2018 Bowling Tournaments
   
On 11/18 at Boulevard Bowl on Erie Blvd in Schenectady. Check in begins at 12:15, and bowling at 1:00. On 12/9 at Kelly's Imperial Ln in Amsterdam. Check in begins at noon, and bowling at 1:00.

Both tournaments will be:

9 Pin No-Tap
5 people per team
Cost is $75 per team

Contact Bob James with any questions @ 518-399-0937

Passing of our friend Bernie Heald
   
NYSSCA and the racing community lost a close friend, and the world lost a true gentleman last week. Bernie (no one ever called him Bernard!) Heald passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Some may remember Bernie through his involvement with NYSSCA while others will undoubtedly remember him for his many years as an official with the CVRA and Albany Saratoga Speedway. His ever-present smile, even-tempered demeanor, and quiet infectious sense of humor were a constant whether working in an official’s capacity, working on some NYSSCA project, or just sharing “a cold one” after a long night of racing.

Many years ago, when NYSSCA was at a perilous point in its existence and the future of the organization was in doubt, Bernie was a mainstay in a small committed group that worked diligently to rescue the organization. He, and they, succeeded in their endeavors and helped build the groundwork for the successful organization that NYSSCA is today. Though Bernie was up to his elbows in work for NYSSCA for many years, he never craved the limelight and always insisted that he stay in the background. Through the years, we are grateful for his dedication to, and his support of, NYSSCA.

There is a wonderfully written obituary for Bernie, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailygazette/obituary.aspx?pid=188926495,. Reading it will bring smiles and not tears to those who knew Bernie.

There will be a celebration of Bernie’s life on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Albany Saratoga Speedway from 1:00pm to 6:00pm with a memorial ceremony at 2:00. We hope that many current and past NYSSCA members will join in this celebration of a good man’s life.
God bless, Bernie.

A note from NYSSCA
   
The New York State Stock Car Association would like to issue an apology to the media outlets that cover our sport. The comments made in the president's speech at our annual banquet were his, and his alone. They did not, and do not, reflect the feelings of the remainder of the officers and board members of the organization.

NYSSCA would like to thank you for your continued support of the association and look forward to future endeavors together.

On a separate note, due to personal conflicts, Tom Coughlin has stepped down as president of our organization. Tom was a valuable asset to the organization, and did many positive things for us during his time as a board member and then president. We wish him nothing but health and happiness in his future, and hope that he will continue to be an active member and advocate for the association.