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 |2021-08-16T14:51:01-04:00June 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|

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|