2021 Devens Airfield Autocross Dates The Solo board is excited to announce the confirmed dates for Solo events at Devens Airfield for 2021. Autocrossers can now mark their calendars and begin preparing for the coming season. The current plan is for the 2021 season to run a Points Schedule of events that will determine class champions at the end of the year. Details are still being finalized, but should be available prior to the first event. At this point, no school events are on the schedule, as Covid guidelines make it impractical to host a school at this time. Opportunities for Novice drivers to participate will be available at some point this season, so please reach out to the Solo board with questions on any novice availabilities. SUBJECT TO CHANGE: As we've all become used to over the last year, please note that all Solo events are subject to current state Covid guidelines. We hope to run a full season, but if circumstances change, we will abide by all state regulations. 2021 Solo Event Dates April 4 & 25 May 15 & 29-30 June 13 & 26 July 11 August 1 & 22 September 19 October [...]
Early Annual Tech Date Announced In preparation for the coming 2021 club racing season, Roland Clark and the NER Tech team are once again hosting a pre-season Annual Tech event. This is scheduled for Saturday, April 3 at the Midway Collision Center. Drivers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunities to get the Annual Tech completed and signed off before the first race of the NER Season. Bringing a car to the pre-season tech makes life easier for both drivers and the tech crews! Don’t wait until the night before the first event and sit in line. Get the tech done now and ease through registration and tech at your first event. WHEN: Saturday, April 3, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm WHERE: Midway Collision Center 155 Rte 108 Somersworth, NH
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NER Celebrates 50-Year Anniversaries Traditionally, during our region annual meeting, we take the opportunity to recognize those members that are marking key milestones in their participation and membership with the club. This year, we have 10 members that are passing the half-century mark, with 50-years of membership to SCCA. Six of these members took a few minutes to share their memories of five decades of SCCA. Here's what they had to say. Congratulations to Jane and Bill Goodale, Paul Capel and Linda Fanning as well for their 50-year anniversary. Ron Bartell Wow – fifty years. It seems like yesterday when Ted Goddard helped me with my application at an Autocross in a supermarket parking lot in Great Barrington in 1971. I had already run one event with the SCCA as a non-member in NH, winning my very first ever autocross in a relatively stock bugeye Sprite. But the Great Barrington autocross gave me the ability to drive down the road and see a National at Lime Rock. When I saw all of those Sprites having fun on that iconic track, I thought to myself, “I can do that”. So, I horse-traded for the use [...]
NER Holds Virtual Annual Meeting While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to prevent large group gatherings, the New England Region hosted it's first virtual Annual Meeting last Saturday, on January 9. Similar to previous events, each program held a Town Hall session where schedules, rule changes, and questions for the coming 2021 season could be discussed and addressed. Then the club membership as a whole was invited to attend the full annual business meeting. During that meeting, the region welcomed SCCA President Mike Cobb, who gave a presentation on how the club from a national level weathered the pandemic and it's goals and plans for the coming year. We took a moment of silence for members that have passed in the last year, recognized those marking 25 and 50-year anniversaries, awarded region annual awards, heard reports from each of the region programs and committees, and welcomed the newest members to the 2021 Board of Directors. Immediate feedback from the membership was that the Zoom sessions were well organized and easy to access. Those looking to ask questions were able to be called upon. In general, the state of the region is good and healthy. Our financials are strong, and [...]
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NER Says Goodbye to Long-Time Member The New England Region is saddened to announce the passing of John Travers. John was a fifty-year-plus member of the SCCA, joining the club on March 1, 1969. John raced a red Sprigdet and a '57 blue bugeye Sprite, still competing up until 2011, dominating the FP class as a New England Regional class champion through the 70s and 80s. He also held a Tech license for just as long. John and his wife, Pat, spent many years volunteering with new driver permits and school registrations. Both John and Pat last attended the NER Championship weekend at Thompson back on October 3-4. John passed peacefully in his sleep at his home on November 3. The couple live in Cranston, RI. The region extends its condolences to the Travers family during this difficult time. National event on Aug 30-Sept 1, 1975 driving a red MG Midget model 1275 (FP) Regional at Bryar Motorsport Park, Sept 22-23, 1979