Road Racing!Are you ready to take that step from watching road racing to getting behind the wheel? It’s not an easy process, but SCCA has produced more road racers than anyone, so you’re in good hands. Read More +
Solo!NNJR Solo events are set up in parking lots or any place with a large expanse of pavement, are all about a driver's ability to accurately and precisely maneuver around a pylon-marked course in the fastest time possible! Read More +
Volunteer!Imagine having the best seat in the house, mere feet away from some of the fastest race cars in the world. And at the end of each action packed day is an after hours social with drinks and snacks, where you can relax and swap stories with race drivers and your fellow workers! Read More +
Special Announcement: Nominations for Officers for 2017:
The Nominating Committee, exercising its duties as representatives of the NNJR Membership, per Article VI, Section 1, has nominated the following candidates to serve on the Board of Governors for the calendar year 2017:
Assistant Regional Executive - Butch O'Connor
Treasurer - Jason Evangelista
Trustee - Matt Rooke
Trustee - Mark Labbancz
All of the candidates have stated their willingness to serve in the office for which they have been nominated.
Any eligible members, not so nominated, who wish to have their name appear on the ballot for the election at the Annual Meeting shall submit a written notice and supporting petition. 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.
Northern New Jersey Region Renewed Road Rally Program
by Peter Schneider
In 2016, NNJR has decided to step-up it’s road rally program in association with the Motorsports Club of North Jersey and Raritan Valley Sports Car Club. As you may know over the past 26 years NNJR has been hosting the longest running charity event with the annual US Marines Corps Toys for Tots Gimmick/GTA rally. In addition they have hosted a dozen or so Pine Barrens Express events, which was an evening TSD rally in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, great sand roads with mileage to each instructions and closed controls. A zero hero event, if you understand tire slippage in ‘sugar’ sand and water holes.
This year NNJR is hosting five events all of them Gimmick/GTA road rallies. These events are based on the same principle as the Toys for Tot rally. 25 points for each incorrect answer to a question and 100 points for each mile over or under the official rally route. The questions are mostly used to determine your knowledge of the General Instruction or to provide additional penalty points for off-course loops.
The July event (Rallymaster Michael & Pepi Brooks), was held of July 24th, started out with a standard Odometer leg, followed by six legs containing five route following traps. The traps included a ‘Straight as Possible’, ‘Onto’. Hard to see signs and being able understand the difference between a quoted road sign and the actual road itself (Turn Right after “AIRPORT ROAD”).
Using an expanded mailing list (a combination of three local clubs and the SCCA mailing list of three regions) and Facebook ads, there was 28 teams participating in the event. Fifteen Novice teams of which twelve claimed to be first timers to the sport, which provided them with a $10 discount to the $30 entry fee.