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The Squeal Newsletter

In this issue: SOLD OUT! Autocross • Follow LIVE TIMING Results • Get Sneak-Peek at the Course! • Calling all Safety Stewards! • Let Your Voice Be Heard! • October meeting details • Member Spotlight: Lauren Joy • September Meeting Minutes



The final two events of the season will be held this weekend—Oct. 24th and 25th— on the big Hershey Park lot and for the first time ever, we'll have LIVE TIMING set up! Registration closes at 8:00pm Thursday, Oct. 22nd, but registration is limited to 150 people each day and it is FULL unless we have cancellations. 

Autocross Photo Courtesy of Doug Austin

Past Event Results
2015 Event Photos
Facebook group


We Need Your Help...


Get a Sneak-Peek at the Course!

As you may know, we usually setup the day before an event, but setup on the Hershey Park lot happens early on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. So, we need as many people as possible to help each day to ensure the events run smoothly. We'll meet at 6:30am so setup can begin just before 7:00am, so bring your coffee and join us for a sneak-peek at the course! 


Calling All Safety Stewards!

by Alan Lesher
This is going to be a BIG double-day event! The region needs all available safety stewards to help with this one. If you are driving, please sign up to work as a safety steward if you have a license, or if you need to work an event or two to get signed off.  If you are not driving and want to work the event, that's OK too!  We need all hands on deck!  


Let Your Voice Be Heard...


Nomination time!

Join us at the October and/or November meeting to nominate individuals for the 2016 Region Executive Board.

Members may nominate a candidate for region executive, assistant regional executive, treasurer, secretary and one three-year director's spot. Votes will be cast by members in good standing present at the November regional meeting. 


October Meeting 

Tuesday, Oct. 27 • 7:30pm
The next region meeting will be held in the private dining room at Gilligan's Bar and Grill in Harrisburg. 

The agenda will be sent to members via email the weekend prior to the meeting. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come early for dinner and conversation with other members. 


Member Spotlight

Name: Lauren Joy
From: Lancaster, PA
Runs: Autocross and other events
Drives: Anything she can get her hands on. Recently, the "Mom Wagon" (Mazda 6), but she's run a Mazdaspeed Miata, Civic, and a Mazda in the past.
Member since: 2013

Ever since running my first autocross event, I've been hooked. I'll run just about anything i can get my hands on that has 4 wheels and could pass tech. I'm a recent nursing school grad and returning back in January for a bachelor's, in my (little) free time I enjoy cooking. The current project in the garage is a 99' 10th anniversary Miata. It's been completely transformed from a piece of rusted crap back to what it should be with much help from Shawn. Hopefully it's ready for next season!

Photo of Doug Austin

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Regional Meeting Minutes

September 22, 2015

The region meeting was called to order by Steve at 7:30. Steve asked if there were any corrections or additions to the minutes and Charlie mentioned that Ed had incorrectly spelled Brian Fritzler name, sorry.

Alan did not give a detailed report due to the fact that this month’s meeting was held in the restaurant area and was not really a closed meeting. The region did lose a little money for the month but rallycross actually made money on the last event. Alan talked about hearing about a divisional rallycross series and the region should look into it due to the events being two day events with a larger turnout.

Steve reported that membership was down a few members from last month and that he is trying to contact those who had let their membership laps so they could know about it and renew if they had overlooked renewing their membership.

Alan made an addendum to his treasures report by mentioning that he had received sponsorship money for the year from most of the region’s major supporters.

Geoff gave his report on autocross and the next events will be on October 24th and 25th at the Hershey lot. The last event did have good attendance even though its date was up against nationals being held in Nebraska. Geoff mentioned that Kristen did a great job as worker coordinator for the event as well as other members who helped fill the many needed valuable worker jobs. Geoff also talked about members coming out for the October event and hoped there will be a good turnout for the event. There was discussion about the EMT person’s condition from a past event incident and that the person is OK.

Marcus talked about replacing the leaking roof vent in the club truck and he and Alan will be working on it.

Steve talked about someone from the region attending the national convention in Las Vegas and he recommended the region send Geoff since he is so active in the autocross area. Geoff said he will check his schedule to see if he will have vacation available to use so he can attend.

John talked about the last rallycross event going OK but hopes the next event will be better. He did discuss the regional/divisional series and would like to host an event but would like to see some possible improvements to the lot first.

There was joking mention about the Squeal by our new “squealing” newsletter editor Kristen, which prompted laughter from everyone! Kristen said she will continue to send the newsletter out about one week before our regular meetings so everyone will have it in time to act as a reminder of the upcoming meeting. She said that 37% of people who received the newsletter e-mail opened it and with her report mentioned that there were even people who where overseas, as well as out of our area in America, who also viewed the newsletter. Everyone in attendance had great comments about Kristen’s new format and her great job on taking on the responsibility, and for also doing such a great job as well on being the new newsletter editor!

Steve will attempt to submit stories for the newsletter and asked everyone else to also contribute stories and any information pertaining to the region activities and members.

The meeting was then adjourned.

Respectfully submitted.
Ed Womer, Secretary


Regional Schedule

10/24/15: AX 12, Hershey Park
10/25/15: AX 13, Hershey Park
10/27/15: Region Meeting, Gilligans
11/24/15: Region Meeting, Gilligans


2015 Officers

Regional Exec: Steve Limbert
Assistant RE: Henry Brillinger
Treasurer: Alan Lesher
Secretary: Ed Womer
Director 3 Yr: Charlie Demmy
Director 2 Yr: Markus Houser
Director 1 Yr: Geoff Craig




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