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So many places to race – so little time

by Alan Morris

There are some experiences that every track junkie has to experience in their lifetime, and this bucket list item is about Virginia International Raceway, a hallowed and memorial track set on the grassy manicured grounds that were originally an old Southern plantation in Virginia.

It starts with an email of interest sent to the North Carolina Region SCCA and a request for accommodation to participate in the May 6-7th event, which elicited a prompt response that I would be most welcome, and they could find a place to include me subject to having a current SCCA membership.

“Opie Goes Racing” is a SMASH HIT!!!

If you were at either of the last two NC Region events at VIR — the Spring Sprints Majors or The SARRC/MARRS Challenge — and DIDN’T see a screening of the new smash hit, “Opie Goes Racing”….well, what could you possibly have been doing that was more important?!? Anyway, here’s your chance for a private screening on your very own device! Just click and enjoy, “Opie Goes Racing”, courtesy of More Cowbell Productions.

Michelin to Sponsor “Michelin GT Challenge” at VIR

Global Technology Leader Becomes Title Sponsor for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race at VIR

Danville, Va. – April 19, 2016 – Michelin North America and VIRginia International Raceway today announced that Michelin will become the title sponsor for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the track’s largest race of the year. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race takes place as the culmination of a premier racing weekend at VIR, Aug. 26 to 28.

Do We Have any Super Salespeople in Our Region?

NC Region Members:

The North Carolina Region is embarking on a new program to advance our marketing efforts by selling advertising through our various digital, e-mail, and social media platforms.

We are in need of qualified advertising salespeople to assist us with these efforts. If necessary, we are willing to compensate productive individuals in this endeavor, either monetarily or through trade against entry fees, memberships, etc.

If you feel you have something to offer the Region and might be interested, please call or send an e-mail at your earliest convenience.

Thanks!

Sam Fouse, RE
NC Region, SCCA
(919) 422-4396 phone or text
ncr55re@gmail

Official Notice from VIR on Track Maintenance

To our valued Track Renters:

VIR will be performing track maintenance this summer, tentatively from June 29th – July 31st.  Those groups who have been issued Track Rental Agreements with VIR still have firm event dates.  Those with dates that are traditionally held during our tentative closure have been contacted.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our customers, and please be assured the course of action we are taking is to ensure that VIR maintains the high standards that our loyal customers expect and demand.

New Officers elected for NCR after running unopposed

Nominations for RE, Secretary and the two Member-at-Large positions (currently Held by Heather Powers and Blair Stitt) for terms beginning in 2016 were due by the end of the November Board meeting, Wednesday, November 18th. None of the Current office holders, Rex Deffenbaugh, Steve Rose, Heather and Blair, opted to run again. There was only one nomination received for each open office, Sam Fouse for RE, James Shanks for Secretary, Heather Clark and Morgan Mehler for Member-at-Large, so the Board accepted those nominations by acclamation, since there was no need to mail ballots and tabulate results. This will save the Region at least $375 in postage. The new officers will be installed at the annual meeting and awards dinner in Wilmington, at the Coastal Convention Center, Saturday, January 9, 2016.

NCR has 2 National Champions in Solo II

NCR congratulates Christina Peterson, champion in E Street Ladies, and Brittany “Nikki” Edwards, champion in F Street Prepared Ladies, for their achievement in the Solo National Championships at Lincoln, Nebraska, September 7-11, 2015. These two well-known competitors in our Region took top honors in those classes. But perhaps what’s even more amazing is that their two rivals, the runners-up who finished right behind them, are also Region members. Congratulations also to Jennifer Bedell in ESL and Jennifer Vance in FSPL for their fine showing as well. Details of their achievement can be found in the November issue of SportsCar (Vol. 73. No. 11) which should have been delivered to all members by this time.