That stinks about the shoulder surgery. My dad and uncle both had it, but they were older (60+) when they had it and the recovery was long. Make sure you do exactly what the Doc and PT people tell you and you'll be in good shape in no time. The new SSC class is interesting. Hopefully it takes off and has a good amount of competitors. My biggest complaint about the SCCA set up is too many classes, and they just added a couple more this off season.