RE Update by Peter Schneider

SCCA-NNJR has started off the 2021 season with great enthusiasm, our first two Solo events at MetLife both had over 100 car in attendance and we have our third event on April 24th. The Highland Spring Tour car rally had 136 teams pre-registered for the event, but a raining day resulted in ‘only’ 73 cars attended the event, which is still a great turn out. The rally included a stop at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, where all teams were treated to a free 15 minute tour of the Mine which is the fluorescent mineral capital of the world, and the Museum wants us back next year.

If you follow us on Facebook, you may know that the region is looking to expand our programs we offer to our members by adding RallyCross events to our schedule. One of the major hurdles is acquiring a site to conduct the events. Last year we investigated using a field owned by Island Dragway in Great Meadows, NJ, which is a dozen miles west of Hackettstown on Route 46. But that site did not workout. Earlier this month we met with the South Brunswick Planning Board about a site just off of Route 1. While we are still exploring that opportunity there are several zoning issues which will have to be worked out in addition to getting approval by the site owner. We have the equipment and skills to conduct the event, but we are looking for assistance from our membership to navigate the Zoning process or if you have an open field (between 10 - 19 acres) which we can use for an event your help would be greatly appreciated. Please reach out to Marco Gidej and Bill Petro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Looking forward to May, we have several events lined up. On May 7-9 the region is hosting a SCCA National Champ Tour at the Meadowlands, a Time-Speed-Distance RoadRally on May 23rd and over the Memorial Day weekend we are returning to Pocono Raceway for the Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund Freedom Majors which includes a Solo event on Saturday and the regions 1st Track Sprint on Sunday and racing all weekend long. Registration for the SCCA National Champ Tour and the Memorial Day weekend Majors event are open on MotorsportReg. If you have never attending a Road Race at Pocono here is your chance. The region is looking for new volunteers to assist with the standard Race Specialties (Flagging, Pit/Grid, Registration and Equipment/Logistics) assistance is needed for general Race Administration activities like trophy coordination and registration over the three day event. You will be paired with an experienced individual, so no prior knowledge is needed, just the willingness to lend a helping hand. As an extra incentive new individuals that come out of Friday get a free entry to a NNJR 2021 Solo Event, and if you work both Saturday and Sunday you receive an additional free entry, so two free Solo events if you work the entire weekend. Come out to volunteer for the weekend or just a day. Volunteer/Worker registration can be found on MotorsportReg, or you can contact Terry Hanusheck and David Hofmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..