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									053_SC1009   8/19/09       4:41 PM

                                                                                                                                       won’t have to go far for food and fun
                                                                                                                                       after the fast cars.
                                                                                                                                           The Hatcher’s House of Hope
                                                                                                                                       celebrated its grand opening with its
                                                                                                                                       first site at the Erlanger Medical Mall in
                                                                                                                                       Chattanooga, Tenn. SCCA pro racer Jim
                                                                                                                                       Osborn and his wife Amy Jo are the
                                                                                                                                       founders of the Austin Hatcher
                                                                                                                                       Foundation that was created after their
                                                                                                                                       infant son passed away from a rare form
                                                                                                                                       of cancer. This location is designed to
                                                                                                                                       keep the family unit whole while dealing
                                                                                                                                       with pediatric cancer. These services
                                                                                                                                       include testing, educational
                                                                                                                                       programming to help affected children
                                                                                                                                       overcome their cognitive and learning
                                                                                                                                       deficits and emotional counseling for
                                                                                                                                       the cancer affected child, their siblings
                                                                                                                                       and parents. For information on
                                                                                                                                       opportunities for support, visit the Web
                                                                                                                                           Waiting for my van to be fixed at

                                                                                                                         SUSAN YOUNG
                                                                                                                                       Defer Tire in Streetsboro, Ohio, I had to
                                                                                                                                       share with owner and racer Mark Defer
                                                                                                                                       some pictures of people we knew which
                                                                                                                                       appeared in the March 2009 issue of
        CHECKERED FLAG: CHET POLK                  these visits so much he’d visit all the    Don’t go batty letting                   Car and Driver. Some of the images
        And Chet Polk was a Central Florida        children if it were possible, so he        that racecar gather                      included pit and grid marshals Greg
        Region member since 1996. He was           offered to return when he’d be back in     cobwebs – sign up for                    Schnell, Kathy Gall and Doug Gall (with his
        only 51 when he passed away.               town for the ALMS event in August.         the SIC! It’s Oct. 10-11                 camera in hand), as well as steward
                                                      Along with Joey and Brad, racers        at Roebling Road.                        Debbie LaFond. Oh, yeah, the Car and
        CONTACT SUSAN H.YOUNG                      Brian Flint of Meyers Motorsports                                                   Driver article on the Mazda MX-5 entry
        (386) 532-4907                             and Frank Vessell of Vessell                                                        in the 2008 24 Hour race at Nelson                      Motorsports were joined by Mid-Ohio                                                 Ledges was interesting, too.
                                                   PR person Jesse Ghiozi, his assistant
         NORTH COAST NEWS                          Betsy Bullion and Vessell Motorsports
                                                   photographer Monique Nye to brighten
                                                                                                                                       CONTACT NANCY SCHILLACE
         BY NANCY
                                                   the day of both the patients and
                                                   hospital workers.
                                                      The racers split into two groups so
        LIGHTS!                                    that Jesse and Betsy could start the                                                 CENTRAL DIVISION
                                                                                                                                        BY SAM KARP

       A        big thank you goes to Jim Clark
                and the Cincinnati Sports Car
                Club for loaning their timing
        display unit to Cincinnati Region’s Solo
                                                   distribution of toys and smi
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