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2019 Year-End Items

Alabama Region 2020 Board of Directors and Officers!

Here are the 2020 Directors and Officers resulting from the nominations that closed on November 12th:

Officers:
Regional Executive: Rod Hardiman
Assistant Regional Executive: Jim Farris
Secretary: Matt Ford
Treasurer: Mike Wenning

Directors:
Delanie Calhoun
Jonathan Fowler
Lee Franklin
Nick Stone
Steve Saunders
Andy Tow
John Waight
Chris Zuber

We still need members for the autocross leadership team. We have an exciting site opportunity for next year and now is the time to lay the foundations for the 2020 season. If you are an active autocrosser we need your help! Please email Rod at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you want to help the autocross program continue.

ALSCCA By-Law Revision

We will be voting on our latest By-Law revision at our next regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The meeting will start at 6:30pm in the MINI of Birmingham dealership conference room.

2019 Year-End Event

We are planning a 2019 Year-End event at Autobahn Indoor Speedway. There will be a kart race package and pizza for ALSCCA members and a guest. Autocross awards from the 2019 season will be presented as well.

We are working on the schedule now but hope to have the event in place of our regular January meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Registration will be handled through Motorsportreg. More information and a registration link will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Autox Event#5 11/24/19

What a fun day at the Autox!

ALSCCA put on the year end Autox for 2019 at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on Sunday November 24. It was a cool cloudy start but soon turned to a nice fall day. Perfect for Autocross. Mike Cavanaugh, Steve Saunders and Johnathon Lovell set up a tight, transition-filled course that timed out to about 45 seconds long. It was hectic but fast and if you didn’t get a chance to walk the course you would be lost. Ask Mike Wenning. Many drivers commented about the course after the event that they hadn’t worked so hard driving in a while. It was a blast!

We had nearly 50 entrants and I’d say at least half we’re novices. The event started on time and we had approximately 3 cars on course at a time. There was plenty of time to get plenty of runs. Timing and scoring was working smoothly until the afternoon session but was resolved quickly and we were back to competition.
Sound seem to play a role in this event as we had several cars blowing the sound limit. We have lost this auto site twice before because of sound complaints so we respectfully ask you to make every effort to make your car sound compliant. We have a limit of 93db measured at 50’.  Noise doesn’t mean power. Need proof? Top 5 cars were very quiet.

The official policy on sound is you get a warning if you are above the limit. You then have a chance to make a change to lower the sound. Muffler packing material like steel wool or fiberglass works sometimes or bring a tailpipe insert to muffle things. If you again exceed the limit you will be required to stop running the car for the remainder of the day. Nobody wants this to happen. If you have concerns about your car we can check it before the event and see if there are issues. At that point you can decide whether to risk the entry fee for a sound violation.

I had a great time and if you had as much fun as I did get involved with our club and volunteer to cover a specialty like Grid control, Safety Steward, Timing and Scoring, Waivers, Tech inspection and support jobs like early setup and truck driver.

We offer training to ANYONE plus it’s a great way to make the events run more smoothly.

We need everyone to get involved to continue making better events.

Results from Sunday.

AutoX Event #4 10/20/19

At the autox on Sunday October 20 we were happy to see a herd of SVO Mustangs join us for a SVO reunion. ALSCCA prepared a special class just for the SVO club so they could run amongst themselves. I grabbed a couple of grid photos in the afternoon session. I wish I had taken a photo from the morning session since there were a few more cars then. Apparently SVO's can be finicky. Thanks for coming out and racing with us. We enjoyed your company. The results for the SVO's are below.

1 svo 83 Bruce Richards 1986 Ford Mustang SVO 34.257
2 svo 15 David Schmitt 1984 Ford Mustang SVO 34.426
3 svo 337 Ted Schaefer 1986 Ford Mustang SVO 34.765
4 svo 86 Paul Becker 1986 Ford Mustang SVO 35.810
5 svo 12 Michael Stevens 1986 Ford Mustang SVO 36.477
6 svo 53 Ty Burgin 1984 Ford Mustang SVO 36.671
7 svo 84 Mark Miller 1984 Ford Mustang SVO 39.494

SVO Club GridSVO Club grid 2

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