NER Driver Education Event – Sponsored by Kachel Motor Company
Palmer Motorsports Park (PMP), Palmer, MA
Registration for this event is at Club Registration.
This is our first of two events at Palmer in 2017. PMP Whiskey Hill Raceway is 2.3 miles long, 40-feet wide, and has over 190 feet of elevation change. Designed by grassroot racers and professional track designers and carved out of Whiskey Hill granite the road course is a 14-turn rollercoaster ride around a scenic and secluded alpine wilderness.
Event Pricing (see note):
Friday June 9th is an Advanced Day for advanced drivers and instructors only (White, Black and Red run groups). Saturday and Sunday is open to all drivers.
|Any two days||White/Black/Red||$360||$205|
|One day (Fri only)||White/Black/Red||$215||$215|
|One day (Sat or Sun)||White/Black/Red||$190||$115|
*Note: Instructors that sign up for Friday June 9th only will pay the one day Solo rate.
- On-Line Driver’s Meeting Pack mandatory for solo drivers! posted 4 June
- Track Rats updated 5 June
- Track Map Attached is an updated map showing the track as built. If you’ve seen an earlier map note that the final layout has resulted in T2 disappearing into a single, long arc between what was T1 – T3. The rest of the corners are as shown before but the numbers all decrease by one. Easiest way to identify the final layout is there are 14 corners, not 15.
- Event Schedule posted 30 May
- Event Schedule (Smartphone format) posted 30 May
- Run Groups updated 6 June
- Worker Assignments updated 6 June
- Student/Instructor Assignments updated 6 June
- How to contact your student or instructor
Classroom Activities and Coaching: Pro coach Lee Carpentier, the owner of Advance Motorsports Inc., will be joining us at this event. He will be conducting classroom sessions as shown on the schedule for Green and Yellow drivers. Lee will also be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a very worthwhile fee to solo drivers interested in individual coaching sessions. Contact Lee at 1-631-379-8400 or [email protected] if you would like to get on his dance card in advance.
Sound Limits: The sound limit is 95 decibels on the A scale, as measured at 50 feet from the track edge by track management. Vehicles in violation will not be allowed to continue use of the track without correcting the situation. Any vehicle causing a violation will be immediately black flagged and not allowed back on track until corrective measures have been taken. Any vehicle found to be in violation a third time will be excluded without refund from further participation in the event.
Social: There will be a Wine, Beer and Soda Social when the track day ends on Saturday, followed by a BBQ dinner at 5:30PM or a bit before if they’re ready to serve. Drivers can purchase tickets for family and guests. This time we’ve asked Firefly’s from Marlborough to come and BBQ for us. Chicken, Ribs and sides, with dessert, are on deck for our menu! Drivers will be able to purchase tickets for family and guests through ClubReg during registration or at the track for $20.00 each.
Garage Information Garages and carports may be reserved online or at the track (first-come, first-serve). These are enclosed single car garage bays with 110v power. Carports are open with WiFi, no power. All Garage/Carport Reservations must be made directly through PMP. In an effort to make this process as convenient as possible, they will be accepting reservations on their website at: Garages. Garage rates are $100 Saturday and Sunday only or $125 for all three days. Carport rates are $80 Saturday and Sunday only or $100 for all three days.
Fuel: There is currently no fuel available at the track. The nearest fuel is a Sunoco on Rt 67 approximately 3.5 miles from the track (turn left on West Ware Road leaving the track, turn left on Rt 67, drive 1.9 miles, Sunoco on the left). If you get crossed up and turn right don’t panic, there’s another Sunoco on Rt 67 about 6 miles down.
Lodging: The Sturbridge Host Hotel at 366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566 is offering discounted rates of $79 per night to people participating in events at Palmer. Call 508-347-7393 for reservations and say that you are with “Palmer Motorsports Park” to get the group rate.
Registration for NER DE events is at Club Registration.
Registration questions? Contact Stan Corbett, Registrar or 774-275-1621 before 9PM.
Event questions? Contact John Dunkle, Track Chair, or 603-553-0307 before 8PM.