2010 Members Letter from President George Fraser
Released: January 14th, 2010
I wish to thank each of you for your support in 2009 which was an interesting year of transition, economic challenges, redefinition and ultimately growth for the Historic Stock Car Racing Series.
Additions to the membership fold included Dan Green, Wes McNay, Mike Enos, Doug Schultz & Peter Beckham.
Our list of sponsors now include Bully Dog Performance, JR Racing Photography, Miller Graphics, Rhine Enterprises, TMFC, Club Auto Sport, Borelli Motorsports, Marin Luxury Cars, Goodyear and Pick n Pull.
2009 Track events included outings at Thunderhill in March with NCRC, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in April with SCCA, May at Reno-Fernley with HMSA, our top event Club Auto Sport Uncorked at Mazda Raceway in early September, the Coronado Speed Festival in late September and the Born to Race weekend with NASA at Infineon in October.
Our Ride of Your Life program was a major attention getter and fund raiser at both the Uncorked and Infineon events. The monies raised at Uncorked for the SPCA of Monterey County and at Infineon for the Boost Camp of Sonoma County raised our contribution totals to over $400,000 over the past 10 years.
Our members and cars continued to be prominently displayed in a number of vintage publications with a September article and cover page mention on our group in Vintage Motorsports Magazine as well as a feature report on the Uncorked event in Victory Lane being the media highlights in 2009.
A potential media item of note is that we are about to go international and are in process of setting up a branch of HSCRS in Australia. This will be news when we are ready to announce it and may be a connection leading to reciprocal racing opportunities between the members in both countries.
2010 Membership renewal fees remain at the same $175/year level and we would request that you please forward your checks to HSCRS, 521 Charcot Avenue, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95131 no later than March 1. Posting of classified ads remains a free service for members with a charge of $75 per ad for non members.
The Competition committee welcomes their newest member, Darrin Alvernaz to the 2010 team.
For 2010 here is what we have currently listed on the schedule for your review and information. We hope that we see as many of you at each event listed, as possible.
Sunday February 14 Daytona 500 party 8:30 am 3:30 pm Club Auto Sport - $25 Entry Fee
Saturday December 11 Holiday lunch and awards party Club Auto Sport
Priority Race Weekends/Track Outings
Friday - Sunday March 12-14 Thunderhill HMSA Contemporary cars welcome. Single Stock car group possible.
June 8 & 9 Infineon - track/practice day at Infineon NASCAR chute configuration
Tuesday Wednesday June 22-23 Laguna Seca HMSA Unlimited sound
Saturday & Sunday September 11 12 Thunderhill SCCA Vintage Festival Historic cars & older only.
Friday Sunday September 24th 26th Coronado Speed Festival HMSA - Contemporary cars welcome.
Saturday & Sunday October 9 - 10 Infineon NASA Historic Cars & older only. ROYL program to benefit the Boost Camp of Sonoma County.
Additional Track Opportunities
Tuesday April 6 Laguna Seca HMSA Open for all Stock Cars unlimited sound Track opportunity.
Thursday & Friday April 15 & 16 Thunderhill Hooked on Driving practice days Track opportunity.
Thursday May 13 Thunderhill - Hooked on Driving practice day Track opportunity
Thursday & Friday September 9 & 10 Thunderhill - Hooked on Driving Track opportunity.
Drum Brake Events
Saturday & Sunday April 24 25 Laguna Seca HMSA Drum Brake Cars only.
Friday Sunday June 4 -6 Infineon GRL Sonoma Historic Festival Drum brake cars only
Saturday Sunday August 7 - 15 Monterey Prehistoric & Historic Races Drum Brake cars only
Regardless of whether you take advantage of these track outings or not the HSCRS remains the primary organization and place to register and document your 1995 and older NASCAR and Winston Cup stock car. We believe the key to our continued growth is to hold true to our standards, continue to attract gentlemen & lady drivers who understand that we are merely custodians of these cars and then to provide a proper environment to showcase these icons of American racing history.
I thank you again for your past participation and, in advance, for your continued support and consideration.
This article last modified: January 14th, 2010