Oregon Region SCCA Board of Directors Meeting – April 2, 2019
The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, Portland OR
Board Members: Tim Ferrick, Derrick Ambrose, Todd Harris, Kristen Moore, Tim Scott, Allie Ferrick, Bernadette Kuehn, Rio Rios, Jacob Sturgeon.
Officials: Karen McCoy
Karen suggested we not establish a charity account as approved at January 2019 board meeting. The primary purpose of this account was to gather donations for teens to attend Street Survival training. Our classes are full with long waiting lists, so probably not necessary to expend time & effort on this right now.
Rio & Bernadette are investigating a possible location to add another date for Street Survival.
Jacob reported Oregon Rally Group has paid their debt to Oregon Region in full.
First event scheduled April 13-14 in LaCenter WA.
Also looking at another site.
Jacob will call Track Manager about RallyX space at PIR.
Rio reported we had 25% more participants over last year for events 1 & 2. Almost double that for 3rd event! He thinks the culture they are developing has contributed to this increase.
Solo has obtained sponsorships of $1500-$2000 from HST Oregon (they train for CDL licensing).
Competitors love the new pavement in PIR South Paddock!
Tim S. reported one driver leaving Oregon Region because his car does not comply with Vintage class rules.
Kristen reported entries were up this year over last for first event.
We appreciate the support of Miata Tour.
12 students attended Licensing School & 6 entered the March race weekend.
We sold track time to Radical Motorsport Ltd & GASS in August, so there will be no TT that weekend.
Bob Smethers, Race Operations Manager, submitted a written proposal about the state of our vehicles & a recommendation to purchase a vehicle from Cascade Sports Car Club which they have used for emergency response. Cascade is asking $2000 for the vehicle. The Board requested more information about the vehicle before deciding on purchase. Subsequent to this meeting we checked with a local mechanic & race driver who has maintained the truck and he said it’s a good value. The Board voted unanimously by email to purchase the vehicle.
Pro Drive has cones to lend for TNiA. Notified Aaron Bucci to call Pro Drive before the TNiA events to get the cones.
Discussed purchase of FM radios & proposal from Ric Farrar. No decision made.
End of Year party will be held on September 14, our last road race of 2019.
Our TT events are not appearing on National TT website. Our events are actually “Track Events,” not Time Trials.
Tim F. & Derrick plan to attend the ThunderHill TT event this month to see how it’s run and what Oregon Region should be prepared to provide for our National event June 8-9.
Director 1: No report.
Director 2: No report.
Todd thanked Tim F. for the customer service message sent to all members.
Derrick reported on National TT event June 8-9:
He is contacting prep shops to support our drivers at National TT event.
Need 10-12 Oregon Region volunteers as leaders for the event.
Friday dinner, burgers & dogs. Saturday, live music 6:00-9:00 & BBQ.
Held a general discussion about our May Super Tour event.
Meeting adjourned 8:10 PM M/S (Jacob/Kristen).
Recording Secretary in Mary’s absence.
Oregon Region SCCA
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