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NC Region recruits new members at the IMSA Tudor event at VIR

Last weekend, August 21 – 23, the Marketing Committee for the Region tried a new tactic. Instead of trying to recruit new members at Car Shows and Cars-and-Coffee events, were the attendees have a wide variety of automotive interests, they decided to try reaching out to fans at the IMSA Tudor event at VIR. The thinking was, “Hey, these folks are ‘pre-qualified’. They paid money to see a sports car race. Maybe they’d like a chance to get even more involved.” So arrangements were made.

Good weather! Good food! Good friends! And vintage cars!

The North Carolina Region held its third annual picnic at North East Park in Gibsonville on Saturday the 8th of August and it was a blast. The weather couldn’t have been better, sunny, in the low 80’s, and no humidity to speak of, thanks to thunderstorms earlier in the week. The food was fabulous! Master Griller (and Chief Starter) James Buckberry (left) served up both hamburgers and hot dogs, with all the fixin’s. (I had two myself!) Barbecue chef (and Worker of the Year) Pete Romanowski prepared his most excellent pork and beans with green peppers and other secret ingredients, which literally got rave reviews. And everybody else brought an assortment of chips, potato salad, cole slaw, snacks, cookies, and even cake! We had over 35 people so there was lots of food. We ate well!

Triangle Chapter Report - August 2015

Well, August is the month for vacations, especially in Europe, and by the turn out at the Triangle Chapter meeting on Wednesday, August 5th, you might have thought this was France, or perhaps Spain, since we were at El Rodeo, our favorite Mexican restaurant, and only about a dozen stalwarts came by. What’s the matter, folks? No need to find an excuse to come out and drink beer with your racing buddies in the summer? Still on vacation? Or were you too tired from the last race? Or perhaps gearing up for this weekend’s NC Region picnic?

Get on track at VIR with a discount courtesy of Tarheel Sports Car Club

For those interested in experiencing what it’s like to drive on track at speed, Tarheel Sports Car Club (THSCC) is hosting a HPDE/PDX event on VIR’s Full Course on September 12-13. THSCC puts on a fun, well organized event and has run groups for all levels of experience from complete novices to experienced track junkies looking for more seat time or to shake down a new car. SCCA members get a discount with the code “NCR2015”. Early Bird registration ends this Friday! They will also be hosting a Rally Cross the same weekend at VIR plus a competition on the Go-Cart Track. Please see the web page at http://www.thscc.com/ for additional information and to register.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series at VIR

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125 returns to
VIRginia International Raceway Aug. 29

Danville, Virginia – July 23, 2015 – For the third year runningVIRginia International Raceway will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125. The Biscuitville 125, sponsored by Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN®, will take place on VIR’s 2.25 mile North Course on Aug. 29. The event will include a full day of racing competition featuring the rising stars of NASCAR’s top developmental series, the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites (formerly IMSA Lites) support series, and additional festivities such as testing, qualifiers, driver autograph sessions and more.

Triangle Chapter Report - July 2015

Whether it was the Rolling Stones concert (Gimme Mick!) at the State Fairgrounds, or getting ready for the Double SARRC at Roebling, or the start of the Independence Day holiday weekend that kept people away from our meeting, I don’t know, but only eight stalwarts, including myself, showed up at El Rodeo for the July meeting of the Triangle Chapter. But we had a good time catching up and sharing plans. RE Rex Deffenbaugh and his wife Tricia are planning a trip to Mid-Ohio for the big AMA vintage motorcycle festival there the weekend of the 10th - 12th. The whole family is apparently going in the motorhome, even grandpa. Sounds like a great time!

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual NCR Picnic

When: Saturday, August 8, 2015, 9am - 8pm

Where: NE Guilford County 
North East Park, 4010 High Rock Road, Gibsonville 

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