Triangle Chapter Report – June 2016

The Triangle Chapter of the NCR SCCA met at the El Rodeo Restaurant on June 1st. There were 16 members in attendance and 2 non-member/guests for a total of 18.

The evening started with the usual libations, food, tall tales, and video taken from Mark Senior’s Miata during the SARRC/MARRS weekend, including Blair Deffenbaugh’s infamous jumped start as well as video from a Spec Racer Ford at Carolina Motorsports Park.

Not feeling a particular need to follow parliamentary procedures, Chapter Coordinator Mark Senior called the meeting to order around 7:30 and asked guests to introduce themselves. Mark reported on the past month’s BOD and Competition Board meetings including:

  • Refund requests and policies
  • The Region picnic
  • NCR booth at the IMSA race
  • Track insurance claims
  • Steward and Trophy issues from the last race
  • Qualifying Grid incidents
  • No need to bring helmets to Tech after the initial annual inspection
  • Pit speed signs
  • Flags/signs to signal the end of the 45min race within the 90min endure races
  • Shortening races needlessly

Mark and others then reported on the success of the SARRC/MARRS race. No one at the meeting attended the last NCR autocross, so no report was available.

Mark reported on upcoming Road Races and Autocross events as well as the “Chasing the Dragon” Hill climb in Robbinsville on June 11-12, the “Daylight into Darkness” race at Charlotte Speedway August 12-14, and the MARRS/SARRC at Summit Point June 18-19. It was noted that very few SEDiv drivers had signed up as of the meeting.

Mark called for a motion to adjourn and it was seconded by just about everyone.

Following the end of the official meeting a number of members spend some time talking with the non-members about the types of events that SCCA puts on and how to get involved. Mark even had some autocross video from the Cherry Point event to watch, including an entertaining 360 spin.


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