SCCA Pro Racing Names DC Region's Mike Collins as President

SCCA Pro Racing has named Mike Collins as its new president beginning September 1, handing leadership of the sanctioning body to the longtime SCCA member and exhibition industry professional.  Collins replaces Derrick Walker, who is resigning after successfully launching the F4 United States Championship powered by Honda in the United States.

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WDCR Members Compete In Inaugural Races of 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires At Mazda Raceway

Two long-time Washington D.C. Region (WDCR) Members will be competing in the opening races of the 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires at Mazda Raceway in California.

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Chris Fox spirit of the Sport Award

Chris Fox spirit of the Sport Award

Nominations are open for the 2015 Chris Fox Spirit of the Sport award. The Friends of Chris Fox have donated an award to be presented in Chris's name to a member of the DC Region Club Racing community who best exemplifies the spirit of Chris –  her great enthusiasm, her endless generosity, her beliefs in the value of mentorship, her drive for excellence, and her sense of fun, with a side of mischief.

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Local Member Makes Good - Upcoming TransAm Coverage

 

Local Washington DC Region Member Jim McAleese gets some nice coverage in the in the next two Trans Am Racing Series events from Mid Ohio and Road America. Jim is still a local Leesburg, VA resident and is a graduate of the DC Region Drivers School and one time GT1 Competitor in the MARRS Series. 

Rebroadcast of the Next Dimension 100 Presented by FirstEnergy from Mid Ohio will be on the CBS Sports Network Saturday, Sept 12th, at 10:00 amBroadcast of the Next Dimension 100 from Road America will be on the CBS Sports Network Saturday, Sept 19th, at 10:00 am. Check your local channel guides to find the CBS Sports Network which also covers the Pirelli World Challenge.

Mid Ohio was a very interesting Race to watch and worth the time, and I hear the same is true for the Road America race - but you have to watch it till the end.

Dennis Dean Presented with SCCA's John McGill Award

TOPEKA, Kan. (March 3, 2015) – Dennis Dean was given the 2014 John McGill award, the final SCCA Club Racing award to be given out this season. The honor was bestowed upon Dean this past weekend as part of the Northeast Division Steward Training Seminar, with NEDIV Exec Steward Kathy Barnes in the role of presenter.

The award is given to one Club member who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to the Club Racing program. The winner is chosen by the members of the Club Racing Board, in concert with the SCCA Chief Operating Officer.

"This is not an award you work for," Dean said. "This is an award that comes to you. For five year, while I served as the Vice President of Club Racing, one of my duties was to partner with the Competition Board to select the winner of the John McGill Award. Very few things I did then were as important to me as making that selection, because I had a deep understanding of its significance to the SCCA and to Club Racing. Because of that, I am deeply humbled by being added to the roll of honorees.

"To be put on a list with people like Frank Schultheis, Johnny Bornholdt, Rob Walker, and Sue Roethel is something I would never have dreamed could happen and I am honored beyond my capacity to properly articulate it."

The presentation of the John McGill award signifies the final annual SCCA award to be given out for 2014. While the top Club Racing driver, Andrew Longe, was awarded the President's Cup at the SCCA Annual Convention, many of the other top honors for those involved with the Club Racing program were given away at Divisional and Regional events held throughout the winter months.

A complete list of awards given out by the Club can be found by visiting http://www.scca.com/about/?cid=44418. The honors include those given out for service to the Club, in general, as well as the individual areas of competition.

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 Dennis Dean, right, talks with Bruce Brunner at the 2014 Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. (Credit: Donna Duffey)

Dennis Dean, right, talks with Bruce Brunner at the 2014 Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. (Credit: Donna Duffey)