Next Membership Meeting Will Be February 1st
Our next membership meeting will be on February 1st, held in the back room of The Orchard Tavern, in Albany. Official meeting starts at 7:30pm, but we start gathering for a meal or drink around 6pm.
MoHud Officers Elected for 2017
If you missed attending the recent awards banquet, the 2017 slate of officers was announced:
- Regional Executive: Jim Bucci
- Assistant Regional Exec: EJ Smith
- Secretary: Ron Bass
- Treasurer: Vince DePaul
- Directors at Large: Bruce Kosakoski, Dick Stewart
We had 66 guests attend the awards banquet and share in an evening of camaraderie and fun. The staff of the German American Club served a well-received buffet. In addition to the Solo season trophies handed out, the following Solo specialty trophies were also awarded:
- Novice of the Year: Christopher Keenan
- Most Improved Driver of the Year: Jose Martinez
- Female Driver of the Year: Tracey Burckhard
- Driver of the Year: Adam Torrey
- Worker of the Year: Jon Kirschman
Club Racing awards:
- NEDiv Champions
- T3 – Greg Pecora
- T4 – Jared Lendrum
- P1 – Jonathan Eriksen
- NYSRRC Champions
- SM2 – BK Karl
- T3 – Greg Pecora
- T4 – Jim Bucci
- SR3 – Dave Ferguson
- FP – Jack Hanifan
- MoHud Regional Points Champion – Evan Karl
- NARRC Champion: SM2 – Evan Karl
- Driver of the Year (tie!)
- Charlie Campbell – FP NE Majors Champ, 3rd place at RunOffs
- Jared Lendrum – NEDiv T4 Champ, 5th place at RunOffs
Congratulations to all!
MoHud Logo Merchandise Now Available
Mohawk-Hudson Region logo gear is now available via SCCARegionGear.com. MoHud member Rich Welty has recently ordered a logo’d Nike Dri-Fit polo shirt and reports he’s impressed with the quality of the product (you can see pictures of it on the MoHud Facebook page). You can order items now, or if there’s enough interest, we can arrange a group order for an additional discount. Look for details in an upcoming Knock Off newsletter.
MoHud: The Documentary
Mohawk-Hudson Region (#65) of the Sports Car Club of America is based in upstate New York’s Capital District and Adirondacks, bordering New York Region (downstate), Southern New York Region (along the PA border), Central New York Region (Syracuse – Utica – Rome), Canada, and New England Region (everything east of the NY border).
MoHud members participate in active Club Racing, Solo, and PDX programs. MoHud’s annual club race, the John Stim Memorial, takes place at beautiful Lime Rock Park each summer. Want to learn how to go racing? Contact our race or membership chairs to receive more information.
Don’t own a race car? Try our Solo (AutoCross) or PDX (track day) programs, which allow you to drive your regular street car on a closed course at speed. Solo events are held in large open parking lots, with one car at a time around a course delineated by traffic cones. You’re timed and grouped with like cars, and there’s always a novice walk-through in the morning and other drivers willing to lend a hand.
Track days are hosted at famous road courses like Lime Rock Park, where you’ll get seat time driving full-out on the track in your own vehicle. We pair you with an instructor when you’re starting out and the day includes classroom instruction.
For fun on open public roads, try a RoadRally (also called TSD or Time-Speed-Distance). TSD rallies take place at legal speeds and follow a carefully plotted course mapped out and distributed the morning of the event — so bring a navigator!
Don’t like to race? Don’t worry because in addition to the driving-related, MoHud also hosts a variety of extracurricular group outings each year courtesy of activities director Pete Smith. Annual events include a golf outing, August’s family go-kart night — in addition to our award banquets and regular monthly meetings. There’s always a strong social aspect even at the race track.
To get started: Read about MoHud, learn how to join, and check out our monthly newsletter the Knock Off. If you’re new and don’t know where to start, contact our membership chair or the chair of the program you’re interested in.
Join the MoHud Facebook page! Our Facebook page has a lot of activity and is a place to get quick notice of news and notes. Activity has slowed considerably on our forums here, but you’re welcome to check them out. Not a member of our forums yet? Give them a try, register today. You’ll get the updates and be able to take part in event discussions. Talk shop and bench race, or try selling those spare parts cluttering the garage.
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