RE News by Gary Pitts
Well, the new year is off to a great start. The last time I counted, we have 52 entries for the drivers’ school and more people are trying to find rental cars so they can run the School. I found one renter who has a few cars left so I expect we’ll get a few more entries. I haven’t counted entries for the season opener, but entries are already coming in for the Majors, “The Ultimate Challenge” where we will run both the 3-mile and the 5-mile courses in one event; we’re hoping for a big hit here and when we get it, I think we’ll have a great start on a traditional Big Event that will be the envy of all the clubs on the western tier.
We also have a very interesting project developing in our solo community which is being led by Board member Clint DeWitt in conjunction with the Autocross leadership. We are in early-stage discussions with the government agency which currently operates a solo and racing facility in the Stockton area to take a long-term lease on the facility, make improvements using mostly funds held in the solo site fund, possibly supplemented with a loan or other participation from SCCA National, to develop the site for use by our own club and rental to other organizations. This is in the very early stages and I’ll keep you informed as progress is made.
All in all, the Club is doing well both financially and socially and the future is bright. I call that pretty good for an organization which is struggling with our real competition, which is mostly electronics-based nowadays.
See you at the races!
RE News, Cal Club Majors, 2016 Drivers School Students, Thunderhill Report
The DRAFT program has been in effect since 2004, allowing an SCCA driver to earn credit for test days by volunteering as a race official in any specialty: Flagging, Tech, Timing, Grid, or Worker Transport. A driver earns credit depending on the number of hours worked.
Starting this year, the DRAFT program has been expanded to include Region Race Entry credits.
By volunteering two full days, a driver can receive a $150 race entry credit. Volunteering four days earns a $300 entry credit.
2015 Year in Review; DRAFT program expanded; RDC Last Enduro ever; Test at Thunderhill
NOTES FROM THE ARCHIVE – THE DEKON MONZA
One of the great race cars to come out of the Trans Am series in the 1970’s was the fire breathing Dekon Monza. Based on the Chevrolet Monza subcompact car, the Dekon Monza was a tube frame car with a powerful V8 engine designed to compete against the IMSA Porsche’s. The story behind the Monza and Dekon is an interesting one and really begins with World War II.
The Dekon Monza was an impressive machine with tube frame chassis, powered by a 600 hp, smallblock V8 engine yet weighting only 2400 lbs. The cars were very fast and competitive thanks in part to their excellent 50/50 weight distribution. Over a three year period, Dekon Engineering produced seventeen racecars, fourteen of them Monzas. After some initial teething problems in 1975, Al Holbert took his Monza to the IMSA Championship in 1976 and 1977.
2015 Hall of Fame, 2015 Niello Concours, Solo Final Slush, Annual Meeting Minutes
Championship Series Finale – Double Regional 13 & 14, October 23-25
56th 4 Hour RDC Illgen Enduro
Annual Awards Banquet Moves to Willows
Sacramento Chapter Ends Year with “Bill Fleig” Memorial Enduro
Road Racing Championship Series Finale – Double Regional 13 & 14, October 23-25 – Annual Awards Banquet Moves to Willows
Sonoma Sprints Featuring the Spec Miata Festival
2015 Championship Series Winners
Election and Convention News
Sacramento Solo Rounds 11-14 and Car Control Clinic
Chico Concours d’Elegance
Sonoma Sprints Featuring the Spec Miata Festival / 2015 Championship Series Winners / Election and Convention News
Rolex Reunion at Mazda Raceway – paddock and track photos
56th RDC Four-Hour Enduro open for registration
Alfa Romeo at Pebble Beach and Laguna Seca – 1950’s
What my competition license means to me – Barry Hilton
Rolex Reunion / Alfa Romeo Archives / Candidate Statements