MiDiv Crash/Fire/Rescue School – March 19-20, Ozarks

Crash!     Fire!     Rescue!
It will take place at the new Ozarks track and will be a great experience for our workers. Things will get set on fire, fire extinguishers will get a workout, lots of fun things will happen. CFR starts Saturday morning and will run into Sunday morning for those who can stay. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 
A great experience for SCCA members regardless of their interests. There is some crossover where safety training is a plus (workers in other specialties; autocrossers too!)

A list of area hotels is HERE

MiDiv Convention Cancelled; Executive Committee meeting planned

The 2022 Midwest Division Convention, scheduled for Feb. 19-20 in Independence, MO, has been cancelled because of COVID-19 concerns including the spiking Omicron variant in Independence and Jackson County.

The MiDiv Executive Committee – the Regional Executives of the 14 MiDiv regions – voted to cancel the convention and schedule a Zoom call for the division’s Annual Meeting. The vote was unanimous by the 11 regions voting. The date and details for the online meeting have not yet been determined.

The vote does not affect other events on the MiDiv calendar.

Number Season under way for Road Racers, Click for details

Midwest Division Reserved Numbers

The entire 2022 MiDiv reserved numbers list is HERE
The 2022 MiDiv reserved numbers application form is HERE
The entire 2022 Majors reserved numbers list: CLICK HERE
          (Mid-States Conference list is at the bottom)

CLASS GROUPINGS FOR 2022 MIDIV RACING

Group 1 [Spec Miata & SRF] — SM, SRF3, *SM5, *SRF, *ITB, *ITC
Group 2 [Bigbore] – °GTX, GT1, GT2, GT3, AS, °PX, T1, *SP, *GTA
Group 3 [Street Tire] — STU, STL, T2, T3, T4, *ITR, *ITS, *ITA
Group 4 [Smallbore] — GTL, EP, FP, HP, B-spec
Group 5 [Wings & Things] — FA, FC, FE2, FX, P1, P2, *ASR, *FE, *FS
Group 6 [Small Formula] — FF, FV, F500, *FST, *Legends
° Majors class but not Runoffs-eligible — * Divisional-only (non-Runoffs) class

For 2022 the MiDiv class groupings are aligned with the Majors groupings, and then the non-Runoffs classes are added in. While these are recommended as minimum groupings for MiDiv Races, individual races may group classes as best fits their program.

Ownership of a reserved number is not a guarantee of being able to use that number at any given race. It is recommended drivers have alternate numbers in mind with a plan of how to change it so it is most legible to timing, corners, etc. The easiest alternative may simply be to add a “1” to the front of the number making it a 3-digit number allowed in the GCR. 100-series numbers will not be sold in MiDiv.

At the end of the season, MidAm Championship awards are sent to the drivers’ Regional Executives for presentation at Regional award banquets. A driver must finish top-3 in class and make at least three starts in MiDiv races at two tracks sanctioned by two different Regions in the same class to be eligible for awards.

The 2022 MiDiv “Number Season” is now under way. All MiDiv competition license holders as of Jan. 3 (including Novice Permits and Vintage licenses), have been sent a letter – in the mail Jan. 3 – outling the Reserved Number program, the MidAm Championship, and qualification for the 2022 National Championship Runoffs, along with the Reserved Number application/renewal form.

Drivers who held numbers in 2021 will have them held until Feb. 28 (if used at least three times) or Jan. 15 otherwise. Number season ends Feb. 28, after which all unclaimed numbers become available. No numbers are issued after Sept. 1.

If you have questions, or did not receive the letter and want one, please contact me.

Rocky Entriken
MiDiv Pointskeeper
rocky@spitfire4.com
785-827-5143

Six MiDiv autocrossers win National Championships. Click for story.

Six Midwest Division drivers at the Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals brought home championships, including two Junior Kart alumni who won the two largest classes at the event.

  • Mason Herrick, Nebraska Region, Scion FR-S, won Solo Spec Coupe, the largest class at the event at 58 cars, by just 0.005 sec, the narrowest margin of victory of the entire event and tying the 7th-tightest MOV in the 48-year history of the Solo Nationals. Mason has five previous Nationals victories in the Junior Karts.
  • Riley Heaton, Nebraska, Mazda Miata, won E Street, the second-largest class at 54 cars, holding off 9-time champion Bartek Borowski by 0.088 sec. Riley has two Junior Kart victories at the Solo Nationals.
  • Ron Williams, Kansas, Honda Civic Sport, collected his eighth championship, winning a 42-car HS class.
  • Craig Wilcox, Kansas City, Honda Civic, won the Street Modified FWD class for his sixth championship.
  • Laney Blume, Kansas, Honda Civic S, took the H Street Ladies class for the fourth year in a row.
  • Andrea Wolfe, Southern Illinois, DoofWagon, won F Modified Ladies (Formula 500 cars) for her third championship, her second in FML.