Here one of our favorite places to play opens its doors for everyone to explore the wide variety of activities it supports, as lots of clubs and organizations fill the garages with displays. We're allotted some space as always, and it would be to our best use showing off Club Racing (perhaps different styles of cars from open-wheel to big bore and between), Solo (ditto - A Mod to Stock?), and Rally/RallyX (lots of you showed up in full force in 2012!). You know what's coming: tell us if you want people to ogle your car!
New England Region routinely doubles up (or quadruples-up, with Racing Against Leukemia) on events at that asphalt mecca on Route 106 North, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. And yet, despite the Solo and Club Racing crowds driving their hearts out mere feet away from each other, a common quandary of those trying to keep the club thriving and growing is the lack of crossover between the two strong programs, with other companies and groups attracting all the "inbetweeners" who don't necessarily have a race car but want a taste of the triple-digits.
A second look at RAL weekend from a different perspective. Have a story from RAL weekend that you want to share - email it to email@example.com
Racing Against Leukemia weekend – the one weekend where, if you schedule things right, you could participate in all three of our programs’ activities: Club Racing, Solo (two days), DoubleCross, Rally, and RallyCross. I don’t think we had anyone that managed to do this, but, you could (and if you did, please contact me as I’ll change this.)
RAL/NER Charities Weekend as a huge success and was a great example of the generosity and enthusiasm of many NER members for our annual fundraising endeavor. The accounting of all monies raised is not totally finished, but it is clear that the combined (Solo, Club Racing, Rally/RallyX) funds raised will be over $17K this year, which trounces the $14K figure from last year.
The theme of Solo Event #6 was ‘Hot’. As in hot drivers, hot tires, a hot course, and it was just plain HOT.
166 drivers (just 41 less than the National Tour) showed up for Cone-a-Thon, New England Region’s 6th point’s event of the year. They were treated to a course that would not have looked out of place at the National Tour, temps in the high 80’s that had many drivers scrambling for the watersprayers , and 5 sixty second runs that had the fast drivers at the top of second gear.
210 drivers, from 14 different States and 3 Canadian Provinces showed up for the Northeast National Tour at Moore Airfield in Devens, MA. The weather was superb, starting off in the 50’s each morning and progressing into the 70’s by late afternoon.
Instead of the usual event write up, I thought I’d offer some random thoughts, ideas, and events:
I would like to wish all NER SCCA members an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day Weekend. Special thanks go out our members who have or are serving in the Armed Forces. We should also honor many SCCA members who were Veterans and have passed on and now occupy our history books. I feel that SCCA has deep roots with the military.
Springtime Coneage – Event #3 certainly lived up to its name. With at least 474 cones hit (results do not show cones on DNF runs), corner workers got a good workout at our third event. With 148 drivers that cone count averages 3.2 cones per driver, and a cone being hit on more than half the runs.