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NCR Has Two New 2016 Solo National Champions

A record setting 1306 competitors took to the Lincoln Air Park September 6th – 9th for the 2016 Tire Rack Solo Nationals Presented by Garmin VIRB, and 23 of them traveled all the way to Nebraska from the North Carolina Region!

2016 saw NCR drivers bringing home 8 trophies, including National Championships for Maria Mayorga in G Street Ladies, and Andrew Pallotta in G Street! (That's Maria at the wheel in the photo above. Photo: Jeff Eng)

Congratulations to all that experienced Nationals, to those who won trophies and to Maria and Andrew on their championships!

ATTENTION DRIVERS!

Beware of counterfeit Driver Gear!

Some of you may have received this info from SCCA, but it bears repeating:

We were notified by SFI about counterfeit drivers gear.
For more information, please follow this link: Racing Memo RM 16-07

West Chapter Report - November 2016

The West Chapter of the North Carolina Region of the Sports Car Club of America held their November monthly meeting on the Evening of November 1, 2016 at Coopers Ale House at 514 S. Swing Road in Greensboro, NC. The meeting was our third one held in the “Jamestown Room”. It is our hope to continue using this facility for as long as we used the room at the former Coopers Ale House. It is important to note that this facility is so well suited to us with a nice restaurant supplying us good food and drink and a room with all of the audio visual equipment that enables us to have much better programs than we were able to have in the previous site.

This month’s meeting was especially enjoyable as we had Tom Long, our local hero race car driver,  who brought us a vast supply of his videos from recent pro races and much very revealing and exciting in-car video made as he practiced and qualified and raced in several different professional race events while we actually looked over his shoulder.

Triangle Chapter Report - November 2016

The Triangle Chapter of the NC Region SCCA met on Wednesday November 2nd at El Rodeo in Raleigh.  16 members attended with no guests.  Even though we were promised the upstairs meeting room earlier in the week, we were told they were short staffed and did not have the resources to open the upstairs room so we settled for the downstairs meeting area once again.  I’m convinced the restaurant is unable or unwilling to reopen the upstairs room so we are definitely seeking a new venue for our monthly meetings. If anyone has any suggestions for a place with a meeting room in the north or west Raleigh area, preferably with a TV, food, and adult beverages, please let me know so I can contact them.

The formal portion of the meeting started a little past 7:30.  The following topics were discussed:

Triangle Chapter Report - October 2016

The Triangle Chapter of the NC Region SCCA met on Wednesday, October 5th at El Rodeo in Raleigh. 12 members attended including one spouse. The normal upstairs meeting room was once again unavailable, so we met downstairs in a less than ideal open meeting room area. I’ll be checking with the restaurant if the upstairs room will be available to us for future meetings and if not we will definitely be looking for a new meeting place. If anyone has any suggestions for a place with a meeting room and food and adult beverages in the Raleigh/RTP area please let me know just in case.

The formal portion of the meeting started around its scheduled 7:30 time. Mark covered the following topics of the last Board meeting:

Tom Long to speak at next West Chapter meeting

Tom Long will be the guest speaker at the next West Chapter meeting, to be held Tuesday, November 1st at Coopers Ale House (part of Wyndham Garden Hotel) in "The Jamestown Room" in Greensboro. Tom is a native son and those of us who have watched his success in racing are mighty proud of him! We hope many of you will attend what will be a very interesting evening. Y'all come!

Tom is a full-time driver with SpeedSource Mazda Motorsports, the factory Mazda effort in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series Prototype class. In the 2015 Daytona Rolex 24hr, Long led overall for Mazda in the SKYACTIV-D program, the first Mazda and diesel to lead the race overall in its history.

West Chapter Report - October 2016

On October 4, 2016 the West Chapter of the North Carolina Region of SCCA met for their October Meeting. This was the first meeting of the Chapter at a new and hopefully permanent meeting site. This site is at Coopers Ale House, which should sound familiar to anyone in the NCR, but the street address is about 2 miles away from the site we lost back in June of 2016. Over the last 4 months we met at three sites and changed our meeting night once. It appears that all of this chasing about has worked out well for us, as the new location seems to be all that we have ever sought in a place to get together. It is a larger, brighter, and easier to find location with room for us to expand our programs and proudly invite more of our friends and prospects to join us in more activities. The room we will be using has a built- in system for videos and other presentations.

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