Solo Recaps: Orange Crush – 9/19/21

Written By David Bocchichio Photo by Ross Elkort It looks like we're continuing to make up for all the rain we had at the beginning of the season.  Partly sunny skies and temps in the low 70s greeted the 131 drivers that came out to compete with NER for our tenth event of the year.   Street Class  In SS there were two drivers with 8 Brendan Wong setting the fastest lap in a 2012 Audi TTRS with a 51.444.  We had eight drivers in AS with 43 Mark Ponusky taking the win in a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a 48.744.  CS had one driver with 83 Nicholas Faust in a 2021 Mazda Mx-5 recording a 56.194. We had nine drivers in DS with 193 Eric Chiang taking the win in a 2013 Scion FRS with a 51.166.  In ES there were 6 drivers with 148 Gavin Williams coming out on top in a 2004 Toyota MR2 with a 51.282. There were four drivers in FS with 74 Dana Nicgorski taking the win in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT with a 51.166.  Nine drivers came out to compete in GS [...]

By |2021-09-27T10:48:50-04:00September 27th, 2021|Autocross, Autocross Results, Featured|

2021 Solo Nationals Recap

Photo by Perry Bennett of 2021 Solo Nationals Last weekend 39 drivers from the New England Region made the trek to Lincoln, NE for the 48th Solo Nationals event. After the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid-19, it's not surprising that 1130 competitors in total, representing 45 of the 50 states, eagerly gathered at Lincoln AirPark to crown more than 60 national champions in autocross classes this year. With our 39 entries, NER was once again one of the largest regions represented at SoloNats. When all was said and done, NER put on fantastic performances, bringing home FIVE (5) 2021 National Championship titles, with an additional 9 earning trophy placements for the week. But to top it off, our drivers topped the PAX lists, proving just how strong our solo drivers are on a national level. Photo by Rupert Berrington 2021 NER Solo National Champions Ginette Jordan - FSPL Becca Nell - STUL Todd Kean - SM Grant Reeve - SSR Billy Davis - STR F Street Prepared Ladies: Ginette Jordan; Terrell, NC; New [...]

By |2021-09-16T16:09:23-04:00September 15th, 2021|Autocross, Autocross Results, Featured|

NER RAL Scorched Orange AutoX

Written by David Bocchichio It was perfect weather for the RAL Scorched Orange AutoX with just over 100 drivers out competing.  Runs were kept to three in the morning and three in the afternoon to leave plenty of time for the Jeff Gordon Challenge, and more importantly some pie throwing fun.   Street Class In SS there were two drivers with 88 Walter Lunsmann setting the fastest lap in a 2015 Porsche GT3 with a 52.581.  In AS there were five drivers with 42 Russ Siggelkoe in a 2005 Lotus Elise putting down a 55.142 for the win.  BS had one driver with 6 James Dills recording a 57.311 in a 2016 BMW M3 for his fastest lap of the day.  DS had five drivers with 2 Jeff Bakken Narrowly edging out Steve Twaddle by only 0.448 with a 55.385 on his last run of the day. There were five drivers in ES with 148 Gavin Williams taking the win in a 2004 Toyota MR2 with a 54.958.  In FS there were three drivers with 74 Dana Nicgorski laying down the fastest lap with a 54.780 in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT.  GS had four drivers with [...]

By |2021-08-06T18:39:56-04:00August 6th, 2021|Autocross, Featured|

NER AutoX Cone-A-Thon: July 11, 2021

Written by David Bocchichio Photo by Jacob Ronald It was another beautiful day out with NER, with warm temps and partly sunny skies. We had over 110 drivers out to compete on a fast course.  The little bit of drizzle that came down towards the end of the day didn’t seem to dampen anyone's spirits as many drivers continued to find more time on course.  Street Class There were seven drivers in AS with 143 Mark Ponusky taking the win in a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a 47.396.  There was only one driver in CS with 111 Anthony Nunez setting his fastest lap of the day in his 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata with a 51.722.  DS was stacked with fourteen drivers all competing hard for the win with 102 Jeff Bakken taking top honors in a 2021 Honda Civic with a 48.320.  There were six drivers in ES with 51 Charles Sinkler narrowly squeaking out the win in a 1999 Mazda Miata with a 49.885 over 22 William Brundige by only 0.118.  We had six drivers in FS with 74 Dana Nicgorski setting the fastest lap in a 2018 [...]

By |2021-07-20T11:19:07-04:00July 20th, 2021|Autocross, Autocross Results, Featured|