TTC Meeting Tuesday December 19th

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I hope everyone is doing well and is thinking about the next time we can race!  We are meeting on Tuesday the 19th at Players Pizza in Anderson.  Social hour 6pm – 7pm, meeting starts at 7pm.  We have some important topics to cover and would love to have your input – everyone is welcome!

Meeting Topics:

  • Update on Finances
    • Charitable Giving for 2017
  • Membership for 2018
  • Sponsorship for 2018
  • Race Entry Fee for 2018
  • Pre-Season Schedule
    • Timing Trailer Clean-up & Cone Culling Day
  • 2018 ‘Shasta AutoX Challenge Series” Schedule
  • Initiatives for Discussion
    • Review document for issues to address next season
  • General Discussion
I will have the Class Winner awards, so if you weren’t able to make it to the awards dinner, you can come to the meeting and pick yours up.
I hope to see you there!

2017 Champions!

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Congratulations to our 2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series champions!
 
Fast Driver: Dave Winterburn
PAX Champion: Troy Dewell
Class Winners:
Andrew Barbitta A Street Prepared
Brian Berry H Street
Glen Cash D Modified
Troy Dewell C Street Prepared
Blake DeWit Street Touring R
Jordan Enloe Street Touring X
Bob Fischer F Prepared
Ted Haley F Street
Mike Hall A Street
Danny Ide E Modified
Gary Kerch Super Street Prepared
Jayme Lancaster Street Touring FWD
Brian Nunes Super Street Modified
Cat Rice E Street
Keith Smith CAM-T
Mark Talkington Street Touring S
David Winterburn B Modified
The Club had a fantastic awards dinner on Saturday the 18th, and voting for next year’s club officers is just about wrapped (if you are a Club member and got an email from me asking for your vote, please reply ASAP!). We had a nice evening with great company, some fun door prizes, a slide show of ~1500 photos from this year’s events, music, a White Elephant gift exchange, and some great food – if you missed it this year, please join us in 2018, become a member, and plan to be there next year! A few photos are up on our Facebook page.
Election results will be posted soon, and our next club meeting is December 19th at 6pm at Player’s Pizza in Anderson. Our tentative 2018 pre-season schedule is posted on http://www.trinitytouringclub.com/
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and I’ll see you soon.

Racing this Weekend – Shasta AutoX Challenge Series 8 & 9 + Chili Cook-off!

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The weather looks great to cap off our 2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series this weekend at the Shasta Speedway in Anderson.  Jayme Lancaster and Cat Rice are the Race Directors, and the club is hosting a potluck Chili Cook-off Saturday evening – everyone is invited!

 
Friday 10.20
– Gates open at 3pm – campers are welcome this weekend!
– Track Setup is at 4:30pm
Saturday 10.21
– Gates open at 7:30am for registration and tech inspection
– Driver’s Meeting at 9am under the cover, followed by run groups 1 & 2
– Lunch break – Hot Dog cart available
– Driver’s Meeting for late registrants, followed by run groups 3 & 4
– Chili Cook-off Potluck @ the infield green from 5pm – 9pm ish
Sunday 10.22
– Gates open at 7:30am for registration and tech inspection
– Driver’s Meeting at 9am under the cover
– Lunch break – Chili Cook-off Potluck Leftover Goodness
– Driver’s Meeting for late registrants, followed by run groups 3 & 4
Entry fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members each day.  You may pre-pay and register on Saturday for Sunday’s event if you are racing with us both days.  Please arrive early enough to complete your registration, safety inspection, and to walk the track..  Novice racers are always welcome!
Chili Cook-off!  Trophies will be awarded for the Best, the Hottest, and the most Unique chili, based on your votes.  There will be tables setup with power for your crock pot, and the club is providing soft drinks, bowls, and utensils.  Bring your best chili effort or a side dish, a chair, and your favorite adult beverage, and join us in the infield for a great time after the race on Saturday.
Other Updates:
1.  Helmets:  Helmets are available to rent for just $1 (and we will hang onto your driver’s license until it is returned).  We are enforcing a 2005 or better helmet rule going forward.
2.  T-Shirts:  2017 TTC club t-shirts are available for $5 each.  Pick up an extra and help raise money for the club!  We are out of Mediums but have all other sizes.
3..  Recycling:  Look for the dedicated bins!  We’ll call it out in the driver’s meeting as well.
4.  2018 Officer Nominations Due:  We will be voting in November for President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, and 4 Board Members.  Get your nominations in by replying to this email or talk to me this weekend!
 
5.  Minimum Events for Class Championship:  You must have completed 4 races by the time we drop the final checkered flag on 10.22 to be eligible for a Class Championship.
6.  Save the Date – Year End Awards Dinner:  We well be getting together at 6pm Saturday, November 18th at 2655 Bechelli Lane in Redding for our year end dinner.  Fat Daddy’s BBQ will be catering, we will present season awards for 2017, vote for 2018 officers, and have a White Elephant gift exchange for those who wish to participate ($20 limit).  The dinner is $10 per person and the evening is BYOB.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more info soon!
See you at the track!

Meeting Tuesday 10.17 – ‘Octoberfast’ Weekend 10.21 – 10.22!

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Hello TTC members & friends!  We are meeting on Tuesday the 17th at Players Pizza in Anderson.  Social hour 6pm – 7pm, meeting starts at 7pm.  Our final race weekend of the 2017 ‘Shasta AutoX Challenge Series’ is almost here, which will be followed by our awards dinner a couple of weeks later, and finally voting for 2018 officers in our November club meeting.

Lots to do, and we need your help!  Please join us at this month’s meeting!

Meeting topics:
  • Update on Finances
  • ‘Octoberfast’ Weekend Event 10.21 – 10.22
    • Race Director(s)
      • Jayme Lancaster & Cat Rice
    • Setup Time on Friday afternoon
    • Who is camping @ the track?
    • Chili Cook-off & Potluck Coordinators
      • Need volunteers!
  • 2018 Officer Nominations are Due
    • President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer
    • Board Members (4)
    • Voting November 21st
  • Year End Awards Dinner
    • Tentative Date Saturday 11.04 or 11.11
      • Need volunteers to help with setup!
  • 2018 Schedule
    • Pre-Season Dates Requested (01.21, 02.25, 03.25)
  • General Discussion

Officer Nominations Due + Updates from 09.19 Meeting

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Club members & friends!  We had a great turn out for our September club meeting and made progress on our planning for our final race weekend 10.21 – 10.22.  We also discussed ideas for year end awards and our awards celebration to cap off the season.

1.  2018 Officer Nominations / Volunteers are Due Now!
President
Vice-President
Secretary/Treasurer
Board Members (4 total)
We need you to help run the show for 2018!  It takes a lot of effort and coordination to put on 12 races a year, and we need people to step up and give the biggest gift they can give – their time – to making this club and our events successful.
Not happy with the direction of the club?  Want to see more action on initiatives?  Have ideas that haven’t gotten attention?  Been to several races but aren’t a member yet?  This is where YOU volunteer to help make good things happen.  Reply to this email with officer nominations or to volunteer for 2018! 
2.  Minimum Events for Class Championship = 4
With a regular season of 9 events and one drop, that leaves 8 races for points.  You must have completed 4 races by the time we drop the final checkered flag on 10.22 to be eligible for a Class Championship.  Check the latest Points YTD results on http://www.trinitytouringclub.com/race-results/ to see where you stand, and come out and race with us in October!
3.  Octoberfast Chili Cook-off and Potluck Saturday 10.21 @ 6pm
Chili cooks, get ready!  Trophies will be awarded for the Best, the Hottest, and the most Unique chili, based on your votes.  There will be tables setup with power for your crock pot, and the club is providing soft drinks, bowls, and utensils.  Bring your best chili effort or a side dish, a chair, and your favorite beverage, and join us in the infield for a great time after the race on Saturday.
Potluck Items Needed:
– Chili (meat, vegetarian, hot, mild, insane, whatever you got, bring it!)
– Corn bread (butter, honey, etc.  I’m getting so hungry typing this)
– Salads
– Tortilla Chips + salsa / guacamole / dips
– Deserts
Our next club meeting is next week on Oct. 17th at Player’s Pizza in Anderson @ 6pm, where we will be wrapping up planning for the ‘Octoberfast’ race weekend and finalizing plans for our year end awards event.  Officer nominations will be reviewed at this meeting and voting will take place at our next club meeting in November.
Reach out to me with any questions!

Racing This Sunday! 2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series #7

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Who’s ready to get their race on this weekend?  It is the 7th points race of the season and 10th race of the year – if you’ve not made it out in a while, we’d love to see you at the track – the weather should be amazing!  Track setup is at 6pm on Saturday, please come out to the speedway and help us get the facility prepared for racing, the more people we have, the faster it goes.  Ray Dibble is our Race Director – I talked to him the other day and he’s already got a map done and is fired up!
Gates open at 7:30am on Sunday with driver’s meeting at 9am.  Entry fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  Please arrive early enough to complete your registration, safety inspection, and to walk the track.  Novice racers are always welcome!
Our next club meeting is the Tuesday after the race, September 19th @ 6pm at Player’s Pizza in Anderson.  We have planning to do to finish our season and set the stage for next year.  We need our board members and club members to attend.
Previous Updates:
1.  Helmets:  We have all new helmets that you can rent for just $1 (and we will hang onto your driver’s license until it is returned).  We will be enforcing the 2005 or better helmet rule going forward.
2.  T-Shirts:  2017 TTC club t-shirts are available for $10 each.  Pick up an extra and help raise money for the club!  We are out of Mediums but have all other sizes.
3.  Recycling:  Look for the dedicated bins!  We’ll call it out in the driver’s meeting as well.
 
4. Octoberfast 2017:  For our October two-day event, we are hosting a Chili Cookoff on Saturday, October 21st!  Awards will be presented for the hottest, the most unique, and the best overall chili, and the crowd will be the judges.  So dust off your best chili and corn bread recipes, and be thinking about how you are going to dominate what is sure to be some tough competition.
Come race with us this weekend!

2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series Race #6 – Sunday, August 20th

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Greetings racers and race fans! We are racing this weekend for our 6th points event of the year. Track setup is at 7pm Saturday – please come out to the speedway and help us get the facility prepared for racing. Jim Earle is our Race Director and will bring us maps for setup.

Gates open at 7:30am on Sunday with driver’s meeting at 9am. Entry fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Please arrive early enough to complete your registration, safety inspection, and to walk the track. Novice racers are welcome!

Downtown Dogs will be serving lunch – please support our vendor by bringing your appetite and a little extra cash! The club will have cold water and plenty of shade for the expected ~100 degree temps, and the Enloes are bringing their Portacool, so it should be a great summer day for racing.

Updates

1. Helmets: We have all new helmets that you can rent for just $1 (and we will hang onto your driver’s license until it is returned). We will be enforcing the 2005 or better helmet rule going forward.

2. T-Shirts: 2017 TTC club t-shirts are available for $10 each. Pick up an extra and help raise money for the club! We are out of Mediums but have all other sizes.

3. Recycling: Look for the dedicated bins! We’ll call it out in the driver’s meeting as well.

4. Octoberfast 2017: For our October two-day event, we are hosting a Chili Cookoff on Saturday, October 21st! Awards will be presented for the hottest, the most unique, and the best overall chili, and the crowd will be the judges. So dust off your best chili and corn bread recipes, and be thinking about how you are going to dominate what is sure to be some tough competition.

Please reach out with any questions, and I hope to see you at the track this weekend!

Meeting Tuesday August 15th – Racing Sunday August 20th

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We will be meeting Tuesday, August 15th at Players Pizza in Anderson.  We have two events to plan – our upcoming race on August 20th, and the following race on September 17th – and need good participation from our members at this meeting to be successful.
There are 4 races remaining this year and it would be grand to have some new Race Directors to help with designing the course and organizing the events.  There are a couple of folks who wanted to volunteer earlier in the year but couldn’t due to other obligations, so this is your time!
Meeting topics we plan to cover Tuesday include:
  • Update on Finances
  • Update on Non-Profit Status
  • Follow-ups from July race
  • Planning for next two points races 08.20 & 09.17
  • Discussion – ‘Octoberfast’ Weekend Event 10.21 – 10.22
  • Discussion – Year End Awards Dinner
  • General Discussion
See you there!

Shasta AutoX Challenge Series July Results

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July’s event is in the books – I appreciate everyone who braved the heat and came out for a fun day of racing with the Trinity Touring Club.  We had a great group and had several folks who ran for time in the morning and then for fun in the afternoon – that six-week break between races was a bit too long!  Complete event and Season to Date results are posted at http://www.trinitytouringclub.com/race-results/  – please let me know if anything is amiss with the numbers.  I’ll have some new photos published soon.
Our next club meeting is Tuesday, August 15th at Players Pizza in Anderson, and our next points race is Sunday, August 20th.  The Siskiyou Sports Car Club in Medford is having their July event this coming weekend under the lights and I believe the car raffle for the prepared RX7 will occur as well.  Links to the SSCC website and other neighboring club autocross info is now updated at http://www.trinitytouringclub.com/more-info/
If you were at the event and are missing a chair, a stainless steel coffee mug, or sunglasses, please reach out to me to claim them or they go on eBay!
I hope to see you at next month’s race.

2017 Shasta AutoX Challenge Series Race #5 – Sunday, July 23rd

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I hope everyone is ready for summertime autocross racing with the Trinity Touring Club!  Our fifth points race of the 2017 “Shasta AutoX Challenge Series” is this Sunday, July 23rd.
Track setup is at 7pm on Saturday – please come out and help us get the facility prepared for this Sunday’s race.  Troy Dewell is our Race Director and will bring us maps for setup.
Gates open at 7:30am on Sunday with driver’s meeting at 9am.  Entry fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  Please arrive early enough to complete your registration, safety inspection, and to walk the track.  Novice racers are welcome!  As it is going to be a hot day, we will do all we can to start on time and keep things moving – help us out by arriving early!
Downtown Dogs will be serving lunch – please support our vendor by bringing your appetite and a little extra cash!  The club will have cold water, the big Porta Cool (thanks Danny!), and shade on hand to beat the heat.
Updates
1.  Helmets:  We are purchasing 5 new helmets with the latest 2015 certification.  These helmets will be available to rent for $1 and we will hang onto your driver’s license until it is returned.  We will be enforcing the 2005 or better helmet rule going forward, so if your helmet doesn’t comply, you can use one of ours for a dollar.  What a deal!
2.  T-Shirts:  2017 TTC club t-shirts are available for $15 each.  Pick up an extra and help raise money for the club!  We are out of Mediums but have all other sizes.
 
3.  Recycling:  Cat and Gary have a plan to collect our recyclables.  Look for the dedicated bins!  We’ll call it out in the driver’s meeting as well.
4.  Classifieds:  Are you a member of the club and have something car or racing related to sell?  Send me an email with the details and a link to your Craigslist or eBay item, and I will send it out to our general mailing list.  This is for your personal automotive items only, no commercial ventures or dining room tables please.
Please reach out with any questions, and I hope to see you at the track this weekend!