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 September 9-10. Registration is already open, so get on the list. Then the season wraps with our NERRC Championship weekend back at TSMP October 24-15.

Midnight Madness Photos

Official Results

Official results from all Qualifying and Race events from this weekend are now available. Select your race group, then view or download the final Timing and Scoring results as PDF files.

New Track Records

FX #22 – Keaton Van Thof  – 1:12.451

GTX #03 – Maurizio Cerasoli – 1:22.099

ITB #0 – Zachary Kelly – 1:24.478

SM2 #44 – Christian Sarnecki  – 1:21.779