SNYR SCCA

Sunday's Event

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.

Darryl

Event ReCap and Upcoming Events

Aug 28, 2014  

Hi;

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.

Upcoming:
Friday the 5th of September is Vintage weekend at Watkins Glen.  All weekend nearly 400 cars will be racing at the track.  Everything from pre-war cars to wild Prototypes of the ALMS series make their way to the glen.  This is one of the largest vintage races in North America.  On Friday  the village of Watkins Glen host the Vintage festival.  Several of us find our way to the village for the Friday Festival.  If you’re interested in the track or the Friday Festival drop me a line.

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!
This weekend you’ll have the chance to double your solo fun.  This Saturday and Sunday it’s the Southern NY Region / Southern Tier Corvette Club Challenge at SUNY Binghamton Lot “M”.  Different from last year, the Saturday event will be our SCCA event and Sunday's will be run by the Corvette Club.  Both days will have the SCCA classifications and rules.  There will be trophys for best two day times in all classes, and the overall FTD champion (compliments of the Corvette Club). 

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
Darryl

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.
Darryl

Event Re-Cap

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.
John M’s EVO took FTD for the morning runs but Jason L. came close finishing a mere .5 seconds back for second overall.  “H” street was the closest battle of the day with Daniel L. finishing .202 seconds ahead of Mike D.   PAX honors for the day went to Rob P.  All results, including the afternoon’s fun runs, are posted.
Our next event will be the two day August event with the Corvette Club.  Don’t forget the Vette club's autocross at Cherry Valley on July 13th.

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  

Greetings,
Just a quick re-cap from last week and info about this weekend’s events.  41 entrants took times on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.  Although the Subaru contingent was away at a wedding, we still had some very close class races.  There were 3 father son battles, with the Sr. Raymond and Sr. Seidel taking the wins for the dads.  Rob P in his 06 MX-5 was the class of the field with a 47.479.  Pat B with his 66 Vette came close with a 48.201 and with a 48.524 Dave R rounded out the top three Raw Time Scores.  The closest class battle also happened to be our largest class.  SSM saw 6 entries with Pat B and Dave R being separated by a mere .323 seconds.  PAX went to the G Street Ford Focus ST of Russ S. with a raw time of 49.093 equating to a PAX time of 39.569.
Next up is the Saturday Test-n-Tune and Sunday’s event at SUNY B.  For Saturday we will be there at 08:00 and the first car off should be by 09:00.  The cost will be $15.00 for members of the SCCA and $25.00 for non-members.  For non-members who come on Saturday, your weekend membership entitles you to pay the members price of $25.00 for Sunday’s event.
There will be two run groups.  The course will be the same course we had last weekend.  We’ll have two sessions per run group.  The length of the run sessions will be determined based on the number of cars we have.  We’ll also have members available to ride along and instruct.  Sunday will be a normal event with a new course.  Question?  Drop Brian or I a note.
Darryl

This Sunday

May 21 , 2014  

OPENING DAY! This Sunday is our first in-region event at SUNY Binghamton, Lot M. We should be on-site a little after 7:00. Registration opens at 08:00. As always help is greatly appreciated as well as moves the event along. I will need 4 people to assist with tech inspection. We will again have a drive thru 2 lane tech. As for other help we’ll need set-up assistance. The weather is looking great for Sunday so hopefully we’ll see you all then.

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 2014 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.    

Darryl

First Points Event this Sunday

May 13 , 2014  

Just a quick Reminder.  This Sunday is the Glen Region's opener and our first points event.  The event will be held at the Watkins Glen International Media Lot.  To register and for all event information follow the link below.  From that link you are also able to see who’s already registered in your class.

Don’t’ forget we’ll be at SUNY Binghamton May 25th

http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/glen-solo-event-1-watkins-intl-scca-255032

Darryl

Season Registration

May 12 , 2014  

If you would like to get your information in our system for the 2014 season, you can fill out this form. Please make sure to fill out the car class and number on the form. If you don’t know your car class, you can look at in the 2014 SCCA Solo Rules on scca.com. Once you have filled out this form on-line, you should receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours. Please re-register if you don't receive a confirmation. Remember that this doesn't register you for an event, it just gets your name in the system to save time at the registration tent and get us started a little faster. 

Thanks!

Get Ready!

Apr 29, 2014  

It’s Almost time!  We’re getting ready to get started on the 2014 season.  As we prepare please take a minute to look at the 2014 car classifications on the SCCA.org  web site.  They can be found by hitting the “SOLO” icon and then the “Cars and Classifications” links.  As always, we, the region, do have the ability to re-assign a car to a different class should everyone in that class agree with the re-assignment.  We’ll have to see how the first few events go.  If your car has been re-classified, don’t forgot to get your new letters/numbers.     

As for our schedule, we will have 5 (as of now) region events and 3 Out Of Region events with the Glen.  Likewise, they will utilize three of our events for their OOR events.  As it stands right now we’ll be opening in our region at SUNY Binghamton on Sunday May 25th.  June 8th will be a Sunday event with Saturday the 7th being a 4hr test-n-tune/instruction day at SUNY Binghamton.  , On Saturday August 9th we will hold our event at SUNY B and the Corvette Club will hold their event on Sunday the 10th.   September 28th is our final in-region event at “the Shops at Ithaca.”

As for Out Of Region events:

May 18, WGI Media Lot – To register, see who is entered already and obtain event information go to    http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/glen-solo-event-1-watkins-intl-scca-255032&hmac=47e29daeb12500a3bd4fcabd2ea89b96

Sept. 14, WGI Media Lot

October 5, WGI Paddock

As for our events we’ll need event help.  As we get closer I’ll put out a request.

Darryl

2014 Schedule and Glen Events

Apr 4, 2014  

Hi;
Sorry for the delay in getting this year’s schedule out but we have run into a few challenges. More on that in a minute.

Opening Day Drive to the Glen: Saturday April 12th we have time reserved at 10:30am for laps around the glen. Three paced laps around the Glen is only $25.00. We have participated in the past and had a fun time (when it isn’t snowing!). I will be leaving from the gas station at the corner of Routes 96 and 38, Owego, at 09:00am. If you would like to caravan to the track let me know so we do not leave anyone behind. If you are attending on your own we can meet up at the track entrance a little after 10:00.

June 26th – 29th is the Glen's IMSA 6hr Race Weekend. This is a great weekend to get up close and personal with some of the most exotic race cars there are. The Glen has offered us a $10.00 per ticket discount. As in years past I will be attending and bringing the grill and ez-up for tailgating during the 6hr race. If you are interested please let me know.

Lastly is the schedule. We have lost use of the TC3 lots. That has left a hole in our schedule for July. Unfortunately the Glen region has also lost TC3 as well as Arnot mall, Corning CC and the Shops in Ithaca. We are looking at a few locations and may be able to come up with something for July. We are also looking at sharing more OOR events with the Glen Region. On July 13th the Southern Tier Corvette Club has the track at Cherry Valley rented. Several of us have traveled up there and run with them. If there is enough interest in traveling we may try to work something out on that date with them. As soon as things are finalized I’ll get the info out. I can confirm that we have SUNY set for May 25th, June 7th (Four hour Test-n-Tune with instructors available) June 8th, and August 9th and 10th. Likewise we are set for September 28th at the Shops in Ithaca.

Thank you for your support.

2014 Schedule

Mar 5, 2014  

Hi;
We’re getting close to having the schedule finalized.  Although I do not have contracts in hand, I do have verbal commitments for 3 dates at SUNY Binghamton and The Shops at Ithaca Mall. 
May 25th               Sunday                 SUNY
June 7th                Saturday              SUNY  Possible 4 hr test-n-tune or Learn it/Drive it school
June 8th                Sunday                 SUNY
July  19th               Saturday              TC3  Not yet confirmed
August 09            Saturday              SUNY (With Southern Tier Corvette Club)  Note: The Corvette Club event will be Sunday
Sept 28th              The Shops at Ithaca Mall
Additionally we will schedule two Out of Region Events with the Glen Region.

I would like to ask if anyone is interested in being an event chair.  I will need to submit your name when I submit to the SCCA for the insurance certificates.
Secondly, is there an interest in a school or test-n-tune on Saturday June 7th? 

And finally, the Glen’s opening weekend is April 12-13 (providing there’s no snow).  Again as in years past our region has been invited to reserve a time on Saturday to take a couple of pace laps.  Cost is $25.00 per car. 

Let me know any comments or interest in any of the above.

Thank You
Darryl


Mall Show help

Feb 24, 2014  

A plea for help;
This weekend is the Speedworld Show at the Oakdale Mall.  We will again have a table with our information and videos.  The show runs Fri-Sun 7pm.  So far I have heard from one person about helping out.  I cannot be there Friday during the day if anyone is available.  Even if you only have a few hours it would be appreciated.  It is a chance to share our sport with others.  Please let me know if you can help out.

I'm working on the schedule as this is written and will have more information as soon as possible.

Lastly.  I went ice racing a couple of weeks ago with the NY Ice Racing Association at Waneta Lake.  They are run by Casey, one of the Glen Regions Kart guys.  It was a lot of fun and for 50.00 I had over an hour of seat time.  Given the changing weather conditions their schedule is always changing so information is hard to come by.  I was in a neon with studded snows on the front.  A real challenging but fun day.  If you want more information drop me a line.  There is a little info at: 
http://www.chumpcar.com/ice-racing/events.php.  

And here is a video of my seat time.   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnaiqPD6bJw&feature=c4-overview&list=UUBJ_KqQQ2PDvioHDxIAOqTA 


Another plea

Jan. 20, 2014  

Hi all;

With the party approaching I really need you to confirm your attendance.  Currently we do not have enough people to hold our party.  I have some door prizes as well as great awards for the class winners.  Our class winner awards are too big to ship so you'll have to attend.  We're at DeGennaro's on Saturday the 8th of Feb.  If you can make it please let Brian or I know as soon as possible.  I'll be leaving for Florida and the Rolex 24 this week, so don't wait..  Remember, the dinner is free and you only need be a friend to attend. 

See you in February.  Darryl


Season's Greetings

Dec 19 , 2013  

Season’s Greetings;

Tis the season and I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for a fantastic year as well as wish you a very Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukah.    We at the Southern Region are thankful for all of you and an exciting, safe and competitive season.  Were already looking to 2014 with anticipation.

Now for a few announcements;  The awards party is set for DeGennaros’ in Endicott on February 8th.  Doors open at 6:30 with dinner at 7:00.  Awards following dinner.  We have some new ideas for our class winners awards so don’t miss out.  We’ll also have a few door prizes that we will be giving out.  Of course I’ll have this year’s video montage.  We welcome all our friends.  Even if you only made one event please come out and join us for a fun night.   I need a final count by 1 week before so please let Brian or I know as soon as your confirmed.

Also;
I’ll be going to the 24hrs of Daytona IMSA race in January.  Anyone else going down?  If so let me know and we’ll try and meet up. 

Have a great Holiday and don’t forget to ask Santa for those new tires, springs, helmet…..
Warmest wishes, Darryl


Awards Party Set for February 8th

Dec 2 , 2013  

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday February 8th will be our year end party and awards.  Although the details are still in the works, we will be at De Gennaro’s at 300 Hill Ave in Endicott.  There were 16 class winners so we will be handing out a lot of hardware.  Results are posted on our site.  All are invited, not just class winners.  I’m working on a few door prizes so c’mon out and see what you may win.  More information to come, but mark your calendars now!


Season Recap

Oct 30 , 2013  

The 2013 has ended and were ready to celebrate.  The season results are now posted.  Congratulations to the 16 class winners and Our PAX winner Rob Pingarelli.  We are waiting to hear on the Glen Regions awards party date so as not to conflict with them.  Currently were looking at a Saturday in January or February.  A location has not been set but once we have a date we’ll look for a location.  Possibly we’ll be at the same location as last year.  More information to come.

If anyone is going to the Rolex 24 in Daytona let me know.  I’ll be there and would love to meet up.  Congrats to our winners and Thank You to everyone for a great 2013 season.
Darryl



 


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