RALEIGH, NC – (NCRSCCA) – The Triangle Chapter meeting for July was held a week late, on July 11, 2012, to allow folks to spend the Independence Day holiday with their families. It was unusual too in another way – we had it downstairs at El Rodeo in the back meeting room rather than upstairs, as is our custom. It seems that many of the El Rodeo staff had some time off and it was easier for them to accommodate us without having to climb the stairs. The back meeting room was smaller, but adequate enough, since it now has a big screen TV. We were entertained before dinner with in-car video from Mark Senior at VIR. This video was really unique because it was captured with a backward-facing camera. Mark recently added that to his video set-up to compliment the usual forward-facing unit, and this was the unedited footage from the rear as he raced his Spec Miata at the Double SARRC/Double MARRS. It was pretty cool to see cars suddenly slide backwards into view as Mark passed them. You could see their drivers frantically trying to keep up but inevitably fall behind. And we had lots of fun trying to guess his position on the track while looking backward at the last corner station he had just passed. What a hoot!
Greensboro, NC – (NCRSCCA) – Hey, Welcome from the West Chapter NCRSCCA. June 5th found 14 die hard racing fans at Coopers Ale House for cool drinks and good food. At the BOD meeting this number may grow, we watched a brief video of the Saturday qualifying for the May event.
RALEIGH, NC – (NCRSCCA) – The June meeting of the Triangle Chapter was held at El Rodeo in Raleigh on Wednesday June 6th, the 68th anniversary of the Normandy invasion of WWII. We didn’t celebrate that so much, though some of us quietly observed it, as we did the first Regional race by rookie Blair Deffenbaugh. Mark Senior had Blair’s in-car video on his computer and he hooked that up to the big screen in the El Rodeo upstairs lounge. Blair didn’t do badly for his first time out – he finished where he started, didn’t mess up, and didn’t hit anybody – though we did see his IT-7 get passed by a couple of Miatas, most notably Mark Senior’s! Good job, Blair!
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.