NESCCA Returns to the Northeast
At its spring meeting, the NEDiv National Racing Committee decided to reactivate the NESCCA National Racing Championship Series. The series was very prominent in the late 1990's but has been inactive for the past decade. The primary purpose of the revived series is to provide National-level competition and a championship for the majority of NEDiv National drivers who do not attend the Runoffs. An analysis has shown that about 80% of the drivers who compete in NEDiv National races do not attend the Runoffs.
Along with the revival of NESCCA, the NRC is planning to add a new emphasis to National racing in the division. Most races will have checker flag victory laps and all will have victory circle trophy presentations. A separate section on the new NEDiv web site will be devoted to the NESCCA series with the schedule, rules and results. Additional stories and features will be added as available.
The main intent of the existing GCR-mandated division championship is to qualify competitors for the Runoffs. The current formula permits multiple out-of-division races and has no minimum participation for championship consideration. It will remain intact to determine Runoff invitations but will have less visibility within the division.
The NESCCA series will consist of all National races conducted by North East Division regions including the Rational, the Double National and all of the Bonus Nationals. No out of division races are included in the series. The results of all series races will be used for the championship points accumulation and a driver must start at least four series races to be eligible for a championship. Finish points will be awarded to the top ten finishers in each class on a 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 scale. Start points and pole position points will also be awarded. The complete rules can be found on the NEDiv web site.
2012 NESCCA Schedule
Date / Track / Type Event
21-22 April / New Hampshire / Rational
5-6 May / Summit Point / BFG Super Tour National
26-27 May / Nelson Ledges / Double National
2-3 June / New Jersey / National w/Bonus (SRF)
22-23 June / Lime Rock / National
7-8 July / Watkins Glen / National w/Bonus (FF,FV,F5)
28-29 July / Pittsburgh / National w/Bonus (EP,FP,HP,GTL.STU,STL) and (T2,T3,SM,SSB,SSC)
11-12 Aug / Pocono / National w/Bonus (GT1,GT2,GT2,STO,AS,T1) and (FA,FB,FC,FE,FM,CSR,DSR,S2)