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James Buckberry - 7/3/1950 to 7/7/2016

Sad news to report. James Buckberry, NCR's long time Starter has died. He died today, Thursday, July 7th. We have no further details at this time. James had just celebrated his 66th birthday on July 3rd.

James' son, Justin, posted on Facebook, "My dad's funeral service will be at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon (July 12th) at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty NC." Loflin is located at 212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC 27298 | 336-622-2256 | MAP Be sure to click the purple VIEW PHOTO GALLERY link on the Loflin site to see some great pictures!

James will be dearly missed by many and the Start stand will never be the same again. Godspeed James. Rest in Peace, my friend!

West Chapter Report - July 2016

This report finds us back at Jerry Pell’s building at 307 S Swing Road in Greensboro. As this building has no food service, Jerry gave me some money and said, ”let’s have a cookout”. I sent out 134 emails to the members of NCR who should be attending the monthly meetings of the West Chapter to advise them of the new meeting site and the picnic and new meeting time.

The weather didn’t get an invitation and we had a small turnout for both the eats and the meeting. The cookout was held behind the building, which put us on the basement floor, which was on level with back parking lot, so no one had any particular problems getting into the building except James Buckberry, who was getting about on crutches due to a broken leg he had suffered only a short time before that most of us knew nothing about. When the time came to end the cookout and go to the conference room on the floor above everyone got up and went upstairs. Unfortunately, James found getting up the stairs on his crutches more than he could handle and went back home rather than to the meeting. Just imagine, the remorse we all felt the next day when the sad news circulated that James had passed away at home on Wednesday. In retrospect I can think of the ways I wish I had handled the situation Tuesday night differently, but then you know what they say about hindsight. A great number of James’s friends and family spent last Tuesday in Liberty, NC trying to get over losing our dear friend. Our racing program and our West Chapter meetings will not be the same in the future. I am sure that the memory of James will be a part of all the NCR does for a long time to come and I hope I can keep his memory alive for you.

Triangle Chapter Report - July 2016

The Triangle Chapter of the NCR SCCA met at the El Rodeo Restaurant on July 6, 2016. There were 15 members in attendance and 2 non-member/guests for a total of 17. The 2 guests were Leigh Ann Hobgood and Olivia Piner, daughter of (“I finally made it to a Chapter Meeting Doug Piner”).

The evening started with food, drink, and video taken from Mark Senior’s Miata during the MARRS-SARRC weekend up at Summit Point including Steve Rose and Ricky Thompson flying through the field after sand bagging at the start.

In his usual lackadaisical manner, Mark called the meeting to order around 7:30 and introduced guests. Mark reported on the past month’s BOD and Competition Board meetings including:

Cape Fear Chapter Report - July 2016

The Cape Fear Chapter met on Tuesday July 5th at Elizabeth's Pizza at 7pm.  We had 14 members present for our meeting.  We started with dinner followed by a welcome from John Byers and Morgan Mehler.

After quick introductions we quickly jumped into our first item of business, discussing the past event at Cherry Point.  Several members commenting on the good and bad points of the event and working on what we can focus on to make our event better the next time.  We quickly moved to success stories of the event as we always enjoy seeing people excel at Solo.  We then discussed our next event and covered what needed to be done prior to it.

The Bulletin - July 2016

Welcome to the new digital Bulletin from the North Carolina Region SCCA. If you are receiving this for the 1st time, you were probably at the Spring Sprints Majors at VIR. Hopefully all is well with you and you've been playing with cars.
 
Spring Sprints folks: we need your help. We have 260+ un-named pictures of people, cars and VIR (thanks to the folks at F&S Enterprises and others). Wanna play Who's This? on the NCR SCCA Facebook page? Patrice Machavern has taken the early lead. Check out the pics so you can tag them, like them and share them.

RE Report - June 2016

We have had a very successful first half to our 2016 schedule and we are now in the seemingly ‘quiet’ period for NC Region racing activities, or so it would seem. That’s not exactly true however, so here’s a rundown of what’s happening.

The New Old Bulletin is coming out today via e-mail. It will be a ‘pointer’ to news and views on our website and should be a fresh way to easily get to new content on our Region site and social media as it comes out. If you’re reading this, you likely got here via The Bulletin. It will continue to be automatically sent to all NC Region members and to any non-members who express an interest in receiving it by allowing us to add their e-mail address to our database.

Report from the SARRC/MARRS at Summit Point

by Bob Brookfield

The weekend of June 18-19 saw 10 SARRC drivers competing. We would have liked to have seen more, but we understand it is a long haul up there. We had several workers come up. Heather Clark and Mo Overstreet flagged. Sara and I were in Registration, but it is only an hour and a half from our home, so it is easy. Jan Coleman-Mitchell did Race Control, Sharon Rollow was in Registration, Dave Rollow and Rick Mitchell were Stewards, and Sue Roethel was Honorary Chief Steward. The appearance by Sue was a big hit among the DCR membership.

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