F&C Newsletter – April 28, 2013

North Carolina Region SCCA F&C

April 28, 2013

We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who came out for the Oak Tree Double National. We had a couple of long days, but they were filled with some great racing. Except for a little bit of weather on Friday afternoon, it was a fantastic weekend. Thank you all for coming out to join us and help make it a great weekend.

I’d like to thank our Race Chair, Sara Snider, for hijacking the shrimp boat on her way to the track. Yet another tasty treat!

Now, on to the next race! Quickly approaching is the SARRC/MARRS Challenge, May 11 & 12 at VIR. This is a Double Regional with 2 Regions, so I guess that makes it a quadruple. That’s a lot of racing to pack into two days and you don’t want to miss it. If you have any turn requests, just add them to the remarks when you register.

As usual, on line registration is through MotorsportReg. We’ll have the usual accouterments – continental breakfast ( coffee, hot chocolate, sweet rolls, fruit, and such ) on both days, lunch on both days, including the hot lunch buffet on Sunday, and the Saturday night social.

If you plan to camp in Worker Camping, select that option on the pre-registration form, as camping passes and electrical hookup bands are limited.

We’re making plans to work some out-of-Region events too. If you are interested in going, let us know. First of all is the Memorial Day race at CMP. Check the CCR web site for details. CCRSCCA.COM

We’re also looking into getting groups together for the Baltimore GP and the Run-Offs. Let us know if you are interested.

Remember – sign up now for the SARRC/MARRS Challenge, May 11th & 12th.

Your Favorite Flag Chief

Thank You NCR!

Thank you from Majors Series Administrator to NCR

To: Sara Snider, Race Chair
Sent: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:49 pm
Subject: B.F.Goodrich Tires Super Tour


On behalf of the Majors Team, I’d like to thank the North Carolina Region for hosting rounds five and six of the Eastern Conference of the U.S. Majors Tour.  The event delivered above our expectations, largely due to the efforts of the North Carolina Region personnel and I want you to know how much it was appreciated.

I want to thank you for all your pre-event work which made my arrival at VIR go so smoothly as well as all your support during the weekend.  I also want to thank you for recruiting Sandy Sisk to help me at Victory Circle.  She is a natural and was a huge help.  I really enjoyed meeting her and spending the weekend with her.   Having Patty and Dawn take the iPad Mini around to get folks to do the survey was great.

As always Ginny was so nice to work with.  She was on top of getting information about schedule changes out to everyone which was greatly appreciated by the competitors.

Thanks to Anna and her team for doing their typical outstanding job.  It was great to have results in hand before we had competitors in Impound.  Anna also made sure that Reece and I had the files we needed.  Having Victory Circle right at Tech worked really well and the Tech team was on top of controlling the traffic in Impound and did a great job handling the Impound All.

Rex…it was nice to meet you and work with you and I want to thank you again for taking me around the track in a really nice Porsche.

I sure hope I haven’t left anyone out and wanted to share how nice and welcoming everyone from the Region was.  I hope you’ll share my thanks with the team.

We would appreciate receiving constructive feedback from your team about what you think worked and what can be done better.  We hope that the experience has proven worthwhile to North Carolina Region and that you will want to participate in the program again in 2014.



Gayle S. Lorenz
Majors Series Administrator
Eastern Conference
SCCA Club Racing

F&C Newsletter – April 11, 2013

North Carolina Region SCCA F&C

April 11, 2013

Pre-registration for the BFGoodrich Tires VIR Super Tour — Oak Tree Double National April 19-21, 2013 is still open.

Workers who sign up before noon Wednesday April 17, 2013 will have their names on the gate list and will be able to enter the facility if they arrive before Registration opens.  Sign up now on MSR if you have not already.  Pre-registration for the BFGoodrich Tires VIR Super Tour — Oak Tree Double National

Be sure to email Sara Sniderssnider30@aol.com, by April 13, 2013 if you choose to exchange your worker credits for a half of a hotel room.  Don’t delay, rooms are limited.

If you plan to camp in Worker Camping, select that option on the pre-registration form, as camping passes and electrical hookup bands are limited.

We need you for this event, especially Friday.

Use the links below for current Supps and Schedule.

Looking forward to seeing you at the track, 


Chief Flibbertigibbet  


Event Schedule


F&C Newsletter – April 2, 2013

North Carolina Region SCCA F&C

April 2, 2013

Please accept our sincere apologies for yesterday’s April Fools Day newsletter.   The date of the BFGoodrich Tires VIR Super Tour — Oak Tree Double National has NOT CHANGED it remains April 19-21, 2013.

All of the other information in that newsletter was accurate.

The person responsible for the unfactual date change has been sacked.  This event is part of SCCA’s U.S. Majors Tour and is very serious.

If you are still considering volunteering for this event, know that the U.S. Majors Tour is the pinnacle of championship racing in North America.  This is where America’s best amateur drivers compete.

Newsletter shenanigans serve no purpose for the racing community who must remain disciplined and diligent to ensure safe motorsports.

Hopefully the flaggers who withdrew their pre-registration form will reconsider their understandably principled decision and resubmit their form.

SCCA National has been quite tolerant with us in the past and we hope they will rule favorably to allow us to keep our region number.

Please see the links below and pre-register today!


Chief Flibbertigibbet


Event Schedule


F&C Newsletter – April 1, 2012

North Carolina Region SCCA F&C

April 1, 2013

The date of the Oak Tree Double National has been CHANGED.  Go check your calendars now to see if you are available for the new date, April 19th – 21st, 2013.

Thanks to VIR and another car club being flexible, we were able to accommodate SCCA National’s insistance we change the event date to April 19th – 21st.

All of the paperwork and websites have been adjusted to reflect the new date.  If you have already pre-registered, we have adjusted your form and now expect you to honor your commitment to the new date (changing it would be too much trouble on our end).  If you are not able to attend the new date, please let us know.

BFGoodrich Tires VIR Super Tour: Oak Tree Double National

April 19th – April 21st

Plan now! No really. Plan now. The linked schedule below will help you figure out how to get the most out of your time off from the bill paying job. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. For this event only, you have a choice between getting your worker credit card punched or getting half of a double occupancy hotel room.  More details to follow.

Event Schedule

Flag meetings will be held every day in the SOUTH PADDOCK.

Make a Nasty-car move & hang a left and head South. The South Paddock might be better known to some of you as the place to go for Worker Camping. Disregard that the event schedule lists the meetings as being near the grid barn. It’s a lie, a LIE!

All 3 days the flag meeting will be at 7:15 followed by a full day of exciting national class qualifing and racing.  Expect to have some fun on & off track.

Register here or here. Check out the who’s who here. Don’t forget to let your illustrious Flag Chief(s) know if you have any particular requests or accomodations to be considered.

For those of you who keep up with such things, click here to take a gander at the Supps.


For this event only, you may opt for half of a double (2) occupancy room instead of getting your card punched for your daily worker credit.  Please identify a roommate or we’ll assign one to you as part of our New Friend Program.  This is an option to choose during the registration process or send Send Sara Snider an email, ssnider30@aol.com.  There’s also a check box for if you are camping or not. If you’ve already registered and didn’t choose the room option, but want to, send Sara Snider an email.

New Registration Location

Here is a PDF map showing the location of our new registration site. It can be a little tricky to find the first time, in the dark.  Notice the map shows the way to the wrong paddock if you are attending the Flag Meeting in the South Paddock.

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.  Stay tuned for more information, as this may change too.

Get your name on the list by signing up online.

If you have any questions, contact your favorite flag chief by emailing – NCR Flag Chiefs Association flagchief@ncrscca.com

Regarding the variance between “National” & “Major”

From a knowledgeable source:

Right now the wording “National” is still acceptable. The name “National” will go away in 2014 or 2015 and there will be nothing but “Majors.” It’s going to be a little confusing for a little while…All regions will not be able to hold a Major/National event in 2014…in 2014 we will call it a Double Major and drop the National.

Tomato, tomahto.

Stewards Corner

(nothing new here so refresh yourself)

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 drivers 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

White (Distilled) Vinegar

Soooo…here’s another helpful tidbit of info that you might find interesting. If you want to save money & save your exposire to chemical type stuff, here’s a site that lists many of the things you can do with white distilled vinegar.

Apple Cider Vinegar

While on the topic of vinegar, how bout some of the old time favorite Apple Cider Vinegar? A personal favorite is from Bragg. While the old school way to ingest it is Apple Cider Vinegar+water+honey (ick, ick, ick) it can be drank (drunk, drunken?) a tad bit easier by adding it to juice. Adding it to citrus juices doesn’t seem to work all that well (think: drinking OJ after brushing your teeth). Find a sweet juice like the white grape varieties. It helps cut the sweet. If added to purple grape juice, wine anybody?

Of course…

Don’t forget everything you learned last season: sunblocking, hydrating with fluids & the foods you eat, bug blocking, helping out ye ol’ honey bee (not only for honey production but to pollinate oh, all the plants required for us to live life as we know it?)…

Orange Hoodies

It’s been heard there are still some, of varying sizes, left for your purchase. Supposedly it’s $15 for flaggers, $25 for non-flaggers. Prepare accordingly (to pay $25…).

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

FYI: Flag Chief Email Address

It’s been noted that some of you lovely folks get a “kick back” (usually from Mark’s email address) when sending an email to the flag chief address. Don’t fret. It makes it through to the “other end.” Ah, the wonders of technology that makes our lives simpler.


Your Favorite Flag Chiefs