About this event
Welcome to Real Clean Racing with Northeast GT
Northeast GT stands for Northeast Grassroots Touring (NEGT), and Northeast GT exists to bring real, clean racing to the road racing circuits of New England and the Northeast. NEGT presents the Northeast GT Cup – a strictly no-contact racing championship.
Round 1 of the 2024 Northeast GT Cup is at Lime Rock Park and features a 3 Hour Race on Friday as well as Saturday. Spectators are welcome. Free Camping for the weekend from Wednesday night until Sunday morning. Electric hook-up is not available. Day 3 Race Day is also available.
Each race day will feature two race groups: Sunday, and GTSU. Sunday will be dedicated to Sunday Cup vehicles. GTSU will include GT Cup, GTS Cup, Super Cup, and Super Unlimited vehicles. Each race group will receive a 60 minute timed qualifying session followed by a 3 hour race. Two (2) driver swaps required per race. Can be run with teams of 1, 2, or 3 drivers.
Grid order will be determined by the fastest lap run between either the Open Practice / Early Qualifying sessions held on Thursday, or the Saturday morning qualifying session – whichever is faster.
NEGT Cup Car Classes – All vehicles must be production-car based and prepared for wheel-to-wheel racing, run 200 treadwear tires, and meet Factory Rated Power-to-Weight based ratios:
- 7 : 1 Super Cup
- 9 : 1 GTS Cup
- 11 : 1 GT Cup
- 14 : 1 Sunday Cup
Northeast GT will admit select Super Unlimited vehicles “beyond” the limits of the Northeast GT Cup classes to run alongside GT Cup, GTS Cup, and Super Cup vehicles. Super Unlimited does not mean “unlimited unlimited”; see Northeast GT rulebook for details.
Power-to-Weight ratios are otherwise Modified based on: vehicle age, major engine modifications, drivetrain layout, transmission, differential, suspension, tire width, and aero. If you need help classing your car, please refer to the NEGT Classing Calculator. Feel free to submit the form if there are still any questions.
All drivers must hold a racing license and/or significant prior wheel-to-wheel experience. Drivers successfully completing a Northeast GT Race School are also eligible. GT Race School is available at the Round 1 Lime Rock Park event on Thursday.
Northeast GT expects Real Clean Racing, as best possible, for 3 Hours straight. No contact – Refer to Racing Rules in the 2024 NEGT Rulebook.
Fees (Spots are limited and may sell out!):
NEGT Cup Race: $599/day
Pricing per car – no additional fees:
- No extra driver / crew fees
- No membership / annual fees
- No spectator / camping fees
7:00am – Check-In
7:15am – Vehicle Inspection
8:15am – Drivers Meeting
9:00am – Qualifying: Sunday Race Group
10:00am – Qualifying: GTSU Race Group
11:00am – Lunch Break
12:00pm – 3 Hour Race: Sunday Race Group
3:00pm – 3 Hour Race: GTSU Race Group
6:00pm – Track cold
6:15pm – Podium
Northeast GT Vehicle Checklist – all vehicles participating in Northeast GT Cup sessions, including the GT Race School, must meet vehicle requirements for wheel-to-wheel competition, including a roll cage (1.75"x0.120" tubing, or by exception only). Vehicle Checklist form submission, along with NEGT official vehicle inspection, will be required annually.
Northeast GT Driver & Crew Gear Self-Tech – all drivers, and all crew involved with fueling, must have required safety gear in order to participate in Northeast GT wheel-to-wheel sessions. Driver & Crew Gear Self-Tech, along with NEGT official helmet inspection, will be required annually.
Northeast GT Driver Attestation – all drivers participating in the Northeast GT Cup must have either a racing license and/or prior wheel-to-wheel experience. Driver Attestation form will be required annually. Proof of racing license and/or race experience to be requested.
Northeast GT Cup Vehicle Classification – all vehicles participating in Northeast GT Cup race days will be required to submit a NEGT Cup Classification Form for each event. The calculator asks 13 questions and outputs the minimum competition weight required to legally compete in Northeast GT's three production-based classes: Super Cup, GT Cup, and Sunday Cup.
SOUND LIMIT : All cars must be muffled. If the track considers your car to be too loud, you will be given a warning and asked to make physical changes to your exhaust. This mostly applies to straight-piped, naturally aspirated cars. Silencer inserts can be purchased here.