February 25, 2014
Chicago Region at the Show!
The Chicago Region had a booth at the Race & Performance Expo in St. Charles on Feb. 22-23 to introduce show-goers to all the SCCA and Chicago Region have to offer. The booth, staffed by Chicago Region volunteers including Bill Crawford, Dennis and Patrick Morgan, Scott Sanda, Todd Gray, Dave Vacarro, Ed Midgley, Chris Gregor, Bob Stone, Tracy Ramsey, Bob Lindsay and others featured Ed Midgley’s beautiful Formula F car as well as video showing Solo, PDX and Club Racing action.
Interest from the show attendees was high, with quite a few people asking questions and leaving their contact information for follow-up. Brochures and flyers touting the Solo, PDX and Club Racing programs were available and many attendees walked away with information on the SCCA and how to join the Chicago Region.
All the SCCA members staffing the booth agreed the show was a success and had a great time talking to such interested “car people”.
Special thanks to Chris Gregor and Ed Midgley for setting up and taking down the booth, to Ed Midgely for providing his race car for display, and to Claire Ball for making the arrangements with the show management.
Pictures of the event can be found HERE.
February 24, 2014
Registration is now open for the 2014 CenDiv Spring Training.
This will once again be held at:
Best Western Airport Hotel
5105 S. Howell Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207
The training will be held on the weekend of April 5.
Special hotel rates can be locked in – Please call the hotels directly and advise that you are booking from the “Sports Car Club” room block. Just like last year a few rooms at the Super 8 will be available. It is a less expensive option however it does not provide the same amenities as the Best Western.
Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel
Rate of $87.00 per night plus taxes and incidentals for King or 2 Queens
Rate of $68.00 per night plus taxes and incidentals (bed configuration not known)
In both cases the room block expires on Tuesday, March 04, 2014. After that date if there are still rooms available both hotels may honor the contracted rate, but it is not guaranteed.
For more details and to register, visit the MotorsportReg page HERE
February 20, 2014
Chicago Region was honored to receive a letter from Carl Haas at the 2013 Season Checkered Flag Banquet. Carl was one of the Chicago Region members being recognised for being a part of the SCCA for more than 50 years. Carl has been a Chicago Region member for over 61 years.
While Carl was unable to attend the event, we were fortunate enough to receive and be able to read a letter on his behalf. This letter can be viewed HERE. It is a reminder of both the history of the region, and the strength of the shoulders the region was built upon.
February 19, 2014
Join us on March 19 for the Chicago Region General Membership and prospective new member information meeting. Bring a friend, co-worker, relative or anyone interested in cars and motorsports.
The focus of the evening is to introduce prospective new members to the Chicago Region and all that it has to offer.
Experts from all areas of the club and all specialties will talk about their area of interest and how to get involved, and be available to answer questions.
We will also be distributing Anniversary Pins, so come collect your metal!
After the meeting, feel free to display your track talents and shake off the rust on K1′s indoor kart track (entry fee not included), or watch the other competitors battle it out to see who’s fastest. Will it be the Solo drivers? Club racers? PDX folks?
Check out K1 Speed and get directions here:
Date – WED. MARCH 19
Time – 7:00PM
Place – K1 Speed Indoor Karting, 2381 W Army Trail Road, Addison, IL 60101
Who – All Chicago Region members, guests and prospective new members
February 16, 2014
The 2014 Solo schedule
has been posted!
See it on the Solo page HERE
February 16, 2014
Chicago Region held its annual Checkered Flag Banquet to celebrate the 2013 season at Lake Forest SportsCars on February 15, 2014. Award recipients included:
- Fred Wacker Driver of the Year: Mike Varacins
- Dave Morell Worker of the Year: Mark Hirt
- Rookie of the Year: Michael Pesch
- Founder’s Award: Birdie Martin
- REcognition Award: Sue Green
- REcognition Award: Linda Novak
- REcognition Award: Kathryn George
Also honored were the members of our region who have been SCCA members for 50 years or more Read more about this event, and see pictures HERE.
February 9, 2014
The CenDiv Club Racing Divisional Championship Program has been updated to clarify qualification requirements for the Runoffs.
The revised program can be found HERE.
Tentative PDX/Track Day Schedule Published
January 21, 2014
A tentative 2014 PDX/Track Day schedule has been posted on the Track Day page HERE. We are trying to get one more date and hope to have the schedule finalized soon. While you are shoveling snow, think about those summer track days right around the corner!
Kettle Moraine Double – Now a 2015 Championship Race
January 15, 2014
Due to the rules set forth by the National Office as communicated in the April Fastrack and following the release of the 2014 National Runoffs dates, the Kettle Moraine race was determined to fall outside of the approved window for a 2014 Divisional Championship event eligible for Runoffs qualification. A waiver was requested, and at the December National Board of Directors was brought to the floor for discussion. The motion to grant the waiver failed. Therefore, the Kettle Moraine Double has been reclassified as a 2015 CenDiv Divisional Championship race.
Details of the National Board of Directors meeting may be found here:
The schedule and calendar on the Chicago Region website has been modified accordingly, and the 2014 Central Division Divisional Championship Program document will be updated in the near future to reflect this change.
2013/2014 Incentive Programs
November 24, 2013
Chicago Region has released details of the 2013 and 2014 Membership and Worker Incentive Programs, including the new Club Racing Worker Recruitment and Worker Retention programs! Details can be found HERE.
2014 CenDiv Club Racing Schedule Modified
November 14, 2013
The previously published 2014 CenDiv Club Racing schedule has been updated. The schedule can be found on our Road Racing Information page at: http://scca-chicago.com/road-racing/
The schedule remains as is was, with the changes being: 1) LOL added a single Divisional Championship race on July 5-6 and 2) the LOL Labor Day race has changed from a Single to a Double Championship race.
October General Membership Meeting
The last official Chicago Region General Membership Meeting of 2013 is almost upon us! Please join us at the WeatherTech World Headquarters in Bolingbrook, Il on October 16 at 7:00 PM. We will have the official meeting to vote in the new Board of Directors for 2014, quickly recap the 2013 Chicago Region season.
Also, the CEO of WeatherTech, David MacNeil will speak to the group and give small group tours of the WeatherTech facility.
But wait, there’s more! Bryce Baker of the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association will be our guest speaker!
Bryce will speak about the following:
1. Info about the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association
2. Enforcement issues regarding auto racing trucks/trailers with RV plates.
3. Enforcement issues regarding CDLs and auto racing trucks/trailers.
4. Financial and liberty impact of overweight & CDL violations.
5. Solutions and suggestions for dealing with enforcement in these situations.
The ITEA is a liaison organization that educates and advocates on both sides of the legal equation. They seek to educate local enforcement officers to help standardized how the Illinois transportation laws are administered, and also work with drivers and owners to educate the facts surrounding Illinois law. The truth is that Illinois has complicated laws that are rarely fully understood by recreational and amateur drivers, as well as rank-and-file law enforcement officers. This leads to non-uniform application of the laws across jurisdictions, both in enforcement and judicial context. They can help drivers/owners avoid common errors that are easily addressed.
There will be good food and beverage provided as well!
Please join us at:
841 Remington Blvd.
Bolingbrook, IL. 60440.
Exit I-55 at Rt.53 North at first light turn left onto Remington Blvd. and go to 841 address.
See you on Wednesday!
Chicago Region, SCCA 1951 Regional Executive Corwith (Corky) Hamill passed away in his home at age 99 on July 11, 2013. A memorial service will be held August 5th at 2:00 PM at the Little Home Church by the wayside in Wayne, IL. 60184
In our last correspondence with Corky in 2012 he said he fondly remembered his active days with Chicago Region and continued to get laughs about the Sports Car Club of America decal on his walker.
Our condolences to his family and friends – Thanks for the memories Corky and God speed.
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Chicago Region June Sprints®
Details at JuneSprints.com
National and Regional Road Racing
Schedule is finalized! Click here for more information
The Solo schedule is finalized! Click here for more information
Track Days at local tracks! Click here for more information
Botham is Back! The Great Grape Tour is back for 2012! Click here for more information
Inquiries at Chicago Region Office Phone: 847-729-2211 or E-mail: Cluboffice@SCCA-Chicago.com