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.
The 56th annual Racing Drivers Club Illgen Enduro will be held on October 25, 2015 at Thunderhill Raceway as part of the San Francisco Region’s final event. It will be a 4 hour enduro on the 3-mile track. The Supplementary Rules and Regulations, as well as run group format and rules for tag team handicapping, will be published very shortly and posted on our Enduro Tab. To enter, you will need to be an RDC member, but if you join now (still $35) prior to the SFR Regional Opener March 7-8, all of your regular season racing points will count toward the separate RDC points series.
Our Motorsports.com membership link is now up for 2015. As always, active racers $35 until June, it goes up to $55 after that, plus joining early gets you maximum points in the RDC series from the opening Regional on March 7-8. Again this year, non-racing members are totally free. But you still have to click that “Join RDC” link up there. We would like to build support for the RDC Enduro early in the season and so renewing your membership now really helps build our case to keep this 56 year tradition going.
The RDC is pleased to award this years Drivers School Scholarship to Bernie Novak, long time volunteer and ex-officio C0-Chief of the Tech Crew. Bernie will be getting a nice free race car and tuition for the Spring February 20th to 22nd Region Racing Drivers School at Thunderhill. On behalf of the RDC Board and all of the members, congratulations Bernie! Go fast and have fun.
We have added the archive list of past winners of RDC awards up there on the Awards Tab, including the President’s Cup, the James Hughes Memorial Award for “Most Improved Driver”, and the Steve Temby Memorial “Good Guy” Trophy. Interesting reading for racing historians. Also note, we have discontinued and removed the Newsletter tab as a separate link; this Page will now serve as the Racing Drivers Club’s face for the Northern California Racing scene.
Points for the 2014 RDC Season Series are up! Just hit the tab right up there..and congratulations and thanks to every driver who participated this year. Note we had some ties and but realized we had no tie-breaker rules in place, so the more the merrier, and we’ll work on that for the 2015 season.
The schedule for Sunday’s RDC Enduro has been adjusted as follows:
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Enduro Practice/Qualifying
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:00 – 4:00 p.m. RDC 4 Hour Enduro
With light entry, a single session will suffice, and it will make the day less of an endurance event for our workers. All else remains the same. There should e an email blast from the Region out shortly.
Entry levels are extremely thin but SF Region Board and the RDC Board have decided the event WILL HAPPEN Sunday November 9th as scheduled. Outreach efforts just could not overcome “Runoff Burnout” and the decision to proceed was difficult, but tradition is unbroken. The Enduro is in conjunction with the final 2014 season SF Regional that is the decider for the Thunderhill Rewards Program.
For the 2014 RDC Illgen Enduro Tag-teams and Single Car teams will NOT be competing against one another. For each of the classes, there will be a winner in Tag Team, and a winner in Single Car Teams. There has been concern that the Tag-Teams get an advantage by going out with a fresh car, fresh tires, and a full load of fuel without need of a pit stop. So until we get the bugs worked out for next year, we thought we would not have the Tag-Teams and Single Car Teams compete against one another.