John Doonan, president of IMSA, was the guest speaker at Chicago Region SCCA’s membership meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at K1 Speed in Addison. John, shared with us some of his stories, and experiences growing up at Road America, Blackhawk Farms and in the racing community as a young boy. His grandfather and father were both racers with the club and John was exposed to all the facets of racing. He stated that all of those experiences and lessons learned about racing on track and trackside is what prepared him for current position with IMSA.
Author: Steve Laske
“It’s not just another race” this is quite a statement, but true, with the history to back it up. The Chicago Region SCCA, June Sprints® is the longest consecutively run SCCA National Road Race. Contested every year since 1956 on the 4.048 miles, 14 turn Road America race circuit. The first running of the June Sprints was part of the SCCA National Sports Car Championship, a series that determined the SCCA Champions prior to the now-familiar Runoffs
The Chicago Region SCCA held its first General Membership Meeting of the year with Mike Kertscher, President and General Manager of Road America, as our guest speaker.
The Chicago Region, SCCA, Triple Crown® award recognizes consistent outstanding performance by SCCA racers during a single year, starting with a win at the Chicago Region June Sprints®. The 2021 Triple Crown Award went to four drivers: David Daughtery, BSpec, Indianapolis Region; Tim Day Jr., P2, San Francisco Region; Andrew Whitston, FV, Milwaukee Region; and Sven de Vries, F500, Saginaw Valley Region.
The Region conducted its fourth “Concours for Sports Cars” as a featured group in the 2021 Geneva Concours d’Elegance. If you haven’t attended the Concours you need to place it on your calendar. If you made it to the event this year you weren’t disappointed. The weather was beautiful, sunshine all day, and the spectators were engaged and enjoying the cars.
G.O.A.T.S. (Get Out and Tour Series) backroads tour series will provide you with an enjoyable day of driving, using great Wisconsin backroads providing scenic views and plenty of turns and elevation changes. The drive will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete ending in Paoli Wisconsin
Twenty years ago the Chicago Region SCCA, created and established the Triple Crown® award which is presented to a driver that meets the three requirements of the star pillars, June Sprints® Champion, Conference Champion, and National Champion.
On October 9, 2020 the Chicago Region SCCA and Road America partnering together unveiled a bronze statue of Road America founder, Clif Tufte.
One day destination tour event ending in Shullsburg Wisconsin on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
If you did not have a chance to attend this years Checkered Flag Party, you missed an excellent Region social get together to thank its members for their club participation in 2019 and to kick off the Region’s 2020 season.