The March meeting of the Triangle Chapter was surprisingly well-attended despite it being just three days ahead of the first NCR racing event at VIR. Perhaps because no one has been out of town racing recently, ‘cause they were getting ready for our event, there was no in-car video to share, but the conversation was lively and spirited. We even had a couple of new faces join us, as well as a couple of guys from last time who came back. Returning new member Ric Cooley was there. He’s taking his newly-purchased Citation Formula Ford to Summit Point in two weeks for the driver’s school there, and he is looking for crew help. Any volunteers? And Brandon Miller was there as well, eagerly looking to attend his first racing event over the weekend. Member at Large Wayne Quick, who will be driving an IT-7 over the weekend, signed them up for his crew. Have a good time, guys! See you there!
The first meeting of the Triangle Chapter for 2013 was held at our favorite watering hole, the El Rodeo restaurant in the Townridge Shopping Center in Raleigh, where Pleasant Valley crosses Glenwood Avenue. As usual, the food and the service were excellent, as was the dinner hour entertainment. Member at Large Wayne Quick provided in-car video from the inaugural Eastern Conference Majors race (Double National) at Sebring the weekend of January 4th – 6th. We seldom see in-car video of Sebring here in the Triangle since it’s a long way to go, so it was a real treat to see that track from behind the wheel of Wayne’s GT3 Ford Probe. His wife Jean, ever the proud crew chief and spouse, was quick to point out that Wayne took a second place in one of the races there. Congratulations, Wayne! And thanks for sharing! By the way, some of the rest of us, Sam Fouse, Dan Robson and myself, were surprised to see that there’s now a large motel adjacent to the track and visible to the drivers. Guess it really has been “awhile” since we were there!
Hello from the West Chapter! 6:30 p.m. found us at Cooper Ale House enjoying drinks and ordering dinner.
Want to start by saying “CONGRATULATIONS to BUDDY MATTHEWS” he is the new West Chapter Coordinator. All 19 attending members voted to put Buddy in this important position. I really hate it that I won’t be writing these reports in the future, I think it was starting to come to me. But, not to worry, Buddy is very poetic and sure to write lively and informative reports.
Welcome, Linda and Wally Becker! Linda and Wally met us at the Greensboro Car show and we will see them at the track in March. Be sure to give them a warm NCRSCCA Welcome. And speaking about the show, you should have been there.
PRESENT: Rex Deffenbaugh, RE, Patricia Deffenbaugh, Ron Gentry, Steve Keadle, Jerry Pell, Buddy Matthews, James Shanks, John Lindquist, Annie Lindquist, Mark Senior, Wayne Quick, Clayton Condrey, John Uftring, Natasha Uftring and, via telephone for parts of the meeting, Sara Snider, Chris Severt and Heather Powers.
Summary of the Minutes of NCR-SCCA Monthly Board of Directors Meeting September 19, 2012
PRESENT: Rex Deffenbaugh, RE, Ron Gentry, Buddy Matthews, Jerry Pell, John Lindquist, Annie Lindquist, Ginny Condrey, Clayton Condrey, Wayne Quick, Neal Harrison Jr., James Shanks, Steve Keadle, Mark Senior, Steve Rose, Heather Powers and, via telephone conference call, Eric Danielson and joining later, Chris Severt.
Summary of the Minutes of NCR-SCCA Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
August 15, 2012
PRESENT: Rex Deffenbaugh, RE, Steve Keadle, Ron Gentry, Neal Harrison, Jr., John Lindquist, Jerry Pell, Buddy Matthews, Wayne Quick, James Shanks, Mark Senior, and, via telephone conference call, Sara Snider, Chris Severt and Heather Powers.