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Volume 59, No. 5

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

Solo and Membership Meeting - Tuesday, May 6 The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, 3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467


Finger Lakes Region - SCCA Elected Positions

2014 Board of Directors

Regional Executive Charles Tanck .............. (585) 467-4993 175 Eastgate Drive Rochester, NY 14617-4104 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 Marcus Kroll................. (585)563-6206 502 Thornell Rd Pittsford, NY 14534 secretary@flr-scca.com Activities Director Mary Hartman ............. (585) 426-3288 2840 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624-4807 activitiesdirector@flr-scca.com Directors Chris Ciufo................... (585) 322-5713 6488 Coe Rd. Livonia, NY 14887-9306 director3@flr-scca.com Ben Gilmore ................ (315) 521-4538 1996 Stevenson Road Seneca Falls, NY 13148 director1@flr-scca.com Brian Reeves ............... (585) 429-7613 17 Chi Mar Dr Rochester, NY 14624-4055 director2@flr-scca.com Fran McAllister ........... (585) 750-4674 33 Red Bud Rd. Rochester, NY 14624-4717 director4@flr-scca.com Past Regional Executive Michael Toombs ............ (585) 328-2617 152 Gillette St. Rochester, NY 14619-2227 mltoombs@netacc.net

Appointed Positions Race

Competition Board Chris DeMinco............. (585) 330-5456 clubracing@flr-scca.com Fran McAllister............ (585) 750-4674 Dave Ciufo................... (585) 346-5002 Peter Kummer.............. (585) 624-2853 Mary Hartman ............ (585) 426-3288 Charlie Tanck ............ (585) 467-4993 “Westward HO!” Race Chairman Lew Giesy.................... (315) 597-9637 westward@flr-scca.com

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“FUN ONE” Race Chairman Chris DeMinco................ (585) 330-5456 funone@flr-scca.com 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) 773-9712 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 jcraven@rochester.rr.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 Marcus Kroll.................... (585)563-6206

Shaun Hallam ................ (585) 455-9607

solo_chair@flr-scca.com Jim Hoelscher ...................... (585)576-3357 jhoelsch@rochester.rr.com Mike Stutzman .................... (585)503-8679 stutz@earthling.net Michael Toombs................... (585) 328-2617 mltoombs@netacc.net

Aretta Stillman ...................... (585) 261-0572 amstillman@gmail.com George Modlin ...................... (585) 265-9599 gandemo@gmail.com

Colin Kingsley ................... (914) 980-9326 ckingsley@gmail.com Chief Registrar Shaun Hallam ................ (585) 455-9607 shallam@rochester.rr.com Chief, Safety Steward Brian Reeves .................. (585) 429-7613 bjreeves@rochester.rr.com Chief, Technical Inspection Jim Hoelscher.............. (585) 247-9596 jhoelsch@rochester.rr.com Chief, Novice Program Greg Turner ............. (585) 637-7045 gregturner@frontiernet.net

Chief, Junior Driver Program Brad Fish ............. ....(585) 392-5283 bfish117@yahoo.com Chief, Timing & Scoring and Results Colin Kingsley ......... (914) 980-9326 ckingsley@gmail.com

Chief, Sound Control TBA....................................................... Chief, Workers George Modlin ........... (585) 265-9599 gandemo@gmail.com Chief, Waivers Tina Reeves ................ (585)429-7613 solobear@gmail.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 Michael Toombs ............ (585) 328-2617 mltoombs@netacc.net Regional Historian Lynn Randall............... (585) 451-5298 historian@flr-scca.com Webmaster Mike Stutzman ........... (585) 503-8679 webmaster@flr-scca.com Social Media 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 jwalsh@scca.com NEDiv Council Chair   Mike Toombs ........... (585) 328-2617 re@flr-scca.com 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 Additional positions: see http://www.nediv.com/

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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 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 April Membership Meeting .................. 4 - 5 March Board Meeting ................................ 5 FLR News .................................................. 6 Membership News ................................. 6 Picnics..................................................... 6 National News ............................................ 6 June Picnic Flyer ........................................ 7 Rally ................................................... 8 - 10 Rally Meeting Notes ............................. 8 Slip Sliding Away Results ......................9 Patrick’s Place Flyer............................ 10 Solo .................................................. 11 - 13 Season Flyer ........................................ 11 Solo School ......................................... 13 Classified Ads .......................................... 13 Westward Ho! Entry Form ....................... 14 Calendar ......................... Inside Back Cover Last Pit ...................................... Back Cover

Cover Photo:. The team of Alan Smith and Eric Hobron took first overall in the 2014 running of Slip Sliding Away. This photo shows them entering checkpoint 4 on the March 22 RoadRally. Full results on page 9. Staff photo.

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REPort Charlie Tanck Regional Executive

We now have a date for our summer picnic. It will be August 23 at the Scottsville Fire Hall, 385 ScottsvilleMumford Rd. For the past 3 years this has been deemed our Old Timers picnic. As I began writing, I thought of the discussions that have taken place about this picnic and what we were trying to do. We are trying to have an outing that would bring our members together to socialize. Every competitive group seems to have its’ own events. This one was geared toward Club Racing. Why don’t we keep it simple and call it the Finger Lakes Region Summer Picnic. A lot would remain the same. We would like to have a car show, but not limited to cars. Bring anything that interests you, Muscle cars, Rally cars, Motorcycles, Classic cars, Model airplanes, Bicycles whatever. If anyone is in the Region that is in a band or a DJ please volunteer and help us by bringing music to the event. If we can get a feel for people 4

bringing young children, I’d like the Region to consider a bounce house. Fran McAllister is looking for help planning the event. He would like a co-chair at minimum; it would be great if we could get a representative from the Race, RoadRally, RallyCross, and Solo communities to help with planning and contacting people. In our March meeting I talked about our need to do a better job at the auto show. This is no longer a one person undertaking. It is an opportunity to expose the SCCA to the community. I thought we should get a TV and DVD player for the region. My town had its spring electronics recycling event this past weekend. This made me think that before we purchase these items we should see if anyone in the region was upgrading their TV or DVD player and would be willing to donate their old one to the region. We have a storage facility and an equipment manager so we could keep it there and have a way to make it accessible if someone had an opportunity to talk to a group about the SCCA or if you wanted it at an event. They could also be used at banquets, etc. The last thing I want to touch on is Top End. Carl Dresie puts a lot of work into getting out our monthly publication. He could use some help. The chairman of the various committees should be writing articles for the publication.

PROVIDING THE RACING COMMUNITY WITH INSURANCE AND DISABILITY INCOME FOR OVER 40 YEARS.

Members could write a brief description of things they have participated in. I am mostly involved with Club Racing but am sure many things are going on. We have a new Divisional Race Series, in Solo there is an effort to help regions expand their programs, and RallyCross is gaining popularity. A lot of good things are going on. We need to keep members informed.

Meeting Minutes Finger Lakes Region, SCCA General Membership Meeting Minutes April 1, 2014 Location: Fireside Grill & Sports Bar, 3939 E Henrietta Rd Henrietta, NY 14467 Regional Executive Charlie Tanck called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. March minutes approved. TREASURER'S REPORT - Elizabeth Thiel • All bills paid except Solo Truck insurance (due May 22). • Department of Motor Vehicles hasn't cashed our truck registration check. • Watkins Glen events deposits are paid. MEMBERSHIP - Mike Brunner • New members brought us up to 435 for April. • There are members celebrating 55 and 50 years in the SCCA. The membership recognition picnic will honor them along with other members. • Anthony Bristol has volunteered to be our region’s photographer. SOLO • The truck is being repaired and we've explored a new truck or a trailer for 2015. • New sites are being explored all the time. • We are looking for sponsors for

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specific events. • We have event chairs for April 27 we need more for the year. • We have good coverage for our first event but will need more safety stewards throughout the year. WEBSITE • The website update is in progress; almost done. • Prototype complete and has been viewed by some board members. IMAGINE RIT • We have the rules, we've created a course, and SOLO will run the event. ACTIVITIES • The Finger Lakes Region Summer Picnic will be held at the Scottsville Fire Department on August 23. • We will end early so the older members don't have to drive in the dark. • We need co-chairs for our picnics if anyone wants to help. RALLY - Alan Smith • Winter season is over. • Slip Sliding Away had 10 cars; all finished. • May 5th - Path to Patrick Place starts in Scottsville. • STPR® will be on TV at the end of June. • RallyCross has not scheduled anything yet. There's rumor of an upcoming work day. RACE - Chris DeMinco • SCCA has recognized Chump Cars as an IT class if they meet safety. The issues will revolve around licensing and logbooks. • Chris wants sponsors for the Fun One so we can have a pig roast. • We need 250 entrants to break even at the Fun One. NEW BUSINESS • SCCA Board Chairman John Walsh joined us. • SCCA has a new president, Lisa Noble. She is a racer and understands the club. • B-Spec continues in pro racing but entries have not been overwhelming.

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• SCCA is working on reducing barriers to new racers and addressing why • NASA/PCA/BMWCCA are so successful. Adjourned at 8:58 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Marcus Kroll, Secretary

Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 25, 2014 Location: Fireside Grill & Sports Bar, 3939 E Henrietta Rd Henrietta, NY 14467 Officers and directors present: Charlie Tanck, Regional Executive; Dave Ciufo, Assistant Regional Executive; Elizabeth Thiel, Treasurer; Marcus Kroll, Secretary; Directors: Chris Ciufo, Ben Gilmore, Fran McAllister, Brian Reeves; Mike Toombs, Past Regional Executive Others Present: Chris DeMinco, Fun One Race Chair; Carl Dresie, Top End Editor Charlie called the meeting to order at 7:36 p.m. TREASURER'S REPORT – Elizabeth • Met with the accountant who was surprised we made so much money last • Year - due to Major races. • Insurance is paid. • Fun One deposit goes in April 1. • Looked into credit card processing with local banks. It’s in expensive, the machines and fees can get expensive. We have a chance to save money with newer systems. • Approval to get new credit card systems on motion of Charlie Tanck/ second by Chris Ciufo and approval by Board. WEBSITE • Moving along with a modular platform.

SOLO • Truck is being repaired. • Discussion regarding replacing the truck with a trailer. • Budget completed, still looking for one t-shirt sponsor and a truck sponsor. • Lots of alternate site response. • Different techniques being tried this year to increase participation. RALLY • Slip Sliding Away went well with 10 entries • May 4th charity rally. • Discussions regarding divisional RallyCross at Watkins Glen. RACE • Considering allowing Chump-style cars in local events with the New Jersey safety and licensing template. ACTIVITIES • Banquet paid. • Membership Recognition picnic June 3. Needs volunteers for Committee. • August 23 family oriented picnic at the Scottsville Fire Department. NEW BUSINESS • Discussions with other sanctioning bodies regarding why we should include them in our events. • Sanction fees add up and cut into our bottom line. • We need to go to their discussions and raise these issues. • Do any of our participants care about the sanctions? • We're going to order regional business cards. • Friday April 11 - Glen Region "Green" Grand Prix. • ImagineRIT is May 3. Solo will run set up, registration and timing. • Mike went to the National SCCA Convention. They ran out of beer. Meeting adjourned 9:01 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Marcus Kroll, Secretary

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FLR News

Membership News and Information Welcome to the Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Scott Lucchini First Gear Club Racing and Solo Web Site

Don't forget to renew

Stephen Barish Elizabeth B Krueger Mark Robert Peartree Richard Schickler Alan Schoonmaker Judy A Schoonmaker Adam C. Schoonmaker Henri Pratt BennettLepel Jeffrey Coppola Dr. Albert R George Robert A Hurley Vicky Hurley Calvin J Kennerly Guillaume Le Francois Patrice Lonergan Scott McAllister Christopher McCarthy Alane Faye Perry Craig Wallace Jill Wallace Dean Wallace Cassandra Wallace

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Finger Lakes Region, Summer Picnics

The region currently has two picnics scheduled for the upcoming summer. The Membership Recognition Picnic will replace the general membership meeting on June 3. It will be held in the evening at Camp Eastman. See more details on page 7. The Finger Lakes Region Summer Picnic is scheduled for the afternoon of August 23 at the Scottsville Firehall, 385 Scottsville – Mumford Rd. More details will follow in a future edition of Top End. Two or more volunteers are needed to help with organizing these picnics. We are hoping to get volunteers with fresh ideas on how to make these functions very successful. Please contact Fran McAllister at (585) 750-4674

National News SCCA names Lisa Noble president and CEO

It is our pleasure to share with you that the SCCA board of directors has overwhelmingly selected Lisa Noble as president and CEO of the Sports Car Club of America. Having served as interim president and CEO since October, Lisa will start immediately and hit the ground running. Our selection of Lisa Noble was the clear choice. Lisa has been involved with SCCA since her teenage years, spanning several decades as a volunteer and driver. Voted to SCCA’s board of directors in 2008, she has held a variety of positions, including chairman of the board in 2013. As a road racer, Lisa has been a fixture in the Formula Vee community for years.

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Finger Lakes Region, SCCA

Membership Recognition Picnic All are encouraged to join in the fun.

Tuesday, June 3 - 6 p.m. ‘til 10? at Camp Eastman, Irondequoit, NY

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided Bring your own beverage and a dish to pass Contact: or

Fran McAllister(585)750-4674 Mary Hartman (585)426-3288 PLEASE ---RSVP BY June 1 activitiesdirector@flr-scca.com Directions from the Goodman exit on Route 104/Keeler Expressway (A) to Camp Eastman (B):

There is no charge, However we do need a head count,

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Rally Tom Langdon Interim Rally Chair

Where’s the snow?

Rally Meeting Notes

April 8, 2014 96 Church Street, Victor, NY These notes are grouped by subject and are not in chronological order. The following five RoadRally and RallyCross enthusiasts were present; Rick Barnes, Carl Dresie, Ben Gilmore, Tom Langdon and Tony Zanni. General Rally Tony brought up the idea of having the Winter Rally Series award banquet after the end of the series. This would allow recognition of the RoadRally and RallyCross competitors shortly after the season ends. Would this replace or supplement the December party? Input from the rally community is requested. Ben asked if there are any rally subjects that need to be brought to the board. Tom will be presenting a rally budget. 2015 Winter Rally Series A pre-season rally and/or a training rally were discussed. The difficulty is in 8

finding a day that doesn’t conflict with other social activities. Training novices can be done by a post rally “class” and/ or the training rally. Would a sit-down while the rally is being scored help in getting the novices up to speed? This should be announced during the prerally novice school. Requested dates for the series are: Jan. 10, Jan 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and March 7. Getting the dates in early will get them on the national schedule. The use of extra lights was a problem in the 2014 series. The light and speed rules in the general instructions need to be more strongly enforced. The question raised is what are LED light bars equivalent to in terms of extra lights. 2014 Summer Rally Series Lynn Randall and Mike Brunner are conducting a Sunday daytime rally on May 4. Tom needs information to file a sanction request. Several options for summer rallies are possible. Something directed to older or “special” cars is possible. Carl will send the current version of the calendar to Tom, Rick and anyone wanting a current copy. RallyCross RallyCross dates being requested are: May 17, June 1, July 26, August 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 13 or 20, Jan. 24 and Feb. 28. The May date will be a Test ‘n Tune and course work day. Miscellaneous Discussions Ben reported on his time in central Europe. He commented that the Italians take on traffic rules is that, “Everything is Optional.” Also, the further south you go in Italy, the worse the drivers. Also, never drive in the third lane as it is the double parking lane. The streets in Monte Carlo are very narrow, so much so that keeping the mirrors on the VW Golf was a concern. Ben does not recommend driving in the Netherlands if you are an enthusiast and may want to push the speed limit. They are very strict on traffic enforcement. They have both speed and average speed cameras. Two

kilometers over will get you a ticket. Part of Ben’s trip included the WRC Monte Carlo rally. Ben and Pam were able to catch a little bit of the rally and service areas. http://www.rally-maps. com has maps, videos and more and covers everything from WRC down to STPR®. Videos include driving the stages of the WRC rallies. Very cool site! An issue of the Official Spectator guide and several freebie guides were passed around showing what WRC puts out for promotional material. The official guide was in both French and English; the others were all in French. The trip from Turin into France was over the mountains with snow. Tire snow chains were required. The first rental car offered was a station wagon of sorts. The search for a smaller car turned up a VW Golf with high mileage and dents, scratches or dings on every corner. That proved a better choice based upon the drivers encountered. Later in the Netherlands and Germany the rental car was a Ford Focus ST-H. (Similar in concept to the Shelby Mustang GT350H.) Capable of 155 mph on the German autobahns. The acceleration in 6th gear was exceptional as was the torque steer. Hella is offering LED driving lights in the shape of previous driving lights. Tom may be looking at a ’05 Subaru Outback with turbo charger and manual transmission. That car would join Alan Smith’s similar car in the list of rally vehicles. It was noted that some styles of Subaru with manual transmissions are hard to find. Rick is considering picking up a “driver” car while in the San Francisco area. He is looking for a low rust high gas mileage car. “It is better to be lucky than handsome.” The requisite wiener dog comment – “The full moon drives one dog crazy.”

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Rick Barnes, Rallymaster for Slip Sliding Away ‘14 checking out the timing line location for check point 4.

The elder Barnes running course closign for Slip Sliding Away ‘14 picking up checkpoint location stakes.

SLIP SLIDING AWAY ‘14 Results

Car No. 1 3 2 5 4 6 7 9 8 10

Class Speed Equipped A Limited A Limited A Limited B Equipped A Novice B Novice C Novice C Novice C Novice C

Driver Navigator Alan Smith Eric Hobron Steve Coppola Jeff Coppola Karl Haltiner Jerry Kerwin Tony Zanni Mark Froelich Dan Thiel Anna Thiel Chris Ciufo Steve Shapiro Griff Jones Christine Haka Jake Buchnam Justin Snyder Ryan Kolupa Steve Scheibel Joe Dopkowski Tyler Burke

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Marque 2005 Subaru Outback 2000 Subaru STI 2009 Subaru WRX Honda Civic Subaru WRX 2013 Ford Focus 2006 Subaru Baja Pontiac Fiero 2002 Subaru WRX wagon 2007 Subaru WRX

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A Social Time-Speed-Distance Road Rally

Approximately 60 miles in length on local paved roads Pre-registration

call: (585)-889-1289

Sunday May 4, 2014 Beginning and Ending at the Union Presbyterian Church One Browns Ave, Scottsville NY Donation $20 per car

Registration 1:00 - 1:45 Novice School 1:15 Rally Starts (first car off) 2:00 A basic rally with the NOVICE in mind. 10

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April 27th - Delphi May 18th - Ralph Wilson Stadium May 25th - MCC June 7th - Novice School @ RIT June 8th - RIT June 22nd - Syracuse Fairgrounds July 13th - Ralph Wilson Stadium July 20th - MCC August 10th - RIT August 24th - RIT Tentative Fall - Ralph Wilson Stadium Tentative Fall - RIT Tentative Fall - RIT *schedule subject to change - check website for updates and more information

http://www.flr-scca.com/solo/ 2014 May

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Solo

Marcus Kroll and Shaun Hallam Solo Co-Chairs

The 2014 Finger Lakes Region, SCCA’s Solo Schedule The events we have right now: 4/27 FLR @ Delphi 5/18 WNY OOR (out of region) 5/25 FLR @ MCC 6/7 FLR Novice School @ RIT 6/8 FLR @ RIT 6/22 CNY OOR –> We hope to move this 7/13 WNY OOR 7/20 FLR @ MCC 8/10 FLR @ RIT 8/24 FLR @ RIT We will be trying to replace the CNY OOR with another in July. We will be trying to add two RIT and one WNY in September/October. Two RIT TBD one WNY OOR TBD on the following dates: 9/7 Tentative 9/21 Tentative 9/28 Tentative 10/5 Tentative

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Help Us Keep TOP END “TOPS” “While trying to unload his A Mod Solo car off of the trailer, Willie realized that his solution to more and better grip also glued the tires to the steel rails of his trailer. ” If you attended a FINGER LAKES Region, SCCA or other event and are willing to write about it, please send your article to: TOP END Editor 119 Brookview Dr. Roch., NY 14617 e-mail: editor@flr-scca.com Please do not send copyrighted material without exclusive written permission of the author.

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Finger Lakes Region SCCA to hold autocross school at RIT Finger Lakes Region SCCA will hold its annual Solo Novice School at Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, June 7. "Solo" is the Sports Car Club of America's brand of autocrossing. It's defined as a driving skill competition, where you and your car negotiate a course laid out in a parking lot and marked with traffic cones. The lowest time wins, and penalty seconds are added to your score for each cone you knock down. It's just one car at a time, so there's little risk of trading paint with other cars. Solo speeds are relatively low, typically second gear for most cars. The turns come up quickly, though, so don't be fooled into thinking Solo is boring. To get a good low time you must be smooth and precise, and quick. The skills you learn in the parking lot will greatly improve your car control, and help make you a safer driver on the street. You'll get personal training with experienced competitors Attending our Novice School is for those who are just starting out in autocross, yet want to learn valuable skills, or who want strategy tips for the quickest way to navigate through a slalom--all this from experienced competitors and in just one day's time. Do you want more hands on time learning about car control? The FLR SCCA Solo Novice school can get you there. We setup a course and everyone gets a baseline run. Throughout the day the drivers will practice various elements with an in-car instructor at different stations like slalom, braking, skid pad/figure eight and mini course. At the end of the day, drivers get another try at the course It's a fun learning experience, plus you get a ton of seat time for much less than most driving schools. The cost for the day is only $75 Pre-register through motorsportsreg. com.

2014 May

Classified Ads

For Sale: Subaru Impreza WRX, white with 136k miles. It has a Sti body kit, with 3” JDM hood scoop, upgraded turbo, Sti injectors, new rotors. Both clutch and transmission have been replaced within the past year. There are two sets of rims, one with Artic snow tires, and a set of gold JDM rims with Federal 595 tires. It can be seen in Honeoye, or in Scottsville, whichever is nearer to you. Asking $5,500, and will give an SCCA discount. Great rally, or rallycross car. Phone 1 585 889 1289, or e-mail, lynnscca@rochester.rr.com. (11/13) For Sale: R Comp tires. All are size 205/50/15 and only used on my Spec Miata. Always stored indoors or on enclosed trailer. - Set of 4 Toyo R888 originally shaved to 4/32" and heat cycled. These tires only have 8 heat cycles on them and would be great for Solo, track days, or even race. Plenty of life left in these. Still have 3/32" tread. Asking $150/set. - Set of 5 Toyo RA-1's. 3 of the 5 were shaved to 3/32" and only have 4 heat cycles on them.

Between 1.5-2/32" tread. 2 of the 5 have 4 heat cycles and are at 4/32" (still original shave). These would be great for Solo, time trial, track day, or race. Cheap way to try R-Comps for the first time. Asking $80 for all 5. Contact Tom Kearney at Tjkearney3@hotmail. com (10/13) Wanted: I am looking for two or more volunteers to help with organizing the upcoming Membership Recognition Picnic on June 3 and the Annual Summer Picnic on August 23. We are hoping to get volunteers with fresh ideas on how to make these functions very successful. Please contact me at 750-4674 Fran McAllister (5/14) Wanted: Volunteers to help with everything from race to rally to Solo to social events to your newsletter. The efforts of the volunteers are what makes the club go and go smoothly. Find a place in your area of interest to provide a helping hand and branch out into another area. Experience all that the Finger Lakes Region, SCCA can offer. (5/14)

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 News & Announcements blog at http://news.flr-scca.com under Classifieds.” 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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Westward Ho Double Regional Finger Lakes Region Nelson Ledges Sanction # 14-R-2512-S,14-R-2781-S and 14-E-2782-S Event date: June 21 & 22, 2014

Mail entry to: Wilma Giesy 1849 Maple Ave Palmyra, NY 14522 Phone: 315-597-9637 Email: wgiesy@yahoo.com

Except as modified by the Supplementary Regulations, this event is held under the 2014 SCCA General Competition Rules.  2 days: $350   Entry Fees: 1 day: $220 Enduro only $150 Enduro: $100.00 Spec Racer or FE fee: $10.00 per sanction $220 

Sat & Sun

Sat only

Sun only

DRIVER INFORMATION Name

Fee paid

2nd entry, same car & driver:

Enduro

2nd Entry

Car #

TOTAL $

Worker Fund Donation: $

REGISTRAR USE ONLY

Note: Driver’s name and membership number MUST be exactly as on recored with Topeka. Date of Birth

Address

E-mail

City

State

SCCA License No.

Phone No.

SCCA Member No.

Region of Record

Region

ZIP

Class

Sponsor Entrant Name

Member No.

Entrant Address Rental?

Yes

No

From whom?

CAR INFORMATION Transponder # Year

Class Make

Desired Number

1st

Color

Model 2nd

3rd

CREW INFORMATION Name

Name

Name

Name

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION Name

At track?

Yes

No

Address

Relationship Phone

It is understood that the undersigned and the car described above are to compete under the 2014 SCCA General Competition Rules and the Supplementary Regulations. SIGNATURE(s): Driver

Entrant

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May 2014


Calendar of events for the Finger Lakes Region April 2014 27 29

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO #1, Delphi Technical Center FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, 3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

May 2014 3-4

Tire Rack SCCA Championship Tour, Metlife Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ 3-4 PDX, Summit 4 The Path to Patrick Place Rally, Lynn Randall( lynnscca@rochester.rr.com) / (585)889-1289 6 FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, 3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 (Contact re@ flr-scca.com for further information) 6 FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, 3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information) 10 STPR Committee Meeting – Wellsboro, approx., 5:00 p.m. (Contact chair@stpr.org for further information.) 10-11 NEDivision Regional, Pocono 13 FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen. com / (585) 967-3762) 15 STPR Committee Meeting – Rochester, 7:00 p.m. Location varies (Contact chair@stpr.org for further information.) 17 RallyCross, (FLR) Test and Tune plus field work 18 FINGER LAKES Region OOR SOLO, WNY 23 Driver’s School, New Hampshire Motorsports 24-25 Track Trials, Summit 25 FINGER LAKES Region SOLO #2, MCC 24-26 NEDivisional Series, New Hampshire Motorsports 27 FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, 3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information) 30-31 STPR ® , Wellsboro, PA, Finger Lakes STPR Motorsports, LLC 30-6/1 NEDivision Regional, New Jersey Motorsports Park

June 2014

5-30-1 NEDivision Regional, New Jersey Motorsports Park 3 FINGER LAKES Region Member Recognition Picnic - Camp Eastman, Irondequoit, NY (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information) 7 FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Novice School, RIT 7-8 Eastern Conference Major, New Jersey Motorsports Park 7-8 Tire Rack SCCA Match Tour, Devens Airfield, Aer, MA 8 FINGER LAKES Region SOLO #3, RIT 10 FINGER LAKES Region Rally Meeting, -7:30 p.m., 96 Church St., Victor, Rick Barnes (rbarnes@torsen. com / (585) 967-3762) 14 WNY SOLO Novice School 14-15 NEDivisional Series, PIRC 14-15 Hilclimb,Weatherly 15 WNY SOLO 21 RallyCross, (FLR) 21-22 NEDivision Regional, Nelson Ledges, FLR 22 FINGER LAKES Region OOR SOLO, CNY 24 FINGER LAKES REGION Board of Directors meeting - 7:30 p.m., The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, 3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information) 26-27 NEDivision Regional, LimeRock 26-27 NEDivision Regional, Summit Point 28-29 Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series, Toledo Express Airport, Toledo, OH 28-29 NEDivisional Series, New Jersey Motorsports Park 28-29 Hilclimb,Pagoda

July 2014 1

1

FINGER LAKES Region SOLO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. – The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, 3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information) FINGER LAKES Region General Membership Meeting - 8:00 p.m. – The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, 3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 (Contact re@flr-scca.com for further information)

Dates and venues are subject to change. Request 2014 dates from the Activities Director. RallyCross events are subject to field conditions.

Finger Lakes Region Social Media: (Website) www.flr-scca.com, (News/Announcement) news.flr-scca.com, etc. 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/

2014 May

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Finger Lakes REGION, SCCA INC.

TOP END

The LAST PIT

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

Entering checkpoint 4 in Slip Sliding Away ‘14. Staff photo

Steve and Jeff Coppola finished first in Limited

Chris Ciufo and Steve Shapiro finished first in Novice

Joe Dopkowski and Tyler Burke ran in Novice

Jake Bucknam and Justin Snyder ran in Novice

Karl Haltiner and Jerry Kerwin finished second in Limited

Dan and Anna Thiel finished second in Equipped

Top End May 2014  

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