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LeChump

Click here for LeChump Regional Classes Rules and Specifications

 

The purpose of these LeChump rules is to create an opportunity for cars built for ChumpCar World Series (ChumpCar) or the 24 Hours of LeMons (LeMons) to compete safely in SCCA regional races. They are intended to provide low-pressure classes without the necessity of extensive modifications to existing cars. Multiple classes are provided to foster competition, however, there is no guarantee that any specific make, model or car will be competitive.

All drivers must fully conform to SCCA driver licensing requirements. Prior LeChump racing experience may be considered for SCCA licensing but automatic license exchange is not guaranteed or contemplated. Each situation is considered on its individual merits. All driver safety gear must comply with the GCR requirements.

2014 - South Jersey Region Party

SJR Race, Rally and Solo Awards
2013 New Jersey Road Racing Series Awards
2013 Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Series Awards


Saturday January 18, 2013
New Jersey Motorsports Park Officer's Club

Only $25/person

location NJMP Officer's Club ('The Big Hangar' inside Thunderbolt)
time 6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner and awards
cost $25 (beer & wine included) plus cash bar
 

Read more: 2014 - South Jersey Region Party

2014 - Solo Schedules

See www.AutoX4U.com for ll the latest results and schedules.

  • August 2
  • August 24
  • October 11 - CANCELLED
  • October 19
  • November 8
  • November 22 – weather permitting


All NNJR events are held at MetLife Stadium Lot E unless other specified.

Read more: 2014 - Solo Schedules

2014 U.S. Majors Tour Schedule

Eastern Conference Events
Jan. 3-5 - Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.
Jan. 10-12 - Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Fla.
March 21-23 - Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga.
April 18-20 - VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Va.
June 6-8 - New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.
July 4-6 - Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Aug. 1-3 - Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, W. Va.

2014 SCCA Board Election Results Announced

TOPEKA, Kan. (November 18, 2013) – The Sports Car Club of America announced the results
of the SCCA Board of Directors elections that were held in four of the SCCA’s geographic Areas.
Three new board members were elected, with one incumbent rejoining the board for a second
three-year term in office.

Incumbent Area 10 director John Walsh, of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., ran unopposed to retain his
position on the Board of Directors.

Terry Hanushek, of Mullica Hill, N.J., won the Area 2 election with 831 votes, topping Michael
Collins, of Mount Airy, Md., (535 votes) and Stephen Hyatt, of Chambersburg, Pa., with 208 votes.
Hanushek fills the seat vacated by Jerry Wannarka.

Peter Zekert, of Maryland Heights, Mo., defeated Michael West, of Munford, Tenn., for the Area 6
position, 413 votes to 367. The Area 6 seat was previously held by Lisa Noble.

Tere Pulliam, of Oxford, Ga., fills the Area 12 seat vacated by Philip Creighton. Pulliam received
673 votes, defeating Bob Horansky, of Jackson, Ga., who received 496 votes.

2013 Board of Directors
Election Results :
Area 2
Michael Collins - 535
Terry Hanushek - 831
Stephen C. Hyatt - 208
Area 6
Michael West - 367
Peter Zekert - 413
Area 10
John Walsh (unopposed) - 1
Area 12
Bob Horansky - 496
Tere Pulliam - 673

The 2014 SCCA Board of Directors :
Area  1 : Dick Patullo
Area  2 : Terry Hanushek
Area  2 : Robin Langlotz
Area  4 : Stephen Harris
Area  5 : Bruce Lindstrand
Area  6 : Peter Zekert
Area  7 : Dan Helman
Area  8 : Bill Kephart
Area  9 : Brian McCarthy
Area 10 : John Walsh
Area 11 : Michael Lewis
Area 12 : Tere Pulliam


Election ballots were received through November 15, and were tallied by Mize, Houser &
Company, Certified Public Accountants.

The current Board Members will gather for their final meeting of the year in Topeka, Kan.,
Dec. 5-7, joined by incoming Board Members Hanushek, Zekert and Pulliam. The new Board
Members will officially assume their duties on January 1, 2014.

Competition Report

There are several Important Changes in 2014

Executive Steward - Earl Hurlbut will step down as Executive Steward and will be replaced by Kathy Barnes. Thanks Earl for all the help making Pocono a success in 2013. All the best to Kathy.

Types of Races - In 2014 there will no longer be National Races. Races will either be Majors or
Regional’s. There will be 3 Majors Races in the Northeast; they will be a NJMS, Watkins Glen
and Summit Point. All of the other races will be Regional’s.

Qualifying for the Runoffs - The SCCA National Runoffs will be held October 6-12 at Mazda
Speedway, Laguna Seca, Salinas, California. Drivers can qualify for the Runoffs in two separate ways:

1. The Majors- drivers can enter the Major events and accumulate points, remember we are
in the Eastern Conference and in addition to the 3 NeDiv Majors there are also Major races
in the South East Division, beginning with Sebring in 2014.

2. The Divisional Racing Championship- 8 Regional races will be part of a Divisional Racing
Championship. They will be held at the tracks that hosted National Races in 2014. The

Competition Licenses - As of January 1, 2014, SCCA will no longer Issue National or Regional
Competition licenses. The new license will be called a Full Competition License. The renewal
criteria for this license will be completion of 2 races in the previous year. Your current National
or Regional license will be accepted as a Full Competition License until it is renewed.

Driver’s Schools - The main change is that it will only be necessary to attend one Driver School
to be able to race. The requirement will be 3 hours on track time that is a change from 6 hours.
The primary question will be “Is the student ready to race?”

2014 - NNJR Region Party!

Come out and join your fellow NNJR members and guests to throw off the chill of winter. Great food and drink provided. Intriguing conversation. Thrilling race, rally and solo adventures.

Sunday January 26, 2014 ~ 2:00-6:00

Packanack Lake Clubhouse
52 Lake Drive West
Packanack Lake
Wayne, NJ 07470

Wise words from Dave Panas

By the time you read this, the first biggie of the year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be in the books.  This was of course, the first race run by the combined Grand-Am and ALMS series.  I thought that you might be interested in how these groups came to be, because it does go back quite a way in time - even if it doesn’t have a lot to do with NNJR.

Read more: Wise words from Dave Panas

2013 Solo Driver of the Year

Congratulations to Joseph Barbato, 2013 NNJR-SCCA Driver of the year

Joey Barbato

2013 Final

Class Standings ~ Pax Standings

2013-Teddy Bear Rally

Subaru 46 & Northern New Jersey SCCA & Motorsport Club of North Jersey

Presents the 23th Annual

Teddy Bear Charity Road Rally (flyer)

Sunday December 8, 2013 - RESULTS

Starting at: Subaru 46, 364 Route 46, Budd Lake, NJ

For the past 23 years the wonderful folks at Subaru have sponsored the NNJR-SCCA & Motorsport Club of North Jersey’s annual charity road rallye.  This event is open to the general public and requires only a car or light truck with a working odometer and a pen to compete. The fee, per car, is a brand new Teddy Bear worth at least $25.00 retail which will be donated to the USMC Reserve Toys For Tots Program. Registration opens at 10:30 AM, first car off at Noon.  Awards for 1st and 2nd in each of 3 classes (Expert, Intermediate, & Novice), Best First Time, Best Subaru, Best Saturn, Best SCCA, Best PCA, Best RVSCC, Best Family, Best Husband & Wife and Dead Last But Finished.

Read more: 2013-Teddy Bear Rally

2014 - Road Racing Schedule

22-23 March (Lightning) - School - March Lion Drivers School

25-26 April (Thunderbolt) - Enduro - The Devil in the Dark 12 Hour

10-11 May Pocono - Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund Freedom Races + Pro IT

30,31 May, 1 June (Thunderbolt) - ARCA, TransAm, Continential Challenge + Pro IT

5-8 June (Thunderbolt) - Major - Jersey Devil US Major

27-29 June (Lightning) - NJRRS - Lightning Challenge Regional + Pro IT

15-17 August (Thunderbolt) - NJRRS - Summer Thunder Regional + Pro IT

17-19 October (Thunderbolt) - NJRRS - Jersey Road Racing Classic Regional (The Jerk)

Nomination Committee Report

The Nominating Committee, consisting of Darrell Anthony (Chrmn.), Matt Rooke & Linda Santangelo-Mosley (Board of Trustees) and Butch O’Connor & Robby Foley (Members at Large) present the following slate for your consideration in the election of Officers & Trustees to serve a two year term beginning with the year 2014:

  • Trustees
    • Andrew Warren
    • Josh Ramirez
  • Secretary
    • Brandon Fetch
  • RE
    • Chris Mosley

Information regarding nomination by petition to run against the proposed slate can be found in Article VI, Section 1, (d) which is printed below.

The pertinent paragraphs of the by-laws pertaining to nominations & elections (Article VI, Sect. 1) are copied here:

Article VI.  Trustees

Section 1.  Qualifications, Terms of Office, and Elections.
                (a)  A candidate must have been a member of SCCA, Inc. for at least two (2) years.  A candidate may run for only one office at any one election.  Candidates may be bracketed in slates if they so desire.  All candidates shall have equal access to the means and equipment available to the Region for campaigning but no funds or supplies of the Region shall be used for campaigning.
                (b) At the Annual Meeting in odd years, the Regional Executive, Secretary, and two (2) Trustees-at-Large shall be elected.  At the Annual Meeting in even years the Assistant Regional Executive, Treasurer, and two (2) Trustees-at Large shall be elected.  A Trustee elected begins his/her term of service on January 1 of the following year for a term of two (2) calendar years.  A member shall hold only one elective office at a time.

Read more: Nomination Committee Report

Get involved wth your club!

What do you want from your SCCA membership?

Get involved with your club. Don't just sit there, get involved. Contact the Board or any committee to see what you can do.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Get involved with the NNJR and Jersey Racing Board? Race Link

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Want to scare some cones or help with events? Solo Link

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Your Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees Link

2013 - Annual Meeting - Friday November 22

Come join your friends for the
2013 NNJR Holiday Party and Annual Meeting
Hosted by the
Northern New Jersey Region
Friday November 22, 2013 from 7-10pm
at
Tiff"s Casual Grill & Bar
 
231 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, New Jersey

 

Dress in your holiday best and bring your appetite!

 

Dinner includes:
      Unlimited house wine & beer 7:30-9:30pm
               Caesar Salad
               Chicken Francaise
               Vegetable Lasagna
               Blackened Tilapia
               Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
               Red Bliss Potatoes & Vegetable Medley
               Ice Cream Sundae Bar 
               Coffee and Soda

 

$25 per person cash or checks only at the door

 

RSVP to Linda Santangelo-Mosley, Chairperson
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Quick Agenda:

Election of the Board of Trustees.

2013 Recap. How did we do?

2014 Season Preview for Race, Rally, Solo and Operations.

2013 - Jersey Road Racing Classic and Prelude

Results for Prelude & JRRC

 

NJRRS Points

September 11, 2001

Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund were taken from us on September 11, 2001 on board Flight 93.

Never forget!

 



 

 

 

2013 - Summer Thunder

Fidelity Power Systems - Pro IT Round 6 - Sunday August 18
Results

Summer Thunder - NJRRS-NARRC regional - Saturday and Sunday
Results

2013 - MINI MONTE RALLY

MINI MONTE RALLY-  Sunday, August 18th

The SCCA of Northern NJ in association with Raritan Valley Sports Car Club proudly presents the New Jersey Mini-Monte. A rally tradition for over 35 years. 
This 80 mile Monte Carlo style Map rally will cover scenic roads in Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris counties. The event is a simple Time-Speed-Distance map rally. All you have to do is follow the route shown on the map, traveling at or below the posted speed limits. All checkpoints will be shown on the map and all route instructions will include mileages. How much easier can it be ...we give you a map of the route, with restart points in case you want to short cut the route. The event will include 12 manned and unmanned (Do-It-Yourself) checkpoints and should take about 3 hours to complete . 
Start/Finish at the Clinton Station Diner, Rt 173 & Bank St, Clinton, NJ. $25 per car. Registration opens at 9:30. First car off at 11 AM.
 

2013 - Pro IT Rounds 4 & 5 @ NJMP Thunderbolt

Barbera’s Autoland 150 presented by Driven Racing Oil

At NJMP Thunderbolt as a support race for ARCA series
with U.S. Drift / PCA

 

Entry List ~ Register ~ Supps ~ Volunteers ~ Volunteer

 

Friday 26 July 2013
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration at NJMP Registration Center
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM Technical Inspection in Pro IT paddock
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Warmup (optional)
12:20 PM - 12:45 AM Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Practice
1:40 PM - 2:05 PM Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT First Qualify for Saturday race
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT First Qualify for Sunday race

Saturday 27 July 2013
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration at NJMP Registration Center
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Tech Inspection in Pro IT paddock
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Second Qualify for Saturday race
2:50 PM - 3:35 PM Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Round 4

Sunday 28 July 2013
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration at NJMP Registration Center
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Second Qualify for Sunday race
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Round 5

 

Jeff Bower

NNJR is sad to report that we lost a member.

Jeff, of Chester, N.Y., passed away on June 21, 2013 at Lime Rock Park during his regional race. Jeff was 70. Jeff was a long time member joining SCCA in 1990. He was an active driver as well as crew member.

Jeff drove an immaculate Caldwell Formula Vee.

Saturdays Missing Man pace lap in Jeff's memory really stirred a lot of emotion with drivers and clearly on the flag stations.

It was an honor to know Jeff. He is quite the gentleman and would always take time to chat. God bless.

Obit:

Jeffrey L. Bower was killed in a Formula V racing accident at Lime Rock Park in Salisbury, Conn., on Friday, June 21, 2013. Automobile racing had been his lifelong passion and avocation. He had competed in races throughout the northeastern U.S., notably at Lime Rock, Conn.; Watkins Glen, N.Y.; and Pocono Raceway, Pa.

Mr. Bower, a resident of Chester, N.Y., was 70 years old. He was plant manager for Belwood Aromatics in Ringwood, N.J.

Mr. Bower was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the son of Eleanor Cornell Bower and Dr. Ernest Z. Bower Jr. He spent his childhood in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Abington Heights High School, Keystone Junior College and earned an engineering degree at Farleigh Dickinson University.

He is survived by his older brother, Ernest Z. Bower III of Lilburn, Ga.; and younger sister, Lisa Cornell Bower of San Francisco; he was the father of Jeffrey L. Bower Jr., Janette Lisa Bower and Cindi Williams Sinaird; and the grandfather of Pyper Dillow-Bower, Perle Victoria James and Noah Herndon. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a worthy cause dear to the hearts of the donors.

2013 - Lightning Challenge

Lightning Challenge for NJRRS & MARRS:
Results

Fidelity Power Systems Pro IT Series Round 2:
Results