SCCA-NNJR - July Region Update
Wishing every one a Happy 4th of July
Welcome to out newest Region Members!

We would like to formally welcome the following new members who joined the region in the first half of 2021.

Thank you for making the region what it is.

New Members - Link

Drop Peter Schneider and let us know if you want to write a short introduction note about how you got involved with SCCA and what activities you are interested in.
RoadRally Beginners Guide to TSD
Zoom Get-Together - July 15, 2021 7pm Central
Continuing the new series of Quarterly Zoom Get-Togethers, the RoadRally Board announces that the next session will take place on 7/15/21 from 7:00-9:00 PM CDT, and will include these two topics:

  • Wendy Harrison will present a “Beginners Guide to TSD RoadRally”. This session is aimed at first-timers and will cover the essential things they need to know to select, participate in, and enjoy a Time Speed Distance rally.

  • SCCA staff members who are participating in a TSD RoadRally for their first time at Roads Scamper in Middleton, WI on 6/6/21 will share their experiences as newcomers to this type of rally event.

You can find the zoom link for the event on July 15, 2021, Here
July Solo Events
Registration is Open on MSR!

Saturday 7/24 - Meadowlands - Event #6

Registration is open of the July 24 event- MotorsportReg.Com

Save these Dates*

Saturday, July 31 - Lot E (Tentative)
Sunday, August 8th – Lot J
Saturday, August 28th – Lot L
Sunday, October 10th – Lot J
Saturday, October 23rd – Lot L

*Pending approval at the July Board Meeting
August 22nd RoadRally
Registration is Open!
August 22 – Back to School Mileage based navigational road rally. This event will be an introduction to mileage based course rallying. 100 penalty points will be ‘awarded’ for each mile that you go off-course. The Rallymaster is designing the route for individuals new to this type of event and will provide helpers to keep you on-course and ‘instruct’ you on possible upcoming self-correcting route following tricks that you might see later in the event or on the December 5th ‘Teddy Bear’ Toys for Tots rally.

This event is open to the general public and requires only a car or light SUV/truck, pen/pencil and clipboard.

Starting Location: McDonalds - 72 Reaville Ave. Flemington, NJ

Ending Location: Tavern 519 - 650 County Route 519, Frenchtown, NJ

On0site Registration opens at 10:00 AM, first car off at 11:01 AM

1 and 2 Expert
1 and 2 Intermediate
1,2 and 3 Novice
1 and 2 Place 'First Timer'
 Best Family, Best Husband & Wife/Partner, Best SCCA
Dead Last But Finished

Classes are based on your rally expertise
Rally Limited to 60 Cars

2021 Solo Results

Beguiling Bridges
by Elliott Ruga

I’m sure I’m not alone in my fascination for bridges. But what accounts for their allure which extends beyond their well-engineered facilitation of travel across inhospitable features of the landscape? As a child I had a recurring nightmare so profoundly unsettling that I still remember it clearly. My family is driving to the shore, traveling south on the Garden State Parkway and climbing up the Driscoll Bridge, where the Raritan River widens to meet Raritan Bay. The almost mile-long bridge is a busy affair, with fifteen lanes of traffic; twenty-one if you count the adjacent lanes of the Route 9 bridge. The Driscoll has a steep arch, so that you cannot see the far side of the bridge while climbing to the crest. In my dream, the bridge does not collapse; it simply fails to deliver me to the expected other shore. Instead, it launches me into a chaos of sky, river, cars, trucks and busses. I am not falling towards the water, I am floating in the air and submerged in the water at the same time. I am engulfed in a sheer confusion of matter; unmoored, lost, and adrift. With nothing to hold on to, I awaken whimpering with mortifying terror.

For those that do not know Elliott Ruga is Policy and Communications Director for the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, which represents a diverse network of local, regional, statewide and national organizations to represent their common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands. Elliott is the recipient of two Emmy Awards for technical achievement for his work on NBC’s broadcasts of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Elliott is one of the driving forces behind NNJR-SCCA's annual Tour of the Highlands Car Rally.
Upcoming RoadRally Events
Including the
October New Jersey Duel National Weekend
October 9 – North by Northwest National Tour RoadRally – This is an all-day 160+ mile straight forward Time-Speed-Distance Rally. Hosted by South Jersey Region as the first event of a New Jersey National Weekend in conjunction with the NJ Monte hosted by NNJR on October 10th. The route will start by Atlantic City and travel North by Northwest to end in Clinton, NJ. The route will have over 100 timed locations and will include some sand trails in the NJ Pine Barrens.

October 10 – New Jersey Monte National Course RoadRally – This is an all-day 160+ mile Time-Speed-Distance Map Rally and the second event of the New Jersey National Weekend held in conjunction with South Jersey Region. . The event will start in Clinton, NJ and end in Long Valley, NJ. The route will be based on the ‘historic’ New Jersey ‘Esso/Exxon’ map published by TravelVision a division of General Drafting Company, Inc of Convent Station, N.J. (yes paper maps were a thing) All Timing Controls will be listed on the map with an associated Car Zero ‘Key Time’, All you have to do is stay on-course by following the route highlighted on the map and get to each of the Timed Controls ‘on time’. (Sample Route Instructions)The event will be held in honor of NNJR member Dave Panas who was one of the original organizers of the NJ Monte back in the early '60s.
December 5 – 31st Annual ‘Teddy Bear‘ Toys for Tots Charity RoadRally. This is our annual toy drive for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The longest running charity event hosted by the Sports Car Club of America – don’t miss out on the fun.
2021 Solo Results
MetLife Stadium

Sat 3/27 - Lot L - Event #1 - Final Results Link
Sat 4/10 - Lot L - Event #2 - Final Results Link
Sat 4/24- Lot L - Event #3 - Final Results Link
Sat 5/1 - Lot E - Event #4 - Final Results Link
Sat 5/29 -Pocono Event - Final Results Link
Sat 6/5 - Lot E - Event #5 - Final Results Link
SCCA National Championship Runoffs
September 25, 2021 to October 03, 2021
The SCCA's crown jewel event is the annual "Runoffs" and serves as a gathering for the top SCCA racers in the country to go head-to-head and prove who is best.

Throughout its 50+ year history, the Runoffs have been held at legendary tracks including Daytona, Road Atlanta. Mid-Ohio, Laguna Seca, Sonoma, VIR and Road America.

The SCCA National Championship Runoffs returns to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second time (the first was 2017). Qualifying and championship racing for the 58th running of the most prestigious amateur road racing event will be held Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2021.

Tire Rack Solo Nationals!
September 06, 2021 to September 10, 2021
Registration window is about to open for the 2021 Tire Rack Solo Nationals. If you missed the announcement about the registration process, you can review that information here.
Solo Nationals Contingency Programs
It’s a well-accepted fact in SCCA’s Solo community that the more stickers and decals a car has, the faster it is. Whether that is scientifically true or not, decals and stickers sure make a car look faster, and cooler.

But more importantly, the right stickers in the right places can earn Tire Rack Solo Nationals participants free stuff thanks to contingency sponsors.

Multi Image Photography
'Official Photographer' for the Freedom Majors 
Based in White Haven, PA, two photographers were at the Joe DeLuca and Linda Gronlund Freedom Majors.

Multi Image Photography have been providing services for over 40 years. Photos are available

Ken Schurman's Images

Rob Hill's Images