SWMS Board of Directors Meeting
January 19, 2016
Attendees: Larry Pittsley, Jane Webster, Cara Brenza, Walt Hollowell, Garth and Patty Schneider, Sondre Loberg, John Slenes, Scott Claunch, Marci Luders, Tom Wolicki, Gordon Self, James Jerger, Gil Merriman, Nick Arenella, Steve Marino, Rich Dunn, Jake Jacobsen, Ken Adams, Bob Richards, Dennis Wall
No Treasurer’s report or Minutes
Jerry Stoughton- out of town
Jane Webster- out of town for last meeting/ Who took the minutes?
Larry Pittsley and others are concerned about our relationship with Dirt Speed, Inc.. Charlie has started up a road racing association that allows street safety gear. Many members are concerned about safety for participants. Even though SWMS has no events scheduled at Sandia Speedway this season, the concern is someone will be injured without appropriate racing gear requirements, corner workers, and a general lack of safety measures. Some members may want to race in Albuquerque, but please be aware of the safety differences between organizations. Several members of SWMS have been contacted by Dirt Speed Inc. to see if they would be willing to volunteer at Sandia for tickets to watch racing. Racing at Sandia would now require SWMS to field a minimum of 45+ cars a day and an large increase in fees for the weekend. Many members do not want to participate at Sandia.
The annual banquet has been planned at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on January 31, 2016 in the Roxy Room. Walt Hollowell is managing the video entertainment; Jane Webster has arranged the banquet. Cocktails begin at 5pm in the Lobby Bar with the dinner to begin at 6pm. An awards ceremony will follow the dinner. The cost for members and guests is $35, volunteers who have worked four full days to receive their dinner as a guest of SWMS.
The 2016 schedule is now complete. Our thanks to Bob Lee and Sean Hearne for making the schedule happen. The new schedule is as follows:
- April 30-May1, Arroyo Seco (SWMS)
- May 28-29, Inde, Wilcox, AZ
- June 11-12, Pueblo, CO
- July 30-31, High Plains Raceway (RMVR)
- September 17-18, La Junta, CO (SWMS)
- October 22-23, Pikes Peak (RMVR)
The SWMS truck will be removed from Sandia Speedway. Steve Marino has volunteered to trailer it out and it will be stored by Ken Adams. It will be moved on January 23, 2016. Larry Pittsley will contact Dirt Speed, Inc. about the move.
SWMS will continue to meet at Fuddruckers in February. The next meeting is February 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm. If attendees plan to order supper, please order before the meeting begins. We will try to have the heat and sound controlled for the next meeting.
Respectfully submitted by Jane Webster, Secretary for the SWMS Board of Directors