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OG Racing Renews Sponsorship to the DC Region

posted by Club Office   [ updated ]

 
Long-time sponsor OG Racing has once again agreed to be "The Official Motorsports Equipment Supplier to the Washington DC Region, SCCA”.

The 2017 motorsports season is racing towards the starting line! Are you getting ready for the first PDX starting on the 11th of March? Maybe you're taking that next step and attending the WDCR Competition School starting on March 17th. Either way, OG Racing has you covered.

You can visit their showroom in Sterling, Virginia where one of their knowledgeable team members can assist you with all of your safety needs from head to toe. With one of the largest inventories in the industry, you can try on equipment from top brands such as Sparco, Alpinestars, OMP, and more!

Don't forget OG Racing also stocks equipment to get your vehicle and crew ready for your upcoming event. From tools and accessories from Longacre and Joes Racing to brake pads from Performance Friction, Pagid, and Hawk, they have your weekend's essentials covered.

OG Racing is open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM Monday thru Friday, and open on Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM starting in Marchcall 800-934-9112 or visit http://www.ogracing.com/.

 

WDCR welcomes new Partnership with RacingJunk.com

posted Feb 19, 2017, 4:44 AM by WDCR SCCA

  The Washington DC Region SCCA is very excited to announce a new partnership with the motorsports community's biggest and best classified ad site,RacingJunk.com. This is a great benefit to our members who want to buy or sell cars, trailers, and other racing related equipment. Whether you're looking to post a car for sale or purchase a car for the WDCR Competition School starting on March 17th, RacingJunk.com is the place to go. There is no transaction fee, so this is a great free benefit to all members of the DC region.
 
RacingJunk.com is redesigning their search capability for SCCA spec cars, making it easier to find the right car for Club Racing, Solo, or RallyX, and to make it easier for people to find and buy those cars.
 
"RacingJunk.com provides a modern online capability for our members that we haven't had before, and demonstrates our commitment to enhance member experience with the DC Region and promote our events to a broader audience," according to Paul Anderson, Regional Executive of the DC Region.
 
If you're looking to use the great services of RacingJunk.com, please use our dedicated link here 

RacingJunk.com and the DC Region will also use our social and digital media platforms to cross promote, bringing new visibility to both programs.  We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.

2017 Rally Cross Season Subscription - NOW OPEN!

posted Feb 17, 2017, 5:14 PM by Club Office   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 4:28 AM by WDCR SCCA ]

 
RallyCross Season Subscription - Register now with MotorsportReg.com (MSR)

Includes 7 single-day events and 2 Test-n-Tunes.  That's 9 days of RallyCross!

The 2017 RX schedule:
March 18- Test and Tune
March 19- Championship Event 1
April 9- Championship Event 2
May 7- Championship Event 3
June 11- Championship Event 4
July 7,8,9- East Coast National Challenge  (not included in the Season Subscription)
September 16- Test and Tune
September 17- Championship Event 5
October 15- Championship Event 6
November 13- Championship Event 7

Please note the Season Subscription does not include the East-Coast National Challenge scheduled for July.  Registration for that event will be handled separately.

The Season Subscription is a $500 value for a total of only $300!  You'll receive a preferred start order position at the first event of the season.  You can keep your number throughout the season (with the exception of the East-Coast National Challenge).  You must be a SCCA annual member to receive the season subscription benefit. 

NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.

Be aware that we may compete at several different locations in 2017, which may vary significantly in geographic location.  Season subscription refunds will not be made available to those who are unable to travel to any event held within Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia.  At this time, all events are scheduled to take place at The Rally Cross Farm, in Catlett VA.

Events may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances.  Season subscription refunds will not be made available for those who are unable to attend a re-scheduled event.

Go fast & have fun in the dirt all year long with the Rally Cross Season Subscription!


Novice Flagging & Communications School

posted Feb 9, 2017, 7:02 AM by Club Office   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 4:29 AM by WDCR SCCA ]

 

Ever wanted to get closer to sportscar racing but can't quite afford the cost of racing a car?  The D.C. Region is holding its annual Novice Flagging and Communications (F&C) School March 18-19, 2017, in conjunction with the Region's Competition Drivers School.  Learn how to work a corner station, what the flags mean, how to communicate to drivers what hazards may lie ahead of them and much more.

The F&C school consists of both classroom and trackside training.  It begins Saturday morning (arrive by 8am) March 18th at Summit Point Motorsports Park.  No admission to get into the park, and you do not need to be a member to attend school.

If working a corner may not be of interest to you, you might want to volunteer for other specialties on a race weekend.  These specialties include Timing and Scoring, Pit, Grid, Emergency Services, Registration, and many more.

For more information on how to get close to the action, go to:
http://www.wdcr-scca.org/events/volunteering

To register for the Flagging and Communications school, please send an email to mdsn2pics2@comcast.net .   You will be contacted with additional info.

See you at the track!
F&C Chiefs


Performance Driving eXperience March 11-12 - NOW OPEN!

posted Jan 30, 2017, 1:38 PM by Club Office   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 4:29 AM by WDCR SCCA ]


Ever wanted to get on the real race track and see what you can do? Our  Performance Driving eXperience (PDX) is the perfect place for you!!

Our season-opener PDX is March 11-12 on the Summit Point Main Circuit.

PDX is a fun race-track event with an instructor in your car.  You can learn the racing line and shake down your car in a friendly non-racing environment.  You can sign up for Saturday, Sunday, or both days.  Won't have a race car available that weekend?  Not a problem!!  PDX accepts street cars that have been inspected for safe operation!  Tech inspection will also be available.  See our Track Days webpage for more info.  Please also see the attached file below and read the Supplemental Regulations (rules) for this event to learn more.  Register through MotorsportReg.com (MSR).

Click here to register now!  http://msreg.com/PDX201701

Students: Are you also registered for the DC Region Club Racing Driver School for Competition License?  This PDX will get you on the same track with some of the same instructors as the driver school!  Attend both the driver school and this PDX and you will receive a $100 rebate as a credit in your MSR online account to be used at a future event with the DC Region.

Get on the track with PDX!! 

2017 Club Racing Tech Days - Two to Choose From

posted Jan 28, 2017, 12:44 PM by Club Office   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 4:30 AM by WDCR SCCA ]


Don't wait in line at the Tech Shed during your first event - get your car 's annual Tech done at the Tech Day!

York Automotive - Saturday, February 25th 10am-3pm
300 South Main Street, Mt Airy, MD 21771
(301) 831-7337
http://www.yorkautomotive.com/service/

RP Performance  - Saturday, March 4th  10am-3pm
2026 Summit Point Rd, Summit Point, WV 25446
(304) 728-6749
http://www.rpperformanceracing.com/

For questions contact our Chief of Tech for Club Racing, Steve Spector at
(301) 606-0687 or roadster350@gmail.com


Driver School for Competition License-Registration Now Open!

posted Jan 27, 2017, 11:54 AM by Club Office   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 4:30 AM by WDCR SCCA ]


Please tell your friends that the DC Region is once again offering our Driver School for competitive license at Summit Point Raceway.  This acclaimed school is open to anyone wishing to acquire club racing credentials to compete in wheel-to-wheel racing on track.  The Driver School is March 18-19, with classroom session on Friday evening March 17th.  Please see the attached full announcement below.

Online Registration is available now thru MotorsportReg.com (MSR) and is only $199 if registered by midnight, March 13th ($249 after that time).

Registration link for Driver School: http://msreg.com/2017-DS-DCRegion

Please be sure to read the Supps for this event!  LOTS more information is also available on our dedicated Driver School webpage (Supps are there, too).

Students: Get more seat-time, and practice on the same track with some of the same instructors as the school!  Our Performance Driving eXperience (PDX) will be held the weekend before on March 11-12.  If you attend both the school and the PDX, you will receive a $100 rebate in MSR to be used for a future event.  PDX registration is also open now for registration, check our Events Calendar for links.

Have you always wanted to GO RACING!??!  Now's your chance...


2017 Club Racing Schedule Released

posted Jan 18, 2017, 12:05 PM by WDCR SCCA   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 4:16 AM by Club Office ]

Washington DC Region Club Racing 2017 Full Schedule
Presented by 2017 Washington DC Region SCCA

Club Racing Schedule (event formats & details subject to change)
  • March 18-19: Driver School @ Summit Point 
  • April 8-9: MARRS 1 w/ NEDiv Championship Series @ Summit Point *Novice driver discount available 
  • April 29-30: Majors Tour @ Summit Point 
  • May 6-7: MARRS 2&3 @ Virginia International Raceway (VIR) 
  • June 3-4: MARRS 4 @ New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) 
  • June 17-18: MARRS 5 @ Summit Point *Novice driver discount available 
  • July 8-9: MARRS 6 @ Summit Point *Novice driver discount available 
  • Jul 29-30: MARRS 7 @ Summit Point 
  • August 12-13: MARRS 8 @ Pittsburgh International Raceway Complex (PIRC) 
  • Sept 2-4: MARRS 9&10 Labor Day Double @ Summit Point 
  • Oct 14-15: MARRS 11 Season Finale @ Virginia International Raceway (VIR) 
*Novice driver discount available: Any novice permit holder who completes the WDCR’s 2017 driver school will receive a $100 discounted entry fee for these three MARRS events at Summit Point: April 8-9, June 17-18, and July 8-9, 2017. Registration for all Club Racing events will be available on MotorsportsReg.com Information & live registration links: http://www.wdcr-scca.org/calendar

Schedule Change - AX Event #2 Moved to May 13th

posted Jan 14, 2017, 9:16 AM by Club Office   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 4:31 AM by WDCR SCCA ]


PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE CHANGE:

Championship Event #2 was originally scheduled for May 21st.  Due to a change of the date for the New Jersey Pro, which now conflicts with our original date, we have had to move our event to May 13th.

Season Subscribers are automatically registered for the new date.

Our 2017 AutoCross (Solo) Championship Series dates are now:

April 23   -  Practice
April 30   -  Event # 1
May 13   -   Event # 2
June 4   -    Event # 3
June 25   -  Event # 4
July 16   -   Event # 5
Aug 20   -   Event # 6
Sept 24   -  Event # 7

Please remember that our dates are subject to change.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Have a great season!!


Broadcast Team for Super Tour Radio is DC's Own!

posted Jan 12, 2017, 9:03 PM by Club Office   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 4:31 AM by WDCR SCCA ]


DC Region's own three-man broadcast crew of Bob Steele, Mike Wolfe and Gregg Ginsberg will supply commentary on the new Super Tour Radio at all 11 Hoosier Super Tour events this year, beginning with Sebring Jan 14-15 weekend.

Please see the file attached below to read the entire press release from SCCA National.


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