Solo Committee meeting
Dick Willy , Bud Bohrer, Tim Irwin, Scott Miller, Doug Mikko, Tasha Mikko, Keith Brown, Ron Bauer, Karl Coleman, Amy Coleman, Tim Stake, Annie Gill, Laurie Hyman, Eric Hyman, Charly Spyksma, Scott Miller, Charles Aggenbach, Brett Wilson, Val Korry, Alyson Bauer, Chip C., Kit Gauthier, Jessy Gauthier, Stephen Hui, Geoff Clark
January minutes were approved
NWR report – Dick did not make last meeting
WWSCC – Voting in Feb. for rules proposals
Similar class shifting with respect to street tires
Bring council in line with SCCA with respect to income tax
NORPAC – Divsional Solo steward (Keith Brown) is now “divisional solo coordinator” – focus on helping regions with program, best practices, etc. Most regions in NORPAC already have good programs. National will be paying for most of cost of Nat. convention expenses, would like ~$500 to cover other expenses.
Treas. Report – finished with $2800, have about $2400 now after event 1 and novice school costs, slightly lower than 2012.
No Drift report
Backup power – Gabe has equipment at his house. Generator is currently missing, may be in trailer at Packwood or hidden in bus.
Generator does not seem to be working properly under load, will test with another generator repair shop.
Tires – Tight N Tidy may be the cheapest, tires range from 800 (Kumho) - 1400 Michelin, Mich. Is highest rated. Tight N Tidy will do mounting with some volunteer help.
Shocks – Bilsteins from TireRack $85/each + $25 shipping, T-n-T will also install with volunteer help
-- Motion made to buy Michelin’s and shocks.
Question came up about buying newer bus instead of nearly $2000 for tires and shocks
Window seals leak
Outside door panel delaminated
Drivetrain is in good shape, chassis worn
Need to fix body issues if we keep current bus
Committee formed to investigate bus options
Mike Leuty (appointed)
No problem setting up to emulate Race America
Will need special cable end to use current display
~$1450 + cost of timing display cable
Another display would run over $1000
Would not be a problem to switch over to new display later
Equipment will be ordered
AED battery and pads need replacement, $375 for new AED battery and pad
-- motion approved to purchase
Keith Brown would like $500 to cover the costs of attending national convention that are not being covered by National.
-- Up to $500 approved to help cover Keith’s national convention costs
Packwood improvement club having crab fundraiser dinner January 18, motion was brought up to provide gift cards or other suitable gifts to help keep the region in favor in Packwood.
-- $100 donation to raffle, Karl and Amy will choose prize
Question of when the fire extinguishers last serviced -- Eric Hyman will check.
Dick Willy has radios and will check functionality
March 15th - Torque Steerer’s / SCCA ladies day @ Emerald downs needs volunteers – see Tasha Mikko
SCCA will donate use of timing equipment as trial run for new equipment
Heyward Wagner looking to improve national communications. Annie is local contact for that.
Proposal to update STU/NS4/NS5 classing to balance classes
-- Much discussion ensued on merits of various drivetrains in various weather conditions
-- All options presented failed
-- Existing ST classing remains same for 2014
Street & Street R classing - passed
Switch stock classes (S*) to “street”
Create indexed race tire class (Street R)
Create Non-stock street tire class
Open street tire class is removed
Clarify rules on Alcohol / drugs onsite – passed
Clarify, restrict personal transportation devices in grid – passed
Sound rule revision – 98db limit -- passed
GTR in Super Street – passed
Amendment made to restore language for trophies at all events
Remaining rule to enforce budget for tropies – passed
-- There will be a budget for event trophies
Discussion on using 2013 pax for 2014
Classes are different than 2013 classes
Wheel width/diameter will also change indexes
Rain issues / PAX fairness
-- 2014 pax values will be used
Karl Coleman presented the “Block Rocker” karaoke / amplifier system as a possible alternative to the PA system. Often the PA is the biggest source of noise at the event.
-- system is capable of receiving FM, using local microphone, and aux-in
-- system runs off of a rechargeable battery, someone would have to maintain the batteries between events
-- at $169 / ea, the quality is not as good as the Peavey speakers, but several could be purchased to cover grid and pit areas.
Voted to purchase 2 “Block rockers”. Karl will purchase
Keith and Kristi Brown are stepping down as banquet chairs. Thank you for your many years of service in that role.