WWSCC Report – Coneheads banquet January 19th at FX McRory’s. They are looking for any new officer nominations. TJ has volunteered to be Vice President, Karl Coleman will stay on as President (but will definitely step down if there is another volunteer) Kelly Picasso will stay on as treasurer and Keith Brown will stay on as secretary. There are six rules for review.
Rules proposals for our consideration:
“Individual clubs in all cases may determine which cars they do not consider safe for the event.”
“The Site Representative, Event Chair, or Chief of Tech may determine which vehicles they do not consider safe for the event and/or venue. The vehicle must be accepted by unanimous approval of those 3.
Rationale: “Individual clubs” is vague. The proposed rule assigns responsibility specifically.
8.8 Vehicle Exclusions
The Site Representative, Event Chair, or Chief of Tech may determine which vehicles they do not consider safe for the event and/or venue. The vehicle must be accepted by unanimous approval of these three. Vehicles having high centers of gravity and/or relatively narrow track may be excluded from competition. Such vehicles may include sport utility vehicles, trucks, off-road vehicles, vans, or any vehicle deemed incapable of safely executing typical autocross maneuvers at speed.
Rationale: WWSCC currently has no wording excluding these types of vehicles.
126.96.36.199 Posting of Run Results
Unaudited 1st run results must be posted prior to start of 3rd runs, 2nd run results before the 4th runs, etc. The posting location must be announced at the Driver’s Meeting. Use of a posting board is strongly recommended. A person walking around grid with the results and/or putting the results in a cone is not considered “posting the results.”
Rationale: Currently, run results are not easy to find, nor are they in a consistent location. Competitors often do not know who all of their competitors are until the results have been posted on the web (too late for questions or protests). Posting the results in a location consistent throughout the event will enable the competitors to view them as needed without unnecessary searching.
Did not pass. Would vote yes if amended to read “should” instead of “must.”
This rule was initially only all classes and novice class, that Club and Time Only were not included. This rule has already been discussed and voted on by the clubs earlier this year and this is only the official change proposal.
188.8.131.52 – Instructional Assistance
If a competitor is unable to find the correct route through the course after one or more attempts, he/she may be accompanied by an instructor on a subsequent run. The instructor must have completed all his/her timed runs prior to riding with the “lost” competitor, unless the instructor is competing in the Open Pro or Women’s Pro classes as described in Section 184.108.40.206. If the competitor is a Novice, no penalty will be incurred for taking an instructor on a run. This allowance is subject to amendment at any time according to the requirements of the WWSCC Insurance Provider.
220.127.116.11 – Instructional Assistance
If a competitor is unable to find the correct route through the course after on or more attempts, he/she may be accompanied by an instructor, approved by the Event Chair, on a subsequent run. The instructor must have completed all his/her timed runs prior to riding with the “lost” competitor, unless the instructor is competing in the Open Pro or Women’s Pro classes as described in Section 18.104.22.168. If the competitor is a Novice, no penalty will be incurred for taking an instructor on a run. This allowance is subject to amendment at any time according to the requirements of the WWSCC Insurance Provider.
Add the italicized 5 words.
Tentative schedule – We have a tentative schedule put together. Currently our first region event overlaps the El Toro Pro. Dick is currently trying to swap dates with another club (first weekend in April). Moving another event to Packwood is also an option, but that would make a total of five championship events in Packwood, and three championship events in BMP. It seemed that overall the group felt it would be better to try and keep four events at BMP. It is possible that most of this will not be settled until well into January.
Meeting site – Bill’s BBQ
will no longer be available. Our SCCA
meeting will now be held at Goldie’s in
Voting on supplemental rules – There is nothing that says we cannot hold absentee voting. Dick reminded the group that it would be nice if this issue was addressed sometime sooner than the time between the November and December rules meeting. If you have a plan that can make this happen, then present it now and get it going. Make it an implementable process before it’s too late.
January Elections – The bylaws require that we elect our director each January. Dick Willy has volunteered to run again. Jackie McInnes has volunteered to be his assistant.
Loaning out Club Equipment – A motion was presented to allow Shelbi and Kurt to borrow the PA system for their wedding reception. Kevin will be DJ’ing the event and will be responsible for making sure that all pieces return in the same shape they were in when they were loaned out. This motion was approved.
Specialty Chiefs – Dick is currently recruiting volunteers for a lot of positions. He will be contacting our current Specialty Chiefs to see if they are interested in doing it again in 2008.
NORPAC Divisional Conference – A motion was made to cover the cost for Keith Brown to attend this conference. This will include his airfare, registration fee and hotel. The motion was approved. A second motion was made to also cover the cost of Dick Willy to attend the National convention. This will include his airfare, registration fee and hotel. This motion was also approved.
Weekend Membership Program – This new program has been approved by the SCCA Board of Directors and will be implemented in 2008. This new program would have cost our region $1,000 last year. If we pass the extra $5 on to the non-member, it will require a huge amount of additional work for the administration at each event. For each event Jodi will be clearing the database and people’s address, membership number, etc. will have to be entered each time. This information will then have to be double checked by the people at registration. This subject will be addressed in further detail at the January meeting, so please start thinking about what we are going to do about it. There will be a vote as to whether we pass the additional $5 on to the member, or cover the $5 from our profits.
All suggested rule changes were presented at last month’s meeting. The vote was held this evening. Dick reminded the group that we should vote with the “best interest” of our sport. If we do this, our sport will continue on and be fine.
2008 Supplemental – Proposals
1. Add the following paragraph to Section 21. SCORING of the NWR Solo Supplemental Rules:
Competition Runs: The first three runs at any given event are considered to be the “competition runs”, and only these three runs will be scored for the event and for the year-end awards. Other runs allotted for the day, at the discretion of the event chair are NOT scored although the times will be made available to the competitor.
Three runs are the norm at Solo events including Divisional, National Tour and the Solo National Championships. It is appropriate to adopt this standard for the NWR regional Solo series.
When more than three runs are allotted, auditing of the times can begin while the later runs are performed. The number of runs possible depends on many things including the number of entries, hours of daylight, course length/run time, weather, etc. and is at the discretion of the event chair. These non-competition runs are practice runs and can allow opportunity to take passengers, try a different car setup, different driver, etc.
Per Section 7.3 of the National Solo Rules, “Each driver shall be allowed at least three official timed runs per course. Only the fastest official run per course will be scored.”
Dick asked that one person from the opposing side and one person from the supportive side speak to the argument of this proposal.
Against the motion:
For the motion:
This motion did NOT pass.
2. Ladies Index Class
Combine most Ladies Classes into two indexed Ladies classes, Ladies Index Stock (SL), and Ladies Index Non-Stock (NSL). This does not eliminate the existing PAX Ladies classes which would remain as the upper level or “Pro” class. It does not include Street Tire Ladies.
were a total of 22 ladies that entered one of the classes that would be affected. Of these only 5 attended enough events to
quality for a season trophy, 3 in Stock and 2 in Non-Stock. This does not
included Street Tire or PAX classes.
After posting this on the forum there was some discussion as to why the
street tire class was excluded. Keith
did not have a good response to this question, so he has another alternative
tonight, which adds the Street Tire class with an adjustment of .98 (what the
We voted on the amendment first; whether we use Alternative A or Alternative B.
Alternative A was voted on as major rule.
This motion did not pass.
Drifting Event Supplemental rules – Russell O’Conner who is currently spearheading the NWR Pilot Drift program reminded the group that this is a set of guiding rules that will help form this new program and that things will probably shift around as the program develops. There is an official set of rules, provided by National Office, which will never be taken away, these are supplemental rules that be added to that base set. These supplemental rules were approved. We would like to welcome this new program to the NWR “officially”.
Meeting adjourned at