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Our club, the ChumpCar World Series, has seen much change since our inception in 2009.  We've seen growth and we've seen some setbacks.  Our staff and volunteers have been changing and evolving throughout the years, getting us to where we are at today.  One year ago, we saw probably the most significant change in our short history when our founder, John Condren, resigned from the club he created.  At that time, the remaining members of our board of directors appointed a replacement for Mr. Condren on the board and then created the position of Chief Operating Officer for me to handle the day-to-day operations. While I was never able to leave my old position of regional director (which is why you still see me at the track), as COO, the staff and I were able to implement many of the changes that you as members had been clamoring for in prior years.  Tech listened and simplified our swap rules.  Registration listened and made the check-in process faster.  And I listened and made everything we do as transparent as possible through our ChumpCast Live broadcast and Red Flag videos.  The staff and I truly believe the club we have today is stronger and better than the one we had one year ago.

It is on that note that I bring you another change.  ChumpCar's board of directors has served since July of 2014.  They accepted the responsibility of overseeing the well-being of the club for no pay and in their spare time.  The job became much more involved last summer with the exit of Mr. Condren and has consumed much of their time outside of their real jobs.  The board cares for this club, but they don't always share the same ideas for what the staff and I believe is best for us all.  While the board and I initially took things over from Mr. Condren with a common goal, the paths we were walking eventually were not the same.  As time went by, there were an increasing number of issues that the staff and the board did not agree upon.  Eventually the strain between both sides was too much, and I sent a letter to the board asking them to either terminate my involvement with ChumpCar or resign as members of the board of directors.

With the best interests of ChumpCar in mind, the board of directors resigned.  As of June 3rd, 2017, ChumpCar has a new board of directors consisting of:

Michael Chisek - President
Richard Waldrop - Secretary
Jerome Enger - Treasurer
Phillip McKinney
Bruce Mills

Most, if not all of you should know Phil and myself.  Richard is team captain of Brew Krewe Racing out of Georgia, as well as one of the hosts of our ChumpCast Live broadcast.  Jerome Enger is captain of the Schumacher Taxi Service Miata out of Colorado.  Bruce Mills is team captain of the Uncommon Friends Racing Datsun Z car in California.  Please stop by their pits at a race and introduce yourself.

The vision the staff and I have for this club is strong, and we are unified in our belief in it.  It is a vision that has been forged from the relationships we have created with all of you on pit road, race central, post-race impound, and the thousands of emails and phone calls received over the years.  This is your club and we are your stewards.  While we still have a board, and I am part of it now, we will be a club driven by all ChumpCar staff members listening to you and working together to bring our vision of the best endurance racing club in the country to every event we host

 

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This is VERY surprising to say the least.   There was a new Red Flag video today and nothing about this was mentioned at all.  Instead, an email was sent....  

 

 "The board cares for this club, but they don't always share the same ideas for what the staff and I believe is best for us all.  While the board and I initially took things over from Mr. Condren with a common goal, the paths we were walking eventually were not the same.  As time went by, there were an increasing number of issues that the staff and the board did not agree upon.  Eventually the strain between both sides was too much, and I sent a letter to the board asking them to either terminate my involvement with ChumpCar or resign as members of the board of directors."

 

I believe this needs to be explained to all with as much transparency as possible as we are all members of this club.  What was so different in the "paths" each were choosing?  What were the increasing number of issues?  

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1 hour ago, Ian Moone said:

 


Most, if not all of you should know Phil and myself.  Richard is team captain of Brew Krewe Racing out of Georgia, as well as one of the hosts of our ChumpCast Live broadcast.  Jerome Enger is captain of the Schumacher Taxi Service Miata out of Colorado.  Bruce Mills is team captain of the Uncommon Friends Racing Datsun Z car in California.  Please stop by their pits at a race and introduce yourself.

 

This is the important part of the message -- the Board are now not only Active, but Long-Service, Chumps.

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55 minutes ago, Snake said:

This is VERY surprising to say the least.   There was a new Red Flag video today and nothing about this was mentioned at all.  Instead, an email was sent....  

 

Who accesses the Red Flag videos from other places beside Facebook? Email is OR should be tied to everyone's CC account. Red Flag videos have been about upcoming events, not inter-workings of Chump.

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33 minutes ago, PNWZR1 said:

Will this bring racing back to the North West region?

 

If I had to guess, it would be the opposite. The board and western directors were usually the ones fighting to keep break-even or at-loss races on the schedule. There are two people on the board still from this half of the country, but I wouldn't be surprised if this means even fewer races in the West.

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I would be interested in knowing how the new board was chosen. For a club, there sure seems to be a lot that goes on without consulting the members first.

 

From the bylaws:

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Section 4.
Written Notice Required:Whenever members are required or permitted to take any action at a meeting, a written notice of the meeting shall be given to all members personally, by electronic transmission by the corporation to the e-mail address currently on-file, or by first-class, registered, or certified mail to the mailing address currently on-file. The notice shall specify the place, date, and hour of the meeting. For the annual meeting, the notice shall state the matters that the Board, at the time notice is given, intends to present for action by the members. For a special meeting, the notice shall state the nature of the business to be transacted and shall state that no other business may be transacted. The notice of any meeting at which Directors are to be elected shall include the names of all persons who are nominees when notice is given. An affidavit of the mailing of any notice of any members’ meeting, or of the giving of such notice by other means, may be executed by the Secretary, assistant Secretary, or any transfer agent of the corporation, and if so executed, shall be filed and maintained in the corporation’s minute book.
 
Section 5.
Notice of Certain Agenda Items: Approval by the members of any of the following proposals, other than by unanimous approval by those entitled to vote, is valid only if the notice or written waiver of notice states the nature of the proposal or proposals:
(1) Removing a Director without cause;
(2) Filling vacancies on the Board;
(3) Amending the articles of incorporation;
(4) Electing to wind up and dissolve the corporation

 

 

I would also like to thank the now-resigned members. Mikiel and Debs were the only two that I have met and talked to, but all of you did a great job and helped to move the club forward in the post-Condren times.

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1 hour ago, jakks said:

Who accesses the Red Flag videos from other places beside Facebook? Email is OR should be tied to everyone's CC account. Red Flag videos have been about upcoming events, not inter-workings of Chump.

All resources at your disposal should be used to deliver news like this imo.  I also believe the Red Flag videos are on Youtube.   

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1 hour ago, LAMR2 said:

I would also like to thank the now-resigned members. Mikiel and Debs were the only two that I have met and talked to, but all of you did a great job and helped to move the club forward in the post-Condren times.

 

I would like to also thank Mikiel and Bob Mink, who have both been active Chumps out West, even with the challenging schedule. They even have gone out of their way to put up their own $$$ to try to make West coast races possible. Some of the comments in this thread about "inactive" BOD members I don't agree with at all.

 

It seems to me that CCWS is heading towards an East Coast entity. Oh well, good luck guys...

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2 hours ago, Bill Strong said:

The email was only sent to current 2017 members.

Funny thing about this is I'm running at NCM, but for some reason I didn't get the NCM e-mail from Mr. Chisek.  So I sent him an e-mail this morning to find out why.  He promptly responded saying that it might have gone to SPAM or maybe I unsubscribed.  I told him it wasn't in my SPAM folder and I wouldn't have unsubscribed on purpose.  So he checked and turns out I was unsubscribed.  He resubscribed me and 4 hours later I got this e-mail.  

 

He's always been responsive and does a great job handling issues during races.  I was surprised by this change, but Chisek has my full support.

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Certainly the now departed Board members deserve a big thank you for all they put into our club.  I agree with the previous comments that a bit more detail on those diverging paths and the lack of member involvement in the new Board member selections would be nice.  The new crew definitely is a strong group of folks.

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email posted here.  https://chumpcar.com/bod.php

https://chumpcar.com/pdf/communications/BODresignation.pdf

as said in the email. any questions or comments, email Mike at Michael.Chisek@chumpcar.com

 

We are going to try and make the west, bigger, better and louder. But we need your help by signing up for the races that we have now.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Ron_e said:

 

Shall we assume that Vegas will now be cancelled?

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and I am planning on going to Vegas..  Full ChumpCast Live weekend show. hopefully with show girls.

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4 hours ago, PNWZR1 said:

Will this bring racing back to the North West region?

 

it ain't so bad out here. :)

 

 

51 minutes ago, Bill Strong said:

We are going to try and make the west, bigger, better and louder.

 

 

For a while there I thought I was doing a pretty solid job of being loud.  :P

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27 minutes ago, Ham Sammich said:

 

it ain't so bad out here. :)

 

 

 

For a while there I thought I was doing a pretty solid job of being loud.  :P

I do seem to recall you stirring the pot a few times...LOL

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Wow ,   I knew there was friction between board and staff but wow .   I am sure we are in the best hands now and am glad things landed the way they did .  We as a club are lucky to have  leadership that will put it all on the line , Mike and Andrea have put there guts in this thing for years .  Chumpcar is on the right track now .... and I as as a member will do all I can to help ..  wow ..

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