54 JULY 2020 scca.comINSIDE SCCA
Last month in this column I introduced you to three members of the Club RacingBoard (CRB), specifically Tony Ave, JohnLaRue, and David Arken. If you missed it,I highly recommend you pick up last month’sissue and give it a read – after all, these arethe folks who are helping lead the SCCA RoadRacing program, so it’s good to know theirbackground. Now that you’re up to speed,let’s jump into this month’s CRB introductions.
CRB member Paula Hawthorne is a liaisonto the GCR and B-Spec committees. She hasa great deal of Steward experience and hascrewed for professional racing teams in IMSA,World Challenge, and Mazda Road to Indy.
A member of SCCA’s Steel Cities Region
since 2008, Paula joined her Region’s Board
a decade ago. She has also filled several
different roles with Steel Cities, including
Region Executive, Assistant RE, Membership
Chairman, and Race Chair. She developed
her Region’s “Steel Cities Ticker” e-mail
notification system that keeps people
informed of upcoming events, and she also
found time to become a Divisional Steward
and earn a National Grid license, Regional
Flagging and Communications license, and
Regional Registrars license. Then in 2015,
Paula received the 2015 SCCA Worker of
the Year Award for Race Administration and
also SCCA’s Member Excellence Award.
Next on the CRB lineup is Sam Henry.A registered mechanical engineer, Sam iscurrently Regional Executive for SCCA’sOzark Mountain Region and sits on hisRegion’s Board. He has held multiplepositions in his Region, including AssistantRE, Secretary, Treasurer, and Solo Manager.
Sam is an active Production categoryracer and autocrosser. He’s also a four-time RallyCross National Champion.
On the CRB, Sam is liaison to theProduction and Spec Miata committees.His Miata expertise stems from years ofcompetition and ownership of SpringfieldDyno, a company that developed Miataexhaust and cooling systems, as wellas designed custom CNC tire shavingequipment. Sam is a certified Goodyear EaglePerformance Specialist and his companyalso provides dyno testing, tuning, chassissetup, and complete wheel and tire services.
The last CRB member to introducethis month is Jim Goughary. After takinga Formula Vee through an SCCA Driver’sSchool in 1973, Jim went on to have asuccessful career in SCCA Regional andNational racing. He has competed in FormulaSuper Vee, Formula Ford, Super Touring Lite,and GT- 2, as well as Showroom Stock A, B,and GT. Jim is the CRB’s liaison to the GrandTouring and Super Touring committees.
An active member of the Road RacingDrivers Club, Jim is also a four-time GT- 2
SCCA Runoffs National Champion. Healso has several podium finishes in IMSAracing, one of them coming in 1986where he won the Firehawk Six Hour atRoad America. You can toss in an IMSAfastest race lap at Lime Rock, too.
And, as a final note, once SCCA RoadRacing has resumed (if it hasn’t already),it will be absolutely imperative that yousupport the SCCA as much as possible. Ifyou can’t race, volunteer. Getting back upto speed will take a team effort, but if weunite and work together then this Club andour sport will emerge as strong as ever.
MEE T YOUR CRB, PART 2
The Club RacingBoard is made up ofnumerous dedicatedmembers of the SCCA,including Jim Goughary(LEFT) and PaulaHawthorne (BELOW).
WORDS Peter Keane, Chairman, Club Racing Board | MAIN IMAGE Jeff Loewe
Club Racing Board introductions continue with
three more talented members of the CRB