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Next Membership Meeting Is Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

October’s meeting will occur at the usual spot, The Orchard Tavern, Albany, at 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 7th.  Come on out and catch up with friends on this past season’s thrills.  We’ll likely be discussing upcoming elections, the Knock Off, the Mini Con in November as hosted by MoHud, and begin planning for the awards banquet in December.  New members are always welcome!  Please come out and be a part of your club.

*UPDATE* October’s Knock Off Newsletter Will Be Published

Tim Frink will be attempting to help us get some important info out about the upcoming MiniCon we are hosting in November in Saratoga Springs.  Look for it soon!

Original post: KO Editor emeritus Lisa Hanifan reports that due to a lack of submitted articles October’s KO edition will not be published.  Look for a new issue in November.  Also, we are welcoming a new face to begin taking over KO editor duties – Tim Frink, of MoHud Solo fame, will be taking the reins from Lisa.  Many, many thanks to Lisa Hanifan for her years of excellent KO stewardship, patience, and dedication to putting out a fine product, and welcome aboard Tim Frink!

MoHud Club Trial Gave Several MoHud Members A Thrill

16 cars made up the MoHud Club Trial field at the recent NER “Back To The Future II” club racing weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.  Many of the participants were from the MoHud Solo ranks – 7 of them are current competitors in the 2015 Solo season!   The field was led for a few recon laps by Bruce Kosakoski, who volunteered as classroom instructor, assisted by chairman Jim Bucci, who also went out on track, and with assistance from Trish Bucci, registrars Todd & Nancy Boice, Greg Rickes, and others.  EJ Smith got to watch the action from the end of the front straight, flagging at Station 1.   Feedback has been very positive from those participants we’ve talked with about the event, and they’ve posted up some videos of their laps on the MoHud Facebook page.  Many thanks to all who participated and to those who made it happen.


“Mr. Jim”, one of the builders of this RST Performance RX-8, got a gift from the race crew: some track time behind the wheel of his creation.

From one of the participants, folks from RST Performance:  “The time trial event was fantastic!!! We were able to get Mr. Jim, one of the guys that helped build the RX8’s out on track… wish we had both of our cars done so we could have sent Randy out as well, next time!  Thanks again, I hope that the event was a success for the region   :)

– Raymond”


MoHud Logo Merchandise Now Available

Mohawk-Hudson Region logo gear is now available via  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

Check out Michael Roselli’s MoHud documentary, a UAlbany film class project. Watch the full 20-minute movie on YouTube full-screen in 1080p, and read about its production here.

The current Knock Off is now available! Click the pic and the KO will load in a new window. Or, right-click and ‘save as’ to download for later viewing.

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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