NOMINATIONS FOR YEAR 2019 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 7, 2018.

NOMINATE For 2019

Polish Mountain Hillclimb Update

“With deep regret, National Road Autosport has decided to cancel the rescheduled 2018 Polish Mountain Hill Climb October event, due to continuation of the record wet conditions that caused postponement of our regularly scheduled date in August.

“The paddock field is in worse condition now than in August. Average two-month rainfall in Allegheny County for August and September totals about six inches. Over a foot of rain has fallen in Flintstone just in September, resulting in standing water in all lower areas of the paddock. Efforts to cut the paddock have been unsuccessful to the point where the cutting tractor required assistance to be extracted.

“Organizers have not deposited any checks sent for mailed entries and will destroy those checks. Full entry fee refunds for MAE entrants will be mailed from National Road Autosport next week. Service fees at My Auto Events are non-refundable.

“We were very excited about the chance to stage a unique Fall Foliage version of our event, but Mother Nature was decidedly uncooperative. With thanks for the support we received from racers, sanctioning entities, public agencies and volunteers, we look forward to seeing everyone at Polish Mountain in 2019.

 

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

11/07/2018 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