Hello everyone, My name is Doron Dreksler and I am running for a position on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Region of the Sports Car Club of America.
As you know, the SCCA started in 1944 and had its first sanctioned amateur race in 1948. It has been amazing what has been achieved in these past 75 years. No matter how you look at it, the SCCA is a business. To provide an automobile based racing experience, the SCCA requires purpose built facilities, support staff (paid and volunteer), and a viable and reliable income stream to keep it operational. We do not have the luxury of simply maintaining the status quo and expect to retain the stability of the SCCA for the next 75 years. I want to be part of reinventing the SCCA for the future.
I have been a member of the SCCA since 2002, when I purchased a new Subaru WRX. It wasn’t until 2012, when my youngest child took off to college, that i was able to completed drivers school. 2018 was my first full season of racing and i love it. I have learned a lot about myself, met lifelong friends and discovered an activity that inspires me. I intend to continue racing as my schedule and obligations allow. More importantly, i am committed to getting more involved with the SCCA to make it a better club.
In 1994 I started a residential design and drafting company. Today, the company focuses on design based architectural projects, design/build construction projects, industrial design, packaging design and product design. As an architect, I am trained to capture data and decode the problem, organize the information for analysis, develop multiple strategies without limitations, communicate the options for consensus and implement the strategies to meet the project objectives. I would like to apply those skills to the SCCA.
In my career, I have had the opportunity to present to hundreds of boards, diverse committees, cumbersome design review boards and planning/building departments. I have over 15 years of experience as a member of community design review boards and currently hold a position on the Tamalpais Valley Design Review Board in Mill Valley. My patience, positive attitude, focus and listening skills have served me well and would positively contribute to the SCCA board.
If elected, I vow to collaborate with other board members and SCCA members to help stabilize the future of the club by maintaining a level headed perspective, while embracing needed change and innovation – with the focus on constant improvement for all appropriate aspects of the club.
Specifically, I will focus on the business demands of the club to ensure stability, help rebuild the road racing program, foster and develop creative ways to stimulate attention for the SCCA, activate current membership to meet club needs, and build and increase new membership to solidify our future.
I will do everything I can to help the SCCA move forward productively while supporting the SCCA mission: “To bring motorsports to the masses of American men and women who are passionate about automobiles, speed and competition.”
Please consider voting for me for the SCCA Board of Directors.
Thank you, Doron Dreksler