About this event
2021 PCA NER Autocross Season Registration
Moore Airfield, Fort Devens, Ayer, MA
AX#1 - Saturday, May 8, 2021
AX#2 - Sunday, June 20, 2021
AX#3 - Saturday, July 24, 2021
AX#4 - Saturday, September 4, 2021
AX#5 - Saturday, October 23, 2021
Registration Closes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at midnight.
We no longer accept payment at the gate. All payments must be made online.
The NER Autocross Special Event, scheduled on Sunday, August 15, 2021, is not included in the season registration. Details about the Autocross Special Event will be issued prior to the event when limitations based on coronavirus restrictions have been determined. Registration for that event is currently scheduled to open on Sunday, July 4, 2021.
By signing up for the season, you are NOT REQUIRED to attend every event. You will be required to sign SpeedWaivers online for each event you do attend. If you choose not to attend any specific event, please notify the registrar by Wednesday midnight before that event so we may revise work assignments.
Autocross COVID-19 Protocols are required for all events this season until further notice and may change between events. It is critical that you carefully read the current protocols prior to the event to help it run smoothly. They may be found on the NER website. These protocols must be observed by all attendees and will be strictly enforced to ensure the safety of all participants. If this is your first NER event since 2019 there is obviously a learning curve to this process, so being patient will go a long way to keeping the event as fun as usual as was proven last season.
Anyone who participates in 4 of the 5 events will be eligible for the season championship for their class based on the car they drive. See the NER website for full championship and points details. A special Season Championship trophy will be awarded at the NER PCA Annual Dinner in January (attendance is encouraged but not required).
What is Autocross?
Autocross is a sport of navigating your car through a defined course of pylons faster than your competition. Events are run at speeds usually between 40-65 MPH, usually in second gear. Unlike some other venues, we are extremely fortunate to have access to one of the premier autocross venues in the Northeast. Where many clubs are consigned to parking lots, we are privileged to be able to design courses that regularly exceed 1.25 miles in length with runs lasting well over a minute. You'd be amazed at how much excitement can be packed into 60 seconds.
Autocross is not only a "performance driving event", but a safe way to learn how to drive your car at its limit. You not only learn how to handle your car at speeds that you drive daily, but you also:
- Gain confidence in your driving ability
- Learn the limits of your car's tire adhesion
- Learn the limits of your car's brakes
- Learn correct seating, hand, and feet positions
Autocross is a great way to exercise your driving skills in a safe environment. For anyone that would like assistance, there will be instructors available to work with you at every event. Each autocross has a different and unique course design and will undoubtedly provide you with a fun driving experience. Autocross courses are set up using soft orange traffic pylons which will not damage your car. Finally, Autocross is a social gathering of new and old friends and LOTS OF FUN!!!
Who is eligible?
PCA Members only are elegible to register for the autocross season and may attend autocrosses driving any make of car.
PCA Member (any car make) $220 which represents as saving of $55 over registering and paying for each event separetly.
- Drivers between 16.5 and 18 years of age may participate with a valid driver's license (not a permit) and parental consent and one parent attending event. (see below for forms).
- Helmet with a Snell 2010 or later sticker. EA, K, M and SA rated helmets are allowed.
- Your car must be able to pass a technical inspection, which includes tires with visible tread, secure lug nuts and operable seat belts (factory installed belts are a minimum). No other special equipment is required.
- Roll bars or factory rollover devices, such as the roll hoops in Boxsters, are required for all open cars using R compound tires and swing axle automobiles (e.g. 356).
- Cars will be tested with a sound meter and noise should never exceed 10 db over the ambient noise level as measured at two designated off-track locations.
Again this year 16- and 17-year-old children of region members can participate in autocross events. To be eligible, permission forms, which can be found on the PCA website, must be obtained and signed by both of the entrant's parents.
Waivers must now be signed online on the SpeedWaiver.com website prior to arriving at the event. Wiaver confirmation will be sent to your smartphone via text message which must be displayed upon arrival at the gate. You should receive a SpeedWaiver email after submitting this registration; the waiver forms may also be found at: https://pcaner.speedwaiver.com. Note that while you will see a box on the registration form that says "Skip the line, sign the waiver on your mobil phone" with a "No" option, if you select "No" and do not sign the waivers online you will not be admitted to the site.
COVID-19 Protocols: The Autocross COVID-19 Protocols are in addition to, or revisions of, the standard NER autocross regulations and full compliance is required. It is critical that you carefully read the current protocols prior to the event as they may change significantly between events. They may be found on the NER website.
Please determine your class before continuing. Class descriptions and full event rules can be found on the NER website.
If you attended an NER autocross in 2019 or 2020 you probably already have a number with us. Please enter that number, or a desired number into the form box. If the requested number is taken, we will assign you an available number. Our members' numbers database is extensive. As a result, most single and low double digit numbers are taken, and cannot be used. If you would like a low number, or are buying number plaques, please email the registrar to see if the numbers are available.
Keep in mind that the number you enter into the Motorsportreg.com database may not be available. Also note that the Motorsportreg.com database is not linked to the NER autocross event files and assigns numbers randomly based on those that have not previously been assigned by that site. The site will also not allow a registrant to request a ‘B’ suffix as a duel driver. The Registrar will check to see if the number you previously ran with in the current or prior season, or a number you have requested if this is your first event for the season, is available within the autocross event file and assign that number if available. The registrar may try to contact you before the event, if there is adequate time to do so. If there is not, your number may be revised without notice but will be on the class and work assignment tag posted on your windshield upon arrival at the event.
Day of Event:
Gates open at 7:30 AM for check-in. Please arrive no later than 8:30 AM, when the entry gate will be closed, to give yourself time to register, and unload your car. Park between the yellow arrows in the paddock area. Technical inspection will be done to cars in line at the end of the paddock starting at approximately 8:00 AM and ends at 9:00 AM; stay with your car until it has been inspected. The drivers meeting begins at approximately 9.00 AM followed by a course walk. We expect to see the first car off by 9:45 AM. . Also, you will be expected to stay the full day, so don't plan to leave early. The event will conclude between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM depending on the number of participants and runs taken. You are expected to stay the full day, and work both morning and afternoon sessions.
Dogs in attendance: Devens rules require that dogs at Moore Airfield must be kept on a leash at all times and any droppings collected and properly disposed in the on-site dumpster.