General club news

Carolina Collector Car Fest

RALEIGH, NC (NCR-SCCA) – The North Carolina Region was well-represented at the Carolina Collector Car Fest held in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds over the weekend of November 11 – 13, 2011. Two members, Sam Fouse and Boz Marchi, graciously volunteered to display their cars, fresh from 1st place wins at the Goblins Go. Sam’s meticulously-prepared MX-3 was the hit of gear heads from all over, who marveled at the Dennis Shaw-built motor and the superb fabrication by Dan Robeson, both Triangle Chapter members. Boz Marchi’s lovely blue F500 attracted show-goers of all ages, quite literally from age five to seventy-five. The older gentleman even took notes. We may just see him at a future event!

The booth also featured in-car video provided by Mark Senior, displayed on a 32-inch LCD TV, provided by Boz. Trust me when I say that there is nothing like real in-car video from one of our racing events, complete with sound, to stop passers-by in their tracks. Of course, the bowl full of caramels and tootsie-rolls helped to get people to stop too, especially those with kids in tow.

Event Chairman Steve Keadle would like to thank all those volunteers who staffed the booth over the three-day weekend, especially those who took time off from work to do it. In addition to displaying their cars, our drivers Sam and Boz, also spent more than a few hours over the course of weekend talking to folks about racing with the SCCA. So did John Uftring, Pepe Stitt, RE Rex Deffenbaugh, David Spalding, Mark Senior, Member-at-Large Wayne Quick, Triangle Chapter Coordinator James Shanks, and Treasurer Steve Keadle himself.

Thanks to you all!

LIVE TIMING for the Bob Huff Memorial Charge of The Headlight Brigade – 13hr Enduro!

RALEIGH, NC (NCR-SCCA) – NCR SCCA will have live timing available for the 13hr Enduro at VIR this year. Please visit http://livetiming.net/scca/ncr/

This site can be accessed by any person on the internet on most any device (smart phones, ipods, ipads, laptops, etc)

*****ATTENTION WORKERS WHO WORKED THE CHARLOTTE EVENT*****

Anyone who worked the Charlotte event and did not receive either a motel room or gas money should contact Steve Keadle at stevekeadle@gmail.com before Nov 1, 2011.

Solo rule changes for 2012

TOPEKA, KS (SCCA) — A number of changes will take place for next year. Here are some of highlights:

  • Street Touring ECU rules updated; piggyback controllers allowed as long as they use the factory sensors and wiring.
  • More lenient catalytic converter rules from STX/STU apply to all of Street Touring.
  • STX/STU big brake allowance applies to all of street touring.
  • Street Touring will now be classified on performance potential – no more class hopping.
  • Street Touring FWD added for modern B and C class econoboxes which are burdened by modern safety requirements – expect to see Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Mazda2, and Ford Fiesta in their own class.
  • ASP becomes Super Street Prepared
  • Turbocharged, AWD cars become ASP and can run big boost
  • BSP retains NA 2WD cars like the M3, S2000, C4 Corvette and Boxster/944 S2
  • 2008-2009 Dodge Viper and 2012 911 GT3 are now eligible for Super Stock
  • Stock cars may now modify EITHER front OR rear swaybar, not just front sway bar – but only ONE
  • Divisionals are going away, replaced by National Tours; regions are encouraged to come up with their own local-flavor divisional championships.
  • In order to receive a trophy at Nationals, there must be a minimum of 3 competitors in the class

For more information visit SCCA Fasttrack News – December 2011

2011 North Carolina Autocross Championship

Highlands Sports Car Club is pleased to announce the 2011 North Carolina Autocross Championship. Presented this year by Mahle Motorsports, the NCAC is North Carolina’s premier autocross competition. This 2 day event is hosted each year by one of the five NCAC clubs (CCR-SCCA, NCR-SCCA, Triad Sports Car Club, Tarheel Sports Car Club, and Highland Sports Car Club). Hosting duties rotate between the clubs and this year Highlands will be the host.

Date: October 1 – 2, 2011

Location: zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC (across from Charlotte Motor Speedway)

Entry Fee: $65

For more information, please visit the HSCC website.

 

Dave Page

Checkered Flag – Dave Page

Dave Page

Very sad news. I received the following email from Vicki Wilson on Saturday, Aug 13:

Hello SCCA folks,
This is Vicki Wilson, former flagging and communications worker. Most of you know Dave Page who also flagged for many years. Dave passed away this morning at Duke Med Center following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are listed below and I am trying to help the family notify his many friends. I also sent an announcement to James Shanks asking him to notify folks. I have been in contact with Dwight and Chuck.

Thank you for spreading the word.

Vicki

vwilson5@triad.rr.com

The Funeral/Memorial Service will be held on  Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

St. Luke’s Episcopal
1737 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705

With a memorial reception following in Johnson Hall at St. Luke’s

If you can attend, it would be a great way to let Dave’s family see how well liked he was and how much he meant to us. If you can’t make it and would like to send a card, Dave is survived by his wife Jan,

4509 Cheshire Ct
Durham, NC  27705

Also received, was this note from Dave’s daughter:

Hi, this is David and Jan’s daughter.
An obituary will be in the News and Observer and the Herald Sun on Tuesday. We have stated that if one wishes to make a contribution in Dad’s name, to please do so to a charity of their choice.

Thank you,
Susanne Conway

NCR Returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway

CHARLOTTE, NC (NCR & CCR SCCA) – On Saturday, August 20, 2011 & Sunday, August 21, 2011, Central Carolina (CCR) & North Carolina (NCR) SCCA Regions present “Daylight Into Dark”, a double SARRC/CCPS race at Charlotte Motor Speedway! Click here for more info and registration links.

 

We’ll let you know what’s going on,You let us know what you think

Timberlake, NC (NCR SCCA) — After an extended period without much communication regarding Region business between the NC Region Board of Directors and the NCR membership — no newsletter for almost a year, no BoD meeting minutes and only sporadic Chapter and RE reports while the website was being upgraded — we now hope to rectify that situation by having all of the above posted here, on the NCR website.

In addition, we invite members to submit your own articles for posting here. Race experiences or any other NCR-related news that you care to share with the rest of us is always welcome.

Please send any submissions, questions, comments, complaints, kudos, concerns to the Web Content Editor, Bruce Dover at wbrudo@gmail.com.

T2 Ford Mustang Restrictor Plate

To give competitors adequate time to prepare, the CRB is making this announcement in advance of the publication of the June 2011 Fastrack.

The CRB has accepted the advisory committee recommendation, based on independent dyno testing, to require a 65mm flat plate restrictor for the T2 2011- 2012 Mustang GT.

Effective June 1, 2011, GCR section 9.1.10, T2, Ford Mustang GT 5.0L (2011- 12), add to Notes: “65mm flat plate restrictor required.”

Race Memo RM 11-04

Toyo R888 Temporarily Added to Spec Miata Eligibility

TOPEKA, KS (SCCA) – Sports Car Club of America’s Club Racing Board has approved the use of the Toyo Proxes R888 in addition to the Toyo Proxes RA1 for Spec Miata National competition effective immediately. The inclusion of the Proxes R888 is in response to limited quantities of the Proxes RA1 in the United States following the earthquake in Japan. 

In addition to the 205/50ZR 15 Toyo Proxes RA1, the 205/50ZR 15 Toyo Proxes R888 will be eligible beginning with races this weekend. While there is currently no end date for eligibility of the Proxes R888, SCCA has reiterated that only one tire will be eligible for use at the 2011 National Championship Runoffs. SCCA stated this in the May 2011 issue of Fastrack®, the official member notification newsletter. 

“Based on discussions with Toyo Tires this week, Proxes RA1 inventory levels are expected to return to normal by the end of June,” SCCA VP of Club Racing Terry Ozment said. “Neither Toyo nor SCCA want the supply issues from Japan to affect an SCCA racer’s ability to race, so we have elected to allow both tires until sufficient levels of the Proxes RA1 are back in the United States. 

“The CRB has determined that only one tire will be used at the Runoffs, with the Proxes RA1 being the preferred tire. However, if sufficient levels are not available, the Proxes R888 would be the second option. That determination will be made at a later date.” 

A formal Club Racing Memo was released today allowing both tires for the Spec Miata class until further notice.