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2021 Region Leadership

We are pleased to announce the Region Leadership for 2021. As a Region we are grateful for the following individuals willing to serve in the key positions that are responsible for the activities we all enjoy.

Officers:
Regional Executive: Jim Farris
Treasurer: Kim Thees
Secretary: Jessica Lewis

Board of Directors:

  • Rod Hardiman
  • Robert Russom
  • Stephen Saunders
  • Nick Stone
  • Andy Tow
  • Mike Wenning

 

We are continuing to seek an Assistant Regional Executive. The Region, which means you of course, greatly benefits when new members are actively involved in leadership. We would love to have a new person come along to serve as Assistant RE, gain experience with Region activities, and then serve as a future RE.

There are needs in the Region other than Board and Officer positions. Some of these are:

  • "IT Support" - We essentially have one member who can support our website/email/etc issues. Nick would love your help if you are experienced in this field.
  • Social Media - We need additional help crafting our social media presence and managing the pages/events.
  • Rallycross Chair - We have not had an active Rallycross program in several years. If Rallycross is your thing, we need leadership to get the program restarted.
  • Event-specific needs - There are several specialty areas required for every event we run. If you are a regular at the club race or autocrosses we need you to consider taking a larger role in ensuring the success of these programs. 

The Region is also pleased to announce that our two largest programs have continuing leadership for next year.

  • After an excellent 2020 season Stephen Saunders is continuing as Autocross Chair for 2021.
  • John Waight has served above-and-beyond as Club Race Chair for several years now and will be continuing in 2021

 

By the way, the Barber Club Race is our largest event each year. Unfortunately most ALSCCA Club Racers have been completely MIA in Region Leadership for several years. If you enjoy racing at Barber you need to step up and take some load off those who have served you for years now. Anything else casts doubt on the future of your Barber SCCA race.

 

Just a reminder that our monthly Club meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month. 2020 has forced those to be virtual meetings for many months. Hopefully we will be able to meet in person soon. Region members are always welcome at these meetings.

 

 

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.

Fall 2019 Teen Driver Clinic registration is open!

We will be holding three Teen Driver Clinics this Fall. The schedule and registration links can be found on the Teen Driver Clinic page.

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