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2017 Board of Directors Election

posted Jun 19, 2017, 2:33 PM by Club Office   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 2:34 PM ]

 
ATTN DC Region Members:

It's that time of year again and if you have ever considered serving your Region on the Board of Directors (BoD) this would be a good time to get involved and make a difference.  The 'Official' job description for the Board members can be found in Article IV of the Region's Bylaws which are available HERE.
 
We meet once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday at 7PM and we're usually on the way home by 9:00-9:30 though some meetings have gone longer and some shorter. Like most altruistic groups, there is no pay but dinner is provided at our monthly BoD meetings. Outside of the meetings we usually average about 2-3 hrs a week on Region business.  
 
This is a unique opportunity to get involved in the inner workings of one of the largest Regions in SCCA and help shape the future of our Club.  
 
The initial slate of nominees must be submitted to the Board of Directors by the Election committee, at the July monthly meeting.  After that date any nominations must be via petition with support from twenty voting Region members.  Per our Region's Bylaws ALL nominations, including any Nominating Petitions for the Election must be received by the Board 60 days before the election date.  Our Bylaws also require that the election take place at the Annual Membership meeting to be held in October.  The specific date for that meeting will be announced in the near future.
 
If you would like more information or have an interest in running for the BoD please reach out to one of the Committee members shown below and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
 
Now's the time to give back to the club that has given you so much!
 

2017 Election Committee Members:
Chairman:  Chuck Edmondson - fastcarphysics@gmail.com
Mike Snyder: msnyder@cqmtg.com
Dave Fitzgerald: dafitzgerald@gmail.com

The Straightpipe - June 2017 Edition

posted Jun 15, 2017, 7:42 AM by Club Office

 
Our Washington DC Region newsletter, The Straightpipe, is newly published, hot off the presses!  Thanks to everyone who contributed content and especially to our wonderful Straightpipe editor, Taylor Hyatt for getting this to us.  Enjoy!

Click to go to our Straightpipe webpage, open the 2017 folder to find the June edition.  You may also find a copy attached below.

We are always looking for more great content.  If you have something to contribute (articles, pictures, etc.) please email Taylor at straightpipe@wdcr-scca.org.


July 15-16 Performance Driving eXperience - Now Open!

posted Jun 3, 2017, 7:25 AM by Club Office   [ updated Jun 3, 2017, 7:25 AM ]


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 next PDX is July 15-16 on Summit Point's Shenandoah 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 read the Supplemental Regulations (rules) for this event to learn more (attached below).  Register through MotorsportReg.com (MSR).

Click here to register now!  http://msreg.com/PDX2017Jul

Get hot in July with the hottest track days around!!


Bundle-up To WIN! MARRS 6 & MARRS 7 Now Open!

posted Jun 3, 2017, 6:35 AM by Club Office   [ updated Jun 3, 2017, 6:49 AM ]


TWO great MARRS events in July are now open for registration.  WIN a free entry to the Labor Day Double by bundling-up!  The first 50 drivers to bundle-up (register and attend both) MARRS 6 & MARRS 7 will automatically be entered into our drawing for a free Labor Day entry!  So sign up for BOTH today!

MARRS 6 is at Summit Point July 8-9.  Click here to register for MARRS 6.  Please remember to read the M6 SUPPS (attached below).

Entry Fee for MARRS 6: $335 if registered by 11:59 pm Monday, July 3rd.  $365 if registered after that time/date. 2nd entry for same driver in 2nd class= $170.

AND

MARRS 7 is at Summit Point July 29-30.  Click here to register for MARRS 7.  Please also read the M7 SUPPS (attached below).

Entry Fee for MARRS 7:  $335 if registered by 11:59 pm Monday, July 24th.  $365 if registered after that time/date. 2nd entry for same driver in 2nd class=$170.

Bundle-up to WIN!


Revised AutoCross Supps (rules)

posted May 30, 2017, 7:44 PM by Club Office   [ updated May 30, 2017, 7:53 PM ]

 
Attention all AutoCrossers: Please see the following excerpt from the revised rules for all future events at FEDex Field.  Any questions can be directed to the AutoCross Program Chair, Sam Vassalo at svassallo55@yahoo.com.

Venue Rules (revised June 2017)

"Due to P.G. County ordinances at our venue, competitors are not allowed to erect tents or pop-up canopies larger than 8' x 8'.  Also, canopies that extend off of trailers or RV's must not be more than 24 square feet in size.  Further, generators of any type are prohibited from being used at our venue.  This includes internal generators in RV's.  Violation of these county ordinances could result in fines and/or the closing of our event.  There are absolutely no exceptions to these rules."

A full revised copy of the AX program rules is attached below for your convenience.  You can also find them on our AutoCross webpage.


MARRS 4 @ NJMP - Registration Now Open

posted May 10, 2017, 7:24 PM by Club Office   [ updated May 10, 2017, 7:30 PM ]

 
The 2017 NJRRS/MARRS Lightning Challenge @ NJMP June 3-4 is hosted by the South Jersey Region, SCCA.

NJRRS/MARRS Lightning Challenge With Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Right Coast Formula F Series Triple-T Cup SRF Series

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Terri Zane at
registration@sjr-scca.org or 609-784-5316.

Practice Day Friday June 2nd
Regional Races June 3rd and 4th

NOTE: SSM, SM, & SRF will have their own run groups, no mixed classes.

********Check it Out********
SCCA - South Jersey Region has moved Registration to Motorsports Reg!

REGISTER HERE: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/lightning-challenge-test-regional-form-f-pro-it-new-jersey-motorsports-766010

Entry Fees:
Lightning Challenge Regional - $350;
Pro IT - $390 standalone;  Pro IT and Regional - $640;  RCFFS - $310 standalone; RCFFS and Regional - $550;
Test Day - $260 online registration only; $275.00 at track fee (late entry);  Regional second entry, same driver - $250  ($100 discount)

Everyone: please be sure to read the Supps for this event (attached below).


MARRS 5 w/ SARRC & V8RRS

posted Apr 22, 2017, 10:48 AM by Club Office   [ updated Apr 22, 2017, 10:49 AM ]

 
The Washington DC Region of SCCA invites you to MARRS 5 w/ Double SARRC & V8RRS, June 17-18, 2017 at Summit Point Motorsports Park.  Entry Fees: $335 if registered by 11:59 pm Monday, June 12th.  $365 if registered after that time/date. 2nd entry for same driver in 2nd class = $170.

SARRC & V8RRS Racing: be sure to designate the correct CLASS in your Race Group.
  Choose carefully from the drop-down menu for class.  Designate "M", "S" or "V" to choose which series points you are racing for.

Please be sure to read the Supps for this event - a copy is attached below.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


The Straightpipe - March 2017

posted Mar 7, 2017, 9:50 AM by Club Office

 

Our DC Region newsletter, The Straightpipe, is newly published, hot off the presses!  Thanks to everyone who contributed content and especially to the Straightpipe team for getting this to us.  Enjoy!

Click to go to our Straightpipe webpage, open the 2017 folder to find the March edition.

We are looking for more great content for the next edition.  If you have something to contribute (articles, pictures, etc.) please email to straightpipe@wdcr-scca.org.

Wishing everyone a wonderful racing season – be safe and have fun!! 

2017 Road Rally Events

posted Mar 3, 2017, 2:33 PM by Club Office   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 2:33 PM ]

 

Have you ever wondered about Road Rally?  Now's your time to try!  We are co-hosting an event with our partner, the MGs of Baltimore to be held in Joppa, MD on Sunday, May 7th, called Get The Dust Off. (registration form attached below)

Don't know the rules or how to do a Road Rally??  NO problem - we are also hosting a Rally School for first-timers or anyone needing to brush up on their skills on Saturday April 8th in Parkville, MD. (registration form attached below)

In the main, Road Rallying is a contest of precision. Contestants follow a prescribed route at prescribed average (legal) speeds. Along the route, the contestants visit checkpoints where their passage is timed. Scoring is based on matching the speeds/times from checkpoint to checkpoint.  Each vehicle has a team of 2, a driver and a navigator.  Great way to spend the day with other auto-enthusiasts doing something cool with your car!

Registration is handled by paper only (no online/electronic sign-up).  You must be pre-registered by April 1st for the school.  See the flyer/registration forms, and lots more info on our Road Rally webpage.

Did you know - many of our members got their start in Road Rally?  This year is the 27th running of the annual Get The Dust Off Rallye.  Come see what all the fun is about!!

Questions: contact our RallyMaster, Eric Salminen at mgobrallymaster@gmail.com.


2017 MARRS Reserved Numbers - Now Available to Claim!

posted Feb 22, 2017, 5:32 AM by Club Office   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 10:31 AM ]


Preferred MARRS numbers are now available to claim for the 2017 season.  We are again using MotorsportReg.com (MSR) online registration system for Club Racing this year.  You will need an account in MSR to claim your number, if you do not have one already.  Click here to set up an account in MSR.  

To claim a MARRS number to reserve it for the season, please use this link.

To see the rules and qualifications to meet in order to have had your number automatically assigned, please see the document attached below.

To see the list of already claimed numbers, please click here.


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