Awards to be presented at this year's banquet are as follows:
Marty Newman Award
(Presented to the member who excels in as overall contribution to the Solo Program)
Barry Sarr Award
(Presented to the Solo Driver of the year)
Hillclimb / Time Trials:
Dan Lipperini "King of the Hill" Award
(Presented to an outstanding member who excels in overall contribution to the series)
Tim Mayer Award
(Presented to the best new driver)
Bud Faust Award
(Presented to the most improved driver)
Road Racer of the Year Award
(Presented to the best "Regional" driver of the year)
Oscar Koveleski "Road Racer of the Year" Award
(Presented to the best "National" driver of the year)
Membership and Participation:
Member of the Year Award
(Presented to a member for effort put forth during the year in many club activities)
Mike Drayer Award
(Presented to a member for outstanding efforts provided to the NEPA region over a prolonged period of time in one or more specialties)
Horses Derriere Award
(Presented to the member who has worked his "BUTT OFF" during the year to earn it)
The invites for the banquet have been sent out. If you have not received yours, you can print a copy of the invitation
by going to "downloads" section of the NEPASCCA.org webpage or simply clicking HERE.
The banquet will be held on 1/26/08 at the Waterfront Banquet Facility in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The event begins at 6pm.
Please have your invitation returned by 1/19/08. Other important information about the event is available on the invitation.
Come out for a great evening!! -Webmaster
The Droptoberfest Autocross and Car Show will be held at LCCC in Nanticoke, PA. on Saturday October 20th. More information is
available at http://www.droptoberfest.com -Webmaster
The 2007 NEPASCCA banquet date has been announced. The banquet will be held on 1/26/08 at the Waterfront Banquet Facility in Wilkes-Barre, PA. -Webmaster
There is a spectator coupon available for download if you are thinking about attending the Double National
on Aug 18th at Pocono Raceway. Click the Pocono link at the bottom of the main www.nepascca.org webpage for more information. -Webmaster
There have been changes to the Solo schedule. Please check the Solo schedule page. -Webmaster
If anyone is availble for an hour or two to help set up the course for the Giant Despair Hillclimb, please show
up at the starting line for the hill on 7/4/07 10am. Lunch will be provided for those volunteering to help out. We will primarily
be setting up all of the fencing and trimming the grasses and trees to ensure safe passageway for spectators. Show up when you can and leave
when you want. Any help is appreciated. -Tom Knorr, RE
On Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 PM a meeting to
prepare for the '07 Giant's Despair Hillclimb will be held
at the Laurel Run Fire Hall. Any one interested in helping
with the preparation an running of this important event
should try to attend. For more information call Jack Danko
at 570-823-1947. -Tom Knorr, RE
Help Wanted – Flaggers Needed
On Friday and Saturday, June 15 & 16, a Performance Driving Experience is being put on by the Tri-Region Race Group
on the full 2 ½ mile road racing course at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA (Route 115, near I-80 and I-476), about
2 hours west of the George Washington Bridge. Because of all the events going on in the Northeast Division and
the F1 race in Indy, our normal worker pool is being depleted that weekend. We really need flaggers, both experienced
and novice, for one or both days.
Tri-Region Race Group is the organization that coordinates three SCCA Regions (South Jersey, Philadelphia, and
Northeast PA) to put on Sports Car events at Pocono Raceway.
Incentives will be: white hats, small gift, $7 lunch coupons, coffee & pastries in the morning, a picnic on Friday
about 6:30, and track rides with instructors.
We plan to rotate flaggers so there will be different views and new people to meet at different times (unless you
say you have two people who want to work as a team).
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. each day and will stay open because people will be coming in at all hours. There
is overnight camping on Friday evening, but not on Thursday before the event.
Please let George/Judy Bloeser know of your availability and ask them any questions. They can be reached
at firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-965-0585 (home), or 610-360-0740 (cell).
The NEPA Corvette Club is going to put on an autox on Sunday June 3rd 2007 at
Valley Chevrolet 221 Conyngham Ave Wilkes-Barre PA. This is the "service center lot"
and not the new car lot right by the Wyoming Valley Mall. To get to the service center,
take Exit2 from the CrossValley (309N) and head toward Center City WB on Wilkes-Barre BLVD.
Once on the BLVD, make a right at the first traffic light onto Conyngham. The event will be on your right.
ALL of the proceeds from this event are going to the Teddy Bear Patrol of the Wilkes-Barre Police
Department. The NEPA Corvette Club is not keeping a penny from this event. All types of cars are
elidgeable to run (not just Corvettes) so if you are looking for something to do June 3rd, this is
for a really good cause so come out and run your car.
Registration is 9:00am. Other questions, please contact Joe Lazzaro of the Corvette club at 570-654-8719.
There will be a Solo/General Member Meeting on Thursday May 3rd 2007 @ 7:00pm.
The Jack Williams/"Auto-Addictions"
Kingston location we will be having a Toyo Rep. on hand to do a tire
presentation. They will be teaching us about the Toyo Tires, etc...
This should be a fun and informative evening. A tour of the Kingston
location will also be available. Address: 135 S. Wyoming Ave.,
Kingston, PA 18704
Please do your best to make this presentation and support our major
sponsor. They play a big part in making NEPASCCA successful.
Then on Friday May 4th, there will be a car show at the same location
at 7pm. Bring your racecar in support our sponsor and our region!
Hope to see you either or both evenings! - NEPA Board
Attention Solo! The Test and Tune previously scheduled for 4/28/07 has been canceled. We'll see if there is
going to be a rescheduled date. -Webmaster
The Giant's Despair Mixer will be held at the Ashley
Fireman's Park in Ashley, PA on Sunday, April 15, 2007. The
celebration of the 101 Anniversary of the Giant's Despair
Hillclimb will run from 2 to 5 P.M. The cost is $15 per
person. Proceeds will benefit the Laurel Run Fire Company
and the Giant's Despair Park. Free food and drink will be
available at the event. Videos of past Giant's Despair
Hillclimb competition will be shown. All are invited to
attend including NEPA SCCA Members. For tickets contact
either Dan Gilday, Laurel Run Mayor at 570-825-5639 or Jack
Danko at 570-825-9090. -RE
ANNUAL TECH - There will be a TRI-REGION Annual Tech Day held on Saturday,
March 31st at Joe Aquilante's Phoenix Performance Inc. in Phoenixville, PA
(intersection of Routes 23 and 724) from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Members of any
SCCA Region are welcome. If you have questions, call Karl/ Marge Iochum
(Chief of Tech) at 215-338-7576 or George Bloeser (Tri-Region Chair) at
610-965-0585. -Judy Bloeser, Secretary Tri-Region Race Group
For those of you guys unfamiliar with Club Racing's "Annual Tech Day",
I asked Judy for a short description. Here is her response:
All cars used in SCCA Club Racing need to have an annual technical
inspection done by a Nationally licensed Tech Inspector (Scrutineer).
Often a driver has to take his/her car to an Tech Inspector's home at a
mutually convenient time or have the hassle of trying to get an inspection
done at a track prior to one of the first events of the year. If anything
needs to be changed for the car to pass inspection (even as simple as roll
bar padding), it adds stress and possible inability to accomplish the task
prior to getting on track. Having this day/time set up at Joe Aquilante's
shop with 4 or more National Tech Inspectors allows for a convenient way
to get the inspection done.
It also becomes a social event with "bench racing" and refreshments. Joe
Aquilante owns the area's premier car preparation shop (Phoenix Racing) -
state of the art. Many drivers driving his cars make it to the National
Championship Runoffs. -Judy Bloeser, Secretary Tri-Region Race Group
The Solo and Time Trials schedules have been posted. Click on the links for Solo or Time Trials on the left to see the schedules.
The 2006 NEPASCCA Awards Banquet was held on Saturday January 27, 2007
at the Best Western Genetti Lodge and Ballrooms Route 309 Hazleton. Along with some
good drinks, good food, good friends and entertainment, the following NEPA members
Dee Wilkie - The Dan Lipperini King of the Hill award
Chris Haydu - The Marty Newman Award
Andy Bower - The Barry Sarr Award
Joseph Homza - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class AS
Todd Treat - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class BS
George Vrabel - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class BSP
Adrienne Vrabel - Season Points 2nd Place Solo Class BSP
Andrew Bower - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class CP
Jason Popeck - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class CSP
Ted Bakowicz - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class ESP
Ron Sibulsky - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class FM
Claude Raudenbush - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class FSP
Jessica Byrne - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class FSPL
Hughie Maloney - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class GS
Sarah Maloney - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class GSL
Chris Delarche - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class HS
Joshua Boinski - Season Points 2nd Place Solo Class HS
Chris Janusz - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class SM
Kristell Janusz - Season Points 2nd Place Solo Class SM
Joe Brennan - Season Points 3rd Place Solo Class SM
Jeff Fazio - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class SM2
Kevin Tulay - Season Points 2nd Place Solo Class SM2
Chris Haydu - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class STS
Adam Koback - Season Points 2nd Place Solo Class STS
Aaron Haydu - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class STS2
Jennifer Haydu - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class STSL
Anthony Tucker - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class STU
Todd Lenahan - Season Points 2nd Place Solo Class STU
Tom Unovitch - Season Points 1st Place Solo Class STX
Rick Kavitsky - The Tim Mayer Award
Sam Ryan - The Oscar Koveleski Road Racer of the Year Award
Hugh Maloney - The Member of the Year Award
Tom Knorr - Horses Derriere Award
Thanks to everyone who helped make this year's award banquet a great success. -Webmaster
I received the following email announcing the dates for the 2007 PDX. All of the documents
mentioned in the message are available in the "Downloads" section of the NEPASCCA webpage
under 2007 PDX. (Webmaster)
As the new year begins, Tri-Region is asking for your help in getting the
word out about the 2007 PDX at Pocono on June 15 & 16. I am attaching the
current ad with pricing, the draft of the Supps which will not be
finalized until after the SCCA National Convention when we hope a couple
of rule changes occur, and the entry form. People can also pre-register
by going to www.myautoevents.com, but that only starts the process - I
would then send the person the paperwork that I am attaching.
You are welcome to use the following as a lead into the event with links
to the ad, Supps, and entry.
Tri-Region Race Group, the SCCA racing organization that includes
Northeast PA, Philadelphia, and South Jersey Regions, is pleased to
announce the 2007 PDX which will be held on June 15 and 16, the Friday and
Saturday of Father's Day weekend. The 2.5 mile club racing course
including the North infield road course, Long Pond Straight with the
chicane, NASCAR Turn 1, and the long front straight will be used for this
Attached are the flyer for the PDX, the entry form, and the "draft"
Supplemental Regulations which will be finalized after the SCCA National
Convention (Feb 1-3) when the ruling on inclusion of convertibles will be
made. Generally, everything will be the same as last year, but
convertibles with factory roll bars may be able to be included.
Note that the entry fee at this time is the same as last year, but will be
increased $25.00 on February 1. So, look over the materials, ask
questions, and make your reservations early. You can pre-register at
www.myautoevents.com or make your reservations final by completing the
entry form and sending it with your check to Judy Bloeser, Registrar for
the PDX. If you have questions, please call Judy at home (610-965-0585)
or on her cell phone (610-360-0740).
Thanks in advance for your help in this matter.
-Judy Bloeser (Tri-Region)