National Convention – Our region received third place in the website competition. There was lots of discussion regarding drifting events in 2008. Took several people to explain how we are going to obtain insurance sanctions. The age requirement of 18+ is still in place. Dick was able to spend some time with Jamie Cicolese, who is a drifting consultant for SCCA. He competes in drifting events and also teaches drifting schools for SCCA. They are not anticipating any changes in the drifting rules for 2008. Dick appreciated learning this new information, as there will be a drifting school the same day as our Novice school the first weekend in April. There was some discussion regarding the new weekend membership program, it will be a requirement in 2008. Most of the people attending the discussion did not seem to have any problems with this new program, so Dick felt at this point in time the decision had already been made. The “Real” Roger Johnson and Karen Babb gave a course design presentation.
Drifting Report – There is
a full schedule in April. Russell had a
meeting with the manager of the Evergreen Speedway. The first event being held there is April 4th,
so we will not be holding an event on Sunday, April 6th. Les Schwab of
WWSCC Report – Keith was not present, so Karl and Amy tried to fill in the blanks. UW event has been put on hold until they can find a new location. Rulebooks will be printed soon. Slush banquet is coming up in the next few weeks. Event reps are now able to change content on the WW site. Alan is very desperate for content for the wwscc website. He is looking for reports, articles or even photos.
Event #1 – She will be contacting each of the Specialty Chiefs to make sure that everything is getting ready to go. We still need a course designer. Anyone interested please let Jackie or Chris know. Chris will be sending a notice out to the autox list, but was hoping someone from this group may volunteer. They have made arrangements with the new vendor for hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. on site during the event. This is the same organization that will be making lunches for both of the novice schools.
Tight n’ Tidy Pro Solo – Will be held in Packwood on April 19th. The Christmas tree lights need to be returned to the site, so Jerry is hoping that someone with a tow vehicle might be available to bring them with them to the site. Karl and Amy may have room to bring them with them.
Chiefs Needed – Still need a stock Chief of Timing. Without this position, we obviously cannot hold any events, so this is a very important position that needs to be filled.
Annual Tech – There is a restriction in the supplementals that states modified cars do not qualify for annual tech. A motion was made that this restriction be removed and that no class restrictions be applied. Motion passed. Annual tech for 2008 will be held on March 22 at Jim’s Detail Shop in Seatac. Everyone must make an appointment with Charles BEFORE they show up.
Rules Meeting – Dick would like to dedicate the November meeting for presenting rules, but hold off on making the final votes until the December meeting.
Dash Plaques – We seem to be spending a lot of money on dash plaques and end up with a lot of leftovers. We typically have 25-30 remaining. A discussion was held regarding the value of these giveaways. They are very important to new people, and probably shouldn’t be discontinued. We will decrease the number that we purchase to meet the minimum of 50.
Meeting adjourned at
Howard Duncan will be the on-site SCCA person for our NT and Pro Solo events.
One of our members won the Stan Burnett Award for 2007. Congratulations to Jerry Lamb!
Scott Miller suggested that
members of our site committee revisit the site down in
The Corvette High performance event was a success. Val said thank you to Solo for letting them use the Pro Solo tree. It gained a lot of attention and Val felt that we did a good deal of marketing.