April 14, 2014
The first SCCA-Chicago Region track day of the year will be held on Friday, May 23, at Autobahn Country Club – North Course.
This is an afternoon/evening Performance Driving Experience. Check-in is at 2:30 p.m., and on-track sessions will begin at 5 p.m.
For more information and to register, click here.
If you are interested in becoming a PDX instructor, contact the registrar through the same link.
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 littel back for all that you do, we appreciate our volunteers!
March 21, 2014
Spring is Here!
Registration is now open for the 2014 CenDiv Driver’s School and DOUBLE Divisional at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. That’s right, this year we are able to offer a double race weekend in conjunction with the Club Racing Driver’s School! Mark your calendars and register now for the weekend of April 25-27. Registration is open HERE.
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
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.
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
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
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Inquiries at Chicago Region Office Phone: 847-729-2211 or E-mail: Cluboffice@SCCA-Chicago.com