RE REMARKS - Bill Pintariac

By the time you get this issue of TRACK, it will be the end of January and the memories of the holidays will likely to remembered as “we worked so hard, and now they’re over” And now begins the season of it lasts a long time, but we’re having fun. Racing season is about to get started. Its’ about this time of year that Sandy (my wife) says she can tell that I need to get back racing. Too many late apexes and drafting on the freeways. She usually just goes to sleep and hopes that we get there in one piece. So far, so good.

Anyway, the racing season is about to get underway. The Florida races have come and gone. Next up for Mahoning Valley is the awards presentation. As with last year, we will be presenting awards to region members who have contributed above and beyond for the region. We will be holding the presentation at the March membership meeting on March 9th. Come cheer your fellow members.

The NeOhio Comp clinic returns after a year’s absence on March 17, 2007 at the IX Center in Cleveland. A worthwhile event to attend for anyone that races or has an interest in racing. Nice time to see some people who may not have seen since the fall.

The Mahoning Valley Drivers School is scheduled for April 20, 21, and 22.  It’s a double school and we are expecting a large turnout of students. Bill Kasmer has accepted the position of Chief Instructor, and the region can certainly use all of your help.  Thanks in advance for all those who help out, and a call for those you haven’t been to a driver’s school to come out and see what it’s like. It’s interesting to watch a potential race driver begin his or her “career” at a school. The range of emotions; fear, excitement, nervousness, and who knows what else. Come on up and help these new drivers, they are the future of our club. Also a driver school is a great place to become involved in any other race specialty, Flagging and Communication, Tech, Timing and Scoring, or whatever else that interests you. The people who volunteer at these specialties are always willing to meet new people and involve them in an event.

Hope to see you soon.

2007 Tech Items - Paul Morrison

Here are some tech item changes that we should all be aware of.

Section 11.1 Annual Inspections Now on a 12 month period rather than annually. Logbook Annual is to include the date of the expiration of the safety harness.

Section 11.3.1 Track Measurment No longer a requirement for National races but two items decided by the Chief Technical Inspector and the Chief Steward may be checked.

Section 11.3.3.B Scales may be platform,invidual to weigh one axle,or individual to weigh each wheel. If all 4 wheels can't be weighed at one time then the driver shall be weighed independently of the car. Scales and weights shall be certified.

Section 17.3.1 Vehicle Logbooks shall remain in the posession of a Divisional or National Scrutineer prior to their issuance.

Section 17.4.1 Fuel testing Elimination of the Reagent D Test and removal of the No Black Pos in Reagent A test for ALL SS,SM,T,IT,SRF Olds SR running as CSR and all Rotary Engines.

Section 17.23.2 Helmets Shall be SA2000,SFI31.1,Or FIA 8860-2004 or later.

Section 17.30 Window Nets Shall release from the top and drop down,not flipped up on the roof

Section 18.6 Roll Cages in Production cars with Gold seal or gold letter status prior to 1/1/05 may continue to race. Other cars must mave correct hoop construction

Section 18.2.7 Two Door Barrs required for all SS and IT cars. X style bars are acceptable in these cars.

Section 1.2.4.P.1 Spec lines have precedence over class rules.

These are a shortened version of the rule changes and you should consult the GCR for exact wordings and specifications.

Please feel free to contact me for Annual inspection prior to your races and with the change in the rule for Annual inspection,it would be a good idea to have a second Annual done later in the year and eliminate some of the rush in 2008.


Competition Clinic
IX Center Conference Center

Neohio is once again organizing its Competition Clinic, for Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the IX Center Conference Center.  We skipped this event in 2006, but due to the feedback about how valuable our Comp Clinic is, we decided to bring it back.  Please hold the date.  We will provide more information as we plan the event.

We will be recruiting businesses for vendor tables and various sponsorships.  Interested businesses should contact Sherrie Weitzenhof at / (330) 666-2627 (call between 6:00 – 9:00 PM), or Connie Peplowski at  / (440) 442-4521.

Updates on the comp clinic will be on our website,

Valvoline Named Official Oil of SCCA
SCCA Staff Writers

TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 12, 2007) – Sports Car Club of America, Inc. and Valvoline announced today a partnership that names Valvoline the Official Oil of SCCA through 2008.

“One of our strategic goals at SCCA is to partner with absolute industry leaders, and renewing our relationship with Valvoline underscores that goal,” SCCA President and CEO Jim Julow said. “Like SCCA is to motorsports, Valvoline is a leader in the automotive oil industry, and with the heritage of both organizations, this is a great partnership.”

“SCCA members are passionate about their sport and about cars,” Valvoline Director of Marketing and Motorsports Bryan Emrich said. “Our continuing involvement with SCCA puts our high performance products at center stage for a large group of influencers.”

Valvoline will have a strong presence at SCCA’s major events, including The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships and the SCCA National Championship Runoffs®. Additionally, the Valvoline brand will prominently appear at The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour and ProSolo events, the SCCA National Convention, on SCCA’s Web site and in its official publications.


SCCA - Founded in 1944, the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 55,000-plus member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 112 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events include the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs® at Heartland Park Topeka and The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships at Topeka, Kan. For more information, please visit

Valvoline - Valvoline, a division of Ashland Inc., has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil company and is a leading innovator and supplier of quality, high-performing automotive and industrial products in more than 100 countries. Best known for its lubricants, Valvoline also markets Eagle One® appearance products, Car Brite® car restoration products, Zerex® antifreeze, SynPower® performance products, Pyroil® automotive chemicals and MaxLife® products created for higher-mileage engines. Valvoline also has a stake in the quick-lube market with its Valvoline Instant Oil Change® unit. For more information, please visit

Membership Report

We have about 200 members including dual members.

Welcom new member Matt Meara from Conneaut, OH.

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Greg Alley        2/18
Sherry Baker    2/28
Constantin Gheorge   2/14
Dave Klein     2/18
Greg Lesky       2/12
Chris McCord          2/26
Matt Miller       2/16
Bill Pintaric    2/4
Bob Ruman    2/27
Brent Walton    2/28

February Renewals

Mark Buckles
Steve Dominish
Cynthia Gabri
Alan Johnston
Reed & Sandi Kryder
The Scott Nutter Family


Free to Mahoning Valley, Neohio, Misery Bay, Steel Cities and Western New York Regions members.  Ads will run 3 consecutive times (asterisks at the beginning of the ad indicates how many times the ad has run).  Ads must be resubmitted after their 3rd run.

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

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

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

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