In the weeks since my last report, the region and myself have had quite a busy and  successful summer. Not that the summer is over yet, but it is closing in far too quickly (unless you’re excited about snowcross). Personally, I am officially without a racecar, but I hope that changes soon and I can get back on-track before the end of the Road Racing season.

We’ve had 14 events since my last writing, including 3 Autocross, 2 RallyCross, 1 RoadRally, 5 Track Nights, and 2 Road Races. The only common problem for many of these events being the seemingly endless rain we’ve been getting in New England. Hopefully the rest of the summer and fall racing season is a bit more dry. If not, we may want to consider building an official NER ark and load the cars in by class, two by two. With the Solo Nationals right around the corner, it looks to be an exciting and successful event. The event registration sold out at 1400 competitors and I wish all of our members that are making the trip, the best of luck. The Runoffs are still weeks away and the registration for the Sonoma event is up to almost 500 racers.

I’d like to take a moment to congratulate two of our members and friends on their recent nuptials. Sure, many of our members meet and begin their relationship at the track, but how many have gotten married at the track? The Tie-the Knot weekend at NHMS (ironically also titled “Cheap Date”) was rain-free just long enough for Jason and Jessie to say, “I do.” (Stay tuned for a full recap of the wedding activities soon here on Pit Talk!) Myself and the rest of the region wish the two of you a wonderful future together.

In the next few weeks, all of our disciplines will be holding their RAL events. Take a look at the calendar, and if you can attend any of the events, I’m sure you’ll have a great time and help to raise money for childhood cancer research. If you can’t attend, take a moment and make a donation at our First Giving site.
I hope you’re enjoying the new Pit Talk and all that it has to offer. We’re very proud of how it’s come out and looking forward to the future. If there’s anything that you think we should add or something that you think would make a good fit, please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or Melissa, our editor.

Sterling Cole
Regional Executive, NER SCCA