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13 Hour Videos & Pics

Check out these videos from the 13 Hour “Charge of the Headlight Brigade…

First is this video of Pam Thompson splitting the grid that Eric Danielsen posted on You Tube,

Justin Deffenbaugh posted this time lapsed video of the pits at the 13 Hour

Also, here’s a link to some pics that Pete Romanowski sent. That’s one awesome sunset over Turn 17 from the Start stand! Click here.

Great work guys! Thanks!

13 Hour Tailgate Party was a Huge Success…and the Race Wasn’t Bad Either!

ALTON, VA – (NCRSCCA) –Wow! The Region’s Thirteen-hour Tailgate Party and Cooking Contest was an unqualified success!  There were participants from all over – New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Texas, and even the Netherlands!  Yes, our party at VIR was a must-attend stopover on the international scene. And the food was fabulous!  I was on Station 17 all day with RE Rex Deffenbaugh and various volunteers from the racing teams. Racing Teams?  Oh yeah, I need to mention the “Charge of the Headlight Brigade” enduro we had as entertainment.  That made this the best tailgate party ever!

F&C Newsletter – October 24, 2012

North Carolina Region SCCA F&C


Online registration for this weekend closes Wednesday the 24th…TODAY! Get busy if you haven’t already done so. Otherwise email the flag chiefs to get your name on the list at the gate to avoid potential hassle(s).

Registration is still online at Motorsportreg.

NCR Worker Incentive Program information and redemption form. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Seriously. You really, REALLY don’t wanna miss out on the deadline of November 30th for “reimbursement.” Print out the form, fill it out, stuff an envelope with this & some receipts & get that sucker in the mail!

Bob Huff Charge of the Headlight Brigade 13-Hour

VIR – October 26-27, 2012

For those of you who have registered already, or have emailed your friendly flag chiefs, here’s some important information (besides the worker gifts are quite awesome really)…

Remembering David Page

ALTON, VA – (NCRSCCA) – At the Goblin’s Go event at VIR , the volunteers had a small memorial for our departed friend  David “Santa” Page who left us in 2011.  His wife Jan had donated David’s worker gear to us and we held a raffle for it. Richard Mosely won David’s orange vest and a pair of orange gloves; Jean Quick walked away with his white zippered sweatshirt, bucket hat, and whistle, Chris Sigmon won David’s MG shop apron, work gloves, and green vest; and Grid Chief Johnny Dunbar got the grand prize, David’s Radio Shack scanner.  And Race Chair/Flag Chief Eric Danielsen got a new pair of orange gloves to replace the ones he had given away to a new volunteer that morning.  We cheered David’s memory and thanked him posthumously for the stuff.  We miss you David!

F&C Newsletter – October 15, 2012

North Carolina Region SCCA F&C

The Next 2 Weekends

You saw the last newsletter. This one has no bad news. OK, maybe, depending on if you’re a Flag Chief chomping at the bit for workers or a worker who can’t make one of the events and will be missing out on all the cool worker gifts and stuff. But not near as bad as last time. So don’t just look at this one…READ it.


Registration is still online at Motorsportreg

NCR Worker Incentive Program information and redemption form. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Seriously. You really, REALLY don’t wanna miss out on the deadline of November 30th for “reimbursement.” Print out the form, fill it out, stuff an envelope with this & some receipts & get that sucker in the mail!

Make SUUUURE to check the weather forecast for the events you are working. Especially the 13-Hour. Anyone who has previously worked one will tell you that when the forecast says “chilly,” when the sun goes down it’s down right COLD. Prepare accordingly.

F&C Newsletter – October 3, 2012

North Carolina Region SCCA F&C

The Month We Have All Been Waiting For

Have you felt the chill in the air? Have you noticed the foliage changing colors? Summer is officially over (for anyone who no longers gets a “summer break” to designate such). Time for cider, pumpkin spice everything, spooks & more race events in our own region.

There have been some exciting race events since last we converged at VIR and there are more to come.

In your spare time check out the following handy dandy links:

Our Condolences to Chuck Hines

The members of the North Carolina Region express our sincere condolences to fellow member and accomplished racer Chuck Hines on the sudden passing of his mother, Emogene Lucille Hines.  Mrs. Hines, of Cameron, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Services will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Hillmon Grove Church in Cameron followed by burial in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at a visitation at the Adcock Funeral Home & Crematory in Spring Lake, North Carolina, adjacent to Fort Bragg and Pope Army Air Base, on Monday, October 1, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Phil Hennrich Update

Phil HennrichUPDATE (10/11/12): Phil’s old race cars and trailers are for sale here.

RALEIGH, NC – (NCRSCCA) – “Hey! Where’s ‘Radio Phil?’” is a question we’ve been hearing at VIR since the 13-hour enduro of last October.  Well, Phil Hennrich, also known as “Mr. Equipment” is alive and well at the Wake Assisted Living facility in Raleigh.  A 38-year veteran of this club and long-time volunteer, Phil wore a variety of hats over the years, including Solo Safety Steward, Rally Steward, Club Treasurer, and competition driver, as well as F&C and radio tech (yes, Carolina, he has an SCCA license in that specialty too!).  And, if I am not mistaken, he may still hold the SCCA class record in GT3 on the VIR Grand Course in his Pinto.

Need Some Additional Track Time at VIR? Read on…

THSCC HPDE & Time Trial SeriesRALEIGH, NC — (NCRSCCA) — The Tar Heel Sports Car Club (THSCC) has announced that they are adding a “test and tune” group to their April 7-8 HPDE/TT at VIR (see below). This is a big plus for our folks as it means that SCCA racers with competition licenses and logbooks who are looking for some track time to tweak their cars or their driving skills, can now participate. They also note that their student run groups are only about half full right now, so there is still lots of room for those who want to do the school. (Thanks to Mark Senior for this “heads up”!)