April 2015


The Spring Drivers school is almost upon us.  Anyone planning to register needs to have their membership in before the 4th, so make sure those applications get in the mail today (if not already sent).  Wheel to Wheel students will also receive two $50 coupons for use at two events this season!

Spring Drivers School Timeline
Wheel to Wheel:
  • Must join a member club by April 4
  • Registrar must receive Medical form signed by doctor and completed Drivers School Permit application by April 11
  • Register on myautoevents by April 11
  • On-track instruction on April 18
High Speed Autocross:
  • Must join a member club by April 4
  • Register on myautoevents by April 11
  • OPTIONAL classroom session on April 17
  • On-track instruction on April 18
Track Time Only Drivers & Novice Sign-Off Drivers:

First Race of the Season!




The Enduro Series will have three events this year.  The rules are posted with the February Minutes.  Please review event sups for any additional changes.

Tire Wall Day is April 12 at Blackhawk Farms:
        8am    Gate Opens
        9am    Tire Wall Day starts
        11:30am    Lunch
        12pm    Touring Starts (weather permitting)
        1:30pm    Touring Ends


New Motorama: Motorsports expo in Green Bay, WI on April 3rd-5th. 

Midwestern Council has secured display space for two cars.  Scott Reif will display one of his open wheel cars.  We're looking for a closed wheel car to display and some members to staff the display.  Show hours are:


Friday 3pm to 10pm

Saturday10am to 10pm

Sunday 10am to 6pm


Move-in opens on Wednesday, continuing through Friday, with everyone set up by 2pm.  Move out starts at 6pm Sunday and everything must be out by 10pm Sunday night (another show starts moving in at 10pm).


If you are interested in helping staff the display and/or displaying your car, please contact Rick Griesser.


For more information on the expo, the website for the show is

Until we race again,

Michele Salamun
Klaxon Editor

Race & Performance Expo

Eric Barnes did a fantastic job of organizing our booth for this year's Race & Performance Expo in St. Charles, IL.  He said there was a good turnout for the event and that the SCCA advised people we have the best one day school around!  Eric was even able to promote the various types of racing in MCSCC during a 7 minute segment on a Plano radio station, and with the auto writer from the Daily Herald!  Congratulations Eric, and thanks for all your hard work.  Our thanks also to those who helped man the booth: Dave Brailich, John Churchill, Doug Collins, Butch Deer, Denis Downs, Scott Durbin, Melissa Hitzke, Dick Karth, Mitch Litio, Greg Nemec, Rob Roderick, and Dale Szymkowski.  Your dedication is greatly appreciated.

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Shelby Mustang 5S112
We were contacted by someone seeking information on a Shelby that was raced with the SCCA in 1971.  Anyone with knowledge of the car or contact information for the owner at the time, Jim Tanner, please contact Lynn Serra

Price Reduced!

2006 Palomino Yearling, model #4102
Sleeps 8 with extra storage bin up front, 2 propane bottles, AC/heat, sink, stove (can be used outside or inside), refrigerator, spare tire.  Also include special ordered tinted privacy windows and a canopy that opens over the door.   Asking $3000.  If interested, please call Annie Pobgee (Fire/Rescue) 608-774-4766.

Full size pictures available here.  



Quick Links 

Board of Directors Minutes


Representatives from each club meet in Rockford the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss upcoming events and issues that arise.  These meetings are open to all MC members.


Next Meeting: April 9

Held at:  Sam's Ristorante 

6075 E Riverside Blvd

Rockford, IL


Minutes of the last meetings:

March 12, 2015 Minutes 

February 12, 2015 Minutes 

2015 Enduro Regulations 


Minutes are always posted to the forum first: 

(you need to register to view them)

TIP: use [Forum Tools] to subscribe for email alerts when the new minutes are posted


Council Events


April 17 & 18
Drivers School 1
South Beliot, IL

HSAX Student Timeline:
Join affiliate club by Apr 4
Reg & payment due by Apr 11
Optional classroom session Apr 17
W2W Student Timeline:
Join Affiliate club by Apr 4
Licensing forms & fees due Apr 11
Reg & payment also due Apr 11
Mandatory classroom session Apr 17

Current MCSCC W2W License Holders

may register by Apr 15 for:

April 19

Blackhawk Farms 

South Beliot, IL  


May 23-25

HPDE, Race, Enduro, HSAX

Blackhawk Farms 

South Beliot, IL

Online registration (not open yet):

Local Club Events


April 19
Madison Sports Car Club
Parking lot Autocross
Madison International Speedway

Member Benefits 


Please support our exciting partnerships so we can continue receiving benefits from these businesses.  (Be prepared to show current club membership card to obtain discounts.)  Full details available at MCSCC website. 

Open Staffing Positions

We have a vacant positions in need of dedicated members.  It is important to our organization that all open positions be filled so that our events can be run as smoothly as possible.  If you can help, please email to volunteer.  Thanks!

Help Wanted Sign

Co-Chief of Flagging and Communications:  Sheryl Rakowski has stepped down, so we are in need of someone to share responsibilities with John Krebs as Co-Chief of F&C.

HSAX Starters
We would like to have a team of starters in place for HSAX events. Starters who are also HSAX participants are still able to race and will receive priority access to the track for scheduled Practice Sessions and Timed Runs.



Midwestern Council's website has a Classified Ads section.  Council members may place ads there free of charge! 


The MCSCC Forum also has a place to post an add for items you Want to Buy or have For Sale.


MCSCC logo items are available for purchase at Cafe Press.




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2015 Midwestern Council Schedule 





Host Club

Jan 17, 2015

Radisson Hotel
Rockford, IL

MCSCC 2014 Awards Banquet


Apr 18-19

Blackhawk Farms

Drivers School, Race


May 23-25

Blackhawk Farms

HPDE, Race, Enduro/HSAX


Jun 6-7

Blackhawk Farms

HSAX, Race


Jun 19-21

Blackhawk Farms

VSCDA Classic (MC Staffing event)


Jul 3-5

Blackhawk Farms 

Drivers School, Race, Enduro/HSAX


Aug 1-2

Blackhawk Farms

HSAX, Race


Aug 15-16 

Road America

Double Race Weekend

*With Saturday HPDE*


Sep 5-7

Milwaukee Mile

HPDE/HSAX, Race, Enduro


Oct 10-11

Blackhawk Farms

HSAX, Race


Oct 24-25

Blackhawk Farms

Loooong RaceŽ 45


The order of the events within a weekend is subject to change depending on how each club arranges their event.  Consult the event flyer when available at MyAutoEvents.

The weekends of all the events are firm, but calendar dates shown in italic are very tentative.
(?) Four Clubs expressed interest in the Enduro Series, but complete schedule information is not available.


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