2019 Meeting Updates

2019 Meeting Information

Meeting starts at 7:30PM unless otherwise noted. You are welcome to arrive early at 6-6:30PM for dinner (at your own cost
), and to socialize

11/06/2019 Board Meeting and General Membership Meeting (All Welcome)                         Bella Luna Trattoria 5060 William pen Highway Monroeville Pa 15146                            (724) 733-2662















2019 Jim “Rocky” Farrar Halloween Regional Races

2019 Jim “Rocky” Farrar Halloween Regional Races

After much discussion, the Steel Cities Region Competition Board has made the  following changes to the event:
  • The Team Bracket Enduro Challenge has been changed to a Club Racing Experience Bracket Enduro.
  • Teams are not required when entering the enduro. Only one driver is required.  Multi driver teams are permitted.
  • The enduros have been changed to 60 minutes each.
  • The Club Racing Experience Bracket Enduro entry fee has been changed from $600 to $450.
  • Qualifying sessions have been changed from 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Saturday races have been changed from 12 laps to 13 laps (25 minutes max)
  • Sunday races have been changed from 15 laps to 22 laps (40 minutes max)
  • There is no late fee.
This event is being held in conjunction with a two day Steel Cities Region Solo event. The parking area will be shared with the solo participants. 

Double NEDiv Championship Points Event,
Team Bracket Endurance Challenge Race,
U.S. Formula First Championship,
NYSRRC Points Event
Sanction #19-R-6175 Sanction #19-CRE-7995
October 26-27, 2019
PIRC – Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Tire Service: Royale Race Tires will be on hand at PittRace, to provide tire sales and service for the SCCA Regional event. Royale Race Tires is a Hoosier, Toyo, GoodYear Racing direct dealer; as well as other performance tire brands.                                  Please contact Royale Race Tires directly or fill out the ‘Pre Order Form’ to reserve and ensure your tires are on the trailer (preorders close 2 weeks prior to event).
orders@royaleracetires.com / 484-393-2402 / www.royaleracetires.com


Nominations for 2020 Board of Directors

Nominating petitions may be circulated until the November meeting. Each petitioner must obtain the signatures of ten current members of Steel Cities Region to become a candidate. No member may endorse more than three candidates. Completed petitions should be submitted to the Secretary before the end of the November meeting, or may be mailed to:
Walt Matenkosky, Secretary
702 Spring St
Latrobe PA 15650-2022

Nominating petitions must be received no later than November 6, 2019.

AJ Anselm – Regional Executive/Competition Board Chairperson (Carryover)
Paula Hawthorne – Assistant Regional Executive (Term Expires)
Walt Matenkosky – Secretary (Carryover)
Chris Granche – Assistant Secretary (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Bill Haus – Treasurer (Term Expires)
Beth Anselm – Assistant Treasurer (Term Expires)
Barry Kaplan – Competition Board Co-chairperson (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Gene Kern – Competition Board Co-chairperson (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Alex Artayet – Solo Co-chairperson (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Nick Phillips – Solo Co-chairperson (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Rick Terrill – Track Trial/Hillclimb Chairperson (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Chuck Larouere – Rally Chairperson (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Jeff Hutzelman – Membership Chairperson (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Kelsey Patterson – Activities Director (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Les Walter – Merchandise Chairperson (Appointed) (Term Expires)
Don Baker – Historian/Archivist (Carryover)
Mark Connolly – Director at Large (Term Expires)
Mike Connolly – Director at Large (Term Expires)
Jim Locke – Director at Large (Term Expires)

Six members of the Board are to be elected each year. The three candidates with the highest number of votes receive a two-year term of office. The next three highest receive one-year terms. If no more candidates run for the Board than there are open positions, no election will be necessary, and a lottery will determine the length of term. If an election is to be held, ballots will be printed and mailed directly to the eligible members or made available on the Regional website http://www.STCscca.com, to be returned to the Election Chairman (who is not a nominee). The results will be announced at the December membership meeting. The new Board of Directors will adjourn and elect its officers for the coming year. The Regional Executive will be appointed by the newly elected Board of Directors, and will remain on the Board as a member for one more year. If elected BOD members do not fill all positions, the BOD may appoint members-at-large to these positions.

Downloadable Version:  NOMINATE 2020

Workers wanted:

Steel Cities is looking worker to help in the following area’s


What do we do in Tech? – We look at cars. Lots of cars – everything from cars that have been racing for 50 years to showroom fresh vehicles. Cars that have 90 horsepower and cars that have 600 or more. We work with the drivers, the stewards, and other race officials to assure that the competitors have safe, compliant vehicles. To do so we look at cars before they race, while they race and after they race. Before a race we primarily look at safety issues and the car’s compliance with the General Competition Rules and Regulations (the GCR – our guidance in all we do). SCCA provides in the GCR general safety requirements for all vehicles. The GCR is both published as a book and available
on the SCCA website. http://www.scca.com. During a competition we may be checking the cars on course for leaks, loose parts or potentially dangerous conditions. After the race we congratulate the winners, commiserate with the non-winners, and look at cars for technical compliance. Then we socialize.


The purpose of the F&C organization is to provide safe, effective and timely course control during the event. This is done by:
• Observing everything within their area of responsibility – cars, drivers, spectators, safety equipment, barriers, etc – for any unusual or improper condition that may affect the safe conduct of the event.
• Signaling the drivers with flags, lights, hand signals or other means of any change in the condition of the course or the condition of their cars.
• Communicating all relevant information about of the condition of the course, the competing cars, and any situation requiring decisions or actions by race officials.
• Relaying received information and instructions to affected personnel, including emergency vehicle crews, drivers, or other participants.
• Undertaking limited, emergency first-response action required to protect lives and property in the event of an accident


Corner Marshals Wanted !

Do you enjoying Racing?
Want to be close to the action?
Steel Cities SCCA is looking for some volunteer Corner Marshals!
What is a Corner Marshal? Next to the competitors, these marshals are the most visible people on the track. They are viewed by the spectator as an integral part of the race, keeping the track clear, giving instructions to the drivers, and responding to incidents. These are the people who have the front row seats, with no-one getting any closer to the action unless they get their own racing car. They are highly trained to handle crashes, fire, and track cleanup. They have other duties, too, including signaling the drivers with flags, and keeping their sections of the track organized so that racing can proceed efficiently. When handling crashes and fires, these volunteers have been called the “shock troops” of racing, because until the ambulances, fire trucks, and crash/rescue vehicles arrive, the safety and efficiency of the track is in their hands.
What do you need?
THE BASICS: Appropriate full coverage clothing incl Weather/Rain Gear(White colors are a must) Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen Comfortable Shoes (sturdy shoes or boots w/ ankle protection) Gloves (blaze or safety orange) Whistle (w/ break-away lanyard) Backpack or Track Bucket to carry supplies, munchies, liquids, trinkets, Beverage Cooler, Folding Chair, Cutting tool (Sharp Knife)
FULLY EQUIPPED: Hearing Protection / Safety Glasses, , Rope (minimum 20′ length) Scanner with Headphones