F&C Newsletter – Easter 2013

North Carolina Region SCCA F&C

March XX, 2013

So the 2013 Race Season is barreling forward. The 24 Hours of Daytona, The 12-Hours of Sebring, St. Pete’s (which many of your fellow flaggers helped staff…stay tuned for pictures) and our local March Memories have come and gone. Time to start (finish?) planning for the upcoming Double National at our own VIR.

BFGoodrich Tires VIR Super Tour: Oak Tree Double National

April 19th – April 21st

Unlike most of our events held on Saturdays and Sundays, this time there’s an extra day to come out and play (and receive a $35 punch). Be part of the Friday crew. Plan this now as for most of you this will include taking time off from the job that pays the bills. The linked schedule below will aid you in making your plans.

Event Schedule

As part of our Easter special we’re hiding the flag meeting.  No, not really.  But we are expecting a large turn-out of cars for this event so we have moved the flag meeting to the south paddock.  This will ease congestion for everyone.  If you’re staying at worker camping them you’ll really have it made.  Just make sure you cinch up your robe before you wander over to the flag meeting.

All 3 days the flag meeting will be at 7:15 followed by a full day of exciting national class racing.  We’re expecting large fields so sign up now and be there !

If you stay logged in to MotorsportReg you ought to be able to click this link and see the driver and worker registration list.

New Registration Location

Here is a PDF map showing the location of our new registration site.

Registration will be open:
Thursday 5pm – 9pm
Friday 7am – Noon
Saturday 7am – Noon
Sunday 7am – 11am

You have to have SCCA credentials to participate.  If you arrive before registration opens, you can enter VIR for free if your name is on the gate list.  Then you can get your credentials when registration opens.

Get your name on the list by signing up on line 🙂

If you have any questions, contact your favorite flag chief by emailing – 
NCR Flag Chiefs Association [email protected]

Stewards Corner

Want to push someone’s button?

VIR has made it clear, this year we have to make the drivers stay on the track. They don’t want driver’s short-cutting turns and they’re pretty emphatic about it. In fact our Board of Directors agreed to put the kibosh on short-cutting any turn. My notes from our meeting back in December were clear, any driver who even puts 2-wheels off at turns 6 or 8 will ‘Meet the Stewards’ for remedial driving instruction. A second offense and you can watch them load-up and head-out for their next event.

We still want you to hold your call if a car slides off or spins off and continues without contacting another car, the barriers, or otherwise causing trouble.  We still need to keep the net clear for emergencies.

Call all the controlled offs guys and gals! No hesitation, no second thought or “next time”. We’ve changed the mindset of our Stewards and they’ll enforce the instructions from VIR Track Management!  So push that button and make that call.  Easy as…  “Control station six no-flag (wait for Control to answer) Car five-five short-cut turn driver’s left.”

Push the button and make the calls. Keep those drivers on course…

Steve Keadle, Steward
NCR SCCA

 

NCR SCCA 2013 Race Schedule

Mark Your Calendar!

Oak Tree Double National – April 19-21

Double SARRC/MARRS – May 11-12

Goblins Go – October 19-20

Charge of the Headlight Brigade – October 25-26

Sincerely,

Your Favorite Flag Chiefs

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