RESULTS: 2022 Midnight Madness (NERRC #6)

Russell Zea winning his first ever race in ITB. Look at that smile! Photo taken by Allen Briere 3rd Annual Night Race It started out as a random idea three years ago. "What if we did a night race?" CRB Chairman, JB Swan thought the region could make it happen, and then he did. Now in it's third year, NER's Midnight Madness has worked out many of the kinks - using marker lights instead of headlights, where to place the track lights, moving flag stations for better visibility in the low light hours. And it's gaining a following. 115 cars registered to race in this 2022 event at Thompson Speedway. In fact, even Grassroots Motorsports picked up on the growing popularity and promoted it. Congratulations to four drivers that mastered the dark track and set new lap records that weekend. Those were done in FX by Keaton Van Thof , GTX by Maurizio Cerasoli, ITB by Zachary Kelly, and in SM2 by Christian Sarnecki. Final results from the event, along with all the photos taken by James Ray, are included in the links below. Next on the NER Road Racing schedule is the Pig Roast event at Palmer [...]

By |2022-08-30T10:45:49-04:00August 30th, 2022|Featured, Road Racing Results|

32 Drivers head to 2022 Solo Nats from NER

2022 Solo Nats It's that time of year. National Championships. First up, are the autocrossers. Over September 6-9, they will return to Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska. This year, the New England Region is sending 32 drivers in an attempt to maintain it's standing as producing some of the most talented and competitive solo racers in the country. Last year, FIVE NER drivers claimed Solo National Championship titles, with nine more finishing with trophy placements.  In a twist on the preview of "Who Will Win?", instead of the editors and staff at SportsCar giving their opinions, they are having a little fun and putting it out for a member poll. Of course, more than a few familiar NER names on already on those poll lists, so go have some fun voting for our drivers! Solo Nats Event Details Dates: September 6-9 Location: Lincoln Airfield Event Page Solo Matters FB Page NER Solo Nats Entries Rachel Baker Kathy Barnes Josh Brockman Justin Chen Jojo Corrales-Kean Mark Daddio Bob Davis Billy Davis Brandon Dean Brandon Dryer Brad Fiore Jim Garry William Goodale Kimsoo Gopnik Ginette Jordan Jinx Jordan Todd Kean Chang Ho [...]

By |2022-08-22T13:03:54-04:00August 18th, 2022|Autocross, Featured, Region News|

RESULTS: NHMS Summer Luau / RAL – NERRC #5

Photo by James Ray It was a HOT one! There wasn't enough cold water, fans, air-conditioning or breeze to handle the heat and humidity that descended upon New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend. With temps in the mid-90's each day and 70% humidity, it was hot and sticky. While the drivers suffered through blazing hot sessions in driver's suits and enclosed cars, the real heroes of the weekend were the volunteer workers, particularly those on the corners, grid, pit lane and in tech, that stood and worked in the heat for two full days. 124 cars paddocked and qualified at NHMS for the fifth NERRC event of the year, our annual Summer Luau and Racing Against Leukemia weekend. This included 10 drivers in the OWDE and 6 in the CRE. Unfortunately, the weekend also saw it's fair share of wreckage, and by Race 3 on Sunday, only 98 drivers took a green. NERRC #5 hosted 8 run groups, which included the CRE and OWDE. Getting a qualifying and three races in for 8 groups makes for some very long days. Another reason the volunteer workers are to be applauded for being on station so [...]

By |2022-08-10T10:13:42-04:00August 10th, 2022|Featured, Road Racing, Road Racing Results|

NER Connects at Formula E in NYC

2022 New York City E-Prix The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship filled the streets of New York City July 16-17, with 22 world-class drivers going wheel-to-wheel in all-electric racing with the Manhattan skyline in the backdrop and the Statue of Liberty watching in the background. New England Region had a strong contingent present in the Big Apple to support the event. Representing SCCA included: Rich Alexander Andrew Benagh Scott Butler Don Byrd Mary Caniero Dennis Harrington Ben Knight Kelly Messier Paul Messier Brian Pitts John Santos Justin Wakefield And since a picture is worth a 1000 words, we'll simply share this extensive photo gallery from all the highlights of the weekend. Enjoy! Want to attend the next one? Yes. Flagging and working these large international professional motorsports events is awesome. But not just anyone gets to do it. The best way to get started - come volunteer at your local regional races. This is where the skills are learned and mastered. So when the next big event comes to town, you'll be ready to join in the fun! Get started volunteering here. Click an image to enlarge, view captions, and see photo credits. [...]

By |2022-08-03T11:14:23-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Featured, Region News|

RAL Online Giving / Donations Link

Racing Against Leukemia Weekend This coming weekend is our annual RAL weekend of events. ROAD RACING: The road racing program will be hosting the RAL races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with their silent auction and fundraising activities on Saturday night at the event party. This year, Nick Leverone, has offered up his flowing locks to be placed on the auction block. Donations are still be accepted for the auction. If you have goods or services you are willing to donate for the cause, please contact Abhi. RALLY: The rally program is hosting a Rally Against Leukemia, a road rally event starting and ending out of NHMS on Saturday. This is a 9 question Scavenger Hunt type Rally where the most answers correct in the least amount of miles wins. Questions and locations will focus on the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Registration is still open. AUTOCROSS: Solo ran one of their points events last weekend and encouraged their participants to donate via the online giving portal available with the UMass Memorial Medical Center. Online Giving Whether attending one of the RAL specific events or not, NER members are encouraged to help [...]

By |2022-08-02T16:16:19-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Autocross, Featured, RAL, Rally, Region News, Road Racing|