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|

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|

RESULTS: NERRC #3 – LimeRock Paddock Crawl

It's a HOT one at Lime Rock Park The third NERRC event took place last weekend at LRP - and it was a scorcher. Following on the heels of the official first day of summer, our racers faced temps in the high 80's and into the 90's. With 199 entries, all seven run groups were fully subscribed and made for some great racing. Even with the heat, four drivers claimed new Track Records. Congratulations to Travis Washay in B-Spec, Jason Conzo in FE2, Zachary Kelly in T1 and Francis Selldorff in T3. As always, our annual Paddock Crawl party was enjoyed on Friday night following the racing activities. It was heard throughout the paddock that Lou Giallanella offered up a Spicy Thai Basil Chicken dish that was a huge hit! Photos by Kyle Norton - Kyle Norton Photography Coming in July Regional road racing pauses a beat during July as our only Northeast Majors event is scheduled for next weekend. We will gather at Thompson Speedway July 8-9. Registration is open, and those drivers looking to secure and finalize Runoffs qualifications will probably be making an appearance. NERRC Points The current NERRC points totals [...]

By |2022-06-30T11:25:51-04:00June 30th, 2022|Featured, Road Racing, Road Racing Results|