Registration is now open for the 2020 New England Region Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.

NER is offering members a day to have fun while taking care of the business for the Region and recognizing the champions in our programs.

Apex Entertainment offers a full range of activities. NER will be hosting Karting and Bowling in addition to our usual meeting, voting and award presenting.

Want more? Apex also offers axe throwing, laser tag, ropes course, sports simulators and arcade games. The day will be a lot like all of our events – a busy schedule, but plenty of options to choose from to keep busy and catch up with all your racing friends.

Event Details

Schedule of Events

8:30: Check In – Talledega Room

Check in for your beverage and meal tickets.

9:00 – 11:30: Specialty and Program Meetings

Rally / Solo / Road Racing

Time for meetings will be published as they are confirmed.

11:30: Lunch – Recognizing our Volunteers

Deli Buffet Lunch

1:00 – 3:00: NER Annual Meeting

Business meeting with election of directors, membership recognition

3:00 – 4:00: Open Karting

Registration will open on December 10 – limit 40 entries
Yup – there are rules.

4:00: Challenge of Champions

Each program will field a kart team to prove who is the best

5:00: Bowling and cocktail hour

Cash bar for drinks and snacks.

7:00: Awards Banquet Buffet Dinner

Carving station included
Competition and Region Awards

DATE: Saturday,

January 4, 2020

LOCATION: Apex Entertainment

Marlborough, MA


FULL DAY: $72 or 9 TIPS

Includes: Lunch, beverages all day, bowling, meetings and dinner

LUNCH ONLY: $26 or 3 TIPS + $2

Includes: Lunch and Beverages


No cost to attend the annual meeting. However, please register so we have enough seating.

CHILD RATES: For children under 12



Registration closes on December 27.

Open Karting Registration

After you complete the online registration for the Annual Meeting, members are welcome to register for the Open Karting session. This must be done in advance to secure a spot.

There will be six timed heats between 3 and 4PM, so space is limited! A reservation is required.


  • One participant may reserve slots for multiple people in their party (for example, a NER competitor and their family or a team principal and their crew). At this time, we are only reserving one session in advance per person – we will open this up if demand requires.
  • We will collect payment via mailed check, mailed TRIP (Track ReImbursement Program) voucher, and/or credit card (a card must be on file with regardless of selection). Mailed payments may be sent together with your Annual Meeting payment.
  • Please note these driver requirements: Minimum height of 1.5m / 58 inches, Maximum weight of 265 pounds
  • Driver equipment (helmet, head sock, and neck brace) will be provided by the facility – drivers may supply their own karting-suitable helmet and neck brace.
  • Each session is approximately seven minutes long, allowing for approximately 11 laps.
  • Cost is $20/session (normally $25)

Hotel Accommodations

Hampton Inn Boston/Marlborough

277 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

Tel: 508-787-9888

Rooms are blocked at the Hampton Inn, a close 4 minute drive from Apex Entertainment.

COST: Rooms start at $104 for the night of Saturday, January 4.

DEADLINE: Reservations must be made by December 18.


What is Apex Entertainment?

Apex Entertainment, located just off Interstate 495 on highway 20, is New England’s largest family entertainment center with several attractions and the Pit Stop Tavern bar and grill. It offers over 80,000 square feet of fun!

To learn more about Apex, check out the Save-the-Date post with photos and videos.

What is there to do there?

Activities available at the venue include:

Bowling (10-pin and candlepin)
Sports Simulators (Golf, Hockey, Baseball, Football, Zombie Dodgeball, etc.)
Laser Tag
Ropes Course
… and of course a GO-KART COURSE!

What activities are included in our registration fee?

The Karting Championship and bowling are included in the registration fee. The Open Karting hour will have a separate registration and fee required in advance. All other activities are optional and at member expense and can be paid for on that day.

How do I sign up for the Open Karting?

A separate registration link will go out shortly for the Open Karting session. There will be additional cost to participate, and spaces are limited.

How do I compete in the Challenge of Champions?

Each specialty director will put together a karting team to race in the Challenge of Champions competition. If you want to participate, contact your specialty director.

JB Swan (Road Racing)

Alex Jackson (Solo)

Chris Regan (Rally)

Time Trials (Paul Omichinski)

Can I bring my own race helmet and/or bowling shoes?


What is the dress code for the Awards Banquet?

Since we’re at an entertainment center, there is no need to dress up. Casual and comfortable clothes are acceptable for the entire day.

Will there be vegetarian food options for the lunch and dinner?

Vegan options will be available upon request.

How do I register with TrPs?

If you choose to use TrPS (club racing workers) or pay by check, they must be received by Friday, December 27, 2019.

Everyone must have a credit card on file when you register online. If you are paying by mail (checks or TrPS) you still need to enter a credit card during registration. If we receive a mail-in payment by the time registration closes, we won’t charge the card on file. The card will be processed if check/TrPS payment has not been received by December 27.

If paying online, please make sure you have a valid charge card on file. Credit card payments will not be processed until December 28, 2019.

Mail checks or TIPS to: Kathy Barnes 653 Shenispit Lake Road Tolland CT 06084

Do class champions receive a discount?

Certain Solo and RallyX champions will receive a credit towards their registration costs. Those are being set up. If you are eligible for a credit, you will receive a separate email from Kathy Barnes specifying the amount with instructions on how to register.