Written by David Bocchichio Saturday May 15th turned out to be a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70s. After a wet and rainy event back on April 25th, drivers were excited to see one of the nicest spring days yet. It was great to see over a hundred drivers out to compete on such a beautiful day. Street Class AS had five competitors with 143 Mark Ponusky taking first place in the 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a 57.191. DS was stacked with 10 drivers and top time went to 93 Steve Twaddle in the 2013 Scion FR-S with a 59.799. ES had five drivers with first place going to 148 Gavin Williams in the 2004 Toyota MR2 with a 59.094. FS saw 6 drivers competing with first place going to 74 Dana Nicgorski in the 2018 Ford Mustang GT with a 59.920. GS had seven drivers with fastest time going to 24 Chang Ho Kim in the 2019 Honda Civic with a 59.750. HS was another large class with 10 drivers and taking top spot was 41 Joseph Lagdao in the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST with a 61.298. [...]
First 2021 recap of the NEFV season.
Thanks to a generous donation, NER is able to offer free SCCA memberships to new volunteer workers in the club racing program.
Photo by James Ray Official results from all Qualifying and Race events from this weekend are now available. Select your race group, then view or download the final Timing and Scoring results as PDF files. Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 New Track Records B-Spec - #3 - J B Swan - 1:22.968 FX - #2 - Keaton Van Thof - 1:07.253 SRF3 - #186 - Evan Slater - 1:10.459 GT2 - #127 - Aubrey Bout - 1:09.058 Event Photos by James Ray Next Up: Lime Rock Paddock Crawl - NERRC #3 Registration is open for the third NERRC event - our annual Paddock Crawl. Stay tuned for details on how we will be hosting the social/party event on Friday night. NERRC #3 - REGISTER NOW
Final results from the 2021 Solo #3 - Solo Airways.
With the growth of electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads, and auto manufacturers announcing commitments to move significantly in that direction, SCCA has formed an EV Advisory Committee. The committee has a quick survey for members to complete on their current ownership, use, and plans for EVs. Please take a minute to complete. Additionally, any one with specific comments or concerns for the committee is welcome to submit them directly for consideration as this new category continues to gain traction and integration into our events and programs. EV Committee Survey Announcing New Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee May 3, 2021 at 10:46 AM To show commitment to electric and hybrid vehicles and the enthusiasts who drive them, the SCCA has formed the Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) to create unified procedures across SCCA programs for Electrified Vehicles (EV). EVs have won major events in SCCA Solo and Time Trials, and major manufacturers have committed to only electric in the future which has created a need for regions and motorsports circuits to have the capacity for the flow of interest EVs are generating. The 9-person committee is being led by SCCA Area 4 Director Dayle Frame—EV [...]
Recap of the first 2021 NERRC event.
The official date for the Summer Challenge Road Rally has been set. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 19. From the Rallymaster: I’ve been out on the course a couple of times. It’s a nice new area – South and East of Randolph. There’s a few really good stretches of twisty roads over the Vermont hills. It’s also a nice change from the Winter Challenge (and the Seacoast Scramble) – it’s during the day so you can see the countryside – and maybe see the control locations. Event Details When: Saturday, June 19 Starting Point: Exit 4 of I-89 in Randolph, VT *Running south and east to White River Jct and then back. Time: 10 am to 5 pm Register for Summer Challenge
Final results from the first NERRC of 2021 are now available.
By David Bocchichio Photo by Shawn Pan It was a cloudy morning but the rain held off while everyone was setting up. Just as we gathered for the driver's meeting the rain came in. It continued to come down at a steady clip for both morning run groups, making conditions quite slick for competitors. Drivers were raring to go after the first non-points event back on April 4th, which saw dry conditions in combination with a fast course. Unfortunately, the rain, along with a course that had some tricky slowdowns, made it quite difficult to push the limits. Photo by Jacob Ronald Non-Pros Take Pax As lunch came to an end the rain began to ease. The drying conditions tempted many drivers to push their limits resulting in both fast times and epic spins. The challenging conditions made for some interesting results according to Alex Jackson, NER Autocross Chairman, “Pro class is pax'd and it typically consists of the fastest drivers in the region competing against each other rather than in their base classes. It occasionally happens that someone outside of pro gets top pax at the event like [...]