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Old 11-10-2018, 11:53 AM   #1
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Reno Region SCCA is holding a Time Trial Town Hall to discuss the 2019 rules and begin planning the 2019 Reno SCCA TT season.

Meeting will be held in the Private Dining Room in Duke's Steak House at Casino Fandango beginning at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20.

Online registration is available at [URL="http://www.renoscca.motorsportreg.com"]
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Man, I'd love to attend.

2+ hour drive for me on a workday.
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Gonna try to make it, but 6:00 won't likely be possible.
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Gonna try to make it, but 6:00 won't likely be possible.
Get there when you can; we have so much to discuss it won't be a short meeting.
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Man, I'd love to attend.

2+ hour drive for me on a workday.
I understand, I'll post everything we decide here on the forum, but if there's something you'd like to suggest let us know with a post here.
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I understand, I'll post everything we decide here on the forum, but if there's something you'd like to suggest let us know with a post here.
I'd like to help with these events by taking on some responsibility that will still allow me to compete in the event. I see that happening with yourself and others, so I'm sure there's some workload that I can perform between runs. I've taken the on-line Safety Steward seminars, and would be happy to assist in that area, or any other that you feel can use some aid. I'd love to help with flagging or communications (ham radio operator), but not sure that would be a good fit if I'm entered in the event. Same with new driver instruction/orientation. I'd love to help with that. I have quite a bit of road racing experience in many different formats, and would enjoy working with new drivers. I'll leave that up to you to decide, but please keep me in mind as you fill responsibilities for next season.

As far as suggestions go, I thought logistically and operationally the events went very well last season. It was my first, so not a lot of data, but I was pleased with the format and the venue. So great to have the cool clubhouse on those hot days. One thing that does come to mind, is the PA system. Perhaps you can negotiate a lower rate with THR to use the installed PA. Unless you're right in the area of the clubhouse, the portable PA system is not audible. Other than that, facilities are outstanding.

Perhaps a mention to competitors to park empty, flat bed car trailers out of the awning area? The shade area is a premium, and it seems silly to have empty, flat bed car trailers taking up space in the shade all day. Perhaps designate the area to the north of the road entrance for empty trailer parking, so more competitors can utilize the shaded area. Enclosed trailers have storage room for easy-ups and seem to be ok on the opposite side of the awnings. Same would apply to guest/spectator vehicles. Some cars are parked under the awning and never utilized the entire day. Hate to see that and have competitors without easy-ups working on their cars in the hot sun on a summer day. I usually arrive at zero-dark-thirty to make sure I'm in the shade.

Love the fact that lunches are included in the event. That is really nice. If budgets allow, I would keep that in the program.

I would suggest more presence in social media to promote the events, especially to the non-TT drivers. There are dozens of FB pages for both track and car-specific groups that are heavily utilized. Exposure on those pages could be very beneficial to attendance.

Sorry for a long-winded post, but you asked for input!! Hope it helps.
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Any chance we can also use Thunderhill East?
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We'll check.
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Any info to share on the outcome of the meeting held 11/20?
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See my post in this forum "Next Year". We have confirmed the National TT event April 13-14, and it looks like our 4th event will be the weekend of October 12-13. We will post the full schedule when we get confirmations from Thunderhill.
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