Thu, Apr 20 - Fri, Apr 21, 2023

New England Region Competition Drivers School

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

About this event

                        New England Region, SCCA Drivers School

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Thompson, CT

April 20-21, 2023

Sanction # 23-ADS-59913



Registration will open at the track on Thursday, April 20,2023 at 5:00pm and closing at 8:00pm.
Friday  Registration opens April 21,2023 at 7:00am and closes at 9:00am.
Please arrive no later than 8:00am on Friday.

Tech will be open Thursday evening, pending availability. 

Notice to Participants: Considering the COVID-19 situation, 
While on site please take the health and safety of your fellow participants, volunteers and staff into
consideration and practice social distancing, wearing a mask, (optional) and wash your hands and/or use hand
sanitizer frequently.

Do not hesitate to call Lou at 860-460-0930 or email with any questions or concerns, at   

Students must have a current SCCA Membership, and valid SCCA Novice Permit, prior to the event.

For Info for obtaining your Novice Permit see:

The car must have an SCCA Vehicle Log Book.      


Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm            MANDATORY Class Session (at Garage)

Friday: Competition Driver School starts Friday morning at 8:00am with a mandatory class starting at 8:00am.

Friday includes classroom sessions; track walk-arounds, on-track sessions, and ends with a Graduation party.

You can bookmark, print, and/or save the Event Supplemental Regulations, Schedule, and Manual Entry Form at: drivers-school 

Pre-approved NER Volunteer Workers should also enter here, including "On-Track Instructors" (please include your car info.). 


THURSDAY  20 April    

5:00pm – 8:00pm          Registration.    Gate closes at 8pm. Participants must arrive by 8:00pm to camp in the paddock.
                                        After 8pm participants may park before gate.   Please do not block the gate.

5:00pm – 9:00pm          Tech Inspection, pending staff availability

7:00pm - 8:30pm            MANDATORY Class Session (at Garage)

7:00am – 9:00am          Registration
8:00am                          Tech Inspection, Tech Garage

8:00am                          Classroom seminar. Novice Drive-around & tour of Specialties.  On-track orientation by group followed by

                                       20- minute practice sessions
Approx. 12 noon          Mandatory track walk-around for students.    

1:00pm - 1:20pm.         Lunch

1:30 - 4:30                     Practice sessions including practice starts and races.

5:30                              Garage party & Graduation, everyone welcome!


Group 1: Open Wheel - See Supps for classes 

Group 2: Closed Wheel  – See Supps for classes

Note:  Groups are subject to change according to entries received. Schedules are approximate.          

FEES:     Entry Fee: $395   

REGISTRAR:  MSReg ( Registration: Linda Capullo
Lou Gingerella, entry questions, event schedule, track questions: 860.460.0930,;

If using a paper entry (last page of Supps), please mail (at least one week prior to event) to: Lou Gingerella, Thompson Speedway, PO Box 278, Thompson,CT 06277. Paper entries can also be emailed to

Event requirements

Students must have a current SCCA Membership, a valid SCCA Novice Permit, and the car must have an SCCA Vehicle Log Book. You must bring all three items with you to Registration at the track.

Each student is required to obtain and read the 2023 General Competition Rules (GCR) prior to the school.  A free electronic version is available HERE .

All drivers are required to use approved head and neck restraint equipment per GCR section 9.3.19.C.2

Payment will be made at the track. Accepted payment methods: Visa, MC, American Express, check, cash. Payment will not be accepted through MotorsportReg. Checks for the School only should be made out to OTB Productions. Any payments for SCCA Membership and Novice Permits (pre-arranged to pick up at track) will each require checks, (not to OTB, will advise 'payable to' at track).

Car numbers will be confirmed by the Registrar; only single and double digit numbers may be requested. Please provide three (3) number choices with your entry. 



Entries (59)

Kevin O'Day
Jason Benagh
Chris Rega
Nick Andreas
David Moak
Leonard Ranalli
J B Swan
Christopher Haywood

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Thompson, CT


HPDE organized by

SCCA - New England Region - Club Racing

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