Members and friends of the RDC,
After 58 years of contributing to the racing experience within the San Francisco Region, the RDC is on the brink of closing. After considerable discussion, the present board has put all RDC activities on hold for 2016. We are suspending the RDC season points championship and awards, the 4 hour Enduro which we have run for 56 years, the introductory drive arounds at the first visit to our tracks, new driver mentoring and sending a worthy SFR volunteer to the annual race drivers school. The RDC originally ran the annual drivers school which was later taken over by the San Francisco Region.
To avoid having to close down permanently, the remaining board members are making this final call for the administrative help necessary to keep the RDC alive. What is needed is a complete new board (perhaps 5 to 7 people) which would include a new president with the skills and time to revive the RDC for the 2017 season. The RDC is in good financial condition. The current board would love to see the RDC come back to life in 2017 and is very willing to help get things started again, but we’ve put in many years running the club and life has pulled us to other priorities.
If you are interested in becoming an RDC Board member, please contact any of the present board members.
This website will continue to be maintained as a resource for the Northern California Region SCCA and updated as needed for whatever RDC future may emerge.
It is with much sadness that we announce the running of 57th annual Racing Drivers Club Illgen Enduro this October 23rd will need to be cancelled for 2016. The RDC simply lacks the resources to stage the event in conjunction with the SF Region final race weekend at Thunderhill.
Season Awards: Each RDC racer is entitled to a 5 x 7 photo by Chuck Koehler with the RDC Logo. Driver’s name will be at the top of the photo, which will also show the full class name & finish position, 2015 Season Championship & RDC Logo. The photo will be made upon driver request to Chuck Koehler at [email protected] with the driver’s choice of photo from Chuck’s web site (cwk-photo.appspot.com), or Chuck will make the choice.
Every season The RDC sends a deserving SF Region Member to the Spring Drivers School with a full expenses-paid scholarship covering car and tuition. Some years, it is is an easy decision because only a single person will apply. Well, not this year. 2015 saw a very full class of applicants, and all the applicants were VERY deserving, and that makes the RDC decision a VERY VERY difficult one. Lyn Greenhill, Stuart Harman, Dean Garrison, and Wayne Coturri all applied, so you can see the dilemma, but for the 2016 Drivers School Scholarship, the RDC is pleased to announce Wayne Coturri of the Grid Crew will be checking his own belts instead of checking ours.
Everyone is encouraged to apply again; we have long memories, and again, congratulations Wayne, we’ll see you at Thunderhill this March.
They’re up on the site. Just click the tab above and thanks to all RDC members who supported RDC in 2015
The Region has posted the 65th RDC Enduro Official Results at:
And, again, thanks to all who came out and helped run the event and all who entered.
Thank you so much for everyone who entered the 56th annual RDC Illgen Enduro, and especially thanks to all of the wonderful San Francisco Region volunteers who staffed and made possible this event. The RDC will have results up soon and a listing of prizes. And we’ll see everyone in 2016 for another season of great racing.
Lock in your early-bird discount before anyone notices.
The best deal in racing can be even better for early birds. With the Banquet up at Thunderhill Saturday night, Sunday is dedicated solely to the 56th annual RDC Enduro. It’ll be up on MSR real soon, so keep an eye out! Here’s the formula:
The RDC, for 2015, is handing out ‘Early Bird’ discounts in the form of rebate checks (issued at the Enduro).
The discounts are as follows;
The first 10 Enduro Team entries received from the time Enduro Registration opens, until September 10th, will each receive a $150 rebate from RDC.
After the first 10 entries have been received, the next 10 Enduro Team entries (11th – 20th) who enter any time from opening of registration up to September 20th, will each receive a $100 rebate from RDC.
After 20 entries have been received, the next 10 Enduro Team entries (21st – 30th) who enter any time from opening of registration up to September 30th, will each receive a $50 rebate from RDC.
After a total of 30 entries have been received, the next 10 Enduro Team entries (31st – 40th) who enter any time from opening of registration up to October 5th, will each receive a $25 rebate from RDC.
After 40 entries have been received, regardless of timeframe, there will be no more rebates.
Check it out the RDC Enduro tab at left. These are in for review and approval by Race Stewards but pretty much here it is for 2015. Remember this is is part of a regular double weekend of Thunderhill racing and Saturday night, the Region will be holding the 2015 season awards and annual banquet at the track and in Willows that night. We’ll have you back on the road home by 3:00 Sunday. What a way to end a racing season and remember, the RDC Enduro is the best per/track minute value in club racing. Pretty fun too; See you all there.