CART and NER Host Time Trials Events This Fall

The Connecticut Autocross and Rally Team (CART) and NER continue to partner to organize and host Time Trials events here in the New England area. Coming up are two events in September and October that are open for registration.

Cars are on track at each event between 9:00 am and 5:45pm, giving drivers plenty of track time.

Event Details

Time Trials are an event for a range of drivers and cars, from entry level to advanced, with the objective of learning and developing skills for competitive driving including the competition aspect of timed laps. Safe and fun are the expectations. Instruction and coaching is provided for all participants.

Questions on Time Trials

Event Dates

Saturday, September 19 – Thompson Speedway

Register: Sept 19

Saturday, October 3 – Palmer Motorsports Park

Register: Oct 3


$330 per event or $600 for both


Event Schedule

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration / Check-in Please check in before proceeding to Tech Inspection

7:00 – 8:00 am Tech & Safety Inspection Please present cars and helmets ready to go on track

8:00 – 8:30 am All Hands Meeting Mandatory for all participants, crew and workers

8:30 – 8:45 Novice drivers meeting Mandatory for all first time CART event participants

9:00 – 10:00am Practice sessions begin 20 minute sessions by group in the following order

Group A – Advanced drivers

Group B – Experienced drivers

Group C – Novice

Note: Group A & B drivers expect to see Group C cars with Instructors driving students during early sessions

10:00 – 12:00 Time Attack 20 minute sessions by group. Timed laps

12:00 approx. Lunch Break

1:00 approx. Resume practice sessions Combined group sessions may be implemented

2:15 Drivers meeting Meeting for drivers participating in Time Trials

2:30- Competition Time Trials 3 cars, spaced on track. Timing session: 1 warm up lap

2 Timed and 1 cool down lap

At completion of Time Trials; Track re-opened for open practice in combined groups

5:45 Track closed Pack up equipment, prepare for closing event

6:00 Competition times announced and Awards presented

6:30 All participants cleared of the site