About this event
The fall chill is already in the air and before you know it, we will be shoveling snow out of the driveway and off the roof. Before all that happens, you need to get out on the track for one final DE event and that event just happens to be on the 30th & 31st of October at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and it is appropriately named "Fall Make A Wish" AKA "Spring is a Long Time Coming" event. Besides all the great driving, have you ever seen the fall foliage from the track? The views are spectacular and they give you another good reason to keep your eyes up while driving…. you already know the other reason – right?
NHMS is the site of many televised races, including NASCAR Cup and XFINITY series events. What is not usually shown on TV is their 1.6 mile road course with 12 turns and some exciting elevation changes making for a good learning environment for Novices and a challenging and technical drive for our advanced drivers.
MAKE A WISH - MAW is our charity of choice and unfortunately, the activity has been impacted by Covid. The chidren will not be present for rides in our fabulous Pcars due to their compromised immune systems. But, the Parade/ Charity Laps at noon on Saturday will still be offered. So, if you want an half hour of lapping on the challenging NHMS road course with a car full of your family and friends, please join us on Saturday. The revenue from this activity as well T shirt sales and generous donations go to the Make A Wish Foundation, our charity of choice.
Special note; This years Tee shirt design was done by a NH MAW child. So, sign up for one, it will be a future collectors item.
The NHMS sound limit is 99 db
All makes and models are welcome at our DE events.
- A head and neck restraint system commonly known as a HANS device, is now mandatory for both students and instructors when a five, six or seven-point harness or certain approved 4 point harnesses are in use. All neck restraints must meet SFI 38.1 or FIA 8885 or its successor certifications. A suitable roll bar or roll cage is recommended when race seats, harnesses and neck restraints are in use. A suitable roll bar or roll cage along with race seats, harnesses and neck restraints provides students and instructors with a complete safety system.
- If so equipped, all facets of an Automatic Collision Avoidance System will be disabled prior to entering the track and driving at speed.
- Participants must be at least 18 years of age, must have a valid driver’s license, must be a current member or affiliate of a car club (i.e., PCA, BMW, Audi, COM, SCDA, etc). A current driver’s license must be shown at registration.
- Non-participants are not permitted in either student or instructor cars. Non-participants under the age of 18 are allowed only in spectator areas. Instructors riding in student cars and students riding in instructor cars for instructional purposes are permitted. No student may ride with another student.
- Participants must wear long pants, and a long sleeved shirt (natural, not synthetic fibers), or wear an approved fire resistant driving suit. Footwear must be enclosed, non-slip, with a relatively smooth sole. Hiking type deep lugged soles are not acceptable.
- Drivers must have completed registration and be through the tech line prior to the driver’s and instructor’s meetings (approximately 8:15 am).
- A Snell rated 2015 or newer helmet is required. An SA rated helmet is preferred. M and K rated helmets are acceptable. Limited loaners may be available.
- All participants must fill out the NCR tech form at this link. It must completed and signed by an approved PCA tech inspector, factory authorized new car dealer for vehicle registered, or a repair facility that specializes in servicing the vehicle registered within two weeks of the event.
- R-rated track tires are not allowed in green & yellow run groups unless OEM fit or the car is also driven in an advanced run group. Chief Instructor approval required.
- All open top cars (including targas) must run with tops installed or up, unless arm restraints are used by each occupant. All sunroofs must be closed or entirely removed while on track (arm restraints required if sunroof is removed).
- All open cars must have either a factory installed rollover protection system, a roll bar or roll cage installed, with the following exceptions: Targas, 914s, and Boxsters. Unless arm restraints are used, all open top cars must run with tops up.
- We will enforce rules which require all open cars to have a roll bar that is fixed and visible at all times (except for 1999 and later cabriolets) plus allows the driver to pass the “broomstick rule” (top of helmet under a line drawn from the top of the windshield to the top of the bar).
- Tracks will be enforcing sound limits at their tracks. You will be expelled from the event after your second offense during any given day.
- Windows must be fully down (rain or shine). Window nets are not allowed.
- Students should expect that their instructor will drive their car for several laps at each event.
- All participants must obey all passing rules set forth in the driver’s meeting.
- There is a mandatory Black Flag pit stop for all spins or 2 (or more) wheels-off. Two Black Flags for these or other driving infractions in a day are grounds for expulsion from the event.
- No illegal drugs are allowed and no alcoholic beverages may be consumed by anyone (participant or guest) during the event.
- Events are held in the rain and cold weather. No refunds for an event canceled after cars have been on the track, or for participants who do not come to the track when an event is not started. Partial refunds may be available to those who come to the track when an event is not started/canceled.
Updated November 5, 2021