Sat, Jul 13 - Sun, Jul 14, 2024

Northeast GT: Round 2 | July 13th-14th

Palmer Motorsports Park

About this event

Welcome to Real Clean Racing with Northeast GT

Northeast GT 2024 Event Calendar

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 2 of the 2024 Northeast GT Cup is at Palmer Motorsports Park and features a 3-hour race on Saturday and Sunday as well as a GT Race School on Saturday only. Spectators are welcome. Free Camping for the weekend from Thursday night until Sunday afternoon. Limited electric hook-up is available.
 

Friday - Test Day:

Friday HPDE - our track day partner organization, MassTuning, will be hosting a high performance driving event (including novice, intermediate, and advanced run groups) on Friday, July 12th, offering four 30min sessions as well as an hour of open track for 3 hours of seat time per registration.
 

GT Race School:

For new, returning, or current racers, the GT Race School offers a racing curriculum that spans the classroom, paddock/pit-lane, and on-track sessions with the purpose of guiding drivers towards a clean race. Advanced track day drivers who don't have racing credentials or experience may participate in the GT Race School and race in the Northeast GT Cup after successful completion of the race school. Any licensed and/or experienced Northeast GT Cup eligible driver looking to brush up on their skills, or warm-up for the race weekend, may sign-up to attend the GT Race School on-track sessions.

GT Race School drivers can expect to receive multiple classroom, paddock/pit lane, and on-track sessions leading up to a classroom and paddock test as well as a mock graduation race:

  • On-track sessionsGet up to speed in a controlled, progressive manner, when transitioning from track days to wheel-to-wheel racing. Begin with open passing sessions, including passing exercises, starts & restarts, and finish with a practice graduation race.
  • Paddock/pit-lane sessionsLearn about pit lane and fuel safety, practice vehicle exits, and prepare for upcoming on-track sessions.
  • ClassroomLearn slow to go fast. Classroom sessions throughout the day emphasize wheel-to-wheel essentials, such as mirrors and managing nearby traffic, passing and defending craft and strategies, Northeast GT racing flags and commands, and tips to manage safety and risk.

One (1) driver per vehicle. Please email Race@Northeast-GT.com with questions about the GT Race School. All vehicles participating in GT Race School sessions must be prepared for wheel-to-wheel racing. Vehicles may be registered for both GT Race School and NEGT Cup Qualifying & 3-hour Race sessions.
 

Race Day:

NEGT Cup Racing: Each race day will feature multi-class racing. Depending on vehicle count, overall pace and lap time spread/closing speeds, and track conditions, NEGT officials may opt for one (1) or multiple race groups. In the case of multiple race groups, entries may be split between the race groups by class. Two (2) driver swaps required per race. Can be run with teams of 1, 2, or 3 drivers.

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:

  • GT7 (7:1 factory power-to-weight)
  • GT9 (9:1 factory power-to-weight)
  • GT11 (11:1 factory power-to-weight)
  • GT14 (14:1 factory power-to-weight)
  • GT18 (18:1 factory power-to-weight)

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. 

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 Racing (3-hr race Saturday & Sunday):  $999 total

 NEGT Cup Racing (3-hr race Saturday & Sunday) AND GT Race School (Saturday only): $1198 total

 GT Race School ONLY (1-day, Saturday only):  $299 

Pricing per car  no additional fees:

  • No extra driver / crew fees
  • No membership / annual fees
  • No spectator / camping fees
     

Friday Schedule:

  • 4:00pmRegistration open: Check-in, Vehicle inspection (first chance)
  • 7:00pmMandatory driver’s meeting (first chance)

Saturday Schedule:

  • 7:00amRegistration open: Check-in, Vehicle inspection (last chance)
  • 8:00amMandatory driver’s meeting (last chance)
  • 9:00am Track HOT: Open Practice/Qualifying & GT Race School sessions
  • 1:00pm - Track COLD: GT Race School graduation & grid for race
  • 2:00pm Track HOT: 3-hour race
  • 5:00pm - Track COLD: impound, trophies, pizza party

See event supplemental information for exact run groups & session times.
 

Sunday Schedule:

  • 7:00amRegistration open: Check-in, Vehicle re-inspection (as needed)
  • 8:00amMandatory driver’s meeting (for new drivers, as needed)
  • 9:00am Track HOT: Open Practice, untimed
  • 10:00am - Track COLD: grid for race
  • 11:00am Track HOT: 3-hour race
  • 2:00pm - Track COLD: impound, trophies

See event supplemental information for exact run groups & session times.
 

Partners:

Local and trusted motorsports partners who are ready to help racers with just about anything they could need leading up to and at a Northeast GT event:

  • Bridgestone: For drivers who need to buy tires, take advantage of our Bridgestone and Firestone fleet account (typically 10-20% off TireRack prices for the RE71RS). Email Tony Lusano, Bridgestone National Account Manager, to get your order started: LusanoTony@bfusa.com
  • Garage 56 Engineering: Book a race car for an NEGT race weekend with Garage 56, our Official NEGT Sunday Cup Arrive-and-Drive partner.
  • Gorman Performane Engineering: Sign up for trackside and race engineering support with Gorman Performance Engineering, our Official NEGT Engineering and Race Shop partner. 
  • Fab Lab NH: For drivers needing some welding work or a set of tires mounted, Fab Lab NH is the Official NEGT Welding and Tire Mounting partner.  
  • TrailBrake.comFor help with AiM dash/data systems, software, and integration, Matt Romanowski of TrailBrake will be at NEGT events to support
  • HMS Motorsport: For drivers needing safety gear, HMS Motorsport is offering Northeast GT racers 5% off with proof of NEGT event registration.
  • Summit Racing: For teams needing vehicle equipment, Summit Racing will be offering 10% off with coupons handed out at NEGT events. 
  • iRacing: The first 100 NEGT driver registrations receive a code for a free 3-month new iRacing account. Limited supplies remain.
  • Flagtronics: in-car electronic flagging units are required and will be available for rent at events. Kits can also be purchased online. 
  • Premiere Transponder: Kevin Greer of Premiere Transponder will be at all NEGT events and will operate a hybrid timing system that detects both Westhold and AMB/MyLaps transponders at the same time! Westhold transponders will be available for rent.
  • Better Call Kaul: For drivers needing wireless service...or just more racing budget - Eric Kaul, founder of the High Performance Driving & Racing Enthusiasts community groups, is Northeast GT's Official Wireless Partner. 
  • Coaching / Pro-level codriver: Northeast GT has partnered with select professional driving coaches who can support driver coaching, reference lap setting, data analysis, race strategy & engineering, and will put down a “hero stint” in the vehicle. Email Race@Northeast-GT.com for more info.
     
To socialize online about this event and NEGT, join us on Facebook!

Northeast GT is presented by Corner Faster and MassTuning TrackFest

Event requirements

Copies of all required forms will be provided at the event.  Paper submissions, signed, must be submitted at the event - Electronic submissions not accepted

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. 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 (not GT Race School) 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 classes.
 

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.

Palmer Motorsports Park

Palmer, MA
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