I do not normally post to the list, but do watch and read as many as I can.
I have to just say that I myself am offended at the idea that the NE
doesn't produce good drivers. I am involved heavily in the Boston BMWCCA
Autocrosses and although I have yet to compete in the SCCA events, that is
only because I am relatively new to the sport.
A few of the competitors in our events also run in the SCCA and do fairly
Please before you slam ALL NER drivers, go to every event and let us know
how you do. In fact we have had to restrict all Boston BMWCCA events to 75
entries because of the popularity. In fact, check out our site and come see
for yourself -
At 04:33 PM 10/7/99 -0400, Steve Ostrovitz wrote:
>Well, you conveniently disregard my second point, which is that even at
>small clubs throughout the Northeast, the quality of the drivers that I've
>run into tends to be high. This, of course, is opinion, and not fact, which
>some people on this list tend to get confused about.
>Also, as the second largest SCCA region (I believe), NER drivers make for a
>large portion of Northeast drivers.
>New England Region drivers are also a very mobile bunch. On any given Sunday
>NER types are off to New York and other locales outside the NER.
>I just don't see any support for the argument that this part of the country
>is weak, in any respect.
>From: Paul Foster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Steve Ostrovitz <email@example.com>
>Cc: Andrew_Bettencourt@kingston.com <Andrew_Bettencourt@kingston.com>;
>Date: Thursday, October 07, 1999 4:18 PM
>Subject: Re: Crappy Northeast Drivers
>>Steve Ostrovitz wrote:
>>> You're making the same mistake: Your sample is poor. A small NER regional
>>> this year was when we had to cap entries to 125 on a couple of small
>>> Otherwise we've hovered around 200 drivers.
>>And how many other SCCA regions in the NE attract that kind of crowd?
>>Methinks _your_ sample is small...