Checkered Flag Dinner

Posted December 17, 2014
Celebrate the end of the 2014 season with your friends and among some really great cars!

Whether you are part of our Road Racing program, our PDX/Track Day attendees, our Solo participants, or just one of our members who enjoys great cars, great food, and great company, this is a can’t-miss event. Being held again at the stunning venue of Lake Forest Sportscars, we will be surrounded by Ferraris, Aston Martins, McLarens, and Maseratis as we eat and drink in commiseration and celebration of the 2014 Chicago Region SCCA season.

On February 7th, it will have been 2 weeks since the 24 Hours of Daytona, and a month and a half until the 12 Hours of Sebring, so what else would you be doing? The Blackhawks have the night off, the Bulls will be playing away at the New Orleans Pelicans (who?), and the Bears will thankfully have ended their season well before, so this is the perfect time to go to a party!

Drinks: Complementary beer, wine, pop, and water.

Food: Buffet dinner – including appetizers, salad, selection of entrees, vegetable medley, rolls, assorted desserts, coffee, etc.

Price: $30.00 per person (minimum age – 16)
RSVP required by February 1, 2015

Online @ MotorsportReg =
Peg Ball
28302 Lakeview Circle
McHenry, IL 60051
(847) 469-8589

2014 Volunteer Incentive Program

Posted November 8, 2014

The 2014 Volunteer Incentive program details and submission form have been made available.
The form must be submitted by December 15, so don’t delay!
You can find details HERE
and the submission form HERE.
There is also a link from our Membership Benefits page HERE.

2015 Road Racing Schedule Announced

Posted November 6, 2014
The 2015 Central Division Road Racing schedule has been announced. You can find details at or on the Chicago Region Road racing page HERE.

2015 CenDiv Hall of Fame

Posted November 6, 2014
The Central Division Hall of Fame is announcing the opening of nominations to be presented in 2015.

Mission Statement:
The Central Division, SCCA Hall of Fame (CENDIV) mission is to preserve, protect, recognize and record Central Division’s accomplishments and history through recognizing and honoring dedicated members who have made significant contributions, to the development progress, and success of a Region, Central Division and of Sports Car Club of America.

Nominations will be submitted to and reviewed by a CENDIV Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The nominations are open to anyone who has been a member of a Central Division region of the SCCA, even before the split of Areas 4 and 5. They must have been part of CENDIV, but do not have to be in CENDIV at this time.

Of the nominated individuals, up to three will be selected to be in the induction class in 2015.

Each year, the Nominating Committee shall accept nominations from the membership until January 31. Nominations should be kept to two pages or less, and indicate the background and/or reason for consideration. The nominated individual shall have contributed to a Central Division Region, the Division and the Club as a whole.


The induction into the Central Division, SCCA Hall of Fame will take place at a luncheon at the annual Spring Meeting for the Division in March, 2015.

Deadline for receiving nominations is: January 31st, 2015.

Submit Nominations to:

CENDIV Hall of Fame
c/o 921 Lawn Circle
Western Springs, IL 60558-2262

Committee Members:

Tony Machi
George Laws
Hank Jaffe
Bev Heilicher
Bob Stone

The new CenDiv Hall of Fame page and prior recipients can be found HERE

CenDiv Divisional Championship presented by TRO and C&P Installations FINAL!

Posted September 20, 2014
The CenDiv Divisional Championship presented by TRO and C&P Installations concluded at the Jack Pine Sprints at Brainerd on August 30.

The 2015 Final points standings can be found on the “”Club Racing points standings page. Also included in the results are the drivers who qualified for the 2014 Runoffs via the Divisional Championship path.

Congratulations to all who qualified for the Runoffs and all who earned a position in the Divisional Championship!

2014 National Worker of the Year

Posted April 10, 2014
Worker of the Year

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!


Terry Ozment
SCCA Vice President of Club Racing

2014 Chicago Region Worker Retention & Recruitment Program

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!

2014 Race & Performance Expo

Posted 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.

Letter from Carl Haas

Posted 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.

The Checkered Flag

Posted February 16, 2014
Ferrari Race Car
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.
Ferrari Race Car

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