BOD Meeting Schedule

BOD Meeting Schedule As a reminder, all New England Region Board of Director monthly meetings are open for any member to attend. If there is specific business a member wants to address, they can send a request to either the RE or the Assistant RE to have that item added to the agenda. But if simply interested in the workings of the club leadership, reports on what each program is planning and doing, and curious about how to get more involved in supporting the club at a region administration level, we welcome any member to join. All monthly meetings are held via Zoom, so participation can be done conveniently from home. The main BOD sessions are open to the public. Certain voting and discussions that are reserved solely to BOD members may be held offline in a closed Executive Session. 2022 NER BOD Meeting Schedule Wed, October 12 @ 7:00 pm Zoom Link Wed, November 9 @ 7:00pm Zoom Link Wed, December 14 @ 7:00pm Zoom Link

By |2022-09-20T15:08:00-04:00September 20th, 2022|Featured, Region News|

32 Drivers head to 2022 Solo Nats from NER

2022 Solo Nats It's that time of year. National Championships. First up, are the autocrossers. Over September 6-9, they will return to Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska. This year, the New England Region is sending 32 drivers in an attempt to maintain it's standing as producing some of the most talented and competitive solo racers in the country. Last year, FIVE NER drivers claimed Solo National Championship titles, with nine more finishing with trophy placements.  In a twist on the preview of "Who Will Win?", instead of the editors and staff at SportsCar giving their opinions, they are having a little fun and putting it out for a member poll. Of course, more than a few familiar NER names on already on those poll lists, so go have some fun voting for our drivers! Solo Nats Event Details Dates: September 6-9 Location: Lincoln Airfield Event Page Solo Matters FB Page NER Solo Nats Entries Rachel Baker Kathy Barnes Josh Brockman Justin Chen Jojo Corrales-Kean Mark Daddio Bob Davis Billy Davis Brandon Dean Brandon Dryer Brad Fiore Jim Garry William Goodale Kimsoo Gopnik Ginette Jordan Jinx Jordan Todd Kean Chang Ho [...]

By |2022-08-22T13:03:54-04:00August 18th, 2022|Autocross, Featured, Region News|

NER Connects at Formula E in NYC

2022 New York City E-Prix The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship filled the streets of New York City July 16-17, with 22 world-class drivers going wheel-to-wheel in all-electric racing with the Manhattan skyline in the backdrop and the Statue of Liberty watching in the background. New England Region had a strong contingent present in the Big Apple to support the event. Representing SCCA included: Rich Alexander Andrew Benagh Scott Butler Don Byrd Mary Caniero Dennis Harrington Ben Knight Kelly Messier Paul Messier Brian Pitts John Santos Justin Wakefield And since a picture is worth a 1000 words, we'll simply share this extensive photo gallery from all the highlights of the weekend. Enjoy! Want to attend the next one? Yes. Flagging and working these large international professional motorsports events is awesome. But not just anyone gets to do it. The best way to get started - come volunteer at your local regional races. This is where the skills are learned and mastered. So when the next big event comes to town, you'll be ready to join in the fun! Get started volunteering here. Click an image to enlarge, view captions, and see photo credits. [...]

By |2022-08-03T11:14:23-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Featured, Region News|

RAL Online Giving / Donations Link

Racing Against Leukemia Weekend This coming weekend is our annual RAL weekend of events. ROAD RACING: The road racing program will be hosting the RAL races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with their silent auction and fundraising activities on Saturday night at the event party. This year, Nick Leverone, has offered up his flowing locks to be placed on the auction block. Donations are still be accepted for the auction. If you have goods or services you are willing to donate for the cause, please contact Abhi. RALLY: The rally program is hosting a Rally Against Leukemia, a road rally event starting and ending out of NHMS on Saturday. This is a 9 question Scavenger Hunt type Rally where the most answers correct in the least amount of miles wins. Questions and locations will focus on the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Registration is still open. AUTOCROSS: Solo ran one of their points events last weekend and encouraged their participants to donate via the online giving portal available with the UMass Memorial Medical Center. Online Giving Whether attending one of the RAL specific events or not, NER members are encouraged to help [...]

By |2022-08-02T16:16:19-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Autocross, Featured, RAL, Rally, Region News, Road Racing|

Georgina Hendrix: February 22, 1933 ~ June 29, 2022

Written by Kathy Barnes and Donna Stevens Bryar National 1981 Georgina Hendrix, Omer Norton and Ted Goddard From Kathy: Georgina was a long time member of NER. Although her member record only shows membership since 1987, she was a member far longer than that. I first met her when I met SCCA - in the Timing and Scoring area at Thompson Speedway a half century ago. Georgina served on the Board of Directors a couple different times and was a great mentor to me when I was first involved. Her encouragement was essential to the path I have taken in the club. When I was Solo Chair, she helped the region get access to a lot at a community college in CT. I’ll never forget the snow storm we had at the first event. She ALWAYS had the fun and fast cars – even for her daily driver. In addition to their involvement in running the region, doing all things road racing and rallying – Georgina’s house was legendary for club gatherings. In addition to the Gloria Barbour Award (now Assistant RE Award), she was a recipient of a Gold Pass [...]

By |2022-07-07T22:11:59-04:00July 7th, 2022|Featured, Region News|

Under 18 and Wanna Race? Not a problem!

SCCA is for Family It doesn't take long to find a second, or even third-generation of SCCA racers at an event. With a 70+ year history, SCCA has long been an organization that prides itself on being a family, and that includes making sure our younger members have a way to grow up and continue our love of motorsports. Bottom line - kids are welcome at our events. We love seeing smiling, young, enthusiastic faces where we can foster a heart for competition, offer a safe outlet to test their limits, and develop the future racers of tomorrow. Teen Involvement Don't assume you have to be over 21 to compete in SCCA events. NOT THE CASE! In fact, we make it possible for teens as young as 14 to get on track, start competing, and become a part of the action. Whether it's chasing cones on a Solo course, getting a Novice permit for Road Racing or RallyX, setting lap times at Track Nights or Time Trials, or waving flags on corners - there's a lot of ways for teens to get involved. The above chart breaks it down simply. To summarize: Minors under [...]

By |2022-04-18T16:12:56-04:00April 18th, 2022|Featured, Racing Life, Region News|

Best Seat at the Track: Volunteers

2022 Track Volunteers Needed The 2022 NERRC season is about to begin. The organization, management, and running of these events takes a tremendous amount of manpower, and is done exclusively through our network of club volunteers. BUT WE NEED MORE HELP! With our growing number of competitors, we need even more volunteers to staff all the specialties to ensure events operate efficiently and smoothly, as well as safely. Here's how you can help. BRING A FRIEND Grab a friend, neighbor or family member and bring them with you to the next event. When not watching and cheering on your sessions on track, ask if they'd like to get closer to the action and volunteer for a session or two in one of our specialties. SPREAD THE WORD Our track volunteers get up close to all the action. When sharing your racing stories, also share that non-drivers can still be right in the midst of it all when volunteering at events. POST A FLYER Print off one of the attached flyers and post it at your work, business, or favorite coffee shop. Anywhere people who like having #funwithcars might see it. SHARE THE LINK Share our NER.org/Volunteer [...]

By |2022-04-10T15:29:33-04:00April 10th, 2022|Featured, Region News, Road Racing|