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2018 NJRRS Points are here! 

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all who participated in our series.

2018 NJRRS Points

PS - Don't forget to vote! (see next section)


2018 SJR Board of Directors Elections are now open!

The Annual Board of Directors Election of the South Jersey Region has begun.  Online voting will remain open until midnight, 13 November.  The results will be announced at the November membership meeting held at Speed Raceway in Cinaminnson on 14 November.

To vote, go to SJR Elections on Motorsportreg.com

Voters must be members of the South Jersey Region and have an account with MotorsportReg - our online voting software. 

This year there are four candidates running for three 3 year terms on the Board of Directors.  They are (in alphabetical order):

JD King

Sue King

Mike Lamaina

Bill Richter 

Candidate Statements


JD King  

I was born into the South Jersey Region SCCA racing community nearly 55 years ago. My father raced and my mother officiated, so I have been around the scene since infancy. I guess you could say that I have racing fuel in my DNA.

In 1990 I started racing, autocrossing, and even competed in the occasional Road Rally. I got further involved by running for the Board of Directors in around 1993.

I started out as Treasurer, served as Assistant Regional Executive (RE), later becoming RE after the unexpected passing of RE Hal Barber. Since then I have served as both the RE, Assistant RE, and as an At-Large member of the BoD, taking the occasional break between election cycles.

In about the year 2000 I took over as the Race Chairman for the Tri-Region Race Group, a three Region collective charged with putting on SCCA races at Pocono International Raceway. When New Jersey Motorsports Park was opened I stepped in as Race Chairman for the South Jersey Region and have, with the aid of a very small but dedicated group of assistants, continued on in that post.

I have raced a Formula Ford, a Datsun 240Z, and have autocrossed a few different cars.

Being as active as I have been over the years has made me aware of the work it takes to put on the events that help us all enjoy this hobby of motorsports we share membership in. I hope to continue guiding the Region and helping us bring the members a great automotive experience to enjoy.

I thank you for your consideration and for your vote.


Sue King

To the members of the South Jersey Region of the Sports Car Club of America let me introduce myself. 

I am Sue King and I am running for a position on the Board of Directors for the South Jersey Region. 

I have contributed to our club over the past several years by competing and volunteering in our Race and Solo activities.  I feel that our Board has drifted away from the true meaning of our Club, that being we are here to have fun.  And, if we happen to make a little bit of money while having fun, then that is a plus. 

My commitment to our club has been there during the Race and Solo seasons as a volunteer in various specialties and, also, during the off seasons when I take the time to visit the various hotel venues and negotiate special rates for our volunteers as well as competitors.  I have also spent time communicating with the various charities, i.e. Susan G. Komen; Laps to Conquer MS; The American Diabetes Association and our local Coats for Kids, that are represented at our Race venues.  Sitting down with those charities and going over what we, as a community, can give back to their life saving efforts. 

To say my involvement in our club activities has been a rewarding effort is putting it mildly.  I am proud to be a part of one of the best organizations of individuals or, as I often refer to them -  family,  in our area.  Your vote for me would be appreciated.  Thank you.  As always, For the Sport.


Mike Lamaina

I have been a member of the South Jersey Region of the SCCA and a racer for 10 years.  For the last 5 years I have volunteered to run mobile registration. 3 years ago I joined the Board of Directors as an At Large member and for the last 2 year I have been the Treasurer. 

My vision for the South Jersey Region  was and is to put on the BEST races in the region, and at the same time not just survive financially, but thrive.  I have instituted the first computer based accounting system for the region, which enables us to view financial reports from each event for Club Racing, Solo and Rally.  The reports hlep us to make data based decisions for our future race operations.  It has been a pleasure to serve the Region.  


Bill Richter  

Its election time again. I am seeking another term on the SJR BoD, and I need your vote!

At 41 years old, I am one of the younger members that have currently served, and I encourage other peers to get more involved. I have chaired our autox program since 2011, and with the help of the board, have been able to update almost all of the equipment so as to better use Bader Field and keep the program growing.

I am excited for the future of the club, and would be proud to help guide it as we move forward. So this November, vote Richter. It's a race I can win!



2018 Road Racing Season is complete!

SJR and NNJR would like to thank all the competitors, crew, spectators, and volunteers who partfcipated in the Devil in the Dark/Devil During the Day! 41 cars started the race at approximately 10:50 am. Congratulations to all the class winners, the overall winner, and everyone who competed!

Also, SJR would like to thank all our volunteers, who help us put on great events. We would not be able to do so without the hard work, and dedication of too many people to list them all!

Our annual banquet will be in January (we think). Details will be posted here when available.

The Devil During the Day, and Devil in the Dark results are available. Our facebook page has a few photos. As soon as we get the final podium pictures, we will post those, too.


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What is the South Jersey Region?

The South Jersey Region of the Sports Car Club of America is a membership organization that facilitates and supports motorsports events in the South Jersey area. Events include Club Racing, Rally, and Solo. Please visit our partners (shown above this section).

 

What is the SCCA?

Since 1944, SCCA has championed one mission: To bring motorsports to the masses of American men and women who are passionate about automobiles, speed, and competition. From National Championships to regional events, whether professional or amateur, we exist to organize, support and develop auto racing at every level, and provide an outlet for you to get out of the armchair and into the action. So, whether your passion is autocrossing, rallying, or road racing as a professional, or as a weekend warrior, SCCA wants to help you fuel your passion.

The SCCA has sectioned the country into 9 areas called divisions (for example South Jersey is in the North East division of the SCCA). South Jersey Region is one of 20 regions in the north east dedicated to the support of auto racing. 

 

What is Road Racing?

This is the heart‐pounding, adrenalin‐pumping, wheel to wheel action on the tracks at New Jersey Motorsports Park (actual contact is highly discouraged, however). Successful completion of an SCCA driver school and competition license (or novice permit) is required. South Jersey region runs five to seven events at NJMP each year, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Road racing is also about volunteering. SJR volunteers have a lot of fun helping to organize the races, and helping to do all the little (and big) things that need to happen every race weekend. Below is a video we made a few years ago about the different specialties that are behind the scenes at an SJR race weekend.

South Jersey region members also whole‐heartedly support the professional events that are held at NJMP. These sometimes include the ARCA series, Rolex Grand‐Am, SCCA World Challenge, Mazda MX‐5 Cup, and other professional series. Come on out, and get close to the action!

SJR’s road racing information is located at the Club Racing link in the menu above.

 

What is PDX?

PDX is taking your daily driver out on the track, and learning how to go fast, even in corners! For the complete novices, there is an instructor to ride with you, and guide you. Or even drive your car, so you can see what it can do.

Once you have gained enough experience and skill, the instructor will 'sign you off', so you can drive by yourself. Again, after showing skills and awareness, and gaining experience, you will be 'signed off' to the Intermediate, and then the advanced group.

SJR will have 3 more PDX events (at least) on our Test Day Fridays before three of our Club Racing events. Come join us and see what it's like! 

 

What is Rally?

Road Rally is also known as a time, speed, and distance rally. This is not about how fast you go, it is about how accurately you can cover that distance in a given amount of time.  Clues are given for each leg of the race. If you arrive too early or too late at the end of each leg, you get penalty points. This contest is held on public roads at or below the posted speed limit and the competitor with the fewest points wins. South Jersey Region has a healthy and growing rally community. We hold 5-9 rallies per season, come out and see how fun it can be! Our Road Rally information can be found by clicking on the Rally Menu at the top.

 

What is Autocross?

Test your driving skill as you drive your car through a course of cones in a parking lot. All you need is a driver license and a helmet that is 1995 or newer. No special equipment is needed, but your car will undergo a safety inspection before the start of the event. Loaner helmets are available, and members save $15 on entry fees. Speeds rarely exceed 60mph, but every tenth of a second counts. South Jersey currently holds its Autocross (formerly called solo) events at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. We are actively looking for other venues to add to the excitement! More information and our Autocross schedule can be found on the Autocross link of the menu at the top of this page.

 

What are Track Events?

Track Events (formerly called PDX events or performance driving experience) are sometimes called track days. At these events, you can drive your street car around a real race track. There is limited passing, and if you are inexperienced, you will have an instructor assigned to you. 

 

What are Time Trials?

Time Trials are a mini version of a road race on a closed course (such as NJMP’s Lightning course). You get three laps each session to better your drive time. This is an excellent opportunity to fine tune your driving skills before the more competitive, wheel to wheel action of road racing.

What is a Hill Climb?

This competition is a time trial, up a hill, on a closed public road course, in cars with roll cages. Fastest one to the top wins. The Pennsylvania Hill Climb Association can be found on the web at http://www.pahillclimb.org.

SJR thanks Windshadow Studios for the miata picture, Jim Wakemen, Sr. (though I'm not sure who took it) for the road rally picture, and GE3KSPD for the solo picture.

 

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