Indiana Northwest Region SCCA
April, 2015
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Hello INR Members and Fellow Racers!

We are less than a week away from kicking off our 2015 season!  This Sunday, April 12th, is our first Solo event!  We've dusted off the cones and timing gear and are ready to go!  Please join us!

Those that ran with us over the past few years may remember the late start
required by the Casino. This year is no exception.

9:30am - 10:50 Registration Open
9:30am - 11:00 Tech Inspection
11:30 Drivers Meeting
12:00 Green Flag

Novices must be registered by 10:15 and present for Novice Meeting and Novice Walk at 10:30

As always, keep tabs on INR events through our Facebook page, newsletters and membership meetings.  

-Alex Samardzich

Casino Lot Rules:
As always, we ask that you drive past the entrance to the front of the hotel and turn left to enter behind the hotel (just before the railroad tracks).  Please be courteous and maintain low speeds and quiet operation while you make your way to the paddock area. 

Casino Address:
Majestic Star Casino
1 Buffington Harbor Dr
Gary, IN 46406
Upcoming Events!

Come and join us Thursday April 16th, 6:30 pm at Schoops in Crown Point for our monthly Membership meeting.

Want to play on a race track?  

South Bend Region is hosting a track night at Gingerman Raceway on April 19th.  You must be a SBR member.  The event is from 5pm (EST) to dusk.  Bring $30 and a helmet.  
  • You must bring a helmet rated SA 2005 or newer
  • All vehicles must have 3 pt. seatbelts at a minimum
  • All drivers must wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and a long sleeve shirt
  • Convertibles must have roll-over protection
  • Street cars and prepared cars with fenders only
  • No pre-registration required.  Drivers meeting @ 5pm sharp
  • Run rain or shine
  • SBR members only (call SCCA and add SBR for $15 extra to your yearly dues!)
INR Member Contributions

Autocross Course Walking 101

INR board member John Glynn found this excellent article on Mazdaspeed's website.  Written by Bartek Borowski, winner of multiple nationals E-Stock trophies.  He writes about the importance of walking the course and how to approach the task to maximize the benefits. 

SCCA has introduced Track Night In America.  The program is providing the opportunity for drivers, novice to advanced to experience high performance driving on tracks all round the country.  Click on the image to go to the official page for more details. 

Click on the link below for Area 4 Inside Lines newsletter: 

For SCCA Solo News and information, check out the official newsletter of the SCCA Solo Program. Everything you want to know about what's going on in the world of Solo Racing can found within the site, such as racing schedules, event results, rule changes, tech and much more. Click Here to sign up for their email newsletter.
Dirty Dozen
Each year, attendees of our events and meetings have the opportunity earn points towards our Dirty Dozen award. The points vary based on events and work performed such as registration, timing, grid, etc. Attending other clubs events, road racing or helping at road race events also count towards the award. At the end of the year, the INR members with the top twelve highest points earn the club's recognition for their efforts as well as other gifts. 

Recently, the INR BOD decided that the dirty dozen should only apply to non-board members in order to recognize those who contributed to the continued success of our club.

We don't want to forget about those members that contribute to the Road Racing program.  Stay tuned for a newly minted award for Road Race participants!
The 2014 Dirty Dozen:
1. James Rose: 750
2. Steve Ruschak: 700
3. Keith Wilkening: 570
4. Kevin Kirchoff: 460
5. Jeff Jankiewicz: 450
6. Jack Wilkening: 415
7. Nicholas Zelisko: 280
8. Stuart Laks: 300
9. Matthew Leus: 280
10. Kevin Horecky: 270
11. Ron Spear: 270
12. Chris Brake: 270

SCCA Membership
As always, we like to encourage you to become an SCCA member. Benefits of becoming a member include discounted registrations fees offered by most regions. With this discount, an SCCA member can quickly cover the cost of their yearly membership! Read more about the advantages of becoming an SCCA member here.  Becoming an SCCA member is as simple as filling out this online form. When applying for your membership, please remember to specify Region 75 to become an INR SCCA member.

The Tire Rack
When the time comes to buy new tires, brakes, or other automotive accessories through the Tire Rack, make sure to navigate to the Tire Rack's webpage through the link on INR's website or through the link below. This gives you an opportunity to give a little back to the club through their affiliate program.

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