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The meetings - Tuesday, January 5 are cancelled See you at the banquet, January 9 Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY


Finger Lakes Region - SCCA www.flr-scca.com

2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGIONAL EXECUTIVE Michael Toombs ...................... (585) 328-2617 152 Gillette St. Rochester, NY 14619-2227 re@flr-scca.com ASSISTANT REGIONAL EXECUTIVE John Walsh .............................. (585) 546-5670 244 Mendon Center Rd Honeoye Falls, NY 14472-9335 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 Barb Lissow ............................ (585) 338-7249 250 Carter St. Rochester, NY 14621-5142 activitiesdirector@flr-scca.com DIRECTORS John Morris ............................. (585) 872-7789 12 Summit Knolls Dr. Webster, NY 14580-2816 director1@flr-scca.com Scott Moller ............................. (585) 230-5464 1301 Whalen Rd Penfield, NY 14526-1917 director2@flr-scca.com Dave Ciufo .............................. (585) 346-5002 6488 Coe Rd. Livonia, NY 14887-9306 director3@flr-scca.com Gene Dinkel ............................ (585) 383-0363 8 Musket Ln Pittsford, NY 14534-3608

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 “WESTWARD HO” RACE CHAIRMEN Scott Moller ..............................(585) 230-5464 westward@flr-scca.com Meridith Croucher.....................(315) 331-5354 “FUN ONE” RACE CHAIRMEN John Walsh ................................(585) 546-5670 funone@flr-scca.com Elizabeth Thiel ........................ (585) 671-9995 CHIEF REGISTRAR Judy Dennis ..............................(585) 872-1503 registrar@flr-scca.com CHIEF, TIMING & SCORING Carl F. Dresie ............................(585) 544-6482 ts@flr-scca.com

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CHIEF, FLAGGING & COMM. Barbara Lissow .........................(585) 338-7249 fc@flr-scca.com CHIEF, STARTER John Flowers ...................................................... CHIEF, GRID Rosemary Goodnight ...............(585) 637-5882 CHIEF, PITS &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

RALLY

RALLY CHAIR(S) Tom & Deb Langdon ................(315) 524-2260 rally@flr-scca.com PRESIDENT COCR Gail McGuire ............................(585) 226-2958 RALLYCROSS REPRESENTATIVE and COORDINATOR Jason Light ................................(585) 478-0315 rallycross@flr-scca.com MEMBER AT LARGE Amy Smith ....................... anthroamy@aol.com

SOLO

SOLO BOARD Brian Buchman ........................ (585) 425-0018 bb54climb@aol.com Dave Avery ...............................(585) 425-9610 david.avery@kodak.com Brian Buchman ..........................(585)747-3808 bbuchman@johnholtz.com George Modlin ..........................(585) 265-9599 gandemo@gmail.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 Dana and Cory Kuhns ...............(585) 223-3753 solo2registrar@flr-scca.com CHIEF, SAFETY STEWARD Dave Avery ...............................(585) 425-9610 david.avery@kodak.com CHIEF, TECHNICAL INSPECTION Jim Hoelscher............................(585) 247-9596 jhoelsch@rochester.rr.com CHIEFS, NOVICE PROGRAM George Modlin ..........................(585) 265-9599 gandemo@gmail.com Brad Johnson.............................(585) 672-5271 baj212@yahoo.com TIMING/SCORING & RESULTS Jake Massey ..............................(585) 697-4139 eselred@yahoo.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 Nick Babin ................................(717) 468-7047 babin.nick@gmail.com

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

MEMBERSHIP Mike Brunner ............................(585) 752-7233 membership@flr-scca.com TOP END EDITOR Carl Dresie ................................(585) 544-6482 topend@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 meridith1c@msn.com. Lewis Giesy ..............................(315) 597-9637 Alan Smith ................................(585) 359-4688 rallymaster@stpr.org Treasurer Joyce Bucknam .........................(315) 597-5668

NEDIV ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

AREA 10 DIRECTOR John Sheridan ............................(518) 861-8389 PO Box 739 Altamont, NY 12009 john12009@aol.com NEDIV EXECUTIVE STEWARD, RACE Tom Hoffman............................(443) 507-0957 andso4th@verizon.net NEDIV ROADRALLY STEWARD Ted Goddard ............................(802) 263-5678 tedgcb@tds.ner NEDIV RALLYCROSS STEWARD Scott Beliveau ...........................(603) 524-4305 beliveau@aavid.cpm NEDIV SOLO EVENTS BOARD Tina Reeves.................tmrscca@frontiernet.net NEDIV SOLO STEWARD David Newman ....................... (610) 4335690 dn59@verizon.net NEDIV SOLO SAFETY STEWARD Bruce Bellom ............................(914) 739-6815 2009 appointments are shown, except for the elected board members, race chairs and Solo chair. Others will be updated as those appointments are made. Ed.

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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 12th 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 COPY EDITOR 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 Meeting Minutes ................................... 4 - 6 December Membership Meeting ...... 4 - 5 November BoD Meeting Minutes............ 6 FLR News ............................................. 6 - 7 5 Minutes ............................................... 6 - 7 High Gear .................................................... 7 Membership News ....................................... 7 NYSRRC Awards .................................. 7 - 8 From Topeka ............................................... 8 Banquet Flyer .............................................. 9 Solo ................................................... 10 - 11 Rally ................................................. 12 - 15 Rally Reports ....................................... 12 RallyCross Results ............................... 13 Event Flyers ................................. 14 - 15 Ethanol Article .................................. 16 - 17 Classified Ads ............................................ 17 Membership Application.............................18 Calendar ..............................inside back cover Last Pit ...................................... Back Cover Photo Credits: Cover, pp 3, 10, 11 ...................... Jane Quinn Page 13, Back Cover .................... LKEiserd

Cover Photo: Brad Johnson took E Stock honors with 122 points in the Finger Lakes Region’s 2009 Solo series. Jane Quinn photo.

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REPort Mike Toombs Regional Executive I hate new years; I always spend so much time writing the wrong year. You know what I mean, 2009 instead of 2010 (I won’t get into should we be saying twenty ten or two thousand and ten). It takes some time to remember that the year has changed, that another year has come and gone. But this also means that we have a chance to start things over – and as good as we did last year, do it better this year! Before we can do that we must finish one more thing for 2009. Brad Johnson has put a lot of time into this year’s awards and membership recognition banquet. This is the one event where everyone comes together and helps honor the members who have made

the region what it is. I hope that you can all make it to the event and help us celebrate. The banquet is the 9th of January at the Burgundy Basin Inn on Marsh Road in Bushnell’s Basin; hope to see you there. I told you last month about all of the things we have going on this year, so I won’t repeat myself. I will just say thanks to everyone who has already stepped forward to help out. The people who volunteer are the ones who make the region run. We sometimes forget that volunteers are not paid for any of the work they do. I know that we may not always agree with what is being done or how it is being done, but we must remember that everyone is doing what they feel is best for the club. There have been some changes for drivers to qualify for the Runoffs. In the past you had to finish in the top ten in the division to qualify. Now you only need to finish four races to go to the championship event. It would appear that this rule was changed to increase the number of entrants at the Runoffs, but you have to wonder what it is going to do to National races. The national convention is the end of the

month in Las Vegas and I’m sure this is going to get mentioned. The National Convention reminds me - the January board of directors meeting has been moved up one week, it will be on the 19th of January; I am going to be in Las Vegas when we would normally have the meeting. T h e N e w Yo r k S t a t e R o a d Racing Championship banquet was Thanksgiving weekend at the Media Center at Watkins Glen International. There were several Finger Lakes Region drivers who received awards. John Morris finished 2nd in ITA, Dave Ciufo won ITS, Mike Hausknecht won, finishing one place in front of Chris Pluta in SRF and Mary Hartman won SSC. There were three region drivers who finished in the “Top Ten Drivers” – Mike Hausknecht finished 2nd, Chris Pluta 3rd and Mary Hartman was tied for 9th. The winner of the Scuderia DOM “The Jim Burleigh Award” was Barbara Lissow, a Finger Lakes Region member and a long time supporter of NYSRRC racing. Until next month… Mike

Meeting Minutes Finger Lakes Region, SCCA General Membership Meeting Minutes December 1, 2009 Location: Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, New York 14534 Regional Executive Michael Toombs called the meeting to order at 8:09 p.m. The following are arranged by topic and may not be in chronological order. Twenty-Seven members attended the 4

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Solo, Competition Board and general membership meetings.

Diner in Ithaca. Dates and rallymasters for the rest of the series have been set.

The November meeting minutes as, printed in the December issue of Top End, were approved on a motion by John Walsh, seconded by Jim Craven.

Manetti’s in Canandaigua, where we have based past winter rallies, is closed. We are searching for other start/finish sites.

There will NOT be membership meetings on January 5. The January Finger Lakes Region Board of Directors meeting is moved up one week to January 19.

The last RallyCross of the season was held several weeks ago. The series winner has been determined. Two winter events are being planned, one for January and one for February. Dates have not been set.

Mike Toombs noted that many regions are no longer printing newsletters. We will continue to print TOP END. Treasurer’s Report – Elizabeth Thiel Elizabeth reported on the current balances in the checking and savings accounts. $40k was transferred into the investment account. Kevin Kinney from the Canandaigua National Bank will review the investment account at an upcoming board meeting. All the bills presented to date have been paid. Weekend membership information has not been received from Topeka, when that information comes in deductions to Rally and Solo will be made. Financial details are available from Elizabeth for review. Jim Craven, seconded by John Walsh, accepted the treasurer’s report on a motion. Rally Report – Tom Langdon The training rally, “How to Play the Rally Game 6”, is scheduled for December 6 starting at Cheap Charlie’s in Bloomfield, with registration open at noon. This will be a 60-mile rally using the basic format used in the Winter Rally Series. Students and workers are welcome. The December awards party will be held December 12 at Cheap Charlie’s. The first Winter Rally Series event will have Alan Smith as rallymaster and is set to run out of the Yard of Ale in Piffard on January 2nd. The Ithaca Winter Rally, Gary Thomas rallymaster, will be held January 23, starting at the Manos

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Alan Smith reported on the 2010 STPR. The first Wellsboro and Rochester planning meetings have been held. The Pennsylvania stated budget provides for forest rangers, but there will not be any road maintenance. This could impact the route that has been defined. A Parc Expose’ will be held in Wellsboro on both Friday and Saturday. The event will be the same as last year with a few tweaks. The Rally America series will consist of six national events with three European-style RallyCross events. STPR will be the fifth event in the performance rally series and the last in which competitors can qualify for the X Games. The RallyCross events will be held at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Solo Report –Brian Buchman Things are quiet on the Solo front. The picnic was held back in November. Work has started on the 2010 schedule. We are coordinating with Western New York Region to avoid any conflicts. Also, date requests are going in to the Seneca Army Depot. They have a first-come, first-served policy; so the sooner the dates are requested the less likely to have the request denied. The Finger Lakes Region will be hosting the Solo National Tour again next year.

initially requested to be double events, all received the five no votes needed to keep the event a single national. A reasonable point for discussion was made that featured double events at Watkins Glen, Pocono and Summit and two additional nationals. One on the west side of the division alternating between Nelson Ledges and BeaveRun, the other on the east side alternating between LimeRock and New Hampshire. Other options are being evaluated and changes may be made at the NEDiv Roundtable. NEDiv leadership needs to take a stronger role in the national race debate and needs to work with Topeka on the problem. Other changes to the national race program were reviewed. At the recent NYSRRC banquet held in the Media Center at Watkins Glen five Finger Lakes Region drivers received awards in their class. Three of them made the “Top Ten.” Barb Lissow was presented the D.O.M. award. Activities Report The Year-end Banquet will be at the Burgundy Basin Inn on January 9, 2010. Cost will be $15 per adult, $10 per child. Contact Brad if you plan on attending the banquet. Scott Moller will emcee the banquet if no one else volunteers. New Business The Finger Lakes Region will host the 2010 Mini-Con on November 11, 12 and 13. It will be at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa. The meeting was adjourned at 8:54 p.m. on a motion by Mary Hartman, seconded by Alan Smith. Respectfully submitted, Carl F. Dresie, Secretary

Race Report Mike Toombs reviewed the scheduling of double nationals at the NEDiv MiniCon. Although all national races were 5


Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes November 24, 2009 Location: 753 Klem Rd., Webster, NY 14580 Officers and directors present: Michael Toombs, Regional Executive; Scott Moller, Asst. Regional Executive; Elizabeth Thiel, Treasurer; Carl Dresie, Secretary; Brad Johnson, Activities Director; John Walsh and John Morris, Directors. Also present: Brian Buchman, Solo Chair Board members absent: Gene Dinkel and Jim Craven. Items are presented by subject and may not be in chronological order. The meeting was called to order at 7:46 p.m. The October 27 board of directors meeting minutes were approved on a motion by John Walsh seconded by Brad Johnson. Solo Report – Brian Buchman RIT sent the invoice for both the Street Survival School and the Solo event the on the following day, the amount due was less than expected. Brian presented the nominees for the Year-end Solo awards. The Solo award nominees were accepted on a motion by John Walsh, seconded by John Morris. The Solo finances for the 2009 season are not complete but are expected to be in fine. Brian has agreed to continue as Solo Chairman for 2010. Treasurer’s Report – Elizabeth Thiel All bills presented up to today (November 24) have been paid. A deposit check has been sent to the 6

Burgundy Basin Inn for the Year-end Banquet. The RallyCross sanction and weekend membership fees for the last event have not been sent out.

Old Business Scott Moller reviewed the results of the survey taken at the Fun One. A hard copy will be included in the race book.

Regional Executive Report – Mike Toombs During a recent conference call with Topeka, it was mentioned that if the weekend membership conversions to full membership were increased, up to $500 could be saved on sanction fees. There may still be problems handling the weekend membership information in Topeka. Mike will contact Mike Brunner regarding this issue.

New Business Burgundy Basin Inn sent a list of dates for the general membership meetings for review. We are scheduled for those dates. Meetings will all be the first Tuesday of the month. There will not be a meeting in January; there will be a meeting on July 6. The board meetings will be the last Tuesday of the month.

Race Report The NEDiv scheduling meeting was reviewed. All but the Lime Rock National races were requested to be doubles. None were scheduled to be doubles. This may change at the March Roundtable. The national racing scene was reviewed by John Walsh and others. An inquire regards including the Fun One in the Kryderacing Series has been received. The Trans Am® Series for 2010 will be conducted by the Pro Racing division and will run primarily with Pro events. A few may be run with regional events. Rally Report Jim Perrin of the Western New York Region has volunteered to chair the upcoming RallyCross series. The region will pay for Jim’s Finger Lakes Region associate membership. Activities Report – Brad Johnson Brad will need to coordinate with Mike Brunner on the RSVP’s for the longevity awards to be given out at the Year-end Banquet. The happy hour will feature beer, wine, soda and hors d'oeuvres. Further information on the banquet was printed in the October board meeting notes in the December issue of Top End, on the flyer in the January issue and is available on the Web site.

Elizabeth Thiel talked to Barry Kaplan at the recent Mini-Con concerning the Mini-Con content. Barry reviewed the Steel Cities Region’s plans for the last gathering. Tom Langdon has given Elizabeth a list of seminars for the rally sessions. A budget is being prepared for approval. Sponsorships, seminars, clinics, etc. are being planned. Year-end Award nominees were reviewed. The meeting was adjourned at 9:51 p.m. on a motion by John Walsh, seconded by Elizabeth Thiel. Respectfully submitted, Carl F. Dresie, Secretary

FLR News “5 Minutes”

Items of immediate interest. January 2 Your reservations for the January 9 Finger Lakes Region Annual Awards and Membership Recognition banquet are due to Brad Johnson. See page 9. January 2 The first event in the Finger Lakes Region’s Winter Rally Series. Help Alan Smith find the “Long Way Home”, either by competing or by working. See page 14.

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January 4 Last day to register for the National convention at the early registration price.

Address changes*

January 5 The January Solo and general membership meetings are cancelled. See you in February.

Don't forget to renew

January 9 The Annual Awards and Membership Recognition banquet will be held at the Burgundy Basin Inn. See page 9.

FLR In High Gear Opportunity: With the new year and the new Finger Lakes Region seasons, comes the opportunity to be a part of making it all happen. A number of volunteer positions are available in Solo, Race, Rally and support positions; from chairs, to specialty chiefs, to understudies down to the support worker. Contact any of the current chiefs or board members. Opportunity: Workers are needed for “The Long Way Home ‘10” rally on January 2. See the flyer on page 14 for further information. No experience necessary. If interested, please contact Alan Smith, (asmith2357@aol.com / (585) 359-4688) Opportunity: TOP END staff/editor understudy. Chance to move up to full editor position. Contact the editor at cfdresie@cs.com / (585) 544-6482

Membership News and Information Welcome to the Finger Lakes Region, SCCA* Barry R Joy Regular Solo Web Site

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* Full address information is available fro the membership chair and/or the editor and/or the regional executive.

NYSRRC Awards 2009 Class Champions: AS Jim Sheridan CSR Joseph Rodomista DSR William Crowley EP Ezra Simpson F500 F Russell Strate FC Kyle Mack FF Doug Hobby FM James Esgrow FP Tom Campbell FST Randy Shinn FV James Kleinklaus GT1 Harold Musler ITA Joseph DiMinno ITB Nat Wentworth ITC Joe Gumkowski ITR Robert Breault ITS David Ciufo SM Charlie Campbell SPO George Hulse SPU Ken Fisher SRF Michael Hausknecht SSC Mary Hartman SSM Adam Figarsky STU Gene Tricozzi T1 Hal Kahn

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Top 10 Drivers: 1 Charlie Campbell 2 Michael Hausknecht 3 Chris Pluta 4 Alan Lendrum George Hulse 5 David Lendrum 6 Adam Figarsky 7 F Russell Strate 8 Michael Lo 9 Kevin Treffeisen Mary Hartman 10 Joseph DiMinno

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Other Awards: Inter-Regional Award Given to the region whose drivers accumulate the most points. - MoHud Best New Driver Award Awarded to the best new driver in the series based on performance and attitude. Although chosen by the NYSRRC Officials, nominations from participants are encouraged and welcome. - Kyle Mack Most Improved Driver Award Awarded to the most improved driver based on performance during the current year and the previous year. Although chosen by the NYSRRC Officials, nominations from participants are encouraged and welcome. - Adam Figarsky Scuderia DOM – The Jim Burleigh Award Jim Burleigh was a FLR steward who enjoyed joking with his coworkers, and even gave out DOM patches. He was a worker who contributed much to the sport and spread his enjoyment of it to those around him, and it those qualities that merit winning this award. Although it has also been known as the “Dirty Old Man” award, several women are among the list of past winners. - Barb Lissow Robert Stephens Award Robert W. Stephens was a Glen Region member, and founder of the NYSRRC series. Each year the Glen Region chooses as this trophy’s recipient someone who exemplifies the phrase “In the Spirit of the Sport.” - Tom Campbell Driver of the Year Chosen by the NYSRRC officials based on performance, 7


attitude, and contribution to the sport. Nominations from participants are encouraged and welcome. - Charlie Campbell John Chave Award Named after a CNY big bore driver who raced despite his battle with cancer, this trophy is given to the driver who never gives up. The inscription reads “This award is for the forgotten hero. A person who has worked hard and spent many hours trying to achieve a goal. A person who has given of their time to help others. A person who is always striving to beat the odds, and remain a friend to all.” - Kevin Treffeisen

From Topeka 2010 SCCA National Convention - Competitors don't get left behind Think the 2010 SCCA National Convention is just for REs, BODs and Committees? Think again! New sessions have been added with the driver and crew chief in mind. Speakers who know what it takes to win SCCA and professional racing championships are ready to share their tips and tricks with you. New additions include Dan Binks, crew chief for the No. 3 ALMS GT2 Corvette, who will discuss how to build a safe race car on a club racing budget. Huffaker Engineering’s Joe Huffaker will tell a tale of the 6.0L Ford that powered Brandon Davis to the 2010 World Challenge GT Championship and advise engine builders on how to approach a rule set to ensure technical compliance. Lee Grimes of Koni Shock Absorbers will host a session on shock technology and how to tune your competition vehicle for optimum handling. All three gentlemen have helped develop SCCA Championship-winning equipment and are heavily involved in SCCA Club Racing. Additionally, representatives from Gumout, Hawk Brakes and MotorsportReg.com will be making the trip to Las Vegas to provide insight into their respective fields of expertise. The commercials like to tell you what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what you learn at the SCCA National Convention will certainly stick with you throughout your motorsports career. Don’t let an opportunity to get an edge on the competition pass you by. The 2010 SCCA National Convention will take place January 28-30, 2010 at the South Point Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas. For an updated convention schedule and to register online please follow this link. http://www.scca.com/event. aspx?hub=6&event=14461 8

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SCCA Runoffs Qualification Changes Club Racing12/10/2009 TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 10, 2009) – In their latest meeting, the Sports Car Club of America’s Board of Directors voted to ratify a proposal set forth by the Club Racing Board regarding SCCA National Championship Runoffs eligibility The new requirements eliminate the need to be in the top 10 of a Divisional Championship to qualify for a Runoffs invitation. The rationale behind the decision was that, while this would not affect most Divisional races in most classes, drivers competing in highersubscribed classes were at a disadvantage when attempting to gain eligibility for SCCA’s hallmark road racing event. Additionally, the event requirement that a driver have a minimum of four points within their Divisional Championship has been eliminated. All other requirements for Runoffs qualification remain the same as in 2009, with a driver needing to start and finish a minimum of four National races. Two of the starts must be within his or her Division of record. The 2010 National Championship Runoffs will be held at Road America, Sept. 20-26.

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Annual Banquet

2009 Annual Awards and Membership Recognition

Saturday January 9, 2010 Burgundy Basin Inn 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford ph. (585) 248-2660

6:00-7:00 p.m. ............... Registration, Open bar*, Hors d’oeuvres 7:00 p.m. ...................... Dinner & Cash Bar Following dinner ............ Presentation of awards and recognition *Beer and wine: otherbeverages available for purchase Directions to Burgundy Basin Inn: 1. Leave 490 (East of Rochester) at exit 27/Bushnell’s Basin 2. Turn right onto Route 96/Pittsford Victor Rd. 3. In 0.3 miles turn right onto Marsh Rd. (This is the second right.) Caution!! Single Lane Bridge 4. In 0.25 miles turn left into the BBI parking lot Also available at http://wwr.flr-scca.com/bbin.html

PLEASE R.S.V.P by January 2, 2010 Brad Johnson, 261 Hartsville Lane, Webster, NY 14580 ph. (585) 672 - 5271 e-mail: activitiesdirector@flr-scca.com ________________________________________________________________________________________ Name(s)

Number of Adults _____ x $15 = $_______ Number of Children ____ x $10 = $_______ Total enclosed

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Checks payable to “Finger Lakes Region, SCCA” At the door or mail to: Finger Lakes Banquet 261 Hartsville Lane

Webster, NY 14580

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Solo

Three Soloists scored 160 points in the Finger Lakes Region’s 2009 Solo Series. Shown receiving their trophy from Brian Buchman

Brian Buchman Solo Chair

2009 Solo Awards

John Stephens #54 Street Touring

Fun Awards

Streamer Award - Mike Smith, Most distinctive bicycle Cone Killer Award – Unavailable Car Whore - Alan Smith, Drove 4 different cars this year only one of which was his Big Toe (tow) award - Mike Toombs, Took Rich Smith’s car to nationals (without taking Rich)

Cory Kuhns 97 Street Touring S

Best Artist - Greg Turner, For performing a high quality unanticipated acapella rendition of our National Anthem at the Finger Lakes National Tour event JD Powers Quality Improvement Award - George Little, Making it though a complete season without breaking his car Paparazzi Award - Jane Quinn, For creating lots of pictures at the events during all sorts of weather and conditions Loose Nut Behind the Wheel - Presented by George Little Student turned teacher - Dan Wilcox, For beating his instructors during his novice year

Jake Bucknam Junior Kart A

Antique Award - Jeff Guerdat, Driving an car nearly as antique as he is Class trophies are listed in the December issue of TOP END.

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Jim Hoelscher - 155 2009 season points John Cass - 150 2009 season points

George Little - 152 2009 series points

Paul Shaver - 150 2009 season points

    

Special recognition for Mike Toombs and Alan Smith.

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Rally Tom and Deb Langdon Road Rally Chairs

Rally Meeting Notes

December 8, 2009 96 Church Street, Victor, NY Nine RoadRally and RallyCross enthusiasts were present. The following is grouped by subject and may not be in chronological order. The training rally, “How to Play the Rally Game 6,” on Sunday December 6 worked out well. The Winter Rally Series rallymasters are: Alan Smith, January 2; Gary Thomas, January 23; Ben Gilmore and Jerry Kerwin, March 6. Tom Langdon and Karl Haltiner will be doing the February 6 and February 20 rallies. They need to decide who is doing which. Santa “The Fink” reports that 21 people have signed up for the Christmas and Awards party. With the closing of Manetti’s in Canandaigua we need to find additional ending venues. The Yard of Ale Canal House in Piffard is being used. Cheap Charlie’s in Bloomfield will be bringing bands in on occasional Saturday nights, so we need to find an alternate site or schedule around the band schedule. Tom Langdon will check with Cheap Charlie’s on the availability of dates. There may be possibilities in Lima and Victor. The safety check is covered for the January 2 rally, the check for the January 23 rally needs to be arranged. Route options, including routes around possibly unusable seasonal roads, were discussed. Curtis Braun is qualified as a Rally Safety Steward trainer. RallyCross events are planned, one for January and one for February. Dates are not yet set, but they need to be 12

scheduled around the winter rallies and ice racing. The 2009 Winter Rally Series class winners were reviewed. The only competitor running the full RallyCross Series is champion of that series. Trophies and awards were discussed. The 2010 Winter Rally Series general instructions are on the web site. Entry fees will be the same as last year. Class winners in the series will receive decals/ stickers showing their finish. They can then be put on a plaque at the end of the season. Seminar subjects for our region’s November Mini-Can will include RallyCross Safety Steward training and a Town Hall meeting. Miscellaneous discussions included: RallyCross cars and their destruction, Nuclear sub crews and the name of the first female crew member, Cell phones and 3G connections, Local nuclear power plant ownership, Winter tire brands and availability, Effects of ageing and driver licenses, Missed rally instructions and the ability to find the check point, Rally equipment availability, Meeting

No Tricks, Traps, Only Tulips or “How to Play the Rally Game 6” By Tom Langdon It was a rally just like any other, but the goal was a simple one. Have fun and learn. No tricks. The event form was simple tulip course following, with a progression in the math needed to maintain the specified speed/time. Held December 6, 2009, this training rally was designed to give novice competitors a taste of what to expect in the Winter Rally Series. Before the competitors left Cheap Charlie’s, a training class provided the basics. This rally was designed to hone everyone’s skills. If a team can’t zero every control, then this rally was for them.

The first leg provided overall times as well as incremental times, based on car zero. The rally progressed, with less math help, until the contestants were using their own calculations without assistance. The rally format stressed a number of rally concepts, such as course following first, calculations second. What to do at a control and especially why you want to read the checkpoint slips. A wide variety of speeds challenged the driver’s ability to stay on time and on course. The results were impressive considering the limited experience. Following the events there was a question and answer period followed by the awards presentations. As always, rally can’t be done without lots of volunteers. In this rally we had more workers than competitors. I would like to thank: Deb Langdon, Carl Dresie, Rick Barnes, Dennis Gorlick, Jerry Kerwin, Matt Rhoads, Rorinder Singh, and Tom Kubus. Also Thanks to Cheap Charlie’s for putting up with us. Results were: 1st - Shaun Hall and Justin Fay, 2nd - Gillian Pielow and Aretta Stillman and 3rd - Chris Bucknam and

2009 Rally Winter Series Champions

2009 Winter Series point Champions were announced at the annual rally Christmas Party/Awards Banquet on December 12, 2009. As always there was some tight competition and worker points factored into two classes for the win. Winners were. • Equipped: Curtis Braun / Ben Gilmore • Limited: Karl Haltiner / Mac McCann • Stock: Tom & Deb Langdon • Novice; Brian Ciarlei / Michelle Quinn The Winter Series kicks off with the first of five events on January 2, 2010 with Alan Smith’s “Long Way Home” starting at The Yard of Ale Canal House in Piffard, NY. 2009 RallyCross Series champion is Rick Leto.

January 2010


Rally Awards Party Mark Laitenberger, Roy Jopkins, Jerry Kerwin, and Adrienne Hughes RallyCross Series Winner, Rick Leto with TomLangdon Tom Langdon demonstrating the “Make Your Own Trophy” mug. Waiting for the food served at Cheap Charlie’s in Bloomfield

Results for November 14 RallyCross By Jason Light A great finish for the end of the 2009 season.

Wi t h n i n e t e e n c o m p e t i t o r s , comfortable temperatures and amazing course conditions the November 14th event will go down in the books as a great success with many happy participants. The course was smooth and exciting with little dust to interfere with driver’s impressive times. Everyone is looking forward to next

year’s RallyCross season, which kicks off in January. Dates are still being set, they will be posted shortly. A large Thank You goes out to Tom Langdon and Jim Perrin for stepping up and helping with the events this year. I look forward to seeing everyone next year including all the new faces we have seen over the past year.

Finger Lakes Region RallyCross Series, Results November 14, 2009 Car # 38 29 25 16 21 28 18 501 24 10 50 48 26 47 42 5 82 36 46

Class Stock - O4 Stock - O4 Modified - O4 Modified - O4 Stock - O4 Modified - O4 Modified - O4 Stock - O4 Stock - O4 Modified - U2 Stock - O4 Stock - O2 Stock - O4 Stock - O4 Stock - O4 Modified - O4 Modified - O2 Stock - U2 Stock - O4

Driver Dave Potocki Jon Wolff Nathan Mimo Jesse Luce Garick Tischler Jim Perrin Dan Kaufman Adam Yasin Andrew Crarthamel Ben Gilmore Kyle Colbey Alex Ripstein Punjabi Kohli Angelo Filippone Nick Meyer Taimuv Channa Rick Leto Adam Parcells Rob Derjardins

2010 January

Marque Suby Impreza 2.2 Suby Impreza 2.2 Suby STI Douche Rocket Suby Impreza 2.2 Douche Rocket Douche Rocket Suby Impreza 2.5 Suzuki SX4 Dodge Neon Suby Impreza 2.5 BMW 535i Suby Impreza 2.2 Suby Impreza 1.8 Suby Impreza 2.2 Suzuki SX4 Chevy Beretta Toyota MR2 Suby Impreza 2.2

Place O.A. Cls 1 1 2 2 3 1 4 2 5 3 6 3 7 4 8 4 9 5 10 1 11 6 12 1 13 7 14 8 15 9 16 5 17 1 18 1 19 10

Run, time plus number of cones Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Time 10.98 1.36 + 1 1.09 1.07 1.06 1.06 1.16+1 1.05 11.11 1.17 1.24+1 1.11 1.10 1.09 1.08 1.06 11.25 1.15 1.33+2 1.34+2 1.10 1.06 1.07 1.06 11.40 1.15 1.14 1.14 1.13 1.12 1.11 1.29+1 11.40 1.21 1.17 1.17 1.10 1.13 1.18 1.13 11.48 1.19 1.16 1.22+1 1.12 1.14 1.13 1.23+1 11.61 1.24 1.15 1.14 1.13 1.12 1.12 1.14 11.82 1.15 1.15 1.36+2 1.23+1 1.15 1.12 1.21+1 11.85 1.22 1.19 1.22 1.21 1.20 1.18 1.19 11.86 1.25 1.21 1.15 1.17 1.26 1.20 1.15 12.05 1.34 1.26 1.25 1.23 1.22 1.18 1.17 12.57 1.29 1.26 1.28 1.24 1.30 1.26 1.22 13.11 3.00 1.24 1.09 1.12 1.07 1.08 1.07 13.88 1.24 1.23 1.23 1.29+1 1.20 1.15 1.20 14.92 1.10 1.12 1.11 1.11 1.09 1.08 3.00 15.69 1.29 3.00 3.00 1.28 1.23 1.21 1.19 15.98 1.21 1.19 3.00 1.55 1.25 1.21 1.20 16.63 1.87 1.33 1.27 1.24 1.22 1.20 1.26 18.92 1.17 1.09 1.13 1.12 1.19 1.22 3.00 Time includes all penalties, 3.00 time for DNS or DNF

8 9 10 1.05 1.05 1.03 1.08 1.07 1.11 1.06 1.04 1.04 1.12 1.11 1.09 1.12 1.10 1.09 1.11 1.12 1.06 1.36+2 1.10 1.11 1.23+1 1.12 1.10 1.16 1.14 1.14 1.15 1.15 1.17 1.13 1.15 1.12 1.22 1.19 1.31 1.12 1.06 1.26+2 1.16 3.00 1.18 1.12 1.19+1 3.00 1.17 1.17 1.15 1.17 1.20 3.00 1.24 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00

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The Long Way Home ‘10 January 2, 2010

It is once again time to enjoy the winter roads of the southern tier with the Finger Lakes Region’s 2010 Winter Rally Series. The first rally of the series consists of approximately 160 competitive miles using mostly unpaved, and some paved, roads in the New York Southern Tier. Entry fees are $35/car for SCCA members, $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 rope/strap, and 90 minutes of flares or one DOT triangle are required to compete. Start/Finish location: Yard of Ale Canal House, 3226 Genesee St., Piffard NY Schedule:

Registration Novice school Driver’s Meeting First car starts First car finishes

3:00 to 4:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:10 PM 4:31 PM about 11:00 PM

Contact the rallymaster to pre-register and for answers to questions: Alan Smith, asmith2357@aol.com, (585) 359-4688 14

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Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Presents, Event #2 of the Winter Rally Series

Ithaca Winter Rally January 23, 2010

This is a Thomas and Kastenhuber production.

A rally of approximately 160 miles using paved and unpaved roads in the southern parts of West-Central New York. Entry fees are $35/car for SCCA members, $45/car for guests. There is a 35 car limit, so pre-registration is recommended. Series classes are Equipped, Limited, Stock and Novice.

The rally starts and ends at Manos Diner 357 Elmira Rd (Route 13) in Ithaca, NY Schedule: Registration Novice School Driver’s Meeting First car starts First car finishes

3:00 to 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 5:01 p.m. 10:45 p.m.

There are several hotels in the area for those wishing to stay overnight after the rally. If you have any questions, contact Rallymaster Gary Thomas @ gary.george.thomas@gmail.com or call (607) 277-0501 2010 January

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Ethanol: A Real ‘Pain in the Gas’ for the Classic Car, Boating & Powersports Community By Christopher Burns This article is about a topic that touches a broad cross-section of our daily lives and our recreational activities... specifically, the blending of Ethanol into Gasoline, and how that has been quietly growing in prevalence. In fact, in the Rochester area, only three retail chains remain where you can reliably buy gasoline that doesn’t contain Ethanol: Hess gas stations served by the Rochester Hess Terminal on Lyell Ave., Kwik Fill stations, and Red Apple stores. But Hess gasoline sold elsewhere already contains Ethanol, and the company expects to start blending in Ethanol in Rochester in the spring of 2010. All Kwik Fill and Red Apple stores across New York (and even in Pennsylvania) are presently Ethanol-free, but expect to have to begin blending by 2011. Who cares, who should care, and why? Well, obviously I care a lot... As an avid classic car guy (who has five cars), a boater (with a personal watercraft), a snowmobiler (with two sleds), and lots of power equipment, I have been directly affected for the worse as a result of having unknowingly used Ethanolblended fuels for a period of time. I had serious-- and in some cases, catastrophic- damage occur to my equipment, and have suffered through the costly agony of fouled cylinders, damaged fuel systems, fuel leaks, reduced operating efficiency and performance, reduced fuel economy, and more. And my experience has been echoed by others across other powersports, power-boating, 16

aviation, motorcycling, recreational aviation, power equipment, and other enthusiast groups—assuming you’ve had a similar experience and/or that you own powersports equipment, you should care too. Here's a site for a group trying to preserve the availability of ethanolfree gasoline: http://www.e0pc.com/ Why does Ethanol-blended fuel affect our vehicles and equipment? Ethanol is an alcohol, which has corrosive effects on the components in fuel systems not designed to use it (which is pretty much anything built before the early-mid 2000s). So, these parts—rubbers, plastics, etc.— disintegrate quickly upon contact with Ethanol. Alcohol also attracts moisture, which then introduces additional water into the fuel system that quickly starts to corrode delicate metal parts. And to make matters worse, Ethanol has less energy content per volume than gasoline, so fuel economy goes down pretty much instantly-- in my case, by about 15% using fuel that had 10% Ethanol. Here is a site that notes a variety of forms of damage from using Ethanol-blended fuels: http://www.fuel-testers.com/list_ e10_engine_damage.html What has been happening? Nearly all retail filling stations across the state and nation are shifting to blending Ethanol towards perceived compliance with U.S. EPA Clean Air Act regulations pertaining to "Renewable Fuels". Setting aside the facts that Ethanol is more expensive to produce than gasoline—and has driven up the cost of corn—the use of Ethanolblended fuels has contributed to actually worsening air quality by damaging the on-road and off-road engines using it, which then emit greater pollution emissions. Additionally, earlier this year the Ethanol lobby petitioned the U.S. EPA to allow the maximum allowable Ethanol blend to go from 10% to 15%. Some 4,700 comments have been received by the EPA on this proposal: http://www.regulations.gov/search/

Regs/home.html#searchResults?Ne=11 %2B8%2B8053%2B8098%2B8074% 2B8066%2B8084%2B1&Ntt=EPA-HQOAR-2009-0211&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode %2Bmatchall&N=0 As classic car, boating and powersports enthusiasts, what can we do about it? The first step is to raise awareness about both the prevalence of Ethanol in local gasoline supplies, as well as the effects it has on vehicles and equipment not designed to use such blends. Please share this information with everyone you know: at least for the moment it is still possible in Rochester to buy gasoline that does not contain Ethanol. This is timely news for snowmobilers as we’re about to begin a new season, and has been important information for power boaters, classic car owners, and other powersports enthusiasts. In other areas of the country, gasoline retailers have put out signs announcing their fuel as being Ethanol-free, in some cases with a bit of humor, saying "Eat Corn, Don't Put It In Your Gas Tank". Since I’ve suffered literally thousands of dollars of damage to my fleet of classic cars, my personal watercraft, my yard equipment, and my sleds—and I know others have suffered too—I’m ready to take action to push back on this quiet but pervasive shift that affects us all. And I’m asking you to get involved too. I'm gearing up to try to generate interest at the state leadership level, to have legislation created and passed in NYS-- as has been done in other states-- to preserve the availability of Ethanol-free gasoline for those of use who need it. I'd like to raise awareness of this effort and raise this community’s consciousness around something that I suspect has quietly affected us all. Just as if we were to drink tainted water and slowly get sick over time, our vehicles and equipment have gotten "sick"-- with reduced gas mileage and rough running being the first symptom most people will have noticed-- without ever realizing why.

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How can I get involved? I’m working on drafting a letter to local legislators, which each of us can sign and send to our elected officials. I’m also working on developing a petition that we each can sign, indicating that Ethanol-free fuel is an issue that is important to us as people who live, work and play in New York State. In the meantime, I welcome your experiences in dealing with the results of using Ethanol-blended fuels in your sleds and/or other vehicles and equipment. I’d like to amass a collection of first-hand stories from people just like you and me—and what we’ve had to go through as a result of legislation written by lawmakers who are not in touch with the classic car, boating and powersports community. Please feel free to contact me at: Christopher Burns

P.O. Box 92207 Rochester, New York 14692-0207

Cell phone (585) 455-5427 e-Mail riviera_turbo@yahoo.com

The use of ethanol blends in conventional gasoline vehicles is restricted to low mixtures, as ethanol is corrosive and can degrade some of the materials in the engine and fuel system. Also the engine has to be adjusted for a higher compression ratio as compared to a pure gasoline engine, in order to take advantage of ethanol’s higher oxygen content, thus allowing an improvement in fuel efficiency and a reduction of tailpipe emissions. A table showing the required modifications to gasoline engines to run smoothly and without degrading any materials can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Common_ethanol_fuel_mixtures - Modifications to engines. Levels above E10 require modifications to the fuel systsm and catalytic converter. Taken from the referenced web site. Ed.

2010 January

Classified Ads For Sale: 4 Kumho V700 Victoracer tires 185/60HR14 mounted on series 1 Miata alloy wheels. They have one good season of autocross or track days left in them. $450. Also have some 1992 Miata accessories - tonneau cover, top boot, rear window protector, etc. Contact Dennis (585) 388-5794 or mdgorlick@rochester.rr.com (1/10)

For Sale: Mazda RX7: '81 GS, good body, posi rear, 81K $1850; 3 first gen chassis: 2-12A, 1-13B, 12A wreck make offer; Datsun 240Z: 2+2 transaxle $200. Porsche 914: '73 2L - engine $550, transaxle (side shifter) $450, original 15 x 5.5 Fuchs alloys $300. 315-986-3481 or jdeseyn@rochester. rr.com (7/09)

For Sale: Buick Gran Sport, 1986, only 1029 made. V6 with Bosch fuel injection. Body restored, plus many new mechanical parts, interior excellent. Not a “winter beater.” Reduced to $6000. Contact Gene Dinkel (585) 383-0363 (12/09)

For Sale: 4 polished Aluminum Wheels, very good condition, 13” x 5.5”, previously used for FF, 4-hole pattern, 0” offset, Pilot hole 2.75”, hub thickness .78”, Stud hole Diameter 11/16”, 1 pair w/ 3.75” Stud circle Diameter, 1 pair w/ 4” Stud circle Diameter, there is plenty of material in the hub to allow re-drilling, Make offer, call Mac at 585-225-7992 or e-mail at macbt21@hotmail.com (6/09)

For Sale: Triumph Spitfire, 1974. Stored winters, no rust, under 52,000 miles, 4 cylinder. Recent clutch cylinder, fuel pump, carb rebuild. New tonneau cover, NYS inspected in June. $3500. Contact Gene Dinkel (585) 383-0363 (12/09) For Sale: Twin Hitachi SU carbs with manifold for early Datsun 510's, includes new choke cable. $175 Contact gary. george.thomas@gmail.com (10/09)

Wanted: Finger Lakes Region SCCA member looking for scrap metal, batteries, wire, etc. Will help clean out yards, cellars, attics, garages, etc. Call Brian Barlow at (585) 289-8007 or e-mail playfreeguitar12@yahoo.com (5/09)

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

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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?

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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.

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+

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= TOTAL DUE

REGULAR MEMBER............................$65 SPOUSE MEMBER ...............................$23 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP ......................$101 FIRST GEAR (21 & Under) ................$30

+ + + +

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

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M/C

$80 $33 $121 $45

DO NOT SEND CASH.

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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.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS for the FINGER LAKES REGION December 2009 29

FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Thiel’s, 753 Klem Rd., Webster, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

January 2010 1

New Year’s Day, Friday

2

Finger Lakes Region Winter Rally Series, Event #1, The Long Way Home ‘10, Alan Smith, (asmith2357@aol.com / (585) 359-4688)

5

FINGER LAKES Region General Membership and Solo Meetings – Cancelled

9

Finger Lakes Region Year End Banquet, – Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534

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

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FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Thiel’s, 753 Klem Rd., Webster, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

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Finger Lakes Region Winter Rally Series, Event #2, The Ithaca Rally, Gary Thomas, (gary.george. thomas@gmail.com / (607) 277-0501)

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FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Thiel’s, 753 Klem Rd., Webster, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

March 2010 2

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

2

FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

3–7 Rochester Auto Show, Wednesday through Sunday 6

Finger Lakes Region Winter Rally Series, Event #5

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

12-14 NEDiv Roundtable, Hamilton Park Hotel & Convention Center, Florham Park, NJ (NNJR) 20-21 NEDiv Driver’s School, Summit, WDC 27-28 NEDiv Driver’s School and PDX, NJMP, JRB 30

FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Thiel’s, 753 Klem Rd., Webster, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

28–30National SCCA Convention, South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, Las Vegas, NV

April 2010

February 2010

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Easter Sunday

6

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

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FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 (Contact re@flrscca.com for further information)

FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

10-11 NEDiv National Race, NHMS, NER

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

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Finger Lakes Region Winter Rally Series, Event #3

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

17-18 Double National, VIR, NCR

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Winter Challenge Road Rally, NER, Barre, Vt., Ted Goddare, (tedgcb@tds.net/(802) 263-9540)

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Finger Lakes Region Winter Rally Series, Event #4

24-25 NEDiv Regional Race (MARRS), Summit, WDC FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., Thiel’s, 753 Klem Rd., Webster, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

FINGER LAKES REGION WEBSITE AND BUL2010 January

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Treasurer 753 Klem Rd. Websters, NY 14580 TOP END Editorial Staff 119 Brookview Dr., Rochester, NY 14617-3903

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FINGER LAKES REGION, SCCA INC.

PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID ROCHESTER, NY Permit No. 1761

The LAST PIT

Mark’ surprise Gail McGuire with south polar scotch frozen in ice along with penguins, etc.

Santa Arrives

All the makings for another batch of spicy brownies

TOP END January 2010  

Monthly publication of the Finger Lakes Region (Rochester, N.Y. area) of the Sports Car Club of America.

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