MoHud Needs Your Current Email Address!
Each month we email out a notice to our members giving them a heads up when the latest Knock Off newsletter has been published. However, we receive a significant number of bounce-back emails indicating the email address is no longer valid. Our email list comes primarily from SCCA themselves, so if we have the wrong email address for you then that means SCCA National has the wrong email address for you as well! Please take a moment to log onto the SCCA.com website and verify your contact and membership information is correct. Thanks!
Next Membership Meeting Will Be April 5th
Our next membership meeting will be on April 5th, 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 “4 Points” Fun Rally – Saturday March 4th
Saturday’s 4 Points Fun Rally was a bit cold, but luckily other than the drivers meeting we spent most of the time in our vehicles. 11 entries turned out to make for the largest attendance for a rally in recent memory. The route was a bit challenging because… there wasn’t a route. Entrants were given 4 destinations that held an answer to a trivia question; the winner would get the correct answers and visit all 4 destinations in the lowest total mileage traveled. The awards dinner at the end was full of good food and funny stories about the challenges we all faced in completing the task.
Award winners were:
- 3rd Place – EJ Smith / Pat Clair
- 2nd Place – Ken Relation / Michelle Relation
- 1st Place – Tom Patnode / Iris Meadow
Drawing for a free seat for the 2017 MoHud Solo season – Arn Beebe.
And the “DLBF”* winner was…. The Bass Family: Ron, Eileen, and Shaina
*- Dead Last But Finished
Look for pics in the upcoming Knock Off!
2017 Solo Season Dates Announced
Solo Chief Russ Burckhard has announced the following dates are set for the 2017 Solo season (all events at McCarty Ave OGS parking lot:
- Saturday, April 29: Test-n-Tune
- Sunday, April 30: Event 1
- Sunday, June 4: Event 2
- Saturday, June 24: Solo School & Test-n-Tune
- Sunday, June 25: Event 3
- Sunday, July 23: Event 4
- Sunday, August 13: Event 5
- Sunday, August 27: Event 6
- Sunday, October 1: Event 7
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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