BY KEITH DANA, CHIEF OF AUTOCROSS
The 2020 autocross season was a success because of you. We cancelled our driving school. We rescheduled the season twice. We anguished over Covid guidelines. We braced ourselves for low turnout.
You showed up! The first event sold out!
Instead of a school and 7 events scheduled from the 1st of May until late September, we got started in mid-June. We managed to squeeze 6 events, plus the women’s only event, into the shortened season. Events were on 2 or 3 week centers, instead of 3 or 4.
You showed up. It was great to see you all out on the tarmac.
The Autocross Chiefs did an outstanding job this season. We had fast, challenging, and fun courses. The events ran smoothly. We got a lot of runs. You contributed, as every participant at our events has a job, and has a part in the event’s success.
We saw some outstanding driving this season. There were some fast runs. I want to give a shout out to Caleb Levonas in BMW E-class for the best average PAX. 10,000 is perfect, and Caleb’s best 4 average was 9941!
You showed up.
I apologize for my lack of communication since the last event. I lost momentum after the season ended.
I tried to keep the momentum up, but Covid knocked the wind out of my sails. I started to organize the annual Autocross Awards Banquet, but BMW CCA National sent out updated Covid Guidelines. I had to agree with the RMC Board that there was no way to hold a dinner party that complied with those guidelines. All season we said that your health and safety was #1, so there was no sense in arguing. Momentum was sucked away.
You showed up.
We ordered trophies for the season’s class podium finishers before the season ended. They promised that the trophies would show up long ago. We will mail the trophies to you.
In the absence of an awards ceremony, below is the list of season podium finishers in each class. All these people attended at least 4 events, and were ranked based on their best 4 events based on PAX ratings. Please do what you can to congratulate your grid neighbors and friends that made the list below. You can see the full list of results via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19HzwU2lk_1bwMm5K5WBnxsDCJVLs6BZO/view.
Congratulations on a great 2020 Autocross Season. Cheers to a better 2021 Autocross Season!
Looking forward to seeing you on the tarmac next season,
Photos by Fox Chung.