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NNJR Members wins National Award
Mechanic of the Year
Often unsung heroes of the sport, the Mechanic of the Year award recognizes the unseen but necessary efforts behind the scenes to keep a car running strong on the track. The award is chosen by the technical staff at SCCA and the Club Racing Board based on submissions to The Mechanic of the Year award was presented to Northern New Jersey Region’s Carl Maffei.
A 30-year member of the Club, Maffei is well known and respected in the paddock for his work with Advantage Motorsports. One person nominating Maffei for this honor wrote: “Our mechanic is the glue that holds the team together. He's a non-stop workhorse. When everyone else is taking a break, he is hard at work. It's through his efforts at the track that ensures all the cars make every session on the track. Whether it's downloading data, helping out on the dyno, rebuilding brake systems, aligning the cars, or keeping the shop in order, he’s the man.”