Solo Meeting
January 10, 2017
Meeting Minutes

Introductions

Steven Ouk, Joey Jones, Jesse and Kit Gautier, Mike Leuty, Karen Babb, Tim Weidemann, Jay S., Joe 

S., Crystal S, Tim Anderson, Carl and Amy Colman, Keith Brown, Steven Hou, Tim Stake, Dick Willy, 

Aaron Perkins. Tasha Mikko, Tim Irwin, Ron and Alison Bauer, Kurt and Lisa Rehm

Last month’s minutes review – Approved as written. 
Reports 
NWR Board Report (Karen Babb) – We have just finished the open nominations for elections and 

officers. We are still looking for an assistant RE.

Treasurer’s Report (Kristi Brown) - No new bills since December. Still need to pay for 2016 

trophies.
 
NORPAC Report (Need volunteer) No report at this time. Still need someone to step up to help 

replace Keith in this position.
 
WWSCC Report (Keith Brown) - Schedule will be developed next week at the meeting and will come out 

after that time.
 
Equipment Report (Kevin Dietz) – Kevin was not in attendance to report.
 
Recruitment Report (Joey Jones) - Autocross at Honda Fest conflicts with our first event. We are 

unable to attend. Schedule has been posted on FB and the NW autoxlist. Feel free to send it to 

everyone. Working on business cards. The business card sized magnet isn’t large enough to hold all 

the info on it.  Propose to order 200 postcard sized magnets for $85 and 250 double sided business 

cards. The business cards are $30 a box plus shipping. Looking for a budget of up to $200.00.  

Moved and approved. Currently attending car meets for the winter season and handing out info there. 

 NEED TO CONTACT DIRT FISH THIS WEEK.

SCCA price increase - SCCA price increase insurance fee going from $12 to $13 per person and 

weekend is going to $15 from $10.   We are looking at $1 dollar per person increase in insurance 

fees.
 
Need NEW Specialty Chiefs for this season – Gretchen is still looking for volunteers to help cover 

Specialty Chief positions this year.  If you were a Chief last year and are interested in keeping 

your position this year, please let her know ASAP.  If you are interested in covering a position, 

training is available and there will be help to get you adjusted, please step up and help out our 

group. 
 
Old Business
 
Cone heads Banquet Update - Originally scheduled for January 28th at Emerald Downs.  The room they 

wanted us to use was for 21+ (bar area).  February 4th is the same day as BSCC banquet but correct 

room is available.  February 11th – room unavailable but WW President out of town.
Jesse has found the Bahama breeze may be available. The indoor deck. Jan 28th is available. Servers 

and it’s going to be about $35 per person. Adding dessert would bring it up to $42.  We would have 

to supply the AV for the awards.  It is a 1 room option so we would have to merge with the Race 

people.  Karen will look into the space to see if it meets needs. If we can make it happen need to 

know the headcount by one-week before.

2017 Season Sponsorships - Tight n’ Tidy? – Following up with Karl and Amy.  They have received new 

contract for 2017 season.  Gretchen has been trying to contact Dirt Fish, but has not heard if they 

are interested in coming back in 2017.

Convention - $275 per person, plus airfare, move to fund one person to go to National Convention. 

$1200.00 moved and approved. Keith Brown will be attending.

Street Survival – Is being held on March 5th at Pacific Raceways. Needs instructors and ground 

crew. See Tim Irwin. 

Evo School – Will be held in Packwood June 3rd. 

2017 RULES PROPOSALS
 
Proposal #1 – Author Karl Colman             This rule does NOT pass.       Favor 4.  Apposed. 16.

Current Rule - 21. INTERMEDIATE STREET TIRE CLASSES
One Intermediate Street Tire class will be provided. Class designation will be IST. Men and women 

eligible for this class will have no more than 2 years of Solo competition experience. 

Participation will be at the discretion of the Assistant RE/Solo. All cars meeting the following 

requirements will be eligible to compete: Vehicles must be licensed and street legal, compete on 

street tires as defined in Rule 16, and pass the safety and tech inspection. Times will not be 

indexed. The year-end champion will not be eligible for this class in subsequent years.
Proposal - Eliminate it.
Rationale - IST/ISTL was created in 2013 when the stock classes were on R compound tires. There was 

a large leap/commitment from Novice to Stock classes requiring extra wheels, race tires, trailers, 

tools, etc. IST/ISTL was a way for folks to leave novice yet continue to run on street tires. Now 

the “stock” classes all use street tires. In 2013 there was an average of 9.0 entries per event 

subscribing to IST/ISTL combined. In 2014 there was an average of 3.12 entries per event 

subscribing to IST/ISTL combined with only one driver in IST and one in ISTL competing in enough 

events to be eligible for a season trophy. In 2015 there was an average of 1.00 entries per event 

subscribing to IST/ISTL combined with only one driver in ISTL competing in enough events to be 

eligible for a season trophy. In 2016 we consolidated IST/ISTL to create one IST class to “boost” 

participation and there was still an average of only 1.00 entries per event subscribing to IST.
The argument for not eliminating this class for 2016 was that maybe there hadn’t been enough 

publicity in 2014 and 2015. It was decided to give it yet another year. The additional year only 

put off the inevitable because participation in this class continues to drop. This class served its 

purpose back when it was created and it’s time to let it go.
There is no need for this transitional step into a competitor’s proper class. When IST was created 

we did not allow Novices to stay in Novice Class for an entire season. They were booted after 3 

events. IST was a soft landing place to keep them interested. Now a Novice can run an entire season 

in Novice Class and even get a season trophy. There is plenty of time for them to get hooked and 

get their car classing figured out and plan for the move into their proper class.
For the folks that don’t want to compete seriously, with like cars, in their proper class, there 

are plenty of Time Only classes including the popular Indexed Time Only classes. This also allows 

the casual competitor

Open Discussion:  Novice felt uncomfortable jumping straight from novice to a normal class. This is 

a lot for a novice to learn and a transitional year is valuable to new members. IST is only option 

for novices to run in Pro Solo. This year we had a strong novice group (3 season trophies) and our 

recruiters have been working hard getting people involved with our sport.  Because of this there is 

an expectation for a high level of participation in 2017, with 7-8 already committed to the class 

at this time.  Some felt the Index TO classes may be the correct place for the novices to move into 

to improve their skills in while they try to get ready for an indexed class.  Another opinion 

presented was why prolong the agony because real classes are brutal and will be after one, two or 

even three years. 

Discussion. 6 people have stated that they are planning to attend next year.
Having an open class to develop 1 more year is good thing for our members.

Proposal #2 – Author Karl Colman                                    This rule PASSES.   Favor – 11  

Opposed – 3.

Proposal: Require minimum competition in order to qualify for a Regional Champion trophy
Current Rule – 25. AWARDS
Trophies will be awarded at all events according to participation levels as follows: One trophy for 

every three competitors in a class, rounded to the next whole number. For example, for seven 

competitors, three trophies will be awarded. To be eligible for a year-end award in a class, a 

competitor must have competed in the required number of events in the class. The required number of 

events is determined by the following formula: (no. of events)/2 + 2, rounded to the next whole 

number. Thus, the best 6 events are counted for an 8-event series, 7 for a 9-event series, and 7 

for a 10-event series. In addition to year-end class awards, a Worker of the Year and Novice Driver 

of the Year will be selected.
Proposal A - Add an additional requirement to earn a Regional Champion Trophy.
The new paragraph would read – 25. AWARDS
Trophies will be awarded at all events according to participation levels as follows: One trophy for 

every three competitors in a class, rounded to the next whole number. For example, for seven 

competitors, three trophies will be awarded. To be eligible for a year-end award in a class, a 

competitor must have competed in the required number of events in the class. To receive Regional 

Champion award a competitor must have competed in a class which has 2 or more competitors eligible 

for year-end awards. A Class Winner of an uncontested class will receive a lesser trophy than a 

Regional Champion. The required number of events is determined by the following formula: (no. of 

events)/2 + 2, rounded to the next whole number. Thus, the best 6 events are counted for an 8-event 

series, 7 for a 9-event series, and 7 for a 10-event series. In addition to year-end class awards, 

a Worker of the Year and Novice Driver of the Year will be selected.
Proposal B - Add an additional requirement to earn a Regional Champion Trophy AND make event 

trophies optional instead of required.
The new paragraph would read – 25. AWARDS
Trophies may be awarded at all events according to participation levels as follows: One trophy for 

every three competitors in a class, rounded to the next whole number. For example, for seven 

competitors, three trophies will be awarded. To be eligible for a year-end award in a class, a 

competitor must have competed in the required number of events in the class. To receive Regional 

Champion award a competitor must have competed in a class which has 2 or more competitors eligible 

for year-end awards. A Class Winner of an uncontested class will receive a lesser trophy than a 

Regional Champion. The required number of events is determined by the following formula: (no. of 

events)/2 + 2, rounded to the next whole number. Thus, the best 6 events are counted for an 8-event 

series, 7 for a 9-event series, and 7 for a 10-event series. In addition to year-end class awards, 

a Worker of the Year and Novice Driver of the Year will be selected.
Rationale - Currently there are 7 classes where we have 1 champion out of 1 eligible champion 

(having attended enough events to qualify). Before everyone says this is disparaging to women, 5 of 

the 7 classes with one eligible champion are Open classes and 2 are Ladies classes. The classes 

that would have been affected by this rule in 2016 are CAM-C, IST, NS1, NS3, NSPAXL, NST, and 

OPAXL.
Why make event trophies optional? Because this puts the rule in line with what is already common 

practice. Sometimes we don’t have trophies created for early season events and sometimes trophies 

don’t get brought to events. Therefore the “may be awarded” gives the event officials some 

flexibility. Additionally, we may have budget constraints that would make trophies a nice-to-have 

instead of a must-have. Again, this variation of the rule allows flexibility.
Discussion. Any person that shows up at all events and competes. Should get a championship.
They will still get a trophy


Proposal #3 – Author Keith Brown                 This rule PASSES.  Favor -13  Opposed -1

Proposal - Combine most Ladies Classes into two Indexed Ladies classes, Ladies Index Stock (SL), 

and Ladies Index Non-Stock (NSL).  

Current Rule:
17. NWR SCCA CLASSES
Cars will be classed according to the current National Solo Rules. To provide better competition 

for lightly subscribed classes, certain classes are grouped together based on class similarity and 

National Solo Rules Appendix J (Bumping Order) to form the following Regional classes (each having 

an Open and a Ladies class):
Street 1 (S1/S1L): SS, AS, BS, FS
Street 2 (S2/S2L): CS, ES, EV
Street 3 (S3/S3L): DS, GS, HS
Non-Stock 1 (NS1/NS1L): SSP, ASP, BSP, ESP, SSR
Non-Stock 2 (NS2/NS2L): CSP, DSP, FSP
Non-Stock 3 (NS3/NS3L): All Prepared, Modified, and Kart classes, and FSAE
Non-Stock 4 (NS4/NS4L): STC, STS, STF, STR
Non-Stock 5 (NS5/NS5L): STX, STU, STP
Non-Stock 6 (NS6/NS6L): SM, SSM, SMF
CAM (CAM/CAML): CAM-T, CAM-C, CAM-S
Finishing position within each of these Regional classes will be determined using the current 2016 

National PAX/RTP Index method (Rule 29), as adjusted. Cars entered in these Regional consolidated 

classes will display their appropriate National Solo Rules class designation (AS, CSPL, etc.), not 

the Regional class designation.
The following classes (Open and Ladies) will run as standalone classes, not in one of the Regional 

combined classes: Open PAX and Non-Stock PAX (Rule 18), Non-Stock Street Tire (Rule 19), and Novice 

(Rule 20).
Proposed Rule:
17. NWR SCCA CLASSES
Cars will be classed according to the current National Solo Rules. To provide better competition 

for lightly subscribed classes, certain classes are grouped together based on class similarity and 

National Solo Rules Appendix J (Bumping Order) to form the following Regional classes:
Street 1 (S1): SS, AS, BS, FS
Street 2 (S2): CS, ES, EV
Street 3 (S3): DS, GS, HS
Street Ladies (SL): SS, AS, BS, CS, DS, ES, FS, GS, HS
Non-Stock 1 (NS1): SSP, ASP, BSP, ESP, SSR
Non-Stock 2 (NS2): CSP, DSP, FSP
Non-Stock 3 (NS3): All Prepared, Modified, and Kart classes, and FSAE
Non-Stock 4 (NS4): STC, STS, STF, STR
Non-Stock 5 (NS5): STX, STU, STP
Non-Stock 6 (NS6): SM, SSM, SMF
Non-Stock Ladies (NSL): All Street Touring, Street Prepared, Street Mod, Prepared, Mod and CAM 

Classes
CAM (CAM): CAM-T, CAM-C, CAM-S
Finishing position within each of these Regional classes will be determined using the current 

National PAX/RTP Index method (Rule 29), as adjusted. Cars entered in these Regional consolidated 

classes will display their appropriate National Solo Rules class designation (AS, CSPL, etc.), not 

the Regional class designation.
The following classes (Open and Ladies) will run as standalone classes, not in one of the Regional 

combined classes: Open PAX and Non-Stock PAX (Rule 18), Non-Stock Street Tire (Rule 19), and Novice 

(Rule 20).
Rationale: 
This does not eliminate the existing Pax Ladies classes which would remain as the upper level or 

Pro class.  We had no competitors that completed enough events for the season, with 6 drivers 

competing in 1-4 events (6 drivers in 2015 competing in 1-3 events, with 2 drivers competing in 6-8 

events for the season, but not in a single class).  This is proposed to increase the available 

competition in the ladies classes without requiring them to compete with the Pro level ladies.
Discussion. The purpose of this is to combine ladies classes so that there is more completion with 

each other.
Proposed Wording Revision
Remove “2016” from the first sentence of the second to last paragraph regarding National PAX/RTP 

Index method (Rule 29).  This eliminates a year reference.

Proposal #4 – Author Crystal Stegman                            This rule PASSES.  Favor- 11  

Opposed - 9
Proposed Rule Change: 2017 IST Class to run AM half of the day for every event.
Current Rule: 
21. INTERMEDIATE STREET TIRE CLASSES 
One Intermediate Street Tire class will be provided. Class designation will be IST. Men and women 

eligible for this class will have no more than 2 years of Solo competition experience. 

Participation will be at the discretion of the Assistant RE/Solo. All cars meeting the following 

requirements will be eligible to compete: Vehicles must be licensed and street legal, compete on 

street tires as defined in Rule 16, and pass the safety and tech inspection. Times will not be 

indexed. The year-end champion will not be eligible for this class in subsequent years. 
Proposed Rule:
21. INTERMEDIATE STREET TIRE CLASSES 
One Intermediate Street Tire class will be provided. Class designation will be IST. Men and women 

eligible for this class will have no more than 2 years of Solo competition experience. 

Participation will be at the discretion of the Assistant RE/Solo. All cars meeting the following 

requirements will be eligible to compete: Vehicles must be licensed and street legal, compete on 

street tires as defined in Rule 16, and pass the safety and tech inspection. Times will not be 

indexed. The year-end champion will not be eligible for this class in subsequent years. 

Intermediate Street Tire class will run in the AM session of each event to be able to provide 

drivers with the option of obtaining additional seat/practice time to further their knowledge and 

skill set in a time only PM setting.
Rationale: Author felt that this group of entrants would greatly benefit from being given the 

opportunity to consistently run in the PM group in TO or ITO to gain experience and knowledge from 

the additional seat time. 
Open Discussion:  Some in the group felt that ALL entrants competing would benefit from this same 

opportunity and asked if this was a fair situation.  There was a strong focus on whether this truly 

would benefit this group of people because some in attendance felt that moving directly to the 

‘real’ class would force Novices into reality to understand competition and how an event truly 

works. 
Discussion, IST is proposed as a novice development program so this may be beneficial.
Impact on the worker schedule not knowing if people are going to stay and run the afternoon.
Also could increase the afternoon worker pool.