Thanks to the continued support of our drivers, sponsors, supporting race series (such as GASS and the Spec Miata Challenge) and our new Club Trial program the 2017 road racing season was profitable.
As for our drivers, thank you for continuing to choose Oregon Region SCCA to spend your dollar and your time with. Over the four 2017 race weekends we averaged 78 entries between triple, double and single entries. Our lowest number of entries was the June weekend at 50 and our most successful weekend was the Super Tour in May with 121 entries. August and April weekends turned out 75 and 67 entries respectively.
The support of our sponsors is so important and very much appreciated. From the Loud Pedal and website advertisers to those who sponsor a race group or weekend your financial support makes a big difference. If you are reading this and have not thought of sponsoring or making a donation before, please do so. Even a small donation of $50 from 10 people will change the bottom line and can keep us doing what we all love to do.
We have been very lucky to have supporting series such as GASS, the Spec Miata Challenge and Formula Car Challenge choose Oregon Region SCCA for one or more of their race events. These groups bring a lot of entries and dollars to our region. GASS supported the August event by paying a flat amount for their own run group. Spec Miata Challenge put two Oregon Region events on their schedule and they had a great showing of drivers. The Formula Car Challenge has been a consistent supporter for the last few years by joining us for our majors weekend.
The 2017 season was our pilot year for Club Trial and we were surprised and happy to see it brought in $4000 from entries over three weekends. Club Trials give track day enthusiast or licensed racers the chance to drive on track and race against the clock. This could be you needing an extra session in your race car or your mechanic getting a chance to drive on track and take a break from the long day or maybe you just bought a new car and want to test it out. For only $150 you get three 20 minute sessions!
We are looking forward to another successful racing season. PIR has confirmed our dates for 2018. We are scheduled to be on the same weekends as we ran in 2017.
April 14, 15 Regional
May 19, 20 Super Tour
June 9, 10 Regional
August 10, 11, 12 Regional
We hope you can join us for the end of the season party on November 18 to celebrate our workers and championship winners!
Road Racing Director