With the first event safely under our belt, we’re diving right into the early stages of the season, and the chase for that ever elusive first place finish.
We’re hoping to see more of you fair weather racers (you know who you are!) out and about, to help the rest of us wiggle those cones.
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[b]8am-4pm, April 26th and 27th at the Expo Idaho Fairgounds, near Glenwood and Chinden, entrance on Midway Drive (Garden City)[/b]
Course Designs -
* To be determined.
Event Pre-Registration is available for SCCA members ONLY. Please note, if you do not have a valid SCCA member number, you will still need your $45 entry free at the event site during morning registration. The cost to also race the second day will only be an additional $30. Not a member? No problem. Everyone is invited to join our Membership, however, being an SCCA member is NOT required to race! Becoming an SCCA member will save you money at every event, and you can participate at the monthly meetings, helping further our club’s efforts.
Are you new to autocross, and interested in racing with us? Have a quick look over our Frequently Asked Questions. We are looking for you beginners! Ever wonder which class your car would fall into? Our Classing guide can help you find out. Want to know what it takes to win a year end trophy? Take a peek at our Qualifying page! As always, feel free to fire away with any questions.
SCCA members,. It will be very much appreciated if you bring your membership cards so they can be seen at registration.
Regional Executive KP called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.
A motion was made to waive reading of the minutes of the February, 2014, meeting. It was seconded and passed.
Treasurer, Carl Somerton, gave the Treasurer’s Report. A motion was made to accept the report. It was seconded and passed.
Meeting called to order.
Meeting minutes waived
Treasurer report waived
Discussion on drivers school:
Fairly Reliable Bobs interest in sponsoring drivers school. Rep from Fairly Reliable Bobs is present. Purpose of school is to make new drivers familiar with the elements of an autocross course. The Morning is for getting familiar with the elements and the afternoon is used to set up an example course for the drivers use what they have learned.
Items on the agenda:
- Discussion of a Driver’s School Event sponsored by Fairly Reliable Bob’s.
- The 2014 schedule.
- Our current street tire multiplier, season points system, and participation points: keep, modify, or remove?
- New SCCA Solo classes (“Stock” is now “Street” and “Street-R”)
- Trailer organization and equipment status.
- Altering counted runs. (There has been feedback that only the first 3 runs should count towards season points to align with national events.)
We’re hoping that everyone can attend in order to discuss their viewpoints and a make a vote towards our upcoming season!
Also, we’d like to welcome everyone to take a look at our 2014 schedule if you have not seen it yet! Our calendar lists many popular motor-sport events within our area, including divisional/national level autocross, rallycross, time attack, drift, and hill climb events. Our first local autocross will be on March 29th!
Here’s our first 2014 flyer, featuring the full schedule. Hopefully we will have a few printed out at the meeting. If we can distribute some of them around to local auto businesses or car meets, it would help greatly.
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The SRR is happy to announce the Championship Awards Banquet on Friday, January 17, 2013, 7:00pm at the Idaho Pizza Company on 405 E Fairview Ave. in Meridian, ID!
Make sure to grab food or drink before the ceremony starts. We will be meeting in the banquet room in the far back, on the left hand side, the same as last year. We might also receive the 2014 schedule.
It has finally been released! Here they are, with the changes made from 2013.
If you were unaware, Stock has been renamed to “Street”, and street tires with a tread-wear rating higher than 140 UTQG are now allowed. Street cars still using r-compounds will now race in Street-R (SR) with their appropriate prefix (A-H). For the time being, we will keep all Street level cars within the XE bump group, just as before.
The November after meeting tech talk topic.
Understeer: Pushing, plowing, front tires slide out first. Usually slight understeer is safer than neutral balance.
How to correct:
Raise front tire pressure
Lower rear tire pressure
Soften front shocks
Stiffen Rear shocks
7:08 – Meeting called to order.
7:12 – Minutes reading waived.
7:11 – Treasurer report: We have money.
Treasure report accepted as read.
January meeting will be held at the banquette. The trophies will be the same as last year (picture of owners car in a frame with placement.) The club will pay for pizza and drinks for all current SRRSCCA members and their significant other who happen to attend the January meeting regardless of them receiving a trophy or not. RSVP will be required for participation in the awards ceremony. We will have more information (including contact info) at a later time.
Our season finale!
Should be an exciting close to the year, since there are trophy spots still up for grabs.
Also, no guarantees that we won’t be launching off Cone Mountain, as demonstrated by Fire Marshall Adam…
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