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Race Reports
2003 Lime Rock Race Report On June 6th and 7th the SCCA New England Region held its Flower Power National road racing event, part of the Northeast Division National Racing Championship Series. Friday’s qualifying was held under sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 70’s, optimum conditions for fast lap times. The Production and small bore GT classes were in race Group 3 of the 8 scheduled races. Chris Foley, driving the Tangerine Racing Porsche 914, posted a 1:04.9 time on the 1.53 mile circuit for 23rd overall starting position in a field of 37 entries. This was 5th fastest of the eight F Production cars entered. Not bad considering the 100hp backup engine being used for this event. The Pole position time was 59.4 seconds, set by Eric Kreuger in his higher class E Production MGB.
2004 Pocono Race Report On the weekend of August 20-22 the Tri-Region Race Group held its yearly Double National Races at Pocono International Raceway.  It was the last event on the Northeast Division schedule for 2004.  For many teams including Tangerine Racing, this was the last chance to qualify for the SCCA National Runoffs held in September.  In our case both races were critical to meet the requirements, having started late in the season after repairs from a heavy crash at the end of 2003 put us way behind schedule for 2004.   Our minimum requirement was to finish one race in a points position and at least post a start for the other race.
2003 Runoffs In September of 2003 the Tangerine Race Team attended the SCCA National Runoffs at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time.  24 National Championships are up for grabs at this annual event.  Chris raced to a 14th place finish in the F Production class, on the lead lap.  The event was televised on Speed Channel, and the Tangerine Racing Porsche 914 was the focus of the last lap of the 1 hour F Prod race coverage.
2001 Chris Foley Repeats as F Production NARRC Champion 2001 was a very good year for the Tangerine Racing Team of Chris Foley and Mary Terhune. The CFR Welding sponsored Porsche 914 posted six victories in six races run, in the SCCA North Atlantic Road Racing Championship. Scoring 98 points of a possible 134, Chris topped the list of eight drivers who participated in the F Production Class. For the second year in a row the championship was decided before the final race of the season. Jennifer Wolff Hopkinson, in her first season in FP, scored 51 points to take second place honors. Other challengers included Giovanni Tartaglia, a seasoned veteran driving a red Fiat X/1-9, and equally experienced Andy Williams in his yellow MG Midget. At mid-season Jennifer had the points lead, as the Tangerine Racing Team had not yet begun its juggernaut.
 2000 Chris Foley Wins at the NARRC Runoffs and wraps up the F Production Championship!   On Saturday, September 30th,2000 the season finale of the North Atlantic Road Racing Championship series took place in Litchfield County, CT under sunny skies and crisp autumn air.  A large crowd was gathered on the hillside overlooking the esses at Lime Rock to watch the NARRC Runoffs.  Officials from the New York Region of the Sports Car Club of America ran the event smoothly as fans were treated to eight exciting 25 lap races.  More than 250 cars competed throughout the day, with the action lasting from 9am to 6pm.  With double points available at this event, many competitors were hoping to improve their final standing before the day was over.   Qualifying positions were determined in time trials Friday afternoon.  A Fiat X-1/9 driven by Giovanni Tartaglia posted a lap 0.5 seconds quicker than the Porsche driven by Chris Foley, giving Giovanni the top starting position for the Production cars.  On Saturday, 35 cars took to the track in Race 6 which included the Production and Spec Racer classes.  The CFR Welding sponsored, Tangerine Racing Porsche 914 was gridded directly behind the Fiat.   At the green flag Giovanni managed to maintain his position ahead of Chris and passed two of the Spec Racers before the first turn.  Chris gave chase, however Giovanni steadily pulled away with the Spec Racers acting as a buffer between the two leading F Production cars.  As the race progressed Chris consistently lapped at a pace faster than he qualified but could not catch the Fiat.  On lap 23 as Chris entered No Name Straight he saw Giovanni ahead with smoke coming from his engine compartment.  The demise of the Fiat gave Chris the lead and he took the checkered flag ahead of the largest field of F Production race cars this season.  In addition to the race victory, Chris also won the class championship for 2000!
1998 The 1998 season went well for the Tangerine Racing Team.  Many hurdles were overcome on the way to becoming E Production Champion in the NARRC series, in Chris’ first full season of competing in the E Production class.  Unfortunately in the last race the engine was cooked due to a broken fan belt.