What is Race Services, Inc.?

We're an organization of volunteers committed to promoting the cause of road racing enthusiasts, and promoting Watkins Glen International as a leader in road racing.

We make up the safety team, while providing support with Course Marshals; Flagging and Communications; Fire-Rescue; Grid; Paddock; Pits; Race Medical; Start-Finish; Training Coordinator; and Worker Support.

The benefits of working as a team include the friendships you gain with other racing followers that enjoy the sport as much as you do! Campsites are available for the volunteer workers; at the day’s end you can share food, laughter, and campfires! You will soon become FRAMILY! Guest passes are an additional benefit to volunteers.

Want to share your excitement of racing – come on down and join our team that supports Watkins Glen International!

Services for Our Own Ronnie...
Ronnie, you will be missed more than you'll ever know...we love you.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10am Monday. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning.

Memorial donations may be made in Ronnie's name at your local SPCA.

This years get together will be held Friday February 5 2016 with checkout being Sunday February 7 2016 at the Auburn Finger Lakes Holiday Inn located at 75 North Street, Auburn NY

We are going to be gathering together for dinner at the hotel restaurant at around 7pm to have dinner together. The other usual events will be Saturday during the day (matchbox car race, coloring contest etc)

They will be holding a block of 10 rooms for us to start

You can make reservations online, (click here) MAKE SURE THE GROUP CODE SAYS "RSI"

You can also call the central reservations department as well to reserve a room. Just reference the group "RSI" and the dates of 2/5/2016 thru checkout on 2/7/2016 The number to call is 1-800-957-8654.

Hope to see you then!!!!

As always, newsletter for October is in the Members only area...

Announcements and upcoming year information
IMPORTANT: It will be time to appoint Specialty Chiefs for the upcoming season soon. Chris is looking for your help. In an ideal world, it is up to the team to elect their leader. Specialty Chiefs are not setup that way, but you can still have your voice heard. Please send Chris the name of 1 or 2 people (can be yourself) that you feel would be a good leader for your specialty in 2016. This is not a vote, not official, and open to the discretion of myself and the BOD. Your response will be kept confidential.

NASCAR Summit / SCCA Convention

At the Annual Meeting, the membership approved reimbursing members/couples (Limited availability on slots) to attend either the NASCAR Summit or an SCCA Convention. If you are interested, you must submit your intention to the BOD for approval. If approved, you will be reimbursed up to $300.00 for your expenses. You must turn in receipts to the treasurer for reimbursement.

The NASCAR Summit is January 10 - 12, 2016 in Concord, NC. www.nascarsummit.com

The SCCA National Convention is January 21 - 23, 2016 Las Vagas, NV. https://www.scca.com/articles/1996422-jackpot-scca-national-convention-to-return-to-vegas

You can also attend a Regional SCCA Convention.

Important 2016 Dates (Tentative and Subject to Change)

April 9 - 10 MSS 28
April 16 - 17 Opening Weekend / MSS Continued
May 27 - 29 ChumpCar
June 24 - 26 SCCA Majors Super Tour
June 30 - July 3 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen (IMSA)
July 15 - 17 Finger Lakes Wine Fest
August 4 - 8 The Whoever Pays the Most 355 at The Glen (NASCAR)
August 26 - 28 Concert
September 7 - 11 US Vintage Grand Prix

These are just some of the larger events, we'll of course be on track just about every weekend through early November.

Thank you again for a great season and I look forward to an exciting 2016. Have a safe and happy Holiday Season.

Election Results
Election Results:

President: Christopher Murgia
1st Vice President: Robert Schorr
2nd Vice President: Jan Turzanski
Treasurer: Terry Bowdren
Secretary: Cheryl Wilbur

Board of Directors:

John Bush and Terry Lush were reelected to the Board of Directors for 3 year terms.

Chairman John Bush
Ron Wood
Ellen Murgia
James Wilbur
Terry Lush
Mark Shaw

RSI 2015 Application Uploaded
The new 2015 RSI application is now available in the Members Only area. Document title is "RSI _2015_application.docx"

Uploads to Members Only Area
Happy End of Season Everyone!

A couple of updates:
Uploaded June and July Pursuit Newsletter for your reading pleasure.

Also have uploaded the membership meeting minutes for June and July.

Some additional updates per the Pres:
I am sure more details will follow through the normal channels.

RSI shirts with WGI track outline for sale
Ordering for shirts/sweatshirts is underway! Hoping to upload a picture soon, but for now, know that the shirts say RSI with the WGI track outline.

Form is available in the members only area with the name of "WGI_Order_Form_2015_alt.pdf"

Note: If you want your order for NASCAR weekend, orders MUST be in by Wine fest weekend, money included.

Shirt Examples

Golf Cart Forms
If you are a golf cart driver, please fill out the form in the members only area called "ISC_Acknowledgment_Form_2015.docx" and get it back to your chief ASAP

RSI Classifieds
New Classifieds document in the Members Only area!

Check it out!

MSS Flyer
Come and enjoy with us!

NASCAR Online Training Procedure
Please find procedures for NASCAR online training located in the members only area.

Document name is: How_to_Set_Up_a_NASCAR_Online_Service_training_Account_3-19-15.pdf

Race Services, Inc. (RSI), PO Box 84, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 ~ E-mail