Cape Fear Chapter Report – April 2014

The Cape Fear Chapter held their April meeting on April 1st at Elizabeth’s Pizza off Market Street. As usual we are always greeted with a warm reception and great food by the staff of Elizabeth’s. We had a small crowd of 11 members present for the meeting.

The meeting opened up with a welcome from John Byers, CFC Coordinator and NCR Solo Chair. We discussed all the upcoming events that are fast approaching the Cape Fear area during the months of April and May with Cape Fear members participating:

April 5 – Cars & Coffee @ Chili’s

April 26-27 – Jim Stark Memorial Double SARRC-Concurrent Double SECS @ Roebling

May 3 – Cars & Coffee SCCA Day: all the Cape Fear area race cars and autox cars will be there promoting SCCA and upcoming events.

May 10, 2014 – May 11, 2014 Double SARRC-MARRS with Double TCPS/single SECS

May 18 – Solo Points Event #2 @ CFCC Blackwater site

Following upcoming events we discussed the “Right Boot Camp” Novice School that was held March 29th at Cherry Point MCAS. We had 37 students present and 12 instructors. Even with the bad weather we had a very successful school and learned quite a bit about the new procedures we put into place to improve over the 2013 Novice School.

Next up on the agenda was discussion about our March 30th Stallings Memorial Points Event #1 Autocross that was held at Cherry Point MCAS. We had approximately 130 competitors and got 6 runs in on a 50 second course. We had a few trials and tribulations with timing and scoring issues but we banded together and showed why the NCR Solo staff is the best around! Many Kudo’s to the way our team works together to ensure a great event is put on.

Last on the agenda were concerns about replacing aging equipment and purchasing new equipment to meet the demands of our ever growing Solo program. Many great ideas were presented and will be thrown around during the next month to bring up at the May meeting. With a month and a half between events we will all be sure to shake the rust loose and get ready for points event #2!

As always, great food and fellowship made for a wonderful evening shared by many friends in the Cape Fear Chapter. It’s these common bonds and friendships that drive me to work as hard as I can for this Club, thanks for being the best around CFC!

John Byers
Cape Fear Chapter Coordinator
NCR Solo Chair