Registration is Open for the 4th PDX Track Day of the Year!
Posted July 20, 2014
Registration is now open for SCCA Chicago Region Performance Driving Experience #4 for 2014. Come drive your car on track on Friday, August 29, at Autobahn Country Club – North Course. Because the sun will set earlier, this event will start one hour earlier than previous evening events this year. Check-in is at 1:30 p.m.; sessions begin at 4 p.m. The plan is to run three groups, with each group having three 20-minute sessions on track.
Register now to save with early bird pricing. If you sign up before 11:59 p.m. on July 26, you will receive a discount of $10 off the driving fee of $130. Register online HERE.
Questions? Contact our registrar at email@example.com and see additional information on the PDX Track Days page.
Hope to see you there!
Volunteer Registration for the Continental Tires Road Race Showcase Weekend
Posted July 13, 2014
August 8-10, 2014 at Road America
(NOTE: We are only staffing Friday, August 8, through Sunday, August 10. We are not staffing Thursday.)
We invite volunteers planning to work the TUDOR United Sports Car Series event to pre-register here. This will allow the Region to plan staffing levels, lunch and dinner counts,and to provide the best experience for all our volunteers.
If you know of others planning to work the event, but do not typically use MotorsportReg to pre-register, PLEASE pass along the information below. Those individuals who are unable or unwilling to use MSR may contact the online registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org to have their pre-registration entered for them.
Worker Specialties We Will Be Staffing in 2014:
- F&C (Corners, Flag Chiefs, Communicator)
- Course Marshals (Mark Hirt Chief, Mike Jorgensen Asst. Chief)
- Race Administration
If you do not see your speciaty here, or if your specialty is already fully staffed…
Sign up for something new and try that!
Chicago Region is pleased to continue to offer free camping at the events we staff. Just like last year, the free camping area will be in the worker camping area outside of the track.
AS we did in 2013, Chicago Region is offering subsidized camping within the track. Workers will be asked to pay a $25 flat fee towards a camping spot, and Chicago Region will cover the remaining cost of the site and the individual wristbands. Only workers who purchase this option on MotorsportReg in conjunction with their preregistration will be able to get this reduced rate. Workers who do not purchase this option during preregistration may purchase onsite camping at Gate 4 for the standard spectator fees. Due to the high demand for camping at this event, we do not yet know where the worker camping will be inside the track.
As in previous years we will be allowing workers to obtain a guest pass for those who are not working but accompanying them to the event. In 2014 we will implement a strict one (1) guest pass per worker policy, as has been the policy previously. This year we will only be offering this benefit to those workers who pre-register. Only workers who pre-register on MotorsportReg will be able to reserve a guest pass. The guest must also be pre-registered in MotorsportReg in conjunction with the worker registration. Overages and non-preregistered guests will be asked to purchase a spectator pass at the spectator entrance. There is concern over controls in previous years, forcing tighter monitoring of this policy. We thank you for your understanding.
As part of the controls for 2014, there will be a strict oversight policy in effect for this event. Specialty chiefs will be provided with a list of workers who checked in for their specialty, and they will be required to verify when and where they worked. Anyone who checks in as a worker and is not verified to have worked at least a full day (across the entire weekend) will be addressed. It is the worker's responsibility to check in with their specialty chief and make sure their work was validated.
A tentative schedule of events can be found here. Note that Saturday is a long day, so plan accordingly!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN AT:
July 1, 2014
The third PDX/Track Day of the 2014 Chicago Region PDX Series will be on August 2nd at Autobahn CC Joliet – South Course. We’re back in Joliet following our trip northwest, and looking to taste the South Course for the first time this year at a Chicago Region Series event!
June 19, 2014
The second PDX/Track Day of the 2014 Chicago Region PDX Series will be on July 21st at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. This will be the only Chicago Region PDX event run at Blackhawk this year, so don’t miss it!
The event will be a full day event, with sessions for both Level 1 (untimed) and Level 2 (timed) groups.
Do you have the patience to drive through 3D? Does your heart flutter as you power through 5? Can you find the right line to brake heavy into 7 and accelerate onto the front straight, carrying more speed past the tower? Find out on July 21st!
May 23, 2014
The 2014 Solo schedule
has been updated. Due to other commitments at Rt 66 we were forced to give up the August 31 date for Event #5. It has been rescheduled to September 7.
See the updated schedule on the Solo page HERE
April 10, 2014
To all SCCA Licensed Workers:
This week SCCA Club Racing announced our 2014 BFGoodrich Tires Worker of the Year Program click here.
Based on feedback from the workers in attendance at the 2014 SCCA National Convention in Charlotte last month, the program is changing this year to once again recognize one worker in each of our 10 specialties rather than one person per division. Program details can be found on the SCCA Website; either under the “Downloads” tab on the home page, or the “Worker Tab” on the 2014 Runoffs page.
Nominations for these awards are critical, so the importance of your participation cannot be overstated. Between now and August 8th, please nominate workers you think should be considered. They don’t have to be in your specialty or your division. They should be someone who goes above and beyond on a regular basis to support our events. Nominations are easy to submit click here; so we hope you will all take a few minutes to recommend one of your peers during the course of the 2014 Racing Season!
Finally, thanks to each and every one of you for all you do to make our events the safe, fun and exciting experiences that they are!
SCCA Vice President of Club Racing
April 4, 2014
Details of the 2014 Chicago Region Worker Retention and Recruitment Program can be found on the Incentive Programs page, or directly from HERE. Get a little back for all that you do, we appreciate our volunteers!
March 9, 2014
Registration is Now Open
for the 2014 CenDiv TRO Club Racing Championship presented by C&P Installations.
The finishing touches are being put on the rules, but registration for the 2014 CenDiv TRO CenDiv Championship presented by C&P Installations, but registration is open on MotorsportsReg. Registration is free, and the racing season is right around the corner!
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 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 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.
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.
News Archives can be found HERE.
Chicago Region June Sprints®
Details at JuneSprints.com
Divisional and Majors 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
Watch this page for Road Rally news!
Inquiries at Chicago Region Office Phone: 847-729-2211 or E-mail: Cluboffice@SCCA-Chicago.com