Report – Event #1 is this Sunday at Everett - UWSAE Dawg Dash. The JA Circuits timer was on order since
October with a May 3rd delivery deadline. He did not meet the deadline and they have
now ordered a Race America system. JAC
was timely in returning the money, but just couldn’t get the order produced in
time for their needs. The schedule is up
on the website. The next event is June 4th
– BEAC Autopilot in
Equipment Report – The bus is now fixed and according to Karl it kicks butt and finally runs as well as it did before we blew up the engine. It tows nicely and climbs hills well. Karl has the bus parked at his house right now. Kevin got most of the things on the trailer fixed, but it still needs new dividers. Brian purchased fire extinguishers and parts for the antenna. By the time he got to Packwood the transmission was working so he isn’t sure if someone already fixed it or not. It’s just a few dollars worth of parts so we will hold on to them to use as spares. We need to purchase batteries for the timing lights and we should replace them for each event. We also need batteries for our small worker radios. Brian has volunteered to purchase a backpack type of blower, along with the batteries. The helmet containers still need to be replaced and the group suggested that we purchase a couple of large plastic containers. Brian will also take care of this.
Thank you Brian for all of your hard work!
2006 Pro Solo – The Pro
Solo – Outlaw practice is scheduled for June 17th it will be chaired
by Bud and Alan. Alan needs to have all
of the Chair positions filled by the end of the month and still needs the
following – Set Up and Tear Down, Registration, and also a Youth Steward. Gretchen has volunteered to cover
Registration and Brian Norton has volunteered to help Stacey with course
set-up. Bud will help try to coordinate with
his volunteer group from Packwood to cover Waivers. Alan would like to come up with some type of
advertisement to reach the people in
Evolution Schools (August 8 – 11) - Just advertising on our local lists Phase One almost filled. Some open spots later in the week for Phase Two but there has been little interest in the Teen Safety Session. Keith is trying to determine if we need an actual person to run the timing equipment. He will be purchasing lunches from Subway. He does not know who the instructors will be but is going to start bugging Jean to figure it out. Phase Three will not be available this year, possibly in 2007. A motion was made and seconded to donate a Phase One school assignment to Angus Low as a thank you for all of the hard work he has done to get us this site.
2006 National Tour – The signed agreement has been returned from National Office. We are going to service the port-a-potties each day and also get a larger dumpster. The port-a-potties will need to be cleaned on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning the weekend of the Pro (ready for Evolution schools in between) then again Friday and Saturday morning of the National Tour weekend. We have a course map that has been submitted to the National Office. Keith will send out an email announcing the T-shirt design contest.
April 22 – 23 (Packwood) – Jake & Shalyn were the event chairs. Holding a split S&S event on Saturday went okay. Unfortunately they did not make it clear that it was a co-hosted event with SCCA. This will be very important if we are going to do this again. Lou Ann has done a quick review of the expenses and they owe us approximately $1300 for the weekend. Sunday’s event went well. The course was great backwards with the exception of the large bump on the back straight. We should make a note of this on the site master. It was also brought up that there were two times that a red flag would have been appropriate. We should make sure that at any events being co-hosted in the future there is a clear safety speech given at the driver’s meeting so that everyone is well aware of all necessary precautions when working on course, etc. It was also brought to our attention by a Safety Steward in attendance that even we should do a better job of explaining these things at our own events. No one is excused to not listen to the course overview. It’s important for ALL entrants to hear this information. We should also add that there is absolutely no sitting down on course, and there are no cell phones allowed on course. It was suggested that the person with the radio and red flag should be referred to as the Corner Captain from now on to imply that they are responsible for making sure that all of the workers know what to be aware of.
Laptop Upgrade – The new laptop is purchased and is working wonderfully.
Solo Bus Storage – Jerry
feels that if Kevin is willing to store the bus inside at his shop for the same
amount of money as the cheapest outside source available we should continue
storing it with Kevin. Jerry has placed
a call into John Forespring regarding obtaining insurance to cover the internal
contents of the bus. If this option is
affordable we may purchase insurance in the future. The group felt that
Equipment Rental from PCA/BSCC – Both of these groups have agreed to rent the cones to SCCA for $75 an event.
May 28 (BMP) – Amy and Karl are the event chairs. Karl says that everything is going well. Enrique reminded us that he will not be in town that weekend and will need help covering the afternoon half of the day and tearing down the equipment. We will be using the PCA course backwards. Everything will be set-up and ready to go so everything should be a piece of cake.
Test and Tune – Keith has very informally talked to Angus regarding a test and tune event on a Friday prior to one of our events. The idea is that the event would be held using very specific elements and it would be for TESTING not a competition. If anyone is interested in chairing an event of this type, please let Jerry know.
Extra Timing Lights –
Enrique reminded us that we discussed ordering another pair of timing heads so
that we have a backup ready to go in case of an incident. Jerry will call and order them next week.