/3 at 8p. More details can be found here.
Video Conference Meetings:
Club Racing Board (CRB) (9/7): The last meeting before the Runoffs was uneventful as no rules changes can occur. Most of them would be at the event so they could observe the fruits of their labor. The results can be seen here.
Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) (9/8): Our first document (SCREV) was sent up the food chain for review. We viewed this as a major step forward and were proud to be able to develop something of this caliber so quickly. We continued with rules review and policies concerning interaction with tracks, regions, etc.
GLDiv BoD meeting (10/7): I was more than happy to sit in on the GLDiv BoD meeting so we could focus on budget, rules, schedules, website, etc. We also worked on the Spring Training meeting. It’ll be scheduled for 3/5 and details will be announced on the GLDiv website
EVAC (10/13): We continued work on other rules sets and had several wide-ranging discussions on several topics (car prep costs, battery safety, etc.).
CRB (10/19): Due to the Runoffs, we slid back our regularly scheduled meeting from 10/5 to 10/19. As most of the advisory committees had not met since the Runoffs, the agenda was fairly thin but was completed. In addition, a broad discussion about policies and procedures in post session and post-race impound were examined.
BoD (10/25): We had more good news about the financial position. Once again, we are ahead of the curve. Our Track Night in America, Time Trails and Solo events are hosting record entries. Unfilled positions are also helping keep costs down. As for me, I gave an EVAC update and reported on my visit to the Rally Cross national Championships. We also decided to cancel our November meeting (11/22) as we would be meeting in person a few days later (12/4).
Rally Cross Board (RXB) (10/26): As this group just held their Championship event, they did some “post mortem” on the event and started looking forward to next season (events, rules changes, etc.).
WMR Solo @ Grattan Raceway (9/6): I competed in this event in my new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. I decided to stay in the H Street class and not classify myself in the EVX class so I’d have some competition. Other than one run, I got faster with each run and had a great time. I finished 8 th of 13 so I didn’t feel too bad about that. The video is on my YouTube channel page.
SCCA National Championship Runoffs (9/24-10/4): Boy was this a busy week. As Director, I had a few responsibilities during the event. I had volunteered to give away trophies in Winner’s Circle ceremonies for three races (HP, BSpec, EP), I had a few meetings (both scheduled ahead of time and some that were impromptu) and I was a reserve driver for the Pace/Safety car team.
As a “non Director”, I had some stuff on my plate too. My group of friends have always thought that the mantra “there’s safety in numbers” was true at the Runoffs, so we’ve generally set up compounds with several drivers. We’ve been doing this for years. This year we had six drivers all paddocked together. We shared meal prep, living quarters (Air B&B), infrastructure (power, compressors, welders, etc.) and generally worked together to help each other out. We had cars in HP (5), BSpec (1) and GT3 (1). In general, it was a pretty good week but a couple of DNFs and a visit to the hospital cast a bit of a cloud over the event.
SCCA Rally Cross National Championships (10/15-10/17): I went to this event purely as an observer. I was not an official in any way. I wanted to see how they made their sausage, as it were. It was a blast and I had a great time. This event reinforced that notion that I need to try this type of competition to understand it better. Now if I can only find someone who will let me co-drive their car……
WMR Solo @ Grattan Raceway (10/24): I had usually entered my Bolt EV in Solo events in the H Street class. But I decided to help the EV national numbers by entering in the EVX class this time. Would have finished 7 th of nine in HS.
November has me, once again, driving to Kansas City, MO for another BoD meeting (11/30-12/6). I’ll use the trip to visit some family who lives nearby in Lawrence, KS.
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.