Gateway National RoadRally Weekend, Sept. 2-4 – See listing in Calendar

The rallies mark the return of SCCA National Championship road-rallying to St. Louis after an absence of three years because of the pandemic. Registration is now open at MotorsportReg.com. The trio of Labor Day rallies will offer teams an enjoyable weekend of rallying over the rural roads of southwestern Illinois, across from St. Louis and the Gateway Arch.
The three rallies:
• Tulips by Night Divisional Touring Rally, Friday, Sept. 2
• Kaskaskia Trails National Touring Rally, Saturday, Sept. 3
• Avenue of the Saints Divisional GTA, Sunday, Sept. 4

Kansas/Salina Regions join to add Solo Divisional event

The Kansas and Salina Regions have joined to rescue the MiDiv Solo Series’ fifth 2022 Divisional Championship event at Salina Region’s site, the Berkley Family Recreation Area. The season finale is scheduled for October 8-9, 2022.
Kansas Region will bring their event organization expertise including course design and event operation, while Salina provides the site and equipment and acquires local permits.
The event replaces the round originally scheduled a week earlier for Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, which was cancelled after the race track had ended its  Solo events contract with the region.
The 2022 MiDiv Solo Series is sponsored by Solo Performance Specialties and R&S Racing.

 

How to deal with Electric Vehicles – *Important safety information*

Last year SCCA formed the Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) to create unified procedures across SCCA programs for Electrified Vehicles (EVs). The committee has produced a 19-page PowerPoint of information about EVs and how to deal wih them in emergency situations. It is reproduced HERE in PDF format, recommended for anybody who may encounter EV emergercies in all of SCCA’s programs.

The nine-member committee is led by SCCA Area 4 Director Dayle Frame – an EV owner and Solo competitor – and is comprised of representatives from Road Racing, Track/Time Trials, Rally/Solo and industry experts. The first tasks the EVAC has been charged with are to create basic safety rules for EVs at SCCA events and to help guide regions and facilities when it comes to training and being equipped for EVs.

Topeka Solo Divisional cancelled

The Midwest Division Solo Series event scheduled by Kansas Region for October 1-2 has been cancelled.

Kansas Region’s season at Heartland Motorsports Park will not happen other than its two-day event May 14-15 because of the deterioration of the solo pad. HMP has cancelled its contract with the region, including its Solo Divisional in October and its Sunflower Showdown challenge with Salina and Wichita Regions in June.

“The surface is no longer in a condition to be suitable for our events, and with no plans for a repave or overlay of asphalt, it was no longer a mutually beneficial relationship,” said region solo chair Brian Tefft Jr. in answer to a Facebook query. “Unless there is an unforeseen change, May will be the last HMP autocross for the foreseeable future.”

The 2022 MiDiv Solo Series, sponsored by Solo Performance Specialties and R&S Racing, begins with the Wichita Region rounds April 30-May 1 at the Road Yoder Solo Site near Hutchinson, KS. Registration closes Wednesday April 27.

Hallett is installing a tunnel! Click here to see pics.

The new tunnel runs under the Martin House Straight before Turn 10.
No more waiting for a session to end to get in or out!
(Taken from a Facebook post by Terry Fair, pix by Jeremy Warkentine.)

  View from inside the track. Original entrance road at extreme left.
Another view from inside the track. Full-size pickup going through, a semi should fit.  Location on Hallett map. Continue reading “Hallett is installing a tunnel! Click here to see pics.”

2022 MiDiv Track Event/Track Night in America Schedules

Track Night in America – MiDiv Tracks

Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka KS
April 28
May 20
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 20
October 13




Track Night in America – Near MiDiv

Brainerd Int’l Raceway, Brainerd, MN
May 27*
September 2*
*Tentative

Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway, Fountain CO
July 29
September 15

Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur TX
March 22
May 10
September 13

 


Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount MN
May 6*
June 3*
June 24
July 22*
August 11*
September 16
*Tentative

High Plains Raceway, Deer Trail CO
June 22
August 24

Motorsport Ranch, Cresson TX
April 12
June 7
October 11


Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, IL
May 10
June 8
July 13
August 10
Se[ptember 14



Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon TN
April 27
July 28

Harris Hill Raceway, San Marcos, TX
March 16
April 13
May 4
June 8
September 14
October 12
November 2

Rich Bireta receives Barnato Award; Charlie Clark, Mark Weber inducted in SCCA Hall of Fame

Rallyist Rich Bireta received SCCA’s highest honor, the Woolf Barnato Award for contributions to the club, on the opening day of SCCA’s virtual National Convention Jan. 21. Bireta, a member of both Kansas City and Kansas Regions, was cited not only for his many years’ involvement with the SCCA rally program but also for developing technology making rallies easier to conduct which are in use at both top-level series and in low-level regional events.

The five 2022 inductees of the SCCA Hall of Fame include Kansas City Region’s Charlie Clark and St. Louis Region’s Mark Weber. Clark’s involvement in both solo and road racing include multiple Solo National Championships and Runoffs finishes, as well as serving as event co-chair of two Solo Nationals and four terms on the SCCA Board of Directors. Weber’s resumé includes being the official photographer of several major SCCA series and hundreds of club racing events, and publication in numerous magazines and other media, as well as a competition record of more than 600 races in the EP, FP, GP and HP classes in which he would sometimes run two races in a day in the same car after a lightning engine swap.

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