We are halfway through our 2013 racing season…can you believe it? There are still a number of races left at all of our regular tracks and even a special night of racing at Bedford Speedway. Please be aware that we have been struggling with our car count and the future of this club is based on the NOW! Please plan on attending a few races this year so that we don’t have a difficult time obtaining races for 2014. We are planning on a little less aggressive season next year.
Hotel Accommodations: For the Bedford/Path Valley race weekend in August, the Holiday Inn Express in Breezewood, PA has given us a discount for rooms. The cost is $111.00 + tax. There is a block of rooms listed under “Penn Mar Vintage Race Car Club Block”. You MUST reserve with credit card before August 15th. Each room is 2 double beds. Their cancellation policy is up to 6PM on the 30th, so if we rain out we are still in good shape. Please call them directly to reserve your room, if interested. Their number is (814) 735-7666.
Fall Meeting: I know it’s the middle of July and here I am thinking about the Fall Meeting already, all I can say is things take time to plan. We are looking to have a meeting in September for banquet ticket purchases, rules, scheduling events etc. Please keep an eye out for more information on that.
Banquet Info: We are looking at the first or second weekend in October for our End of the Season Awards Banquet in the areas of Carlisle, Breezewood or Harrisburg. Also this year we are having a theme…shhh, it’s a secret. A Tribute to Fred Thompson. If you have any stories involving Fred or pictures, please let me know. I can copy the pictures and get them back to you as soon as possible.
A Friendly Reminder: This is a hobby club, however we have rules and must have rules and guidelines or we will have chaos. Please keep in mind when approached by others…if you are uncertain of an answer to a question please direct them to a board member.
Here we are at the kick-off to the 2013 racing season! We want to thank those of you who have been attending the meetings and are actively involved with the race club. It takes everyone to keep this group going. We’ve had some rule changes which are posted on the website. If you need a paper copy, please let me know and I’ll be more than happy to get a copy out to you.
Please keep in mind that we are a competitive club however, looking out to not beat and bang. We do this for fun as we all know there is no payout with our group. It still stands that you will receive 2 pit passes when bringing your car to any track that we run with as long as it’s a Penn-Mar event. There are a couple races we’ve been invited with either the PA Vintage Dirt Modified group in Western PA along with the Blast from the Past in Eastern PA, I don’t believe those have the same deal as we do. Please be aware that the initial visit at Path Valley you will pay to enter the pits, however, prior to the end of the evening you will get your money back. It’s the way the promoter can keep track of who belongs with Penn-Mar and get cards for return visits completed.
We have a very busy schedule this year. Please keep in mind you have 30 minutes before the start of warm-ups to sign in with the Secretary. If you are going to be late, call and we can pull a pill for you. If you want to start in the rear, please let me know upon sign-in.
Sponsorship: If you are interested in sponsoring a race, please contact me so that I may add you to the list and let you know what races are still available. Race sponsorship is $50, which sponsors both first place and the hard charger award.
Dues: Membership/Liability forms are due prior to racing. Please also keep in mind the safety and car rules. If it is found that something on your car is illegal, pending the offense, will decide if you race or not, but it will be required to be repaired prior to any other race. Membership money is non-refundable if found illegal.