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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:08 pm 
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The August 20/21 MAM event is being put on by NE Region. This is scheduled as a double National double IT Tour event. Obviously MAM is under water (ground water), so there is realistically almost a zero chance that this event will be able to be held at MAM due to flooding.

Mark Walker, NE Region RE has posted on the NE Region forum that they are working to try to get it moved to Hastings. Currently, Hastings has not been approved for National SCCA racing, so they are trying to get an exception approved thru National.

As we hear more, we will keep everyone informed, but as it is now, it is still scheduled to be held at MAM.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:35 am 
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Yea, MAM is 100% out of the question... The water level is still going up.... I Hope very much that it will recover for Boo Bash!

We will know by Monday if we can have a National race @ MPH. Those are the facts. I am personally opposed to HPT as a venue change, we have one of the most fun tracks around! And its in Nebraska..


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:04 pm 
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This just in from Lisa Noble, MIDIV Executive Director:

To: Nebraska Region SCCA Board of Directors
Midwest Division SCCA Regional Executives

From: Lisa Noble

Re: Update on Nebraska Region August 20th, 21st Double National Club Racing event at MAM

As some of you know this event was canceled by Mid-America Motorplex track management on July 7th. Efforts were made by the Region to move the event to Motorsport Park Hastings or Heartland Park Topeka.

Mother Nature threw us a curve ball in flooding MAM, giving Nebraska Region a very short time to react. Following much work and effort by all involved, it was decided on Tuesday by Ken Patterson and myself, that the August event at MHP could not go forward due to operational and staffing issues. Accolades should go to all involved in trying to make this happen for our Division’s drivers.

There is some good news here;

• The track was inspected by one of the Club’s top inspectors and the good news from that inspection is that the track surface is approved for competition. So it is my hope that we can help Nebraska Region go forward in developing a strong race program for the future.

• To that end, I’d like to request that Nebraska Region’s Race Committee, Ken Patterson and DA of Race Chairs, Monica Shaw form a task force to help the Region develop their program and to resolve the operational issues at MPH.

• Terry Ozment, VP of Club Racing, will be talking with the Motorsport Park Hastings track management to let them know we value their partnership with our Club Racing program.

So what happens next? It might be possible for a race group or Region with an already built in worker force to take a look at holding a late August event at HPT or HMRC. In order to discuss this and other possible options, Neil Cox, Executive Committee Chairman will be holding an Executive Committee conference call. He will contact the Regional Executives with that information. We have a very small window of opportunity here in order to be fair in giving our workers and drivers enough notification.

What if the event does not happen? I will take a request to the Board of Directors asking for a waiver of 2 events for Runoffs participation requirements for all MiDiv drivers. Additionally, I will work with the National Staff, Ken Patterson and our DA of Driver Licensing to insure our drivers who are counting on these races for license renewal requirements are accommodated.

Ken Patterson will be working with Nebraska Region and the National Staff to get correct notification out to our drivers as soon as possible.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:13 pm 
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Just got this sent from Deanna Flanagan from SCCA.com

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To: Midwest Division Drivers and Workers

Subject: August 20-21 race at MAM

Fellow SCCA Members,

As some of you may know, the August Double National/IT Tour event at MAM has been cancelled due to the terrible flooding of the Missouri River . Since being advised on July 7 by MAM that the event could not go forward, there has been a great deal of behind-the-scenes work to hold the event at Motorsport Park Hastings (MPH), or relocate to another facility for the event. Much of this effort has involved the RE and Race Chair of Nebraska Region

There is a group of dedicated SCCA members working towards meeting the requirements needed to hold the event at Motorsport Park Hastings. If we can’t make it happen at MPH, we will be looking at options for holding the race at other tracks such as Hallett or Heartland Park Topeka (a conference call is scheduled for Sunday, July 24th with the REs of MidDiv).

We will have answers to you as soon as possible, hopefully by Wednesday of next week. I have high hopes that we will be able to have this race in order to provide a safe, fair and fun weekend of racing in August to close out our Division’s national racing season.

Yours For The Sport,

Lisa Noble
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