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Greetings from THSCC! The year is underway, and it has been COLD in many parts of the state. We hope everyone has been staying warm and safe.
Unfortunately the bad weather has resulted in us having to reschedule our first two events, the Autocross Points Event #1 & Test-n-Tune as well as our Rallycross Points Event #1 & Novice School. Scheduling events this early in the year is always risky, and it didn't quite work out this time. However, we are still on track for events starting in March when things will start to warm up.
The Autocross Points #1 and Test-n-Tune has been rescheduled for the weekend of March 7-8, and will still be held at Danville Regional Airport. The Rallycross Points event will not be rescheduled, however the Rallycross School will be rescheduled for a later date. Keep an eye on our website, MotorsportReg for that event.
We appreciate your understanding and bearing with us with these event postponements and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon!
As discussed over the last, well... forever, we have been attempting to design and deploy a new Website for the Club. We are pleased to formally announce that the new http://www.thscc.com Website is up and running. It passed the test of time and then some. Thank you very much for Carl and Emmie Fisher for devoting so many hours of their time to ensure the Website and Forum were working well and over the years have made many modifications to the site which makes it very special. Although this new site is replacing the original site in its entirety, the original THSCC Web site served us well and will be archived.
Kart Enduro signups are now online! If you haven't been to a THSCC Kart Enduro before, now is your chance. These events are arrive-and-drive, two-hour wheel-to-wheel races that require a minimum of three pit stops complete with driver changes.
The weight classing will be slightly changed this year. There will still be two classes like before, Light and Heavy, but the weight cutoff point will instead be at the halfway point between all teams at weigh-in. This will ensure an equal number of teams competing in each class.
Currently we have two events posted, and they are held on the Saturday evening during the HPDE weekends at VIR. Those participating in HPDE will have time to head over to the Kart track after their on-track driving, and it's a great opportunity for those who have never been on track to come do some wheel-to-wheel racing.
Spots are limited, as the VIR Kart Track only has 12 karts, so thus only 12 team slots are available. Be sure to sign up early!
Also, keep an eye on our website as we may be announcing additional Kart Enduros this year...
Due to the weather, our first event in Danville was rescheduled to the weekend of March 7-8. We will continue with the existing plan, with a Test-n-Tune event on Saturday and the Points Event #1 on Sunday. Registrations were retained, so if you signed up for the rescheduled event then you are still registered for the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date, please adjust your registration accordingly or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rest of our schedule is shaping up quickly with additional preregistration pages to be posted soon. For those who are willing to sign up extra early the first four events on MSR are up and open to registrations including the 2015 Chick School and our first event at NCCAR.
Currently we have events through May confirmed with more to come including our return to VMP in August, two more events at NCCAR for our July and September events and this years NCAC event at ZMax!
As a final note from our staff, we would like to offer the opportunity to anyone in the club who is interested in trying to build a course for our 3rd and 4th Points Events (NCCAR and Danville respectively). If you are interested or know someone new to the sport who would be interested, email email@example.com or find the thread on our forums http://thscc.com/forum.
See you all in Danville!
Rallycross ReportThe Novice School and the Points Event at Wilson scheduled for Feb 28 and March 1 were canceled due to weather conditions. The surface was too wet to take two days of traffic without damaging the venue. The novice school will be rescheduled, the points event will not be. If you were registered for the event, you were not charged and your registration has been canceled. Watch our website for the rescheduled date for the Rallycross Novice School.
Our next rallycross event at VIR the weekend of April 11 but have not yet determined if we want to hold it on Saturday or Sunday. We've strengthened our presence on Facebook with a new group called North Carolina Rally Cross and by posting our events. We've also reached out to other clubs in the southeast to generate interest. We need folks to video and photograph our sessions in order to provide interesting content for the web.
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In other news:
The club had a small turn-out at the LeMons race at Barber Motorsports Park. Duff Beer Civic finished 16th overall and 3rd in Class B (Ricky Beam and Roger McDaniels); Team Super Westerfield Bros. finished 17th overall and 14th in Class A (Stephen Westerfield); Shark Bait Racing finished 45th overall and 21st in Class B. (Charles Lankford)
Dont know who else in club was there
Earlier in February, we had a great tech inspection day at Janko Imports, and many cars were inspected. Check out some of the photos of the event here:
If you weren't able to bring your car to get inspected, we still have one more tech day coming up:
Registration is currently open but filling up for the April VIR North Course event, so go sign up soon if you haven't already!
Be on the lookout for early-bird registration specials for the CMP coming soon. The earlier you register, the more the discount!
NOTE: that we accidentally listed the wrong date for our September event in the January newsletter. The correct schedule is as follows:
First responders as well as current and former military personnel are also eligible for an additional $25 discount.
As always, let us know if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and we look forward to seeing everyone next season!