Race #5 Recap

Congratulations on completing Race #5! I hope that everyone had lots of fun and finished for the break with a bang! Hopefully everyone can read this recap and remember how fun it was at the last race before the break until the end of summer.

Race Results: https://www.sccahawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024_Race_5_fin.htm
Points Standings: https://www.sccahawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024_Points_Championship.htm

At Race #5 there were 90 racers in total with 22 rookies out of that 90. In first place, taking home the blue magnet, Adrian Laposi winning two races in a row with a time of 34.431. In second place with the silver we have the rookie, Samuel Rogers with a time of 34.912, congrats Sam. In third with the bronze is Mike Parker with a time of 34.987.

Since the season is taking a break for a while I wanted to show the champions for each of the classes so far.

PAX = Michael Parker
RK = Ty Thiessen
SS = Adrian Laposi
AS = N Clay Konikson
BS = Konstantin Tsuokanov
CS = Kevin Okumura
DS = Gabe Hanohano
ES = Fred Yost
GS = Jeremy Miller
HS = Jack M. Evans Jr
HCS = Garrett Chew
XA = Gerard Tonachel
XB = Max Pham
SSP = Frank Hammerle
ESP = William Rivera
XP = Jon Matsushige
STH = Gary Kitagawa
STS = Arvin Niro
STR = Matthew Scarfone
STX = Sean Canfield
STU = Albert Carter III
SST = Bradley Lau
SM = Thomas Kubo
SSM = Ty Sato
CAMT = Tyler Talcott
CAMC = Chris DeBone
EVX = Jon Guzman

I hope everyone had fun over these 5 races and made lots of friends in the racing community. I hope everyone has a nice break and prepares for the next race so you can do your best and have fun.

Next event is August 11, 2024 so set your reminders for the start of pre-reg on Saturday, August 3rd at 9am!

A Hui Hou,
Kyson Parker
SCCA Hawaii Volunteer

2022 Race #1 Recap

Happy 2022! 78 drivers came out to the kick off the new year with great people and awesome racing! Welcome Fred & Joshua Ader, Chris & Gabe Powell, Jeremias Delos Reyes, Christine Lanning, and Priya Zollo!

Race #1 Results: http://www.sccahawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-01-23_Race_1_Final.pdf

Our track designers made some tweaks to previous layouts, providing us with a new take on one of our longer courses. After a hard u-turn at the start, drivers were greeted with a fast slalom to the top of the course and three optional turnarounds. Take the slalom back down the course to the showcase turn to the finish line. Returning to his Chief position, we welcome back Rick Okazaki to the Chief’s Team! Rick has previously served our club as Chief of Security and most recently as the spearhead of the Formula Junior Kart program in Hawaii. Due to the disappointing cancellation of the Junior Kart program by the SCCA National Office, Rick stepped up as Chief of Track Design as Mark Shrivastava prepares to return to the mainland some time in 2022. With the assistance of Howard Shek, also a previous Track Design Chief, we are in good hands with our course layouts! Big Mahalos to all their efforts to keep us on our toes with innovative, safe, and challenging designs.

Some of the day’s highlights included checking out the new rides of some of our drivers, Larry Hoggan’s return to racing after a 9 year hiatus, watching the battle of the Porsches in A Street (Clay Konikson, Adrian Laposi, Ronald Yu), listening to Ty Sato’s finish and nudge of the timing lights, watching Howard Shek find the limit of his new tires, partaking in the Powell’s start of their autocross addiction, and witnessing Joey Battista’s reaction of his co-driver, Bill Wong, spin his car in the slalom. But the best part of the day was having our very own mascot, the SCCA Hawaii Cone, featuring none other than H Street’s Shasta Yamada! She made sure our drivers got to experience being hit by a cone, especially those who tend to be identified as cone killers.. *cough* Jon Matsushige *cough* Don’t worry, no cones, people, or vehicles were injured during these experiences.

I am very grateful we were able to hold a fun, silly, and safe event during this unique time in history. We, the Chiefs, appreciate everyone’s understanding, compliance, and preparedness with the COVID guidelines we have in place. Social distancing, masking, vaccinations/testing, etc. While we have limitations, there is no limit on having a good time, putting our driving skills to the test, and making new friends!

Speaking of new things, we have a few offerings in store for our drivers in the upcoming 2022 events. The Chiefs have voted to offer Supplemental classes at our local events! These are classes that help bring interest to our club by offering opportunities for certain types of car types to have their own class and breed friendly competition amongst them. These class may include but not be limited to CAMXSHeritageEVX, and SST. These classes will be available during pre-registration for 2022.

In addition to our (3) remaining 2022 events, we would like to offer a Test-N-Tune event for our drivers! Be on the look out for a survey about this upcoming event so we can best cater to our drivers.

Race #2 is on 2/6/22 which means pre-registration opens this Saturday, 1/29/22! The MSR link isn’t quite ready as we need some time to incorporate the Supplemental Classes so be on the look out for the live link!

See you at the races!
Jennifer Parker
SCCA Hawaii Solo Chair

Policy Updates & New Race Dates!

Aloha SCCA Drivers!

The Chiefs have voted and decided on the following effective 5/2/2021:

  • Pit Crew can be from outside bubble but still no separate Pit Vehicles
  • Pre-registrations will be charged at time of pre-registration
    • No credits will be issued if cancellations are deemed non-emergent or health related

I am also excited to announce 2 more race dates for 2021!

Race #10 – 5/23/2021
e #11 – 6/27/2021

IMPORTANT! These dates, while confirmed, could be cancelled at anytime due to ongoing COVID conditions and the possibility of the 50th State Fair returning this Summer. While I hope no cancellations are incurred, drivers must be aware of this possibility and therefore drivers need to CHECK YOUR EMAILS!

See you at the races!
Jennifer Parker
SCCA Hawaii Solo Chair

Event Re-Entry permitted again!

The Solo Chiefs have agreed to loosen our event re-entry policy effective 3/28/21. 

(1) Re-Entry permitted for each registered driver (including pit crew) per event. Temperature checks required upon re-entry.

Thank you for everyone’s respect of the rules and safety precautions as we work to safely return to regular operating procedures. Your adherence to the rules allows us to confidently make changes as we progress through 2021! Keep up the great work!