2018 Schedule! April 17, 2018  

Check out the 2018 Schedule!


Opening day cruise! April 9, 2018  

SNYR SCCA is going to caravan to WGI on Saturday April 14th for opening day weekend!!!

We will be meeting at 1:00 pm at the Sunoco Gas station / McDonalds on 434 in Apalachin (gather in the parking lot on right hand side)

Our assigned time on the track will be at 3:00 pm. 3 laps, $25.00, (proceeds are used for a fundraiser, please read link below)

Hope to see you there! The weather is supposed to be great!

P.S. If you have your club shirt, please wear it!


Thanks for attending the banqet! March 5, 2018  

Thanks for attending our year end banquet. Stay tuned for an overview!


You're Invited January 30, 2018  

Please remember to RSVP

Banquet invite


Season wrap up January 18, 2018  

Thanks for a great season everyone!

Stay tuned for details on our awards banquet!

We are thinking towards the end of February. This will also double as a club meeting.


Updates Results From Ithaca Event October 4, 2017  

Well we had a good day at Ithaca Shops

We had a reclassification of a fs driver, this reclass changed the standings that were announced at the event

We had a great race between Cody and Pat for FTD, with a guest driver in the mix.

A new winner for PAX, as Brian B beat the rest of the field in his Miata.

Bill H made the best use of the small lot during his course setup,

thanks Bill for a great course.

One more event available this year for points, WGI on the 15th Oct, via the Glen Region.

We are hoping for input from all you racers on future events. Look forward to an invite soon

to a planning meeting/social event. -Assistant RE John


2017 Schedule Update July 3, 2017  

Hello Racers-

Unfortunately, the August 12th Corvette Club event is cancelled this season.

SNYR is looking at possibly replacing the event with something else, so stay tuned.

We will still be racing August 13th as scheduled.

Don't forget every Thursday @ 6:30PM is the Dounuts & Car Nuts meet at the Dunkin next to the mall!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next event in Ithaca!

-RE Michelle


Great start to the season June 3, 2017  

Thanks for a good start to the season everyone.

Thanks for the help for our first event with the new board!

Results from the first event are on the site.

Hope to see you at the next event!

- Webmaster Mike


Event #2 June 27, 2017  

Results from event one were checked and we found an error, the corrected results are now posted.

For event two we were in a newly paved lot, which made the runs fast. Thanks to Binghamton University for working with us to make the change due to the crates in our usual spot.

Jason pulled out FTD, with William H capturing PAX.

Daryl had a great battle with car owner Glenn and broke the first rule by inching him out by 0.106 seconds.

Shawn tested the durability of his transmission by using Park to stop the car.

All in all We had a great day and look forward to the next event in Ithaca.

-Assistant RE John


Great start to the season June 3, 2017  

Thanks for a good start to the season everyone.

Thanks for the help for our first event with the new board!

Results from the first event are on the site.

Hope to see you at the next event!

- Webmaster Mike


2017 Event #1 May 28, 2017  

Our Autocross season is here!

We kick off the 2017 season this Memorial Day Weekend!

Sunday May 28th. Registration is from 8AM-9AM.

Lot M3 @ Binghamton University

$35 for members & $45 for non-members

Remember, you will need a minimum of 4 events to qualify for Class Champion at the end of the year.

Novice drivers are welcome and encouraged to join us! Feel free to share the event with your friends.

Join the Facebook event here:


Good luck and have fun everyone! - RE Michelle


2017 Pre-Season Meeting May 5, 2017  

Our Autocross season is right around the corner!

Saturday, May 20th is our Pre-Season Meeting

It will be in Lot M3 @ Binghamton University, the schedule for the day is as follows:

9-10 Annual Tech Inspection*

10-11 Course Design Class

The meeting will run until about 12 if anyone has any questions or concerns.

Please join us if you:

  • Need to be tech inspected
  • Plan on helping out with tech for the season
  • Want to design a course for the 2017 season or just want to learn more
  • Have any questions or concerns
  • Want to enjoy yourself at a car meet!

*Annual Tech Inspection:

SNYR will support an annual tech inspection process based on a calendar year. Under this program, cars of eligible SCCA/SNYR members will be inspected annually for technical safety and preparation for Solo competition. After the Annual Tech is completed the competitor is responsible for verifying that the car remains in compliance with the SOLO Rules book for the current year. If there is a change in the condition of the car during the year, such as damage or significant modification, the competitor is responsible to obtain a re-inspection before competing in the next event. Any car may, at the discretion of the Event Chief Tech Inspector, be re-inspected at any time.

A. To be eligible to participate in the Annual Tech program the owner of the vehicle must :

  1. Be a Current SCCA Member of the SNYR region,
  2. Be Judged responsible, skilled and capable of insuring the vehicle is safe for competition,
  3. Must have three years as an active competitor with SNYR, or
    • Been eligible in the prior year, or
    • Receive a waiver from the Chief Tech Inspector supporting equivalent experience in other SCCA regions.
  4. Complete and sign a letter of release recognizing that they (the competitor) are responsible for the care of their car.

Such letter will release the Southern NY Region and the SCCA from the responsibility of regular event inspections.

To verify that an annual tech inspection has been completed, an Annual Tech record will be kept by tech and a decal will be placed in the lower left-hand corner of the windshield. Should the decal become lost, the Annual Tech record will serve as proof of the inspection and another one issued. Annual Tech Inspections may be accomplished at any time during the season that a competitor becomes eligible, or decides to participate. The Inspections will be conducted at each event.



Hope to see you there!


2017 Season Update April 13, 2017  

Hi All;

First let me apologize for the lack of communication. We have a few issues with our SUNY Binghamton site. They have asked for a substantial payment for the use of the lots. Were working on that at this time. As soon as we get things settled we will put it out immediately. Tentatively were looking at May 28th, June 11th and August 13th. July 16th and September 17th are set for The Shops at Ithaca.


Let me introduce our new Regional Executive. Michelle DiGiacomo has taken over the helm. John Mayer will be the new assistant RE. Were working together to make for a smooth 2017 season. The new board will each have their own email address. We are, however, still in need of a Treasurer. Please let us know if your interested.


Also out of the annual meeting came the motion to raise our fees. In 10 years we have kept the fees at 25 for members and 40 for non members. This year we are going to have to raise them to 35 and 45.


A few weeks before we'll hold a tech inspection day. This will be for the cars that qualify for the yearly tech sticker. Also on that date we will hold a short class on track design basics. As soon as we get things settled the details will be posted.



Opening Weekend @ The Glen April 3, 2017  

It's almost race season!

Watkins Glen will host it's annual opening weekend pace laps this Saturday and Sunday. As in years past we can run our three laps (or more if you want) Saturday morning at 10:00am. If you are interested we will meet in Owego at the corner of Routes 38 and 96. Let me know if your in as we will leave at 09:10. No waiting, and snow tires are optional. See you Saturday.



Organizational Meeting Mar 9, 2017  


The replies to our meeting have been very limited (5 at this point).  Brian and I have let it be known for over a year that we were stepping down from the board.  I have two, maybe three persons who are willing to step in and take over.  They will not do so if they do not have the support and help from the members.  There will be no 2017 season without people stepping up.  Stepping up means more than just saying you�ll help out.  You need to commit to a position either at an event or a position on the board.  Many of you come and enjoy our events.  We have a great group but now is the time for you to get involved.  If more people are involved it means less work and burn-out for 1 or 2 people.  We are a small region and need to support each other.

 If you cannot make it to the meeting on the 18th that is ok, however, you need to let me know that you are willing to be involved and in what manner.  All positions are open on the board.  RE, Asst RE, Sec/Membership, Treasurer and Members at large.    Beyond the board,  each event needs;

Event Chair

Tech inspection leader

Registration Table


Trailer driver to the event

Solo Safety Stewards

Track design and set-up   



March 18th, 2017, 

Where?   Lindsay's.45 Katchuk Road, Owego. 

Time? 5:00pm.



Organizational Meeting Feb 27, 2017  

Annual organizational meeting and elections

When?  March 18th, 2017, 

Where?   Lindsay's.45 Katchuk Road, Owego. 

Time? 5:00pm.

Thiis the start of the SNYR 2017 season.  Come out and let's get organized.  We'll also need new people to fill positions.  Please show up with your ideas for a great 2017.   

We'll feed you and the 12hrs of Sebring race will be on the tube.  If you can, please let us know who all is coming. 



Year End Party Feb 3, 2017  

Saturday February 11th is our awards/year end party.  There�s still room for a few more.  This is a free dinner and chance to get together while our cars sit, lonely, in winter storage.  Please let Brian or I know if you wish to attend.  Anyone who ran with us in 2016 is more than welcome to attend.  The place is Degennaro�s Catering, 300 Hill Ave in Endicott, NY.  Saturday the 11th,  Happy hour 6:15 to 7:00, Dinner at 7:00.  Dinner will be pizza, wings, zita and salad.  Coffee and soda free.  Cash Bar. 

Championship awards and door prizes will be given out.  Hope to see you there.


Year End Party Jan 19, 2017  


We need to know who is attending the party this year.  February 11th at DeGennaro�s on Hill Ave in Endicott.  The cost is FREE!  Door prizes and year end awards to be given out.  If you won a class we would really love to give you your award in �person.  Please let Brian or I know if you are attending. 


Year End Party Jan 5, 2017  

Mark your calendars NOW! 

Saturday February 11th will be the SNYR end of the season party and awards presentations.  The location will again be at DeGennaro�s on Hill Ave in Endicott.  Arrival after 6:15. Dinner will be at 7:00.  13 members will be presented class championship awards and the PAX award will also be given out.  There will be a few door prizes too.  Our party is open to anyone who ran an event with us in 2016. You don't need to be a class champion to attend. 

We will need a count so please let me know if you and a guest(s) will be attending.  We have a minimum number so don�t be shy.  If you want to join us please do so.  

More info to come.



Season's Greetings Dec 13, 2016  

Season�s Greetings;

As we alll prepare for the holidays, I wanted to take a minute to catch everyone up on the 2016 season and what�s up in 2017.  The results, including championships and PAX, are posted.  There were 13 drivers who took a class championship in �16.  Congratulations to all of our competitors as well as PAX winner William H.  We are looking at a Saturday in February for our season in review party.    As soon as a date is confirmed we will put that out.  Each winner will receive their award so if you won a class please make an effort to attend.  

Following the party we will have a 2017 organizational meeting.  At this point we tentatively have our dates set at SUNY B and The Shops.   To make these work we are going to need a new board as Brian and I will be stepping down.  Please e-mail one of us if you are interested in taking over next year.   

 Although our season is in hibernation, the IMSA sports car series is just starting to warm up.  All leading to the 24hours of Daytona in January.  I will be there for the weekend.  If your interested in attending please drop me a line.  

We want to take a minute to thank all of you for your support over the past year.  Our region is blessed to have a great group of competitors at every event.  It is you, the members, that make SNYR so successful.   No matter how you celebrate the season may it be full of peace, love family and friends. 

DON�T FORGET, There�s still time to ask Santa for parts, tires and all those performance goodies! 


Two Weekends, Two Events, One Location! Sept 13, 2016  

This Sunday the 18th is an Out Of Region event with the Glen Region.  The Shops of Ithaca is the location.  See the Glen Region's site for more information.  The last in-region event of our season will be the following weekend (9/25) in the same lot at The Shops of Ithaca (Behind Target).

Remember that any trailers will have to be parked down by Sears.  

As Brian and Sue will not be there, we'll need help.  Timing is covered but we are looking for help with course design, set-up, event set-up that morning and registration.  With Brian and Sue being unavailable please e-mail me directly at  The web site will not be available for the next two weeks so check the SNYR-SCCA facebook page (remember its all caps for the active page).


Vintage Weekend Sept 8, 2016  

Quick update.   This weekend is Vintage weekend at The Glen.  Also on tap is the Vintage Grand Prix Festival in downtown Watkins Glen on Friday night.  Several of our members will be there.  How about you? 

9/25 is the next event at The Shops mall in Ithaca.  Stay tuned, more to come.


Indy Car Racing Returns to the Glen Aug 25, 2016  
So far we have 6 people interesting in going (see flyer).  
Please let Darryl know if you're interested.


Two-day Event Re-Cap Aug 18, 2016  


Our two day Vette/SCCA challenge is over.  Special Thanks goes out to all of those who attended.  Specifically a �hats off� to all who endured Saturday�s heat.  31 cars took time Saturday and 36 on Sunday. 

It was only fitting that Pat B. in his 66 Corvette took Saturday�s Southern Tier Corvette Club event.  Pat won with a 48.879 run.  Peter L in his �15 M235i was a close second with a 49.305.  Rounding out the top five on Saturday were Rob P.  in his '06 MX-5, John M�s 2010 EVO and Cody C coming in 5th in his SSM classed �94 Miata.    PAX on Saturday was grabbed by Rob in the MX-5 with a PAX time of 41.468.  Very closely behind was William H. in a 2014 Ford Focus ST who clocked a 41.954 PAX.  

Day two saw cooler temperatures and an afternoon rain.  With the threat of rain the pressure was on to make the morning runs count.  All competitors were able to get three dry morning runs for FTD.  Peter L. made his second run count with a 50.850 which took FTD.  John M laid down a 51.507 with his Evo on his third morning run.  Following Peter and John was Jay L�s 95 M3 with a third place 52.056.  Rob P. put his Mx-5 in 4th with a 52.316.  Rounding out the top 5 was Pat B�s 66 Corvette and a 52.338.  Although the rains came and delayed us for 45 minutes we got back on track for 3 more runs.  On a damp but drying track in the afternoon John M still got a 52.062 out of the AWD Evo.  In the battle for PAX William H. took the days honors with a 43.361.  Peter L. placed second in the day's PAX honors.  

Two day honors:  Raw Time � Peter L.  PAX � William H. 

Our next in region event is September 25th at The Shops of Ithaca.  Stay tuned for more info and photos from the weekend.

Two-day Event  Aug 11, 2016  

This weekend (Aug 13 & 14) it's the Southern NY Region / Southern Tier Corvette Club two day SOLO event.  We will be at SUNY Binghamton, Lot M, Saturday and Sunday. You can run one or both days.  These are both points events for the SNYR region.  Both days are run the same.  Registration closes at 09:00, so don't be late.  In addition to the single day awards we will also have class awards for the two day participants as well as FTD and PAX.

Trailers may be left on-site Saturday night.  SUNY, however, bears no responsibility for their security.

See you one or both days!

Two-day Event Aug 5, 2016  

NEXT WEEKEND!  It's our annual two-day event with the Southern Tier Corvette club.  Dont miss it!  Your chance to run for two days.  Anyone is welcome both or just one of the days.  You do not have to be a SCCA or Corvette Club member.  If you come Saturday and are not a member, the cost is 40.00 but that will get you a weekend membership and 25.00 entry Sunday.  There will be awards for fastest two day time in all classes.   More to come next week.


Cherry Valley July 8, 2016  

Greetings.  A great weekend at the glen.  It was nice to see current and some old members.

This Sunday is the Corvette clubs autocross at Cherry Valley Motorsports Park in Lafayette, NY.  Here is the flyer.  Cherry Valley is a small but really fast track.  Lots of fun with our vette friends.  Any car is welcome. 

Lastly,  I was just made aware of a barn stored, 90% restored 68 BMW 2002.   If interested in more information let me know.


Event #2 Recap June 21, 2016  

Hi all;

Sorry for the delay in getting this out.  A quick recap of the Sunday June 12th event.  With the Glen region, Northeast PA region and the Vette Club all holding events that day we had a small but spirited turnout.  24 drivers took time on the SUNY Binghamton lot.  10 runs were had and a little time for fun runs too.

In the end, Pat B. returned to his winning ways taking FTD in his 66 corvette. John M's. Evo was 2nd in the FTD race and Mike D's Porsche 3rd.  

The race for PAX ended with Mike D's 9th run over Darryl's Crossfire.  In the end PAX was taken by 0.142. 

Stay tuned for more information.  Next up is the Glen 6hr IMSA race.  Details at or


Event #2 June 5, 2016  

It's that time again.  Event #2 is next weekend at SUNY B.  Anyone wishing to help with course design, set-up, timing and any other duties, please let Brian or I know. Hopefully the weather will be a little nicer and the few bugs from the last event are worked out. 

Notice.  I talked with Jeff Nealson at the Glen.  If you wanted to go the the Glen 6hr race (see post below), only a few of the Continental Tickets remain.  This is a great deal $70.00 gets you a weekend admission and infield parking.  Through the Glen, Weekend GA is $80.00 and infield parking is $50.00.  Don't miss a great race and the opportunity to save $60.00!  I will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Many of our members are camping.  If you ever thought about going now is the time.


Sad News June 3, 2016  

Bill Panko passed away unexpectedly on May 25th. Bill and his son ran with us in 2014 and a few events in 2015.  He also came up and helped out at the mall show.  Bill and Chris ran a silver stock Miata.  He was a very nice man and we're sad to see he passed.  Our thought and prayers are with the family.

Panko, Harry W. (Bill)

Bill Panko, 61, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on the morning of May 25, 2016 at UHS Wilson Medical Center. Bill was employed with Binghamton University for 33 years in various capacities. He enjoyed boating in the Thousand Islands, autocross racing with his son, music and a fine red wine. His greatest joys were watching his kids play sports and grow up, and his dogs, King and Sadie. Bill had an infectious personality and an energy that lit up any room. He will be terribly missed. He was predeceased by his father, Harry Panko. Bill leaves behind his wife Cheri (Sloma) of 35 years, one daughter, Maggie and one son, Chris, his mother, Marguerite (O'Mara) Panko, one brother and sister in law, Richard and Kathy Panko of Florida and one sister and brother in law, Cindy and Robert Yurecka also of Florida. Please join us Wednesday June 1, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Vestal, NY for calling hours from 10-12 and Mass immediately after. Bill's wish was to celebrate his life with a huge party, which will take place after the services. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Spondylitis Association of America @ - ROCK ON!

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 29 to May 31, 2016

Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen June 3, 2016  

Race Fans,
 The information below is from the Glen regarding car corral specials for the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen race happening June 30 - July 3. If you have never been to it, it's a great chance to see some exciting racing on the track and get up close to the cars and drivers in the garage area. Darryl will be going, so if you would like to join him contact him directly.

Watkins Glen International is proud to announce two very special offers for car clubs to attend the Sahlen�s Six Hours of The Glen! The Sahlen�s Six Hours of The Glen is a six hour endurance race that features the world�s leading automotive manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, and Mazda. The event weekend is also supported by the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup, Lamborghini Trofeo, and Mazda Lites. 

Both offers feature a weekend general admission ticket, infield parking, and parade laps during the event weekend! Please find the attached flyers for more information. Please note that the Continental Tire Car Corral is limited to the first 80 vehicles that purchase admission tickets. Parking Passes are complimentary on behalf of Continental Tire. 

Thank you for your continued support of Watkins Glen International, and we will see you at the track.

Our First Event of the Season! May 18, 2016  


  Our first event of the season is almost here. Mark your calendars for May 29th at Binghamton University Lot M (our usual place). Registration closes at 9:30 so don't be late. Also, we can use some extra help for this event since Jeanne and Darryl will be on vacation, so if you can help with set up, please be there around 7:30.


  The SUNY campus has informed us that the Herald of Victory Marathon will be coming through campus on the morning of May 29th. This will not impact the running of our event except that you will not be able to enter the campus from either the main entrance off 434 or from the lower Bunn Hill Road entrance since those will be closed off for the marathon during the morning hours. Please use the Upper Bunn Hill Road entrance to the campus. This entrance is about 8/10ths of a mile up Bunn Hill Road from 434.


Pre-Registration for the 2016 Season May12, 2016  

Once again this year you can pre-register for the season by filling out this form on-line. Remember that information is not kept from year to year, so you must register for the 2016 season either on-line or at your first event. This will give us the information we need to put you in the system for this season. Please make sure you fill out the car class and number on the form.  Car classes change from year to year, so check on the SCCA website.  Once you have submitted this form on-line, you should receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours.  Please re-register if you don't receive a confirmation.

If you register for the season on-line, you can print our short registration form, fill it out and bring it with you to register for the event.  If you would prefer not to enter your information on-line, you can print the long registration form, fill it out, and bring it with you.  This will save time at the registration tent and get us started a little faster.    

Help needed! May10, 2016  

Who wants to help?  We need a course designer for the May event.  You will have to check out the lot condition before designing.

We will also need help with course and event set-up, tech inspection, and registration.

John Mayer can haul the trailer, but, he's also hauling his car via trailer so if someone else is able to haul the trailer it would be appreciated.

Brian will be the event chair.  Anyone willing to help that day should coordinate with him.


Trailer Clean-Out Apr 25, 2016  

The first event will be here before we know it so now is the time to get the equipment trailer cleaned out, organized and everything inventoried for the coming season. Darryl and I will be cleaning out and organizing the trailer this Saturday, April 30th at Darryl's house beginning around 10 am. If you can spare a few hours Saturday morning to help us it would be greatly appreciated. Let Darryl or me know if you can help out and if you need Darryl's address.


Drive a Shelby GT350! Apr 18, 2016  
The Ford Motor Company is inviting us to an exculsive Shelby GT350 consumer track event at Pocono Raceway.  After a ride-along with a Ford Performance Racing School Insturctor, you can move to the driver's seat for several laps behind the wheel of a 2016 Shelby GT350 or Shelby GT350R!
The event will take place Thursday May19th between 1:00 and 5:00pm.  To register, follow these instructions:
  • RSVP with your full name, email address and club affiliation to
  • You will receive a separate email from Ford, containing a unique confirmation code and registration instructions. (NOTE: you must follow the instructions and register online with your confirmation ID in order to secure your spot
The event is first come, first serve, and registration ends on May 11th.
Solo Safety Steward Class Apr 12, 2016  

Reminder.  This Saturday is the opening day laps at the Glen.  We will meet at 08:30 at the corner of Routes 96 and 38.  Just North of Owego.  Something differnt this year will be the addition of Sunshine!

Doug Binder has offered us a SOLO Safety Steward class.  The class will be Saturday the 23rd in Ithaca.  Exact time is still TBD.  We always need Solo Safety Stewards.  If you are interested please let Brian or I know as soon as possible.  Currently only Rob, Brian and I are SS Stewards.  If two of us are unable to make it (I'm not at the first event)  the Safety Steward is not allowed to race.  We can always use the help.


SCCA doings Apr 8, 2016  

Hi all;
Couple of updates on events.  Next Saturday and Sunday the 16th / 17th is opening day at Watkins Glen.  Be the first to drive your car on the new glen pavement.  As in the past we will have a group driving up and taking laps.  3 laps are 25.00.  We are thinking of meeting Saturday at 8:30am.  For anyone wishing to drive up together we will meet at the Citgo just north of Owego on the corner of Routes 38/96.  Let�s be there by 08:40 so we can leave at 08:45.  It is a one hour drive to the track

The Trans-Am series (, Formula Atlantic, Formula 1600 and the Formula 2000 series (  will be racing at the Glen on May 14-15.  This is not open to the public and your SCCA credentials will not get you in.  Dave Cole is looking for help at the event.  This is your chance to not only get in for free but find yourself right on pit road.  Time is running out to get this done so get with Dave so he can get the credentials.  This is an excellent opportunity to get involved on a low key weekend and see if this is for you.  Contact Dave through Facebook or get ahold of me and I will pass on his information. The TransAm series is a great series and this is your only chance to see them locally. 


Schedule Mar 22, 2016  

Hi All; 

Although the contracts are not yet in place it looks like we are set for SUNY B on;  May 29, June 12 and August 13,14.  I am still hoping to find something for July.  Have e-mails out to Shangri-la speedway.  Likewise we�ll have OOR events with the Glen Region.  The Vette club will hold their annual autocross at Cherry Valley on July 10th 

There has been some discussion in the latest Fastrack news with regards to re-classification of Street class cars.  Here is a listing of the proposals.   Keep it tuned here and I�ll have more information as the season approaches.



Party!  Feb 14, 2016  

It's almost time.  Saturday March 5th is the SNYR party at DeGennaro's ( in Endicott.  Arrrival is 6:30 and Dinner is at 7 followed by awards.  Please RSVP to Brian or Darryl.  I'll also create an event on Facebook so you can reply there. 

If you're an award winner (listed) please try to attend or make arrangements to pick up your award.   They are class specific so we really want to give them to the winner.  See you Saturday March 5th.

 Peter Ling

Paul Rufledt

Brian Balliet

Roderick Yonkin

Curtis salzman

Evan Tinder

Rob Pingarelli

Glenn Wanck

Dave Rafferty

John Mayer

Andrew Gleason

Bob Lutz

Michelle DiGiacomo

Meeting results   Feb 2, 2016  


A quick note to say thank you to those who came out to our meeting Saturday night.  We have the best members.  We got a lot done and I'm really looking forward to the changes we're going to implement for 2016.  Hopefully we will streamline our day to allow for more runs.

Our awards party will be Saturday March 5th at DeGennaro's in Endicott.  We'll have Joey's custom pizzas, wings, salad and pasta, plus dessert.  The awards will be handed out and a few door prizes given out.  I'll be sending an email invite to those who won.  Please try and attend or make arrangements for someone to pick-up your award so we don't have to mail it.  Prices have gone up so we will be taking $5.00 to $10.00 dontaions toward your dinner.  This is optional so if you cannot donate that is ok.   



Year end party info and Daytona  Jan 25, 2016  

First;   The year end results are up.  Remember, you needed to attend 4 events total with at least 2 of those events being in region events.  There were 13 class winners who will be recognized MARCH 5th at DeGennaro�s in Endicott.  Same location as last year.  We will be gathering at 6:30 with dinner at 7:00.  Pizza, wings, ziti and salad.  Non-alcoholic drinks are on the club, alcoholic drinks are on you.  All class winners will receive their awards and we will have a chance to enjoy a night of bench racing.  To all of you, this night is for anyone who ran an event with us.  You do not need to be a member of our region to win a class or attend the party.  

Second;   As many of you know, this weekend is the 24hours of Daytona.  Starting at 3:00 the Rolex/Tudor Series will be running twice around the clock at Daytona.  This is a holiday weekend for me (yes I�m a little nuts).  With that, if anyone is available to come to my house Saturday we will have a 2016 season organizational meeting.   This is a chance for those who want to move toward a position in the region to meet and learn some of the paperwork and duties involved.  I know this is short notice but hopefully you will be able to make it.  The region will pick up the munchies.  I�m thinking around 6:00pm.  

If you can make it please let me know ASAP as we need enough to make it worth the time.  Hopefully we can get organized and our event requests completed and sent to the SCCA for certification.  I would also like to take a look at updating our by-laws.  I�m in between Owego and Newark Valley.  If you are interested please e-mail me or instant message me on face book (I�ll create an event) and I will send you my address.  Hope to see you Saturday or the 5th. 



Final in-region event Sept 21, 2015  


This Sunday will be our final in region event.  We will be at the Shops of Ithaca on Catherwood Road in Ithaca.  We will be located behind Target.  To access the lot you will have to go to the left side of the mall (around Dicks Sporting Goods) and along the back road.  If you are trailering your vehicle we ask that you drop your car off and leave the trailer and tow vehicle in the former Sears lot.  We will be on-site by 07:45 if you would like to help set-up.  Registration closes at 09:00.  This is our last event and the weather looks great so don�t be late.  

See you Sunday.   




2-day Event this weekend Aug 4, 2015  

It�s almost time!  This weekend is the 2-day Dash at SUNY Binghamton.  The Southern Tier Corvette Club kicks off the weekend Saturday morning.  This is a SNYR points race and because it is a 'vette club event you will not have to work.  Sunday we will be back at it again with the Precision Touch Detailing Day 2 Dash.  Besides this being another SNYR points event  it will also complete the second day for the weekend awards.  Each class winner with the lowest time will be awarded a trophy.  There will also be a trophy for the two day FTD winner. 

Precision Touch will be awarding one lucky entrant a detailing.  On Sunday Mike McNeal from Matthews will also be there with a new MX-5.  As usual, registration closes at 09:00.  Those wishing to leave a car or trailer in the lot may do so.  I will provide emergency contact information to Campus Law Enforcement.   See you this weekend.


Cherry Valley this weekend July 15, 2015  

This Sunday!  No SOLO scheduled?  Drive North to Cherry Valley and join the Southern Tier Corvette Club for their annual event at Cherry Valley park.  Here is the flyer with all of the details.  Registration opens at 08:30 and closes at 09:30.  I will not be there this year but can tell you from prior events that it is a great day.  The track is small but amazingly fast.  There are two or three cones on the whole course so that helps with the penalty's.  If you haven�t been to this event make an effort to get there.  You won't regret it! 

Two Day SOLO!  Saturday August 8th is the Southern Tier Corvette Club event at SUNY Binghamton with our event being on Sunday the 9th.  Sunday's event is being sponsored by Precision Touch Detailing.  Abby will be on hand taking pictures and answering any questions about detailing.  We will have two day awards for class winners as well as overall two day FTD.  This always come down to a few tenths difference for the title.  More details coming.


Event #2 tomorrow!

June 6, 2015  

It's time for Event #2!.  Sunday's the day and we'll be at SUNY Binghamton Lot "M."  Registration closes at 09:00 so don't be late. All of the usual rules and regulations apply.  We're always looking for help so if you want to learn how to set up timing, learn registration, or tech cars just be there at 07:30am  and we'll be glad to show you. 

 See you then!

First Event this Sunday

May 27, 2015  

Hi everyone;

A special Thank You to all who made Sundays event a great one.  There were 40 entries with several being first timers.  In the end John M. and his EVO took FTD by a sizeable margin.  Rob P. continued his PAX ways in taking those honors.  Results and PAX are up on our Results page.  Cheryl will also copy them to the FaceBook Page. 

Just a reminder that our next event is in two weeks back at SUNY.   Also make your plans now for the June 6hr IMSA race weekend.  We can all go up as a group if interested.


First Event this Sunday

May 19, 2015  

Green Flag this weekend!.  Yep, SUNY graduation is over and we can hold our first event.  This Sunday (5/24), we will be on site around 7:30am for set up.  Registration opens at 08:00am and closes at 09:00am.  You need to be in-line by 09:00am.  Drivers meeting around 09:30 and hopefully first car off at 10:00.  Now some info.

No open toed shoes for workers on course. 

Your competing is an all day commitment..  We are off site by 5:00 at the latest.

Youth under 16 need to have a parent waiver.  We can do a waiver for the whole season if both parents are present. 

Helmets with a Snell SA 2000 rating are the oldest rated helmets allowed.  Check >SOLO for your car's classification.  There have been a few changes so don't assume you're still in the same class.

All cars must have a number.  We will have shoe polish and blue tape available.

Have your SCCA member number and or card available.  We are not checking memberships this week but please make sure you are current.

Event Fee: Non-members $40.00 / Members $25.00.

Please see below if you'd like to pre-register for the season. 

See you Sunday!

Pre-registration for the 2015 season

May 13, 2015  

Once again this year you can pre-register for the season by filling out this form on-line. Remember that information is not kept from year to year, so you must register for the 2015 season either on-line or at your first event. This will give us the information we need to put you in the system for this season. Please make sure you fill out the car class and number on the form.  Once you have submitted this form on-line, you should receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours.  Please re-register if you don't receive a confirmation.

If you register for the season on-line, you can print our short registration form, fill it out and bring it with you to register for the event.  If you would prefer not to enter your information on-line, you can print the long registration form, fill it out, and bring it with you.  This will save time at the registration tent and get us started a little faster.    

IMSA Race at the Glen

May 5, 2015  

I have been talking with Rob at the Glen and he wanted me to pass on to everyone the following two opportunites.  These are for the June 6hr IMSA race.  I have attended for the past 15 years and would be happy to assist if you have never gone.  For those who have attended, here is an opportunity to park inside the track and save a little money.  Remember that to park inside of the track you will need to take advantage of these offers or the Corvette Corral, otherwise inside the track parking is $50.00. 

Please contact me with any questions. 

Continental Corral Flier

The Glen Corral Flier

Info for the 24th event coming soon!


Bearcat Motorsports

May 3, 2015  

 Hi all;

Wanted to take a minute to recognize the members of the Bearcat Motorsports SAE Formula team.  If you haven't seen their creation, check out one the the links below.  Michelle and her teammates completed their car and made it to New Hampshire Motor speedway for the 2015 SAE Formula Hybrid Competition. 

The team took 5th place in the Electric Division.  This was the first time the car was on the track!  Please take minute to congratulate the team.  As a reminder, SAE members only pay the $10.00 insurance fee when running one of our events. 

Remember our first event is at SUNY Binghamton Sunday May 24th.  More to come soon. 


OOR Events

April 17, 2015  

 We are adding the following Glen Region events as our Out Of Region Events.  The points earned at these events will count towards our region's championship. 

   July 11th at Elmira College Domes

    September 12th at Watkins Glen International North Paddock (tentative)

    Oct 4th at Watkins Glen International North Paddock


Schedule update

March 24, 2015  

 Although the weather is not exactly looking like SOLO weather, here is a quick update.

As of now, we are signing the contracts with SUNY for May 24, June 7 and August 8th and 9th.  We are also set for September 27th at the Shops at Ithaca Mall.  July is open but maybe something will come up.  I'm also in touch with the Glen Region about OOR events between the two regions. 

Saturday April 18th and Sunday the 19th is the Glen's Opening Day.  We have gone up for the last couple of years.  If you're not aware, Opening Day at the Glen allows clubs and groups to take laps around the Glen as a group.  Although paced, they can be fun and exciting.  I will be out of town that weekend so if someone would like to head up our annual trek to the Glen let me know.

Lastly, I would like to have a meeting/trailer cleaning and sorting at my house sometime in late April or early May.  Stay tuned here for more information. 


STCC Contributions

March 24, 2015  

   Thanks to everyone that participated in the STCC events in 2014 to help us be able to raise money to make these contributions:

        New York State Veterans Home (see article)
        Maine Federated Church memorial Fund in memory of Bob Villiem
        Humane Society
        Toys for Tots
        Maine Federated Church 
Tioga Rural Ministries       

   Richard Lapcevich
   STCC Autocross Coordinator.

Please RSVP

Feb 10, 2015  

It�s almost time and we need your help.  Our year end party is Friday February 20th.  Thank you to those of you who have already responded. Unfortunately we have not heard from several of you.  At this point we are close to having to make a decision of whether or not we hold the party.   Please let us know if you are attending.  There were 17 class winners this year.  I hope that all of you are able to make it.  We�ll have your award at the party  as well as a few small door prizes.  So let us know if you can make it.   Thanks


Please RSVP

Jan 29, 2015  

We will hold our party Friday February 20th in Endicott at DeGennaro's catering.  I've heard from a few of you but need to ask for replies so we can prepare.  Please respond to my( or Brian's ( e-mail or to the SNYR web host.  Likewise I'll drop it onto facebook.  Remember, this is not just for our members but for anyone who ran an event with us.  Of course guests and families are invited.  We will give out our awards as well as a few door prizes.

The annual Speedworld Show is scheduled for February 27 to March 1st at the Oakdale Mall.  As always we will be looking for help to stand at the table.  Steve Spano of the Glen Region is going to try and bring one of his cars to the mall for us.  Let's get as many of us as possible to spread the word about SOLO.  Even if you can only spare an hour we would love to have you.

Lastly!  We are looking at purchasing a new timing system.  The wireless system will give us more flexibility in course design.  More info to come.

See you Friday the 20th.

Party Time!

Jan 1, 2015  

After a few busy months for all, it's time to slow down and look back at 2014.  We have a date for the year end party.  Friday, February 20th we'll be gathering at DeGennaro's in Endicott.  Dinner's at 7:00.  As always, this is on the region so come out and enjoy.  We welcome all, even if you only ran a race or two with us.  We'll have the class winner awards as well as a few door prizes.  It will also be a time to talk a little about the 2015 season.  Please plan on attending, especially if you're a class winner.

Don't forget, the annual Speedworld Show at the Oakdale Mall will be coming up soon.  We do not have the date yet but it is usually the first or second weekend in March.

Lastly, this weekend is the 24hours of Daytona.  Check the website for TV coverage.  It is a great race for sportscar fans.   

More to come, keep a watch here as we prepare for 2015.

Season Results

Nov 6 , 2014  

Welcome to the Off- Season.  The season ended and I wanted to get out the final points to all.  We had a total of 15 class winners.  To qualify for a class championship a competitor needed to make at least 4 of our events (OOR and In-region).  A total of six events were counted toward the final points standings.  Here is a quick listing of winners.

B Street                        Peter L.
E Street                        Brian B.
F Street                        Glenn W.
F Street Ladies             Michelle D.
G Street                       Russ S.
G Street Ladies            Holly S.
H Street                       Daniel L.
B Street Prepared        Jason L.
E Street Prepared        Russell S.
F Street �R�                 Mark M.
Street Touring �S�        Curtis S.
Street Touring �R�        Rob P.
Street Touring �X�        Evan T.
Street Modified            John M.
Super Street Modified   Pat B.

Congratulations to all of our class champions.  The party will be in February so plan on attending.  Thank You to all for a great season.

If you did not see it, the press had a nice write-up on Michelle Digiacomo and her efforts to start a Formula SAE team.  Check out the story here

If you can help Michelle in any way I�m sure she�d love to hear from you.  Drop Brian or I a line and we�ll make sure to get it to Michelle. 

Ice Racing is up next, Weather permitting.  See you all soon.

Event ReCap and Events to Come..

Oct 4 , 2014  

Greetings to all of our members and friends.  Last Sunday saw 40 drivers take time at the Shops of Ithaca Mall.  Nine runs and off-site by 3:30 made for a great event.  It was a beautiful day with plenty of sun and plenty of action.  There were several close class battles but the closest battle of the day came down to FTD.  Rob P.  pulled out a last minute FTD run in his MX5 beating out Doug B's 325i.  Rob ran a 37.136 to Doug's 37.173.  Collin R, Peter L, John M and Dave R all came close with 37 second runs. 

Thank You to all came out for a safe and fun day as well as a great season.  There is still one more chance for points as the Glen will be hosting a OOR event for us at Watkins Glen on Sunday the 5th.  There are restrictions as to entering the track so please check the Glen's site before you go.

BIG BLOCK MODIFIED RACING!  A few of us will be going to the Syracuse Super Dirt Week race on Oct 11th and 12th.  This is a fantastic race weekend.  Although my schedule is flexible I 'd love to invite anyone along.  Race details can be found here  -------> 

To see a video we shot in 2008 of the start check this out.  46 Big Block Modifieds make for an exciting 200 lap race.  Check it out here -------->

Let me know if your interested in coming along 1 or both days.  

See you at the races!  Darryl

Sunday's Event

Sept 22 , 2014  

This weekend!  SOLO at the Shops at Ithaca Mall.   This Sunday will be our last in-region event at the Shop at Ithaca Mall.  We'll be behind target.  Remember that the road on the Target side will be closed so when you enter the mall go to the left side (By Dicks) to get around to the back lots.  As always registration closes at 09:00 with a small fee for late registrants.  The weather looks beautiful and this is an out of region event for the Glen region so arrive early as we may have a large turn-out. 

Now for a few specials details surrounding this event.  In the past the mall has received complaints of parking issues.  We really want to work with the mall so there will be a few new policies. 

 -  Trailers:  If you tow, you will need to unload your car and equipment in the pits.  The truck and trailer will need to be pulled over to the lot below Sears.  We just don't have the room for all of the trucks and trailers.

 -  Pits:  Please make every effort to take only one parking space.  We will have some room in the aisle so you can place your items and equipment in the parking space and let your car extend slightly into the aisle.  Park with your friends and share tents and space.

 -  Handicap Spots:  Even though there are a few handicap spots in our pit area, we must keep them open.  No one is to park in these spots.

Thanks in advance for your help with this, we just cannot afford to loose another site.  As always... contact Brian or I with questions.


Event ReCap and Upcoming Events

Aug 28, 2014  


It was a great two day Vette/SCCA weekend at SUNY B.  We had a total of 80 entrants over the two days.  30 of those participated in both days.  Thank You to all involved in making this a great, safe and competitive weekend. 

Saturday�s top honors went to John M who pulled out the FTD on his last Run.  John�s EVO beat out Jason�s M3 by .355 seconds with Pat B�s Vette another .29 back.  PAX on Saturday went to Rob P in the MX-5.  Sunday saw PA member Mark E take FTD honors in his Z06.  Jason was close behind for FTD and John M was also in the running.  Pax on Sunday also went to Mark making it a top honors Sunday sweep.  As for the two day awards it was extremely close.  John M beat out last year�s winner Jason by a mere 0.004 seconds.  After two days and 16 runs they were separated by the smallest of margins.  Third place two day honors went to Pat B.  The two day PAX honors went to Rop P with his 1st on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday.  Russ S came in second in the Ford Focus ST.

Friday the 5th of September is Vintage weekend at Watkins Glen.  All weekend nearly 400 cars will be racing at the track.  Everything from pre-war cars to wild Prototypes of the ALMS series make their way to the glen.  This is one of the largest vintage races in North America.  On Friday  the village of Watkins Glen host the Vintage festival.  Several of us find our way to the village for the Friday Festival.  If you�re interested in the track or the Friday Festival drop me a line.

Our next event is an Out of Region Points event at the Watkins Glen Media lot.  This event is hosted by the Glen Region and will be on September 14th.  For more details see their site at  Our next in region event will be at the Shops of Ithaca on the 28th of September.  Mark you calendar�s now!

Two Day Event this Weekend

Aug 5 , 2014  

This weekend you�ll have the chance to double your solo fun.  This Saturday and Sunday it�s the Southern NY Region / Southern Tier Corvette Club Challenge at SUNY Binghamton Lot �M�.  Different from last year, the Saturday event will be our SCCA event and Sunday's will be run by the Corvette Club.  Both days will have the SCCA classifications and rules.  There will be trophys for best two day times in all classes, and the overall FTD champion (compliments of the Corvette Club). 

As in years past, each day will be 25.00 for members of either club.  If you are not a member it is 40.00.  If you attend Saturday as a non SCCA or STCC club member and pay the 40.00 you�ll receive a weekend membership meaning that Sunday will be only 25.00.  Registration closes both days at 09:00am so don�t be late! 

Anyone wishing to help is more than welcome to be there by 08:00 for set-up and tech inspections.

See you this weekend

Cherry Valley this Sunday

July 10, 2014  

This Weekend it's the Southern Tier Corvette Club Cherry Valley Autocross.  If you've never been to Cherry Valley its a fast little go-kart track.  The Vette club runs the event so you don't have to work.  There s also slim chances of hitting cones as there are on a few on the course.  Come on out and fun.   There's usually a limited number of cars so we have a great day.  Lets show the Vette's what we can do.  Here is the flier with the details.

See you Sunday.

Event Re-Cap

June 16, 2014  

Another beautiful weekend greeted us as we held our test-n-tune on Saturday and Event #2 Sunday.  Saturday saw a lot of seat time for the two run groups.  Hopefully that helped some as Sunday saw 43 entrants sign in.  Unfortunately the lot was not as excited to see us, and by the afternoon a large sharp edged hole had appeared.  With no other options, the course was changed and the morning runs were all we got for points.  Unfortunately run group 1 got their afternoon runs in before the change.  Run groups 2 and 3 had an altered course that was faster.  Basically an afternoon of fun runs.
John M�s EVO took FTD for the morning runs but Jason L. came close finishing a mere .5 seconds back for second overall.  �H� street was the closest battle of the day with Daniel L. finishing .202 seconds ahead of Mike D.   PAX honors for the day went to Rob P.  All results, including the afternoon�s fun runs, are posted.
Our next event will be the two day August event with the Corvette Club.  Don�t forget the Vette club's autocross at Cherry Valley on July 13th.

DON�T FORGET!  The IMSA series is holding its 6hour race at the Glen the weekend on June 28/29.  This weekend will feature the Prototype Lites series, Porsche GT3 Challenge Series, Lamborghini Cup series, the Continental Challenge series and the Tudor series.  I�ll be going up all day Saturday and Sunday.  Check out IMSA.Com for more information.  Rob Roessel from the Glen has offered to get our tickets orders.  See the flier.  You can call Rob at:  (607) 535-2486 ext 351.  You can e-mail me with questions at  See you all at the races.

Last Event Re-cap and Next Events

June 1, 2014  

Just a quick re-cap from last week and info about this weekend�s events.  41 entrants took times on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.  Although the Subaru contingent was away at a wedding, we still had some very close class races.  There were 3 father son battles, with the Sr. Raymond and Sr. Seidel taking the wins for the dads.  Rob P in his 06 MX-5 was the class of the field with a 47.479.  Pat B with his 66 Vette came close with a 48.201 and with a 48.524 Dave R rounded out the top three Raw Time Scores.  The closest class battle also happened to be our largest class.  SSM saw 6 entries with Pat B and Dave R being separated by a mere .323 seconds.  PAX went to the G Street Ford Focus ST of Russ S. with a raw time of 49.093 equating to a PAX time of 39.569.
Next up is the Saturday Test-n-Tune and Sunday�s event at SUNY B.  For Saturday we will be there at 08:00 and the first car off should be by 09:00.  The cost will be $15.00 for members of the SCCA and $25.00 for non-members.  For non-members who come on Saturday, your weekend membership entitles you to pay the members price of $25.00 for Sunday�s event.
There will be two run groups.  The course will be the same course we had last weekend.  We�ll have two sessions per run group.  The length of the run sessions will be determined based on the number of cars we have.  We�ll also have members available to ride along and instruct.  Sunday will be a normal event with a new course.  Question?  Drop Brian or I a note.


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