Greeting motorsport enthusiasts. Below is a brief summary of what is happening in and about CASC-OR this month. Hopefully by next month, we have an e-newsletter up and running, but for now…
LICENSING – Jennifer di Francesco, as well as Deb Johnson (on her off days from her new position) have been working away at issuing our 2022 licenses. As you may recall, Deb left CASC-OR in January for a new position elsewhere, but since then she has been putting in 6 to 8 hours a week in the evenings and on weekends processing license request for us. Jennifer has now been trained on licensing and the team has been processing licenses at a furious rate. Please continue to be patient. Thank you.
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR – Jennifer is settling in nicely – it is a steep learning curve to be sure - please join me in welcoming her to our community. Office hours will be posted, but they will also be extremely limited. The intent of the Board is to continue to move us to an on-line format for licenses and permits. The office voicemail is being checked regularly now and the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org still works. If you have some reason to go to the office in person make sure you book an appointment (or there may not be anyone there to see you!).
E-WAIVERS – this is BIG news this month. Our insurer has prohibited the use of paper waivers effective April 1. All waivers we use are to be in an electronic format going forward. This means for any club related or regional activity that you used to have to sign a paper waiver for last year, this year we will be using an electronic form.
To allow everyone to become familiar with how electronic waivers work we have set up a demonstration using an application called Speedwaiver. I encourage everyone to try it:
Each Division will have slightly different e-waiver procedures. I have summarized them below; you should expect to receive detailed instructions from your Division Directors soon with more specific information.
From the Division Directors
AUTOSLALOM (email@example.com) – Steven Day has received the event schedules for most of our AS clubs and will be posting a master calendar soon. Activities have already begun so check with your club to see which events are pending. The Regional Championship is confirmed for Aug 13-14 and will be hosted by St. Lac in Picton. A direct mailing with event details and registration information will be sent out soon.
Since there is no regional series in 2022 the clubs are selecting their own e-waiver applications. Most will use Speedwaiver. Just remember anyone that had to sign a paper waiver last year will have to complete an electronic waiver this year. No exceptions or the insurance coverage may be invalid. Non-competitors such as volunteers, passengers, crew, spectators, etc. do not require an MS Reg account in order to sign the waiver.
ICE RACING (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Brad Elkins announced the year end Ice Racing banquet will be held at 6 pm on April 23 at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club. Please contact Brad immediately if you still want tickets. Congrats to all of our Ice Racing community on a successful series.
We’ll release detailed information about e-waivers before the 2023 Ice Racing series.
KARTING (email@example.com) Robin Buck is still waiting for some of the clubs to provide their 2022 event schedules. He will post a master as soon as he is able to.
With no regional series in 2022 each local club will be choosing their own electronic waiver system. It sounds like most will be using Speedwaiver. Crew, family on site, even spectators will be required to complete an e-waiver. The clubs will let you know how to do this for their events.
RACE (firstname.lastname@example.org) Ray Arlauskas announced that registration is now open for the first event of the 2022 Regional Race Series. Here is the link to pre-register:
Race Division has set up a couple of different e-waivers for people to use. First there is an event e-waiver that should be used by all competitors when they pre-register. You are allowed to have up to 6 crew and 10 guests as part of your entry – they all have to complete an e-waiver. To facilitate this an annual e-waiver is being set up so they may complete the e-waiver in advance and simply show us their phone at registration when they check in to get their wristband. We’ll be sending a separate e-mail to the racing community for more details of how the e-waiver system will work.
Please note that CASC-OR is no longer providing free tickets to regional racing events. Each venue is setting their own spectator policies this year. The first event is at CTMP – spectators are welcome, but they will be charged an entry fee at the gate. If you have friends and family that want to attend, make sure you put them on your entry form as guests and have them check in through our registration.
TIME ATTACK (email@example.com) Kevin Wong reported the Open House last weekend went very well and the 2022 OTA Series was 37% sold out as of April 12. The OTA series uses motorsportreg for their registration system – the various contingency programs as well as their first couple of events are open. To preregister for the annual school follow this link:
Time Attack is also using Speedwaiver as its e-waiver system. Event specific waivers are embedded in their entry form and an annual e-waiver may be adopted for crew and guests. As with all of the other Divisions, if you signed a paper waiver in 2021 you must execute an e-waiver in 2022 in order to participate/attend any OTA events.
See you at the track! T