60 AUGUST 2020 scca.comINSIDE SCCA
As I write this column in early June, the world of amateur motorsportshas taken off! SCCA U.S. Majors Tour andHoosier Super Tour racing has resumedwith an event at World Wide TechnologyRaceway and the Weather Tech ChicagoRegion June Sprints, featuring nearly 500entries, is only days away – coverage ofboth events even appear in this very issue.
In other news, the Club Racing Board(CRB) conducted its first-ever committeechairman conference call. This was a meetand greet with all of the CRB members,each committee chairman/secretary, andthe technical staff. The main purpose ofthe virtual gathering was for committeemembers to get to know each other andto open the door for one chairman tobe able to reach out to another classchairman for help or collaboration. The callwas more than two hours long, and someexcellent issues were revealed. I wouldlike to thank Rick Harris for developingand running with this fantastic idea.
There will be more enlightening news
from the CRB in future issues of SportsCar,
I’ve introduced various CRB members.
There are only two individuals left to talkabout, so let’s finish what we started.
Joining for 2020, David Daughteryis the newest member of the CRB and isliaison to the American Sedan, B-Spec,and Super Touring committees. Davidbecame a member of SCCA in 1987 racingin Showroom Stock A. He has raced invarious Showroom Stock and pro seriesclasses, and one season in Sports Renault.
David won his first National ChampionshipRunoffs in 1993, and now has amassed acollection of 10 National Championships.
After an SCCA hiatus, David enteredthe 2013 Runoffs at Road America andlearned about the B-Spec class. In 2014, hewon the Touring 3 Runoffs and placed thirdin B-Spec. After the 2014 Runoffs, Davidfocused his attention on helping B-Specflourish. He went on to win the 2016 and
2017 B-Spec National Championships all
while supporting the growth of the B-Spec
classification. The hard work David and the
B-Spec Committee put in paid off in 2019
with the largest B-Spec Runoffs field to date.
And, lastly, I introduce myself, CRB
Chairman Peter Keane. I began my road-
racing journey when I met Randy Pobst in
the spring of 1988 and started crewing for
his IMSA Firestone Firehawk team. Crewing
for Randy ultimately led to autocrossing
and then obtaining my Regional SCCA
Road Racing license in 1990. I have
competed in Regional and National SCCA
racing in Improved Touring, Showroom
Stock, Spec Miata, Super Touring, and
Touring. I have also competed in several
pro races and was the director of racing
for the Mean Miata series (Circle Track).
I have been a crewmember for severalpro racing teams with duties that includedengineer, driver coach, data review,manager, spotter, and strategist over the last32 years. For two years I was the technicaldirector for two of the Trans Am classes.Finally, and probably the most fun I had inroad racing was being one of the hosts of theinternet-based Go Racing TV and The RacingInsiders on MAVTV and Motors TV UK.
With that, let’s go racing!
MEET YOUR CRB, PART 3
Concluding the series, it’s time to meet the final two members of the Club
Racing Board | WORDS Peter Keane, Chairman, Club Racing Board | MAIN IMAGE Rick Cor wine
(LEFT) David Daughteryhas logged an impressive10 Runoffs championshiptitles and currently sitson the CRB. (BELOW)
The Chairman of theCRB is Peter Keane,who has been involvedin motorsports onalmost every level.