NER Claims 5 Northeast Conference Majors Titles

Northeast Majors Season Results The Northeast Conference Majors wrapped its final event of the 2021 season at New Jersey Motorsports Park last week. With the season concluding, points were awarded and tallied and the champions determined. New England Region is proud to be the home region for 5 of these 2021 Conference Champions. Please congratulate the following winners: B-Spec: Steve Introne GT3: Christopher Howard SM: Nick Leverone STL: Craig Mchaffie T1: Hugh Stewart These are the current standings, awaiting final approval from the national office.

By |2021-07-21T12:22:45-04:00July 21st, 2021|Featured, Road Racing|

Elsa Floods Thompson Majors

Water Water Everywhere As Hurricane Elsa ended its run up the east coast Thursday night and through Friday, vast areas of the northeast were under flood watches. Heavy amounts of rain were leaving a trail of damage from New Jersey northbound. Even still, racers began arriving for the Majors event at Thompson in wet conditions, with many looking at this weekend to provide the final points and starts needed for Runoffs qualifications. Setting up and unloading in the rain is nothing new. Everyone has faced rain conditions at some point. But as the evening continued and Friday arrived, conditions were morphing into the unusual. Photos by Trish Pelligrino and Stephanie Funk Saturday Wash Out Hoping for the best, race officials started Saturday morning with the full intention to run the planned schedule - two 15 minute qualifying sessions, and a 20-minute afternoon race. Group 1 headed out as the first cars on course to find puddles and rivers running across many portions of the track. Turn 3 had inches of standing water and the front straight had at one point 7 various running streams. As Group 2 made their way on track, things turned. [...]

By |2021-07-16T11:28:15-04:00July 14th, 2021|Featured, Road Racing|

RESULTS: NERRC #4 – 2021 Thompson Majors

Photo by Raymond Blethen 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. Qual Race 1 Race 2 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 1 Race 2 Race 1 Race 2 Race 1 Race 2 Race 1 Race 2 Race 1 Race 2 New Track Records B-Spec - #12  Steve Introne - 1:26.670 GTX - #03  Maurizio Cerasoli - 1:22.763 GT2 - #15  Darius Trinka - 1:13.703 FX  - #22 Keaton Van Thof - 1:12.754

By |2021-07-13T17:11:51-04:00July 13th, 2021|Featured, Road Racing Results|

B-Spec Build: Starting Out Strong

Over the winter, we began following JB Swan and Steve Introne as they set out to build new B-Spec cars for the 2021 road racing season. Both were seasoned drivers. JB with years of experience racing in production and IT7 cars, and Steve in the SRF and SRF3 vehicles. However, 2021 would put them into the seats of an entirely new class, with new cars they were building from the ground up. JB's 2021 ride is a Chevy Sonic and Steve took a Mini Cooper as his choice for B-Spec competition. In our first two articles, we followed why they each found this up-and-coming new class so desirable that they would make the move, to how they chose their donor vehicle, and the initial build process - stripping the cars down, fabricating roll cages, selecting seats, etc. So You Want to Build a B-Spec: Part 1 Building a B-Spec: Part 2 Steve and JB top the podium at the Pocono Majors going 1st and 2nd. Fine Tuning and Race Prep Our last check-in had both vehicles with cages, seats and engines. That left the fine tuning for turning a street vehicle into a race [...]

By |2021-06-23T18:24:39-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Featured, Racing Life, Road Racing|

RESULTS: NERRC #3 – Lime Rock Paddock Crawl

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 Sprint Qual 1 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying Sprint Qual 1 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying Sprint Qual 1 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying Sprint Qual 1 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying Sprint Qual 1 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying Sprint Qual 1 Race 1 Race 2 Qualifying Sprint Qual 1 Race 1 Race 2 New Track Records T1 - #0 Zachary Kelly - 55.933 B-Spec - #30 Travis Washay - 1:05.290 FX - #90 Robert Wright - 52.808 SM5 - #04 Jaden Lander - 1:01.171 T4 - #51 Raymond Blethen - 1:01.233 SRF3 - #187 Evan Slater - 56.595

By |2021-06-21T18:55:03-04:00June 21st, 2021|Featured, Road Racing, Road Racing Results|

RESULTS: NERRC #2: Granite State Regional

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

By |2021-05-20T20:13:38-04:00May 20th, 2021|Featured, Road Racing Results|