TRACK - APRIL, 2007 ISSUE



2006 AWARDS

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2006 Award winners.

Worker of the Year  Jon Beck
Member of the Year  Cliff McCandless
National Driver of the Year David Pintaric
Regional Driver of the Year Scott Nutter



Membership Report - Sandi Kryder

We still have approx. 200 members including duals.

Welcome new members:

Brian Ross of Cortland, OH
Mike Seansiger of Canal Fulton, OH
Jared Vogt of Leavittsburg, OH
 

The following members have April renewals:

Jennifer Badger
The Hal Baker Family
Ray & Barbara Barnharat
Thomas Bumgardner
Cynthia Gabri
Jeremy Ganss
The McCann Family
Christopher McCord
Mike Petrusko
Robert Soltis
The Vernis Family

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Ron Baldine   4/9
Thomas Bumgardner  4/15
Patrick Cavanaugh  4/3
Jeremy Cesene   4/29
Cassie Doinoff   4/6
Steve Dominish   4/15
Jeremy Ganss   4/30
Vick Marsh   4/30
Doug Marsh         4/14
Ryan McCann   4/14
Vicki Nutter    4/19
Brandon Nutter   4/12
Steve Selments   4/21
Tim Walton   4/14
Kera Yelkin   4/21


Annual Techs/Driver Physicals

Nelson Ledges tech crew will be performing Annual Techs at Nelson Ledges on Saturday, March 31 and April 14 from noon until 4:00. If you are interested in setting up a time please contact Maurice LaFond at 440-946-2207 evenings after 7:00 or at mrl1070@yahoo.com

Dr. Mike Saddleton has agreed to do SCCA Drivers physicals for us again this year. He will be doing these at Nelson Ledges in the Registration Building on Saturday, April 14 from noon until 4:00. If you are interested in setting up a time contact Debbie LaFond at 440-946-2207 evenings after 7:00 or fastlady1026@yahoo.com.


A Timers View - by Cindy Gabri

Timing and scoring has changed dramatically over the past thirty years with new technologies. Timing with stopwatches has gone from the main system, to emergency backup. Computers, transponders and I-card have taken first in timing systems. These improvements have made timing easier in some ways.

Timing still needs workers. Taping is still necessary to do lap charts to back up the modern timing system. Lap tapes and charts are used to determine a cars place in-group standing during or at the end of each on
track session. In case of a system or transponder failure or a dispute, lap tapes and chart are used to help determine a cars position.

Each group of cars on course has lap tapes written. The number of every car crossing the start/finish line is written down in the order in which it crosses. This takes concentration with packs of cars not to miswrite or omit a car number. This is not much of a problem in small
groups, but in larger groups have tendencies to bunch up in large packs. Normally this is not a big problem for timers, unless there are distractions. The spectacular view for officials, crew and drivers is interesting from the timing tower. Spectators are welcome but, please, have
consideration for the workers in the timing tower. They are trying to do their jobs as efficiently as they can. The continual or loud discussions behind the timers can be a distraction at times.

Illegible numbers on a car can be a timerís nightmare at times. Fancy or elaborate graphics on a car are stunning and surely make a car look good standing on the ground admiring it setting still. Add movement, speed and
distance those neat graphics can blur or become confusing to read. If your
A Timers View - by Cindy Gabri (cont.)

car has numbers and graphics that might look cluttered or busy it may be hard to make out in the fraction of a second a timer has to read it. This can and often does result in missing the car number and/or others in the
approaching group. Clear-cut numbers with a clear background are easy to read. If you think, your graphics might not be clear you can have a friend or crew member go up to timing and try to write a list of approaching cars with you in the pack to see how easy it is to distinguish the car numbers.

Experience is not necessary to work in timing if you have an interest.

Come on up. Join us. Try it.


WORKER'S NEEDED

MVR is hosting the only drivers school at Nelson Ledges in 2007.  It will be a Double School.  Which means cars on track on a Friday.  The date of the school is April 20-22.

MVR members - we need your help.  While all the regions chip in with providing workers - it would be nice if for once MVR had the majority of them.  You do not need experience in a particular speciality to help out.
Lunches are provided and dinner on Saturday night.

Speciality areas are:

F & C
Grid
Pit
Tech
Sound
Start
Registration
T & S

See the enclosed entry for times.


MVR Double Driver School Schedule

Schedule

Friday - April 20, 2007
  8:00am - 7:30pm    Registration
  8:30am - 5:30pm Tech Inspection
  9:00am  Mandatory classroom
11:00am  Course rides w/instructors
Noon (approx)  25 Minute Alternating On Track     Sessions by Groups

Saturday - April 21, 2007
7:00am - 10:00am  Registration
7:15am - 7:45 am  Course rides with instructors
7:30am - 4:30pm    Tech Inspection
8:00am        25 Minute Alternating On Track     Sessions by Groups
 
   Lunch

Noon (approx)  25 Minute Alternating On Track     Session by Groups  followed by     5 Lap Races by Groups

3:00pm (approx.) 25 Minute Sessions for Groups     1,2 & 3

Dinner for ALL DRIVERS, CREW AND WORKERS to be held under Timing & Scoring Tower at the end of the day.

Sunday - April 22, 2007

7:00am - 10:00am Registration
7:15am - 7:45 am  Course rides with instructors
7:30am   Tech inspection
7:15am   Motorsports Ministries
8:00am        25 Minute Alternating On Track     Sessions by Groups
 
    Lunch

1:00 pm (approx) 25 Minute Alternating On Track     Sessions by Groups followed by    5 Lap Races by Groups
 

PLEASE NOTE;  REGISTRATION WILL BE OPENING AT 7:00 AM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20.
 


CLASSIFIEDS

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** FOR SALE: GTech Pro RR, Never Used.  Still in box. $240.00.  Call Reed Kryder 330-854-4889.

** RACE CAR PREP:  Kryderacing offers race car preparation, chassis set up, trackside services, etc.   Check out their Website www.kryderacing.com

** Driver's School Car Rental: We are having a double driver's school at Nelson this April and I have some cars to rent. They are IT-C Renaults and are very reliable and competitive in that class. I have some drivers suits that you could use in various sizes (they got bigger as I got larger). You would need your own racing underwear, shoes and helmet. Double school, 3/4 rental. For information, Contact Carl Holbrook at 330-856-7841 or email to cholb2698@aol.com if interested.

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** Race Rental:
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*** FOR RENT:  ITS Nissan 240SX or ITA NX2000 for Regionals or Driver Schools. Kryderacing - 330-854-4889.

*** FOR SALE:  Motec M48 Engine Management System.  Call 330-854-4889 for details.