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									        Divisional Reports                                                                             SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA AUGUST 2010
                                                                                                       UPDATES, STORIES AND NEWS FROM
                                                                                                       SCCA’S NINE COMPETITION DIVISIONS

        KNEE DEEP IN NEDIV                                                at Pocono (for Philly) and Summit             contribution in more than one area of
                                                                          Point (for DC), but conversations would       service for a long period of time. The
        NORTHEAST DIVISION
        BY G.W. HENDERSON                                                 lead one to believe that it is pretty         Jacque Holland Award was presented
                                                                          expensive. Weir also pointed out that         to North Carolina Region’s Timing
        HOST TRACKS, MOST TRACKS                                          there are multiple circuits available at      and Scoring Chief Anna Neave
        AND GHOST TRACKS                                                                                                Chrissman. The Director’s Award “for

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                                                                          the Summit facility (Jefferson and
               hings are not all rosy in the Camelot of the Northeast     Shenandoah, as well as the main               that something extra” was presented
               Division. I know that’s not what a lot of people want      circuit) and, as such, SCCA is not the        to Richard and Kay McCloy – they are
               to hear, but it is an actual situation that affects us all track’s only customer.                        Roebling’s managers who are retiring.
        in NEDiv. Our sandboxes are not the safe havens that they            And herein lies the problem: With             SEDiv’s top award, the John C.
        once were. And I’m not talking about safety in the sense          so many groups vying for track time,          Reuter, was presented to convention
        you might think – the NEDiv race circuits are amongst the         SCCA seems to have lost favored son           registrar Joyce Hayward. The Checker
        safest in the nation, maybe even the entire free world. No,       status with some of the track owners.         (Central Florida Region’s newsletter)
        I’m talking about the “a” word: accessibility.                    Some, that is, but not all. Farrah            states, “This award has been given in
           We have eight dedicated race circuits in the division for      pointed out that BeaveRun                     memory of John Reuter for the past 30
       18 regions to hold events. Nelson Ledges, Beaverun, New            management has worked hard with               years. [Reuter] was known for his
        Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP), Summit Point, Pocono,             the Club to help things happen.               outstanding service to the Club in
        Lime Rock Park, Watkins Glen and New Hampshire Motor              Zebrowski also relates that after years       various positions, as an organizer of
        Speedway. Those of you in less congested divisions are            of working to make things at The Glen         events and as a problem solver.
        probably thinking, “With eight circuits at your disposal,         better for all, the situation has fi nally     Recipients of the award are
        what’s the problem?” Well, the problem is not the number          come around. And the late Bill Scott of       recognized for those memorable traits.
        of wells, but the mindset of the well owners.                     Summit Point was always one of us,            Well done, Joyce!”
           A number of regions in the division are not holding track      and the track has reflected that.                 Hayward lives in Central Florida
        events because they can no longer afford the rental fees             Now with NJMP on line and Scott            and has served admirably for many
        that a lot of these tracks are requiring. Some regions have       Lane working hard out at Nelson               years. She is currently the
        balanced on the razor’s edge of bankruptcy trying to              Ledges with the SCCA, could we                membership chair and is also in
        maintain tradition for their members at a circuit that has        be seeing a change in how track               charge of novice permits.
        become almost suicidal to try to make work. How and why           owners perceive SCCA? Will we                    Also, “Flat Tow Bob” (occasionally
        is this happening? The answers are as complex as the              once again be favored family                  known as Bob Anthony) was the
        perception behind them.                                           instead of just another customer?             recipient of the Martin Tanner Award
           It is an unspoken fact that signature race circuits are                                                      for heroism presented to the volunteer
                                                                           CONTACT G.W. HENDERSON
        charging really big money for the use of the facilities these                                                   who showed unusual courage.
                                                                           (631) 491-4075
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