Membership/Board Meeting updates

Hey gang, sorry for the delayed update. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season and like me, counting down the days to autox season.

The November & December board meeting was combined with our last membership meeting at kingpin in jtown and in January we will resume normal dates. 1st Thursday of every month is our membership meeting and the last Wednesday is the board meeting. Both are open to members and non-members alike who want information, have ideas, and folks looking to get involved with/about the club’s happenings. Both meetings begin at 7:00pm EST.

Right now KYR leadership is working on THE 2016 SOLO schedule and site management. If anyone can help with acquiring new sites or resurrecting old ones please let us know!

Happy Holidays – Annie Steinke


LS FEST 2015

KYSCCA is once again hosting the autox at LS Fest at Beach Bend.
We have a sign-up below for any/all members willing to participate one, two or even all three days we will be down there.
LS Fest is a huge opportunity for us to gain new membership and enjoy the sweet sweet sounds of giant LS Engines!
Each day you work you will be provided water, gatorade, lunch and dinner and can crash in one of the rooms with other members if need be.
You will also receive one free KYSCCA AUTOX for each day you work.
PLEASE let us know if you have any questions click the signup below to join us for a great weekend!

Dave Melton – Solo Chairman


2016 Election Announcement

Greetings KYSCCA!

It is that time of year again and by THIS THURSDAY, September 3, 2015 @8:00PM EST @KingPin in Jtown your nominations are due, via email to: with your SCCA # and nomination.
EVERY KYSCCA MEMBER is eligible to nominate themselves or another member (who must also accept the nomination but the same deadline)

Dave Melton, Shawn Lambert & Eric Brown will remain on the board for 2016 based on their term date. All other current board/leadership members will be re-running for their seat:

Board Member:
Josh Murphy
Nathan Steinke
Rich Sinnock

Jamey McDaniel

Brian Mason

Rich Sinnock

Annie Steinke

Your Ballot will be sent via snail mail based on your address given to the SCCA.

Votes will be returned either by snail mail or you can bring your ballot to the Membership Meeting, October 1, 2015 where at 8:00pm EST the Election Committee will tally and announce your 2016 leadership.

For additional questions about the Election or any other KYSCCA happenings please join us, THIS THURSDAY @KingPin Lanes in Jtown @7:00PM EST for our monthly membership meeting.

~Annie Steinke
Secretary – KYSCCA


Proposed KYSCCA Bylaws and P&Ps

Dear KYR Members,

Please view the proposed, updated bylaws and all new policies and  procedures to be discussed at the next board meeting (Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @7:00PM EST @BIK)

Voting takes place by printed ballot. Your ballot (with instructions) will be the last page of your Downshift Published Online and Sent via USPS April 30, 2015.

Ballots must be returned to Me (2015 KYR Secretary) via snail mail or hand delivery by the next membership meeting (Thursday, May 7 @7:00PM EST @BIK). A two thirds majority is required to pass the new bylaws. Considerable support is needed at this time. See you then.

-Annie Steinke, 2015 KYR Secretary

Proposed KYSCCA Policies and Procedures 4-15-15
Proposed KYSCCA Bylaws 4-15-15


Track News

Here is a great opportunity for you to get experience as ‘officials’ and leading to licensing with the SCCA. You will also be helping our club to prepare for our own future track events.

We are accepting names for voulenteers:

Cincinnati Region SCCA
2015 NCM Motorsports Park Race Weekend
Great Lakes Division Championship Series
Double Divisional Club Race
NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY
June 12-14, 2015

Open positions are ‘no experience required’ and you may receive training ahead of the event if necessary. All you have to have is the willingness to learn, commit to the two days and love being part of running a wheel-to-wheel racing event. There will not be any track time for workers as this event does not include a PDX or other type of open track session.

Club Race Specialty Chiefs and other open positions:
Chief F & C:
Chief of Course:
Chief of Grid:
Chief of Results:
Chief of Start:
*Event Coordinator:
*Driver Information:

Please submit your name and questions to:

Thank you,
Armando Manzo


Track News

I am happy to inform you that we are taking the first steps in the next level of motorsport activities with the SCCA.

It all started with Solo where you gained valuable experience and knowledge about high performance driving.  Now you can take that and apply it to road courses.  So, how do we get you there?

4 Event Levels:
Performance Driving Experience, PDX
Club Trials
Track Trials
Club Racing

PDX provides an instructional environment for drivers who simply want to improve their driving skills and increase their enjoyment of driving their street vehicle.  We provide class and hands on instruction one-on-one with a qualified instructor.

Club Trials adds advanced driving techniques, competition rules and timing elements.  There will be a higher driver to instructor ratio.  Instructors will critique and be a valuable resource for drivers as they develop their skills throughout the day.

Track Trials is where unprepared cars get sidelined and the course gets faster.  Car classes are put together and you are in the chase of the fastest time.  This is not wheel-to-wheel racing and you are restricted to fewer laps in contrast to the previous levels.  Solo type of competition on the road course!

Finally you enter into Club Racing.  This is full blown wheel-to-wheel racing.

First Steps:
We are currently gathering information, putting together a track committee and getting a game plan together to host these types of events.

This is where you can get involved today.  To put on these events we need qualified and licensed Chiefs in specialty positions.  This will take time and a sincere commitment by volunteers.  We will be receiving help from other regions to help train and enable us to participate in their events as Chief Apprentices.  They will also augment our region on staffing future events.

So if you are interested in Flagging/Communications, Safety, Inspections, Grid and Start control, these are specialties you can get licensed for.  This will involve traveling to events and spending entire weekends of volunteering at track events.  We will post information and scheduling the new Track Committee meetings.

Again, it’s an exciting time for our region.  You can be a part of it as being a participant or as an important team member to host these events.

Thank you,
Armando Manzo