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

Our solo season is coming to an end this weekend with our final event! Time certainly does fly! Come and join while we wrap up the season with our charity event which will include normal season points runs and conclude the day with fun runs.

Thanks to all 62 drivers that attended our last event! I also need to thank all those that came out and set up the course and continue to make our events run smoothly.

In November, we will have or annual Turkey Rally.  Read more about it below.

BOD Nominations: It's that time of the year to submit your nominations to become an INR board member. If you want to be part of the INR team and think you have some great ideas that can help us become a better region, please submit a nomination form.

Anyone interested in joining the BOD should have their nominations turned in by the October 15th membership meeting at the Schoops in Crown Point. We will have blank forms available at the meetings or download a copy here. Eligibility is based on at least one years' membership with INR SCCA. If you would like to see more about the INR BOD please download a copy of our bylaws here.

Our next event is this Sunday, October 11th at the casino.  Click in the link below to register for the event.

Our next event is 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. Click on the image below to read more about the food bank.

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 October 10th at the casino at 10:00 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 October 15th, 6:30 pm at Schoop's in Crown Point for our monthly Membership meeting.

Down the road:

Our Turkey Rally will be held on November 7th. The starting point of the rally will be in Crown Point at the Strack and Van Till on 200 W. Franciscan Drive.

What is the Turkey Rally? The turkey rally is an event that spans an obscure
course through some part of Northwest Indiana. Every car needs a driver and a co-driver and will be provided route instructions that can be rather
obscure...which is where you will find the fun, and frustration! Each vehicle has to be licensed and street legal. The objective is to complete the treasure-hunt-like course and work towards meeting the target mileage. The team closest to the correct mileage wins! At the end of the drive, we all meet at the final destination and have dinner and laughs! 

Event details (Tentatively):
  • Meet at Strack and Van Till
    • 200 W. Franciscan Dr.
    • Crown Point, IN  46307
  • $20 per car
  • Registration: 8:00-9:00 am
  • Driver's meeting at 9:30 am
  • First car off at 10:00 am
  • Converge on Final destination around lunch time - roughly
Note: The final destination will be considered our membership meeting for November. If you do not want to take part in the rally, but would like to join us for lunch, we will provide the final destination (once it has been determined).

Further down the road: 
  • Christmas party December 5th. Location TBD
  • 2015 Awards Banquet, January 23rd, 2016

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. Other than member on the BOD, everyone is eligible to earn points.  

The Dirty Dozen rewards attendees for INR hosted events only. We want to recognize those who have supported the continued success of our club!

If you have attended other clubs events, road racing or helping at road race events, please let us know as we will recognize these contributions with another award which has not been specifically named.  

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. 
1) Jason Gast: 430
2) Nicholas Zelisko: 350
3) Jeff Fogg: 350
4) Chris Brake: 320
5) Kevin Kirchoff: 320
6) Chuck Wheeler: 290
7) Matthew Leus: 260
8) Kevin Zelisko: 260
9) Ron Spear: 240
10) Stefanie Stribling: 230
11) Jay Sealy: 200
12) Garold Shaffer: 190

Good Reads

SCCA Clubhouse:  SCCA events aren't just for grown ups... kids can come too!  Welcome to the SCCA Clubhouse, a place just for kids on Kids, enjoy the coloring pages, games, and more.  But get your parents to look at the store where they can get you cool Clubhouse gear and books.

If you have $53,000 lying around and you don't know what to do with it, you can order a new MX-5 race car.  Read more about it here

Although this write-up by Grassroots is probably a bit late for the season, reading about dialing in your suspension may give you food for thought during the off season.
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.