Nominations for next year’s Board of Directors are now open.

It’s that time of year when we elect a new slate of officers to run this club. All NCR members are eligible and we encourage as wide a range of participation as possible.

New candidates should not feel intimidated. The NCR Bylaws provide that we elect half of our Region’s officers every year, and that we alternate them in pairs, in order to provide continuity from year to year. So there will always be experienced people present to help you get acclimated to your new position. Even if you’ve volunteered before and were not elected, we urge you now to try again. Some of our current officers would like to retire!

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I am on the ballot to be “YOUR Area 12 Director”. You will receive in the mail this week a ballot from SCCA that will give you the opportunity to choose who represents you from 2014-2016. I have included my short platform, the long one will be with the ballot. This is one election that your vote really does count! I will be sending out surveys as needed to the membership when I am elected. PLEASE look at your ballot when it arrives and VOTE.
Thank you for your consideration,
Tere Pulliam

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We have half of the flaggers needed to run the last two races of the season. Go to to register NOW! …if you haven’t already.

To register, gets you straight to our events. Drivers and Volunteers register through the same event.

Click Register, Continue, Continue, Check the Box for SELECT REGISTRATION TYPE, Check VOLUNTEER REGISTRATIONS.

Email if you need more information.

If you need help with getting an affordable room contact Sara Snider by today Monday 10/14. FYI, the 13 hour weekend is up against the Martinsville NASCAR race this year.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (October 11, 2013) – The Sports Car Club of America Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal by the Solo® Events Board for Street Category cars in the Tire Rack National Solo program, beginning in 2014.

The Street Category will feature cars that are essentially off the showroom floor, with specified modifications. Tires in the class must be designed for highway use on passenger cars.

Tires in the Street Category must fit the following specifications:

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TOPEKA, Kan. (October 11, 2013) – The 2014 Sports Car Club of America National Convention, to be held for the first time in Charlotte, N.C., March 7-9, is now accepting registrations online. The latest edition of the annual event features sessions geared to Regional, Divisional and National leadership and those involved in National specialties.

The fee for the SCCA National Convention is $295, which includes access to all Convention sessions, the SCCA Hall of Fame Banquet, and the show floor of the new MSX – North American MotorSports Expo to be held in conjunction with the Convention.

Though the location has changed from the previous five years in Las Vegas, the Convention continues with informative and entertaining sessions for SCCA members.

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Summary of the Minutes of NCR-SCCA Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
September 18, 2013

PRESENT: Rex Deffenbaugh, RE, Steve Keadle, John Lindquist, Annie Lindquist, Buddy Matthews, Jerry Pell, James Shanks, Mark Senior, Steve Rose, Bruce Dover, Ginny Condrey and, via telephone conference call, Blair Deffenbaugh

1.   The NCR BoD Monthly Meeting was called to order by Rex Deffenbaugh, RE, at 7:27 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Carver’s on Elm Restaurant, 106 West Elm St., Graham, NC 27253 (Exit 147, I-85/40).

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The North Carolina Museum of Art, located across from the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, has a special exhibition of Porsche cars and related topics beginning Saturday October 12, 2013 and continuing through January 20, 2014, with additional presentations sprinkled throughout. Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed marks the North Carolina Museum of Art’s first design exhibition, exploring the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day.

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North Carolina Region SCCA

October 9th, 2013

The fall series for races are just around the corner. Plan on coming to VIR for two great weekends of racing. We start in less than two weeks with the Goblins Go SARRC/Double ECR/Tar Heel Cup races on Oct 19th and 20th. Then the following weekend we have the Charge of the Headlight Brigade 13 hour race Oct 25th and 26th.

We desperately need volunteers for both events, especially in F&C. If you have already registered, thank you! If not, please think about joining us. If you have friends who might be interested in experiencing the racing excitement, encourage them to come along.

Also, as a reminder, we have the NCR Volunteer Incentive Program where we will reimburse workers for up to $35 dollars in expenses per day.

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Most of our members received e-mail updates from the National Office about the many races that comprised the 50th Anniversary RunOffs, October 16-23, but for those who did not, here’s a run down of how our local drivers fared. No, we didn’t crown any National Champions this year, but that doesn’t mean we were not well-represented.

In DSR, the Triangle’s own Doug Piner of Chapel Hill finished 6th after qualifying 9th in his Dauntless MX-1, powered by Suzuki. Since he gained all those positions on his own, Doug was presented with the Sunoco Hard Charger award. Way to go, Doug!! BTW, the race winner was Chris Farrell of Salt Lake City, Utah in a Stohr WF1.

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The Triangle Chapter met, as usual, at El Rodeo in Raleigh and, finally, someone brought a racing video to share. Chuck Hines, who comes all the way from the Fayetteville area to attend, brought his girlfriend Sandy Williams, and in-car video of his Spec Miata race at the 2012 SIC at Roebling Road. The 2013 is this coming weekend. Hopefully someone will get us video of that for the next meeting ’cause Chuck is on suspension. Imagine that! The only in-car video was provided by a guy who is not racing this season! Well, thanks, Chuck! We needed something interesting to watch.

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