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 AutoXpix.com 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 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|

RESULTS: NER Dodging Orange- AutoX

Written By David Bocchichio Photo by Bryn Gingrich DODGING ORANGE: FINAL RESULTS Street Class In SS there was one driver with 8 Brendan Wong in the 2012 Audi TTRS putting down a 59.671.  There were five drivers in AS with 143 Mark Ponusky in the 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 setting the fastest lap with a 56.730.  There was one driver in BS with 38 Audra Tella in the 2017 BMW getting a 60.098.  There were seven cars in DS with 93 Steve Twaddle in the 2013 Scion FR-S setting the fastest lap with a 59.163.  There were six drivers in ES with 148 Gavin Williams in the 2004 Toyota MR2 taking the win with a 58.828.  There were six drivers in FS with 28 Eliot Shanabrook setting the fastest lap in the 2018 Ford Mustang GT with a 59.749.  There were six driver in GS with 24 Chang Ho Kim taking the win in the 2019 Honda Civic with a 58.474.  There were 10 drivers in HS with 89 Justin Chen in the 2020 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback taking home the win with a 60.330.   Street Touring There were [...]

By |2021-06-24T10:28:44-04:00June 24th, 2021|Autocross, Autocross Results, Featured|

NER Autocross Weekend: May 29-30

Written by David Bocchichio The biggest challenge for the weekend was definitely the weather with cool temperatures and rain for both days. A small group of people braved the weather for Saturday's Test and Tune, which gave the drivers plenty of laps to dial in their set up for the rain, and a tricky sweeper that would let you know when you had it wrong. This left several drivers picking gravel out of their wheels, including yours truly. Despite the weather, over 90 drivers showed up to compete on Sunday. Make no mistake, the real heroes of the weekend were everyone who volunteered to stand out in the rain to make the event happen. I want to extend a huge thanks to all of you! RESULTS: Live Free or Cone Hard Street Class In SS we had two drivers with top time going to 88 Walter Lunsmann in the 2015 Porsche GT3 with a 62.900.  In AS we had three drivers with 143 Mark Ponusky setting the fastest lap in a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a 60.866.  BS only had one driver with 68 Mike Dietzel in his 2019 [...]

By |2021-06-09T19:37:31-04:00June 9th, 2021|Autocross, Autocross Results, Featured|