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 [...]
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 [...]
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