Beautiful Weekend at TGPR – THANKS Alabama and TV Regions!

 

Great turn out and wonderful weather for the 2017 kickoff event of the SCCA Southeastern Division Time Trial Championship Series. Great competition, beautiful weather… awesome weekend. Special thanks to event management, TT and PDX drivers and instructors!

Final Results – Click HERE

Class Results – Click HERE

TT Class Records for TGPR – Click HERE

 

SEDIV ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS BANQUET

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The SEDIV Convention & Awards Banquet is coming up February 3rd through 5th.  Registration is now open.  You can use the following link to access registration, but of course, you can get there just by going onto MotorsportReg.com and searching for it:  msreg.com/2017SedivBanquet

If you aren’t a fan of registering online, you can mail  your registration.  You can download the form from the following link:  2017 SEDiv Regist.pdf

February 3-February 5, 2017

SEA PALMS RESORT

5445 Frederica Rd

SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GA

FRIDAY: 2/3/17

6:00 PM. to 8:00 PM Registration and Reception

SATURDAY: 2/4/17

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM – Registration

8:00 AM. to 5:00 PM – Meetings and Seminars

5:45 PM. to 7.00 PM Registration & Social with Cash Bar

7:15 PM SEDiv Awards Banquet

SUNDAY: 2/5/17

8:30 AM to 12:30PM RE’s & Officials only-Breakfast & Business meeting

This year’s SEDIV Convention will feature individual meetings with the Divisional Administrators, ECR Committee, SARRC Committee, Divisional Solo, Time Trials, Rally Cross, Stewards, Tech, Timing & Scoring, Registration, Flag & Com, Race Control, Newsletters, Web Developers, Membership, and the SCCA National staff. The center point of this year’s convention will again be the Awards Banquet at which all SEDIV National, SARRC, Solo , Time Trials and Rally Champions will receive their awards plus the SEDIV will honor outstanding members with the Reuter, Fitzgerald, Holland, Webb, Director’s, & Bobby Clark Awards. The banquet meal features your choice of either grilled chicken or marinated flank steak. Both will be served with red potatoes, rice, almond green beans, salad & dessert. We look forward to seeing you there!

CONGRATS TO OUR 2016 SCCA SEDIV Time Trial CHAMPIONS!

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Congratulations!  In the 2016 SEDIV TT Championship, the drivers below have finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd as shown below.

The class champions will receive a ball cap, an award plaque, and the TT awards jacket.  The awards jacket will have your name, class and Region embroidered on the front.

The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive an awards plaque.

All the winners below will be given their awards at the annual SEDIV Awards Banquet held at St Simons  Island, GA.  Your banquet meal will be paid for by the TT Fund.  More on this banquet later as it comes out.

2016  Champions  
DRIVER Class   REGION
Shane Findlan BSP 1 CCR-61
Delanie Calhoun CSP 1 ALA-1
Tony Ewing CSP 2 TVR-93
Robert Burgess DSP 1 NCR-55
Brett Whisenant EP 1 TVR-93
Mark Gustafson EP 1 CFR-83
Brian Gause ESP 1 CCR-61
Carl Woodruff F5 1 ATL-3
Steve Conrad FF 1 TVR-93
John Wade FSP 1 TVR-93
Mark Rothermel FV 1 TVR-93
Bill F. Coffey GT1 1 FLA-11
Bill Coffey GT3 1 BUC-34
Butch Kummer GTA 1 ATL-3
Clayton Pannell ITA 1 TVR-93
Gary Ketchie ITA 2 CCR-61
Joesph Armstrong ITO 1 NCR-55
Bryan Toth ITS 1 CCR-61
Lars Lattstrom SPO 1 CCR-61
Tuck Rion SPU 1 SCR-79
Ron Richey SPU 2 ATL-3
Vicki Lanning Eckerich STU 1 CCR-61
Richard Burgess SU 1 NCR-55
Andy Tow SU 2 ALA-1
Krafton Locke SU 3 CCR-61

WELL DONE! We’ll see you at the SEDIV Annual Banquet and look forward to presenting you your trophies!

THANKS to ALL our SEDIV Time Trial drivers for a great year in 2016.

We look forward to more fun and competition in 2017!

SCCA SEDIV Time Trial Championship – Points and WINNERS!

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Your 2015 Champions are :

Shane Findlan BSP 1st CCR-61
Tony Ewing CSP 1st TVR-93
Delanie Calhoun CSP 2nd ALA-1
Brian Gause ESP 1st CCR-61
John Wade FSP 1st TVR-93
Mark Rothermel FV 1st TVR-93
Bill F. Coffey GT1 1st FLA-11
Bill Coffey GT2 1st BUC-34
Bob Saville GT2 2nd CCR-61
Nadine Saville GT2 3rd CCR-61
Steven Ulbrik ITB 1st CFR-83
Bryan Toth ITS 1st CCR-61
Jim Daniel SM 1st TVR-93
Ron Richey SPU 1st ATL-3
Vicki Lanning Eckerich STU 1st CCR-61
Richard Burgess SU 1st NCR-55
Rocco Bocchicchio SU 2nd ETR-68
Krafton Locke SU 3rd CCR-61


THANKS for a GREAT YEAR! We look forward to 2016 Season! 
First in class will receive a Championship jacket and trophy. Second and Third will receive trophies. All will be awarded at the SEDIV Convention and Banquet in February! See you there.

LAST CHANCE Time Trial – Roebling Road SEASON ENDER Nov. 14 & 15

IMG_1084 The Buccaneer Region proudly present the DOUBLE POINTS season ender Last Chance Time Trial at Roebling Road in Savannah, GA on November 14 and 15!

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This is the final event of the 2015 SCCA Southeast Division Time Trial Championship!  Many Class Championships are still up for grabs. We will also hold a PDX for those wanting to get some time on track with instruction.

We look forward to a great weekend with great friends, great cars and great competition  See you there! 

Register HERE for Time Trial or PDX .

Event Info  & Supps  HERE

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Going back to TALLY! Oct. 10 & 11 – TGPR Registration open!

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Registration is now open for the Fall Little Talledega  Grand Prix Time Trial hosted by TVR and Alabama Regions! 

Register here today 

TENNESSEE VALLEY/ALABAMA REGIONS

SEDIV TIME TRIALS

CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT, TT School & PDX

October 10-11, 2015

TALLADEGA GRAN PRIX RACEWAY

Sanction # 15-TT-3464-S, 15-PDX-3465-S

 

Chief Steward        Spike Pannell    Registrar              Sam Copeland

Safety Steward       Andy Tow         Chief Instructor    Brett Whisenant

 

Talladega Gran Prix Raceway is a 1.41 mile road course located on Alabama State Highway 21, 12 miles south of Oxford, Alabama, and 8 miles north of Talladega, Alabama.  The track has showers, restrooms, compressed air, Electrical hook-ups, and 98 octane unleaded fuel.  Overnight camping is permitted.  Electricity is available through Talladega Grand Prix Raceway for $10 per day per 115v outlet and $15 per day per 30/50 amp outlet.  The track gate will be locked each evening at 10:30 p.m.  There is a payphone at the track (256-362-9985).  The caller should ask to have their party paged.  The track concession stand WILL BE OPEN for breakfast and lunch, Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

 

Event Headquarters will be at the Track.

TGPR, 46 Pilgrim Lane, Munford, AL 362684 www.tgprace.com

2015 MID-YEAR REPORT FOR SEDIV Time Trial Program

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2015 SEDIV Mid-Year Meeting  

SEDIV Time Trials Committee Report

 

The 2015 TT Championship Program has started off thru 3 events with 114 drivers competing in 29 classes.  Overall in 2015, TT entries are up 5% from 2014.

TGPR entries were higher (8%) than 2014.  The CCR Memorial Day TT/PDX at CMP following the SARRC weekend increased entries 40%.  Dragon moved back to June but saw 14% lower entries.  The May Road Atlanta TT was a casualty of their May race loss.  Our TT website, www.sedivtt.com, provides a wealth of information about our TT program.

 

In August, we will repeat the TT at Barber Motorsports Park in conjunction with a Double SECS/SARRC.  For the first time in an SEDIV TT, we will have open passing with a Point-by.  Chasing the Dragon will return on September 12-13 and TGPR on October 10-11 <THIS IS A DATE CHANGE>.  The November 14-15 Roebling Road TT will be a dual race/points event and serve as the SEDIV TT Championship Series Runoff like the SIC.

 

Overall, PDX entries are running slightly below 2014.  For the first time, the CFR May PDX at Daytona used the long course with banking on the test day preceding the SECS.  Entries were limited and restricted to Advanced drivers who all drove in a safe and courteous manner.  The success of this demonstration PDX may lead to more PDXs held at Daytona in 2016.  CFR has a PDX on the Sebring short course in conjunction with their scheduled races in June and July.  The Labor Day one day PDX will be available only to Advanced and Intermediate classed drivers and will use the 12 Hour Sebring “Long Course”.  CFR believes that PDXs are a strong part of SCCA’s participation growth and is doing all it can to encourage that growth in Florida and SEDiv.

 

 2015 TT TT School PDX    2015 PDX
TGPR – TVR/ALA – Apr 49 6 11 RA – ATL – Mar 21
CMP – CCR – May 28 xx Daytona – CFR – Apr 76
Dragon – CCR – Jun 37 Daytona – CFR – May 32
Charlotte – CCR – Aug ? ? Sebring – CFR – Jun 32
Barber – TVR/ALA – Aug ? Sebring – CFR – Jul ?
Dragon – CCR – Sep ? RA – ATL – Jul ?
TGPR – TVR/ALA – Oct ?  ?  ? Sebring – CFR – Sep ?
Roebling Road 1 – Bucc – Nov ? ? ARRC – ATL – Nov ?
Roebling Road 2 – Bucc – Nov ?

 

Looking forward, we hope to have another robust TT schedule in 2016 with numerous Championship Points and PDX events.  CFR added PDX to race dates at Daytona.  The Committee is working to add additional TT events.

 

 

 

2016 Date Region TT (L3) PDX (L1) HC (L4) TT School
     
Road Atlanta Mar 18-20 ATL X
TGPR Apr 9-10 TVR/ALA X X X
Daytona Apr 9-10 CFR X
Daytona May 6 CFR   X
CMP May 30 CCR X X
Dragon Jun 11-12 CCR X
Sebring Jun 11-12 CFR X
Sebring Jul 16-17 CFR X
Road Atlanta Jul 23-24 ATL X
Daytona Aug 5 CFR X
Charlotte Aug 12 CCR X X
Sebring Sep 3-4 CFR X
Barber Aug 27-28 TVR/ALA X    
Dragon Sep 10-11 CCR X
TGPR Oct 1-2 TVR/ALA X X X
ARRC Nov 6 ATL   X  
Roebling Nov 12-13 or 19-20 BUC X X X

Note: The October TGPR date is dependent on the RunOffs and SIC dates.  Roebling is dependent on Track availability.

 

For 2014, the TTAC moved from Club Racing to Experiential Programs.  TTAC has proposed a reorganization to the Director Experiential Programs.  The current TTAC will become the Divisional Time Trial Committee which will be focused on tactical operations, rules, licenses, etc. which is mostly what they do now.  Added to that will be a small National TT Committee whose focus is on the strategic view of growing the TT program nationally.  The SEDIV TT Committee will not be affected.  SEDIV should see no change to their TT Program.

2015 SCCA SEDIV Championship Series – Get ready to RUMBLE!

               The Southeast Division Time Trial Committee is proud to announce the schedule for the

                                                    2015 SEDIV Time Trial Championship Series!

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Schedule is as follows : 

April 11/12         TGPR – Little Talledega –  Munford Alabama      Time Trial / PDX / TT SchoolSCCA-SEDivMap

May 25              CMP – Carolina Motorsports Park – Kershaw, SC   Time Trial / PDX

June 13-14         Dragon Hillclimb – Robbinsville, NC   Hillclimb

Aug. 29 / 30       Barber  – Birmingham, AL   Time Trial

Sept. 12 / 13       Dragon Hillclimb –  Robbinsville, NC   Hillclimb

Oct. 3 / 4           TGPR – Little Talledega  –  Munford Alabama    Time Trial / PDX 

Nov. 14              Roebling Road – Pooler, GA  Time Trial    * Points each  day

Nov. 15              Roebling Road – Pooler, GA   Time Trial    * Points each  day

 

 

Get your car ready and get these dates on your calendar. We’ll see you at the season kick-off at Little Tally April 11th and 12th!   Please help grow our sport through mentoring and inviting other drivers to join us for these events. Remember the Second Gear Program can be of help in getting new drivers started economically (free loaner gear) and PDXs  are a great starting point for many drivers.   If you need help with licensing, classing or registration, contact  :   Ted Theodore at  editor@thesoutherndriver.com

 

 

 

Time Trial Champions Awards at SEDIV Annual

All SEDIV Time Trial drivers are invited to attend the annual meetings and banquet at St. Simon’s Island Sea Palms Resort on January 30 – February 1, 2015.

This year’s SEDIV Convention will feature individual meetings with the Divisional Administrators, ECR Committee, SARRC Committee, Divisional Solo, Time Trials, Rally Cross, Stewards, Tech, Timing & Scoring, Registration, Flag & Com, Race Control, Newsletters, Web Developers, Membership, and the SCCA National staff.

The center point of this year’s convention will again be the Awards Banquet at which all SEDIV National, SARRC, Solo , Time Trials and Rally Champions will receive their awards plus the SEDIV will honor outstanding members with the Reuter, Fitzgerald, Holland, Webb, Director’s & Bobby Clark Awards. The banquet meal features your choice of either grilled chicken or marinated flank steak. Both will be served with red potatoes, rice, almond green beans, salad & dessert.

We will awards jackets and trophies to our class champions and trophies to our runner-ups as well as Wurzbach award and Shafer awards for events. We hope to see you there! Attached is information sheet and registration form.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM  OUR SEDIV TIME TRIAL COMMITTEE!

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Roebling Road Time Trial – Great Season ender!

MIMG_1081any of our SEDIV Time Trial and PDX drivers braved the cold to come to Roebling Road in mid November to participate in the LAST CHANCE Time Trial! Some came for seat time on a legendary southern track. Some came to compete against many of the best TT drivers. Some came to clench their position in the 2014  SCCA Southeastern Division Time Trial Championship. ALL came to have fun and that …they DID!

Savannah, GA weather was chilly both mornings but warmed up with little wind.  The corner workers and event staff did a great job of communicating, keeping the course safe, and handling flow of the event. We owe a big thanks to Track Management (Kaye McCloy), Registration (Wanda Cecil), Control (the Buells), Timing and Scoring (Neil Harmon), Mark Rothermel (Safety Steward), Steve and Vicki Eckerich along with Shane Findlan (Tech), Bob DeLoatch (Flagging Chief) and all the course workers who braved the cold so the event could happen! Our drivers appreciate you ALL!  IMG_1084 Aside from a few radiator hoses that decided to open up, the event ran smoothly and the groups got all the track time they wanted. Many of our Time Trial drivers volunteered to help instruct for our PDX (Performance Driving Experience) group sessions. This is a great opportunity to get quality instruction on the track in a safe setting.  All PDX drivers (Novices driving with instructors and  Intermediate and Advanced classes) did a great job!

Final Results are here : Saturday / Sunday and pictures from the event are below . The Championships were decided in many classes based on the results of this double points weekend. Your 2015 SEDIV Time Trial Champions who will each be receiving a trophy at the Annual SEDIV banquet January 30, 31 at Sea Palms St. Simons, GA  are :

Scott Sipler BSP 1 CCR-61
Johnny Valencia BSP 2 CCR-61
Shane Findlan BSP 3 CCR-61
Paul Crouch CF 1 CFR-83
Rajat Aggarwal CSP 1 CCR-61
TJ  Theodore CSP 2 CCR-61
Tony Ewing CSP 3 TVR-93
James Wood CSP 4 CCR-61
Ken Owens EP 1 DIX-95
Robert McManus ESP 1 CCR-61
Brian Gause ESP 2 CCR-61
Martin Bartlett FSP 1 CCR-61
Mark Rothermel FV 1 TVR-93
Bill F. Coffey GT1 1 FLA-11
Bill Coffey GT2 1 BUC-34
Don Squirek ITA 1 ATL-3
George Bowland Special 1 CCR-61
Mike Breakey SPU 1 CHA-94
Ted Theodore SPU 2 CCR-61
Ron Richey SPU 3 ATL-3
Michael Tablas STL 1 CCR-61
Vicki Lanning Eckerich STU 1 CCR-61
Rocco Bocchicchio SU 1 ETR-68
Lars Lattstrom SPO 1 CCR-61

A BIG thanks to the Buccaneer Region for hosting the Last Chance Time Trial and PDX at Roebling Road. We look forward to joining you again next year! 

(Pictures by : Ted Theodore)

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