Torque Update – Ray Justice

 

RAY JUSTICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Justice, Jr., 65, died peacefully on January 26, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. Ray was filled with life, giving graciously and tirelessly to help others.

Together with his beloved wife Mary, he lived many years in Port St. Lucie. Since graduating FAU, he was employed by Radio Shack Corporation and also owned and operated a food brokerage company.

Ray had a lifelong interest in cars and racing. He and Mary could often be found at the races on weekends.

Ray participated in a number of organizations and served on community boards. F&AM, Episcopal Church of The Nativity and FL Region SCCA were chief among his interests.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; his sister, Dr. Suzanne J. Scott; his cousin, Dr. Leroy Lawson and numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Max and Willie Justice.

Services celebrating his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 8th at 2 PM at The Church of the Nativity,1151 SW Del Rio Blvd.In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to: SylvesterComprehensiveCancerCenter,PO Box016960(M-867), Miami, FL 33101 to help fund research of his rare cancer, or by phone to 305-243-9088; or to Church of the Nativity Outreach Fund. Please indicate “In Memory of Ray Justice, Jr.

Ray was not just a Good Friend, he was a good man, and he will be sorely missed 

 Krys Dean, K D Motorsports

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January 2014

SCCA MAJORS RACES AT PBIR A GREAT SUCCESS!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Provisional Winners List:

American Sedan: Tom Ellis, Pompano Beach, Fla., Ford Mustang
B-Spec: Ernie Francis, Jr., Dania, Fla., MAZDA2
Formula 500: Russell Strate, Jr., Alden, N.Y., Rocketech R2
Formula 1000: Alastair McEwan, Cary, N.C., Phoenix F1k
Formula Atlantic: Keith Grant, Germantown, Tenn., Swift 016/Mazda
Formula Continental: Robert Allaer, Lithia, Fla., Van Dieman RF00/Ford
Formula Enterprises: Brandon Kennedy, Bear, Del., Formula Enterprises
Formula F: James Goughary, Jupiter, Fla., Van Diemen RF-00/Honda
Formula Mazda: Darryl Wills, Houston, Texas, Formula Mazda
Formula Vee: Donnie Isley, Fletcher, N.C., Agitator 016/Volkswagen
E Production: David Smith, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mazda RX-7
F Production: Ken Kannard, East Troy, Wis., Mazda Miata
H Production: Mike Miller, Walhalla, S.C., Austin-Healy Midget
GT-1: Simon Gregg, Ponta Vedra, Fla., Chevrolet Corvette
GT-2: Randy Kinsland, Whittier, N.C., Chevrolet Corvette
GT-3: Chad Bacon, Kingsport, Tenn., Toyota Celica
GT-Lite: Peter Shawdowen, West Palm Beach, Fla., Honda CRX
Prototype 1: Jacek Mucha, Laval, Quebec, JMS 016 cp/Mazda
Prototype 2: Richard Colburn, Northbrook, Ill., Nostendos
Spec Miata: Alex Bolanos, Miami, Fla., Mazda Miata
Spec Racer Ford: Cliff White, Huntsville, Ala., Spec Racer Ford
Super Touring Lite: Cliff Ira, Kansas City, Mo., Acura Integra
Super Touring Under: Glenn Bocchino, Delray Beach, Fla., Mazda3
Touring 1: Joe Aquilante, Chester Springs, Pa., Chevrolet Corvette
Touring 2: Andrew Longe, Naples, Fla., Porsche 997
Touring 3: Rob May, Wadsworth, Ill., BMW M3
Touring 4: Andrew Charbonneau, Boca Raton, Fla., Ford Mustang

To relive the excitement, or to catch up with what you missed, go to SCCA.com. Link below:

http://www.scca.com/events/news.cfm?eid=6551&cid=51734

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2013 Year End Points – Reg/TES/FES

image2013-11-26-114513 FES Points

image2013-11-26-114546 01  TES Points

image2013-11-26-114620 Regional Points

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December 2013

The Majors are coming, the Majors are coming, the Majors are here!

January 9, 10, 11, 12, 2014.

*  Drop your trailers on Sunday, following your weekend at Sebring.  On-site camping available on Sunday night.  561-622-1400.

*  Wednesday, January 8, 2014,  - Private Test Day, contact John Zucarrelli at 561-262-3321.

*  Thursday, January 9, 2014 – Test Day, Contact Track.  561-622-1400

*  FL Region SCCA Registration will be open later in the day on January 9th.

(Both days, a donation will be made to to National SCCA.)

*  Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7:00 PM.  Cocktail Party at Jupiter Waterfront Inn, all drivers, crew and workers invited.

We are also planning a Ladies  Shopping Day out on Thursday, January 9, 2013, and a deep sea fishing night on Friday, January 10, 2014.

A gratis barbecue dinner will be served to all on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the track.   Everyone is invited to all these events, drivers, crew, workers, please mark your calendars.

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20-13-2014 Starts off with Majors

An announcement from SCCA Topeka on October 1, 2013

THE MAJORS

The 2014 season gets underway just after the New Year in the Eastern Conference with the Winter Vacation Majors, visiting Sebring International Raceway, January 3-5, and Palm Beach International Raceway one week later, January 10-12. The Western Conference season follows with its opening round at Auto Club Speedway, January 18-19.

Each race weekend on the 2014 calendar will feature a common format. All will be double race weekends, with Saturday’s race a 20-minute timed sprint race, and Sunday’s race the traditional 45-mile format. Both races will count for full points and receive trophies and commemorative checkered flags, though the full podium ceremonies will only take place for Sunday’s races.

Each Sunday will open with a brief warm-up session and then the group races gridded based on the best lap time from the weekend up to that point (qualifying and sprint race), with time for podium ceremonies built into the schedule.

“A consistent message we receive is that race groups need to have compatible classes to ensure a quality racing experience,” SCCA Vice President of Club Racing Terry Ozment said. “In order to schedule enough run groups, there simply isn’t enough time to run a pair of 45-mile races in a workable weekend timeframe.”

Events that traditionally draw more than 150 cars will run a three-day schedule, with smaller attendance events having a two-day option.

“With a lot of feedback from members and competitors, we learned a lot during last year’s U.S. Majors Tour,” SCCA President/CEO Jeff Dahnert said. “From the season schedule to the weekend format, we’ve made improvements this season to a program that had already provided the Club Racing with a spark in 2013. The 2014 season will be even better.”

As was the case in 2013, the Northern and Mid-States Conferences will begin their respective Championships later in the year.

The preliminary schedule for all four Conferences, with some events and dates yet to be determined:

Eastern Conference:

  • Jan. 3-5: Sebring International Raceway
  • Jan. 10-12: Palm Beach International Raceway
  • March 21-23: Road Atlanta
  • TBD April: VIRginia International Raceway
  • TBD May/June: New Jersey Motorsports Park
  • July 4-6: Watkins Glen International
  • Aug. 1-3: Summit Point Motorsports Park

Mid-States Conference:

  • TBD Feb./March: Circuit of the Americas
  • April 5-6: Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
  • May 24-25: Pueblo Motorsports Park
  • July 5-6: High Plains Raceway
  • Aug. 30-31: Heartland Park Topeka (Conference Finale)
  • One additional event from Southwest Division will be added to the calendar.

Northern Conference:

  • May 2-4: Blackhawk Farms
  • TBD May/June: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • TBD June: Road America, Chicago Region June Sprints
  • July 12-13: GingerMan Raceway
  • July 26-27: Road America
  • Aug. 23-24: Grattan Raceway

Western Conference:

  • Jan. 17-19: Auto Club Speedway
  • TBD March: Inde Motorsports Ranch
  • April 25-27: Buttonwillow Raceway Park
  • May 24-25: Pacific Raceway
  • July 4-6: Portland International Raceway (Conference Finale)
  • - One additional event from San Francisco Region will be added to the calendar.

More information on the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour is available at www.sccamajors.com , and on the Sports Car Club of America at www.scca.com. Like SCCA on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCCAOfficial, or follow on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.

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Now that we are midway through our summer break, I just wanted to touch base with everyone and send some reminders:

General Membership meeting this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Duffy’s on Cordova Road (just south of 17th Street Causeway) in Fort Lauderdale.

(This is a reminder of the meeting, not a notice, all meeting dates are posted on the Florida Region SCCA website in January of every year. : ) )

Your RE, Asst. RE, and Race Director attended the National SCCA Jeckyl Island Meeting last week.  Come to the meeting to get the latest news from National SCCA and how it will affect our region.

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Our next race event, September 14 & 15, 2013, will be held at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  It will consist of the following:

DOUBLE SARRC, FES Enduro and MIATA MADNE$$ RACES

Miata Madne$$ payout is as follows:                                                  

1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $ 500
3rd Place: $ 400
4th Place: $ 300
5th Place: $ 200
6th Place: $ 150
7th Place: $ 125
8th Place: $ 100
9th Place: $ 75
10th Place: $ 75

You can register for this event now at www.dlbracing.com

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Keep Luis Sereix in your prayers and his family in your thoughts.  He is in hospice.  Luis raced with us in June at Homestead.  Luis, thank you for all your years of friendship and support of our Region.  -Ellen
Stay cool, and stay dry.  Talk to you soon!  -Ellen
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May 2013 Florida Region SCCA Event, we’ve got it all, check it out!

Miata Madne$$:
(Check out the tire rule in the supps) 

The conduct of the Spec Miata Pro race will be run under the ECR rules. Refer to the SEDIVSCCA website under ECR @ www.sedivracing.org. SM Pro Race Competitors are responsible for obtaining the ECR Rules and Regulations. There will be one mandatory 5 minute pit stop during this race.
Payout for this race will be awarded as follows:
1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $ 500
3rd Place: $ 400
4th Place: $ 300
5th Place: $ 200
6th Place: $ 150
7th Place: $ 125
8th Place: $ 100
9th Place: $ 75
10th Place: $ 75
  • FES Enduro – Including ALL the classes you have asked for:  ITO, ITR, ITS, ITA, IT7, ITB, ITC, T1, T2, T3, T4, SM, MX5, AS, P1, P2, SPU, STO, STU, STL, SRF, and B-Spec
  • Vintage Racing
  • And you can register at dlbracing.com from here www.dlbracing.com
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Thank you from David Munro for the annual Paul Bagley Bake Sale.
Grand Total collected this year:  $781.00
Special thank you to:
Ellen and Lori
Deb Burke
Peg and Paul Barten
Jacqueline Coury
John Zuccarelli
The staff at PBIR and
Everyone who came by to buy and eat or just donate whatever change they had!

 

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March 2013

Our March 10-11, 2013 was a success!  Florida Region SCCA wants to thank everyone for their participation.

Official Results have been posted to the Race ‘Results’ page of the website.

Pictures of the event have been posted in the March 2013 photo ablum on the Photo Gallery page.  Pictures are a courtesy of Freeze Frame Photo/Video, Jeff Gerardri, Cape Coral, FL www.freezeframevideo.net.  Thank you Jeff for your contribution.

Tommy “Tommy B” will be in our hearts forever.  We loved Tommy just as much as he loved us.

Our next event is May 2013.  OMG, it’s time for Miata Madne$$!!!

 

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January 2013

January 25, 2013

Double SARRC/TES ect. at PBIR was scheduled for April 6th and 7th, 2013.

Double SARRC/TES ect. at PBIR is now scheduled for March 9th and 10th, 2013.

We were notified today and wanted you all to have as much notice as possible. As my glass is always half full, it should be cooler and drier to race in March.  See you there!

January 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Tommy Beatus!  Heard there was a great birthday party to celebrate the ummmth anniversary of your 39th birthday.  Congratulations!  We love you Tommy!

January 12, 2013

Our Rational event at PBIR on January 9-11, 2013 was a huge success.  I want to thank drivers and others that went out of their way to hunt us down to tell us how wonderfully organized the event was!   Credit to John Zuccarelli, Mike Finn, Chuck Lonsdale for that feat!  Congratulations to Jay Vitagliano for a well organized grid, and thank you to Renny Bryant for getting the drivers to the track surface for 3 days of great racing!

December 16, 2013

The 2012 End of the Year Award Banquet went off without a hitch!  Hospitality was provided by John Zuccarelli, and Mike Finn and his devoted crew worked for three days to assure that everyone was comfortable and well fed.  The food was excellent and the awards were well received.  Thank you to everyone who attended and to everyone who had a part in putting together such a great event.

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