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The CNY SCCA RallyCross program is sponsored by Taylor Rental, Auburn
Since 1951 the CNY Region of SCCA has served a large part of Northern New York State including the greater Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown areas. The region is bordered by the Mohawk-Hudson Region to the east, Southern New York Region to the South, and the Finger Lakes, Glen, and Western New York regions to the west. To the north, the greater Ottawa, Ontario, Canada region is covered by the Motorsports Club of Ottawa, a region of CASC-OR (Canada's amateur racing organization).
A public hearing has been announced regarding the Central New York Raceway Park on January 7th @ 7:00pm. It has been requested that club members show at the meeting as a display of support to the new facility
On _January 7 , 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the Hastings Town Board will hold a public hearing on the Central New York Raceway Park, Inc. application for Special Use Permit and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the construction of a motor sports and harness racing complex.
The hearing will be held at Town Hall, 1134 U.S. Route 11.
The racing complex is proposed for 150 acres of land located between U.S. Route 11 and Interstate Route 81, running north from the existing Brewerton Raceway to the Central Square Middle School. The proposal includes a road course and dirt track, a 50 bay garage, restaurant, banquet facilities, and parking for 4,500 vehicles. The proposal also includes a horse stabling barn and paddock area. Potential environmental impacts include fill or disturbance of wetlands; elimination or disturbance of vegetation, wildlife habitat and wildlife; air quality, noise and other traffic related impacts; change to the visual environment and changes in land use. The Town will take written public comment on the application and the DEIS for 60 days following publication of this Notice. Send written comments Re: CNY Raceway, to Code Enforcement Officer, Town of Hastings, 1134 U.S. Route 11, Central Square, New York, 13036, or to firstname.lastname@example.org
We're still a few months from releasing our local 2014 solo schedule, but the national office has recently released the 2014 Tire Rack SCCA National Solo® schedule, including Championship Tour, Match Tour, and ProSolo events.
Northeast dates of note:
May 3-4: New Jersey Tour (MetLife Stadium, NYC area)
June 7-8: Devens Match Tour (Ayer, MA)
June 28-29: Toledo Pro Solo (Toledo, OH)
September 2-5: National Championships (Lincoln, NE)
“Ben Keating and Damien Faulkner drove a flawless race, and the TRG crew stepped up with a tremendous strategy/pit stop performance to take a commanding victory yesterday at Virginia International Raceway,” car news site MotorSport.com reported. The victory was the No. 66 Viper Exchange/Port Lavaca Auto Group Porsche GT3’s second consecutive win as well as the team’s second consecutive pole position start.
Asked by MotorSport about his performance, the driver from Ireland said “this was a dream weekend for us. I could push the Porsche really hard and it responded for me and for Ben.” Faulkner was able to push the No. 66 without any incident which proved to be quintessential to achieve this race's win. Others were not fortunate as some of them had to spend time off track resulting to an added 25 minutes to spend for cleanup and repair.
Reported by Ireland’s Motoring Marketplace website CarZone.ie last August, Porsche recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and gave social media netizens the power to decide the design of its upcoming model. “One of the ways the company has marked the occasion is with the Carrera 4S '5M Porsche Fans'. The number refers to the five million fans who have 'liked' the official Porsche Facebook page,” the Irish car resource site detailed. “Of those enthusiasts, 54,000 voted on the design of their ideal 911. One lucky person will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the unique 911,” CarZone added.
The Facebook marketing enabled Porsche to really take advantage of social media as an effective marketing tool. The release of Porsche’s newest lines of sports cars, which include the Carrera 4S, will also be in time for the upcoming new insurance application process in Europe that will take place, ideally, next year. With Aviva and other insurers already exploring new risk metrics in a bid to refine economic capital models, the recent approval of allowing them to gain access to driver records via the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency will hopefully streamline application processes and lower insurance costs.
The timing of new Porsche model releases for next year has become more exciting as it coincides with new developments in motor insurance. Add to that the positive publicity Irish racer Damien Faulkner has achieved, Porsche is really going strong this year.
The 2013 Solo schedule is now complete - we've had to drop the planned NYS Fair event, and will instead be holding an event October 6th at Shoppingtown Mall. This will give us a full 9 event season
Rallycross has also announced that the season will switch to going from September -> August, and likewise their 2013-14 season is scheduled to kick off on October 13th at Walczyks farm. Additional dates are also scheduled for November 17th and December 7th