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2021 50-Year Anniversary Members

NER Celebrates 50-Year Anniversaries Traditionally, during our region annual meeting, we take the opportunity to recognize those members that are marking key milestones in their participation and membership with the club. This year, we have 10 members that are passing the half-century mark, with 50-years of membership to SCCA. Six of these members took a few minutes to share their memories of five decades of SCCA. Here's what they had to say. Congratulations to Jane and Bill Goodale, Paul Capel and Linda Fanning as well for their 50-year anniversary. Ron Bartell Wow – fifty years. It seems like yesterday when Ted Goddard helped me with my application at an Autocross in a supermarket parking lot in Great Barrington in 1971. I had already run one event with the SCCA as a non-member in NH, winning my very first ever autocross in a relatively stock bugeye Sprite. But the Great Barrington autocross gave me the ability to drive down the road and see a National at Lime Rock. When I saw all of those Sprites having fun on that iconic track, I thought to myself, “I can do that”. So, I horse-traded for the use [...]

By |2021-01-12T11:19:48-05:00January 11th, 2021|Featured, Region News|

2021 NER Annual Meeting Recap

NER Holds Virtual Annual Meeting While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to prevent large group gatherings, the New England Region hosted it's first virtual Annual Meeting last Saturday, on January 9. Similar to previous events, each program held a Town Hall session where schedules, rule changes, and questions for the coming 2021 season could be discussed and addressed. Then the club membership as a whole was invited to attend the full annual business meeting. During that meeting, the region welcomed SCCA President Mike Cobb, who gave a presentation on how the club from a national level weathered the pandemic and it's goals and plans for the coming year. We took a moment of silence for members that have passed in the last year, recognized those marking 25 and 50-year anniversaries, awarded region annual awards, heard reports from each of the region programs and committees, and welcomed the newest members to the 2021 Board of Directors. Immediate feedback from the membership was that the Zoom sessions were well organized and easy to access. Those looking to ask questions were able to be called upon. In general, the state of the region is good and healthy. Our financials are strong, and [...]

By |2021-01-12T12:44:09-05:00January 11th, 2021|Featured, Region News|

In Memoriam: John Travers

NER Says Goodbye to Long-Time Member The New England Region is saddened to announce the passing of John Travers. John was a fifty-year-plus member of the SCCA, joining the club on March 1, 1969. John raced a red Sprigdet and a '57 blue bugeye Sprite, still competing up until 2011, dominating the FP class as a New England Regional class champion through the 70s and 80s. He also held a Tech license for just as long. John and his wife, Pat, spent many years volunteering with new driver permits and school registrations. Both John and Pat last attended the NER Championship weekend at Thompson back on October 3-4. John passed peacefully in his sleep at his home on November 3. The couple live in Cranston, RI. The region extends its condolences to the Travers family during this difficult time. National event on Aug 30-Sept 1, 1975 driving a red MG Midget model 1275 (FP) Regional at Bryar Motorsport Park, Sept 22-23, 1979

By |2021-01-03T10:21:27-05:00January 2nd, 2021|Region News|

NER Winter iRacing League

NER iRacing Returns for the Winter Don't let winter keep you off the track! The NER team's winter iRacing league kicked off this week. 6 weeks of virtual wheel-to-wheel action is on the schedule to keep you busy between now and the end of the year. Joining the fun is easy. Check out the minimum requirements below needed to participate. SCCA also offers members a 3-month trial membership - look for the promo code in your new member or renewal packet. Competition Details All races begin promptly at 7:00 pm. The cars available to race include a BMW Gt4, Porsche GT4 and the Free Global MX-5 cup car. Questions on the league? Contact Andrew Benagh iRacing - How to Get Started iRacing Schedule Week 1 - OCTOBER 29 Watkins Glen Boot Week 2 - NOVEMBER 5 Mid Ohio (no chicane) Week 3 - NOVEMBER 12 VIR Full Week 4 - NOVEMBER 19 Road Atlanta Thanksgivng Off Week Week 5 - DECEMBER 3 Spa Week 6 - DECEMBER 10 Sebring International What's Needed? All that is needed to participate is: Computer that can run iRacing (their website has a system [...]

By |2020-10-30T12:34:42-04:00October 30th, 2020|Featured, Region News|