Our friend Mark Albers lost his wife, Jackie, on, February 13th, 2018. Jackie had been ill for a long time. They have a daughter, Sidney. Our older members remember Mark’s parents who were active rally participants when Mark was just a baby. He grew up in Steel Cities Region, and has been active as a ralliest, an autocrosser, and a member of our Coarse Crew since the early years.
Arrangements are yet to be made, and will be passed along when available.
Mark would welcome visits and personal phone calls at (724)797-1871.
2018 Meeting Information
BOARD / GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – ALL ARE WELCOME
Meeting starts at 7:00PM unless otherwise noted. You are welcome to arrive early at 6-6:30PM for dinner (at your own cost), and to socialize
2/26/2018 Board Meeting
Panera Bread 400 Penn Center Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Phone: (412) 816-5820
03/07/2018 Board Meeting and General Membership Meeting (All Welcome) Tolerico’s Restaurant, 2525 Monroeville Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146 (412) 824-801601
Series suspended for the 2018 Season
It is no secret that 2017 was not a very good year for the series; in fact, attendance-wise, it was by far the worst of our ten seasons. This drop occurred in spite of increased email promotion, a redesigned web site, a new Facebook presence and our new Pro IT Partners Program. During the season we had two events with single digit entries and the attendance at the season ending double race with the Trans-Am Series was a disappointment. The reality of the steep decline of the Improved Touring category and increasing number of alternate ‘double dip’ opportunities for our competitors (particularly Miatas) has caught up to our series.
The management of Touring Race Promotions has reviewed the prospects for the series in the coming season. The number of eligible cars (Improved Touring, Spec Miata, and Super Touring) continues to drop at regional events. There are fewer regional races in our traditional territory and fewer regions needing this product to host Pro IT Series events. With this in mind, we have decided to suspend the series for the 2018 season. Our team is in place and would consider a one-off ‘reunion’ event although there are no specific plans on the horizon. We are open to opportunities.
We have enjoyed promoting the Pro IT Series over the past ten years and have been to many really great races. We appreciate the support we have had from our partners and participants over the years. We would particularly like to thank Jim Slechta and Fidelity Power Systems for their strong support over the past several years. Our hope is that you have enjoyed the series as much as we have.
Darrell Anthony / Dave Hofmann / Terry Hanushek
Touring Race Promotions
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