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  • 2020 Barber Club race

    The race is done and 2020 has kept up its reputation. Two hurricanes scared off a few of the entrants and about a third of the volunteers. Things still got done and those that made it had some pretty good racing.

    I truly wish to thank Mark Rothermel and the Tennessee Valley Region for the bulk of the work done on this event. We wouldn’t have this race without them. I also want to thank Lyle Cain and Ritamarie Thomason for their help with Friday night move in. It went smoothly and the folks at Barber were pleased. Also want to thank all the Alabama region members that helped out this weekend. It was very much appreciated. Lyle Cain and I took care of setting up grid on Friday and the lunches for the 60 workers over the two days of racing.

    I wish I had been driving this event but there were too many ducks that needed to be lined up for that to happen.

    It’s too bad we didn’t have spectators this weekend. Thanks Covid19! There something about spectators that adds to a race weekend. So everything felt off.
    Thank you all for your support. My wish is to have more involved but I don’t know how to make that happen. There is interest or there is not. ALSCCA seems to have little interest in this event and that’s ok.

    I’ve lost interest myself.
    John W8
    CSP 10 Yellow Miata

  • #2
    I'm glad to hear everything went so well! Let me take the time to say thank YOU, Mr. Waight for all the work you put in. It is certainly a thankless job being the cat wrangler for this event, but so many people would be without racing if folks like you and the other volunteers didn't show up!
    Nick Stone

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    • #3
      Great job as usual John! Thanks for everything you do to pull off the Barber race. It was good to see some new ALSCCA faces out helping this year but even more are needed.

      We are all in debt to Mark Rothermel as he takes on a huge load to make this event happen.
      Rod H
      Bringing a knife to a gun fight.

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      • #4
        Here’s the list I put together of workers from both ALSCCA & TVR who were instrumental in making the club race a success. Thanks again everyone! We literally cannot do it without you.

        ALSCCA Workers
        ALSCCA Race Chair:
        John Waight

        DeFacto Assistant to Mr. W8:
        Lyle Cain

        Friday night move-in:
        John Waight
        Lyle Cain
        Ritamarie ALSCCA Race Chair:
        John Waight

        DeFacto Assistant to Mr. W8:
        Lyle Cain

        Friday night move-in:
        John Waight
        Lyle Cain
        Ritamarie Thomason

        Worker lunches:
        John Waight
        Lyle Cain

        Announcer:
        Sean Yoder

        F&C:
        Mat Burkett
        Philip Eggers
        Jason Johnston
        Paul Peterson
        Stephen Saunders
        Craig Stanley

        Race Administration
        Jim Farris

        Steward
        Larry Nichols

        Grid
        John Graham
        Todd Benner (special guest worker, friend of John Graham’s from Vermont)

        Registration
        Kim Thees


        TVR Workers:
        Race Chair (Jack of All Trades & doer of too much to list):
        Mark Rothermel

        Race Admin and Support from afar:
        Craig Farr

        F&C:
        Paul Ballance
        Joe Boyd
        Mike Cavanaugh
        Wendell Kelley

        T&S:
        Steve Conrad
        Leon Drake

        Tech:
        Rich Crowell
        George Bugg
        Devon Meadows
        Ashlyn Meadows
        Rod H
        Bringing a knife to a gun fight.

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        • #5
          2020 Barber was another successful event in the driver friendly style that ALSCCA and TVR have strived to achieve together since 2013. Rod has provided a list of those who volunteered their time and worked hard to make it a success. Thank you to everyone. The list of those who worked the weekend is long. The list of those who spent the previous 6-8 months doing the many tasks to make the event happen is sadly a bit short. For Barber to be successful it takes this sort of support from both Regions as well as the many other workers who come from the rest of SEDIV. My hat is off to both Regions for spearheading the Barber event. .
          Craig Farr
          Stohr WF1 P2

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          • #6
            Are there links anywhere to pictures from the Club Race/TT weekend?
            Mark K
            1989 BMW 325i
            1990 BMW 325i
            2013 BMW 135i

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            • #7
              Pictures were taken by Clark McInnis. I do not know if he has posted anything yet.
              Craig Farr
              Stohr WF1 P2

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              • #8
                My thanks to all of the ALSCCA (as well as TVR) volunteers that make this happen, there weren't enough small job takers so a few things got handled by people who were already busy. Zoom was especially happy with the work done by John, Lyle, and Rita to move in Friday, much thanks from many on the lunches.
                Are we in for 2021? SEDIV drivers have requested that Barber have the SIC (year end championship for SARRC by invitation) essentially with it being invitation means it is not open to everyone and our local drivers would need to go out of town for the required number of weekends to be "invited" to the RR portion. So that is one decision SIC or regular Double SARRC? Members need to speak up on that.
                There is a possible opening for Friday - there is no price break on rental on Friday and options that include looking into TNIA, practice, and/or Time Trial sessions or combinations of those can be considered, but the bottom line remains that we need interested people to step up and volunteer rain or shine.
                We have one if not the best racetracks in the Southeast and I think we all agree we need to use it.
                Mark Rothermel
                SEDIV Time Trial Safety
                Tennessee Valley Region beat dahn old guy

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