In March 1960, ARDC voiced concern to HQ USAF that steadily increasing operational aspects of the NSSCC
threatened the research and development program and recommended assigning responsibility for the center to NORAD, with ADC as the operating agency beginning in June 1961.
"Rob and Martin did the 25-hour race at Spa in Belgium recently," explained Addison, "so I had a bit of time and I wanted to do some racing so I thought I'd do a couple of NSSCC
"I had a chance of the overall (NSSCC
) title before the meeting but only if other drivers suffered appallingly bad luck," he said.
Stuart Carr (Caterham CSR) leads the NSSCC
with 267 points from Botterill (Porsche 944 Turbo) on 246 going into this weekend's meeting.
Botterill will be back on the NSSCC
grid for rounds nine and 10 of the Darlington and District Motor Club-organised series on July 25-26 at Knockhill.
Rounds three and for of the Darlington and District MC-organised NSSCC
take place at Mallory Park on May 23-24.
Mike Cutt is pictured on his way to sealing the NSSCC
crown (above) while Ingleby Barwick's Steve Kell is pictured right
Botterill, whose ninth place overall finish in the final NSSCC
standings earns him the Evening Gazette Trophy for the top Teesside finisher in the Darlington and District MC-organised event, said: "I wanted to do the last round of the championship, but I also wanted to do the Porsche Festival.
organisers Darlington and District MC have announced provisional dates at Croft for 2015.
Addison, from Yarm, has teamed up with dad Bill - NSSCC
champion for the past two years - and brother Rob to compete in the Fun Cup endurance series this season.
Ingleby Barwick's Steve Kell, pictured leading Ian Humpish at Croft, returns to action this weekend after missing the last round of the NSSCC
at Knockhill CHRIS PERKS
Class B is another fiercely competitive section in this sea-son's race for NSSCC