Glenn has made the transition over to the
new server for the mailing list. Thank you Glenn for all of your
Equipment Report – Brian would like to know if there is anything that we need to begin the season. He is aware of batteries, and post-it notes. The bus still needs a radio, which he will take care of in the next couple of weeks. Everything that has been repaired is working well. The tabs expire the end of February. Lou Ann has the invoice and will take care of it and contact Brian to hand over the new ones.
Operations Chair – Dick has volunteered to
be our Solo Chair, not just cover administrative activities.
Coneheads Banquet – The event was a huge
success and fun was had by all in attendance. Thanks to Keith and
Kristi for all of their continual hardwork.
2007 Specialty Chiefs –
Course – David Lewis
Waivers – Erika Cowan will covering Stock. Still need non-stock.
Equipment – Brian Norton
Timing – Glenn Austin and Enrique Garcia
Workers – Keith and Kristi Brown
Scoring – Jodi Fordahl
Registration – Jason Spore or Dick Willy may be interested
Tech – Mary Lee has volunteered to cover the stock half of the day.
Grid – Glenn may be interested.
Trophies – Amy Olson
Novice Chair – Jackie McInnes and Chris
March 25 (BMP) – Jake and Shalyn
April 1 (BMP) – Joel Ferguson
May 19- 20 (Packwood) – East/West challenge to be run by a NWR Member only.
May 27 (BMP) – Gretchen Everett – Jodi Fordahl
June 23- 24 (Packwood) – Scott Miller; Event – Jerry Lamb will cover the practice on Saturday
July 14 – 15 (Packwood) – Amy and Karl; Event – Ron Bauer will cover the practice on Saturday.
July 22 (BMP) – Mary Lee/Randy Ayers
August 18 – 19 (Packwood) – National Tour
August 25 - 26 (Packwood Pro Solo) - Keith and Kristi Brown
September 2 (BMP) – Dick Willy
October 21 (BMP) – Jackie McInnes/Kevin
National Tour (Packwood) August 18 – 19 –
Still need an event chair. Jackie is willing to help someone out with
the event activities, but she is going to be out of town for a majority of
the planning time so she will need someone to handle everything while she is
Pro Solo – Keith and Kristi Brown will
chair. Kristi has already lined up several of the Chiefs. Jim
Daniels is considering whether he is willing to design the courses for us
this year. The Nationals requirements are more stringent this year.
Corvette & HP Show – Was held last weekend.
Thank you to Lou Ann for covering Saturday for Val Korry.
SCCA Team Competition – Mark Snell is
administering a season team competition for this season. This is not
being run by the region, so if you are interested in participating in this
program please contact Mark directly.
Pro Solo Series – Alan Dahl said that he is
not willing to do anything for this series. Jerry wrote up a set of
rules. We may not all agree with his rules, so we need to hold a
discussion to cover this. Anyone running just the National event will not be
included in the points. Some of the rules include the following; 32
people in the open challenge, 8 people in the Ladies challenge, and 8 people
in the Bonus challenge. No more than 8 per class allowed in the
challenge. A discussion was held as to whether or not there should be
a PAX class and how this will be administered.
Site Etiquette - At the first slush event in
Everett there was a blatant smoky burnout in the pit area. This person
was not an actual competitor but was with a group of people who were.
Scott did some research and discovered that this person was not aware of the
rules and felt that this was “absolutely reasonable” behavior based on his
past experiences with auto clubs. Scott has been watching the forum
list and the Scion club has actually been attacking this person for fear of
getting their club ousted. Scott feels that we should be doing
something to help explain very clearly what our expectations are while they
are on private property viewing these events. Whether we hand
something out or just place a sandwich board at the waiver gate, he feels
that something should be done to address this issue. Keith Brown felt
that this was really a WW issue for events that are being held on the
Everett. Jerry reminded the group that we should also have something
made up for Packwood that reminds people to stay on the correct side of the
cones, no burnouts, no-alcohol, etc.
Packwood – While Kevin, Amy and Karl were
looking at properties in the Packwood area they heard from one of the locals
that there people who are not pleased with the amount of noise that is being
produced by our racing groups. They felt that to help ensure our
opportunity to continue racing at this site we should enforce some type of
db limit to control the noise. After a discussion Greg Fordahl
suggested that we bring a sound meter to our first event and test the cars
that are currently running, so that we are not just randomly coming up with
some number. To measure this, the meter should be 50 feet from the car
running at full throttle. It was also brought up that we should
consider the PA system. We should watch how the speakers are being placed
and also think about dropping the speakers down by about 3’ which would
Three Run from Competition – Kevin proposed
that we go to a format similar to what is happening in Oregon and only count
the first three runs for the day’s competition. He realizes that he
strongly disagreed with this when it was discussed in the past, but after
thinking about it now he feels it’s really a good idea. As long as any
runs beyond the first three are not recorded it would not be a problem for
the scoring software. Moving to this format would help expedite the
audit process, and also get the trophy presentation going sooner. It
was discussed that a competitor would still be responsible for working their
entire session whether they chose to take all of their runs or not. A
formal motion was made to change to a three-run format with only the first
three runs counting towards the final competition score for all SCCA
championship events. A long discussion was held. A couple of
people felt the timing of this vote was not appropriate as the motion was
made outside of our “typical” rules meeting in December, but the majority
felt that as long as the vote was taken before the first event it could
still be added to our 2007 supplementals. Another suggestion was made
that this become a policy rather than a rule so it would be left up to each
event chair to decide the number of runs counted, but the group felt that if
this change was made it would only be fair if it was done at every event,
and not left to a random decision. A vote was taken and passed and
this new procedure will be administered starting at the April 1st
Annual Tech – The first annual tech will be
held at Jim’s Detail Shop in Sea-tac on March 4th between 10:00 a.m and 2:00
p.m. Appointments will be made every 15 minutes. Mary will
announce this information to the public group.
Novice School – There will be a Novice
school held on March 31st at BMP. The ground school will be
held the same day as the school, there will be no prior day activity.
Pre-registration will be required, there will be NO on-site registration.
The cost will be $50 per person and will include entry to the event on April
Trophies – It’s time to start thinking about
trophies and Amy would like to confirm that Fordahl Motorsports and Jim’s
Detail shop will continue being our region sponsorships. Both
Kevin and Greg agreed they will be back for the 2007 season.
Evolution Schools – There is now a timetable
to participate with the new ownership and they are asking for some specific
information. They would like to know which classes we would like to
participate in. Keith asked Kevin to clarify what the “Extreme” class
details. Kevin felt this class was still very new and hasn’t been finalized
enough that we can be comfortable offering it. Keith feels that we can
easily fill two Phase Ones, two Phases Twos, and one Challenge class.
Safety Stewards – We are definitely in need
of additional Safety Stewards. We will be holding a school in March
anyone that is interested please contact Gretchen Everett. Gretchen
will put together some criteria on who is eligible to be a Safety Steward
and will make an announcement to the list.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:04 p.m.