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					        driving a 2007 Mazda MX-5. Chicago Region’s Bartek                             students, so sign up early. Please pre-     Sean Maloney, Jonathan McIntire, Dave
        Borowski also took a Stock class win, this time in E Stock                     register at         Montgomery, Keith Moody, Matthew
        driving a 1996 Mazda Miata.
                                                                                       CONTACT SAM KARP                            Parr, Jeff Roettering, Bruce Stephens,
           Street Touring U was the next class dominated by
                                                                                       (414) 975-0846                              Tim Weatherford, and Andrew Wolff.
        Chicago Region drivers – Aytinc Akad winning the Open                                                                      Addison (FM), Grantham (GTL),
        class and Christy Vehe taking the Ladies class. And the X                                                                  McIntire (ITC), Roettering (GT1) and
        Prepared Evo piloted by Milwaukee Region’s Trevor Jones is                                                                 Stephens (SM) left the weekend
        a tough car to beat, and that was proven once again with                        GATEWAY TO MIDIV                           having earned their fi rst two Regional
        his class win.                                                                  MIDWEST DIVISION                           wins in addition to having completed
           Several Modified drivers from CENDiv backed up their                          BY EILEEN WATERS                           their schools.
        2009 National Championships with wins in Blytheville                                                                          St. Louis Region presents the Chris
        including Chicago Region’s Pete Calhoun (in C Modified)                         SCHOOL GALORE                               Flier Award following a Drivers School
        and Milwaukee Region’s Jeff Cashmore (in D Modified).
        Denise Cashmore also took the win in D Modified Ladies.
           The division also had three other trophy winners: Steve
        Wynveen in Super Stock, Delmar Long in D Modified and
        Bryan Packingham in E Modified.
                                                                                       S       olo schools are important in
                                                                                                helping competitors become
                                                                                                acclimated to the rules and
                                                                                       procedures. This is why the Aug. 7
                                                                                       Chick School, being put together by
                                                                                                                                   to a participant who best exemplifies
                                                                                                                                   Flier’s personal excellence by a
                                                                                                                                   superior performance as a volunteer or
                                                                                                                                   driver. Flier was a second-generation
                                                                                                                                   motorsports competitor who taught
           The few drivers that did not come home with a trophy were                   the Salina Region, is such a cool idea.     people the importance of the
        all near misses, just a spot or two outside of the trophies.                   This is a no men allowed, women             friendships and camaraderie within
           The big question now is if the eight class winners will try                 instructors only, participate without       the SCCA, how to race and be well
        to “block” the competition at the upcoming Northern                            any pressure Solo school for females.       prepared, and how modesty, courtesy
        States Championships in Peru, Ind. After all, it is about half                 The $20 entry fee includes lunch, and       and silent strength can speak volumes.
        the driving distance!                                                          conveniently there is a Solo the next       The award was presented to Jones.
           The eight drivers with a “coastal” championship win                         day where the students can apply their         If you read last month’s column,
        now have to look forward to the CENDiv Divisional Solo                         new knowledge and skills while it’s         Jones has cornered the market on
        event held at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 31-Aug. 1.                  still fresh in their minds. And, as a       superior performance this year (he
        Drivers lucky enough to have a win at either the Southern                      bonus, the students receive a $10           was a co-chair of St. Louis Region’s
        or Northern States Championships and win their class at                        discount for the Solo event. There’s        Tech-O-Rama). Although very
        the CENDiv Divisional will get the opportunity to compete                      also a special award for the fastest        honored by the award, he would have
        for the Solo Triad at the Tire Rack Solo National                              Chick School graduate.                      given the award to the whole class.
        Championships in September in Lincoln, Neb.                                       Salina Region held Chick Schools in         “That group of drivers exemplified
                                                                                       2003-’05. According to Nancy Smith,         the best of the characteristics I want to
        IT’S NEVER TOO LATE                                                            the Salina Region secretary, “Other         instill in drivers – courtesy,
        You still have time to get signed up for the two upcoming
                                                                                       female experienced Solo drivers, all        sportsmanship and a competitive
        RoadRallies. The Published Enemies RoadRally and
                                                                                       volunteers, instruct female students        spirit,” said Jones. “The compassion
        Hardwood Forest Getaway RoadRally are being held July 24
                                                                                       with no, or very little, Solo experience    they had for each other, the genuine
        and 25, respectively. Online registration has been open for
                                                                                       to encourage them to get involved in        respect and regard for each other,
        some time at Although onsite
                                                                                       Solo. No men are allowed, as                while still giving their best effort at
        registration is available for both events, it always saves time
                                                                                       sometimes female, or potential female       competing against each other says to
        (for yourself and the event staff) to get pre-registered. For
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