Region News

NNJR Swag now available at all NNJR Region Social Events!

NNJR T-Shirt: $10
NNJR Hat: $15
NNJR Computer Bag: $25
(limited quantities)

 

The NNJR Region Party 

FREE and open to all NNJR members!

Kick off to the 2016 racing season!

Sunday April 17th from 3-6pm

Wyndham Hamilton Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ.

It's that time again for the NNJR SCCA Region Party.This year we are doing something new - the 2016 Region Party will be kicking off the 2016 racing season instead of wrapping up the old one.The Region Party will be held at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center at 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932 on Sunday April 17th from 3-6pm.The menu will include an Antipasto Bar, A Pasta Station and a variety of Hot and Cold Hors D'oeuvres with a cash bar.We will be handing out awards, selling our new NNJR T-shirts and hats and enjoying each others company.Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 17th!
 

Please join us for the NNJR SCCA Annual November Election Dinner on Thursday November 19th. The dinner will be held at
 
Brio Tuscan Grille
1400 Willowbrook Mall (near Sears)
Wayne, NJ 07470
 
7pm to 10pm.
 
The menu includes a three course dinner and cash bar in a private room at a cost of $35 per person.
 
RSVP to Linda Santangelo-Mosley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by text to Linda at 973.615.1398.

Dont Forget to RSVP to Linda Santangelo-Mosley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or by text to Linda at 973.615.1398.

2nd Fall Tour of the Highlands Road Rally

Start: Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy and End: Ringwood Manor, Ringwood

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Registration and “Rally 101” at 10:30 a.m. Rally begins at 11 a.m.

Registration: Early Bird $50 and $75 after September 1 per car for driver and navigator

Information & Registration

 

EVENT FLYER

It's 1967, the most dangerous year for Formula 1 drivers. Join us for all the excitement of one of the best racing movies ever made.. Grand Prix! Come out in your 60's attire and win a prize for the best outfit!

We will also be showing continuous coverage of the Daytona 24 Hour Race.

Good food and drink will be provided. Intriguing conversation, thrilling race, rally and solo adventures. 

Race, Rally and Solo awards!

Free and Fun!

When:

Saturday
January 24, 2015
From 6pm to 10pm

Where:

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

This past Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Northeast Division Mini Con Awards Dinner, Chris Mosley - the RE of the Northern New Jersey Region of the SCCA and the Chairperson of the Northeast Division Race Series - received the Brian Holtz Memorial Award.

This is the Division's highest award. It is presented for Exceptional Leadership and Significant Contributions to the Northeast Division of the Sports Car Club of America. Congratulations Chris! and thank you for all your hard work!
 

Join Us!

Tuesday Night November 11 @ 7:00pm

New BYO Location!

Stefano's Restaurant
569 Route 23 South at Jackson Avenue,
Wayne, NJ  

This is our Annual Meeting to elect the Slate of 2015 Officers to the Region's Board of Trustees.

We are at a new BYO location with awesome food and plenty of parking:  Stephano's in Wayne, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Come for dinner and bring your own drinks, or just come to share a story with the gang - $25 for all you can eat.

Please RSVP to Linda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 973-615-1398.

NNJR T-shirts will be on sale for $10 - free to NNJR workers who haven't received one yet!

To all NNJR members, the nominating committee for this year's elections is setting the slate for the November meeting. There is an open trustee at large position on the board to serve beginning 1/1/15. If you would like to get involved and help run your club, please contact us!

 

6PM at the Mosley Motor Home at NJMP

(look for the NNJR banner on our motor home)

 

  • Come party with your NNJR friends

  • Beer, wine and snacks will be available

  • Free NNJR T-shirts will be given out to NNJR workers 

  • NNJR members (or anyone) can purchase a T-shirt for $10 - please have cash available

  • Hear the exciting new plans for our November Holiday Party, January Region Party and 2015 schedule

  • Bring chairs if available for extra seating


    See You There!

 

 Join Us!
Friday night June 13th  @ 7:00pm

Tiff's Casual Grill & Bar
231 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ  


Come one, come all, as we say thank you to Darrell Anthony and Terry Roberts for their many years of dedication and service to NNJR!

This month's members meeting will take place at Tiff's in Morristown, NJ from 7:00 - 10:00pm. Come for dinner and drinks, or just come to share a story with the gang - $25 for all you can eat and drink.

Please RSVP to Linda at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 973-615-1398.

See you all there!

Wednesday March 26, 2014 ~ 7:00 - 10:00

Tiff's Casual Grill & Bar
231 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, New Jersey

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.

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?”

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

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

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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Want to see if you can meet the challenge? Rally Link

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Like to organize or handle behind the scenes? Operations Link

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

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

Never forget!

 


 

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.

Wednesday September 25, 2013 ~ 7:00 - 10:00

Tiff's Casual Grill & Bar
231 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, New Jersey

Directions

Dinner: $25
includes:
Unlimited House Wine and Beer 7:00-9:30

Dinner is optional