RUNOFFS 5K AND CHECKERED FLAG DASH
The 2018 SCCA Runoffs 5k and Checkered Flag Dash will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at
Sonoma Raceway. The one mile Dash starts at 6 p.m. with the 5k kicking off at 6: 30 p.m. In support
of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit a local pediatric
cancer charity. For more information, visit runsignup.com and search for “SCCA Runoffs 5k.”
t’s been six months since the SCCA
National Convention in Las Vegas where
SCCA’s Women on Track was brought into
the limelight. This was one of the first
seminars on Friday morning during the
Convention and it was very well received.
Since then, the Women On Track
committee has added two new women to
the committee: Deana Kelly and Rachel
Leach join Linda Duncan, Tara Johns,
Lynne Rothney-Kozlak, Jordan Towns,
UPDATE: WOMEN ON TRACK
agerty is extending its affordable
Track Day Insurance program to
SCCA Time Trials Nationals entrants, as
well as those participating in a handful
of Time Trials primer events leading up
to the Nationals, which takes place
Sept. 28-30 at NCM Motorsports Park
in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Hagerty offers physical damage
coverage for vehicles while they’re on
the track, unlike most standard insurance
plans. With Hagerty’s Track Day
Insurance, Time Trials drivers can focus
on turning great lap times on a circuit.
HAGERTY OFFERS COVERAGE TO TIME TRIALS
PRIMERS AND NATIONALS ENTRANTS
Teresa Neidel-McKee, and Velma Boreen.
The goal of the Women On Track
program is to get more women involved
in the SCCA at all levels; something
that is sorely needed considering there
has been a decline, at least on the Solo
side, for a while. This decline of female
participation did not happen overnight,
and the solution won’t come quickly,
either, so the committee is looking at
Women On Track with a four-year plan. In
2018, they want to work on camaraderie,
community, and casual competition. In
2019, the committee wants to work on
leadership and refined driving, with 2020
encouraging more women to participate
on the National Solo level with Tours and
in ProSolos. By 2021, the committee will
be working toward a Region PAX Index
Class and increased entries at the Tire
Rack Solo National Championships.
There’s plenty in place promoting
women drivers on the National level,
as well. There are the Ladies classes
(which have been in place since the first
Solo Nationals in 1973), Match Tours
and ProSolos feature Ladies combined
classes, the Fletcher Cup is given at the
ProSolo Finale in Lincoln, Neb., to the
top woman in ProSolo, and thanks to the
SCCA Foundation and Mazda, three Wendi
Allen Scholarships are awarded each
year to help a woman driver cover her
National-level expenses and entry fees.
And then there’s the Rothney-Kozlak Cup,
which is awarded to a woman competing
in the Open class whose margin of
victory was closest to the winner.
Do you ever wonder what you can do
locally to get more women involved in
motorsports? Offer to take a woman for
a ride at the next autocross event or ask
if they would like to help out. But most
importantly, make sure all women feel
included so they will want to join the fun.
A Facebook page has been set up,
with more than 650 women joined.
This page is for women only and
it’s a great place to share ideas, ask
questions, and stay in contact with
other women in their SCCA family.
On Track program
is gaining ground,
with the program
already making it up
to Alaska (ABOVE).
A LITTLE INSURANCE
Hagerty is offering on-track insurance to help
take the worry out of track time.
Hagerty’s Track Day Insurance,
created for both motorsports
enthusiasts and weekend racers
alike, covers – among other
things – personal vehicles against
damage while participating in an
HPDE/Track Day event, cars on track
and in the paddock, and physical
damage to vehicles incurred by
a driver or driving instructor.
For more information, visit
www.hagerty.com and click the
“HPDE/Track Day Insurance” link
under the “Insurance” menu.