Minutes of the October Membership Meeting - Mike Petrusko

RE Bill Pintaric opened the meeting at 8 PM

Mike Petrusko motioned and Greg Alley seconded
to approve minutes as printed in TRACK. Passed

Trophies: Sandi won’t be back from Kansas in time to handle trophies for the Golden Harvest race. Greg Grucella volunteered to call the manufacturer about them, Greg Alley said he can pick them up if needed.

It was announced that MVR will not put on a driver school next spring. Great Lakes will possibly host it at Nelson Ledges, it will probably be a double.

Motion: Greg Grucella, 2nd: Carl Holbrook, Passed
To pay for weekend/short term membership for Milo Rodgers if he wants to come to the Golden Harvest race and check out a race weekend.

Officer Elections:

RE:   Nominated: Bill Pintaric
Motion to close nominations: Cliff McCandless, 2nd: Carl Holbrook Passed unanimously

Asst. RE:   Nominated: Mike Petrusko
Motion to close nominations: Greg Grucella, 2nd: Cliff McCandless  Passed unanimously

Treasurer:   Nominated:  Sandi Kryder
Motion to close nominations: Cliff McCandless, 2nd: Greg Grucella Passed unanimously

Secretary:   Nominated: Greg Alley
Motion to close nominations: Mike Petrusko, 2nd: Greg Grucella  Passed unanimously

2 year Trustee:   Nominated: Scott Nutter
Motion to close nominations: Cliff McCandless, 2nd: Greg Alley Passed unanimously

1 year Trustee:  Nominated:  Paul Morrison
Motion to close nominations: Cliff McCandless, 2nd: Carl Holbrook Passed unanimously

Motion to adjourn made Greg Grucella, 2nd: Carl

 24 Hour of Nelson Ledges - Sandi Kryder

I failed to mention that Ken Mast also drove in the Margarita Motorsports Spec Miata which finished 3rd in at the 24 Hours of Nelson Ledges.

Membership Report  by Sandi Kryder

As usual, we have approx. 200 members including duals.

Condolences to Charles Grucella.  His wife (also a member) Frances passed away on Oct. 17.

Get Well wishes to Les Walter to had heart by-pass surgery on Oct. 12th.

Get Well wishes to Barbara Barnhart.

A reminder to the following members who dues are renewable in October:

Matias Bonnier   Filippo Caruso
Matt Carson    Charles Genaro
Happy Birthday to:

Todd Allen         11/9
Mike Baum       11/19
Cindy Gabri          11/30
Sonny Libecco    11/9
Carson Miller    11/18
Kathryn Pintaric    11/7
Dinah Rhodeback   11/26
Kim Smith       11/25
Mack Stambaugh    11/6

2007 SCCA Run-Offs - Sandi Kryder

The best improvement was no one had to hear those two horrible words "HOLY TOPEKA" all week.

The second best improvement was the weather.  Mid 90's during test days and 75 - 80 during the week of the run offs.  The only day the weather was really bad was on Saturday Race day.  Severe thunderstorms delayed the racing for about 2 hrs.  The officials shorted the races to 30 minutes.  The racing did not get started until about noon.

MVR had several members participating this year.

Bill Pintaric finished fifth GTL.  His week started out well and had the usual ups & downs.  Test Day went great.  Monday was the only time that GTL had a solo qualifying session.   Bill's brand new engine had some issues and he only got in 6 or 7 laps of qualifying, but his time stood up for the rest of the week.  His final qualifying position was fifth.

David Pintaric qualified 6th in T1.  Each day his times got faster, but then so did the other 5 T1 guys.  David had an on track incident and had to pit.  This put him a lap down.  He finished 16th.

Amy Ruman qualified her GT 1 car in 6th place.  Amy got hit on the first lap, causing enough damage to her car, that she had to retire.  Not what she was hoping for.

Scott Lane was in his first ever Run-Offs.  He qualified his AS in 29th and finished 18th.  Scott got taken out by the 1st and 2nd place cars with a lap to go, which also resulted in the leaders finishing a lap down.  Guess there is justice in the world.

Gary Martz qualified his EP in 22 and finished 13th.  This was Gary's first time to HPT.   Each day his times got faster.

The improvements that the HPT made to the layout made for faster racing.  I did not hear any complaints from the drivers this year about the track being an autocross course.  However, they were saying at the beginning of the week that there were no passing zones.  Perhaps they found new ones by the end of the week.  And the cement walls were very close to the track without a lot of protection around them.

Some things were greatly improved - T & S for example.  Results were located in several places in the paddock and they were out in a timely manner.  Registration was a breeze again.  The announcing staff was 1,000 times better.  Of course they had the Mid Ohio/Road America announcers.   There was also water available in the form of a car wash pad.  Thanks to Mothers who donated their products at the pad sight (car wash, buckets, sponges etc.).  There were more places to dump used motor oil and antifreeze.

Other things were not so good.  Officiating, EMS just to name a couple of SCCA areas.  Tech (kept cars hostage for lengthy periods of time).   HPT bumped up the cost of the paved paddock spaces (grass paddock is free and a bog when it rains).  If you needed something shipped to the track there was $5.00 fee per package.   Hotels decided that racers have a lot of money so they raised the rates from 2006.

The total entries were down about 100 cars.  I heard rumors that the volunteer worker force was down about 100 workers.


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