NEFV Championship Rounds 7 & 8 (Thompson)

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njg005
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NEFV Championship Rounds 7 & 8 (Thompson)

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Now that the dust has settled from a wild weekend in Watkins Glen, it's time to prepare for Rounds 7 & 8 of the NEFV Championship held at Thompson Speedway on July 22-23. After a large showing at Watkins Glen (22 entries), sixteen FV's have entered thus far. If you have yet to sign up, I urge you to join the fun.
In conjunction with NER's Racing Against Leukemia fund raiser, NEFV will host the third annual Open Wheel Driving Experience. This event, held on Saturday July 23rd, allows friends, family, crew or other interested parties an opportunity to drive a formula vee on track at speed! Participants will receive driving instruction, safety instruction, laps in a street car with a qualified driver, a 15 minute morning session, and a 20 minute afternoon session.
Sharing the track with The Challenge Cup should put the largest field of formula vees on track in 2016, second to the runoffs or the Majors event at Mid Ohio. We encourage you to join us and hope to see you at the track!
jpetillo
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Re: NEFV Championship Rounds 7 & 8 (Thompson)

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Nick, thanks for posting this. Both the NEFV group (NorthEast Formula Vee - mostly the SCCA NER Region) and the Challenge Cup group put a huge effort into promoting each of their series, and are each perhaps the largest groups of their kind in the country. The two groups combined at Thompson is creating a unique opportunity for running in a large field. Currently that total is 27 cars. It's not too late to sign up and join the event.

The Formula Vees from NEFV are currently the single largest class at this event.

The NEFV's OWDE that Nick mentioned is also unique in the US. Getting new people into the Vees is a blast for all.

John
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Re: NEFV Championship Rounds 7 & 8 (Thompson)

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Now up to 18 FV & 11 Challenge Cup...
njg005
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Re: NEFV Championship Rounds 7 & 8 (Thompson)

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At 18 FV's and counting, we have the most entrants per class for the upcoming weekend. Let's see if we can hit 20 entries!
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Re: NEFV Championship Rounds 7 & 8 (Thompson)

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What a fantastic weekend! The whole paddock was a buzz on Friday morning in anticipation of 28 FV's taking to the track. I spoke with more NER members, former FV drivers, stewards, and friends in alternative classes who were thoroughly impressed with the level of participation demonstrated by NEFV and the Challenge Cup. No matter what tire you wore, 28 cars taking the track is quite a sight. Thank you to the Challenge Cup driver's for including a NER event on their calendar.

Plenty of prizes were handed out in the NEFV Veehive throughout the weekend.

Pastore Prize winners:

Friday:
1st Mark Fosberry
2nd Nick Galuardi
3rd Mike Hinkle

Saturday:
1st Nick Galuardi
2nd Mike Hinkle
3rd Mark Fosberry


Congratulations to Andy Pastore for taking the overall wins on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. It's always a pleasure having team Pastore at the track.

Carr Cash Winner:
Skip Popiak

Dietmar Dollars:
Friday: Chris Barry
Saturday: Paul Faford


On Saturday, NEFV hosted the 3rd annual Open Wheel Driving Experiences and it was arguably the best one yet! Nine new FV driver's had an opportunity to experience our quirky open wheel racers at speed (and they put on a show!). Great job by all the participants and thank you to all the current FV driver's for risking their rides.

Next NEFV Championship Event:

Palmer Motorsports Park
September 11 & 12

I hope to see you there!
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