- Gas on
- PDE (track days)
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- Millville Airshow
- Solo 2 Schedule
- BoD Minutes March/April
The Official Newsletter of the South Jersey Region SCCA April/May 2005
Editor’s Notes - Gas on
- Written by: David Hess
“I’m not getting able to successfully complete the Saturday’s race was most excellent
At Speed late- novice requirements by completing and I witnessed some pretty good,
ly”... is a state- both races with various degrees of close racing with friends I met at the
ment I recently success. Getting there was months track. At one point I was third in
heard from a of preparation, with sprinklings of class, then I threw it away on Turn
South Jersey work done to the car performed in one on the second lap trying to com-
member at VIR harmony by willing and unsuspecting plete a pass. Inches separated a me
earlier this helpers. Matt Wotjkowiak Sr., JD from a successful pass... As I got the
month. “No, it’s King, Sam Resnick, and Steve rear wheel off the course I watched
not you, it’s me... I’m the editor and Burger (bro-in-law) all pitched in to the car I tried to pass slip away, plus
I’ve slacked off on my responsi- get the car into good-racing shape. the two drivers who wound up 3rd
bilites”. It was however pretty cool to and 5th in class pass me by.
meet a SJR member that I hadn’t met Good thing too, because over the
previously. He was a great help to course of four days, I drove the car in During the last lap on the last turn I
this newbie racer and set me off with racing conditions 2.5 hours on got a great run on the 5th place RX-
my novice permit to the tech shed Thursday, 1 hour on Friday and 1/2 7 and was along side him at the fin-
with a more comfortable feeling. hour on both Saturday and Sunday. ish. Total run time for my race was
36.587, Michael Liggett just eeked
What have I been so busy with? I was able to learn the 4.2 mile me out with a 36.433.
Welp as you may have guessed from course well enough on Thursday to
the above paragraph, I made it to my qualify mid-pack for the Saturday The second race on Sunday was a
first and second races this year at race, however novice mistakes, like bit anti-climatic in conparison, how-
VIRginia International Raceway for not having enough fuel in the car, ever I did manage to avoid metal-to-
the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series would only allow me to place 8th metal contact. I finished both races
(MARRS) events #2 and #3. I was place for the final race on Sunday. and have been “signed off”.
Gas on newbie Peter Doane’s ITA MR2 For Sale. Rally Program is Back!
Special thanks to Jim Wakemen
A brief discription of the VIR races Visit the Classified section of this who is in large part responsible for
on May 6th - 8th from the perspec- publication for more details. p.7. the revitalization of Rally in SJ.
tive of a novice. p.1. (above) p.3 & p.6.
Board of Directors
Regional Executive Asst. Regional Executive Secretary Treasurer
J. D. King Jim Tornetta Sue King John Borden
954 Stanton Ave 13 S. Carolina Tr. 1643 Bluebell Rd. 62 Riverbank Rd.
Franklinville, NJ Browns Mills, Williamstown, Beverly, NJ 08010
08322 NJ 08015 NJ 08094 856-779-8521
856-694-5012 609-893-5701 856-629-4966 email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
At Large At Large At Large At Large At Large
Jack Oliver Meg Meyer David Hess Grace Huntzinger Jim Wakemen
7 Old Salem Rd 10 Normandy Lane 296 Orchard St. West 172 Glover Road 23 Silver Birch Road
Cherry Hill, Willingboro, NJ Hammonton, NJ Mullica Hill, NJ Turnersville, NJ
NJ 08034 08046 08037 08062 08012
856-667-2858 609-835-4450 609-704-1996 856-478-6295 856-228-9249
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Chairpersons & Specialties:
Competition - Meg Meyer ..........................609-835-4450 At Speed is published monthly as the official publication
Membership- Meg Meyer ..........................609-835-4450 of the South Jersey Region, SCCA, Inc. The subscrip-
Merchandise- Jim Tornetta ........................609-893-5701 tion price is $12.00 per year and is included in the
Race- Maryann Worrell .............................856-779-9548 membership dues with non-member subscriptions
Rally- Jim Wakemen ..................................856-228-9249 available at $15.00. The opinions expressed herein are
those of the editor or authors and not necessarily those
Scrutineer - open to volunteers ................xxx-xxx-xxxx of the South Jersey Region. Acceptance of any adver-
Solo II - John Borden ................................856-387-0576 tising does not constitute endorsement of the products
Grace Huntzinger..............................856-478-6295 or services being advertised. Permission to reprint
Mini GP- Mike Sokalsky ............................609-822-8417 material in other SCCA publications is granted providing
Flag & Comm - David Teal .......................610-566-4795 credit is give to the author and At Speed. A copy of the
Starter - David Teal ...................................610-566-4795 publication should be sent to the At Speed editor.
Grid - Open to Volunteers ..........................xxx-xxx-xxxx Please send change of address information to the
Pit, Paddock & Sound- Alex Collins ..........856-753-9660 membership chairperson.
Registration - Open to Volunteers ...............xxx-xxx-xxxx
Timing & Scoring - Jack Oliver .................856-667-2858 Editorial copy and ad contacts should be submitted to
Activities - David Hess ..............................609-704-1996 the editor, David Paul Hess 296 West Orchard St. West,
At Speed - David Hess ..............................609-704-1996 Hammonton, NJ 08037, or firstname.lastname@example.org - by
the twentieth of the month prior to the next issue. It is
Tri-Region Reps preferred that all editorial copy be submitted in an IBM
David Teal, Ed Jenks, JD King compatible format (ASCII, Word, Word Perfect, etc), on
any size/density diskette. See classified section for
Alternates advertising rates/policies.
Terry Hanushek, Fay Teal, Jack Oliver
The South Jersey Region of the Sports Car Club of
Pennsylvania Hillclimb Assn. (PHA) Reps: America, Inc. meets at 8 PM on the second Wednesday
Sue Salsberg, Dave Arron, Dan Cassino of each month at a new place, the Whistler’s Inn, 901
Rt. 130 South, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077. 856-786-7427.
Solo I: Fred Thum
Board of Directors (BoD) meetings are held on the first
Anthracite Race Assn (ARA): Terry Hanushek Wed. of the month. Locations vary each month, so feel
free to contact any of the above members of the board
to find out details regarding the next meeting.
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Events & Announcements
Performance Drivers Experience 2005 SJR Solo II Schedule www.NESCCA.com
Reserve your car number for the 2005
SCCA Tri-Region is hosting a (PDE) 3/20/05 event #1
Racing Season. Northeast Division
on Friday and Saturday, June 17 & 4/16/05 Novice/Test & Tune Sports Car Club of America’s webmas-
18th. This is your chance to drive 4/17/05Points #2 ters are requesting your articles and
your car at Pocono Raceway’s Long 6/12/05 Points #3 photos. Also visit this site for informa-
Course which features part of the 7/23/05 Points #4 tion regarding SCCA racing events.
infield section plus large sections of 9/3/05 Points #5
what the NASCAR “boys” run on. 11/13/05 Points #6
Don’t Forget to Register:
Questions can be directed to Ed http://www.users.fast.net/~nescca/sche
Jenks email@example.com or All events listed are held at Atco
Judy Bloeser firstname.lastname@example.org Raceway, 1000 Jackson Rd, Atco, or
NJ 08004 http://www.users.fast.net/~nescca/sche
For more information and for online dule.pdf
Registration visit: For direction, logistics and preregis-
h t t p : / / w w w. e d j e n k s . c o m / t r i - tration, visit: SJR On-line (meeting minutes)
... and they can also be found start-
New South Jersey Forums ing on page one of this publication.
Witch Way To Salem?
Got a story to tell, an advertisment to South Jersey’s Website
list, or a bone to pick, here’s your ROAD RALLY, Sunday June 5, 2005
chance to use a new, to our region Presented by: South Jersey Region – http://www.sjr-scca.org/
anyway, way to communicate with all Sports Car Club of America.
your automotive buds. Visit the S. Jersey AutoX Forum:
Have you ever thought about running
Visit: www.sjr-scca.org and click on a rally, but said “They’re too hard, I’ll http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sjr_autox/
the “Forums” link located at the top, just get lost.” Well then Witch Way to
right-hand side of the page. Salem? may be the event for you. You Autocross / Solo2 info:
will be provided a mileage to every
turn. Or, did you say “I don’t like doing
Millville Airshow a lot of calculations.” Again, Witch
Way to Salem? may be the event for
Free Photo and Video Hosting:
May 20-22 - SJR will be at the you.
Millville Airshow on Friday May 20.
There will be a vintage race, and fire- Rally Headquarters: Registration,
works, and fun for all. Gates open at Start and Finish will be held at: J G
5pm. The Canadian Snowbirds will Cook’s Bar and Grill, 692 Lambs Rd.,
be the only jet demonstration show Pitman, NJ 08071
at night in the US in 2005. The fire-
works are supposed to be one the Registration form and more details on Online store:
highest rated in the US this year, too. p.6. and at this website:
Contact any of the board members http://www.phillyscca.com/roadrally/fl Looking to
for information. yers/2005/RR060505.PDF grab some
If you’re interested in watching the We are in need of volunteers to help SJR “Swag”,
Vintage race for free, you can if run this rally. If you’re interested then visit:
you’re willing and able to volunteer please contact Jim Wakemen:
your time “working” the course. 856-228-9249 / email@example.com http://www.cafeshops.com/sjr_scca
Contact JD King for more info.
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Board of Directors Minutes
- Submitted by: Sue King
The March 2005 meeting of the - Grace made a motion to charge next membership meeting to be
Board of Directors for the South $35.00 for non-members and held there on Wednesday
Jersey Region of the Sports Car $25.00 for members of the evening, March 16th. This restau-
Club of America, Inc. was held at Region. Second by David. Motion rant is across from Bayard's
the home of Sue King on carried. Meg suggested that we Chocolate House.
Wednesday, March 2, 2005. The revive our brochure to show this
meeting was called to order by year's dates and continue with New Business - Jim T. had some
Asst. R.E., Jim Tornetta at 8:15 the $5.00 off coupon. Grace news about Ft. Dix. He had
PM. raised a question about this com- recently spoken with General
ing year's magnetic trophies in Walker who is the logistics officer
Present were: John Borden, Jim that we do not put the date on there. If McGuire's air show goes
Wakeman, Meg Meyer, Sue King, them. David volunteered to get off without a hitch, we should get
Jim Tornetta, Grace Huntzinger, the trophies together. Sue asked in contact with him or his office to
and David Hess. about sponsorship for the series. talk about using the site.
Jim will check with J.D. about Apparently they are in the
Solo II - Jim reported that J.D. this. Grace suggested that the process of resurfacing some
had gotten dates for ATCO which PAX series should bear the spon- areas. Sue reported that at the
will be published in At Speed. sors name - if we have a sponsor. Millville air show to be held in
Grace reported that Brian is look- Ideas were tossed around about May, they are going to stage a
ing a possible sites at Rowan gathering sponsors from local Vintage race as part of the festivi-
University in Glassboro and also businesses in the Atco area. ties. Jim W. needs some help in
the Washington Township High locating people who would be
School in Turnersville. She will Treasury - John reported that interested in bringing back a rally
report further as soon as she gets there is a balance in the operat- series. Sue gave a brief report on
information from Brian. John felt ing account of $6,292.32. John the Vintage Gran Prix that is to be
that we should have a test and then went over the balance sheet held on the Camden waterfront
tune/novice day (tentatively to date. He then went over the Mothers Day weekend.
scheduled for April 16th). unpaid bills (approximately
Discussion centered on when $3,100.00). Motion by Jim There being no further business,
best to put this on. John reported Tornetta to pay these bills, sec- meeting was adjourned at 9:20
that there will be a Solo II organi- ond by Meg. Motion carried. John PM.
zational meeting scheduled for went over the proposed budget
Tuesday, March 15th to identify for this year. As it stands we will Respectfully submitted,
the format for the test and tune just about break even. The pro-
and instructors. John felt we posed budget was put on the Sue King
should have as many instructors floor for approval. Sue made a Secretary
as possible. Discussion on how motion to accept the budget as
best to list the test and presented, second by John.
tune/novice day information on Motion carried.
our web site. John reported that
the track fee for ATCO is now Old Business - Jim W. suggest-
$1,000.00. Jim reported that J.D. ed that we try the Whistler's Inn
has finally been in contact with located on Rt. 130 in
the folks at Camden. He will have Cinnaminson. This restaurant is
further information on this at a handicapped accessible. All were
later date. Solo II registration fee in agreement and planned our
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Board of Directors Minutes
- Submitted by: Sue King
The April 2005 meeting of the current assets, the $2,000.00 brought up as a possibility but
Board of Directors for the South Dave Rose scholarship fund is J.D. stated that they want $3,000
Jersey Region of the Sports Car not reflected. He did note that the for rent. Grace reported that she
Club of America, Inc. was held at reason it is not on the balance has an uncle who has some con-
the home of John Borden on sheet is because it is not the nections for the parking lots at the
Wednesday evening, April 6, Region's money - it was a dona- Philadelphia stadiums. John vol-
2005. The meeting was called to tion to the club from the Rose unteered to look over these lots
order by R.E., J.D. King at 8:30 family to honor the memory of to see if they would fit our needs.
PM. Dave Rose.
New Business - Jim Wakeman
Present were: John Borden, Jim Membership - Meg reported that reported that the trophies have
Tornetta, Grace Huntzinger, Jim as of the March mailing from been ordered for the Oldies but
Wakeman, Meg Meyer, J.D. King, National we have 208 paid mem- Goodies 2005 TSD road rally to
David Hess and Sue King. bers. be held on May 15th. The start
and finish for this event is at J.G.
Solo II - Jill Canuso (Monster Tri Region - JD reported that the Cook's Bar and Grill in Pitman.
Plates) not only has been gra- PDE is coming together and the Look on the region web site for
cious enough to provide her trail- most recent report is that there news about this event and the
er for our timing crew at our Atco are six pre-entries for this June entry form. Jim stated that he has
events but has been able to find event. J.D. felt that we should received two pre-registrations and
us a sponsor through Lexus of promote this performance driving he needs a total of 14 more
Cherry Hill. This has happened experience at our solo events. entrants to break even. Jim
since our March membership Meg stated that Tri Region has a announced that Clyde Heckler is
meeting and J.D. reported that webmaster and they have not putting on a rally in June - Which
Lexus has put the check in the approached Meg to promote this Way to Salem.
mail as of today. Grace will be event on the web site. Sue asked
hosting software training on David to put together an There being no further business,
Thursday, April 14th at her home. announcement for the PDE so we meeting was adjourned at 9:15
Grace reported that with the new can hand it out at our solos. J.D. PM.
software, registration can be done felt that most of the entrants will
directly. Grace, also, reported that be coming from our Solo II group. Respectfully submitted,
there are 28 pre-registered for the J.D. recruited instructors at this
AM session and 24 pre-registered meeting. It appears Meg and Sue King
for the PM session of the test and David volunteered to be instruc- Secretary
tune/novice school day at Atco on tors. There will be another meet-
April 16th. Grace feels that there ing of Tri Region within the next
will be enough instructors for this couple of weeks.
Old Business - Discussion cen-
Treasury - John reported that tered on finding additional venues
there is a balance of $2,061.82 in for Solo II. Camden County
the operating account. John went College came up and Grace will
over the income statement for the try to get Andre to look over a
first quarter 2005. He then went parking lot at this facility to see if
over the balance sheet and it could be utilized. The lot at
reminded the BOD that, under Sovereign Bank in Trenton was
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Witch Way To Salem?
Sunday June 5, 2005
South Jersey Region – Sports Car Club of America
Have you ever thought about running a rally, but said “They’re too hard, I’ll just get lost.” Well then Witch
Way to Salem? may be the event for you. You will be provided a mileage to every turn. Or, did you say “I
don’t like doing a lot of calculations.” Again, Witch Way to Salem? may be the event for you. We’ll give you
the perfect time to each checkpoint, all you have to do is be there at that time. Witch Way to Salem? is a Monte
Carlo style rally whose competitive portion is approximately 100 miles long. Only paved roads will be used.
“Sounds too simple, what’s the catch?” you say. Not really a catch, but you can’t stop in sight of a checkpoint.
What many people do is run to a point a half mile before the next checkpoint, then leave a minute early and run
in at 30 mph. The general instructions will provide some other helpful hints including a way to arrive
approximately on time with almost no calculation. Along the way we’ll also point out some historical sites and
other points of interest, so if you don’t feel in a competitive mood and would just like to take a Sunday drive,
you are welcome as well. The rally is part of the 2005 SCCA Mid-Atlantic Rally Championship Series.
Rally Headquarters: Registration, Start and Finish will be held at J G Cook’s Bar and Grill
Registration Opens 9:30 am First car off 11:01 am 692 Lambs Rd
Directions can be found at www.mapquest.com or in the General Pitman, NJ 08071
Instructions or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes and awards: The classes of Equipped (E), Limited (L), Stock (S) and Novice (N) as defined for the
Equipped – Unlimited equipment
Limited - Any mileage measuring equipment and calculating equipment without direct odometer input.
Stock - Stock odometer and any single memory calculation equipment.
Novice - Same equipment as Stock. Total rallies run by driver and navigator combined not to exceed ten
One set of trophies in E and L, two sets in S and three sets in N class will be awarded.
Dash Plaques to the first 25 cars.
Rallymaster/Registrar: Clyde Heckler 215-246-6622(O), 856-228-3319 (H)
36 Madison Drive
Glen Oaks e-mail: email@example.com
Laurel Springs, NJ, 08021
To enter the event, mail completed form (below) and a check for $25.00 to the Registrar. Please make the check payable to SJR-
SCCA. Generals will be sent to all prepaid entries received by May 30, 2005. Pre-registration is highly recommended. All vehicles
must have exactly two people in the car. All minors (less than 18 years old) must have a Minor Release Waiver signed by both
parents/guardians. Please request the Minor Release Waiver in advance. Day of Rally fee is $30.00. Save $5 by prepaying and help
secure a dash plaque for both crew members.
Send GIs by E-mail____or Postal_______ Send GIs by E-mail____or Postal_____
Class: Equipped_________Limited________ Stock____________Novice_________
I hereby warrant that the entered vehicle is on the road legally, is being used by the entrant with the owner’s permission
and is covered by liability insurance of not less than $20,000/$40,000/$15,000 or the minimum requirements of the State
of registry, whichever is higher.
Driver’s Signature___________________________ Navigator’s Signature_____________________________
Classified Ads will run for three months and can be renewed by contacting the editor Classified ads for non-members
are $3.00 per month, 25 words or less additional word a are $ 0.10 each. Name, address, and telephone
number do not count in the word total. All ads must be prepaid. Classified ads for members are free.
For Sale: Hoosiers. 1 set fresh Dirt Stocker rain Wanted:
tires. 1.5 cars worth of spares. Very clean
1986 Mazda RX7 ITS, 1990 factory motor, and well maintained. All new wheel bear- Workers for Road Racing events! A great
aluminum hood, custom roll cage, with ings installed late in 2004. Minor bodywork way to see racing... for FREE! Contact
NASCAR door for us big guys, Coil over, damage on the driver's side but replace- JD King @ 856-694-5012
camber plates, urethane bushings, Butler ment panels are included. Choice of 2
seat, removable steering wheel, self- motors available (or both). Asking $3000 As we receive more ads, those who have
bleeders, Spare Trans (just rebuilt), 1 set as a roller. Motor #1, Fresh (only 3 “rippened” will be removed after 2-3
new Kumho DOT racing tires , 1 set races/2.5 hours) maxed out TED motor. months.
Hoosiers rains, 1 set Yokohama interme- Registered 108 RWHP on a chassis dyno
diates, 2 sets Hoosiers DOT racing tires. this fall. More than $7K invested in this
one time Glen long course record holder motor. Asking $4000 as a separate item
(faster driver), 2003 NESCCA ITS Enduro and $8000 in/with the car. Motor #2, Last
champ (current driver). A well balanced rebuilt in late 1998/early 1999.
car that is easy to drive fast. Needs a little Compression and leakdown still good.
body work (but what IT car doesn’t). Asking $1000 as a separate item and
$3500. Trailer with big storage box and $4000 in/with the car...
tire rack $1500. Contact Ed Jenks at 1992 23' Winnebago Brave Class A Ad. Space For Sale:
ed.jenks@prodigy or 484-919-1905 motorhome. Chevy based w/454 V8 gas
motor. Just under 60k miles. Heavy duty Display Ad Space in At Speed:
air springs front & rear. Well maintained.
1985 Toyota MR2 ITA car, custom Custom/heavy duty receiver hitch. Trailer Full Page $250/yr
rollcage (w/rear strut tower tubes thru the brake controller. Bathroom w/shower. Half Page $175/yr
rear window, knee bar below the dash, Fixed queen size bed and 2 drop down Quarter Page $100/yr
and driver's door bars). Coilovers, camber beds (sleeps 5). Business Card $60/yr
plates, and adjustable sway bar end links Microwave/fridge/oven/stove/furnace/hot
front & rear. Front ST sway bar. Urethane water heater all in good order. Asking Call for info 609.704.1996 or send elec-
bushings. Phantom Grip LSD. 2 sets 14X7 $18,000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org tronic ad to email@example.com
alloys and 2 sets 14X6 alloys. 2 sets dry
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New SJR Forums has been
2005 Solo 2 Schedule on p. 3. http://www.monsterplates.com
There is much more to motorsports than
what you see on television, and video
games are a far cry from reality. Let the
SCCA make motorsports be a real part of
The Official Newsletter Visit: www.scca.com
Of The South Jersey Region S.C.C.A.
SOUTH JERSEY REGION SCCA
C/O JD KING
954 STANTON AVE.
FRANKLINVILLE, NJ 08322
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