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

We've made it through two events since the last newsletter! Our July 11th event saw 51 drivers and almost made it to the end of the day before it started raining. The course designers did a fantastic job of utilizing our limited space and set up a course that was fun and challenging. Thanks to everyone for another great event!

More recently, we made it through another Hoosier challenge! This year's Challenge, hosted by Indy region, saw 131 drivers. The golden cone award went to Indy with Fort Wayne region in second place. INR missed second place by 3 points! For those that aren't aware, the Golden Cone award is based on points earned by each region's drivers and how they place in their classes. Thanks Indy for well run event!

The board has been discussing the possibility of hosting a Cars & Coffee meet in the morning before our events.  We hope to generate support through Region Rides. The idea is to bring more people to our event with hopes of having them catch the autocrossing bug!  

We have also been discussing the need for new event locations. We have a short list of possible sites and we are in the process of gathering insight and resources from other members that have worked through the process.  If you've driven by an open parking lot and thought, "hey, this would be a great place to autocross!", let us know!  It could be our newest site!

Our next event is this Sunday, August 16th at the casino.  Click in the link below to register for the event.

Please be aware of the late start required by the Casino. 
  • 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

If you would like to help with course design and setup, please join us August 15th at the casino at 10 am. 

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 August 20th, 6:30 pm at Schoop's in Crown Point for our monthly Membership meeting.

Down the road:

Our final event in October will be a charity event.  All proceeds will be donated to Northwest Indiana Food Bank.  We have supported their annual food drive for the past few years and we want to take this event to honor their commitment

  • Turkey rally, November 7th.
  • Christmas party December 5th.  
No season/year is ever complete without an awards banquet in January 2016.
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. 

Good Reads
Andy Hollis and Grassroots motorsports set out to test whether or not significant gains could be had by replacing an OEM catalytic converter with several options.  Read about their results here.

If you have any questions regarding car classes and solor rules, check out SCCA's page here

The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school is a partnership between the Sports Car Club of America and Tire Rack to give automotive enthusiasts a professional, all-inclusive entry into the world of performance driving.  Read more about it here.
Newsletter funny (from Facebook):
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.
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.