8 FEBRUARY 2020 scca.com
FROM THE PRESIDENT
JUST ONE MORE…
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Itravel on behalf of the SCCA a lot. Through this, I get the opportunity
to see this great Club in action at
events large and small all over the
country. Regional events, Divisional
events, National events, and so on; and
experiences that run the gamut from
hillclimbs, RoadRallies and RallyCrosses
to Solo, Track Nights, and SCCA Road
Racing. I’ve even worked a corner or
two along the way. While I’m always
drawn in by the sights, sounds, and
the smell of these (I love the smell
of 100-plus octane in the morning),
the bigger draw for me is about the
people involved, the stories behind
them, and the passion that fuels them.
The SCCA is famous for fun, safe,
and spirited competition, but it’s also
rich with experiences where individuals
have overcome adversity, long odds,
or some other kind of challenge
to reach the podium or make their
mark as a motorsport leader and
enthusiast. Across the SCCA journey,
one might break down on the way
to an event, break down at an event,
or face a life event challenge well
outside of the competitive arena,
but still have the resolve and the
support through the SCCA family not
only to recover, but also to thrive.
As we head into a new year full of
opportunities, this theme resonates
with me. Not so much as a driver or
a competitor where it is certainly
applicable, but more as a leader in
this organization and someone just
like you who is committed to doing all
I can to help achieve our stated mission
of delivering a safe, fun, and exciting
motorsports experience for enthusiasts.
With this and with Mr. Edison’s quote
ringing in my mind, what if I – what if
we – committed to just one more:
• Smile, welcome, or word of
encouragement to that first-timer
or novice at their first event.
• Thank you to that volunteer or
Region leader who works tirelessly
so we can have #funwithcars.
• Invite to someone who we
have always intended to bring
to the next SCCA event.
• Invite to a veteran to come
out and join us in working a
corner or driving our car.
• Event where we focus 100 percent
serving vs. competing. (It’s hard,
I know, but it’s worth it!)
• Tire Rack Street Survival School,
to protect our future drivers,
our families, and our future.
• One more Solo. One more Road Race.
One more Track Night in America.
One more Rally. One more _______.
If the most certain way to succeed
is to truly try just one more time,
and if we did this collectively across
the organization, at the end of the
year would it be reasonable to think
that these small “just one more”
actions might well have added up to
something substantial? Perhaps a new
member, maybe a new champion, more
participation at SCCA events, higher
retention – who knows the benefits
it could produce? Let’s find out!
“The most certain way to succeed is always to try
just one more time…” –THOMAS EDISON