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Solo (Autocross) / Anybody happen to have...
« on: January 02, 2012, 05:22:33 pm »
some stock pedals for EF Civic?

Apparently SEB has decided my aftermarket pedals are no longer legal (isn't that wonderful?).

News!!! / Notes from the RE
« on: December 27, 2011, 02:09:55 pm »
A few changes are in order as we enter a new year, a new competition season and strive
to redefine our purpose as a club and to increase the region’s importance to its members.

Hot on the heels of New Year’s weekend, with the promise of getting together a few weeks later at a well-attended Awards Banquet at Chef’s on January 21, and with not much happening anyway, there will be


Our next meeting will be on



4611 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, across from the Airport Holiday Inn, approximately1-1/2-miles from Transit Road,  839-4022

The Rose Garden has been an excellent location for out activities for a long time, but not so much anymore.  The Olympic is a conveniently-located meeting place, serving good food at reasonable prices.  Let’s try it for a few months.

Meetings will move to Monday evenings and begin promptly at 7:30 PM in order to accommodate our new meeting place’s schedule and to, hopefully, put some of the Business back into our Business Meetings.

As the Western New York Region evolves, our direction must be determined by our members.  Please come to the meetings and express yourself, offer your ideas, become involved.  Or, speak with any of the 8 Officers and Directors. 
WNYR is your club.  What do you want that to mean?

Roy Bergman

News!!! / December Fastrack Posted
« on: December 22, 2011, 08:06:31 am »

News!!! / 2012 Awards Banquet
« on: December 16, 2011, 10:51:28 am »
The WNY Region Annual Awards Banquet will be January 21, 2012 at Chef's Restaurant in Buffalo. Schedule is 6:30 cash bar, 7:30 dinner. Cost is $20/person. Full details in the attached document.

News!!! / Monthly Meeting Change!
« on: December 12, 2011, 07:59:08 am »
The General Membership Meeting will be moving starting in the new year.
There will NOT be a general membership meeting in January.
Starting February, meetings will begin PROMPTLY at 7:30.
The monthly meeting will be on the first MONDAY at:

Olympic Restaurant
4611 Genesee St
(About a 1/2 mile from Transit across from the Airport Holiday Inn)
The Oylmpic features a full menu at reasonable prices. Menu can be viewed at:

Solo (Autocross) / Geauga Lake Autocross
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:31:47 am »
Went down to Cleveland yesterday and ran an event at Geauga Lake (used to be an amusement park, now closed down). The site is really interesting, LOTS of room, pavement is kind of variable -- some nice, clean asphalt, other places where it's really dirty and apparently never cleans up since the place is sort of in a swamp. The locals were telling me the Subies love it. Lots of camber changes, almost no hard objects. Site course area is probably about the size of Toledo.

Had fun in spite of "Champagne Run" weather.

Might be worth a road trip next year.

Solo (Autocross) / Re: pdf's on new SCCA site
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:25:42 am »
What I would get was a blank page that looked like it was trying to open, but wouldn't complete even after an hour (went to lunch, came back, same thing). Got this in 3 different browsers. This went on since the latest Fastrack came out.

This morning after seeing this thread, tried it again and it opened the .pdfs normally. Jim, way to go, you fixed another computer  :)

Solo (Autocross) / pdf's on new SCCA site
« on: October 13, 2011, 01:18:05 pm »
Anybody else have problems with getting pdf files from new scca site? I can't get any of them from, have no problem with pdf files from any other site.

Same issue whether I'm on Chrome, FireFox, or IE9. Same thing when I'm at home on my laptop. (Both on Win 7 Pro fwiw).

Kind of stupid that I have to use iPad to read scca pdf's....

2011 Results / Re: 2011 Season Points!
« on: October 06, 2011, 12:04:05 pm »
Always those F Mods.

2011 Results / Re: 2011 Season Points!
« on: October 05, 2011, 11:12:52 am »
That's getting a little weird Jim, don't see how it's possible for Dave to have won the class, and for me to win PAX. Seems like that shouldn't be possible????

Meeting Minutes / October 2011 Membership Meeting
« on: October 05, 2011, 09:44:49 am »
General Membership Meeting Minutes 10/04/11

RE Alan Nusbaum called the meeting to order at 8:35pm. Motion to accept the published minutes of the last meeting was made by Dave Dill and seconded by Ty Noles, motion passed.

Karen Frieder gave the Treasurer's report.

Racing report: Watkins Glen had a vintage race last weekend featuring Datsun with Bob Sharp in attendance. The Fun One was held in September, also at Watkins Glen, with a good sized entry. It was reported that the Run-offs were full of "man drama."

Solo: The Champagne Run was last Sunday, with 58 entries in a down pour for most of the day. The rental car challenge had 9 drivers, and lots of trash talk.

Rally: No report.

Membership: 181 US members and 72 Canadian members.

Merchandise: Stuff is available.

NeDiv: The annual Mini-con is coming up the first week of November in Saratoga Springs.

Old Business: Phil Henderson mentioned that Bill Milliken was listed in Sports Car for reaching his 65 year anniverary in SCCA!

New Business: Dave Dill suggested that an earlier start time for monthly meetings would be appreciated. There was discussion about moving the monthly meeting to another location for next year.

Announcements: Phil Henderson mentioned that the IEEE is hosting a tour at the WNED studio on 10/20. If you are interested, please contact Phil

Motion to adjourn at 9:00 by Phil, seconded by everybody else. Motion passed.

Dale (for Dave who was too late to take notes)

News!!! / Re: October Fastrack is posted
« on: September 28, 2011, 03:42:31 pm »
Has anybody been able to download the .pdfs?

News!!! / October Fastrack is posted
« on: September 26, 2011, 07:56:05 am »
Links don't seem to work, guessing it has to do with the new SCCA web site. Maybe in a day or two.


Fastrack has been posted.  To get your copy follow the links below.

October 2011 Issue -
Club Racing -
Court of Appeals -
Solo/SEB -
Rally -

Looking for a previous copy?  Click the link below to be taken there.


Solo (Autocross) / Re: Competitor Input Needed: Road Tire Class(es)
« on: September 09, 2011, 01:56:16 pm »
George's suggestion (for ease of reference):
Novice - same as today
Road Tire - same as today
Karts - same as today
Street - all of the ST* classes
Pro - drivers that want to compete with the best
Prep - anyone that competes on Rcomps or slicks, or trailers their car.

Personally, I kind of like George's "Prep" class; it's not exactly an intermediate class, but it gives somebody on sticky tires a class without having to go into Pro.


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