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CRE – TT – TNiA: Understanding the Differences

When it comes to getting out on a road course, SCCA offers three ways car enthusiasts can experience the fun of driving on a dedicated race track. From the entry level Track Night in America series of events, to Time Trials competitions, and the most recent Club Racing Experience that prepares drivers for full wheel-to-wheel racing action, there are plenty of opportunities and ways to get out and have #funwithcars. However, for those new to SCCA and motorsports, understanding the differences between each of these events may be difficult. So we're here to break it down and make it simple. Two easy to understand charts that quickly answer the questions about what's similar and what's different. Breakdown the Similarities and Differences The one thing all three events have in common is that they are held on dedicated road racing courses. Unlike Rally events that are on rally tracks (dirt and gravel courses) or Autocross events that are typically held on parking lots or airport tarmacs; CRE, Time Trials, and TNiA are all scheduled at tracks like Thompson Speedway, Lime Rock Park, or Palmer Motorsports Park. Beyond that, some aspects of each event may crossover [...]

By |2021-04-20T10:53:24-04:00April 5th, 2021|Featured, Racing Life, Road Racing|

SCDA Announced as 2021 NER CRE Title Sponsor

New England Region SCCA announces this season’s Club Racing Experience (CRE) program sponsor is Sports Car Driving Association. Club member and pro-racer Elivan Goulart owns and operates this well-known high performance driving events group. Last year’s sponsor Boston Mobile Tire is returning as the CRE program booster providing valuable gift certificates to all participants. There are four SCDA1.com sponsored CRE events scheduled in 2021: May 1-2 at Palmer Motorsports Park May 15-16 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway August 7-8 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway September 11-12 at Palmer Motorsports Park Welcome SCDA SCDA provides driving enthusiasts an opportunity to experience high performance driving in a safe and controlled environment. SCDA events are strictly driver educational events, and are non-competitive. SCDA welcomes everyone from novices with no track experience, as well as seasoned track drivers and racers. Founded in 1995, the Sports Car Driving Association (SCDA) welcomes everyone from novices with no track experience, to seasoned track day drivers and competition licensed racers. SCDA President Elivan Goulart took on the group’s leadership and continues to grow and expand its offerings, and share his passion as a racer. Starting in karts at the age of 12, [...]

By |2021-04-02T12:49:45-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Featured, Road Racing|

Building a B-Spec: Part 2

Cages, Seats and Engines When we left JB and Steve before Christmas, the two new B-Spec builders had both acquired their donor vehicles and begun stripping them down to turn into racecars. The ordering frenzy for parts had started, as well as the research on how best to build and fabricate the roll cage and fit a race seat inside the gutted shells. Engine decisions were also looming - stick with the donor stock or rebuild?  Go Local or Ship It Out When it came to choosing a fabricator for the roll cages, both drivers had multiple factors to consider. The convenience of a local shop, or the hassle of transporting to one farther away? Costs, availability, and turn around times? And the extent of what needed to be accomplished? JB opted to stay local and commissioned Flatout Motorsports to do the cage for his Sonic. “The car was sent to Flatout the week of Thanksgiving. The decision to send it to them was all about time. The few installers I talked to said they could not touch it till March so it was an easy decision. We estimated 6-8 weeks, giving [...]

By |2021-03-07T17:01:42-05:00March 6th, 2021|Featured, Racing Life, Road Racing|

New for 2021: Driver SCCA Patches

Attention Road Racing Drivers New rules for 2021 require drivers to have a black or white SCCA patch on their driver suit. According to the 2020 SCCA Road Racing General Competition Rules: Under Section 9 Cars and Equipment - 9.3.29 C. SCCA Logo Each driver’s suit shall display one of the official SCCA patch as shown (black or white). It is preferred that the logo be placed on the upper right side of the driver’s suit. The new patch is required as of January 1, 2021. Order Patches and other NER Merchandise Drivers needing to obtain these patches can order them through Donna Stevens. The NER Merchandise Order form is available here. Print, select the items to purchase, and mail directly to Donna. When purchasing the new patches, be sure and check out all the other patches, decals, apparel and lapel pins that are available.

By |2021-02-01T15:41:13-05:00February 1st, 2021|Featured, Road Racing|

2021 Pre-Season Annual Tech

Early Annual Tech Date Announced In preparation for the coming 2021 club racing season, Roland Clark and the NER Tech team are once again hosting a pre-season Annual Tech event. This is scheduled for Saturday, April 3 at the Midway Collision Center. Drivers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunities to get the Annual Tech completed and signed off before the first race of the NER Season. Bringing a car to the pre-season tech makes life easier for both drivers and the tech crews! Don’t wait until the night before the first event and sit in line. Get the tech done now and ease through registration and tech at your first event. WHEN: Saturday, April 3, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm WHERE: Midway Collision Center 155 Rte 108 Somersworth, NH

By |2021-01-18T17:25:00-05:00January 18th, 2021|Featured, Road Racing|

2021 NEDiv Schedule Announced

The SCCA Northeast Division has released the 2021 schedule of events. This schedule includes Super Tour and Majors, as well as the NE Regional and Divisional Series events. Also listed are all schools and track events, Hillclimbs, as well as the Time Trials schedule. 2021 NEDiv Schedule - Excel 2021 NEDiv Schedule - PDF NE Divisional Series The 2021 NERRC Schedule has already been announced. It can be found in full here. The NEDiv Road Racing Championship schedule will include the following events: Summit Point April 24-25 NJMP - Lightning June 5-6 Lime Rock Park June 12-13 Watkins Glen July 3-4 NHMS Aug 7-8 Pitt Race Aug 28-29 Watkins Glen Sept 24-25 Thompson Oct 1-2 Nelson Ledges Oct 30-31 Majors/Super Tours The following Super Tour and Majors events are schedule for the Northeast Division. Majors Summit Point March 20-21 Pocono May 29-30 Thompson July 10-11 NJMP - Thunderbolt July 17-18 *  NOTE: Runoffs Cutoff is Sept 11-12 Super Tours VIR April 10-11 Pittsburgh Int'l Race Complex May 1-2 Watkins Glen June 19-20

By |2020-12-09T19:27:38-05:00December 9th, 2020|Featured, Road Racing|