About Pit Talk Editor

A 21-year SCCA member, Melissa Introne is the current Pit Talk Editor. She has a multi-generational family history with ties to the club. Her father-in-law, Robert Introne Jr., served as the Chairman of the club’s national Board of Directors; her husband, Steve Introne, has raced for over twenty years across the country in Autocross and Road Racing, competing at multiple National Championship events for both; and her three children attend races and are already volunteering at region events. She holds a National Flagging & Communication license, and has served as Crew Chief for her husband’s Autocross and SRF3 racecars.

Rally Summer Update: Results and Coming Events

Rally Summer Events As spring kicked off into summer, the Rally program has been busy with an event each month for their teams and drivers. In April and May, competitors headed to Rochester Fairgrounds and the Okemo Blue Lot for RallyCrosses. Then just last weekend, they returned to the Team O'Neil site in New Hampshire for the Hoon in June RallySprint. Results and photo galleries, along with a brief recap of the Rochester and Okemo festivities are available below. Next up will be a 2-day RallyCross event in Union, ME. Registration and details should open for that in the next week or so. Then events will take a breather for the end of summer with the a return to Rochester in the fall slated for the end of October. For Road Rally, the Summer Challenge is coming next weekend, June 19 and Hurdle is set for August 7. Big Lap, which was postponed from it's original May date, is back on the schedule for the end of November. Rochester and Okemo Recap Written by Ian Poilot Back to Rochester for another cone slingin', dust breathing, rooting tooting FUN time! The day was full of surprises [...]

By |2021-06-15T11:22:07-04:00June 15th, 2021|Featured, Rally, Rally Results|

NER Autocross Weekend: May 29-30

Written by David Bocchichio The biggest challenge for the weekend was definitely the weather with cool temperatures and rain for both days. A small group of people braved the weather for Saturday's Test and Tune, which gave the drivers plenty of laps to dial in their set up for the rain, and a tricky sweeper that would let you know when you had it wrong. This left several drivers picking gravel out of their wheels, including yours truly. Despite the weather, over 90 drivers showed up to compete on Sunday. Make no mistake, the real heroes of the weekend were everyone who volunteered to stand out in the rain to make the event happen. I want to extend a huge thanks to all of you! RESULTS: Live Free or Cone Hard Street Class In SS we had two drivers with top time going to 88 Walter Lunsmann in the 2015 Porsche GT3 with a 62.900.  In AS we had three drivers with 143 Mark Ponusky setting the fastest lap in a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a 60.866.  BS only had one driver with 68 Mike Dietzel in his 2019 [...]

By |2021-06-09T19:37:31-04:00June 9th, 2021|Autocross, Autocross Results, Featured|

RESULTS: NERRC #2: Granite State Regional

Photo by James Ray Official results from all Qualifying and Race events from this weekend are now available. Select your race group, then view or download the final Timing and Scoring results as PDF files. Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 New Track Records B-Spec - #3 - J B Swan - 1:22.968 FX - #2 - Keaton Van Thof - 1:07.253 SRF3 - #186 - Evan Slater - 1:10.459 GT2 - #127 - Aubrey Bout - 1:09.058 Event Photos by James Ray Next Up: Lime Rock Paddock Crawl - NERRC #3 Registration is open for the third NERRC event - our annual Paddock Crawl. Stay tuned for details on how we will be hosting the social/party event on Friday night. NERRC #3 - REGISTER NOW

By |2021-05-20T20:13:38-04:00May 20th, 2021|Featured, Road Racing Results|

Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee

With the growth of electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads, and auto manufacturers announcing commitments to move significantly in that direction, SCCA has formed an EV Advisory Committee. The committee has a quick survey for members to complete on their current ownership, use, and plans for EVs. Please take a minute to complete. Additionally, any one with specific comments or concerns for the committee is welcome to submit them directly for consideration as this new category continues to gain traction and integration into our events and programs. EV Committee Survey Announcing New Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee May 3, 2021 at 10:46 AM To show commitment to electric and hybrid vehicles and the enthusiasts who drive them, the SCCA has formed the Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) to create unified procedures across SCCA programs for Electrified Vehicles (EV). EVs have won major events in SCCA Solo and Time Trials, and major manufacturers have committed to only electric in the future which has created a need for regions and motorsports circuits to have the capacity for the flow of interest EVs are generating. The 9-person committee is being led by SCCA Area 4 Director Dayle Frame—EV [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:32:28-04:00May 10th, 2021|Featured, Region News|

Summer Challenge Road Rally – New Date

The official date for the Summer Challenge Road Rally has been set. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 19. From the Rallymaster: I’ve been out on the course a couple of times.  It’s a nice new area – South and East of Randolph.  There’s a few really good stretches of twisty roads over the Vermont hills.  It’s also a nice change from the Winter Challenge (and the Seacoast Scramble) – it’s during the day so you can see the countryside – and maybe see the control locations. Event Details When: Saturday, June 19 Starting Point: Exit 4 of I-89 in Randolph, VT *Running south and east to White River Jct and then back. Time: 10 am to 5 pm Register for Summer Challenge

By |2021-05-04T19:38:43-04:00May 4th, 2021|Featured, Rally|