With the New England Hillclimb Association (NEHA... pronounced Knee-Yaw or if you're going really fast it is Neeeee-Yaaawww) there are hillclimbs hosted by the three clubs: SCCV, SCCNH, and KSCC.
Events by club:
Burke 2 (potentially)
Philo... and it is the last event of the year.
NEHA rules and regulations are posted here: http://www.hillclimb.org/rulesregs.html
The "Regulations" state:
If there are 5–6 events, then the worst event for each driver will be dropped.
If there are 7 or more events, then the worst two events for each driver will be dropped
With Burke 2 there are 7 events, with just one Burke there are 6 events. It makes a difference.
So, what is the ISSUE?
Attendance at Philo is low, especially in the last few years. Yes, the last few years has seen a decline at all the hills, perhaps due to the economy, gas prices, etc.
What can we do to get the numbers up at Philo?
Some ideas that were presented at the last few meetings (brain storming):
- Paid run in extra FAM (practice run) by spectators (this is actually an idea to raise money, but we have concerns about the insurance implications)
- The official number of runs for the results at a hillclimb is multiplied by the person's normal points for the event... this means a hill (like Philo) that has more runs has the potential to count for more points
- Ability to enter for just Sat or Sun (idea is to bring people to the event that just want to drive one day)
- Discount for 1st timers
- Discount for 1st timers plus free SCCV membership
- Better promotion of the event
- Philo counts for double points
- Philo is counted as two events (one on Sat and one on Sun... able to enter just one day)
- Must drive at least one event from each of the three clubs to qualify for the series points
Post up your ideas... often times the simplest solution is the best!