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Observer's Report on May 2015 SARRC/MARRS Challenge

Read the report here.

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There have been a couple of recent passings of note to the racing community and we'd like to share them with you here.

(Thanks to Buddy Matthews and Jerry Pell for bringing them to my attention -- Ed.)

The following is reprinted from MMR - My Motorsports Resources

Triangle Chapter Report - May 2015

The May meeting of the Triangle Chapter was short and sweet. James Etchells brought us a DVD of his recent outing at Savannah, including the spin that cost him 3rd place, he said, but we lacked a player to show it, so it will be featured next month for sure. Perhaps it was just as well we couldn’t show it, as the audience will undoubtedly be bigger for the next meeting, since so many people skipped this meeting to prepare for the SARRC/MARRS event that was just around the corner.

But we had some new faces present. In attendance was Roland Hill who wants to get into solo and is eagerly awaiting the novice school and following points event at MCAS Cherry Point over May 16-17. Welcome, Roland! Also present was Bob McDonald and his wife and crew chief, Gail. Bob used to race a Sprite back in the 1985-87 timeframe, and he’s looking to re-up. Welcome back, Bob and Gail!

Nissan Signs On as VIR’s Official Auto Partner in Multi-Year Agreement

Danville, Virginia – April 15, 2015 – VIRginia International Raceway, NCR’s home track and one of America’s premier road courses, has announced NISSAN® as the official track auto partner. The major new sponsorship deal includes a multi-year partnership that builds on the auto manufacturer’s many decades of motorsports passion and innovation.

“VIR is an exceptional track to test Nissan technology and performance,” said Rick Kulach, Senior Planner – Motorsports Marketing Communications for Nissan North America. “It is a beautiful, demanding, exhilarating road course unlike anywhere else, especially in the Mid-Atlantic. We’re proud to officially partner with VIR and look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship celebrating racing and innovation.”

Triangle Chapter Report - April 2015

We had a good time at the April meeting of the Triangle Chapter. There wasn’t much to do except eat, drink, and catch up on what everyone had been up to, but we had a great time doing it. Assistant RE Mike Spencer brought his family’s long time friend, Marcella Hutscke, from upstate New York. She’s not a member yet, but as she wasn’t looking forward to returning home to the frozen northland, that may change as soon as she can retire and move to the sunny South.

April Board meeting moved to April 22nd

Due to its close proximity to the VIR Spring Sprints-Majors race on April 17-19, the NCR Board of Directors meeting, which would have been held on April 15th, will be held a week later on April 22nd. Location is the same as always: Piper's Deli, 3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27707, (919) 489-2481. All members welcome.

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