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NER Team Challenge


SCCA - New England Region - Solo

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Devens Airfield, Ayer, MA

Registration closed October 21, 2012 6:00 AM on October 21, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Registration ends October 21, 2012 6:00 AM on October 21, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Registration opens April 12, 2012 12:00 AM on April 12, 2012 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from April 12, 2012 12:00 AM to October 21, 2012 6:00 AM



Due to the nature of the team event , we are offering late registration. Just sign up here by 6 AM Sunday morning and then arrive between 7 and 8 AM.  

Anyone with a valid U.S. driver's license (IT MUST NOT BE EXPIRED) as well as the Jr. Kart drivers are welcome to participate. (See Solo Rulebook Section 4.1 titled Driver Credentials for details.)

If you have a full team planned, great!  If you need to be added to a team or your team is not full, it will be taken care of in the morning of the event. Everyone should go to the truck in the AM and let the people at timing know your team status. If you have additiional questions, send a note to Jenna at

Late registrations  - read this  message which has been sent to all competitors already:

You are registered for our Autocross team event, scheduled for Sunday, October 21st at Fort Devens, in Ayer, Ma. 

Pre-Event: Please review  the solo section of the web site for all general information about autocrossing with us. Also, please do your part and use these web site info as guides to check your car before your arrival. and

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Day of Event Time Line:

Gates open at 7AM - Drive up, bear left until you see the gate workers. You need to sign the waiver, get a wristband and have your license checked. 

Park in the paddock, and prepare for tech inspection

Car Numbers and Classes: Place # and Class on both sides of the car using 8" high numbers and 4" letters. Tape should contrast with the car color.  

  • Index classes: car # , index class (A F R) ,   and car class. Example: "22 RCS" for a road tire index 'rear wheel drive' C Stock car.
  • Open classes:  car # and class. Example: "65 CS" for 65 C stock.

Please check in at the timing truck to let them know who your team is, or find out whose team you belong with. You also might have a class bumped, so this is something else to verify at the timing truck before parking on the grid.

Tech Inspection is open from 7:15 to 8:45 Bring your car and helmet to the tech inspection line.  

Gridding: Once you have a sticker (or marker) showing your car has passed the inspection:

1st heat drivers park your car in "GRID A" then go walk the course

2nd heat drivers park your car in "GRID B" and then go walk the course

Run Order and work assignments will be posted at the NER truck on site. 

Once your car is gridded:

Walk the course. The course is open for walking at 8:00  and course closed is planned for 8:45

A mandatory drivers meeting is planned for 9:05 to explain general event information, run and work order, safety procedures,  etc. Please come to the driver meeting prepared to either run or work.

9:15 All drivers go to your car or check in at the truck for your work assignment. 

1st car off at 9:30

Breaks: 2 Heats includes a short lunch break. Please plan to stay on site all day.  Although there are local convenience stores, sub and pizza shops, Dunkin' Donuts and gas stations in the area, we advise bringing a lunch, snacks and enough water to remain hydrated. 

Cleanup: Workers in the last run group volunteer to stack cones for easy pick up. Feel free to ask if you can do anything else to pick up and pack up at the end of the day. We are a volunteer organization, and at the end of the day, whether you are a member or you have joined us with a weekend membership, remember that this is your club and your help is welcome.

Trophy Meeting: We will hold a trophy meeting after the truck is packed up. Please stay to acknowledge those who did well or to receive your own trophy. 

Leaving Early: It is not acceptable to leave without fulfilling your work assignment in both the AM and the afternoon.  Each run group relies on the other to keep the event running to completion.  In cases of emergency, please see Bob Davis, NER event chair, before leaving. 


From Route 495: Take exit 30, route 2A and 110, West toward Ayer. Proceed 4 miles to rotary.

From Route 2:  Take exit 38B, route 110 and 111, North toward Ayer. Proceed 2 1/4 miles to rotary.

From the rotary, proceed west on routes 2A and 111. This will take you to Ayer center, and at about one mile routes 2A and 111 turn right; so will you. one mile routes 2A and 111 turn right; so will you. Proceed past Bishop Road (old entrance) on the left. Stay on Rt 2A which forks to the left for approx another mile. The north entrance to the airstrip is on the left. There should be a sign marking the entrance. There are motorcycle driving classes on the lower lot to the right as you enter. Our event is up the hill to the left. You can find Moore Army Air Strip in Google maps just north of Ayer center. The entrance is right behind the tower on the north side of the site. Drive in and bear left up the ramp and stop for the gate workers will process waivers for you.

Note:  The *only* Services available at the site are porta-potties. 

Canceling before Sunday morning: Email

Event Day Problems: If you have an emergency on Saturday, and can't make it, or are going to be late for check-in, please call  or text Barbara Seeger, Chief of registration at (cell)  978-996-2983 as early as possible.

Thank you for registering with us!!


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Devens Airfield
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