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Full Text of HR0862  102nd General Assembly

HR0862 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to recognize the Chicago Region SCCA
4(Sports Car Club of America) on its 75th anniversary; and
 
5    WHEREAS, The Chicago Region SCCA began in the late fall of
61948 with Fred Wacker serving as the first Regional Executive;
7and
 
8    WHEREAS, The Chicago Region SCCA members wanted to hold
9road racing events similar to those being held on the east
10coast, and in 1950, the original Elkhart Lake race was held on
11roads just north of the lake and northwest of town; and
 
12    WHEREAS, Due to the success of the Elkhart Lake races,
13there was considerable enthusiasm for a closed course road
14race circuit on a gravelly hillside site on the outskirts of
15town; with help and assistance from the Chicago Region SCCA,
16Road America, the first permanent road racing course in the
17United States, was completed just in time for the Chicago
18Region to conduct an SCCA national race on September 9, 1955;
19in June of 1956, a second national race was held, the first
20ever Chicago Region June Sprints; the June Sprints have been
21held consecutively at Road America every year since; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, The partnership between the Chicago Region SCCA
2and Road America remains strong; the SCCA still sanctions two
3amateur road races a year at Road America, and SCCA members
4also staff corner stations and key positions at pro-racing
5events such as IndyCar, IMSA, and NASCAR road races; and
 
6    WHEREAS, The Chicago Region SCCA currently has 1,364
7members and hosts many other motorsports-related events; in
8addition to four road racing events each year at three
9different road racing venues, it conducts eight Autocross
10(Solo) events, seven Track Day events, and several social
11functions; therefore, be it
 
12    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
13HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
14we recognize the Chicago Region SCCA (Sports Car Club of
15America) on its 75th anniversary and wish them many more
16wonderful years; and be it further
 
17    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18presented to the Chicago Region SCCA as a symbol of our respect
19and esteem.