Recap and highlights of the 2021 Runoffs at Indy Motor Speedway.
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. Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 New Track Records SRF3 #34 - Jason Conzo - 1:15.889 GT2 #15 - Darius Trinka - 1:12.157 GTX #03 - Maurizio Cerasoli - 1:20.310 SE30 #3 - Jeff Hutton - 1:25.558 P2 #15 - Paul Omichinski - 1:11.152 Champ Weekend Photo Gallery
NERRC Season Concludes at Thompson Speedway It's hard to believe the 2021 NERRC season is almost over. After the tumultuous 2020 season and the continued uncertainty for what 2021 would look like when we kicked off with our Driver's school in April, it is a testament to the dedication of all our volunteers and club racing leaders that we hosted every event successfully this year. While some of our national drivers will be away at Indy competing at the Runoffs, the New England Road Racing Championship Weekend Event will be taking place at Thompson Speedway the weekend of Friday-Saturday, October 1-2. NERRC Championship Decisions Heading into this final weekend, 12 NERRC drivers have already secured their 2021 Championship title. However, 11 classes are still up for grabs. The final placements from this event will determine who wins the season. Remember - points from Championship Weekend count for double! Here are the drivers that are already 2021 trophy winners, and the classes to watch where the final event will decide who wins. 2021 NERRC Champions AS - George Farrar B-Spec - JB Swan GT1 - Joe Zanavich GTX - Maurizio Ceravoli [...]
2021 National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway One week from today, the green flag will fly opening the first day of Qualifying for the 2021 Runoffs. Over 900 competitors from across the country are actively finishing their final preparations, loading tow vehicles, and preparing to arrive at the famed Brickyard this weekend. This year's Runoffs is a return to Indy after the first appearance there ever in 2017. The track is opening for test days over the weekend, continuing with activities and action-packed racing through the closing ceremonies on October 3. In traditional fashion, three days of Qualifying for each of the 26 classes will take place Tuesday-Thursday, with the main event, one-race shoot-outs to determine this year's Champion starting Friday morning with the T4 class and finishing Sunday afternoon with FX. Coming from the New England Region will be 36 drivers hoping to leave their mark on this famed track. Of these, three drivers - Nick Leverone, David Oliveira, and Marshall Stocker - will be double dipping, so 39 chances for podiums from our region. Greg Amy HP Richard Astacio SM Jason Benagh T4 Raymond Blethen T4 Stephen Blethen T4 Madison Bolden EP [...]
Final results for the NERRC #7 Pig Roast at Palmer.
Final results for the 2021 Midnight Madness.
NERRC #5 - Racing Against Leukemia (RAL) Weekend The fifth NERRC event was the annual RAL weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Approximately 170 cars attended as we move into the latter half of the 2021 season. Racing was once again active and exciting throughout, with five new track records being set. SRF3 – #187 Evan Slater – 1:10.042 GTX – #03 Maurizio Cerasoli – 1:14.685 B-Spec – #12 Steve Introne – 1:21.250 FX – #22 Keaton Van Thof – 1:06.846 FA – #15 Mark McDonough – 1:05.981 A couple sessions were forced to shut down early due to on track incidents, but for the most part, racing was clean. As of Aug 15, results were updated and Group 3, Race 1 (the FVs and things) were just corrected and the new versions posted to the official results. NERRC #5 Final Results RAL Fundraiser For the road racing group, the traditional RAL raffle and auction took place Saturday night during the post-race party at the tech shed. The region is extremely grateful to everyone that generously donated items. See the full list of donors and donations at the bottom. Nick Leverone [...]
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. Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qual Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Session 1 Session 2 New Track Records SRF3 - #187 Evan Slater - 1:10.042 GTX - #03 Maurizio Cerasoli - 1:14.685 B-Spec - #12 Steve Introne - 1:21.250 FX - #22 Keaton Van Thof - 1:06.846 FA - #15 Mark McDonough - 1:05.981
5 NER drivers claim NE Conference Championship titles.
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. [...]