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News!!! / PDX Canceled
« on: October 20, 2009, 10:29:07 am »
The WNY PDX is canceled for Nelson Ledges.

Due to low registration (1) we are going to cancel the PDX. We will likely attempt it again next year with a little more advanced planning.

Sorry guys, please spread the word

Club Racing / PDX is OFF!
« on: October 20, 2009, 10:28:06 am »
(cross post)

Due to low registration (1) we are going to cancel the PDX. We will likely attempt it again next year with a little more advanced planning.

Sorry guys, please spread the word

Solo (Autocross) / PDX is OFF!
« on: October 20, 2009, 10:27:32 am »
Due to low registration (1) we are going to cancel the PDX. We will likely attempt it again next year with a little more advanced planning.

Sorry guys, please spread the word

Solo (Autocross) / 24 hours of lemons
« on: October 05, 2009, 12:39:27 pm »

(cross post link)

Club Racing / 24 hours of lemons - recap
« on: October 05, 2009, 12:39:01 pm »
So....... Jeremy Washburn, Mike Keller, Marty Timm, Ken Cavanaugh and myself, along with Jim Perrin and Chris Timm as crew decided it would be a good idea to enter a car in this years 24 Hours of Lemons "The Lamest Day" endurance race held at Nelson Ledges this past weekend.

The car was a 200sx SE-R we found in rochester.  After a whole bunch of long nights preparing, replacing things we thought were fine when we bought the car, adding bars to the cage, painting it pink (in support of Breast Cancer Awareness) and trying to get ourselves ready for something none of us had ever done, and 2 of us (myself and Ken) had never even road raced save for a track day or two.

We loaded the car and headed out.  Friday practice was wet.  Marty and I both spun in the carousel and added a whole lot of mud to the pink car.  Granted we were on crap tires (saving the good ones for the race), things didn't seem horrible, but didn't seem great either.

Stint 1: Jeremy took the green, starting around 80th place out of around 130.  2 hours later...... lead lap, 1st place, time to pit.

Stint 2: My turn.  After a crappy driver change because I'm fat, slow, and nervous as all hell, I head out.  I didn't feel all that comfortable at first, but it got better.  2 hours flew by like nothing, and I come in 2 laps up thanks to our long stint driver change strategy.

Stint 3: Now the fun starts.  Ken Cavanaugh got to find out what the tire wall feels like.  No real damage to the car, but we got the black flag and had to serve the penalty..... "Find the chronic"  Ken had to hide a brick of "chronic" somewhere in our gutted out race car, and the judges had 90 seconds to find it.  If they didn't, we got to go out on track again, if they found it, we had to pick up trash for 30 minutes!  Ken must have experience or something here, because he found a spot not even he could find again and we were back out on track, now 11 laps off the lead.

Stint 4-??? Grinding away.  Mike Keller and Marty Timm held their own and everyone involved just stayed out, pitted on yellow, did their work, and stayed clean.

Last 2 stints:  Jeremy and Mike Keller were chosen as the ones who would get the extra 2 stints in the car..... because as the sun started to rise we were only 2 laps off the lead.... and that quickly erased, eventually becoming an 11 lap lead, again thanks to the pit strategy and the experience of Mike and Jeremy.

The results..... we won!  nuff said!

Thanks so much to Jim and Chris for crewing and keeping us in it

Thanks to Mr. Bestwrench (Rod), Swerve Motorsports, and Dunlop Tires for helping us put together a competitive car!

Not only did we have a blast and win an incredibly tough and long race, we also managed to raise over $1000 for breast cancer research in the process.

Solo (Autocross) / SeAD Course setup July 11th
« on: July 06, 2009, 08:36:11 am »
We have an event at SeAD this weekend, July 12th.  Who is available to go down for course setup saturday afternoon?  We usually shoot for about 4:00 meeting time at SeAD.

Let me know.



Solo (Autocross) / Ride to SeAD
« on: May 12, 2009, 08:31:54 pm »
Can anyone give me a ride to SeAD Sunday morning?  I won't need a ride back.

Email me at
yes, include the '+'

Thanks in advance!

Solo (Autocross) / SeAD Setup May 16th
« on: May 09, 2009, 10:13:28 am »
Jim and I will be meeting at SeAD at around 4pm next Saturday for course setup, and could use a few more hands.  Please post up and let us know if you are willing.  If someone wants to ride down in the timing truck with Jim, I'll have room for 1 more person coming back to buffalo (we're not staying over, I'll be out that way anyway and coming back to Buff).

Solo (Autocross) / First Event only a week away!
« on: April 22, 2009, 01:46:30 pm »
Our season opener is just over a week away!  Please don't forget to pre-register.  While it is not required, it is extremely helpful when planning a course and an event to have a somewhat accurate estimate of attendance!

Meeting Minutes / April 09 Monthly Meeting Minutes
« on: April 21, 2009, 08:20:11 am »
WNY SCCA Meeting Minutes

The April 7, 2009, Western New York Region SCCA meeting was called to order by RE Dale Kunze at 8:38 pm.

Minutes would have been approved, had they been available (the Website is not quite there yet)

Treasurer Roy Bergman presented the financial report.  

Race Report – Larry Osolkowski reported on the group outing to the 12 hour at Sebring.  The racing was good, the weather was great, and there was a large contingent of Vintage Cars.   Bill Frieder got educated on the Aerodynamic Design Details of the Cobra Daytona Coupe by none other than Peter Brock himself!

Ice Racing – According to Jon Wolff – 437 days.  An argument ensued!  “We need Joe!”

Solo Report – the Schedule is up on the Website, with the first event on May 3rd at ECC North

Rally – Jim Perrin reported that Ken Block won the Rally NY event, and that STPR is on June 5th-6th, where he plans on running his first Pro Rally.  The next Rallycross will not be until September.

Newsletter – coming soon.  We still need an editor…badly!

Membership Report:  Dave Dill was not available, as his presence was required at Dog-Training Class

Licensing Report – none

Merchandise Report – contact Bill Frieder if you need anything.

NEDiv – Phil Henderson reported that the NEDiv Roundtable was held last month.

Old Business – none

New Business – none

Announcements – the Website is slowly coming back to life, but it is not pretty right now.  If you have any comments or suggestions, contact Jon at

Motion to adjourn made by Phil Henderson, seconded by Larry Osolkowski.

Meeting adjourned at 8:48 pm.

Respectfully submitted, David Frieder, Secretary

General Discussion / New site in the works
« on: February 23, 2009, 05:40:07 pm »
While we're working on yet another new site, please use this forum!

Because way back in the day, our site was compromised from time to time, we're pretty much peppered with every exploit you could ever imagine.  SO...... we are taking a new approach.

This forum will stay, and because its a common format, should we ever upgrade/change in the future, the user accounts are salvageable!

Also, this will make it easier to integrate with soloreg directly, so hopefully some time soon, we'll all have only 1 set of login info.


News!!! / Vintage Tour XXIII
« on: February 23, 2009, 05:26:35 pm »
See attached flyer

News!!! / Neohio Region - Our Competition Clinic March 28
« on: February 23, 2009, 05:24:42 pm »
You are being contacted because you are listed as a contact person

for an SCCA region.


The 2009 Neohio Region Comp Clinic includes a new feature and a great new location.


The seminar will be held at the state-of-the-art Cuyahoga Valley

Career Center (CVCC - a high school vocational center).

This is an incredible new venue for us!


The new feature is a 2 hour safe driving seminar directed at the CVCC students.

This presentation will include rides in the Mid-Oho School Skid Car.

What a way to learn car control!


The Comp Clinic will also feature the familiar seminars for experienced racers

and beginners (tires, brakes, getting started, data acquisition and more-plus a

special program for Solo Officials).


Please post the attached pdf on your region’s websites to get the word out.


We also have Exhibitor spaces available in the main hall and Sponsorship

opportunities for those companies/organizations that would like to get

involved in this exciting event.

The sponsorship brochure is also attached.

 We appreciate your help!


Bob Roberts, Chairperson

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