SCCA National Match Tour Article

SCCA National Match Tour

It was nearly as hot for the June 26-28 event in Farmington, UT, as it was in Boise that weekend. Eleven SRR/SCCA members made the 4-1/2 hour trek down I-84 to the Legacy Events Center, right across the freeway from the Lagoon Amusement Park. It was a very good venue, with newer asphalt, and only a few light posts. There’s a large shopping area nearby, with plenty of restaurants. Many of us stayed at a nearby Hampton Inn, which had a neighboring convenience store with car wash, and free air!

Friday saw a Test-N-Tune on a portion of what would be the actual Saturday/Sunday course. We also ran the car through tech, and did the registration check-in, where we got our work assignments. Most of us lucked out on that. We had three people assigned as Safety Stewards, four in grid, I had Car Checks-Photo, and I assume the others ended up out on course.

Friday, seven of us made the 17-mile drive to Salt Lake City’s famous Red Iguana Mexican restaurant. If you like real Mexican (not “Tex-Mex”) food, it’s highly recommended. Several of the guys were introduced to molé, which is the national dish of Mexico. Red Iguana has several different types: black, yellow, green, etc. A couple had combination plates, while I had the Pescado a la Veracruzana.

Saturday morning the real fun began. A Match Tour is something along the lines of a combined Championship Tour, and a Pro Solo – but with just one course. On Saturday, a normal class competition was held. Everybody got three runs in the morning and three more in the afternoon. The best morning run was added to the best afternoon run to determine the class champions.

In B/Street, our friends Brian Coulson and Cal Craner from Idaho Falls ran one-two, edging Earl Esson, who wound up third in the field of eight. Down in G/Street, Darrell and I were co-driving my Focus ST, up against two single-driver Focus ST’s for a total of four in the class. Darrell and I “book-ended” the class, and you can probably guess which of us was first and which was last! Actually, I didn’t feel too bad about getting whipped by these guys, as the other three were in the top 15 overall PAX out of a total of 108 entrants!

Tyler Poselli co-drove Eric Stoltz’s Miata. They were up against a field of seven in STS. Eric got the win, with Tyler making it a one-two finish for Snake River Region. Meanwhile, Daniel Vadnais finished fourth in his Scion FRS against a tough field of seven in STX. KP (X/Prepared), John Schultz (B/Mod), and Mike Billings (C/Mod) were all unopposed in their classes. Vince Dinh was up against some very fast drivers in STU, where he ended up fourth. Lynn Proctor got third of six in SSM, which was won by our friend, Duke Langley, from Umatilla, Ory-Gunn.

Of the 108 drivers, Saturday’s overall PAX results for SRR SCCA entrants were as follows:

Darrell McVey 3rd
Eric Stoltz 11th
Earl Esson 29th
Lynn Proctor 42nd
Tyler Poselli 43rd
Daniel Vadnais 52nd
KP 56th
Jeff McVey 65th
Vince Dinh 81st
John Schultz 98th
Mike Billings 103rd

On Sunday morning, three more runs were made on the same course, as qualifying for the Shootouts. The top eight drivers from each of the two groups advanced to the Super Shootout, while those ranked ninth through sixteenth in their groups moved into the Club Shootout. Darrell made one very fast run but a late cone call shot that down. He also coned on his other two runs, and ended up 18th, even with cones. But that wasn’t good enough.

Eric qualified for the Super Shootout, won in the first round, but was taken out in the second run. The only other Snake River Region driver to qualify, was Lynn Proctor in the Club Shootout. Unfortunately, he went out in the first round.

The Super Shootout was won by Utah Region’s Chris Cook, in the Focus ST that had ended up third in Saturday’s G/S class competition. The Club Shootout went to Eric Gustavson, also of Utah Region, in an SMF Volkswagen GTI.

There was also the Bonus Shootout, in which the names of eight drivers who didn’t qualify for the other Shootouts were drawn out of a hat. Daniel Vadnais had his name drawn, but was eliminated in the first round. The Bonus Shootout was won by Brian Kelly, of Colorado Region, in the Evo he co-drove to seventh place in B/Street on Saturday.

Next up is the SCCA National Championship Tour event on July 10-12, in scenic Packwood, WA. As of the morning of July 3, SRR/SCCA has eight (Me, Darrell, Lynn, KP, Neal, John, Mike, and Blair Reid) out of a total of 223 drivers entered. Cal, Brian, and Duke are already signed up, too. Entries are limited to 325, and Monday, July 6, is the last day to enter online, so hurry!

Jeff McVey
Assistant Regional Executive

06-16-2015 Meeting minutes

waive meeting minutes

7:03 PM
We have money.

Ontario report.
was good event. some issues with dust. the area was smallish however was aqueduct.
Three police cars attended and appeared to really enjoy themselves. Over all the club presented itself well. I is felt that a larger area for

competition would be needed to put on another event at the site.

Mountain home event on 21st 22nd
Event Master: Jeff
Safety: KP
Course: Earl Eason
Event Master: Sunny
Safety: Earl Eason
Course: TBD

July 11th and 12 event
Event Master: Steve
Safety: Richard
Course: TBD
Event Master: Mark
Safety: Earl Easson
Course: Richard and Steve

:New business:
Neil Stanley 7:56pm
proposed the idea of the creation of chiefs of specific positions
Discussion…. Elections cannot be set outside of the annual meeting.
A list may be needed of individuals who are qualified to perform these duties.
Jeff will put together a list of individuals for these key positions and present them at a later date.
If anyone is interested in having there name on this list. Timing, registration, Tech, and safety please contact Jeff at

Motion to adjourn

Andrew from Jerome did not win the snake pot.

05-19-2015 Meeting minutes

Meeting called to order.

Meeting minutes waived.

We have money.

Mountain home AFB event:
Went very well. Was a windy event.
Earl stated we may need weights for the cones. Saturday courses
were reported as good. Sunday had several people off course. A
gate one Sunday was not liked. It was felt it was to tight.
Discussion on timing issues, there where several drivers
getting multiple reruns due to issues with timing people being
distracted and not catching false starts when people inquired

about there times.
Solution is to start using the extra monitor so that the timing
so people will have less distractions.

Porsche event.
Course for the 31st Porsche event will be assisted by KP.

Event for June 13th and 14th:
Event Master: Neil Stanley
Course: Neil
Safety: KP
Event Master: Neil Stanley
Course: DJ/Neil
Safety: Earl Eason

Earl recommended to purchase some cable guards.

Meeting adjourned

Marlene Fletcher, did not win the snake pot.

04-22-2015 Meeting Minutes

7:00 PM
Meeting called to order.

7:01 PM
Treasure report accepted.

7:03 pm
Meeting minutes reading waived.

Porsche club would like to have an additional element added to the start stop.
would also want to have the event run slightly longer that last year.
Would also like a slightly more open course.
Robert Tourhun will set up the course for the pca event for both Saturday and Sunday.

mountain home event May 16th 17th
event master: Earl
safety: Jim
course designer: KP

event master: Jeff
safety: Richard
course design: Bryant, Zach, and Kasey

Street tire multiplier:
Re-read of original motion:
“Phouvon motions to bring back the street tire multiplier for street prepared street modified and prepared classes. with a multiplier of .975 for tires with a tread ware of 140 or higher and this should apply for the 2015 season.
motion passed 8:49pm”

Clarification on the process of how the math is applied.
can anything be done about the rounding error that occurs in Axeware?–result– nothing can be done……

7:42 pm
DJ proposed
street tire multiplier applied to XC and XB.
motion withdrawn

7:47 pm
motion to vacate the motion made by Phouvon at the march meeting.
discussion this is being proposed due to its unbalanced application to some classes and not others that would be negatively effected.
passed unanimously

8:00 pm
at drivers option a .980 street tire multiplier to cars with street tires running those classes that allow dot race tires or race slicks. Street tires as defined by the scca rulebook.
passed unanimously

open class discussion on weather a street tire multiplier should apply. gentlemens agreement between the effected competitors was reached.

no street tire multiplier from the open class.

Ontario event discussion. several police departments appear to be interested in participating in a special class. discussion was it sound awesome as long as they run with lights on.

motion to adjourn
john unknown in Weiser did not win the $161.00 snake pot

March 17th meeting minutes

Called to order.

Meeting minutes reading.

We have money

Course Designer: Jim Oday
Event Master: Neil Stanley
Safety: Richard Thatcher
Timing Registration: DJ

Course designer: KP
Safety: Jim Oday
Event Master: Steven Dickens
Timing registration: Kasey

Course Designer: Earl Esson
Event Master: Mike Sallee
Safety: KP
Timing Registration: possible Suzanne TBD

Course Designer: Neil Stanley
Event Master: KP/Phouvon
Safety: Jim Odey
Timing Registration: possible Suzanne TBD

Ontario municipal air port site:
Neil was contacted about the airport wanting us to run an event there. Neil went to the site and reports this is prime surface for an event. There is planned to be a radio station on site for commentary. The Mayer of Ontario will be bringing bleachers from the high school. The site will have no fee. Mayor would like us to donate some amount of funds to a local charity. The radio station announcer will need information cards on the drivers and a method of updating the information to give to the announcer as the event progresses. Proposed date is October 3rd and 4th. a proposed name will be Octoberfast! the finale date should be determined by the drivers meeting on Saturday.

Mountain home AFB site.
KP is working with individuals within the base. Insurance information has been provided as well as a spread sheet showing a list of active AFB’s that are currently having autocross events. The feeling is that the possibility of getting access to the AFB is likely. There was a discussion of funds binge donated to a charity related to the military. KP stated if they get a date on the AFB that we may drop one mountain home municipal event and go with a mountain home AFB event.

Porsche event on may 30th.
We are looking for volunteers for this event.
All volunteers will have a free event the next day on the 31st.
A signup sheet will be posted at the trailer for volunteers.

Participation points discussion.
A paper was supplied listing participation points guidelines.
Jesse Buck
Motion that the participation points system as listed in the guidelines be implemented and cannot be changed for the 2015 season
DJ will keep track of the participation points.
After heated debate. passed 8:18pm

Phouvon motions to bring back the street tire multiplier for street prepared, street modified, and prepared classes. With a multiplier of .975 for tires with a tread-ware of 140 or higher and this would apply for the 2015 season.
Motion passed 8:49pm
Kasey stated that the reason he felt that the Multiplier was removed was due to its complexity for the person keeping track of them.
Kasey feels that the street tire multiplier should return for street prepared street modified and prepared classes. At a proposed multiplier of .975. Also the last meeting had a motion to repeal the street tire multiplier however with no date or designated time frame for the motion to stand it was allowed to be heard again and voted on.

discussion to bring back online registration and prepay.
General feeling of the board is that it is a good idea. The online registration with prepay should be up and running by the third event.

Curtis Ames did not win the snake pot
Meeting adjourned

02-17-2015 Meeting minutes

Meeting called to order.
7:00 PM

meeting minutes waived.
7:00 PM

treasure report.
We have money
purchase of jack and some tires and electrical work for the trailer reduced the site fund.
accepted 7:03pm

Discussion on calender of events.
Total 21 events.
SRRSCCA will participate in the Porsche Club Autocross event with equipment and volunteers. on May 30th. We will followup with a SRRSCCA event on the may 31st/Sunday.
Expo Idaho and Mountain home are our current venues.
There is a possibility for access to the airbase. If this happens the plan is to cancel one of the current event days location and move it to the air base.
There is an event that coincides with the pack wood event. It was discussed the importance of having volunteers trained to fulfill the SRRSCCA date if many of the seasoned members leave for the Packwood event.

March 21st 12:00pm will be a safety steward school at Coby’s. Carl will need to know who is coming so that he can put together the needed materials for the individuals attending. if you are interested please contact

Timing training discussion
Richard the activities director is to get a hold of Kasey to organize a training for people who want to learn timing.
The idea was brought up that safety training and timing training could be done at the same time March 21st.

redundancy discussion::::
KP: discussion on the possible need for a second laptop. after much discussion and the determination that the Idaho Rally Groups computer uses the same software and is always available.
DJ proposed that we do NOT purchase a second computer as a backup.
there was a second.
motion passed

Discussed the possible need for radios to have some battery backups. It was determined the radios can take regular batteries.
Discussion on the possible need for back up timing signals. it was determined that we do have back ups.
It was discussed about having back up wiring. it was determined that we have 3000 feet of cable however there is some repair to be done. Carl will address the issues with the wires.
Timing display discussion. Timing displays are working but Kasey will need to train others on how to resolve issues.
Speakers: there is one speaker repaired and one that needs some work. Sonny repaired the first and has offered to resolve the issue on the second.
Discussion on having car dollies in case a car breaks. Carl advised we do have them and will be in the trailer.
Discussion on having a jack in the trailer for cars that need to use the dollies. tabled since the last jack was stolen.

Neil discussed about creating a list that shows what redundant equipment is available on a clip board in the trailer. it was agreed the list is a good idea and will be made.

discussion on points place system for placing as well as the half plus one.
motions to keep this the same.

Discussion on specialty classes.
IMS and open and X classes.
Discussion to amend the IMS class to include the 200 tread war ratting to follow the national rules for SCCA.
discussion to keep or remove the street multiplier.

Motion to remove the street tire multiplier and classes.
second and passed.

Motion to amend the IMS class rule for tread ware to match the national 200 tread ware.
second and passed

Motion confirm that if you qualify for a year end award you get a trophy regardless of your placement.
second and passed.

Discussion on trophy and PP.
Motion to add a trophy for the one person recognized as the contributing the most as a volunteer.
Discussion on bringing back the PP system with some modification.
Discussion tabled regarding the reinstall of the pp system in some form until the next meeting.

Proposal to accept the same rate for the Porsche club as last year with the addition of a free event for the Porsche club members on Sunday with the exception that they will pay the 15.0 insurance cost. Upfront 1500.00 + 30.0 per member for the event.
second and passed

Meagan Berwick did not win the $128.00 snake pot.

Motion to adjourn

Club Banquette and Awards Ceremony

Club Banquette and Awards Ceremony
Jan 16th, 7:00, Idaho Pizza in Meridian
We will be in the back room, we are set for 7:00pm on, dinners on us, bring the family, tire warmers, or pit crew :)
Club will be buying pizza and pop, adult beverages are available, but you are on your own for those
bench racing starts at 7:00
dinner @ 8:00
real trophies will be handed out afterward
more bench racing
everyone invited, just please let us know if you are coming so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone

Email Carl if you plan on attending

11-18-2014 Meeting minutes.

Called to order.

Meeting minutes waived.

We have money and bills are paid.

Venue discussion:
Expo Idaho is the main venue.
Expo is happy with us. We are happy with them.
We are still waiting for information regarding the Gerome Airport.
Gowen Field option appears to not be available.
Mountain Home is still in discussion and being pursued.
Neil, Earl, and KP will put together a presentation to approach mountain home as a club for access to run events.

Awards and banquette:
Awards expenditure for trophies will be kept at $20.00 or less. Carl will be responsible for Trophies.

Banquette: Jeff will investigate location options and pricing. club will provide soft drinks and food. possible dates January 16th or 23rd.
Details will be provided in December on the SRRSCCA website.

8:19pm adjourned

Madison did not win the Snakepot

Events 17+18 — November 1st/2nd @ Fairgrounds


Who’s ready for multiple lap endurance racing? Not only will position, speed, and precision determine your fate, but consistency.

Update: This endurance course will be reversed on the second day. Both days will stand as two separated pointed events attributing to year end totals.

You don’t want to miss this final weekend of the 2014 season. The enduro has returned!

8am-4pm, November 1st and 2nd at the Expo Idaho Fairgounds, near Glenwood and Chinden, entrance on Midway Drive (Garden City)

Both days –
Event Master: Neal Stanley
Course Designer: Carl Somerton
Chief Safety Steward: KP