First and foremost, I hope everyone is safe and healthy.
Our participant’s health and safety are of the utmost concern of the NCC Autocross Program (and National Capital Chapter, more broadly).
On March 16, 2020, I emailed you all to inform everyone that NCC Autocross was suspending all events through April (with the Novice School on 4/4/ being our only April event). We were hopeful at that time that we could hold our May events scheduled for May 17 (Test and Tune) and May 30 (originally Points event #2).
The time has come that we think it prudent to cancel all NCC Autocross events until at least June 10, 2020.
This leaves the dates of June 13, August 8, September 12, and October 17 left on our calendar for Points Events to be held. At this time, these four (4) dates are still on the calendar; however, these events are subject to cancellation if this COVID-19 situation draws out into June (or beyond).
Anyone registered for the Test and Tune, you will receive a full refund.
-Season subscribers will receive another pro-rated refund ($25 for half day subscribers and $40 for full day) to reflect the reduction of events down to four (4) at the time being. If we are able to re-schedule any points events, we will extend to you the option of adding that event at a reduced rate if you wish to attend that event (we understand that many may have conflicts or otherwise be unable to attend the re-scheduled event). Alternatively, if you would like to cancel your season subscription, please email me so that I can process that request.
-Trophy Qualifications will be further modified in light of these cancellations — We will take the best Three (3) event results to count towards points calculations. A minimum of three (3) events must be attended to qualify for a trophy. Therefore, if you attend four (4) events you get 1 “drop”, Three (3) events = no drops.
-Loaner Helmets – we are still evaluating if we will be able to continue the loaner helmet program upon resuming the NCC Autocross season.
In light of the Stay-at-Home Orders passed by the leaders of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, we do not feel that we are able to hold these events. Currently, Maryland’s Stay-at-Home order does not have a ‘hard’ end date; however, Virginia’s Stay-at-Home Order extends to June 10, 2020. Given the number of our participants that reside in Virginia, we do not feel it is safe, fair, or wise to hold these events during the time period covered by Governor Northam’s Order.
We encourage everyone to follow CDC procedures to keep yourself and others healthy. Please visit the CDC’s website for more information on this virus. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Thank you all, and do not hesitate to reach out to Fraser Dachille directly with any questions.
Thank you for your continued patience this season, and please stay safe and healthy.
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A couple of us ran with the Porsche Club at Summit Saturday, some timing trouble ,got my 5 runs by noon, finished working at 4:30!