Polish Mountain Hillclimb Update

National Road Autosport, the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department and PHA (collectively, the organizers) have found a new date to reschedule the Polish Mountain Hillclimb for this year: October 13-14.

MyAutoEvents has been extended to cover the new dates. If you do not plan to attend the rescheduled event and had previously registered, please email Fred Pfeiffer fpfeiffer@atlanticbb.net to request a cancellation. If you had registered through MyAutoEvents, you will be mailed a refund check. If you registered by mail, your check will be torn up.

If you had not previously registered and you wish to for the October event, you may register through MyAutoEvents or by mail. The revised entry form will be distributed shortly.

The Flintstone VFD was not able to raise money through their Friday evening festivities (car show, bands and dinner) that would have accompanied the hillclimb this past weekend. As part of rescheduling this event, the organizers have committed to raising a minimum of $1,500 to make up for this loss. Rather than raising the entry fee to cover this donation, we are requesting that each driver contribute $15 at registration. If you prefer a check, please make it out to the Flintstone VFD. Anyone wishing to pledge more for the donation should email Dave Merritt at dlmerritt@gmail.com. Pledges would be paid at the event.

To ensure the success of the event, the organizers will assess entries and pledges around September 21 (3 weeks prior to the event) to determine that we have sufficient entries. Our target is 70 entries.

October 2018 Polish Mountain Entry Form

2018 Meeting Updates

2018 Meeting Information

BOARD / GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – ALL ARE WELCOME
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

09/05/2018 Board Meeting and General Membership Meeting (All Welcome)                Tolerico’s Restaurant,  2525 Monroeville Boulevard  Monroeville, PA 15146                    (412) 824-8016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workers wanted:

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

TECH:

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.

F&C:

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.

 

PVGP Historics at Pitt Race July 6-8 2018 Flag meeting 7:30am each day.
PVGP Vintage Races at Schenley Park July 14-15 2018 Flag Meeting  7:30 am each day
KeyStone Speed Fest at Pitt Race August 3-5 2018 Flag meeting TBD
Steel Cities SCCA Club race at Pitt Race August 11-12 2018 Flag Meeting 7:30 am each day

For the PVGP there is no need to be a SCCA member to work these events.
For Keystone Speed Fest not sure if you need to be a member to work this event.
For the SCCA Club race you need to be a member, but if you are not Steel Cities will provide a free weekend membership

SCCA PRO is coming to PittRace August 3-5 have the chance to be part of a great weekend of Racing from TransAm, F3,F4

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/volunteer-keystone-speed-fest-at-pitt-race-pittsburgh-international-compl-387567

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