LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 1, 2012) – Vegas Showgirls and a magician took the stage, but the stars of the opening day of the Sports Car Club of America Annual Convention at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas were the plans for the future.
Following the SCCA’s annual business meeting, President & CEO Jeff Dahnert took to the stage to outline the positive future of the Club and a number of new initiatives that will carry SCCA into the future.
“2012 is going to be a number of things,” Dahnert said. “It’s going to be busy. It’s going to be stressful at times, so let’s remember what everyone is going through. It’s going to be rewarding. It’s going to be a great year.”
Many of the initiatives have previously been announced, but Dahnert used the annual convention to expound on ideas in a face-to-face environment with leaders within the membership. Club Racing’s Majors program, designed to carry the road racing arm of the organization into the future, the reorganization of the Solo and Rally departments and a change in emphasis to the local programs, and some business initiatives designed to save costs for the Club’s Regions.
Angelo Trozzolo, President of Trozzolo Communications, spoke to those in attendance about a new branding initiative. The firm will work with SCCA to maximize the message, build awareness, and attract new members to the Club.
Dahnert also gave some insight to the upcoming Formula One races scheduled in the United States. SCCA corner workers will be utilized to put on the events, currently scheduled in both Austin and New Jersey in the coming months.
In the biggest change, SCCA announced a new schedule for the week-long SCCA National Championship Runoffs® at Road America. The new schedule condenses each individual class to a three or four day segment, with racing on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event week.
The SCCA National Convention at the South Point Hotel and Casino continues through Saturday’s SCCA Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be streamed live at 7:00 p.m. PST on SCCA.com.
More information on the SCCA Convention is available at SCCA.com/convention.