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February 2012

Volume 57, No. 2

The Official Publication of the Finger Lakes Region, Sports Car Club of America.

General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, February 7 Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617


Finger Lakes Region - SCCA Elected Positions

2011 Board of Directors

Regional Executive Michael Toombs........... (585) 328-2617 152 Gillette St. Rochester, NY 14619-2227 re@flr-scca.com Assistant Regional Executive Dave Ciufo ................. (585) 346-5002 6488 Coe Rd. Livonia, NY 14887-9306 assist-re@flr-scca.com Treasurer Elizabeth Thiel ........... (585) 671-9995 Fax (585) 266-0942 753 Klem Rd. Webster, NY 14580 treasurer@flr-scca.com Secretary Carl F. Dresie ............ (585) 544-6482 119 Brookview Dr. Rochester, NY 14617-3903 secretary@flr-scca.com Activities Director Mary Hartman ...................................... 2840 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624-4807 activitiesdirector@flr-scca.com Directors Chris DeMinco ........... (585) 359-6792 980 Rush Scottsville Rd Rush, NY 14543-9781 director3@flr-scca.com Charles Tanck ............. (585) 467-4993 175 Eastgate Drive Rochester, NY 14617-4104 director1@flr-scca.com Mark Eksten ............... (585) 766-2777 872 North Winton Road Rochester, NY 14609-6836 director2@flr-scca.com Fran McAllister .......... (585) 750-4674 33 Red Bud Rd. Rochester, NY 14624-4717

Appointed Positions Race

Competition Board Rich Smith, Chair (585) 703-0631 clubracing@flr-scca.com Dave Ciufo .................. (585) 346-5002 Fran McAllister ........... (585) 254-5920 Peter Kummer ............. (585) 624-2853 Russell Jaslow ........... (585) 724-5890 Mary Hartman ........... (585) 426-3288 Erik Shepard .............. (585) 269-7097 “Westware HO!” Race Chairman Lew Giesy .................... (315)597-9637 “FUN ONE” Race Chairman ...................................................... TBA funone@flr-scca.com

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Chief Registrar Marsha Toombs .......... (585) 328-2617 registrar@flr-scca.com Chief, Timing & Scoring Carl F. Dresie ............. (585) 544-6482 ts@flr-scca.com Chief, Flagging and Communication Barbara Lissow ............ (585) 773-7912 fc@flr-scca.com Chief, Starter John Flowers ............... (607) 546-2369 starter@flr-scca.com Chief, Grid .......................................................TBA Chief, Pitts and Paddock .......................................................TBA Chief, Scrutineering Bruce Perry .................. (585) 382-9234 tech@flr-scca.com Chief, Sound Control Jim Craven .................. (585) 889-5363 sound@flr-scca.com NYSRRC Representative Mary Hartman ............. (585) 426-3288 flrrep@nysrrc.org

Rally

Rally Chair .......................................................TBA Interim RoadRally Chair Tom Langdon .............. (315) 524-2260 rally@flr-scca.com RallyCross Chair Tony Zanni ................. (585) 281-2510 rallycross@flr-scca.com

Solo

Solo Board Jeff Colegrove ............ (585)943-2247 solo_chair@flr-scca.com Brian Buchman ......... (585) 747-3808 bbuchman@johnholtz.com Dave Avery ................ (585) 415-8003 david.avery@kodak.com Alan Smith ................. (585) 359-4688 asmith2357@aol.com Marnie Soom .............. (585) 233-2760 marniesoom@gmail.com Mike Stutzman ........... (585) 889-2564 stutz@eartling.net Chief Registrar Cory Kuhns ................ (585) 210-0824 soloregistrar@flr-scca.com Chief, Safety Steward Dave Avery ................................ (585) david.avery@kodak.com Chief, Technical Inspection Jim Hoelscher ............. (585) 247-9596 jhoelsch@rochester.rr.com Chief, Novice Program Alan Smith ................. (585) 359-4688 asmith2357@aol.com Chief, Timing & Scoring and Results Tom Weaver .............. (585) 978-2966 thomas.w.weaver@gmail.com

Chief, Sound Control Edwin Jeffries ............ (585) 730-2778 edwinjeffries@gmail.com Chief, Trophies Marnie Soom ............. (585) 233-2760 marniesoom@gmail.com Chief, Workers Edwin Jeffries ............ (585) 730-2778 edwinjeffries@gmail.com Chief, Waivers Brian Buchman .......... (585) 747-3808 solo_chair@flr-scca.com

Administrative Positions

Membership Mike Brunner .............. (585) 752-7233 membership@flr-scca.com TOP END Editor Carl Dresie .................. (585) 544-6482 editor@flr-scca.com Merchandise Chris McAllister (585) 872-2530(days) merchandise@flr-scca.com Equipment Chairman Alan Blood .................. (585) 242-9039 equipment@flr-scca.com Regional Historian Lynn Randall ............... (585) 451-5298 historian@flr-scca.com Webmaster MaryAnne Shults ........ (949) 768-2609 webmaster@flr-scca.com

STPR® Motorsports, LLC

Managers Meridith Croucher ....... (315) 331-5354 chairman@stpr.org Lewis Giesy ................. (315) 597-9637 lgiesy@localnet.com Alan Smith .................. (585) 359-4688 rallymaster@stpr.org Treasurer Joyce Bucknam ........... (315) 597-5668 treasurer@stpr.org

NEDiv Administrative Positions

Area 10 Director John Walsh ................. (585) 546-5670 244 Mendon Center Rd Honeoye Falls, NY 14472-9335 NEDiv Executive Steward, Race Earl Hurlbut . ................(585) 219-4891 ehurlbut@rochester.rr.com NEDiv RoadRally Steward Steve McKelvie ............(508) 520-7135 shanna12@comcast.net NEDiv RallyCross Steward Scott Beliveau ..............(603) 524-4305 beliveau@aavid.com NEDiv Solo Steward David Newman .......... (610) 433-5690 dn59@verizon.net NEDiv Solo Safety Steward Bruce Bellom .............. (914) 739-6815 brubel51@aol.com Additional positions: see http://www.nescca. com/nescca_main/contacts.html

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The Official Publication of the

Finger Lakes REGION

SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Staff TOP END is the official publication of the Finger Lakes Region (FLR), SCCA, and is mailed to all members in good standing and to advertisers. Opinions expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of FLR. Permission to reprint articles is granted to all SCCA regional publications and its national magazine, SportsCar. Full credit must be given to FLR, TOP END and the author. Non-membership subscription rate: $15.00 per year. Submit subscription orders and address changes to the Circulation Editors. Bulk rate mail is not forwarded by the Post Office when you change your address, even if you file a forwarding request with your Postmaster. Submit materials for publication to the Editor or any of the Editorial Staff. Contact Editor for information regarding submission of classified advertising. Contact the Advertising Editor for commercial advertising. Deadline for submissions to TOP END is the 10th of each month. Typed, printed and electronic files are acceptable. Contact Editor regarding electronic file formats and fonts. All submissions are subject to revisions that may be necessary to meet the requirements for publication.

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EDITOR/ADVERTISING Carl F. Dresie 119 Brookview Dr. Rochester, NY 14617-3903 (585) 544-6482 e-mail: cfdresie@cs.com CO-EDITOR/COPY EDITOR Lynn Randall 15 Diana Dr. Scottsville, NY 14546 (585) 889-1289 e-mail: lynnscca@rochester.rr.com EDITORIAL CONSULTANT MaryAnne Shults 23864 Sycamore Dr Mission Viejo, CA 92691-3038 (949) 768-2609 e-mail: webmaster@flr-scca.com TOP END CIRCULATION Change of Address Notify the SCCA National Office in Topeka and the Membership Chair: Mike Brunner 228 Robert Quigley Dr. Apt-1 Scottsville, NY 14546 (585) 752-7233 e-mail: membership@flr-scca.com And/Or: The EDITOR (see above)

Contents RE’s Report...................................................4 January Membership Meeting................ 4 - 5 CNY Raceway Park .............................. 5 - 6 December BOD Minutes ....................... 6 - 7 FLR News ............................................. 7 - 8 Meeting Location ................................... 7 Membership News ................................. 8 National News ....................................... 8 - 9 Banquet Report .................................. 10 - 16 Rally .................................................. 17 - 21 Meeting Notes ...................................... 17 Long Way Home Results .................... 18 Event Fliers ................................. 19 - 21 Classified Ads ........................................... 21 Membership Application ............................23 Calendar ..............................inside back cover Last Pit ...................................... Back Cover Photo Credits: Front Cover, pp 11-14 ............ Top End Staff Pages 3, Back Cover .............. Mike Toombs Page 10-11, 14-15 ................... Mike Brunner Page 18 ...................................... Rick Barnes

Cover Photo: Mike and Marsha Toombs were awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Region (George B. Merwin Trophy). Presented by Scott Molor. Top End Staff photo.

Gotcha! Mike (Brunner)

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REPort Mike Toombs Regional Executive As I write this, last night was the annual awards banquet. It was nice to see everyone once again. I would like to congratulate all of the award winners; to be recognized by your fellow competitors and region members is always a good feeling. Here I am speaking from experience; Marsha and I were once again humbled to receive the Outstanding Contribution to the Region award. As well as the region awards I was also able to give Chris De Minco the Robert Stephens Award. Each year the Glen Region gives this award to a NYSRRC competitor who exemplifies the phrase “In the Spirit of the Sport.” Chris truly exemplifies this and was a great help when he volunteered to chair the Glen National race last year.

to work every day, but this is winter in upstate New York and we are supposed to have cold and snow. The most recent Rallycross was canceled because it was too muddy to run. If the weather we are having right now continues, we should be able to get back on the track in a couple of weeks. We are continuing to have problems delivering Top End to everyone in a timely manner. I have always been a supporter of the monthly newsletter. We currently are having the magazine printed by FedEx and then they mail it third class. It used to be that we would print and mail it with arrival time to local members to occur just before the monthly meeting. Most people received the January edition on the 14th, two weeks after optimum arrival. So we are looking at offering the option of opting out of the printed edition for our members. If members would rather read the online version (which has more art and more color), they need to ensure that Carl Dresie knows their email address. Carl would then notify you when Top End is available online and not send you a printed copy. I am one of the old-school people and prefer the printed copy, but if you are not, please let us know.

The winter is off to a bad start, assuming that you are someone who The National convention is in Las likes to ice race, Rallycross or run our Vegas the first weekend of March. Dave Winter Rally Series. The lack of snow Ciufo and I will be attending; it takes and cold has been great for the commute two people to cover all of the meetings during the three days. I have never come back from the convention without learning something and I always enjoy seeing friends I only see at conventions. Some of the most interesting things are just talking to other people to see how they run things. Every region has their own problems and solutions and some of the solutions are things that we can use to better serve our members.

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Meeting Minutes Finger Lakes Region, SCCA General Membership Meeting Minutes January 3, 2012 Location: Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, New York 14534 Regional Executive Mike Toombs called the meeting to order at 8:14 p.m. There were 28 members and guests in attendance at the Solo and general membership meetings. The following is arranged by topic and is not in chronological order. The November general membership meeting minutes were approved on a motion by Lynn Randall, seconded by Mike Brunner. Activities – Barb Lissow The awards banquet will be Jan. 14 at the Burgundy Basin Inn. Cost will be $25 for adults, $15 for children. Barb is taking reservations. More information is available in Top End and on the Finger Lakes Region website, www.flr-scca. com. Membership recognition will be moved to a later date. Fran McAllister is heading up a group planning this event. Starting in February the Solo and general membership meetings will be held at Murph’s, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit.

Not sure if you are going to get this in time, but I would be remiss not to mention that our monthly meetings are moving. The February meeting is going to be at Murph's Irondequoit Pub at 705 Titus Ave., just down the street from The House of Guitars.

Membership Report – Mike Brunner Mike reported that the region currently has 410 members, down four since Dec. 5, 2011. The total loss since April 2011 has been 42. Mike Toombs noted that we are the largest region in Area 10.

Until next month… Mike

Carl Dresie requested that all members having an e-mail address

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verify that their correct address is listed in the SCCA National Office membership data. Club Racing drivers contribute to a fund that is used to reduce the membership dues of race workers who have reported their workdays through the national website. A maximum of 12 days will apply, with additional days being applied to other worker incentives such as a Volunteer Incentive Program hard card. Old Business Membership input is requested on options for distribution of Top End. (See the article in the January issue of Top End.) Costs are about $3 per issue. First class postage would add another $1.25 to that cost. Several options were presented. Race Report Our guest speakers tonight are Glenn Donnelly and John Lehmann. They will be talking about Central New York Raceway Park, www.cnyrp.com, located near Syracuse. Fun One Fun One 2011 suffered a small loss due to entries being down by about 140 over last year. Ways to reduce expenses, such as eliminating T-shirts, will be investigated. Westward Ho! Fran McAllister and Dave Ciufo are working with 2012 Westward Ho! race chair, Lew Giesy on this regional race. They are looking at ways to control costs and increase entries, with a goal of eliminating any losses. Dave guaranteed that any loss would be covered. Rally Report – Alan Smith 2012 Winter Series “The Long Way Home,” the first event in the Winter Series will start at the Yard of Ale in Piffard on January 7. Alan Smith is rallymaster. This rally will again be the first event of the WINTR (Winter INTernational Rally) series. We expect several national level rallyists will enter. Alan is looking for a navigator for the

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course-opening car. The second event will be “The 3rd Annual Ithaca Winter Rally,” starting in Ithaca, with Gary Thomas and John Kastenhuber as organizers. “Herbie’s Revenge 2” will start at MacGregor’s in Canandaigua on Feb. 4. Jerry Kerwin and John Werner are rallymasters for this third event in the Winter Series. Further information can be found in the January issue of Top End and on the Finger Lakes Region website, www. flr-scca.com. STPR® The Waste Management Winter Rally is scheduled for Feb. 11. Several teams are waiting for information to submit their entries. Total entries are expected to be up this year. Plans are to plow the course. Solo Report Brian Buchman reported that we would no longer be using run/work at events held at Rochester Institute of Technology. Treasurer’s Report – Elizabeth Thiel All bills have been paid. Solo financial activity for 2011 was provided to Jeff Colegrove to be used in preparing the 2012 Solo budget. The financial statements are available for review by request through Elizabeth. The savings and investment data for 2011 will not be available until later this week. Guest Speaker Glenn Donnelly and John Lehmann talked about the development of Central New York Raceway Park, a facility being developed in Brewerton, just north of Syracuse. (See the following article by Lynn Randall. Ed.) The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 p.m. on a motion by Scott Moller, seconded by Russell Jaslow. Respectfully submitted, Carl F. Dresie, Secretary

Bench Racing The Toyota Celica that had a ‘biography’ in the August issue of Top End has moved on. Kurt Thiel has converted it to an ice racer and if we ever get cold enough to have good ice, it should be out competing in another venue. Being first on an unplowed road in fluffy snow can sometimes result in difficulty knowing where the road goes. When the snow covers the headlights it becomes hard to see where you are going. Several regions have joined the ranks of “no printed newsletter.” Murph’s is noted for having great chicken wings. Additional food and drink are available.

Central New York Raceway Park By Lynn Randall

CNYRP representatives, CEO Glenn Donnelly and facilities manager John Lehmann were guest speakers at the January FLR membership meeting. This planned racetrack facility, located off Route 81 between Brewerton and Central Square, NY, is slated to break ground in the spring of this year, with a planned opening in the fall. The ambitious undertaking will encompass 140 acres of land, proposed to accommodate a two-mile road course, half mile synthetic dirt track and a quarter- mile drag strip. When completed, there will also be heated garage spaces with 56 garage bays. Each garage will have a catwalk for crew members and spotters to view the course. Grandstand stadium seating will have a restaurant on the second level, with an opportunity to view the entire facility. Peter Argetsinger, son the late 5


Camerson Argetsinger, the founder of Watkins Glen motor racing, is the chief road course designer. Peter is currently a professional driving instructor, and has coached famed drivers Damon Hill and Juan Pablo Montoya. Peter has raced successfully in Europe for 14 years. In addition to the road and dirt tracks, there will be a skid pad, and room for autocross events. SCCA will be given opportunities to run events at this new facility, as well as be the worker body for those events. As per protocol, as the sanctioning body, SCCA will need to approve the facility for SCCA events to run here, but when it is built, and ready for racing, this new facility will be a needed additional venue for road racing in the Northeast. Let us hope this plan becomes reality. Members of Finger Lakes will be watching the progress.

Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes December 27, 2011 Location: Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY 14617 Mike Toombs called the meeting to order at 7:38 p.m. Officers and directors present: Michael Toombs, Regional Executive; Carl Dresie, Secretary; Barbara Lissow, Activities Director; Dave Ciufo, Fran McAllister and Charles Tanck, Directors. Officers and directors absent: Scott Moller, Assistant Regional Executive; Elizabeth Thiel, Treasurer; Marl Eksten, Director. Others present: Tom Langdon, Interim Rally Chair; Chris DeMinco, Glen National Race Chair. Items are presented by subject and may not be in chronological order.

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The minutes of the November 29, 2011, board of directors meeting were approved on a motion by Dave Ciufo, seconded by Barb Lissow. Activities Report – Barb Lissow The Awards banquet at the Burgundy Basin Inn on Jan. 14 will start with an open bar at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Information is in the January issue of Top End and on the website, www.flr-scca.com. A membership recognition meeting will be held sometime in the spring.

those with valid e-mail addresses. Charles Tanck requested that we schedule time to discuss what we want to accomplish in 2012. Old Business The Solo trailer has been written off as the trailer was destroyed by a tree falling on it. Race Report Formula First has expressed an interest in running both of our regional races in 2012.

New Business John Lehmann, Vice President, Central New York Raceway Park, will be at our January meeting to talk about the track.

Fun One 2012 The expenses associated with the Fun One need to be reviewed for 2012 in an effort to balance the event budget. Several options were discussed.

The general membership meeting will be held at Murph’s in Irondequoit starting with the February meeting.

Westward Ho! 2012 Fran McAllister reported that a committee has started working on Westward Ho! They will meet again in early January.

The issues with Top End delivery were presented. A description is printed in the January issue of Top End. Member input on the options is needed. An e-mail notice covering the availability of Top End on the website, which includes the December meeting minutes and the reminder about the January meeting speaker was sent to

Rally Report – Tom Langdon Tom presented the proposed YearEnd Awards. A rallymaster is needed for the charity rally run in conjunction with STPR®.

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RallyCross Mike Toombs reported that we have cones in storage. They will be made available to the RallyCross events. Excess cones could be donated to the ice racing effort. Winter Rally Series Rallymasters have been named for four events in January through early March. The first rally, running Jan 7 is part of the WINTR (Winter INTernational Rally) Series. By drawing national level rallyists, it will reflect positively on our region.

the January issue of Top End and are on the website. Solo Report Jeff Colegrove is working on changes to the Solo series. A schedule is being defined. Venues are needed. Treasurer’s Report Elizabeth Thiel asked that Mike Toombs report that all bills presented prior to the meeting have been paid. Elizabeth will be at the membership meeting Jan. 3, 2012.

Chris DeMinco has one final minor mailing for the Glen National Race to Tom Langdon noted that the Winter be paid. Series Road Rally budget would The deposit for the 2012 Fun One reflect an increase to $75 from $50 for rallymaster expenses and an allowance race is due to Watkins Glen International of $5 for worker expenses. The first to by April 1. The deposit for Westward cover fuel expenses incurred during Ho at Nelson Ledges has been paid. several checks of the approximately Executive Session 200-mile route. The second is primarily The meeting went into executive to cover after rally food, but not all session to discuss and approve the workers utilize this payment. Concerns awards to be given at the Jan. 14 were expressed regards payment to banquet. volunteers. It was noted that race workers have available a reduction in The meeting was adjourned at membership dues through a program 9:11 p.m. on a motion by Dave Ciufo, run out of Topeka. seconded by Charles Tanck. Excess race trophies will be used for Respectfully submitted, trophies. Carl F. Dresie, Secretary Fliers for the first three events in the Winter Rally Series were published in

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FLR News Meeting Location

Solo and general membership

Starting Feb. 7 the Solo and general membership meetings will be held in the back room of Murph’s, 705 Titus Ave. Murph’s is near the east end of a small strip mall at the corner of Titus and Cooper, just east of Hudson Ave., in Irondequoit. Additional parking is in back of the building. (See map below.) Food and a full bar are available (the wings are thought to be some of the best in town). Come out and enjoy the company of like-minded car enthusiasts.

Driving directions: From the west: Exit Keeler St. Expressway at Hudson Ave. then turn left. Straight (north) to the end of Hudson and turn right onto Titus. Stay in the right hand lane, to go straight at Cooper. (1st light) Turn right immediately at the east end of the strip mall. Park in back, door is on your right. From the east: Exit Keeler St. Expressway at Carter/Hudson. Straight to Hudson then right and follow the above.

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Membership News and Information Welcome to the Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Garrett M Briggs Regular Solo Web Site Joseph A and Theresa K Carozzoni Family Rally Web Site David F Crowley and Nancy ParksCrowley Family Pro Racing Web Site

Don't forget to renew

Keith, Kristen, Lydia and Elliot Guthrie John, Lyndi, Joshua and Ethan Bosch

Full Address information Street address, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are available from the membership chair, the regional executive or the secretary. Changes should be made by logging into your information area at www/scca.com (log in is on the upper right hand corner of the screen) and making corrections. See page 12 for further instructions on how to access your information. Again please note the necessity to provide an active e-mail address.

National News SCCA Announces Reorganization to Solo, Rally Departments TOPEKA, Kan. (January 16, 2012) – With an eye on program development, enhanced customer service, and improved operational effectiveness, the Sports Car Club of America today announced a reorganization of the Rally/Solo department in the national office. Still headed by Howard Duncan, SCCA Vice President of Rally, Solo, and Special Programs, the reorganization features a number of faces familiar to both programs with changes in responsibilities. Deena Rowland has been promoted to Rally/Solo Administrative Coordinator. Rowland’s duties will expand from her role as Solo Administrative Specialist, to include being the primary liaison to the RoadRally Board and community, additional budget support duties, increased support role for the Tire Rack National Solo program, and taking a greater role in the RallyCross and Solo National Championship events. Rowland has been at SCCA since the move to Topeka in late 2002. Brian Harmer joins the Rally and Solo department after working for four years in the SCCA Technical Services department,

concentrating on vehicle compliance for Solo events. In the new role, Harmer will be the primary liaison to the Solo Events Board and the RallyCross Board, provide assistance in developing programs to help the Regions grow participation, oversee safety programs, provide assistance for the Tire Rack National Solo program, serve as the project leader for the RallyCross and Solo National Championships, and assist with administrative matters such as budget development and monitoring. Sandi Brown will continue as an independent contractor, expanding her existing role of administration chief of the National Solo program to become the National Solo Operations Manager. Brown will tap into her years of experience and contacts within the SCCA community to provide enhanced coordination with the host Regions for events on the Tire Rack National Solo calendar and to better serve participants by managing the on-line registration for these events. Brown will also have a role in the RallyCross National Championship. In addition to the changes on the staff, Heyward Wagner will continue in an independent contractor role as the Solo Communications Manager, including responsibility for the program’s e-newsletter, SoloMatters.

CRB Statement on 2.5 Rule and Class Realignment At the December Board of Directors’ meeting in Topeka, the Board voted to suspend the 2.5 class participation rule

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for two seasons. They then asked the Club Racing Board to prepare a plan to actively manage the classes. They have directed that the CRB present a proposal for alignment of classes, with an overall reduction in the number of National classes. The proposed goal is 24, or less, national classes. So, suspension of the 2.5-rule does not mean that classes with low participation numbers will automatically continue in the National racing program. The CRB, in turn, has asked the Advisory Committees to start working on how to make this happen. Although the Touring and SS Committee has been working on this for some time, all classes are now included. The BoD has directed that the proposal be presented to them at the National Convention on March 3rd.

SCCA Announces New Club Racing Majors Program TOPEKA, Kan. (January 16, 2012) – Sports Car Club of America announced today a new, top-level Club Racing program dubbed the “Majors,” launching as a pilot program in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest Divisions in 2012. Focused on providing fresh, enhanced opportunities for National-level classes within a geographical racing area, the Majors offer a new format race weekend focused on clustering competition and providing greater value for racers. The Majors concept comes from a two-year planning committee directive from the SCCA Board of Directors to evolve the top level of SCCA Club Racing with the changing times. For decades, “National” racing has served as the top Club Racing level, providing a path toward both Divisional Championships and the National Championship Runoffs®. “By definition in the SCCA General Competition Rules, National racing has not changed for decades, but many of these events have evolved away from their true purpose—to provide a high level event for the most serious competitors,” SCCA Chairman of the Board Jerry Wannarka said. “The Majors program does just that, not unlike the Tire Rack® SCCA ProSolo® Series does for the autocross community.”

A Break from the Norm

The most significant philosophical and structural change from the current Club Racing model deals with treating competition classes

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differently from one another at select events. Classes in the Majors program are placed in one of two groups—Invitational or Showcase. The highest subscribed classes in a particular geographic zone will be included in the Invitational program, with the remaining classes comprising the Showcase group. Both the Invitational and Showcase classes will have special opportunities throughout the season.

The 2012 Majors Pilot Program

For 2012 the Majors program will coexist with the current Regional and National programs in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest Divisions. These three Divisions will be combined to make up the Majors “zone.” The Majors Championship will be comprised of six weekends, two being geographically held in each Division, including the three BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events and three Invitational class-only events (one per Division). Additional opportunities will be planned on separate weekends for Showcase classes While all 29 National classes will be part of the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events, the Invitational weekends will be a special opportunity for the highest-subscribed classes based on combined participation numbers within the Zone. Limiting classes for the Invitationals allows organizers to target two classes per race group, allowing for split starts to cluster likeclassed cars together on the racetrack. All six Majors races in 2012, including the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events and the Invitationals, will feature a common preevent registration process, chief steward and management team from the National office for continuity and consistency, while still being operated by the local Regions to provide the local flavor and atmosphere. The idea is to take the best elements of the Club Racing experience and meld them with some components often found at professional events. Making events better than, and different from, other events is a key focal point.

Events

Each of the events will feature a pair of “points” races toward the Majors Championship (for the Invitational classes) that will also count toward the existing National and Divisional Point Championships. At Invitational events, drivers can expect to be on track two to three times per day for no less than 20 minutes each. For two-day events, Saturday will feature traditional timed qualifying followed by a 45-mile points race. Sunday will grid cars based on the fast laps from Saturday’s race for a brief qualifying race, which

will set the grid for Sunday’s feature 45-mile points race based on finishing position.

A New Championship and Path to the Runoffs and Super Sweep Award

Combining participants from the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest Divisions for the six Majors events creates a new opportunity for a meaningful Championship. Not only does a driver need to better the competition from his own Division, but also those from the neighboring Divisions as well. A driver will count his or her best eight finishes (out of 12 possible) toward their respective class Championship, using the GCR Points schedule established for Divisional Championships. Along with the prestige and prize package to be announced later, the Champions will be recognized as having met the second leg (Divisional Championship) of the four-legged Super Sweep award. The Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest Divisions were grouped into the pilot zone based on the ability to travel out of Division within, for the most part, one day’s tow. Additionally, the average entry counts of each Division could benefit greatly with the incentive for drivers from the neighboring divisions to participate in one or more event outside of their own Division.

Showcase Events

Showcase Events are for the Nationallevel classes in the program not covered in the Invitational program. For the Pilot program, this will include 19 classes, which makes up just over 30 percent of the total entries based on 2011 participation numbers. Showcase classes will have additional racing opportunities at other events, likely a Bonus National in 2012. This program could also include festival events, anniversary races or marque-specific opportunities.

Future Expansion

The 2012 Pilot program is designed to both provide the Majors opportunity and experience for those within the Pilot Zone, but also be a test-bed for a coast-to-coast rollout targeted for 2013. While the Invitational program will initially include approximately 10 classes, there is nothing locking the program into one set of Invitational weekends per Zone. If more than 10 classes within a Zone can support the concept of clustering competition and providing good car counts at each event, then that number can, and will, evolve as needed. (More information can be found at www. scca.com.)

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Finger Lakes Region 2011 Annual Awards Banquet, January 14, 2012

(Note: Not all remarks were captured and some have been reworded for clarity. My apologies for misquoting you. CFDresie, Secretary.)

Opening Remarks – Mike Toombs

MIKE: “I don’t have a lot of jokes. (Sound of clapping.) But, I do have to say there was one thing if people read the Saturday morning Democrat and Chronicle.

Mike Toombs, Regional Executive and Master of Ceremonies. Mike Brunner Photo I thought Pickles this morning was hilarious. Pickles is an older couple for any of you who don’t read the comics. The wife comes home and the husband is in his lounge chair. She says, “I just had the worst ride home ever, I ran out of gas in the middle of an intersection and people were honking at me and cussing me out. They were wanting me to get the car out of the intersection.” And he says, “What did you do about it?” She says, “I came home and told you.” ---“ “We have a couple of door prizes. ---“ 10

“That’s my emceeing. Now for my opening remarks.’ “Well a little more emceeing. Last year I made a pitch for mechanic of the year. At the February meeting I was awarded this trophy. I know many of you did not see it. It is the FLR Three-quarter Mechanic of the Year. I won it based on the fact that I torqued 15 of the 20 lug nuts on my car when I put the snow tires on my car. That’s why I got ¾ mechanic. I had some issues a couple of weeks ago. I was successful on earning this trophy for another year. I could have sworn on a stack of bibles that all the lug nuts were torqued. I know they were torqued. But something wasn’t right. $^*)$ I had only missed two or three of the lug nuts. So I did much better than last year. But I didn’t take it to the dealer and ask what was wrong with my car. I earned this award last fall and again this year.” “Everything I said in the past still applies this year. It still takes a lot of people to keep this organization running. There are no unimportant people when it comes to putting on our events. From the tech inspector, to the Rally safety steward pre-checking the rally course, every job is an important part of the club. We are lucky to have a region that has four very active groups; race, Solo, RoadRally and RallyCross.” “This past year we put on two races; the Glen National and the Fun One. I need to thank the chairs for each of these events; Chris DeMinco and Rich Smith for the national, Russell Jaslow and Wilma Giesy for the Fun One. The Glen National took a lot of extra effort this year because it was one of the two double nationals in the Northeast Division.” “The Solo program had eight events and helped put on the Northeast Divisional Championships. Brian Buchman continued to look after the local program and pushed it forward with the support of a countless number of people. The Divisional Championship was put on by the division and Tina Reeves, a member of our region, was

one of the chairs. Then there were the chairs for each of the events, three at Rochester Institute of Technology and five at Seneca Army Depot. These people spent hours designing and setting up the course for each event. Once again it looks like we have lost the Seneca Army Depot as a Solo site for this year. There are still a couple of avenues being looked at to get back in there and I am hoping to return to my home county, but it’s not looking good.” “This year we put on our fourth Street Survival School. Dave Avery continues to chair a fine event. Each year we gain a little knowledge on running it and hopefully help some young drivers live to be old drivers. We need to maintain our commitment and continue running these events. We also need more people to help, so please consider coming out and helping this year.” “The RoadRally program put on their usual night rallies once again. Deb and Tom Langdon did a fine job of 'not' chairing the Rally program for another year. As well as the night rallies during January and February there were summer rallies for a little extra fun. The rally event chairs spend a lot of time laying out the rallies, checking out the mileage and checkpoint locations so that every one running the rally can have fun. The one thing I have found out by working the rallies is that there are always a lot of stories that come out of each event.” “Tony Zanni joined the region and instantly took over the RallyCross program. We owe thanks to Bruce Perry for continuing to allow us to put on events on his property. We are still looking for other sites and if you happen to have a big field that you don’t mind people driving in let Tony know.” “STPR® LLC continues to be efficiently run by the three managers, Lew Giesy, Meridith Croucher and Alan Smith. Each year they strive to make STPR a better event. Last year the added

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the one-day event in February with plans for it happening again this year. This year the Waste Management Winter Rally is scheduled for February 11.” “There are also a lot of people working in the background helping keep the region running. Carl Dresie spends a lot of time putting together Top End every month. I have always felt and continue to feel that a monthly newsletter is very important. I would like to say we will continue to put one out, but I’m beginning to wonder that myself. Our mailing has become more erratic. So we will have to look at that in the coming year as to whether we want to continue spending that money. MaryAnne Shults continues to keep our web page up to date. She is also the person who did the program for tonight’s festivities. And the Solo board, the Rally board and the Club Racing board are always there to make sure that each program continues to run well.” “I also need to thank the board of directors for their support and help this year. The officers were: Scott Moller, Assistant RE; Carl Dresie, Secretary; Elizabeth Thiel, Treasurer and Barbara Lissow, Activities Director. The directors were Dave Ciufo, Charlie Tanck, Mark Eksten and Fran McAllister.” “Next year is looking like it will be another good year. Brian Buchman has decided to step down as chair of the Solo program, but luckily for me he found his replacement before he left. Jeff Colegrove is chairing the Solo program and Deb and Tom are continuing to 'not' chair the Rally program. Dave doesn’t know this so don’t anyone tell him, but Dave Avery will chair the Street Survival School again. Tony Zanni will chair the RallyCross program again.” “We are going back to Nelson Ledges this year. Westward Ho! is back on the NEDiv schedule. We are looking at some ideas to help make this event profitable. I say profitable, but let’s be realistic, we hope to make this event not a big money loser. I understand from Fran

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McAllister that Dave Ciufo has promised to make up any difference. The Hoosier Tire Formula First championship has put both of our races on their schedule for this coming year. They are excited about running Westward Ho! as well as the Fun One.” “Next year’s board of directors looking to pick up the challenge of running the region once again. The officers are myself (Mike Toombs) as Regional Executive; Dave Ciufo, Assistant RE; Carl Dresie, Secretary; Elizabeth Thiel, Treasurer and Mary Hartman, Activities Director. The directors are Fran McAllister, Mark Eksten, Charlie Tanck and Chris DeMinco.” “This will be my seventh year as Regional Executive, fifth consecutive year. I’m not saying I won’t do it again. I would like to see someone, not necessarily in this room, but someone in the region might think about stepping up. It would be helpful for me.” “So that’s all and hopefully I will see everybody at some point during the year.”

Brian Buchman, 2011 Solo Chair Mike Brunner Photo everything that everyone does. We are a member-run organization and without all of you, this couldn’t happen. Without further ado it’s on to the awards.” OUTSTANDING SOLO CONTRIBUTOR – (Marv and Eunice Brudno Trophy) Awarded to a driver who has made an outstanding contribution to the Regional Solo program.

“OK now on to our awards. Now as many of you may have noticed, we are not doing our membership recognition tonight. Membership will be taken care of at a later point in the year. We’re thinking June or July in conjunction with a membership meeting and would be a picnic much like we did last October, probably in a park somewhere.” “So back to emceeing. Brian Buchman will now present the Solo awards.”

Solo Awards presented by Brian Buchman, 2011 Solo Chair BRIAN: “Thank you Mike. Before I start the awards, I would like to thank everybody for a great Solo program this past year. With our challenge to find adequate sites for the year, I would like to thank everyone that helped out however big or small the effort. We appreciate

Tina Reeves, Outstanding Solo Contributor Staff Photo “The first award chosen by the Solo board, this award is bestowed upon a driver who has made an outstanding contribution to the regional Solo program. This year’s recipient is a 11


fixture in our region. She is a great driver and an extremely dedicated worker and advocate for Solo. She stepped up to cochair Divisionals this past July which is a huge responsibility in itself but even more importantly she was instrumental in allowing the Finger Lakes Region's Solo program to have a season last year. What many people may not know is that she nearly single-handedly negotiated with the Seneca County Economic Development Corporation to allow us to use the runway at the Seneca Army Depot. This consumed many hours of her already busy life and probably gave her her first gray hair. Our region cannot convey how much we appreciate what she has done this year as well as in years past. Hopefully this award will show a fraction of the gratitude that we have for everything she does so I would like to give the Outstanding Solo Contributor Award to Tina Reeves.” OUTSTANDING SOLO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – (Finger Lakes Trophy) Awarded to the Finger Lakes Region driver who shows the greatest degree of promise during their first full season of Solo competition. The person shall also be a credit to the Region. BRIAN: “The next award, also chosen by the Solo board, is given to a

Gillian Pielow, Outstanding Solo Rookie of the Year Staff Photo 12

driver who shows the greatest degree of promise during his or her first full season of Solo competition. He or she shall also be a credit to the region. This year’s recipient started with our novice school at RIT in April. From that day she was hooked. The amount of enthusiasm she showed for autocross was staggering. She finished 25th out of 30 at the novice school and then came back just the next day to our first regular event to finish 9th out of 19 novices. She attended 7 more events throughout the season and continued to improve. She brought friends with her to watch and to compete and could always be found chatting with someone either about how much fun she was having or how to improve her driving. For just her first year she shows amazing promise which is why I would like to give the Solo Rookie of the Year Award to Gillian Pielow.” SOLO IMPROVED DRIVER Awarded to the driver who has shown the greatest improvement in his/her driving performance over the course of the season. This driver will also be a credit to the Region. BRIAN: “The next award is given to the driver who has shown the greatest improvement in his/her driving performance over the course of the season. The driver will also be a credit to the region. This year's recipient is no stranger to autocross having competed fairly regularly over the past few seasons. He regularly finished mid-pack and occasionally in the trophies. Always considered a good driver, he worked the car and the course equally well. This year was different though. At the first event he had a good showing with a 6th place finish out of 20 in Road Tire, good enough for a trophy. Apparently that was not good enough for him though. At every single local event he attended after that he placed first for a total of seven first-place finishes and then secured the Road Tire season title in a field of very skilled competitors. The best part of this story is that all this was accomplished in a car that was owned by another Road

Tire competitor! This is why the Most Improved Solo driver award goes to Andy Cocilova.”

Brian Buchman recognizing Andy Cocilova as the Solo Improved Driver Staff Photo

SOLO DRIVER OF THE YEAR Instituted around 1994, and was determined to be awarded to the FLR Solo driver who demonstrated exemplary skill in his/her driving during the season. Consideration is given to a driver’s performance at the divisional and national levels of competition. This award may be given to a driver who wins a National Championship. Some consideration may be given to a driver’s performance and contributions during the season to the FLR Solo program as well. The winner will represent the Finger Lakes Region with dignity as well as excelling in his / her driving competition. BRIAN: “The final Solo award tonight is given to a driver who demonstrated exemplary skill in his/her driving during the season. Consideration is given to a driver's performance at the divisional and national levels of competition. This award may be given to a driver who wins a national championship. Some consideration is to be given to a driver's performance and contributions during the season to the regions program as well. The winner will represent the Finger Lakes Region with dignity as well as excelling in his/her driving

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competition. This year’s recipient fulfills all of these requirements and more. In our local Solo series he placed first in his class in five out of the eight events he attended. When he was first in class he also was first in overall PAX. PAX is a multiplier, meaning that if everyone was in the same car, he would have been fastest. In the rare instance he was not first in class and PAX he was second only to his equally competitive brother. This is all very impressive but the real success came when he attended nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska. Not only did he win he class there, he also beat the nearest non-sibling competitor in his class by a staggering 2.5 seconds and placed second in overall pax out of over 1100 drivers in attendance. As you can see he is used to leading on the track. For 2012 though he will also lead off the track taking over my role as Solo chairman. This year's winner of the Solo driver of the year award is the same winner as last year making him to only person in the history of our club to win two consecutive years in a row. Congratulations Jeff Colegrove.”

Club Racing Awards presented by Rich Smith, 2011 Competition Board Chair RICH: “Welcome everybody. Tonight I have two awards to give out, Most Improved Driver and Driver of the Year. We are a pretty small group when it comes down to it. So when it comes down to looking at people’s credentials, it is easy to figure out who is where in the crowd. I was going to come up here with a whole bunch of fake 'credentials' and watch the blank faces.” Bruce Perry accepting the Most Improved Driver award from Rich Smith Staff Photo taking first in class. Later that weekend at the Pro IT race, actually broke the track record, but unfortunately was oneupped by the person that took first place. This driver was also second in NYSRRC this year. The most improved driver this year is Bruce Perry.”

Rich Smith, 2011 Competition Board Chair Staff Photo

Jeff Colegrove, Solo Driver of the Year Staff Photo MIKE: “Thank you Brian. --- Next up we are going to do our club racing awards, Rich Smith.”

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MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Awarded to the Finger Lakes Region driver who has shown the greatest improvement during the season. Usually not awarded to a beginning driver who shows great promise, but to a license holder whose improvement over the previous season has resulted in a greatly improved competition record. He shall have been a credit to the region on the race course. RICH: “This year our Most Improved Driver is an individual who at the July Sprints qualified third but managed to finish seventh out of 17 in the race. Improved at the Fun One by finishing fourth then third out of 20. Improved greatly at the Last Chance race by qualifying in the pole position and

DRIVER OF THE YEAR – (John and Emily Castle Trophy) Awarded to the Finger Lakes Region driver who has compiled the most outstanding record in SCCA race participation. Caliber of races attended and competition in class are considered as well as record of success. Recipient shall have been a credit to the Region at the racecourse. RICH: “I also stand here not 100 percent knowing a little bit of information, but I’m going to share it anyway. The next award is Driver of the Year and I’m not sure if the Pro 1600 Formula Series is SCCA- sanctioned.” [From the crowd, “It is.”] “Great, then I’m going to keep talking. This person competed in two different events, two different tracks and didn’t have staggering numbers. Sixteenth out of 22 and 23 and 14th out of 21. But taking in mind that the top eight competitors were faster than the track record, I think it is rather remarkable. Also third at Mid-Ohio 13


and two consecutive seconds at Watkins Glen, with really great races. I’m happy to report that Erik Shepard is Driver of the Year.”

Mike and Rich giving Erik Shepard the keeper and rotating trophies. Staff Photo ERIK: “I would like to say that things wouldn’t go so well if it wasn’t for the help of my lovely wife Carolyn and my good friend Rick White who were with me the entire way.” MIKE: “--- Next up, Mr. Langdon will be presenting, whether he’s ready or not, will be presenting Rally awards.”

Rally Awards presented by T om Langdon, 2011 Interim Rally Co-Chair

Tom Langdon, Rally awards presenter - Mike Brunner Photo 14

TOM: “I did notice a problem with the program here. It says, “presented by Tom Langdon, Rally Chair” and we all know that is not true. It also lists a lot more awards than we have.” “A quick overview of the Rally program. This year we did five events total, we did four winter rallies. We attempted several times to do a daytime rally, spring, summer and fall. It finally got done in the fall. Rick Barnes kept recycling the event until it was done. It was quite successful and we wound up with 16 cars and everyone had a good time. Other than that one of the things is that we have a lot of Rally meetings, which by the way are quite a lot of fun if you happen to have an open Tuesday evening you want to waste.” “When you set a rally up, it is a double-edged sword. Number one, it takes forever to set one up, with up to 200 miles of driving several times to get the route done." "The other thing is that you can’t run all four of the events in the winter series. What we have done for our rally contributor of the year, the Rally board has decided that the rallymasters should get this award for the time and effort involved and not being able to run the event. Not many of them are here tonight; they are all out setting up rallies.” OUTSTANDING RALLY CONTRIBUTOR – (John Robinson Outstanding Rally Contribution Award) Recipients are selected by the Rally board and may be competitors, workers, organizers, or any combination thereof, in the Road Rally and/or Performance Rally program. FLR membership is required. TOM: The rallymasters and award winners are: Marnie Soom and Cory Kuhns for “Is This A Road?”, Alan Smith for “The Long Way Home.” I can’t believe he gave up the opportunity to be here to take his son to Disney World. That was an excellent event and

Jamie Hayslip accepting the Rally Contributor award for himself and all of the 2011 rallymasters. Mike Brunner Photo part of the WINTR series and as such drew in a number of nationally ranked competitors. The Winter INTernational Rally series consisted of six events run in the Northeast." Next in our Rally series is the well named “Ithaca Winter Rally” with Gary Thomas and John Kastenhuber as rallymasters. Then we have a firsttime event as rallymasters with Scott Grinnell and Jamie Hayslip writing “Cabin Fever.” “I received a rather panicky phone call on Friday before the event from Jamie, where on Friday the weekend was a mud bath but had frozen up by Saturday. Up to 400 pounds of mud were picked up by the VW during a pre-run. Jamie is here tonight.” “The last rally was the “Fall Colour Tour” with Rick Barnes as rallymaster. A very well thought out, laid out event. As a reminder, they are serving cake at Kenny and Becky’s wedding next door. After this, I’m going over there and enjoy the cake and band.” “A couple of more quick notes on Rally; anyone that would like to be rally chair speak up, we are always looking for a person to chair the rally effort. Rally chair is not as big a problem as the rallymaster for the charity rally run with STPR. We can provide all the help you would ever want.”

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RALLY WORKER OF THE YEAR – (Steve Kittelberger Trophy) Recipient selected by the rally board from the Road Rally and/or Performance Rally program. Usually a member of Finger Lakes Region, but in some rare instances may be from outside the membership. TOM: “Moving along, the other award is for Rally Worker of the Year or the Steve Kittelberger trophy. This particular individual took a spot that I wouldn’t have taken; sort of a thankless job requiring a lot of dedication. Making great strides, even trying a night event that was well thought of. But we get more entrants in RallyCross from Western New York than we do from our region. Our Rally Worker of the Year is Tony Zanni.”

Tom Langdon presenting the Rally Worker of the Year award to Tony Zanni Mike Brunner Photo

Special Region Awards

MIKE: “It’s only nine o’clock and we are down to our last four awards. Usually we would be around ten o’clock. --- We are now up to our special awards. I will call the Regional Executive up to give out those awards.”

MECHANIC OF THE YEAR AWARD – (AAMCO Transmission Trophy) Awarded each year to a member in good standing of SCCA who has worked without financial gain as a primary motive. Success of the supported team

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should be strongly considered. The winner should normally come from Club Racing, but mechanics that work on Solo or Rally teams are not excluded. The winner shall be a credit to the sport. There shall be no repeat winners. Nominations should be made by the Rally, Solo and Competition Boards and the Road Racing Drivers Club with final selection being made by the Board of Directors. Mechanic of the Year (AAMCO Transmission Trophy) presented by Mike Toombs MIKE: “The description of the award is in the program. I won’t read the description. This is one of the more difficult awards to give out, as you cannot receive it more than once. It was not given out last year, but it is the one I was campaigning for – but got the ¾ mechanic award instead. If you see someone that may qualify, let a member of the board know. The board may not see everyone that qualifies. This year’s winner co-drove with Gary Lippert. Gary had an incident with the car that required a lot of work to get it back together. The mechanic of the year is awarded to Keith Guthrie. He is not here tonight. OUTSTANDING WORKER AWARD – (Gene Dinkel Trophy) Awarded to the Finger Lakes Region member who has devoted a notable amount of his or her time as a worker at motorsports events sponsored or sanctioned by the Finger Lakes Region. The accumulated working points recorded in the Region’s High Points for that year will be considered. Primary consideration will be given to individuals who have worked in general worker categories, not as chiefs of specialties or as chairpersons of events. The individual must have worked in at least two different motorsports areas at least once, worked on at least one public service activity if the region has conducted such, and been a true credit to the region.

Outstanding Worker (Gene Dinkel Trophy) presented by Mike Toombs MIKE: “The Outstanding Worker Award has a large number of outstanding names. It takes a lot of work to keep the region together. Earlier I’ve given the names of a lot of people that have done a lot of work. There is one individual this year, as well as in previous years, who has done a tremendous amount of work for the region. Anyone that needed help, this individual was there to help, never looking for anything in return. I know personally I appreciate what this individual has done to help me. It is a deserved award. This years outstanding worker is Elizabeth Thiel.”

Elizabeth Thiel accepting tne rotating trophy for Outstanding Worker from Mike Toombs. Staff Photo SPORTSMANSHIP – (Alix Lafontant Trophy) Awarded to the member who has most consistently exhibited the attributes of sportsmanship throughout the year and whose participation in SCCA events has been a credit to the region. The term sportsmanship implies that the award goes to a true “sportsman”—one who competes in a race or rally competition seriously and who consistently places the ideals of sportsmanship above his own personal gain. Sportsmanship Award (Alix Lafontant Trophy) presented by Mike Toombs MIKE: “The next award is the Sportsmanship Award. Here again is 15


another award that sometimes people just sometimes jump right out at you, (not literally) but sometimes you will hear a story about a person that is deserving of this award. Here again we are looking for input, so if sometime during the year you see somebody deserving this award, let me know. This year’s recipient is someone who has always been there to help when anyone needs help. He has done a lot to help and so I will let it go at that. He has worked a lot at helping people with their cars. This year’s recipient is Kurt Thiel.” TOP END AWARD – (Finger Lakes Trophy) Awarded to a Regional member who has made an outstanding contribution to motorsports in general.

even working in pro efforts. As written in the January issue of TOP END, we recognize Chris DeMinco.”

(Photo on front cover. Ed.) MIKE: “I can tell you that this award barely fits in the rear seat of an Isuzu. We need to find a way to refinish the top of this trophy.”

Chris DeMinco accepting the Top End award ant the Robert W. Stevens arard from Mike Toombs Mike Brunner Photo

Top End Award presented by Mike Toombs MIKE: “Carl asked me to present this award. We may be here awhile (showing several sheets of paper taped together). Actually most of this was already in Top End.

“Scott Moller is going to come up and do the last trophy presentation.”

Awarded to a Finger Lakes Region member who has made an outstanding contribution to motorsports in general. In general is meant to extend the contribution to activities outside of the Finger Lakes Region and the Sports Car Club of America. Activities can include: competitor, official, worker and reporter as printed in Top End. This represents a broad swipe and not all can be included. The recipient is selected by the TOP END editor and staff.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUITON TO THE REGION - (George B. Merwin Trophy) Awarded to the member who has contributed the most to the region during the past year. All areas of the club activities are taken into account—racing, rallying, concours, publicity, community services, etc. Participation is considered as well as working. The recipient should represent the best the region has to offer the sport.

Past recipients have been recognized for efforts in the Performance Rally field, representing the region to the rest of the racing community, leading an effort that shows our region at its best, competing in an internationally recognized event – and reporting the event in Top End.

Outstanding Contribution to the Region (George B. Merwin Trophy) presented by Scott Moller SCOTT: “The last award is the Outstanding Contribution to the Region, the George B. Merwin Trophy, again to someone who has contributed most to the region during the past year, with all areas of activity taken into account. This year’s co-recipient award winners have names that are familiar to you. These people are present in all aspects of what the region does. Even if we can’t offer

This year's TOP END award goes to a region member who has done it all in the region, and taking on a new position, other road racing groups and 16

specifics, they are here for us seems like every year, nearly every event whether it’s working registration, being Regional Executive, helping timing and scoring, stepping to handle registration for the national race. Too many instances to list. This year’s award goes to Mike and Marsha Toombs.”

“Chris also won an award at the NYSRRC banquet, the Robert W. Stevens, in the Spirit of the Sport, presented by the Glen Region.”

Closing Remarks – Mike Toombs

MIKE: “There are a couple of other things that I would like to mention. I would like to remind everybody is that our meeting has moved. We will be meeting at Murph’s in Irondequoit instead of here at the Burgundy Basin Inn. The Solo meeting at 7 o’clock, the membership meeting at 8. They have a bar and good food."

"Tomorrow’s RallyCross has been postponed for two weeks; we are hoping for better weather. The next event in the Winter Rally Series is next Saturday, starting in Ithaca.” “I do want to say that I got my car washed Thursday before the last rally and got it washed for free after the rally. Delta Sonic offers a free re-wash.” Top End delivery concerns were mentioned. The desire to have a monthly newsletter and the option to opt out of a hard copy were among the points brought up. MIKE: “Lew is still looking for help with Westward Ho! Volunteers are wanted.” “There are Christmas-related tags on some of the chairs. If you are on one of those chairs, the centerpiece for your table is your door prize.” “Thanks to everyone who came tonight. I hope to see you all sometime during the year.”

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Rally Tom Langdon Interim Rally Chair

Rally Meeting Notes January 10, 2012 96 Church Street, Victor, NY These notes are grouped by subject and are not in chronological order. The following six RoadRally and RallyCross enthusiasts were present; Rick Barnes, Carl Dresie, Ben Gilmore, Jerry Kerwin, Tom Langdon and John Werner.

RallyCross Series The next RallyCross is scheduled for Jan. 15 at Perry’s Park. The forecast for cold weather should make the field solid enough to run the event. Winter Rally Series A budget for the series will be presented at the next Finger Lakes Region board meeting. The Long Way Home had 19 teams entered. Three of the teams do not normally run our winter series. Results are on the website (http://www.flr-scca.com/rally/2012/WRS_Event1_Results.html) and will be printed in Top End. Alan Smith is writing an article. The repurposed race trophies looked pretty good. The 3rd Annual Ithaca Winter Rally, running Jan. 21, is in good shape. Start and finish is at Manos Diner. Lodging is available across the street from the diner. Gary Thomas needs one more checkpoint crew. Herbie’s Revenge 2 will start and end at MacGregor’s in Canandaigua on Feb. 4. More information is available at http:// www.flr-scca.com/rally/2012/HerbiesRevenge2012_flier.pdf. Carl Dresie agreed to ride along with Jerry Kerwin to do a rally safety and pre-check. The Feb. 18 rally will be based on John Werner’s 2009 event. The Eiserd’s Elves committee will be organizing the rally. The date is in conflict with the Ohio Winter Rally. Karl Haltiner is rallymaster for the last March 3 event. Information for a flier is to be provided for Top End and the website.

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STPR® A rallymaster is needed for the charity rally run as part of the Performance Rally weekend. Waste Management Winter Rally Entries are open for the Feb. 11 winter rally in Wellsboro. Miscellaneous Discussions John Werner has purchased and mounted a set of Falken snow tires. Expect a report on the traction of these stud less winter tires. Manetti’s in Canandaigua is being reopened as a Mexican restaurant. They do not yet have a liquor license. John Werner stated that Mickey Finn’s in Victor is willing to be our ending location. Tom Langdon noted that the new VW Rs will be available in March. Tom Langdon talked to Steve McKelvie regarding Rally Safety Steward training. We need qualified instructors. Miscellaneous topics of discussion included: deer damage, auto insurance, dog diets. (popcorn, meat on a string and alcohol), dog names (and why), misuse of retirement funds, in plant retirement, shifting a car with a bum right shoulder and driving through traffic in a snowstorm.

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The Long Way Home ‘12 Results Car Number 11 2

Class Speed Equipped B Equipped A

5

Equipped A

7

Equipped A

8

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1 9 14 13 3 6 12 15 4 16 18 10 19 17

Limited A Limited A Limited B Limited B Limited A Stock A Stock B Stock B Stock A Stock C Stock C Stock A Novice C Novice C

Driver Navigator Ron Johnstonbaugh Jack Von Kaenel Mark Everett Steve McKelvie Russ Norton Joe Signor Dan Thiel Todd C. Rich Smith Tony Zanni Karl Haltiner Mac McCann Paul Batman Matt Rhoads George Modlin Shaun Hallam Jerry Kerwin Lynn Pease Karl Hughes Mark Laitenberger Jim Perrin Lee McElhinny Jamie Hayslip Gretchen Kriesen Dave Guertin Neil Guertin Bryan Scheible Kyle Garrett Christopher Hope Amy Grove Andy Cocilova Greg Turner Michael McGinnis Ryan Hallock Patrick Smith Jesse Luce Mike Harvey Ed Helling

Marque Subaru WRX Audi Allroad Ford Focus Volvo 142 Honda CRX Subaru WRX Subaru Forester Suzuki SX4 Mistubishi EVO BMW 325ix Subaru Impreza VW Jetta BMW 325ix Audi SS Subaru Impreza Chevy Cobalt Nissan 240SX Subaru Impreza Subaru WRX

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225

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49

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12

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12

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9

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Gathering before venturing out into the night. Rick Barnes photo. 18

February 2012


Herbie’s Revenge 2 (Note: Herbie, the white VW Bug, has been replaced by Herbie 2, a 2010 Mitsubishi Evo MR.)

Saturday, February 4, 2012 Event #3 of the Finger Lakes Region’s

Winter Rally Series Although Herbie no longer rallies, his spirit still lingers on. One of his old rallies is being revived. It is about 150 miles on mostly unpaved roads in the Southern Tier of New York State. Entry fees are $35/car for SCCA members, and $45/car for guests. There is a 35-car limit, so pre-registration is recommended. Series classes are Equipped, Limited, Stock and Novice. Snow tires are recommended (all-season tires may limit your speed group eligibility). Tow ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Start/Finish location: MacGregors’ Grill and Tap Room, 759 South Main St, Canandaigua Registration 3:00-4:00 PM Novice School 3:30 PM ����������������������� First Car Starts 4:31 PM First car Finishes 10:30 PM (About) Contact the rallymaster to pre-register and for answers to questions: Jerry Kerwin, jerrykerwin@hotmail.com or (585)-425-4210 2012 February

19


The Wrong Way Home!

Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Presents, Event #4 of the Winter Rally Series Organized by Eiserd’s Elves February 18, 2012

A RoadRally of approximately 137.28 +/- 10 miles east and south-east of Rochester, NY Entry fees are: $35/car for SCCA members, $40/car for guests. Post rally buffet - $10 Series classes are: Equipped, Limited, Stock and Novice. Speed groups are: A - 45, B - 40, C - 36 mph Snow tires are recommended (all season tires may limit your speed group), tow rope/strap, 90 minutes of flares or a DOT triangle are required. Start: Burger King, 20 Muar St. (just off Rt. 20) Canandaigua, NY Finish: Cheap Charlies Restaurant and Lounge 8 Elm St. (Route 444) Bloomfield, NY

Schedule: Registration: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Novice School 3:45 p.m. Driver’s Meeting 4:20 p.m. First car starts 4:46 p.m. First car finishes about 10:15 p.m. Come join fellow driving enthusiasts in a tour over mainly paved roads (there are a few pieces of dirt that the committee may find and use) through northeastern Ontario county, northern Seneca county and southern Wayne county. The roads are used infrequently for the Finger Lakes Region’s Winter Rally Series. So you will be experiencing new roads with fewer instances of high adrenaline flow.

If you have any questions, contact the committee chair Carl F. Dresie at cfdresie@cs.com or (585) 544-6482 20

February 2012


The Route of All EVO V! March 3, 2012

A rally of approximately 150 “interesting” miles using paved and unpaved roads in the New York Southern Tier. In keeping with the winter rally series format, this is an evening TSD rally run at speeds within the local speed limits. Snow tires are recommended (all season tires may limit your speed group eligibility), tow rope/strap, and 90 minutes of flares or one DOT triangle are required to compete. Rally start: Charlie Riedel's Restaurant, Canandaigua, NY, Routes 5 & 20 (Eastern Blvd) Finish location: MacGregor's Grill and Tap Room, Canadaigua, NY, Lakeshore Blvd $35/car for SCCA members, $45/car for guests Equipped, Limited, Stock, and Novice classes. Schedule:

Registration Novice school Driver’s Meeting First car starts

3:00 to 4:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:10 PM 4:31 PM

Contact the rallymaster to pre-register and for answers to questions: Karl Haltiner HaltinerKM@aol.com (585) 425-4569 2012 February

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For Sale: 1995 Neon Sport. DOHC engine, cold air intake, header, Flow master, coilover’s with adjustable Koni’s, camber plates all four corners with polished strut tower braces, braided SS brake hoses, Hawk pads on drilled and slotted discs, quick shift, Momo steering wheel, Recaro front seats, brand new Bridgestone’s on the car with one set of rain tires and 2 sets of DOT race tires (older ones still have life in them). The car was originally set up for track days. The car has never been in snow, brought it here from Virginia. Car is always garaged and looks great, no rust! Includes an extra set protane bushings, original steering wheel and seats, and a complete spare DOHC engine and correct transmission. $3,500 for all, call Paul at 698-4257. (2/12) For Sale: Miata, 2000, dark blue, California car, 149,000, 5 speed, cruise, A.C., KYB shocks, Harddog rollbar, new radio, front converter replaced with 2001 header pipe, Racing Beat intake with K & N filter, new windshield, tires, all new hoses and alternator, air horns, uses no oil between changes, no check engine lite, purchased 2012 Miata last month, $4600, Located in Ithaca, 607/277-0501 or gary.george. thomas@gmail.com (2/12) For Sale: Roberto Lorenzutti’s Datsun 1600 Roadster roller with logbook. Lots of spare parts but not limited to: two (2) stock motors; three (3) each 5speed transmissions; Fiberglass hood; Fiberglass front fenders; two (2) rear axles; Front suspension components; two (2) ea. aluminum and iron cylinder heads; three (3) crankshafts; five (5) flywheels; two (2) clutch assemblies; three (3) Racer Brown camshafts; Accusumps; carburetors; boxes of new and used parts for carbs and brakes. This is your chance to own a piece of history. Asking $8,000 but will negotiate any reasonable offer. Visit http://www. mshults.net/datsun/ to see photos, history 22

Classified Ads

of the car, and downloadable flier. Tim Barge, 585-739-1624, tim4437@aol. com. (12/11) For Sale: 1978 MGB 62000 miles. Came out of heated storage. Engine has been completely overhauled. SU’s re built. Have all records. Good running car. Call 585-289-8007 or 585-2333769-cell. Will sell for $4800.00. Syl Barlow (10/11) For Sale: RacePro Engineering has sold our race-winning 1995-based Mustang Cobra A-Sedan. We still have literally thousands and thousands of dollars in SPARES, including two complete sets of alloy wheels (one set with Hoosier slicks, one set with Hoosier rains), a nose, a wing, Koni struts, 2way adjustable, various rate Eibach & Hyperco springs, Baer rotors & calipers (need rebuilding), racing radiator, Holly jets, motor parts, ignition parts, suspension parts - everything that can wear out or break! Complete list upon request. Located in Watkins Glen, NY. $ 17,500 for quick sale. Ed LoPresti. (607) 535-4237. (6/11)

For Sale: (13) Volvo 240 Turbo/Virgo wheels 15", used in good condition, all roll straight, 6 have center caps. (1) Volvo 740 turbo 5 spoke wheel 15" in good condition with Hankook Optomo Plus tire mounted on it, new, no center cap. $500.00 takes it all. Call Mark at (585) 202-7520 or maudino2@rochester. rr.com. (5/11) For Sale: 18’ Open Race trailer, Diamond plate deck, 4’ tool box, tire rack, New Electric Brakes, New Winch, Awning system, Aluminum Ramps, Excellent condition. $2,400. Contact Steve (585) 750-9504 (4/11) For Sale: Chrome plated 5-spoke steel wheels. Five bolt pattern, optional wheels for late ‘70’s early ‘80’s Buick (Century and others). No rust, just dirt. Call for reduced price. Contact Gene Dinkel (585) 383-0363 (11/10) Wanted: Information on the method by which Nationwide connected a traditional desk phone with handset in the inverted Taurus. (Let alone the gyrations needed to keep from spilling the coffee.) (446) 672-6687 (2/12)

Free Classified Ads for FLR Members To place a Classified Ad: Contact the editor at cfdresie@cs.com. Ads will run for three issues, or longer if space allows. Be sure to notify the editor if your item has been sold or is otherwise no longer available. Your ad will also be published on the Finger Lakes Region's Web site in the Forum section ("Classified Ads") at http://www.flr-scca.com/phpBB3/ viewforum.php?f=13. Classified Ads are free to members, $5.00 per issue for non-members.

Commercial Ad Rates # of Issues Full Page ½ Page ¼ Page Business Card

12 $500 275 150 75

6 $275 150 80 40

3 $150 80 45 20

1 $100 40 25 10

Contact the editor at cfdresie@cs.com for more info.

February 2012


Membership Application REGION #62

Dear Prospective SCCA Member: To apply for membership in the Sports Car Club of America, the world’s largest member participation automotive organization, please complete the form below and return, with payment, to SCCA Membership Department, P. O. Box 299, Topeka, KS 66601-0299. PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE Name _____________________________________ Birth date_________________ E-mail_______________________________________ / / Address___________________________________ Telephone_______________________________________________________________ City_________________________________________ State ________Zip __________________County __________________________ Have you been an SCCA member before?

No

Yes

IF APPLYING FOR FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

Year______________Previous Member # ____________________________

Please list name and age of spouse and children under age 21:

Spouse's Name____________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______ Spouse's Member Number (if current member)________________________________________________________ Name___________________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______ Name___________________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______ Name___________________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______ Name___________________________________________________________Birth date______ / ______ /______

PRIMARY INTEREST IN SCCA:

Please indicate the area(s) of SCCA in which you plan to participate, or which interest you most. Your response will be used to allocate your national dues to the areas you indicate. Thank you. Club Racing

Pro Racing

Rally

Solo

Annual National Dues

+

Annual Regional Dues

=

TOTAL DUE

REGULAR MEMBER..........................$65 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP.......................$85 FIRST GEAR (21 & Under) NEW CLUB RACING VOLUNTEER

+ +

REGULAR MEMBER.................$15 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP .............$25

= = = =

$80 $110 $45 $30

Enclosed is my check or Money Order for $____________________ U.S.

VISA

Please send me a Crew License

M/C

DO NOT SEND CASH.

No.____________________________________ Exp. Date __________________________

I hereby apply for membership in the Sports Car Club of America, Inc., and its Finger Lakes Region (#62) and agree to abide by the bylaws. Applicant's Signature____________________________________________ Date __________________________ Dues include payment for subscription to SportsCar ($24 value). Dues are not deductible as charitable contribution.

2012 February

23


Calendar of events for the Finger Lakes Region

February 2012 4

Finger Lakes Region Winter Rally Series, Event # 3 “Herbie’s Revenge 2,” - 3:00 p.m., MacGregors’, 759 South Main St., Canandagiua, NY (Contact Jerry Kerwin (jerrykerwin@hotmail.com/(585)-425-4210)for further information)

7

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

7

FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

11

Waste Management Winter Rally, STPR® LLC, Meridith Croucher (meridith1c@msn.com)

14

FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen.com / (585) 967-3762)

18

Finger Lakes Region Winter Rally Series, Event # 4 “The Wrong Way Home,” Conducted by Eiserd’s Elves, (Contact CFDresie (cfdresie@cs.com/(585)-544-6482) for further information)

19

RallyCross, Perry’s Park, (FLR)

28

FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

27

RallyCross, Perry’s Park, (FLR) Weather date March 5

March 2012

13

FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen.com / (585) 967-3762)

17-18 NEDiv Roundtable Training Meetings, The Inn @ Pocono Manor, Pocono, PA 18

RallyCross, Summit, WDC

23-25 Driver’s School, Summit, WDC 27

FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

31-4/1 Driver’s School, New Jersey Motorsports Park

April 2012 3/31-1 Driver’s School, New Jersey Motorsports Park 3

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

3

FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

10

FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen.com / (585) 967-3762)

15

RallyCross, Summit, WDC

21-22 National Race, New Hampshire, (NER) (Rational) 21-22 Regional Race, New Hampshire, (NER) (Rational) 21-22 Regional Race, MARRS, Summit Point (WDC)

1-3

National SCCA Convention, South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, Las Vegas, NV

1-4

Rochester Auto Show, Convention Center, Rochester, NY

3

Finger Lakes Region Winter Rally Series, Event # 5 Canandaigua, NY (Contact Karl Haltiner (HaltinerKM@aol. com/(585)-425-4569) for further information)

27-28 12 Hour Enduro, New Jersey Motorsports Park

6

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

1

6

FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

1

FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

10-11 PDX, Summit, WDC

24

FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

May 2012

Finger Lakes Region Bulletin Board and Websites Website: www.flr-scca.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/flrscca - YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/flrscca - Twitter: twitter.com/#!/flrscca Yahoo Groups: Solo - sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/flrsolo/, RoadRally - sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/FingerLakesRally/ 24

February 2012


Finger Lakes REGION, SCCA INC.

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