Texas Region lost a long-standing member, ambassador, and friend last week. Sasha Lanz passed away from complications after suffering a heart attack. Sasha held a lifetime membership with the SCCA, first joining us in September of 1967. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Many of you know Sasha as our Asst Regional Executive for Road Rally for most of the 2000’s, but he was much more than that. He was very active in the management of TX Region and the Southwest Division, serving as Regional Executive, the Southwest Divisional Road Rally Chairman, a Road Rally Safety Steward and Safety Steward Instructor. In his role as ARE and from his seat on the National Road Rally board, Sasha helped build Road Rally programs in other Regions – offering his expertise and experience to new programs. In 2013 his dedication to the sport was recognized when the national Road Rally Board presented him with the Regional Road Rally Achievement Award. Additionally, he was awarded the Tony Predock award in 2016 for his efforts that were far above and beyond the call of duty at a Divisional level. Always quick with a smile and encouraging words, he was dedicated to making sure participants in his Rallies had a great time! Sasha will truly be missed.
Plans for a celebration of life are temporarily on hold until conditions are more favorable for large gatherings. We will post an update when it’s appropriate.