Time for elections in the NWOR SCCA

    I am looking for nominations for Officers and Director-at-Large positions on the Solo Board.  Many of the people have held these positions for several years and would welcome the opportunity to do something different or take a break.  SO, IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU THINK WOULD BE GOOD AT ANY OF THE POSITIONS, PLEASE REPLY TO ME WITH THE NOMINATION.  Nominations will also be accepted at the September and October meetings.  Elections, if needed, will be held in December.


    In order for a member to be nominated for an Office or a Director-at-Large, he/she must have been a member of the region for the preceding fiscal year.

    An Officer or Director-at-Large must maintain a current membership during his/her entire tenure as an Officer or Director-at-Large or shall relinquish his/her rights and privileges as an Officer or Director-at-Large.

    In addition, a candidate for Director-at-Large must also have served as an SCCA or NWOR Officer or an SCCA or NWOR board member or an SCCA or NWOR committee member or be approved as a candidate by the Board of Directors.

    Duties of elected officials:

    Regional Executive and Assistant Regional Executive:  The Regional Executive shall preside at all meetings of the members and directors and shall perform the duties usually appertaining to the office.  He/She may call special meetings of the members under the provisions of Article III, Section 3.  He/She shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.  In the absence of the Regional Executive or in the case of his/her death, resignation of inability or act, the Board of Directors shall designate some person to fill the unexpired term.  The Assistant Regional Executive shall act as Chairperson of the Membership Committee.  The Regional Executive will be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

    Secretaries:  Secretaries shall attend all meetings of the members and Directors.  Recording Secretary shall record all minutes and votes in a book kept for that purpose.  He/She shall have custody of the Corporate Seal and the Corporation’s records.  He/She shall perform all other duties incident to this office.  In the absence of the Recording Secretary, the Corresponding Secretary shall act.  Corresponding Secretary shall keep an up-to-date roll of all members and Directors.  He/She shall give notices of meetings of the members required by law of the By-Laws and shall issue all official Corporation correspondence when required by the Board of Directors.  If there is a vacancy in either office, the Board of Directors shall designate some person to fill the unexpired term.

    Treasurer: The Treasurer shall, be subject to such conditions and restrictions as be made by the Board of Directors, have custody of all monies, debts, and obligations belonging to the Corporation and deposit same in the Corporation account.  He/She shall make all payment of Corporation debts, checks, drafts, notes, or other orders for payment of money.  They shall give bond, at Corporation expense, if required by the Board of Directors.  The Treasurer shall give a report on the financial status of the Corporation at the Annual Meeting, and if so requested, at any other meeting.  No obligation, debt, or other liability shall be incurred by the Treasurer without the specific prior approval of the Regional Executive or Board of Directors.  If there is vacancy in the office, the Board of Directors shall designate some person to fill the unexpired term.

    Directors-at-Large:  The principle purpose of the Directors-at-Large is to give continuity and direction to Regional affairs.  The Directors-at-Large will concern themselves with the long-term objectives of the Region.  The continuing Director-at-Large will serve as the chairperson of the nominating committee for the annual election.

    Current Officers:
    Bryan Rawlins – Regional Executive
    Kevin Lewis – Assistant Regional Executive
    Charina Hansen – Recording Secretary
    Elaine Chrismas – Treasurer
    Erik Helin – Corresponding Secretary
    Robert Chrismas – Director at Large
    Lee Franz – Director at Large

    Phil Schmidt – Historian
    Peg Hull – Public Affairs
    Carmen Rowlands – Social Director

    Solo Board:
    Dax Bushmeyer – Solo Chair
    Bryan Rawlins – Solo Chair
    Mark Sommer – Safety Steward
    Phil Schmidt – Safety Steward
    John Souder - Tech Chief
    Steve Weatherwax - Registration Chief
    Carmen Rowlands – Registration Chief
    Ben Machoukas – Worker Chief
    John Bradbury – Worker Chief
    Andrew Blaseman – Waiver Chief
    Lisa Stankavich – Waiver Chief
    Robert Chrismas – Timing and Scoring Chief
    Larry Kurtz – Points Keeper
    Steve Dormann – Grid Chief

    We are also looking for someone to take the responsibility of Set-Up Chief and/or Teardown Chief with the main responsibility of getting the Solo truck to the events and make sure it gets back to storage.

    Lee Franz
    Director-at-Large NWOR SCCA


    An SCCA member (not NWOR) is writing a book about the SCCA Racing on Put-In-Bay (South Bass Island) in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He would also like to include information of the annual Solo's that were held in the early 1980's. If you have (or know of someone who may have) pictures of the Solos or the race events, please contact Phil Schmidt, NWOR Historian.


    Congratulations to all !

  • NWOR at the 2011 SOLO NATIONALS

    On August 30th - September 2nd, 2011, 24 NWOR Members attended the 2011 TireRack SCCA Solo National Championship in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Find out how they did here: NWOR 2011 SOLO Nationals Results


    Please let your entire Region know it was a pleasure working with them and the event was one of the finest I ever worked...thanks for a great weekend.
    Sandi Brown Chief of Administration
    SCCA Solo Events


    Thanks to everyone for an excellent event.  Definitely the hottest we have ever had at NWOR.  All told we had (47) NWOR members out of (354) entrants (13%).  Of those we had (15) trophies winners (32%).  The trophy winners were as follows (hopefully I did not miss any!):

    ST    Jeff Mabrey-1st
    STS   Andy Pfotenhauer-6th
    STSL  Hilary Anderson-2nd
    STR   Andrew Palotta-4th
    Johnny Rose-7th
    BSP   Alex Jones-1st
    XP    Kevin Lewis-1st
    Bryan Rawlins-2nd
    EP    Chris Raglin-1st
    Robert Chrismas-3rd
    GP    Scott Hearne-2nd
    SSM   Tim Carrite-4th
    FM    Paul Magee-1st
    F125  Alan Sheidler-3rd
    FJA   Ben Raglin-2nd

    Thanks to all who worked the pre-event positions and especially to those that worked as Chiefs for the entire weekend or in the case of Bill Hull and Lee Franz just worked the entire weekend without running.  

    Special thanks to the Port Authority and their personnel including maintenance, the police, Dawn Wenk the in-house counsel, and particularly Steve Arnold the Airport Director.

    Begin thinking what we can do better for next year whether we have a Tour or Pro.


    Special note:  Thanks to Bill Hull for working with myself and the Port Authority on the Safety procedures and protocols.  Unfortunately, we did have to enact the medical response on Friday, but the good news is that it worked well.  The police and Air National Guard EMS responded quickly and professionally.  Also, the person involved is doing well and drove himself home on Saturday morning.

  • MAY 15 & 16 EVENT

    The issue with PayPal has been resolved and the double event weekend May 15/16 at Toledo Express is now open for registration.  You have the choice of running Saturday or Sunday for the regular entry fees or both days for a $10 discount off of the total.

    Both events will count as NWOR points events towards season totals. This gives us a total of 10 Events for the season, so in order to qualify for Class Champion, etc. you need to run 6 events in the same class. (One more than one half.)


    Congratulations to all !

Monday,December 11th  2017


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