Region News

2017 - Track Night in Ameirca

In association with the Joe Deluca & Linda Gronlund Freedom Majors, Track Night in Ameirca will take place on Friday, May 26.

Pocono Raceway is one of the most historic circuits on the Track Night in America schedule having hosted NASCAR and IndyCar races for more than 40 years.

In addition to the oval known as the “Tricky Triangle,” Pocono raceway includes a selection of road courses, the longest of which takes advantage of the ovals’ 3000+ foot straights to create a 2.5-mile 8-turn layout. Located in the mountains of Pennsylvania, the track is a two hour drive from both New York City and Philadelphia, making it a great location for an evening at the track.

STARTING LINE TRACK SCHOOL

Prior to the start of this event SCCA will be hosting the new SCCA Starting Line Track School. The SCCA Starting Line Track School will help you get a leg up on your Track Night experience by adding extra educational elements and professional instructors in a car-control type clinic. Like other Starting Line schools – you will receive an SCCA membership, an entry to that day’s Track Night event, subscriptions to SportsCar and Grassroots Motorsports Magazines and an option for a motorsports-approved helmet.

Link to Event


 

Walter J Huber

Walter Huber passed away at home on Saturday, April 8th. He shared 74 years of love and faith with his family and community. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 12th at 11 am at Our Lady of The Magnificat, Kinnelon, NJ. Burial to follow at the church Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 11th from 3-7 pm at the church.

Walter grew up in Fort Lee and settled in Kinnelon over 30 years ago. He worked for Prentice Hall for many years, retiring as VP in his department. Recently, he and Nancy moved to Lincoln Park to downsize. Walt was a longtime member of Our Lady of The Magnificat Church and served with the Knights of Columbus Council #14493. A man of deep faith, he donated much of his time to the church and community. He served as a Eucharistic Minister and he drove much needed clothing and food to families who were less fortunate. He was also a longtime bus driver for children with special needs, a job which he loved. He was a member of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the MG Car Club. It was at one event that he met his wife Nancy. He was very active in the SCCA and very much enjoyed being a flagger and later becoming a steward. Walter always had a smile on his face and lived a very happy life. He was always available to lend a hand or impart some knowledge upon you, as he had so much of it. He loved a cold Shiner Bock and above everything else, spending time with his family. He was the proudest Opa to his five grandchildren and loved to brag about all of their accomplishments. He was a dear friend and loving husband and will be missed beyond words.

Walter is survived by his loving family, Nancy (nee Griffith) of 29 years; Albert Sica (Carolyn) and Tracy Sica; grandchildren Madalyn, Ryan and Zachary Sica and Cole and Tyler Klein and many more dear relatives and friends.


 

2017 - Regional Road Rally Achievement Award

Congratulations to NNJR Rally! 

2017 NNJR Rally Award

 Peter Schneider receives Regional Road Rally Achievement Award (photo by: Chris Mosley)

At the 2017 SCCA Convention the Northern New Jersey Region was presented with the Regional Road Rally Achievement Award.  In 2016 our Region had the greatest growth of any region in the nation.  Year to Year growith in number of events and total participation in our events was 250%. Congratulations to Peter Schneider and the NNJR Rally Team.


 

2017 - Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund Freedom Majors Tour

Raymond the Cat returns to Pocono!
Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund Freedom Majors
 
 

SCCA - Northern New Jersey Region - Club Racing
Friday, May 26 — Sunday, May 28, 2017
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

Event Information and Registration

Supps

JOE DELUCA AND LINDA GRONLUND US MAJORS TOUR RACE
and
CHALLENGE CUP SERIES ROUND 2

www.ChallengeCupSeries.com      www.SCCA.com

The Joe Deluca & Linda Gronlund Freedom Majors will take place on Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28

Test day on Friday, racing begins on Saturday and concludes on Sunday with Majors races on both days.

Garages are available for $100 for the weekend on a first come/first served basis. Each garage will hold two small cars!

In addition, there will be an International FV Challenge Series on Sunday. They will have a qualifying session in the morning and a points race in the afternoon for their series Championship.

There will also be a Solo event on Saturday on the East Road Course: - Link

Volunteer Party Friday Night and a Participant's/Driver's Party (open to all) on Saturday night with a live band.

U.S. Majors Tour is the pinnacle of championship racing in North America.

 
Support the Friends of Flight 93
A common field one day. A field of honor forever.
 

 

2016 - Teddy Bear Rally - Recap

Northern New Jersey Region USMC Toys for Tots ‘Teddy Bear Road Rallye’
By Peter Schneider

December 4, 2016 marked the twenty-sixth annual ‘Toys for Tots’ Teddy Bear Road Rallye, hosted by Northern New Jersey Region of the SCCA and Motorsport Club of North Jersey. This year’s sponsor and the sponsor for the past four years was Subaru 46 of Budd Lake, New Jersey.

The NNNJR/MCNJ ‘Toys for Tots’ Teddy Bear Rally is the longest running charity rally associated with SCCA and the longest contiguous event organized by Northern New Jersey Region SCCA. Since 1990 we have collected over 3,100 toys and hope to continue the event for many years to come.

This event is a very simple road rally using the back roads of Morris, Warren and Hunterdon Counties. The event started at SUBARU 46 in Budd Lake on Sunday December 4 and ended about 68 miles later at the Long Valley Brew Pub at the intersection of Route 517 and Route 513/24 in the center of Long Valley, NJ.

Read more: 2016 - Teddy Bear Rally - Recap

2017 - Worker Party / Solo Awards

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 02:00pm - 06:00pm

NNJR Party / NNJR Volunteer Awards / 2016 Solo Awards

Directions

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Packanack Lake Clubhouse
Wayne, NJ

No charge, Free!

NNJR Volunteer Awards
NNJR Race - Chief of Specialty Awards
NNJR Rally Awards
NNJR Solo Awards

The Daytona 24 Hour Race with be aired for your viewing pleasure!

Come out and join your fellow NNJR members and
guests to throw off the chill of winter.
Great food and drink provided.
Intriguing conversation.

Thrilling race, rally and solo adventures.

Racing Simulator again this year.
NNJR bragging rights, and awards in several classes!
Come out and test your skill at the NNJR Region Party.


 

2016 - Holiday Party & Board Meeting


Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 07:00am

Brio Tuscan Grille ~ Willowbrook Mall
1400 Willowbrook Mall
Wayne, NJ 07470


 

 

 

2016 - Teddy Bear Rally

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Registration: 10:30 AM
First Car Off: 12:01 PM
Start: Subaru 46 
364 Route 46 
Budd Lake, NJ
 
 

2016 - NNJR Membership and Annual Election Meeting

Join us for the NNJR SCCA Annual November Election Dinner on Tuesday November 15th! If you can't make it to the dinner no problem! Please join us for the Region Meeting at 8pm! The menu includes a three course dinner and cash bar in a private room at a cost of $35 per person.
Brio Chopped Salad
Choice of one of these three entrees
- Lasagna Bolognese
- Grilled Chicken Marsala
- Pan Roasted Tilapia 
Dessert:
Assortment of mini cheesecake and mini creme brulee
 
Coffee, Tea, Soda
 
Cash Bar
 

2016 - NEDiv MiniCon to be hosted by NNJR

The 2016 NEDiv MiniCon will be hosted by Northern New Jersey Region. 

The dates are November 11-13, 2016, at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center. The address is 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07081.  Do you want to see how SCCA works? Come join the fun and attend.

Registration is on www.MotorsportReg.com

Schedule

Contact your NNJR Board of Trustees to volunteer. Show the NNJR spirit!

 

NNJR Swag now available at SCCA GEAR

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.

Read more: Special Announcement: Nominations for Officers for 2017:

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.

Read more: Northern New Jersey Region Renewed Road Rally Program

NNJR SCCA Breaks Record With 2016 Season Opener

Written By Evan (Autox4u.com)

A record-breaking 171 drivers participated in the first NNJR SCCA autocross of the 2016 season, besting the previous record of 162.  Each driver got FIVE! runs, and it was all finished in under six hours.  We’d like to thank everyone for their hard work in making the event run smoothly and quickly.

NNJR-16-03-26 - 3Heat one began with temperatures in the mid 40s, but sunny skies quickly warmed things up.  In C Street, Keith Scala led the class in his 2009 Mazda RX-8 after first runs.  Scala maintained his lead, and put down a 45.750 on his fourth run for the class win.  Steven Berrodin and Tamra Hunt rounded out the podium.

E Street saw an intense battle between Nick Babin in his 2003 Toyota MR-S and Serafin Tinapunan in his 1999 Mazda Miata.  Both struggled to stay clean on first and second runs, but Babin grabbed the lead on his third run and stayed there.  His 48.373 was the fastest in class by nearly half a second.  Tinapunan held onto second place, and Nicholas Rivadeneira took third.

In CAM-T Jeffrey Darbig (1983 Ford Mustang GT) and Christopher Collucci (1988 Pontiac Firebird) went back and forth between positions one and tow.  Darbig’s 47.948 on run three was good for the win, with Collucci only 0.028 behind.

NNJR-16-03-26 - 20In heat two the competition grew fiercer as the temperature continued to rise.  A Street action was intense, with less than one second between the top five drivers.  Yun Ng (2008 Honda S2000 CR), Chris Drabouski (2015 Porsche Cayman), and Cy Lee (2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06) all traded places at the top of the list throughout the first four runs.  On his fifth run Justin Lau (2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06) cleaned up his act and put down a 45.649 to win the class.

G Street also saw close action, with less than a second between the drivers on the podium.  Jeff Taylor led the class in his 2013 Volkswagen GTI for three runs.  On his fourth run, Joseph Lagdao (2015 Ford Focus ST) moved into the lead by over 0.7 seconds, and held on for the win with a 48.017 as both Taylor and Fred Kratzel (2013 Ford Focus) found time and dropped into the 48s.

NNJR-16-03-26 - 34Heat three competition was dominated by the Pro class, with less than two seconds between the top 15 drivers.  It was a Porsche-filled podium, and the top six drivers were all driving Super Street cars (one on Hoosiers).  Pat Salerno and Brian Conners took the one-two finish in Conners’s 2011 Porsche GT3.  Perry Aidelbaum (2015 Porsche GT4) was only a tenth behind and took the third podium spot.  These three also took top PAX.

As temperatures plateaued in the mid 50s the drivers of heat four enjoyed the day’s peak grip.  Street Touring action was some of the day’s best.  In STS it was battle of the co-drivers, with Mike Kobialka and Michael Roleira piloting their Mayhem Miata.  Roleira led after first runs and held onto that NNJR-16-03-26 - 31lead for the entire heat, winning with a 45.697.  Kobialka made him work for it, though, finishing only 0.059 seconds behind.  Maciek Samsel (1997 Mazda Miata) took third.

In STX it was Ken Houseal (2013 Subaru BRZ) with a 45.945 over Jose Tatad (2013 Subaru BRZ) by 0.279.

STR was exciting as usual, with the only a second between podium finishers.  Tim Kong (2008 Honda S2000 CR) took the win with a 43.895 on his fourth run.  Josh Lipman (2008 Honda S2000 CR) was only 0.148 behind, and Hezron Laluces (2005 Honda S2000) took third.

Michael Mitchell (1998 BMW M3) was the fastest Novice, with a 47.664.

The day’s fastest run was a 42.191 by Evan Schickel (2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport).

Represent Your Region!

NNJR Swag now available at all NNJR Region Social Events!

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

Merry Christmas

Save The Date!

 

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!
 

NNJR SCCA Annual November Election Dinner

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.

JOIN US November 19th!

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.

Tour of the Highlands ROAD RALLY

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

 

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Teddy Bear Charity Road Rallye

Starting at: Subaru 46
364 Route 46
Budd Lake, NJ

Phone: 908-938-8750
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Site: www.mcnj.org

For the past 24 years the wonderful folks at Subaru have sponsored the NNJR-SCCA & Motorsport Club of North Jersey’s annual charity road rallye. This event is open to the general public and requires only a car or light truck with a working odometer and a pen to compete. The fee, per car, is a brand new Teddy Bear worth at least $30.00 retail which will be donated to the USMC Reserve Toys For Tots Program. Registration opens at 10:30 AM, first car off at Noon. Awards for 1st and 2nd in each of 3 classes (Expert, Intermediate, & Novice), Best First Time, Best Subaru, Best Saturn, Best SCCA, Best PCA, Best RVSCC, Best Family, Best Husband & Wife and Dead Last But Finished.

Registration: 10:30 AM

First Car Off: 12:01 PM

Please call for additional information or sign-up at www.mcnj.org

 

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