A Word from the RE
Wow, where did the time go, it’s already back to racing season for most of us. I’m excited to kick off a great 2018, and I hope you are too.
Two weeks ago, many of our board members and leaders attended the SCCA National Convention in Las Vegas. It was a jam-packed two and a half days filled with some very good information and exciting plans from our new President, Mike Cobb.
At our February board meeting, we will be making our 2018 goals for the Houston Region. Many of these goals are carried over from 2017, but many of these will be based on ideas overheard and conversations held at the National Convention. We always want you to be a part of the planning process as well, so please don’t hesitate to email us your thoughts and ideas. Our email addresses are available at the bottom of each newsletter. I plan on sharing our goals in our next newsletter.
We have some exciting events coming up with in our region and around the division. From the Road Racing COTA Hoosier Racing Tires SCCA Super Tour at Circuit of the Americas, to the season opening RallyCross at RallyReady, to the Regional Solo at Houston Police Academy, there’s something for everyone this weekend.
February 24th is a must attend for everyone. We will be doing a gimmick rally from MSR Houston to the Kemah Boardwalk before the Annual Awards Banquet at Landry’s Seafood. Winners of the road rally will get VIP parking and we’ll have a live band at the banquet! You don’t want to miss either one.
In March, Road Racing will travel to NOLA Motorsports Park for the Voodoo Le Cinq Hoosier Racing Tires SCCA Super Tour, and there will be another Regional Solo at Houston Police Academy. We hope you make plans to join us.
Links to register for all the events are located below on the upcoming events calendar. And don’t forget, when you’re at one of these events, be sure to tag us on Facebook, so we can see and share with others.
Hope to see you at an upcoming event!
Sydney Davis Yagel
Congratulations to Daniel McCelvey
Daniel was named the 2017 Solo Driver of the Year during the 2018 SCCA Awards & Hall of Fame Banquet held after the National Convention in Las Vegas. We were proud to cheer him on!
Join us for the 2018 Annual Banquet & Celebration
Online registration is now open: http://msreg.com/banquet18
Join us for an evening of fun featuring a buffet (non-seafood options included), live band, and happy hour. Plus year-end awards, giveaways, and more. The cost is $30 for adults; $15 for kids 12 and under. We will kick things off with our Apex Auto Works Happy Hour at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m., with awards following shortly thereafter at 7:30 p.m., and we’ll end the night with a live band from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Gimmick Road Rally: Want to start the celebration early? Join us for a gimmick rally from MSR Houston to the Kemah Boardwalk for a total of 53 miles. It will be a fun, competitive way to go to the Annual Banquet! More details can be found on the registration page here!
Kemah Boardwalk Fun: You can either purchase an all-day pass for $18 that gives you access to all rides, all day, or you can purchase tickets per ride for $4. Your name will be placed on a list with the passes you purchase, and you can pick them up at the box office. Additional details will be emailed to you as we approach the weekend.
Nearby Hotels: There are several hotels near the Kemah Boardwalk. We we unable to secure a large room block, but most hotels have rooms still available.
Voodoo Super Tour: Join the Party!
We are returning to NOLA Motorsports Park for the Voodoo Le Cinq Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour on March 3-4, 2018.
This event will be part of the Southern Majors Conference Tour as well as the Southeast Majors Conference Tour.
It’s sure to be a memorable event, so register now! Drivers and volunteers alike won’t want to miss the awesome competition and great fun. We’d love for you to join us and bring a friend or two.
- Lunch & $50 gas card provided to volunteers for each day volunteered
- Exciting race action including:
- 7 race groups
- 20 minute qualifying session & 25 minute race Saturday
- 15 minute qualifying session & 35 minute race Sunday
- Hoosier Tire Happy Hour Saturday after the final race
- Spectators are welcome to join this event, and there is no gate fee
- Lunch-time parade laps
We are currently looking for volunteers in the following specialties:
- Flagging & Communication
- Timing & Scoring
PARTNER HOTEL ROOM BLOCK
- Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans-Elmwood/Clearview Parkway Area (5150 Mounes Street, Harahan, LA 70123, 504-733-5646)
- The room block pricing is $109 per night and expires on February 8.
- Either call the number above and mention Voodoo SCCA or visit this website.