|Trailer Clean-Out||Apr 25, 2016|
The first event will be here before we know it so now is the time to get the equipment trailer cleaned out, organized and everything inventoried for the coming season. Darryl and I will be cleaning out and organizing the trailer this Saturday, April 30th at Darryl's house beginning around 10 am. If you can spare a few hours Saturday morning to help us it would be greatly appreciated. Let Darryl or me know if you can help out and if you need Darryl's address.
|Drive a Shelby GT350!||Apr 18, 2016|
|The Ford Motor Company is inviting
us to an exculsive Shelby GT350 consumer track event at Pocono
Raceway. After a ride-along with a Ford Performance Racing
School Insturctor, you can move to the driver's seat for several laps
behind the wheel of a 2016 Shelby GT350 or Shelby GT350R!
The event will take place Thursday May19th between 1:00 and 5:00pm. To register, follow these instructions:
|Solo Safety Steward Class||Apr 12, 2016|
Reminder. This Saturday is the opening day laps at the Glen. We will meet at 08:30 at the corner of Routes 96 and 38. Just North of Owego. Something differnt this year will be the addition of Sunshine!
Doug Binder has offered us a SOLO Safety Steward class. The class will be Saturday the 23rd in Ithaca. Exact time is still TBD. We always need Solo Safety Stewards. If you are interested please let Brian or I know as soon as possible. Currently only Rob, Brian and I are SS Stewards. If two of us are unable to make it (I'm not at the first event) the Safety Steward is not allowed to race. We can always use the help.
|SCCA doings||Apr 8, 2016|
Hi all; .
The Trans-Am series (http://gotransam.com/),
Formula Atlantic, Formula 1600 and the Formula 2000 series (http://www.f2000championshipseries.com/)
will be racing at the Glen on May 14-15. This is not open to
and your SCCA credentials will not get you in. Dave Cole is
help at the event. This is your chance to not only get in for
find yourself right on pit road. Time is running out to get
this done so
get with Dave so he can get the credentials. This is an
opportunity to get involved on a low key weekend and see if this is for
you. Contact Dave through Facebook or get ahold of me and I
will pass on
his information. The TransAm series is a great series and this is your
chance to see them locally.
|Schedule||Mar 22, 2016|
Although the contracts are not
yet in place it looks like we
are set for SUNY B on; May 29, June 12 and August
13,14. I am still
hoping to find something for July. Have e-mails out to
speedway. Likewise we’ll have OOR events with the Glen
Vette club will hold their annual autocross at Cherry Valley on July 10th.
There has been some discussion in the latest Fastrack news with regards to re-classification of Street class cars. Here is a listing of the proposals. Keep it tuned here and I‘ll have more information as the season approaches.
|Party!||Feb 14, 2016|
It's almost time. Saturday March 5th is the SNYR party at DeGennaro's (www.de-gennaros.com) in Endicott. Arrrival is 6:30 and Dinner is at 7 followed by awards. Please RSVP to Brian or Darryl. I'll also create an event on Facebook so you can reply there.
If you're an award winner (listed) please try to attend or make arrangements to pick up your award. They are class specific so we really want to give them to the winner. See you Saturday March 5th.
|Meeting results||Feb 2, 2016|
A quick note to say thank you to those who came out to our meeting Saturday night. We have the best members. We got a lot done and I'm really looking forward to the changes we're going to implement for 2016. Hopefully we will streamline our day to allow for more runs.
Our awards party will be Saturday March 5th at DeGennaro's in Endicott. We'll have Joey's custom pizzas, wings, salad and pasta, plus dessert. The awards will be handed out and a few door prizes given out. I'll be sending an email invite to those who won. Please try and attend or make arrangements for someone to pick-up your award so we don't have to mail it. Prices have gone up so we will be taking $5.00 to $10.00 dontaions toward your dinner. This is optional so if you cannot donate that is ok.
|Year end party info and Daytona||Jan 25, 2016|
The year end results are
up. Remember, you needed to attend 4 events total with at
least 2 of
those events being in region events. There were 13 class
winners who will
be recognized MARCH 5th
at DeGennaro’s in
Endicott. Same location as last year. We will be
gathering at 6:30
with dinner at 7:00. Pizza, wings, ziti and salad.
drinks are on the club, alcoholic drinks are on you. All
will receive their awards and we will have a chance to enjoy a night of
racing. To all of you, this night is for anyone who ran an
us. You do not need to be a member of our region to win a
class or attend
Second; As many of you know, this weekend is the 24hours of Daytona. Starting at 3:00 the Rolex/Tudor Series will be running twice around the clock at Daytona. This is a holiday weekend for me (yes I’m a little nuts). With that, if anyone is available to come to my house Saturday we will have a 2016 season organizational meeting. This is a chance for those who want to move toward a position in the region to meet and learn some of the paperwork and duties involved. I know this is short notice but hopefully you will be able to make it. The region will pick up the munchies. I’m thinking around 6:00pm.
If you can make it please let
me know ASAP as we need enough
to make it worth the time. Hopefully we can get organized and
our event requests
completed and sent to the SCCA for certification. I would
also like to
take a look at updating our by-laws. I’m in between Owego and
Valley. If you are interested please e-mail me or instant
message me on
face book (I’ll create an event) and I will send you my
address. Hope to
see you Saturday or the 5th.
|Final in-region event||Sept 21, 2015|
Sunday will be our final in
region event. We will be at the Shops of Ithaca on Catherwood
Ithaca. We will be located behind Target. To
access the lot you
will have to go to the left side of the mall (around Dicks Sporting
along the back road. If you are trailering your vehicle we
ask that you drop
your car off and leave the trailer and tow vehicle in the
lot. We will be on-site by 07:45 if you would like to help
Registration closes at 09:00. This is our last event and the
looks great so don’t be late.
See you Sunday.
|2-day Event this weekend||Aug 4, 2015|
almost time! This
weekend is the 2-day Dash at SUNY Binghamton. The Southern
Club kicks off the weekend Saturday morning. This is a SNYR
and because it is a 'vette club event you will not have to
work. Sunday we
will be back at it again with the Precision Touch Detailing Day 2
Besides this being another SNYR points event it will also
second day for the weekend awards. Each class winner with the
will be awarded a trophy. There will also be a trophy for the
two day FTD
Precision Touch will be awarding one lucky entrant a detailing. On Sunday Mike McNeal from Matthews will also be there with a new MX-5. As usual, registration closes at 09:00. Those wishing to leave a car or trailer in the lot may do so. I will provide emergency contact information to Campus Law Enforcement. See you this weekend.
|Cherry Valley this weekend||July 15, 2015|
SOLO scheduled? Drive
North to Cherry
Valley and join the Southern Tier Corvette Club for their annual event
Cherry Valley park. Here
with all of the details. Registration
opens at 08:30 and closes at 09:30.
will not be there this year but can tell you from prior events that it
great day. The
track is small but
amazingly fast. There
are two or three
cones on the whole course so that helps with the penalty's. If you haven’t been to
this event make an
effort to get there. You
Two Day SOLO! Saturday August 8th is the Southern Tier Corvette Club event at SUNY Binghamton with our event being on Sunday the 9th. Sunday's event is being sponsored by Precision Touch Detailing. Abby will be on hand taking pictures and answering any questions about detailing. We will have two day awards for class winners as well as overall two day FTD. This always come down to a few tenths difference for the title. More details coming.
Event #2 tomorrow!
|June 6, 2015|
It's time for Event #2!. Sunday's the day and we'll be at SUNY Binghamton Lot "M." Registration closes at 09:00 so don't be late. All of the usual rules and regulations apply. We're always looking for help so if you want to learn how to set up timing, learn registration, or tech cars just be there at 07:30am and we'll be glad to show you.
See you then!
First Event this Sunday
|May 27, 2015|
A special Thank You to all who made Sundays event a great one. There were 40 entries with several being first timers. In the end John M. and his EVO took FTD by a sizeable margin. Rob P. continued his PAX ways in taking those honors. Results and PAX are up on our Results page. Cheryl will also copy them to the FaceBook Page.
Just a reminder that our next event is in two weeks back at SUNY. Also make your plans now for the June 6hr IMSA race weekend. We can all go up as a group if interested.
First Event this Sunday
|May 19, 2015|
Green Flag this weekend!. Yep, SUNY graduation is over and we can hold our first event. This Sunday (5/24), we will be on site around 7:30am for set up. Registration opens at 08:00am and closes at 09:00am. You need to be in-line by 09:00am. Drivers meeting around 09:30 and hopefully first car off at 10:00. Now some info.
No open toed shoes for workers on course.
Your competing is an all day commitment.. We are off site by 5:00 at the latest.
Youth under 16 need to have a parent waiver. We can do a waiver for the whole season if both parents are present.
Helmets with a Snell SA 2000 rating are the oldest rated helmets allowed. Check SCCA.org >SOLO for your car's classification. There have been a few changes so don't assume you're still in the same class.
All cars must have a number. We will have shoe polish and blue tape available.
Have your SCCA member number and or card available. We are not checking memberships this week but please make sure you are current.
Event Fee: Non-members $40.00 / Members $25.00.
Please see below if you'd like to pre-register for the season.
See you Sunday!
Pre-registration for the 2015 season
|May 13, 2015|
Once again this year you can pre-register for the season by filling out this form on-line. Remember that information is not kept from year to year, so you must register for the 2015 season either on-line or at your first event. This will give us the information we need to put you in the system for this season. Please make sure you fill out the car class and number on the form. Once you have submitted this form on-line, you should receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours. Please re-register if you don't receive a confirmation.
If you register for the season on-line, you can print our short registration form, fill it out and bring it with you to register for the event. If you would prefer not to enter your information on-line, you can print the long registration form, fill it out, and bring it with you. This will save time at the registration tent and get us started a little faster.
IMSA Race at the Glen
|May 5, 2015|
I have been talking with Rob
at the Glen and he wanted me
to pass on to everyone the following two opportunites.
These are for the June 6hr IMSA race. I have attended for the
past 15 years and
would be happy to assist if you have never gone.
For those who have attended, here is an
opportunity to park inside the track and save a little money. Remember that to park
inside of the track you
will need to take
advantage of these
offers or the Corvette Corral, otherwise inside the track parking is
Please contact me with any questions.
Info for the 24th event coming soon!
|May 3, 2015|
Wanted to take a minute to
recognize the members of the
Bearcat Motorsports SAE Formula team.
you haven't seen their creation, check out one the the links below. Michelle and her teammates
car and made it to New Hampshire Motor speedway for the 2015 SAE
The team took 5th place in
the Electric Division. This
was the first time the car was on the
track! Please take
congratulate the team. As
SAE members only pay the $10.00 insurance fee when running one of our
Remember our first event is
at SUNY Binghamton Sunday May
24th. More to come
|April 17, 2015|
We are adding the following Glen Region events as our Out Of Region Events. The points earned at these events will count towards our region's championship.
July 11th at Elmira College Domes
September 12th at Watkins Glen International North Paddock (tentative)
Oct 4th at Watkins Glen International North Paddock
|March 24, 2015|
Although the weather is not exactly looking like SOLO weather, here is a quick update.
As of now, we are signing the contracts with SUNY for May 24, June 7 and August 8th and 9th. We are also set for September 27th at the Shops at Ithaca Mall. July is open but maybe something will come up. I'm also in touch with the Glen Region about OOR events between the two regions.
Saturday April 18th and Sunday the 19th is the Glen's Opening Day. We have gone up for the last couple of years. If you're not aware, Opening Day at the Glen allows clubs and groups to take laps around the Glen as a group. Although paced, they can be fun and exciting. I will be out of town that weekend so if someone would like to head up our annual trek to the Glen let me know.
Lastly, I would like to have
a meeting/trailer cleaning
and sorting at my house sometime in late April or early May. Stay tuned here for more
|March 24, 2015|
Thanks to everyone that participated in the STCC events in 2014 to help us be able to raise money to make these contributions:
New York State Veterans Home (see
|Feb 10, 2015|
time and we need your help. Our year end
party is Friday February 20th. Thank
you to those of you who
have already responded. Unfortunately we have not heard from several of
you. At this point we are close to having to make a decision
or not we hold the party. Please let us know if you
attending. There were 17 class winners this year. I
hope that all
of you are able to make it. We’ll have your award at the
well as a few small door prizes. So let us know if you can
|Jan 29, 2015|
We will hold our party Friday February 20th in Endicott at DeGennaro's catering. I've heard from a few of you but need to ask for replies so we can prepare. Please respond to my(email@example.com) or Brian's (firstname.lastname@example.org) e-mail or to the SNYR web host. Likewise I'll drop it onto facebook. Remember, this is not just for our members but for anyone who ran an event with us. Of course guests and families are invited. We will give out our awards as well as a few door prizes.
The annual Speedworld Show is scheduled for February 27 to March 1st at the Oakdale Mall. As always we will be looking for help to stand at the table. Steve Spano of the Glen Region is going to try and bring one of his cars to the mall for us. Let's get as many of us as possible to spread the word about SOLO. Even if you can only spare an hour we would love to have you.
Lastly! We are looking at purchasing a new timing system. The wireless system will give us more flexibility in course design. More info to come.
See you Friday the 20th.
|Jan 1, 2015|
Don't forget, the annual Speedworld Show at the Oakdale Mall will be coming up soon. We do not have the date yet but it is usually the first or second weekend in March.
Lastly, this weekend is the 24hours of Daytona. Check the website IMSA.com for TV coverage. It is a great race for sportscar fans.
More to come, keep a watch here as we prepare for 2015.
|Nov 6 , 2014|
Welcome to the Off- Season. The season ended and I wanted to get out the final points to all. We had a total of 15 class winners. To qualify for a class championship a competitor needed to make at least 4 of our events (OOR and In-region). A total of six events were counted toward the final points standings. Here is a quick listing of winners.
Congratulations to all of our class champions. The party will be in February so plan on attending. Thank You to all for a great season.
If you did not see it, the press had a nice write-up on Michelle Digiacomo and her efforts to start a Formula SAE team. Check out the story here
If you can help Michelle in any way I’m sure she’d love to hear from you. Drop Brian or I a line and we’ll make sure to get it to Michelle.
Ice Racing is up next, Weather permitting. See
you all soon.
Event ReCap and Events to Come..
|Oct 4 , 2014|
Greetings to all of our members and friends. Last Sunday saw 40 drivers take time at the Shops of Ithaca Mall. Nine runs and off-site by 3:30 made for a great event. It was a beautiful day with plenty of sun and plenty of action. There were several close class battles but the closest battle of the day came down to FTD. Rob P. pulled out a last minute FTD run in his MX5 beating out Doug B's 325i. Rob ran a 37.136 to Doug's 37.173. Collin R, Peter L, John M and Dave R all came close with 37 second runs.
Thank You to all came out for a safe and fun day as well as a great season. There is still one more chance for points as the Glen will be hosting a OOR event for us at Watkins Glen on Sunday the 5th. There are restrictions as to entering the track so please check the Glen's site before you go.
BIG BLOCK MODIFIED RACING! A few of us will be going to the Syracuse Super Dirt Week race on Oct 11th and 12th. This is a fantastic race weekend. Although my schedule is flexible I 'd love to invite anyone along. Race details can be found here -------> http://www.superdirtweekonline.com/
To see a video we shot in 2008 of the start check this out. 46 Big Block Modifieds make for an exciting 200 lap race. Check it out here --------> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVKefeGaOrw
Let me know if your interested in coming along 1 or both days.
See you at the races! Darryl
|Sept 22 , 2014|
This weekend! SOLO at the Shops at Ithaca Mall. This Sunday will be our last in-region event at the Shop at Ithaca Mall. We'll be behind target. Remember that the road on the Target side will be closed so when you enter the mall go to the left side (By Dicks) to get around to the back lots. As always registration closes at 09:00 with a small fee for late registrants. The weather looks beautiful and this is an out of region event for the Glen region so arrive early as we may have a large turn-out.
Now for a few specials details surrounding this event. In the past the mall has received complaints of parking issues. We really want to work with the mall so there will be a few new policies.
- Trailers: If you tow, you will need to unload your car and equipment in the pits. The truck and trailer will need to be pulled over to the lot below Sears. We just don't have the room for all of the trucks and trailers.
- Pits: Please make every effort to take only one parking space. We will have some room in the aisle so you can place your items and equipment in the parking space and let your car extend slightly into the aisle. Park with your friends and share tents and space.
- Handicap Spots: Even though there are a few handicap spots in our pit area, we must keep them open. No one is to park in these spots.
Thanks in advance for your help with this, we just cannot afford to loose another site. As always... contact Brian or I with questions.
Event ReCap and Upcoming Events
|Aug 28, 2014|
It was a great two day Vette/SCCA weekend at SUNY B. We had a total of 80 entrants over the two days. 30 of those participated in both days. Thank You to all involved in making this a great, safe and competitive weekend.
Saturday’s top honors went to John M who pulled out the FTD on his last Run. John’s EVO beat out Jason’s M3 by .355 seconds with Pat B’s Vette another .29 back. PAX on Saturday went to Rob P in the MX-5. Sunday saw PA member Mark E take FTD honors in his Z06. Jason was close behind for FTD and John M was also in the running. Pax on Sunday also went to Mark making it a top honors Sunday sweep. As for the two day awards it was extremely close. John M beat out last year’s winner Jason by a mere 0.004 seconds. After two days and 16 runs they were separated by the smallest of margins. Third place two day honors went to Pat B. The two day PAX honors went to Rop P with his 1st on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday. Russ S came in second in the Ford Focus ST.
Our next event is an Out of Region Points event at the Watkins Glen Media lot. This event is hosted by the Glen Region and will be on September 14th. For more details see their site at Glen-Scca.org. Our next in region event will be at the Shops of Ithaca on the 28th of September. Mark you calendar’s now!
Two Day Event this Weekend
|Aug 5 , 2014|
TWO DAYS OF SOLO!
As in years past, each day will be 25.00 for members of either club. If you are not a member it is 40.00. If you attend Saturday as a non SCCA or STCC club member and pay the 40.00 you’ll receive a weekend membership meaning that Sunday will be only 25.00. Registration closes both days at 09:00am so don’t be late!
Anyone wishing to help is more than welcome to be there by 08:00 for set-up and tech inspections.
See you this weekend
Cherry Valley this Sunday
|July 10, 2014|
This Weekend it's the Southern Tier Corvette Club Cherry Valley Autocross. If you've never been to Cherry Valley its a fast little go-kart track. The Vette club runs the event so you don't have to work. There s also slim chances of hitting cones as there are on a few on the course. Come on out and fun. There's usually a limited number of cars so we have a great day. Lets show the Vette's what we can do. Here is the flier with the details.
See you Sunday.
|June 16, 2014|
Another beautiful weekend greeted us as we held our
test-n-tune on Saturday and Event #2 Sunday. Saturday saw a
lot of seat time for the two run groups. Hopefully that
helped some as Sunday saw 43 entrants sign in. Unfortunately
the lot was not as excited to see us, and by the afternoon a large
sharp edged hole had appeared. With no other options, the
course was changed and the morning runs were all we got for
points. Unfortunately run group 1 got their afternoon runs in
before the change. Run groups 2 and 3 had an altered course
that was faster. Basically an afternoon of fun runs.
DON’T FORGET! The IMSA series is holding its 6hour race at the Glen the weekend on June 28/29. This weekend will feature the Prototype Lites series, Porsche GT3 Challenge Series, Lamborghini Cup series, the Continental Challenge series and the Tudor series. I’ll be going up all day Saturday and Sunday. Check out IMSA.Com for more information. Rob Roessel from the Glen has offered to get our tickets orders. See the flier. You can call Rob at: (607) 535-2486 ext 351. You can e-mail me with questions at Lindsaydj@earthlink.net. See you all at the races.
Last Event Re-cap and Next Events
|June 1, 2014|