SEDIV Time Trials Championship Committee Conference Call Minutes
After a few minutes of technical difficulties, the call commenced at 7:10pm CDT.
Present on the call were:
George Bugg – Divisional Administrator Robert Frazier – BUCC
Joe Olivera – TTAC Rep, Program Manager Ted Theodore – CCR
Craig Farr – TVR David McDaniel – CHAT
Mark Kilgore – ALSCCA Art Trier – CFR
Craig Farr presented a status on the Talladega Grand Prix Raceway event preparations. He indicated that there are 37 entrants to date with several more verbal commitments and 14 or more students. At this early date, the numbers are looking very good. He needs additional instructors and will be contacting experienced entrants to solicit volunteers to work with students.
Ted Theodore reported that preparations for CCR’s Chasing the Dragon I are under way. CCR has some great ideas on involving the community and making the event even better than last year. For example the Junior Crew Chief program will match local high school students with a driver for the weekend. The students will help with car preparation and get up close with the drivers all weekend to get a better feel for the sport. The drivers get “free help” and the students get an experience to talk about for a long time!
Chasing the Dragon will also be the kickoff event for the Novice Hill Climb program. The committee voted to approve the rules proposed by Craig and Ted on a case by case basis providing an opportunity for novice permit holders to run certain L4 events with a couple of classroom sessions, supervision and individual instruction. “Novices” and “First Timer on the hill” drivers will be provided classroom sessions and a van trip up the hill for familiarization. And Novices will be paired with experienced drivers as mentor/coach for the event. The program description will be added to the SEDiv TT rules and posted on the SEDiv TT website as soon as possible.
Art Trier was on the call for the first time representing the Central Florida Region’s L1 (PDX) program. Art reported that they are planning 4 PDX events in conjunction with road races in at Daytona and Sebring. Their events are extremely popular and they may have to limit entries until they can build their instructor base to keep up with the Novice entries.
George Bugg reminded the committee that he will be stepping down as DA at the end of this season. Any member of the committee interested in applying for the position should contact George. George will present all interested parties to the committee for approval and qualified applicants will be presented to the SEDiv leadership at the mid-year meeting for a final vote.
The call adjourned at 7:45pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
George Bugg, SEDiv TT DA