2012 BOG Meeting Minutes
Torrance CA, Nov 17, 2012
Michel Hoche-Mong, Mike & Paula
Gibeault, Eddie Fiorelli, Erik Christiansen, Tom Smith, Kris & Christine
Marciniak, Ray & Donna Hocker, Jim Robison, Jayson Woodruff
Dick Rockrohr, Rob Blout, Brent Ellzey,
1. Membership Officer (Christine Marciniak)
During the Membership Officer report there was a discussion related to
encouraging CRS membership. As a result some
organizers may offer a rebate to CRS members in the future.
It was agreed to give Christine “Registrar
Access” to the volunteer database (for events using RallyData), so she can send
a reminder email to those competitors who are not CRS members.
It was decided to add a notation to entry lists for those
competitors who are CRS members. This will help the membership officer as well
as the press officer.
2. Webmaster (Eddie Fiorelli)
was decided to move the Rally School Link to the top of CRS page until after the school.
Eddie is seeking input on alternative layout ideas for the CRS website to
allow him to include more content.
Eddie and Mike agreed to an action to develop a way to
coordinate CRS and RallyData databases
3. Press Liaison Report (Erik Christiansen)
It was decided to again do the color post cards
(budget up to $300)
It was decided to start sending Erik’s CRS Articles and the current Standings to
members via email.
Erik will consider sending selected
articles to Grass Roots Motorsports magazine.
Erik will start sending press releases
to Dusty Times
It was decided to form a CRS PR team
to try to develop competitor profiles for the web site (Erik, Paula, Eddie
& Kris are initial members). Those
interested in joining the team should contact
Erik at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
4. Sponsorship Liaison (Donna Hocker)
Mike and Michel agreed to start the
process of formalizing sponsorship pricing (Web Site, Rulebook, series etc)
Officers for 2012 (Michel Hoche-Mong)
While Michel Hoche-Mong and Tom Smith
agreed to continue in their positions for 2013, per CRS rules the BOG is seeking any other additions to the
ballot for Director and Competitor Liaison. We will also be seeking candidates
for RX Liaison for 2013.
6. Banquet plans
(Michel Hoche-Mong & Christine Marciniak )
agreed to create an invitation for the CRS banquet to be emailed
to the CRS membership.
7. Rulebook plans (Mike
- It was
decided to again print 600 rule books.
copy for the cover will be due by Jan 1 for the cover, all other ad copy
will be due by Jan 7.
agreed to do the cover.
8. Rulebook changes for 2013 (Mike Gibeault)
- It was
decided to change BOG membership for event
organizers to be year by year (the year the event is scheduled). This will be done by eliminating the following
text: “plus the following year”
Championship Review (Phil Stewart-Jones)
It was decided to revise the CRS RallyCross
classes to facilitate correlation with events that run the SCCA RX
classes. A summary of the new CRS classes is shown
CRS Stock Classes will adopt the rules of the SCCA Stock Classes. This allows competitors use a cat back
exhaust, and use aftermarket air filter elements, brake pads, ABS, clutch disc,
wheels (stock diameter & width), shocks, sway bars, lights, roll cage, skid
plate, latches. In addition any DOT
tires are allowed as long as they don’t say “For competition only” or “Not for
street use”. Studs are not allowed. See section 6.2.C of the SCCA RallyCross
rules for details. There will be two CRS Stock Classes –
2wd and 4wd.
CRS Rally Classes will include SCCA Prepared and SCCA
Modified Classes. This includes
vehicles with modifications beyond what is allowed in the Stock Classes or
vehicles that are using Rally Tires.
There will two CRS Rally Classes –
2wd and 4wd,
So in summary there will be four CRS RX classes for
2013: Stock 2wd, Stock 4wd, Rally 2wd
and Rally 4wd.
It was also decided to give year-end awards to the top 3 in a newly created CRS
Overall RX Championship. The overall CRS RX Championship
will award points in all classes recognized by each CRS RX event,
giving the top CRS member in each
class 100 points. Those who DNF will be
awarded 10 points. All other CRS finishers will
be awarded points based on their percentile within the CRS members in the class
(relative to the 100 and 10 point boundaries).
So a class with 3 CRS member entrants
would receive 100, 70 and 40 points for first, second and third. A class with 9 CRS member entrants
would receive 100, 90, 80 etc for first, second, third etc.
- It was
decided to drop the North and South RX Championships and instead have a
single RX Championship
10. Rallycross Calendar for 2013 (Phil Stewart-Jones)
There are currently
five events on the CRS RX calendar for
17, Ridgecrest RX
17, Glen Helen RX
5, HDT RX (Ridgecrest)
8, Glen Helen RX
8, Glen Helen RX
11. Rally Championship Review
- It was
decided to drop the CRS GT Class and replace it with a CRS Open Lite.
The CRS Open Lite rules will
be based on the RA Open Lite rules.
The details of the CRS Open Lite Class will
be determined prior to January, by a committee including Ray, Michel &
Mike and possibly others.
- CRS-5 currently has very low participation. After discussion of the available
options the BOG was leaning toward
combining CRS-5 with Open 4wd for
2014 if participation in CRS-5 remains low. For
2013 the class will remain unchanged.
12. Rally Calendar for 2013
- In developing the CRS Rally Calendar it was
decided to have the objective of having at least 3 dead weekends between CRS Rallies. Having only 2 dead weekends between CRS Rallies will only be
allowed with the approval of all the events involved.
- The 2013 Rally Calendar will be:
4, HDT, Ridgecrest, CA (3)
7-9, Idaho Rally, Boise, ID (1, 3, 2)
20, Mendocino Rally, Ukiah, CA (3)
24, Gorman Ridge Rally, Frazier Park, CA (3)
4-5, Prescott Rally, Prescott, AZ (2, 3)
13. Stock Class Chairman report (Brent Ellzey)
- It was decided that the
Stock Class Chairman will now have a vote at event stock class meetings.
14. Rally Equipment Manager (Paula Gibeault)
- It was decided to
authorize purchasing five replacement Masano batteries for a cost not to
- Jon Rood has taken over
the maintenance of the CRS Masano clocks. It was decided to offer Jon a free ad on
either the web site or the rulebook in appreciation of his efforts.
It was decided to form a CRS
Software/Database Tech Team. Initially this
will include Michel, Eddie, Mike & Kris.
Those interested in joining the CRS Tech Team
should contact Michel at: <email@example.com> Projects will include:
Web site configuration management
Migration of the CRS membership
database to the CRS website and
Other programming and database projects for the benefit of CRS.