June 2018 Newsletter


June 2018

Sports Car Club of America – Yellowstone Region 108 

The Region’s fearless leader, Bill Blaquiere, got a head start on the 2018 season by attending Round #1 of the Montana Challenge Series in Helena on May 19-20. Bill finished 5th out of 54 entrants on Saturday and 6th out of 49 on Sunday.
Meeting Minutes

May 2018 Meeting 

New Business/Announcements: Schedule was confirmed for 2018 racing season. Bill Blacquiere laid out the new equipment available to the chapter, including new helmets to replace the outdated ones, new cones to replace damaged ones, a new PA system, new fire extinguishers, and walkie-talkies available to course workers. New per-race dues were determined and agreed upon by members present.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:30 p.m.

From the Top

From the R.E.

Our season is almost upon us! It’s been a long winter and we have had many well-attended meetings leading up to this season. I’m pleased to say that many people have stepped up to volunteer for various things along the way. We can always use more volunteers, so don’t be shy! If you haven’t been receiving my emails or you would like to be put on the list, please let me know via the region’s email:  yrscca@gmail.com

I’m very excited that we have 11 race days scheduled for 2018! New locations include Ziggy,s Lumber, Lockwood School, and the Al Bedoo Shrine! There will be some updates to the way event days will be operated as well. Workers will be assigned to work stations, and we have a few new positions that we’ll be trying as well. The number of run groups (2 or 3) will be dependent on the number of registered drivers and the venue.

Unfortunately, it was necessary to increase the price of registration. Several factors went into this decision and it wasn’t made lightly. SCCA regular members went from $30 to $35, and weekend members went from $40 to $50. However, you’ll get a break at double header weekends. If you register for both days, regular members will be $55 total and weekend members will be $80 total for the two days. Of course, you can still register for just one day at the regular price if you choose. We will no longer accept personal checks, but will now be accepting cash or credit cards (with a $2.00 service fee added for credit cards).

Thank you all so much for your participation in SCCA Yellowstone Region Solo/Autocross! I’m looking forward to the season and to seeing all of you at the events!

See you around the corner!


The Finish Line

From the Newsletter Editor

Hey all, it’s race season 2018! I’m excited that the good weather has returned and with it, the opportunity to autocross. I don’t know about y’all, but it just wouldn’t be summer without the smell of hot tires, the sound of revving engines, and the camaraderie that comes with Sundays spent dodging cones.

Some big changes are upon us! Bill’s segment laid those out pretty well, but for more information, don’t be afraid to ask. If there’s one thing we SCCA people like to do, it’s share what we know!

One of the biggest changes for 2018 is the departure of longtime newsletter editor and SCCA stalwart J. Reuss, who resigned his duties as…well, he did pretty much everything for Yellowstone Region SCCA! We owe him a huge debt of gratitude for all he did to keep the Region going. He’s off to enjoy a well-deserved retirement, leaving us to try to fill his flip-flops. Best of luck, Pop!

I look forward to seeing all of you–old faces and new–at the events this year. The schedule is on the website and will be updated/altered as the season goes on, as appropriate. Wishing you the best and here’s to another fine season!


Next Monthly Meeting

June 5, 2018

APEX Manufacturing Services, LTD
520 Charles Street
Billings, MT 59102

6:00 p.m.

Agenda: Post-event analysis of double-header season-opening event(s).

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