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The official print publication of the Finger Lakes Region of the Sports Car Club of America

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<ul><li><p>The Official Publication of the Finger Lakes Region, Sports Car Club of America.</p><p>February 2014 Volume 59, No. 2</p><p>Solo and Membership Meeting - Tuesday, February 4The Fireside Grill and Sports Bar, </p><p>3939 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 (see page 6)Program</p><p>Marcus Kroll will speak on Chump Car (CrapCan) racing</p></li><li><p>2 February 2014</p><p>www.flr-scca.com Finger Lakes Region - SCCA</p><p>Elected Positions2014 Board of DirectorsRegional Executive Charles Tanck ............. (585) 467-4993 175 Eastgate Drive Rochester, NY 14617-4104 re@flr-scca.comAssistant Regional Executive Dave Ciufo ................. (585) 346-5002 6488 Coe Rd. Livonia, NY 14887-9306 assist-re@flr-scca.comTreasurer Elizabeth Thiel ........... (585) 671-9995 Fax (585) 266-0942 753 Klem Rd. Webster, NY 14580 treasurer@flr-scca.comSecretary Marcus Kroll ................ (585)563-6206 502 Thornell Rd Pittsford, NY 14534 secretary@flr-scca.comActivities Director Mary Hartman ............ (585) 426-3288 2840 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624-4807 activitiesdirector@flr-scca.comDirectors Chris Ciufo .................. (585) 322-5713 6488 Coe Rd. Livonia, NY 14887-9306 director3@flr-scca.com Ben Gilmore ............... (315) 521-4538 1996 Stevenson Road Seneca Falls, NY 13148 director1@flr-scca.com Brian Reeves .............. (585) 429-7613 17 Chi Mar Dr Rochester, NY 14624-4055 director2@flr-scca.com Fran McAllister .......... (585) 750-4674 33 Red Bud Rd. Rochester, NY 14624-4717 director4@flr-scca.comPast Regional Executive Michael Toombs ........... (585) 328-2617 152 Gillette St. Rochester, NY 14619-2227 mltoombs@netacc.netAppointed PositionsRaceCompetition Board Chris DeMinco ............ (585) 330-5456 clubracing@flr-scca.com Fran McAllister ........... (585) 750-4674 Dave Ciufo .................. (585) 346-5002 Peter Kummer ............. (585) 624-2853 Mary Hartman ........... (585) 426-3288 Charlie Tanck ........... (585) 467-4993Westward HO! Race Chairman Lew Giesy ................... (315) 597-9637 westward@flr-scca.com</p><p>FUN ONE Race Chairman TBA .......................................................... funone@flr-scca.comChief Registrar Marsha Toombs .......... (585) 328-2617 registrar@flr-scca.comChief, Timing &amp; Scoring Carl F. Dresie .............. (585) 544-6482 ts@flr-scca.comChief, Flagging and Communication Barbara Lissow ............ (585) 773-9712 fc@flr-scca.comChief, Starter John Flowers ............... (607) 546-2369 starter@flr-scca.comChief, Grid .......................................................TBAChief, Pitts and Paddock .......................................................TBAChief, Scrutineering Bruce Perry .................. (585) 382-9234 tech@flr-scca.comChief, Sound Control Jim Craven .................. (585) 889-5363NYSRRC Representative Mary Hartman ............. (585) 426-3288 flrrep@nysrrc.orgRally Rally Chair .......................................................TBAInterim RoadRally Chair Tom Langdon .............. (315) 524-2260 rally@flr-scca.comRallyCross Chair Tony Zanni ................. (585) 281-2510 rallycross@flr-scca.comSolo Solo Board Marcus Kroll ................... (585)563-6206 Shaun Hallam ............... (585) 455-9607 solo_chair@flr-scca.comJim Hoelscher ..................... (585)576-3357 jhoelsch@rochester.rr.comMike Stutzman ................... (585)503-8679 stutz@earthling.netMichael Toombs .................. (585) 328-2617 mltoombs@netacc.netAretta Stillman ..................... (585) 261-0572 amstillman@gmail.comGeorge Modlin ..................... (585) 265-9599 gandemo@gmail.com Colin Kingsley .................. (914) 980-9326 ckingsley@gmail.comChief Registrar Shaun Hallam ............... (585) 455-9607 shallam@rochester.rr.comChief, Safety Steward Brian Reeves ................. (585) 429-7613 bjreeves@rochester.rr.comChief, Technical Inspection Jim Hoelscher ............. (585) 247-9596 jhoelsch@rochester.rr.comChief, Novice Program Greg Turner ............ (585) 637-7045 gregturner@frontiernet.net</p><p>Chief, Junior Driver Program Brad Fish ............. ...(585) 392-5283 bfish117@yahoo.comChief, Timing &amp; Scoring and Results Colin Kingsley ........ (914) 980-9326 ckingsley@gmail.com Chief, Sound Control TBA ...................................................... Chief, Workers George Modlin .......... (585) 265-9599 gandemo@gmail.com Chief, Waivers Tina Reeves ............... (585)429-7613 solobear@gmail.comAdministrative PositionsMembership Mike Brunner ............. (585) 752-7233 membership@flr-scca.comTOP END Editor Carl Dresie ................. (585) 544-6482 editor@flr-scca.comMerchandise Chris McAllister (585) 872-2530(days) merchandise@flr-scca.comEquipment Chairman Michael Toombs ........... (585) 328-2617 mltoombs@netacc.netRegional Historian Lynn Randall .............. (585) 451-5298 historian@flr-scca.comWebmaster Mike Stutzman .......... (585) 503-8679 webmaster@flr-scca.comSocial Media MaryAnne Shults ....... (949) 768-2609 webmaster@flr-scca.comSTPR Motorsports, LLCManagers Meridith Croucher ....... (315) 331-5354 chairman@stpr.org Lewis Giesy ................. (315) 597-9637 lgiesy@localnet.com Alan Smith .................. (585) 359-4688 rallymaster@stpr.orgTreasurer Joyce Bucknam ........... (315) 597-5668 treasurer@stpr.orgNEDiv Administrative </p><p>PositionsArea 10 Director John Walsh .................. (585) 546-5670 jwalsh@scca.comNEDiv Council Chair Mike Toombs .......... (585) 328-2617 re@flr-scca.comNEDiv Executive Steward, Race Earl Hurlbut . ................(585) 219-4891 ehurlbut@rochester.rr.comNEDiv RoadRally Steward Steve McKelvie ............(508) 520-7135 shanna12@comcast.netNEDiv RallyCross Steward Scott Beliveau ..............(603) 524-4305 beliveau@aavid.comNEDiv Solo Steward David Newman .......... (610) 433-5690 dn59@verizon.netAdditional positions: see http://www.nediv.com/</p></li><li><p>32014 February</p><p>TOP END is the official publication of the Finger Lakes Region (FLR), SCCA, and is mailed to all members in good standing and to advertisers. Opinions expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor and do not neces-sarilyreflecttheviewsofFLR.Permission to reprint articles is granted to all SCCA regional publications and its national magazine, SportsCar. Full credit must be given to FLR, TOP END and the author. </p><p>Non-membership subscrip-tion rate: $15.00 per year. Submit subscription orders and address changes to the Circulation Editors. Bulk rate mail is not forwarded by the PostOfficewhenyouchangeyouraddress,evenifyoufilea forwarding request with your Postmaster. </p><p>Submit materials for pub-lication to the Editor or any of the Editorial Staff. Contact Editor for information regard-ing submission of classified advertising. Contact the Ad-vertising Editor for commer-cial advertising. Deadline for submissions to TOP END is the 10th of each month. Typed, printedandelectronicfilesareacceptable. Contact Editor re-gardingelectronicfileformatsand fonts. All submissions are subject to revisions that may be necessary to meet the require-ments for publication. </p><p>The Official Publication of the Finger Lakes REGION </p><p>SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA</p><p>Staff ContentsREs Report .................................................4 </p><p>January Membership Meeting ............. 4 - 5</p><p>December Board Meeting ......................... 5</p><p>FLR News ............................................ 5 - 6</p><p> February Program ................................ 5</p><p> Membership News ............................... 5</p><p> TE on the web ...................................... 5</p><p> Meeting Location .................................. 6</p><p> Auto Show ............................................ 6</p><p>RallyCross ............................................. 7 - 8</p><p>Rally ................................................... 9 - 14</p><p> Rally Meeting Notes ............................ 9 </p><p> Rally Flyers ..................................10 - 12</p><p> Long Way Home Impressioms ........... 13</p><p> Long Way Home Report ............. 14 - 15</p><p>ClassifiedAds.......................................... 15</p><p>Membership Application ......................... 16</p><p>Calendar ........................ Inside Back CoverLast Pit ............................... Back Cover</p><p>EDITOR/ADVERTISINGCarl F. Dresie119 Brookview Dr.Rochester, NY 14617-3903(585) 544-6482e-mail: cfdresie@cs.com</p><p>CO-EDITOR/COPY EDITORLynn Randall15 Diana Dr.Scottsville, NY 14546(585) 889-1289e-mail: lynnscca@rochester.rr.com TOP END CIRCULATIONChange of AddressNotifytheSCCANationalOfficeinTopeka and the Membership Chair:Mike Brunner228 Robert Quigley Dr. Apt-1Scottsville, NY 14546(585) 752-7233e-mail: membership@flr-scca.comAnd/Or: The EDITOR (see above)</p><p>Cover Photo:Tony Zanni, first </p><p>in 2WD at the Dec. 1 RallyCross at Perrys Park. Deep snow made for interesting driving. Results and more on page 8.</p><p>Alex Orange Juice Avery photo. Out on Robinson Road during</p><p>The Long Way HomeMarnie Soom photo</p></li><li><p>4 February 2014</p><p>Charlie TanckRegional Executive</p><p> REPort </p><p>PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING PROVIDING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING THE RACING </p><p>COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY WITH INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND INSURANCE AND </p><p>DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME DISABILITY INCOME FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 FOR OVER 40 </p><p>YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.YEARS.</p><p>Meeting MinutesFinger Lakes Region, SCCA General Membership Meeting Minutes</p><p>By the time you are reading this we will have had our awards banquet. Thanks to all who attended and congratulations to everyone who was recognized. Thank you also goes to Mary Hartman who arranged the banquet and to Mike Toombs who graciously acted as MC. </p><p>Wehadourfirstmembershipmeetingof the year at the Fireside Inn on January 7th. The facility looks like it will be a good venue. There is a large screen TV that could be used for presentations and we were able to close the doors to the room we were provided, eliminating outside noise and providing privacy. The food was good and reasonably priced, so please come out and give it a try. The turnout was better than I expected with the cold weather of the day. </p><p>The SOLO group held their monthly meeting before the membership meeting. I always look at that group and am encouraged by the participation of the people interested in the program. That </p><p>kind of participation makes the program a success and will contribute to its long term health. </p><p>I felt a little underprepared as we went into our membership meeting. We approved the previous months minutes, got quick reviews of membership, finance,activitiesandourcompetitiveprograms. It took all of 20 minutes. My question is what do you want at these meetings? We have had some interesting presenters over the years, but people are hesitant to invite someone and have them talk to an empty room. </p><p>After we closed the meeting, there were informal discussions and some socializing and I met people whose names I knew and now have a face to go with them. I believe our membership has a lot to offer toward the success of the region. I know we cant get back to the good old days when people had more free time. Gone are the days of a regular work schedule and weekends off. I do know however that this is a member driven organization. We still offer a full range of competition. Other regions have dropped programs, not because there was no interest but because no one came forward to make events happen. In our last board election everyone ran unopposed. We are fortunate that enoughpeopleagreedtoruntofilltheneeded slots. I hope this never happens again. Dont wait to be asked to run for officeorworkanevent.VOLUNTEER!Offer to help; you will not be turned down. </p><p>I do not have a hundred years in the SCCA so I do not know a lot of the history or traditions. This is an area where I will depend on people to help me. Conversely, without that baggage I am willing to try things to improve the region. I need your input.</p><p>Thank you for your time.Charlie</p><p>January 7, 2014Location: Fireside Grill &amp; Sports Bar, 3939 E Henrietta Rd Henrietta, NY 14467</p><p>Charlie Tanck called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m. </p><p>The December membership meeting minutes were approved.Treasurer's Report We have money in the bank. The profit from theBFGoodrich</p><p>Supertour saved us, but we won't be able to rely on that next year.</p><p> Solo lost money, everyone else made money.</p><p>Solo We discussed a marketing plan and </p><p>new sites. Solo is planning to create a new </p><p>website. Mike Stutzman will write up a proposal for the board.</p><p>We have made preliminary progress regarding classes and indexes. The conversation is going to e-mail and we will have a decision by next meeting.</p></li><li><p>52014 February</p><p>Finger Lakes Region, SCCA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes</p><p>Race Fun One 50th Anniversary is this </p><p>year.Westward Ho! made money last year, </p><p>we want it to make money this year.Costs at Watkins Glen International </p><p>are rising again and will become prohibitive, but entries are still up because people want to race there.</p><p>New road courses are being built across the state.</p><p>RallyLong Way Home had 20 entries.The only cars with issues were the </p><p>workersRallyCross on January 11 may be too </p><p>muddy due to warm weather. ActivitiesBanquet is January 25th at Rivers </p><p>Edge.MembershipWe are up 3 members since last </p><p>month, to 441.</p><p>Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.</p><p>Res...</p></li></ul>