Now in Mailboxes!

With the launch of the new digital Pit Talk format last year, the region also committed to providing members with a printed annual yearbook that could be kept as a commemorative by the membership. The first 2018 Pit Talk Yearbook is now available and arriving in member mailboxes.

Some of the articles are recaps of highlights from the last year, including our outstanding performances by NER members at the Solo Nationals, Runoffs and Rally Cross Championships. In addition, highlights from our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, recognizing all of the season champions are included as well.

In addition, there are new feature articles specifically for this year’s printed edition. These special features include:

Rookie of the Year

Ryan Field Earns SCCA Solo Rookie of the Year Honors

For the third time, one of NER’s own was awarded the honor of Solo Rookie of the Year for 2018. Growing up with a love of cars, he first entered into the autocross world in 2012 when a friend bought a Miata and introduced him to the sport.

Read the Full Article here.

Go Faster!

Three NER Drivers Design and Launch a New Device that Allows Racers to Get Real-Time Audio Feedback

RaceVoice may be the next big thing in racing performance development, and it all started within our New England Region.

Read the Full Article here.

50 Years of Racing

Al Olmstead Marks a Half-Century with SCCA

In 2018, R. Allen Olmstead, known simply as “Al” to all of us, reached his 50th year as an SCCA member. For the last half-century, Al has been a familiar figure on flagging stations at tracks throughout the northeast.

Read the Full Article here.

Mike Rand Marks 50-Years Between Starts at Thompson Speedway

October 1968 to October 2018. Fifty years apart, and yet the same driver was turning laps at Thompson Speedway on the same weekend.

Read the Full Article here.

We hope the region enjoys this hard copy publication of Pit Talk. Extra copies are available, so if members would like to request an additional copy, please contact us at

Thank you to all of our members that provided photos (particularly James Ray, PuckStopper Photography, and DaggerSLADE Media), as well as the members that purchased advertisements inside the magazine.