Entries by racestarter

A Long Day at VIR and A Necessary Decision

It’s now 24 hours since I first arrived at VIR around 7:00PM Thursday evening. I’m now back home, the trailer is just now unloaded and parked. I want to run down the past day’s events while they are still fresh in my mind (and awake), because it went by in a blur. Last evening about […]

Goblins Go cancelled

Fellow competitors and volunteers: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen flooding of the Dan River, our Goblin’s Go event has been cancelled by VIR management. The river is out of its banks and is up to the edge of and around turn one and is not predicted to subside for the next 24 hours. Although the track […]

Updating the Bylaws

A ballot will be mailed to you soon! A lot has changed since the last time our North Carolina Region Bylaws were updated in 2002. New technology has made some of our practices, like the use of paper ballots for our elections, seem quaint and old-fashioned at best, cumbersome and expensive at worst. There are […]

My 1000th Facebook Friend

by Eric Danielsen I don’t know whether to file this under “It’s a Small Racing World After All” or “Le Mans Magic,” maybe you can help me. Tuesday, June 19th, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris France – While waiting to board American Airlines flight 0787 which was delayed 45 minutes, a man approached me inquiring […]

Board of Directors Meeting

by Bob Brookfield Have you ever attended a NCR Board of Directors meeting? Well I have. On March 20 Sara and I made the long haul from up here in Wardensville, WV (you could look it up on a map) so I could sit in on a BOD meeting. I was a member of DC […]

GUTBUSTERS

by Bob Brookfield Back in the mid-90s when I was a member of the DC Region I began writing a column about places to dine in the area around Summit Point. That was at a time when the region did not provide a dinner for the workers etal and we went out to Charles Town […]

VIRginia International Raceway Named 2019 Runoffs Venue

TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 24, 2018) — The Sports Car Club of America® has officially announced the 2019 SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® will be held October 8-13 at beautiful VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Virginia. This will be the very first time the Runoffs has been held at the sprawling venue located near the border […]

2017 NCR Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Recap

It was awesome! Well over a hundred members of the North Carolina Region braved the cold to attend the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner for 2017, held at the Vailtree Event & Conference Center in Graham, North Carolina. This excellent venue was made even more special by the addition of more classic and high-performance vehicles than […]

NC Region’s New Permanent Home at VIR

At some point early-on after VIR reopened, almost twenty years ago, our F&C team was granted permission to use what became known as the “Flag Shack”. It’s the building back in the corner of the paddock as far from the tech shed as you can get. I believe it also serves as a utility pump […]