Early February, Mahoning Valley Region canceled their race weekend, June 20-21, at Nelson Ledges, unable to reach an agreement with the New track management.
NEOHIO Region has made numerous attempts since October to communicate and secure a contract with Nelson Ledges management and owners for our Double Regional on May 2-3. On March 1 we finally received a contract for the Board to approve. The contract existed of 24 pages compared to previous ones with the track of four pages. Extensive review was done by the Board prior to our meeting on March 4. The timing of this contract was 10 days prior to us having to have our entry completed and approved by the NEOHIO Board, submitted to Divisional Stewards for review and approval, and submission to National office with our sanction request and fees to not incur late fees. Also this would leave us less than two months to promote the event. The Board, after reviewing the contract, voted unanimously to reject the contract as it was not in the best interest of NEOHIO and its members as a whole. Due to the lack of an acceptable contract and timing the Board also voted unanimously to cancel our May event.
NEOHIO will continue to work with Nelson in an attempt to get a contract that is agreeable to both parties for a possible future event. NEOHIO is also working with other tracks and Regions to coordinate an event later in 2015.
Anyone that wishes to discuss or review the contract should contact a NEOHIO Board member.
Jim Green, Regional Executive
Debbie LaFond, Competition Board Chair