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    by Published on 02-11-2019 04:10 PM

    The January and February 2019 Checkpoint is now available at the link below.

    by Published on 02-06-2019 04:32 AM

    Come one, come all to the 2019 Solo Planning meeting.

    February 23rd at 9AM

    Where: 6285 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604

    To help plan this year's solo events and to check out the TeamTech Facility.

    We hope to see you there!
    by Published on 01-30-2019 07:47 PM

    While these events have not been confirmed yet based on the ice conditions, we are hopeful for the February 9th (nighttime) and February 10th (daytime) events.

    Mark your calendars for these dates and keep those fingers crossed for the ice to be thick enough!

    If neither of those dates work with your schedule, stay tuned for more information about the February 24th event as well!
    by Published on 01-17-2019 02:09 PM

    Unfortunately due to the lack of ice so far, the Ice Runs scheduled for January 20th have been cancelled.
    Fingers crossed that there will be enough ice for the February 9th and 10th events.
    by Published on 01-11-2019 02:20 PM

    A reminder that the 2018 Awards Banquet is tomorrow!

    Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
    Place: Apple Mountain Resort - 4519 N. River Rd., Freeland, MI 48623
    Board Meeting: 3:00-5:00 p.m. - Regent's Room (enter via Kathleen's restaurant, to right of hostess stand)
    Social hour: 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Board Room - (enter via east end, Conference Center)
    Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
    Awards : Immediately following dinner
    by Published on 01-08-2019 04:42 PM

    Given the warm weather we have been having, it may come as no surprise that the Ice runs event scheduled for January 13th has been cancelled.

    We are keeping our fingers crossed for the January 20th event, and we will be checking the ice often.
    by Published on 12-26-2018 03:56 PM

    The event dates are listed below.  We will be checking the ice toward the beginning of the week prior to each event, so be sure to keep an eye on your email Thursday, Friday and especially Saturday where we'll confirm the first event's status and provide further instructions regarding registration.

    1. All events at Ross Lake in Beaverton, MI

    2. Sunday, January 13 (daytime event)

    a. Day after SVR Awards Banquet)

    3. Sunday, January 20 (daytime event, Alternate)

    4. Saturday, February 9 (nighttime event)

    a. Details TBD

    5. Sunday, February 10 (daytime event)

    6. Sunday, 2/24 (daytime event)

    The events will soon be on and we will open registration as outlined below.
    As always, we encourage everyone to read through the items in the section below which are intended to try and maximize all participants' enjoyment and use of time; there are some slight changes from last year:

    1.Registration and Payment

    a.Registrations (and online payment) will take place on MAE, and we will open online registration for the events on the preceding Sunday at 8PM EST;

    b.Online pre-payment will be required through MAE (due to a handful of registrants not pre-paying and then not showing up without prior notification).  The events always sell out, so we're doing this to give as much opportunity as possible to those that absolutely want to participate.

    c.Refunds for cancelled reservations will be issued up until the event registration closes at 11:00PM on the Friday preceding the event (e.g. 11:00PM EST on Friday 1/11 for the 1/13 event, 11:00PM EST on Thursday 1/18 for the 1/20 event).  Given the limited number of spots available, no-shows without 24-hour advanced notification will not be issued refunds; this is solely to promote mindfulness of others trying to secure one of the limited number of available spots.  If someone chooses to cancel, we implore them to do so as soon as they know, as spots may be slim and the wait list long. 

    i.Contact me if you have some extraordinary circumstance causing a last-minute cancellation after the aforementioned deadlines.

    d.50 registrants/entrants limit for the daytime events, 40 for nightime events. If you cannot get a spot on MAE, please contact Judy Hudak at; she'll be keeping the entry and wait lists updated. 

    e.Walk-ups at the event will be first come, first served, but no spots are reserved for walk-ups.

    2.Event Day Process

    a.Registration/sign-in will open as soon as we’re able to set up, and we will be closing on-site registration/sign-in promptly at 10AM for the day events.  Absolutely no exceptions without an absolutely unavoidable issue; this does not include one too many presses of the snooze button.  If someone is in the registration line by 9:30AM, then they’ll be guaranteed the opportunity to register/sign in (assuming there’s space).  If you encounter calamity on your way to the event, feel free to call me; I'll be on site around 7:30AM.

    b.We will be limiting practice runs to 1-per-driver, and drivers must be in the registration line by 9:00AM or the practice run is forfeited.  Additional practices runs will be solely at the event coordinators’/starter's discretion.  Our goal is to make sure everyone is finished with practice runs before 10:15AM so that the Drivers Meeting can occur at 10:30AM.

    c.Tech inspections start at 8:00AM, earlier if possible. Please try to be on site as early as possible to start registration/sign-in and tech.

    d.Night run info TBD

    3.Qualified Tires & Vehicles

    a.Winter or snow/studded tires are preferred and are encouraged (and faster).  Good-condition all season tires with at least 4/32 inch tread are acceptable, but “good" is at the discretion of the tech inspector.  Any tires with less than 4/32 inch tires are not acceptable. Summer tires are not acceptable.  If you need guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me beforehand.  Please note what type of tire you're using in the comments to the registrar when signing up for the event.

    b.Vehicles with a soft top are not allowed (i.e. convertibles).  Also, vehicles with high centers of gravity relative to their width (e.g. Smart Car, Fiat 500, etc.) are not allowed for safety reasons.  We're using the Solo calculations as a guide in this restriction, but it's at the discretion of the event organizers and Safety Stewards on questionable vehicles.  Please contact me if you have any concerns or need confirmation of eligibility.

    4.Cause for Performance-Based Disqualification:

    a.If someone is unable to leave the starting line without assistance, they will not be allowed to complete their runs.

    b.If someone loses control and requires assistance to resume their run (I.e. gets stuck) more than once, they will not be allowed to complete their runs.

    c.If someone skips their work assignment, they will not be allowed to complete their runs and will be barred from any remaining events of the season.

    d.Essentially, we’re trying to further reduce significant delays due to hooliganism, poor vehicle conditions and preparedness, and overall disregard for the enjoyment of the rest of the participants.

    Please understand that any of the rules and guidelines that we set forth are to encourage a safe and enjoyable event for all participants.  We welcome any feedback in this regard.

    Also, if anyone is interested in assisting with course setup or any of the other assignments to help get the event started, please let me know; we can always use additional help first thing in the morning!

    Thanks, and we hope to see everyone out on the ice!

    SVR Ice Run Chair
    by Published on 11-27-2018 08:07 PM

    The 2018 November/December Checkpoint is now available at the link below!

    by Published on 11-27-2018 07:53 PM

    Registration for the 2018 SVR Awards Banquet is now available online at

    Payments can be made through Paypal like they would be for any autocross event throughout the year.

    More information and registration are at the link below.
    by Published on 11-21-2018 02:50 PM

    Congratulations to the 2019 SVR Board members:
    Kyle Roberts (new for 2019)
    Dave Feighner (new for 2019)

    Also re-elected to continue on the 2019 board:
    Shawn Kelly
    Caius Boboescu
    Steve Alger
    Larry MacLeod

    Kyle Chipps is our 2019 Region Executive.

    Thanks to our outgoing board members for their support on the 2018 Board.

    Mike Burgess
    Jackson MacLeod

    We will have a transition board meeting on Thursday 6-December in Flint.

    Thursday December 6th, 7:00pm
    Famous Dave's BBQ
    G3558 Miller Rd, Flint, MI 48507

    Hopefully everyone can make it.
    by Published on 11-20-2018 03:28 PM

    You are all cordially invited to the 2018 SVR SCCA Awards Banquet to be held on

    Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
    Place: Apple Mountain Resort - 4519 N. River Rd., Freeland, MI 48623
    Board Meeting: 3:00-5:00 p.m. - Regent's Room (enter via Kathleen's restaurant, to right of hostess stand)
    Social hour: 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Board Room - (enter via east end, Conference Center)
    Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
    Awards - immediately following dinner

    $20 per adult
    $5 per child, ages 4-12
    Children 3 and under free

    Beef Tenderloin
    Chicken Marsala
    Honey Garlic Salmon
    Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
    Wild Rice Pilaf
    California Blend Vegetables
    House Salad
    Fresh Fruit Salad
    Pasta Salad
    Dinner Roll
    Assortment of Pies

    coffee, tea, water included
    Alcoholic drinks are available, at your cost.

    Please either register and pay on My Auto Events by midnight Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 or RSVP to Sheri Wolford on or by Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. If you wish to pay by check, please make your checks payable to SVR SCCA. All checks must be received no later than Monday, Jan. 7th, 2019.

    MAE registration will be available / open in the near future

    Contact Information:
    Sheri Wolford -
    Home: 989 832-3711

    Please send checks to:
    Sheri Wolford
    2520 E. Wheeler St.
    Midland, MI 48642

    We hope to see you there!
    by Published on 10-16-2018 02:27 PM

    Thank you everyone for another awesome year of Autocross! Below are the final PAX and class results for the year and a message from our points keeper Jay.

    PAX Points - Updated 10-15-18.pdf
    Class Points - Updated 10-15-18.pdf

    Hi everybody,

    Posted are the final standings of the year. When you look at them if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

    As many of you know, I also write the SOLO Happenings column. Drop me a line and share what your offseason plans are. I have several months to fill with no racing. Help me fill the pages.

    I hope everybody had a good year and has a safe offseason.

    Jay Payne
    SVR Points Keeper
    by Published on 10-11-2018 07:07 PM

    First, we'd like to remind you to please RSVP October 27th wine tasting and dinner. (This can be done by phone at 989-695-6141 or by email at
    The dinner starts at 4:00 PM and the wine tasting starts at 5:30.
    There will also be a board meeting at the same restaurant starting at 3:00. Anyone is welcome to join.

    Event Flyer

    Second reminder is a "Save the Date" for our annual Awards Banquet. This will be held at Apple Mountain on Saturday January 12th, 2019.

    We hope to see you at both events.
    by Published on 10-09-2018 03:58 PM

    Below is the October 2018 edition of Checkpoint. It includes a results and points through event 10.

    by Published on 10-08-2018 05:51 PM

    Thank you to those who joined our Season-Ender autocross at Barstow. It was a lot of fun and we hope to see you all back next year. In the meantime, we have a wine-tasting and dinner social event on October 27th, and our award banquet on January 12th.

    Below are the results from Event 11.

    100718 Event #11 Results.pdf
    100718 Event #11 Pax Results.pdf

    Pictures from the event can be found at the link below:

    by Published on 09-19-2018 04:33 PM

    Below are the updated class and PAX points which now include event #10.

    PAX Points - Updated 9-18-18.pdf
    Class Points - Updated 9-18-18.pdf

    A message from the points-man himself:

    Hi SVR folks,

    The final event is Oct 7th at Barstow. There are a few of you that still need to get the 6th event in to run for a championship class trophy. Don't miss this last opportunity.

    As always I try my best to catch any mistakes but if you have a question or concern, please reach out to me. My email is

    Hope to see everybody at the last event.

    Jay Payne
    SVR Points Keeper
    by Published on 09-18-2018 07:24 PM

    Hi SVR members,

    This week we're having our monthly membership and business meeting. All current and prospective members are invited.
    Walk-in topics are always welcome. Or if you just want to hang out and "bench-race", that's ok too!

    Thursday September 20th
    Famous Dave's BBQ
    G-3558 Miller Road, Flint MI 48507

    We'll start arriving around 6:30. We'll start the meeting around 7:00, or in between bites of dinner.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Larry MacLeod
    2018 SVR SCCA Region Executive
    by Published on 09-17-2018 03:53 PM

    First off, we would like to thank everyone who came out and helped make Event #10 a great success. We were lucky enough to catch great weather, and have smooth running event. Thank you to those of you that made it possible.

    Below are the event results!

    091618 Event #10 Pax Results.PDF
    091618 Event #10 Results.PDF
    by Published on 09-11-2018 03:04 PM

    Pro Class,

    There was a significant error in the Pro Class standings. The was one competitors times left out of the calculations. When I fixed his score it caused a significant change in the results. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused. As always I endeavor to give you the correct info in a timely manner.

    Jay Payne
    SVR Points Keeper

    The corrected Pro class points are posted below.

    PRO Class Points - Updated 9-10-18.pdf
    by Published on 09-10-2018 03:24 PM

    Below are the Pax and Class Points updated to include events 8 and 9.

    PAX Points - Updated 9-9-18.pdf
    Class Points - Updated 9-9-18.pdf

    The following is a message from Jay Payne, the SVR points keeper.

    Hi everybody,

    As the SVR points keeper, I wanted to remind everybody there are only 2 events left in the season. Sep 16 at Nexteer and Oct 7 at Barstow. There are a few of you that have not met the required 6 of 11 events to qualify for the year-end trophy.

    I always endeavor to have everything correct but I'm not perfect, nor is the program sometimes. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any points issues please contact me at I will get back to you as soon as possible with a reply.

    Don't forget we need volunteers to help with the Ride and Drive at NEXTEER on Sat, Sep 15.

    I know I've missed seeing some of you this year but hopefully will get to see you at one of the final two events.

    Jay Payne
    SVR Points Keeper

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