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Second Hand Roads Rally

For something completely different!
Northern New Jersey Region - TSD RoadRally
May 23, 2021

On Site Registration 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Online Registration is Open Now!

Event Flyer

Great twisty back country roads of northwestern New Jersey

2021 Second Hand Roads

Special Social Distance Entry Fee of only $25.00 per car
(Payable day of the event)

Online Registration is open now - Link

Awards for 1st Overall & Awards in three classes
(Expert, Intermediate, & Novice)
Classes are based on your rally expertise

Plus Special Awards

The event is a straight forward Time-Speed-Distance rally that can be driven in 3 hours, including a 20 minute break in Blairstown. You will be scored on how well you can stay 'on-time'. No tricky instructions or dirt roads.

A great introduction to the sport of Car Road Rallying

We will have over 20 timed checkpoints. You just have to follow the route instructions and maintain the average speeds listed in the instructions. The speeds will all be at or below the posted speed limits.

Richta's GPS / Smartphone Timing will be utilized

Competitor - Richta GPS Checkpoints App downloaded before Registration; it is a free download and available for both Apple and Android.

The first five "1st Timers" to register for the event will receive a free copy of the "Road Rally Hand Book" included with their entry fee a $24.95 value.

You will be timed as you pass the Checkpoints. We will start off by telling you the location and exact time to pass the 1st set of checkpoints. In the next section we will tell you the exact mileage to the controls, but not the time to arrive, and the 3rd section all checkpoints will be 'hidden' so you can get a real feel of TSDing, by trying to stay 'on time - all the time'.


Each checkpoint will be timed to the 1/10th of a second and there will be a short break between each 'Section'. During the 1st break, event volunteers will be there to address any questions you might have to help you on the rest of the rally.

Starting location:

Route 46 Subaru in Hackettstown, NJ.

364 US-46, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Registration 10:00AM - First Car Off 11:01AM


 

Vinny Blancuzzi - We remember....

Vinny Blancuzzi died on April 21st at Saint Clare's Hospital in Dover.  He was 36.

Vinny joined the SCCA in October of 1991.  He was a member of the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad and was already a big fan of automobile racing.  His interest in auto racing had been sparked by his father at an early age.  Years later, when he came to Lime Rock as a young man, he must have liked what he saw because he quickly became one of us and was embraced by our SCCA family.

In short order Vinny earned his Flagging and Communications license as well as his Emergency Services license.  Regardless of the region conducting the event, it was a virtual certainty that Vinny would be there working a corner or doing his thing at the track's medical station.

Vinny was a quiet guy.  He was quiet about himself.  Vinny was very quiet about himself.  He was always most interested in the person with whom he was speaking.  Vinny was more interested in you.  Remembering back, it seems that whenever you greeted Vinny, his typical response was, "Hey! How're you doing?" or "Hey! What's happening?"

He never said, "Can you do this for me?"  More often it was, "Can you help me with this?"  Or, hearing that something needed doing, he would simply go and do it.  He wouldn't look to be thanked.  Often, not knowing that Vinny had already taken care of things, when you went to do a task, you discovered that it had already been done.

But as serious as working corners is, Vinny also had time for a lighter side.  A water balloon fight at a gathering of SCCA folks or the silliness of squirting Redi-Whip all over in the cab of the Region's van well, each of these was possible with Vinny.  He loved to have fun.

He was awarded the honor of NESCCA Worker of the Year in 2002 affirmation of the high regard which the Flagging & Communications community as well as the entire SCCA NorthEast Division held for his abilities and his dedication.

In 2004, when he became ill, he was examined at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the city.  He had to endure over a month of daily radiation treatments at Sloan-Kettering.  Showing their love for him, his friends rose to the occasion and made themselves available to drive him to Manhattan and back to Berkeley Heights each day.

He not only loved the SCCA and the sport, but he also found his love in the SCCA.  Robin & Vinny.  Vinny & Robin.  If you saw one, then you also saw the other.  They attended our Region's meetings together.  At our Annual Dinner or at the Region's Worker Party each January, they were there together.  On the first Friday of the month labeling the newsletter at Robin's Vinny was always there.

Vinny loved kids.  And kids loved Vinny.  Jessica and Rachel and Kenneth all loved him.  All the tykes in our SCCA family loved Vinny because he would take the time to play and kid around with them.

Vinny is survived by his folks Diane and Vincent Sr., by his love Robin, by his two brothers Jeffrey and Stephen, and by his SCCA family of friends.

"Yo!"

Introduction to TSD Rallying

by

Fox Wilmar Productions/RASC

You might find this interesting, our friends at Fox Wilmar Productions (David Fox) in association with Rainier Auto Sports Club (The club that conducted the ALCAN5000 and several 2-3 days events in the Pacific Northwest) produced an 'Introduction to TSD rallying' video.

As you may know David Fox provided the video clips used in SCCA's newly released RoadRally Safety Steward Training Course. He must have liked the clips we selected for our training course, because you will see them used in this video.

Click her for video


 

The Alex Cilli Spirit of Dedication Award

2019 - Jeff Yatsko

By Tony “Mario” Crea

Alex Cilli was a quiet, but very special individual. He drove an Autodynamics Formula Vee that was built during a time when all men had “Dad Bods”, so I fit in it just fine, thanks for asking! What made Alex special was that he always remembered the details of what people told him during conversations in the paddock... You got married? He’d ask how married life was treating you each time he saw you, even if it was just two times a year. You got a new job? He’d ask how things were going and if you got the corner office yet. If you answered, “No”, Alex would ask, “Well, why not?”

Indeed, Alex was akin to the former 60 Minutes presenter, Charles Kuralt, who endeared himself to many around the nation simply because he listened. Furthermore, Alex always made sure to personally thank the core staff at the end of each and every event because he knew that quality events don’t just happen because someone showed up with some cones and a timing system. One of the many ways Alex would show his appreciation was during cleanup, a time of the day when competitors typically scatter like cockroaches in sunlight. By virtue of owning that Formula Vee, Alex had a trailer; so, he’d drive around the lot, picking up the stacks of cones workers would make at the end of timed runs. This now commonplace practice was a huge help to the region when we started growing our events into what they are today.

A lot of people miss Alex, I know I still do. As a matter of fact, I began using number 158 since his passing so that I could still incorporate the number 8, which I used from the beginning, and the number 15, which was Alex’s number.

Now, this reminiscence has a purpose and it can be summarized in just three words...
“Not a problem!”

If you’ve never heard these words spoken at an NNJR autocross, then you’ve probably never attended an NNJR autocross! While we all know that no autocross would be possible without everyone helping at some point during the course of the day, it takes a special, albeit moronic, group of individuals willing to be core workers each season. Within the NNJR’s core group, however, there exists an individual whose can-do attitude is a reassuring beacon of reliability that the event will go off without a hitch. Here are some examples:

Carburetor in the generator is gummed up? Not a problem!
Pit bike has a flat tire? Not a problem!
PA system has a nasty reverberation? Not a problem!
Gout’s acting up? Not a problem!
And this all takes place by 7:30 am!

In case you haven’t guessed by now, Jeff Yatsko is about to be presented with a special award that embodies his tireless dedication to our autocross program each year. Whether it be off-season maintenance and improvements to the truck, arranging for our competition license to be completed and registered with the State Police, or picking up cases of water for corner workers - along with lots of other things in-between - Jeff is the guy we typically turn to.

The region owes a huge debt of gratitude to Jeff and I know that, wherever he may be, Alex would agree wholeheartedly. So, without further ado, Jeff Yatsko, come accept...
The Alex Cilli Spirit of Dedication Award!

Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund

Freedom Major

SCCA - Northern New Jersey Region - Club Racing

Sanctions 21-TD-55739 and 21-M-20519

Friday, May 28 — Sunday, May 30, 2021

Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

  

Registration Entry List

SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

(updated - May 1, 2021)

Conference Standings

 

Group  Classes Qualify Race 1 Race 2 Notes
1 SRF3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Notes
2 FF, FV, F5 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Notes
3 FA, FC, FE2, FX, P1, P2 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Notes
4 STL, STU, T2, T3, T4 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Notes
5 EP, FP, HP, GTL Qual Race 1 Race 2 Notes
6 GT1, GT2, GT3, GTX, PX, AS, T1 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Notes
7 SM, B-Spec Qual Race 1 Race 2 Notes

 


 

Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund Freedom Major

The Northern New Jersey Region welcomes you to the Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund Freedom Major, the fourth scheduled round of the Northeast Conference SCCA US Majors Tour. The event will be held on 29-30 May 2021 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond PA. The event includes qualifying sessions and races on Saturday and warm-up sessions and races on Sunday. Friday will be an optional test day. The Saturday races are 14 laps or 30 minutes (whichever occurs first). The Sunday races are 22 laps or 50 minutes (whichever occurs first).

On Friday evening, SCCA will conduct a Track Night in America event on the North-South Combined Course, see www.tracknightinamerica.com for additional information. On Saturday, the Northeast Pennsylvania and Northern New Jersey Regions will conduct an autocross on the East Course during the day. On Sunday, these two regions will conduct a track sprint on the East Course.

 

Supporting

Manna on Main Street in Lansdale, Pa.

MannaOnMainStreet

Manna on Main Street is committed to ending hunger in the North Penn Region by providing food, fulfilling social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. Through a food pantry and soup kitchen, emergency financial aid, counseling and referrals, and education opportunities, we serve those in need with the hope ’that everyone might be fed.

 

Joe and Linda

 Joe & Linda

Raymond The Cat - Joe & Linda

Our event this weekend is named to recognize two SCCA members who were lost on 9/11. Linda Gronlund and Joe DeLuca were two very active SCCA members who were flying to San Francisco aboard United Airlines Flight 93 that morning. Linda was a twenty year member who was then Flag Marshal for NNJR. Joe, also a twenty year member, was the creator of “The Adventures of Raymond the Cat.” Joe had been a rally driver, solo competitor and racer. He had held various regional positions. Their flight was among the four planes hijacked by the terrorists that morning, but was the only one which did not achieve its intended target. When the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the aircraft from the hijack terrorists, it was flown into the ground in rural Shanksville, PA.

Memorials have been established at all three locations where hijacked aircraft were crashed on 9/11. The beautiful memorials in lower Manhattan and at the Pentagon are fully funded and construction is complete in NY and VA. The Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA honors our friends who were passengers on the doomed flight on that most fateful day.


 

2021 Solo Schedule

Note: The new 2021 Helmet rule by the New Jersey State Police was just updated 4-10-21, allowing 2010 helmets until 12-31-2021.

 
MetLife Stadium
  • Sat 3/27- Lot E - Results
  • Sat 4/10- Lot L
  • Sat 4/24- Lot L
  • Sat 5/1- lot E
  • Pro Solo 5/7-9
  • Sat and Sun 6/5-6 - lot E (Possible 2 day Mini Tour)
Pocono Raceway
  • Sat 5/29 / Sun 5/30 - Sat AutoX, Sun Track Sprint

 

Always check AutoX4U for latest event details.


 

2021 Tire Rack SCCA New Jersey Champ Tour

at

New Meadowlands Sports Complex

Date: May 07, 2021 to May 09, 2021

Note: The new 2021 Helmet rule by the New Jersey State Police was just updated 4-10-21, allowing 2010 helmets until 12-31-2021.

Anyone who will be on site for this event MUST fill out and hand in at waiver check-in the MetLife Stadium release waiver found: https://www.scca.com/downloads/55013-waiver-and-release-met-life-stadium-2021 

Online Registration - Opens 3/31, Closes 5/4

Download the National Solo Covid19 Guidelines here


2021 Northeast Division Road Racing Series

Always check the NeDiv website for the latest news.

The NeDiv Series begins its eight year as we move into 2021. This year the schedule includes nine race weekends at some of the most exciting tracks the Northeast has to offer. You will find the schedule below. Also, we are welcoming a new class existing racing classes, it is a spec corvette series. A copy of the rules for the series and the new class can be found on the NeDiv website.

To be eligible to be a class champion racers must compete in a minimum of four race weekends and finish first in their class. This year a racer may count eight weekends total towards his or her points total. Racers can use the Divisional path to gain an invite the SCCA runoff’s at Indianapolis! Compete in at least four events, be in the top three in your class in points (top five in SRF3 and SM) before the runoff’s and you’re in.

The 2021 schedule:

  • April 24/25 at Summit Point
  • June 4/5 at NJMP Lightning Course
  • June 11/123 at Lime Rock (the only SCCA event at the Rock)
  • July 3/4 at Watkins Glen
  • August 7/8 at NHMS
  • July 28/29 at Pitt Race
  • Sept 25/26 at Watkins Glen (Fun One weekend, race the long and short courses)
  • Oct 1/2 at Thompson
  • Oct 30/31 at Nelson Ledges

If you have any questions contact Chris Mosley, series chairman, at 973-723-8069.


 

 

Track Night 2021: Pocono - May 28

TNIA

Pocono Raceway is one of the most historic circuits on the Track Night in America schedule having hosted NASCAR and IndyCar races for more than 40 years. In addition to the oval known as the “Tricky Triangle,” Pocono raceway includes a selection of road courses, the longest of which takes advantage of the ovals’ 3000+ foot straights to create a 2.5-mile 8-turn layout. Located in the mountains of Pennsylvania, the track is a two-hour drive from both New York City and Philadelphia, making it a great location for an evening at the track.

 


 

 

In Honor of Bruce Bellom #15

Bruce Bellom

Celebration of Life - Bruce Bellom

 

Family and friends let's Celebrate his life with some good memories.
Zoom Call on Saturday, March 13, 7pm

***************

This insidious virus took Bruce Bellom, friend to all in the autocross community, on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Bruce BellomBruce was a fixture at countless events locally and nationally over the decades.

Bruce taught countless people to become better autocrossers.

Bruce entertained people with his surprisingly mellow, radio-friendly voice as an announcer at local and national events.

Bruce became another victim who departed this world too early due to Covid but Bruce was strong and he fought. Bruce fought and he fought and he fought until he couldn't fight anymore.

Bruce will be missed... Autocross events will never be the same without you, dear friend.

Bruce Bellom

In honor of Bruce, we are raising money for Peekskill Rotary Club Foundation, Inc., in Bruce Bellom's name. He was heavily involved with this foundation, and was on his way to being president. The NNJR-SCCA will match up to $150. Let's show our appreciation for Bruce as he has shown to all of us.

If you wish to donate directly to the Foundation click here.


 

Sharon A. Burke, we remember...

Sharon A. Burke (nee Schwertfeger) of Califon, NJ passed away suddenly, at St. Clair's Dover General Hospital, on February 26, 2011, at the age of 47.  

Sharon Burke

Sharon is greatly loved and missed by many, especially by her son Kenneth and husband Jeff.

Sharon was born in Summit, NJ and lived in Gillette and New Providence beforeSharon Ken Burke moving to Califon 16 years ago. She was a graduate of New Providence HS and Robert Walsh Business School. Sharon also graduated with honors from The College of St. Elizabeth, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She was currently enrolled at Norwich University studying for her MBA.  Sharon was most recently employed with Clinsys Inc. in Bedminster , NJ , as a Clinical Data Manager.

Sharon was a member of the Sports Car Club of America for 25 years, where she served on the Board of Directors for the Northern NJ Region. She has been a nationally licensed technical inspector and holds a regional license in emergency services. She was named the North East SCCA Worker of the Year in 1996. She was also a champion auto-crosser where she won dozens of races with her 1984 Camaro, including 3 invitation only events.

She enjoyed volunteering at Tabby's Place, a cat shelter in Hunterdon County . Sharon helped with Habitat for Humanity projects, and then transferred those skills to help build the pavilion at Memorial Park in Lebanon Twp. She was past president of the Lebanon Twp. PTA and was a founding member of the Lebanon Twp. Educational Foundation. Sharon participated in many Avon Breast Cancer walks with her team of friends.


 

Rally - Highland Spring Trek
 

Time to get out on the wide open roads!

April 11, 2021

All new route for 2021


 
 
 
Highland Fling
 
This edition of the Trek will start at High Marques Motors in Morristown, and travel north into the Pequannock Valley and Northwestern Jersey Watershed to discover some of the most stunning scenery the Highlands region has to offer. We will end in Sparta at local favorite, Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub near the Sparta Boardwalk.
 
Special arrangements have been made for a social distance stop at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum to learn about the history of hard rock mining in Northern New Jersey, in Ogdensburg. The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World.
 
The event is being conducted in association with the NJ Highland Coalition.
 
Per the Skyland Visitor's web site, Trail Of Historical Sites Tells A Remarkable Story About Industry and Invention in the Garden State.
 
There is a thread of heritage and industry that began in the New Jersey highlands centuries ago, before America officially started. If you know about it, a ride on the interstate becomes a little more interesting as you approach the hills on the horizon, passing through corridors cut through the earth. And turning off onto a county highway becomes a tour through some of the richest history in America when you really know where you are.
 
From pre-Revolutionary times through the 1980s, the ore and minerals contained in our corner of the planet have shaped our history. Mining is the basis for a major contribution from Northwest New Jersey to modern American society. Forges and foundries were the economic engines of the time, places that saw remarkable events.
 
Iron is only a part of the story that is told in the wealth of sites you can visit here in the Skylands. You can follow a trail of key places in the development of the Industrial Revolution and modern American society. Out of the first established settlements in the Skylands, invariably ironworking communities grew a network between the mines, blast furnaces, refining areas and ironworks that was by the 1840s-1860s a marvel of the times. This period, the "dead period" between the Revolution and Civil War is one of the most underrated in our history. Before these years there were no railroads, no health care, no telecommunications, no real cohesiveness beyond a political doctrine. There wasn't even a standard currency each bank printed its own money. Things that went on during that period right here in the Skylands had a lot to do with how we live today.
 

 
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.

 PoconoTrackLayout-N-S

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.

 

Jason Evangelista

The Board of Trustees are please to announce by unanimous consent that Jason Evangelista has been selected to receive the Vinny Blancuzzi Award for dedicated service to the Region.

2020 Vinny Award Jason Evangelista

Jason joined the region 10 years ago, and has been a the region's Treasurer since 2013.
 
This award is to recognize the time and effort it takes to make the Region work above and beyond the normal effort. Nomination for this award can be made by any member in good standing; this award can be given to any member or friend of NNJR. Past winners of the award includes Meg Meyer, The Zane Family, Perry Aidelbaum and in 2017 Lou Giallanella.
 

 

Note: The new 2021 Helmet rule by the New Jersey State Police was just updated 4-10-21, allowing 2010 helmets until 12-31-2021.

 

NJ Helmet and Belt Requirements at 2021 Events

New Jersey MOTOR VEHICLE RACETRACK REGULATIONS Chapter 62

This note contains important information for events requiring helmets in New Jersey during the 2021 season, as dictated by the New Jersey State Police.

The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety governs motorsport events in the state through its Chapter 62 Motor Vehicle Racetrack Regulations. These supersede, by law, requirements specified in our SCCA General Competition Rules.

SA 2010 / SAH 2010 / M 2010 helmets will NOT be allowed for use at events in New Jersey during the 2021 season.

While the SCCA GCR states that SA 2010/ SAH 2010 helmets are allowed until 12/31/21, for events in NJ such as our racing and track day events at NJMP we are NOT allowed to accept Snell 2010 helmets. Only closed face SA 2015 and 2020 helmets with a face shield can be used. For autocross events, open or closed face SA or M 2015 or 2020 can be used.

In addition, please be reminded of the New Jersey State Police rule regarding belts which was put in place earlier: NJ 62-3.7.c.1 specifies that seatbelts certified under SFI 16.1 or 16.5 expire on 31 December of the second year after the date of manufacture; all other provisions of GCR 9.3.19 apply.

There can be no exceptions granted to either the helmet or belt rules by SCCA or track personnel. Please understand that these personnel are required by law to ensure compliance with the state laws set forth in Chapter 62 Motor Vehicle Racetrack Regulations, and that they are subject to random inspections by the State Police to ensure the regulations are being enforced.

We felt it important to get you this information as soon as we were made aware, so that you have time in advance of our 2021 events to ensure your helmet and belts meet the NJ-specific requirements.

 


 

Congratulations to NNJR!

2020 RoadRally Awards

We are please to announce that NNJR-SCCA was awarded the 2020 Regional RoadRally Achievement Award at the SCCA National Convention yesterday. The Region was selected based on a 200% YTY growth in event participation, which accounted for 20% of the total roadrally entries for the national roadrally program. This was accomplished in spite of covid19 restrictions, by pivoting to outdoor registration and expansion of the region's rally program to inlcude social distance 'non-competitive "trek" style events. We would like to thank everyone in the region's rally program and all the participates that attended the events that help make this award possible.


 

2021 Virtual National Convention registration is open and free!

SCCA 2021 National ConventionIt may look different, but it’s never been easier (or more cost effective!) to attend the SCCA National Convention.

This year, Convention sessions will be held over the course of a month, beginning January 23 and continuing with sessions through February 19. Better yet, it’s at no cost to SCCA members, and sessions can be picked and chosen by which are most valuable for each attendee.

The Convention kicks off in, well, a conventional way. SCCA President Mike Cobb will give a kick-off message, setting the tone and goals for both the Convention and the Club itself in 2021. From there, each of the programs – from Road Rally to Road Racing and every parking lot and open field in between – will break out into program direction and overview, followed later in the week by open Q&A sessions. At 7 p.m. CT that evening, the band will come back together for the SCCA Honors and Hall of Fame Awards presentation.

Read more


 

(updated January 18, 2021)

Please refer to current COVID-19 Protocols

These rules supplement the SCCA National Solo Rules. They will take precedence over optional sections of the National rules where conflicts exist. Mandatory sections of the National rules, as defined in Section 1 of the 2019 SCCA Solo Rulebook, will be enforced.


 

COVID-19 Event Guidelines

Safety Guidelines During Events

Notice to Participants: In light of the current COVID-19 situation, every attempt will be made to minimize the risks of exposure to the virus. New processes and procedures are being developed and will be put into place for events going forward.

Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you, both on-track and off, and to make the decision on whether or not to participate. If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone who has been experiencing these symptoms in the last two weeks, please stay home.

While on site please take the health and safety of your fellow participants, volunteers and staff into consideration and practice social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.

Click here for all the Current Covid-19 Protocols


 


SCCA President's Update and Road Racing Awards

SCCA President and CEO Mike Cobb delivered his end-of-year president's update before Eric Prill, Vice President and COO, and Deanna Flanagan, Director of Road Racing, presented SCCA Road Racing's annual awards.

SCCA President's Update and Road Racing Awards

The entire program is now available on demand below or on SCCA YouTube channel.


 

 


Obituary of David M Panas

David Marlyn Panas
(April 30, 1939 - January 20, 2020)

David M PanasDavid M. Panas, 80, of Oakland, NJ, passed away January 20, 2020. He was born in Peekskill, NY, on April 30, 1939, the son of Walter and Ula (Henery) Panas, raised in Shrub Oak, NY, and lived in Oakland for 58 years. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Michael W. Panas of Wallkill, NY.
David leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years and life-long friend since 4th grade, Ileana Lenore (Bartholomew) Panas, his daughters and their husbands – Susan and Galen Clark of Prospect, KY, Sharon and Jorge Mascaró of West Milford, NJ, and his grandchildren, Matthew and Helen Clark, and Jorge and Antonio Mascaró.
David was a graduate of Lakeland High School, Mohegan Lake, NY. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY, in 1959 with a BS in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation David began a career in engineering with Public Service Electric and Gas of NJ. He was a design engineer working in the Northern Division.
He enjoyed a successful career at PSE&G, with over 43 years of service as an engineer in the Gas Division, starting in July 1959. Dave retired as a Senior Engineer in June 2003 after having worked in the Pompton, Clifton, Hackensack and Newark offices. He would often proudly point out places in NJ where his work was reflected.

Read more: 2020-01-20 - David M Panas - We remember....

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  30. Represent Your Region!
  31. Merry Christmas
  32. Save The Date!
  33. NNJR SCCA Annual November Election Dinner
  34. JOIN US November 19th!
  35. Tour of the Highlands ROAD RALLY
  36. Teddy Bear Charity Road Rallye
  37. The Annual Northern New Jersey Region Party!
  38. Congratulations Chris Mosley!
  39. NNJR Membership and Annual Election Meeting
  40. NNJR Trustee at Large Position Open
  41. NNJR Member Party this Friday 8/15
  42. June Membership Meeting
  43. March Membership Meeting!
  44. LeChump
  45. Competition Report
  46. Wise words from Dave Panas
  47. Nomination Committee Report
  48. Get involved wth your club!
  49. September 11, 2001
  50. Jeff Bower
  51. Membership Meeting September 25, 2013
  52. Towne Hyundai paces the race at Pocono!
  53. Fidelity Power Systems named as title sponsor of the Pro IT Series!
  54. September - October
  55. September-October
  56. Head and Neck Restraints Mandatory!
  57. Worker Fund