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SCCA: Drivers, Pack Your Bags

26 August 1998

SCCA Pro Racing
Volume 5, Number 5

TRANS-AM DRIVERS, PACK YOUR BAGS: The date for your visit aboard a Navy aircraft carrier has been set! Ten NTB Trans-Am Series drivers will get the opportunity to participate in a "Distinguished Visitor Embark"^a visit to a Navy aircraft carrier at sea off the Atlantic coast. You will depart from the naval base at Norfolk, Va., on Monday, Sept. 7, and fly to the carrier aboard a Navy aircraft. You will tour the ship, meet the crew, dine with the captain and crew and watch operations from the flight deck. After spending the night on the ship, you will take off from the deck and fly back to Norfolk on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The schedule requires you to be at the Norfolk base by 9 a.m. on Monday, so you will probably need to travel to Norfolk on Sunday night. You will be able to schedule your return after 2 p.m. on Tuesday. We will block some rooms at a motel convenient to the Norfolk airport and the base, and handle local transportation.

Drivers who participate will be responsible for their transportation to and from Norfolk and accommodations on Monday night (NTB National Tire & Battery is picking up meal costs aboard the carrier).

Rick Gambill will start calling drivers in the order of their current points on Friday, Aug. 28, until he gets 10 participants. Please be ready to declare whether you want to go. Those drivers who will participate will then get an information package with more details. If you have questions, please call Rick Gambill at (336) 667-1473.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: When you^re on the road, far from home, and in need of a clean, dry place to work on your race car, let the local NTB National Tire & Battery store or Sears Auto Center be your home away from home. NTB Trans-Am teams are invited to use shop space at NTB or Sears at any time. No charge. No obligation. Just call and we'll make room for you during our regular business hours. See below for a directory of available locations convenient to the NTB Trans-Am Series race tracks. These shops are expecting you. Or, if you would prefer another location, contact Rick Gambill for further information, (336) 667-1473.

Shop Directory

Pikes Peak
Store, Address, Phone, Local Contact
Sears Auto Center, Colorado Springs; 100 Southgate Road, Colo. Springs, CO 80906; (719) 579-6195; Don Pruitt, (unit 6548)

Sears Auto Center, Westwood; 9570 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074; (713) 778-5030; Joyce Holmes, (unit 6197)

Sears Auto Center, Memorial City Mall; 400 Memorial City, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 984-5628; Jack Cole, (unit 6577)

Sears Auto Center, Greenspoint Mall; 100 Greenspoint Mall, Houston, TX 77060; (281) 874-7228; Theresa Windisch, (unit 6367)

Sears Auto Center, Baytown; 1000 San Jacinto Mall, Baytown, TX 77521; (281) 421-5128; Wayne Neal, (unit 6879)