2022 Season Titles
The 2022 season concluded with Championship weekend at Thompson Speedway October 14-15, with some of the best competition we’ve seen all season long. Now that the points have been tallied (big thanks to Stephen Blethen for once again spear-heading managing all the points this year), NER’s Club Racing board is excited to announce the official trophy winners for this 2022 New England Road Racing Championship.
Please give a big congratulations to each of these drivers, that put in the time, effort, and matched that with the competitive drive to claim a title. We look forward to seeing each of them January 7 at the NER Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, where we’ll present the trophies.
Now stay tuned, then 2023 schedule is almost ready to be released.
2022 – Did you know?
#1: Doug Valley (GT1), Todd Parks (P1), and Christian Sarnecki (SM and SM2) each earned Max Points this season!
#2: Christian Sarnecki wasn’t a typo… He earned maximum points in 2 of the top 4 attended classes in NER!
#3 We had a TIE in our championship! In SSM it came down to the Championship Weekend and with Double points on the line Mark Wheatley was able to tie up the points in the final race of the weekend! But he came short in the tie breaker with a next best finish of 3rd place points from NHMS and Thompson Night race when Michael Ruggiero had a second place points finish at the very first race of the year. Who would have known that the very first race and the very last race would have played such a significant role in the championship! Tie Breakers are determined by adding your 13th best finish points to the total (see details at end of article.)
All photos courtesy of James Ray.
To be eligible for the championship, per the the NERRC Rules, you must compete in 4 Race weekends.
Points Distribution: 30, 25, 20, 17, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0 points for a DNS Points doubled for championship Race (Race 3 in final weekend). 1 point for a DNF no matter what position you finish. (A DNF is less than 1/2 race distance). If you are greater than 1/2 race distance you are awarded finishing position points.
Best 12 Points finishes count towards Year End Results.
Tie Breaker – Next best points earned in a single race is used to determine the winner, then repeats until a winner is decided.