WWSCC Report – Enduro was held on August 10th at Sanderson Airfield. The next event will be on September 28th – Dog Dash (UW) at BMP. The site will be shared with a drifting event on the opposite end. The Sportscar Spectacular will be held on October 26th at BMP.
Report – On 7/25 they held an invitation only event with 12 total drivers. The goal was to test a really fast course and see how it worked out. The secondary goal was to support the Trials
program which received all of the proceeds).
Thanks to Mark McCluskey, Dick Willy, and Jay Schuler for all of their
support for this event. 27th they held a NWR drifting event on the
opposite of the site from the Solo event happening. There were 28 drivers.
Since the gate was open all day due to the Solo event, Russell made a bigger
effort to control the crowd/spectators.
He tallied up to 100 spectators and there were no incidents. The
organizational aspects of the events are improving and things are becoming much
more efficient. Thanks to Jodie LeCoque
and Dick Willy for Safety Stewarding the event.
The Formula D group gave our group a free booth and their event on
August 9th. Lots of good PR
for the SCCA group as not many people are familiar with this new program. Russell also had a chance to speak with a few
Event #6 – 132 entrants were in attendance. Everyone received four runs. The event went really well, although the course was a bit tight in certain sections. We were off site by , so Enrique was not taken away by the Homeland Security.
– TJ & Jackie have been working on the Test n’ Tune event being held on
Friday. The course needs to be set-up
and ready to go by
National Office has given us some flexibility in how we sell tickets. TJ has been working to get key positions
filled before the event begins. We are
still looking for a driver for the Solo Bus (Friday morning). The region will be providing the equipment
and all of the people to run the event, so we will be receiving 75% of the
proceeds. National office waived any
late entry fees for this event, so if someone has not entered yet, they should
not hesitate to do so. Dick Willy
reminded us that Cindy Jensen will not be in charge of this event, since Howard
Duncan will be on-site and running everything. Apparently, there are some
issues for the cone clinic that will be held before the test n’ tune, concerning
scheduling and course design. Keith has
been discussing things with Junior and is trying to keep Jackie and Dick in the
loop as much as possible. Bud has been
incredible in working with all of the volunteers from the
Pro Solo Report – Jim Mueller has stepped up to be our Chief of Waivers. Everything else is falling into place. The Merry Mountaineers will be covering our Friday night social dinner. If we wanted too, we could offer beer with this meal, although any alcoholic beverages must be kept inside the building. A decision was made to leave the dinner with water and soft drinks. The course is being designed by Jim Daniels. Keith will be putting out a call for volunteers to help cover the challenges, as this will be a responsibility of our region.
Evolution Schools – There are plenty of openings for the Challenge class being held on Tuesday. The remainder of the classes are filling nicely. The instructors will be Ann & Andy Hollis, Tom Kotzian, Karl Coleman and Glen Hernandez. Lunches will be provided by the Blue Spruce. There will be a skid pad set up in the back corner.
Packwood Lighting – Nothing has been accomplished with this situation yet. We are trying to determine if this will happen before this weekend.
Defribrillator – Keith Brown shared information that Kristi Brown learned while purchasing this unit for her place of work. The price will be about $2000 for one defribillator, a water proof case and two sets of usage equipment. Any training will be above and beyond this cost. Training for 10 people will be approximately $450. The unit they are looking at has a seven year warranty and it’s the most rugged unit they sell in the price range. This is a commercial unit, which will be stored on the Solo bus, so this will be an important part of the purchase decision. A motion was made and passed to spend up to $2500 for this unit.
Cop Car Challenge – Dick and Alyson have contacted all the small city organizations, since all of the larger cities are not interested. The Chief of Lewis County is interested, but mainly because he lives in Packwood. So at this moment, we have a total of one person willing to participate. It seems that the economy has deterred these precincts from sending cars all the way to Packwood. Dick suggested that we invite this gentleman down with the understanding that he is the only one and let him decide if he wants to run or not.
WWSCC $100 penalty rule – appeal: During the Autopilot event, there was a gentleman that spun before the start and ran over the cables. This person felt that the rule only applied to the finish lights, not the start lights. He even went as far as appealing this at the WW meeting. A motion was made that the fine be reduced to $50, but this was retracted since he was not a member and had no power to make a motion. This was an event being hosted by BEAC, so BEAC now owes WW $100. This rule has not been added to supps, so this should happen as soon as possible. SCCA should understand that this person has not paid the fine and can consider not allowing his entry into our events.
A discussion was held and Several suggestions were discussed. the first being we wait and see the position that beac takes with this person. a second suggestion was made that we carefully consider our position since this person may be competing in scca events in the future. in general, our group felt that not paying this fine is serious. people felt this entrant should understand exactly how two separate clubs feel about this situation and specifically, the fact that his resistance to pay this fine is being taken under serious consideration. A motion was made that anyone not paying any penalty fees for any infractions at an scca event or ww event be banned from future scca events. The motion was approved.
Pro Solo – A motion was made that we donate an entry to next year’s Pro Solo for those willing to volunteer for working the challenge.
National Tour – A motion was made that we offer a full season’s worth of entries to our NWR regional series as a door prize for the banquet on Saturday night.
Meeting was adjourned at