Continental Divide Region
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A Celebration of the Life of Brenda Abbott will be held on 15 April 2017 between 2pm - 4pm at the On The Border Mexican Grill 2190 Southgate Road in south Colorado Springs 80906. Please join us as we remember a remarkable lady who gave so much to the Sports Car Club of America, the Continental Divide Region, and Club Racing in Colorado. Brenda was a founding member of the continental Divide region and a longtime Registrar. She also served three terms as the region's Regional Executive. Brenda passed away on 7 December 2016 but her legacy will live on with the CDR. All friends who knew her are invited to join us as we remember her in this special way.
Ross Bentley is a performance coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. His performance coaching specialty is in Motorsports. Ross grew up in a racing family (father was a race mechanic; brother mechanic/driver). Ross was one of only 7 Canadian drivers to race the CART Indy Car Series in the 90's; continued into endurance racing winning the GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. He has written a series of racing technique and strategy books called Speed Secrets which includes one book on Autocross Techniques. Ross will be our Keynote Speaker During Lunch and will conducting a three hour segment from his Speed Secrets Series of books. He will also be our featured speaker at the Solo Awards Banquet.
The Continental Divide Region is starting a Road Rally Program. Our first event will be on 7 May 2016. Registration will open at 8am and the first car will depart at 9:30. Contact Road Rally is a competition run on public roads obeying all traffic laws. It is a lot of fun and allows people to get out and have a nice drive on public roads while competing with others. Our first Rally will be a GTA Rally (Game, Tour, Adventure). You compete following a set of directions and answering questions along the way. It can be a lot of fun and ends in a social gathering. It requires a driver and navigator and any driver who who has a valid driver's license may compete. Any street legal car is eligible. You do not have to have a Sports Car. For more Information and or for pre-registration contact Corky Newcombe at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Continental Divide Region has announced the establishment of a Hall Of Fame. The purpose will be to preserve, protect, and record accomplishments and history of and within the Continental Divide Region for current and future members of the region through recognition of those members who have made significant impact on the region, motorsports in general, or the development of the region, or to recognize those members of the region who have significant achievements in motorsports. The award could be awarded to a non active member if in the opinion of the nominating committee that individual or organization deserves recognition by this region. Nominations for this award must be submitted in writing by region members to the nominating committee by 1 September each year. The committee may consider up to 5 nominations per year but have no minimum number of selectees during any given year meaning that there may be no inductees in that year. Nominees not selected in a given year may be reconsidered in a future year. Those selected by the nominating committee will be inducted into the Hall at the Annual Meeting each year or at another venue deemed appropriate for the presentation of such an honor.
2016 Continental Divide Region Board REGIONAL EXECUTIVE Corky Newcombe email@example.com SOLO DIRECTOR Arnie Coleman firstname.lastname@example.org ASSISTANT RE Jim Millard email@example.com RALLYX DIRECTOR Tommy Kilpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org SECRETARY Charlie Seffrood email@example.com DIRECTOR Bill Seifert firstname.lastname@example.org TREASURER Bob Klingler email@example.com DIRECTOR Lindsay Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Continental Divide Region was awarded the 2015 SCCA Tom Burke Award at the Sports Car Club of America's National Convention in Las Vegas on 23 January. This award is presented annually to Regions for exemplary efforts to activate and grow the SCCA. Continental Divide is a multi faceted region that offers a variety of motorsports events and competition for our members including Club Racing, Solo, RallyX and most recently added the Street Survival Program. We are also in the initial planning stages of a Road Rally Program. The Tom Burke is the 3rd Award won by our region in the last seven years and in winning this award beat all other similarly sized SCCA regions across the country. Congratulations to all the hard working CDR volunteers and competitors who share in this prestigious award.
2015 Awards & Christmas Party
PLEASE RSVP; reply to this email by 10 PM Thursday 12 Nov. Cost is $20 / person cash or check at the door NOTICE: CDR ANNUAL MEETING @ Johnny Martin Car Central same place as last year. :) 1 South Nevada Ave. Suite 110 (Park on the street in front) Johnnymartins.com
2014 Rocky Mountain Divisional Convention and Awards Banquets WHEN: Sunday, 25 January 2015 WHERE: The Lamar Street Center, 5889 Lamar Street, Arvada CO 80003 Event Details: 2014 Rocky Mountain Divisional Convention Registration Fee: $10.00 Check-In: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Convention Schedule: Seminars: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Lunch: 11:30 – 12:30 (included in Registration Fee) Seminars: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Auto Museum: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Special National Office Guest Attendees Include: Howard Duncan - VP, Rally, Solo and Special Programs Rick Myers – Manager, Experiential Programs Clarence Westberg – Road Rally Board John Emmons – Road Rally Board Rich Bireta – Road Rally Board Jeanne English – Road Rally Board Charles Hanson – Road Rally Board Solo and Club Racing Awards Banquets Cost: $20 per person Cocktail Hour: 5:00 – 6:00 PM - Cash Bar Dinner Menu: Roast Beef and Turkey Carving Station Garlic Mashed Potatoes Grilled Zucchini, Onions and Green Beans Tossed Field Greens Salad with Ranch/Vinaigrette Dressings Assorted Hot Rolls and Butter Carrot Cake Bars, Lemon Squares, Cheesecake Squares, Brownies Host Hotel: The Marriott Westminster (approx. 7 miles from Lamar Street Center) 7000 Church Ranch Blvd Westminster, CO 80021
Continental Divide Region SCCA Notice of annual meeting WHEN: Tuesday October 21, 2014, - 6:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM WHERE: Johnny Martin's Car Central, 1 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 110 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 999-5996 http://johnnymartins.com/ WHAT: Dinner and drinks, election of members to the CDR BoD. FUN: 2 (TWO!) high end racing simulators ~ 10 min. sessions A facilitator will help you 'get up to sped'. :) Drive Laguna Seca even if you couldn't make the Run Offs. http://johnnymartins.com/?page_id=179 COST: $15 at the door: dinner, drinks, dessert AND racing simulator. RSVP: to Lindsay Wilson, lswilson9 AT gmail.com or 719. 597-5247 (leave message) Give dinner selection for each person attending! 10/21/14 6:00 pm Continental Divide Region First Course Baby mixed greens with grape tomatoes, roasted beets, English cucumber, Bermuda onion and goat cheese. Green goddess dressing and balsamic vinaigrette on table Main Course Selection of one >> Char-grilled certified Angus beef flat iron steak with peppercorn-brandy cream, truffled whipped potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetable >> Pan seared wild Alaskan salmon, blackberry chutney, wild rice pilaf, fresh seasonal vegetable >> Penne pasta with roasted butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds and English green peas tossed in a sage cream Dessert Blueberry bread and butter pudding with warm bourbon sauce and fresh vanilla whipped cream Bar Selections White wines by the glass True Myth Chardonnay 2012, Edna Valley Yalumba Viognier 2013, South Australia Red Wines by the Glass Rhiannonn, Red Blend 2012,St. Helena Aia Vecchia Lagone 2010 “Super Tuscan”, Italy Micro Brews Sunshine Wheat, Fat Tire, Laughing Lab
CDR Members, Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 CDR Board of Directors Elections. Two positions will be available for election or re-election this year. Board members serve for a period of two years, and must be available to attend monthly business meetings and communicate regularly via e-mail or telephone. The board of directors serves as the governing body for the region who's purpose is to plan and execute region activities and pursue long term goals. Nominating Rules: - Nominations must be e-mailed to the Membership Chair, Chad Lipscomb, email@example.com Include contact information for the nominee. - Nominees' region of record must be Continental Divide Region. - Any member in good standing (dues paid) may nominate themselves. - Any member in good standing may nominate another member in good standing. - There is no limit on the number of individuals a member may nominate. - Members nominated by another member will be notified by the election committee of their nomination. Nominees will have the opportunity to accept or decline the nomination. - Nominees who accept their nomination must submit a biography (one page or less) to the election committee. - Ballots will be mailed to members and shall be counted at the CDR annual meeting (time and location TBD.) In addition to the elected positions on the board, members are being sought to assume the appointed positions of Treasurer and Club Racing Chair. Contact the Regional Executive firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for these positions or desire more information about them.
Special Guest Speaker Announced for RACECON 2013 Denver, CO (10/26/2013) – The Colorado Region of the Sports Car Club of America is hosting the Rocky Mountain Division Road Racing Convention and Awards Banquet on November 9th, 2013 at Club Auto Colorado. The ½ day mini-convention will be packed with information and fun starting with National News, followed by the division town hall meeting and culminating in a catered buffet dinner. Road Racing Trophies for National and Division Classes will be presented late afternoon. The Traveling and Major Annual Awards Ceremony will be held immediately following dinner. During dinner, Colorado Region will host a special guest speaker. He is a professional driver with a variety of racing experience, including; open wheel competition, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Sports Car Racing, and Rally. He is a 3-time X Games Gold Medalist and 2-time Formula Drift Champion. His professional stunt driving credits include Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Dukes of Hazzard, Bourne Ultimatum, Iron Man 2, and the remake of Red Dawn. If you don’t know him from his impressive resume, then we’re sure you will recognize him from television, as a Host of Top Gear USA. Joining us straight from Global Rallycross in Las Vegas... Tanner Foust Space is limited for this great event, so please RSVP to Teri Massey: email@example.com All-inclusive price - $15/pp Open Bar - $5/pp cover Club Auto 11100 W. 8th Ave • Lakewood Colorado 80215
CDR ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Continental Divide Region of the SCCA will be holding their Annual Membership Meeting at 7:00PM on Tuesday, 29 October. The meeting will be held at the Village Inn at 1430 Harrison Rd., Colorado Springs, CO (I-25 & South Circle Drive). The agenda will include reports from our program directors, recapping the year’s activities and announcing next year’s planned events. We’ll also hear from our Treasurer regarding the region’s financial performance for the year-to-date. We will be electing two new members to the Board of Directors. Since there are two vacancies coming open and just two nominees, a “regular election” was not necessary. The Secretary will appoint one member to cast one vote for each of the candidates, thereby deciding the “winners” of the uncontested election. Come meet the two new board members and discuss with them (and the other board members) the direction you’d like the region to go in. We’ll also be conducting an “open forum” session to get region member’s general feedback, comments and suggestions. This meeting is open to all active members of the Continental Divide Region. Please bring your membership card so that we can verify your status. Hope to see you there! Arnie Coleman Regional Executive Continental Divide Region