The first rally of the year is in the books. It was a very brisk and breezy morning on the 22nd, but the torrential rains that had been forecast never materialized and it turned out to be a very pleasant day for the nine teams to drive the hills and twists of Clermont County. Our rally masters, EB Lunken and Dick Krehbiel, put together a great course with a good mix of roads, allowing for the occasional stop to search for an answer, ample opportunities for restroom facilities, and “brisk” paced country roads. They did their usual creative job of sprinkling in questions that made you first scratch your head and frown, then say “aha!” Of course, there was the inevitable controversy – is that a rooster or a hen, an eagle or an owl? There were multiple places to buy farm fresh eggs, but as anyone who ran the early rallies will understand, NO egg signs were included anywhere in the instructions.
–Photo courtesy of Jeff Loewe Photography
Everyone completed the course with no complaints of getting lost; we do try to not confuse you….too much. We welcomed newcomers Gary & Brigitte Spicer and Matt & Harry Evans, who had very respectible scores for beginners at 2 and 7 ½ points, respectively. Returning from last year were Terry & Denise Challenger who finished in first position with zero deductions. Congratulations to them! Finishing second were Gordon & Teresa Benson with ½ point deduction. Gordon & Teresa put together our October rally last year and we look forward to their rally this year as well. Scott & Reghan Bitzer (and their passengers) and Brad Phelps & Gary Reckelhoff tied for third with 1 ½ points. Rounding out the field were the Spicers, Mike McKay and yours truly, the Evans team, Brian Walker & Dakota Roeder, and Tim Silver & Sue Malcome. Tim was also awarded the Rally Masters’ Choice Award for the most unusual car. I must say, Mike was at a significant disadvantage having me as his driver. In the interest of fairness, since I had safety checked the course and knew most of the answers to the questions, he was solely responsible for interpreting the route instructions and finding all the answers. But we had a very enjoyable drive.
The next rally is June 17th – Rabbit Hash Revisited. The Rally Master for this event is Lee Grimes, who doesn’t even have to get out of bed to lay out a route on the Boone County roads he is so familiar with. And it will be another winner-no double about it. Now that the general store is rebuilt we will pass by it again this year – the opposite direction. If you didn’t join us for this event last year, you missed a good drive and fun after-party. Put it on your calendar for this year. Visit the rally section of the website for a full schedule and additional information. Registration will be opening soon for Rabbit Hash on MotorsportReg (search rally). There are still opportunities to take on the Rally Master role for this year. Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Registration is open for our second autocross points event. We hit the entry cap of 125 for our first event, so don’t delay. Come join us for our second event!!!
Register at MyAutoEvents
Cincinnati Region SCCA Presents
Barney Powers Memorial Road Rally II
Coast to Coast and Dam to Dam in Clermont County
April 22, 2017
Come join the fun that will have any car enthusiast or intrepid rally adventurer salivating.
We are participating in the Spring Classic Driving Tour in Clermont County, along with almost 20 car and motorcycle clubs and organizations. You can visit the website for this event at 2017 Spring Classic Driving Tour.
This is a charitable event and a portion of your entry fee will be donated to the American Lung Association and ALS. Additional donations are greatly appreciated as well.
The site will open at 7:30 AM, so come early to wander around the parking lot, show off your automobile, and get an up close look at other participants’ “babies”.
SCCA will be conducting a rally as opposed to a drive, so you will receive a set of instructions and questions to answer along the way, and we will crown our winner at the endpoint party. Points will also be awarded for a series championship. An additional award will be presented to the Rally Masters’ Choice for the most unusual car entered.
Due to the nature of this event, an exact departure time can’t be specified, but should be between 10 and 10:30. There will be a brief safety and general instruction meeting approximately 15 minutes prior to departure. The length of the rally is 3 ½ – 4 hours, depending on the length of your stops, driving speeds and frequency of turn-arounds to find answers.
Please register on-line at Barney-Powers-Memorial-Road-Rally-II on MotorSportReg.com
Printable Registration/Entry Form (Online Registration above is preferred)
2017 Cincinnati Region Road Rally Championship Series Rules
Barney Powers Memorial Road Rally II General Instructions
Finally, Feel free to share this flyer with anyone who maybe interested in our RoadRally Event!
Barney Powers Memorial Road Rally II Event Flyer
Online registration for Solo Points Event #1, April 23, at Traders World is open on MyAutoEvents.
Registration will close at noon on Saturday, April 22. Please preregister for our events. It saves a lot of time and work and helps our events start on time. (You also save a few bucks!)
The 2017 RallyCross season is about begin with our sean opener on Saturday, April 29th!
In conjuction with Western Ohio Region and Ohio Valley Region SCCA, We have 7 events currently scheduled and may add more events as the season unfolds.
Cincinati region members will be competing for our own Cincy region cup, you must attend four of the seven events to be eligible!
Also winning 5 events in your class at Bitzer RallyCross you’ll be an “ace” and be awarded the coveted
“Charles Eugene Jules Marie Nungesser Ace Award” and served with an appropiate French Libation!
Hope to see you at the events! If you have any questions about how to begin your journey into RallyCross please contact me at email@example.com or join the facebook groups at
WOR RallyCross on Facebook
OVR RallyCross on Facebook
Thank You! See you at the races!
Please click the link for
Registration on MotorsportReg
Registration will be closed on April 27, 2017 11:59PM EDT
Date: Sat. April 29, 2017
Location: Bitzer’s Farm
Cost: Online SCCA member $40 (Non-Member +$15 for the weekend membership)
– For our 2017 Season RallyCross Schedule, please click Here.
Excited to announce our new autocross site for 2017: Traders World in Monroe, OH!!!
Traders World is in a great location, I-75 & SR-63 (exit 29) and offers a fantastic facility! We will be using the west lot, the one closest to I-75. Tons of great shopping for your friends and family as well as a food court for breakfast and lunch. Traders World promises to be a great partner and host for our events. Stay tuned, more details to follow as things are finalized.
We will update our 2017 Solo Schedule (and event locations) as we confirm the site availabilities.