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SCCA Majors Tour - Northeast Conference

 

Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund

Freedom Majors

Memorial Day Weekend ~ May 28 - 30th

Joe and Linda

The Region is set to return to racing at Pocono Raceway for the first time since 2017. Since then, two seasons were lost to unresolvable scheduling conflicts and last year our race had to be cancelled due to the COVID. This year we have a clear track to resume racing at Pocono.

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The course we will use for the 2021 Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund Freedom Majors races is the Combined North-South Road Course. After the 2015 infield repaving, this configuration has become the preferred course for SCCA racers. It consists of the road sections of the North and South courses, NASCAR Turn 2 and sections of the Long Pond straight and the Pit straight. This course is completely separate from the East Course which permits a concurrent event to be run during the racing.

This year’s event will feature an SCCA Test Day on Friday, qualifying and points races on Saturday and feature races on Sunday. SCCA will have a Track Night in America event on Friday evening. NNJR will join the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region to conduct an Autocross/Solo on Saturday and a Track Sprint on Sunday using the East Course. Four separate events in one weekend.

Since the Region has not run a road race event in four years, Race Chairmen Terry Hanushek and Dave Hofmann are in the process of “Putting the band back together again” in Blues Brothers speak. They have started to contact the chiefs and key workers from the 2017 event. They are also looking for experienced or inexperienced workers and volunteers who are interested in road racing to staff the event. If you are interested, please contact Terry (856 237-3566) or Dave (717 579-0968).

Current plans anticipate the schedule and supplemental regulations being available at the beginning of April. Watch this space.

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At the February Board of Trustee meeting, the Board confirmed our region's commitment to return to Pocono Raceway for the 2021 season.
 
The event is currently on the SCCA National and NeDiv Majors Schedule.
 
Terry Hanushek and Dave Hofmann have agreed to lead the region's efforts for 2021 with the assistance of Butch O'Connor as Chief Steward and support from Darrell Anthony and Chris Mosley.
 
For those of you that do not know Terry, he is a dual member of NNJR and SJR as well as a National Licensed Race Steward and Race Administrator. Dave is currently a member of SJR and was active in NNJR in the past; he was a Race Chair for NNJR events several years ago. Butch O'Connor was NNJR Race Chair the last time we were at Pocono in 2017 and will be the Head Race Steward in 2021.
 
Needless to say the event will be subject to Pennsylvanian State Covid-19 restrictions and will be in full compliance with SCCA guidelines.
 
Terry will build on the work he and Brandon Fetch did for the 2020 event which was canceled. Terry and Dave will focus their initial efforts in six area: Administration (Budget, Sanction and Supplement Regs), Staffing, Equipment, Track Liaison/Contract, Covid-19 Protocols and Track Configuration/Layout.
 
As more information becomes available, updates will be provided to the Region membership.