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You’ve heard of the Cactus League and the Grapefruit League

Posted January 28, 2015
We have the Cheese League!

Spring Training Registration is now open. Join us at the Best Western Airport Hotel in Milwaukee on March 14. Please register at msreg.com/cendivAWT.
If you are looking to stay overnight the hotel block will only be held until FEB 14.
All details including session schedules and hotel Information are available on the registration link.

January REmarks

Posted January 10, 2015

As I sit here at the beginning of the New Year if feel as though I’m being torn in 2 directions – look back at 2014 or look forward to what 2015 will bring? The truth is that the ending of one year and the beginning of another provides the ideal opportunity to do both, and no matter which direction I look I can’t help but feel good about where the Chicago Region has been and where we are going.

2014 was a good year for Chicago Region. Our Solo program had a very successful season in terms of the number of entries and ferocity of competition in several classes. 2014 was a watershed year for National Solo rules as a major overhaul of the Stock classes took effect, essentially eliminating R-rated untreaded race tires from Stock classes and requiring tires to have a minimum 140 treadwear rating (in 2015 the wear rating increases to 200). As a result, the regional Street Tire class, Chicago Region’s largest class, was eliminated. In spite of the drastic changes entry counts were up, competition was intense and complaints were few (once the season got started anyway).


2015 Race and Performance Expo

Posted December 28, 2014
Chicago Region SCCA will once again have a booth at the Race & Performance Expo in St. Charles. After a successful display at the 2014 show, we will be expanding our booth to accommodate an additional car! Volunteers are needed to staff the booth and promote our 2015 Road Racing, Solo, PDX, and social activities. A special emphasis for 2015 will be the promotion of the 60th Chicago Region June Sprints, held this year on June 12-14 at historic Road America. Help us promote the longest consecutive running amateur road race and all of our activities! Staff volunteers, and anyone who may have suitable display cars, are encouraged to contact Claire Ball at (847) 469-8589.
The show will be held on February 14 & 15 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.

2015 Road Racing Schedule Revised

Posted December 19, 2014
The 2015 Road Racing Schedule has been revised. The Chicago Region Double Divisional in October at Road america has been moved up one week. For an updated schedule, please refer to the Road Racing information page, or download a printable copy of the schedule HERE.

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!


Lake Forest Sportscars
990 North Shore Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 295-6560


Saturday, February 7, 2015


5:00pm to 6:30pm Social with drinks and snacks
6:30pm to 8:00pm Buffet dinner
8:00pm Awards and desert

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: http://msreg.com/2014CheckeredFlag
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 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
or gwlaws@sbcglobal.net

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

Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan to Speak at SCCA Chicago Region Meeting October 22

Posted September 20, 2014
doug_fehan_3_125x188Race fans will get a chance to hear Doug Fehan speak about his career and Corvette Racing at the general meeting of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Chicago Region. The meeting will be held October 22 at 7 p.m. at K1 Speed in Addison, Ill., and is open to the public.
Fehan is program manager for Corvette Racing, which he helped start in 1999. During his time with the highly successful program, its teams have achieved 94 victories in endurance racing – 82 in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), seven at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one at Daytona and four this season in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Fehan began his career in motorsports by racing a homebuilt Chevelle stock car on the USAC circuit in the late 1960s. A chance encounter with GM Racing Director Herb Fishel launched his career with GM, first with Oldsmobile’s IMSA World Sports Car program and then GM’s factory-backed Corvette racing program. Fehan received the Spirit of Le Mans Award from the Automobile Club De l’Ouest in 2014 and the ALMS “From the Fans” award in 2004 and 2008.
Doug is the reason you always wanted that YELLOW Corvette!

GT-corvette-tony-gaples_600x244Also on display in the lobby of K-1 Speed will be the Blackdog Pirelli World Challenge GT Corvette campaigned by Tony Gaples!

Date: Oct 22, 2014
Place: K-1 Speed Indoor Racing, Addison Il.
Time: 7:00 PM

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!

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

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