Autocross Season Finale

By Joe Kraetsch, Autocross Chair

On Saturday, September 30, it was very foggy when we arrived at the autocross site.  The whole day remained cold and drizzly damp but fortunately, the fog lifted.  It would have been difficult to navigate any but the simplest Autocross course when you could not see past the next cone.  The drizzle was especially unfortunate as this event was also a benefit for the Loaves & Fishes food pantry.  We did four runs in the AM, then had a pizza lunch and another 4 runs in the afternoon.  Other than the weather, the event ran like clockwork.

As I mentioned, this was a fund-raiser for Loaves & Fishes.  We collect voluntary donations for Loaves & Fishes with Autocross registrations all year.  We also held a 50/50 raffle at the event.  NCR Member Ernie Grasso won the drawing and graciously gave his half of the ticket sales right back to Loaves & Fishes. The NCR Board of Directors voted to donate the entire gross proceeds of the event to Loaves & Fishes.  All tolled with the volunteer donations, the 50/50 raffle and the gross proceeds for the event we donated $5500 to Loaves & Fishes.

With the last event of the season, the class champions have been determined:

Porsche Strict Stock 1

Nigel Fenwick

Porsche Strict Stock 2

Ollie Lucier

Porsche Strict Stock 3

Daniel Quaroni

Porsche Strict Stock 4

Ed Moschella

Porsche Production 1

Nick Durham

Porsche Production 2

Jeremy Mazzariello

Porsche Race Tire

Akira Mochimaru

Non-Porsche Street

Steve Twaddle

Non-Porsche Race Tire

Rob MacAlpine

I would like to thank the autocross staff for all their help and hard work. Without these people, NCR would not have such an incredible autocross program. Thank you: Ollie Lucier, Co-Chair and Chief Instructor; Jeremy Mazzariello, Registrar and Timing; Lisa Roche, Timing, Lunches and de facto Assistant; Ed Moschella, Novice Captain; Akira Mochimaru, Sound Captain; Scruffy Lefebvre, Chris Darminio and Justin Chen, course designers; Nigel and Sue Fenwick, Onsite check-in and waivers; and Athena DeGangi, Grid Captain.  I also want to thank all the participants and volunteers for all their help and cooperation in making NCR Autocross run so smoothly. Thank you all for our most successful autocross season ever!  A special thanks to Bill White for coming down to help with the pizza lunch. Finally , thanks to all participants who gave so generously to Loaves & Fishes and thanks to the NCR Board for donating the final event proceeds to Loaves & Fishes.

We actually have one more event to close the season.  Our annual Autocross Awards and Pool Party, Saturday, January 27, 2018, 05:00pm.  This event is open to everyone but registration is required.  Details on the NCR website calendar.