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Palmer Motorsports Park 2018

Palmer Motorsports Park 2018

Audi Club NA - Northeast Chapter

Friday, Aug 24 — Sunday, Aug 26, 2018
Palmer Motorsports Park, Palmer, MA

Registration closed August 24, 2018 3:59 AM on August 24, 2018 3:59 AM EDT Registration ends August 24, 2018 3:59 AM on August 24, 2018 3:59 AM EDT Registration opens February 1, 2018 5:00 PM on February 1, 2018 5:00 PM EST Registration runs from February 1, 2018 5:00 PM to August 24, 2018 3:59 AM

Palmer Motorsports Park with NEQ

Saturday and Sunday, August 25 & 26 - All abilities Driver Education

Friday, August 24 - Advanced/Solo/Instructor afternoon (1-5 PM)

Here's how it works:

This is an all abilities High Performance Driver Education event with a bonus half day for advanced/solo/instructors.  The Friday half day will be only available to those attending the weekend event.  When you sign up for the weekend event, you will be given the Friday option.

Join us as we return to this rollercoaster of a track situated in south central Massachusetts on August 25 & 26.  This will be a two day event with the usual mix of classroom and track time. All abilities are welcome.  First timer?  No problem; you'll have plenty of company!  Come learn some real world car control!

Cost is $575 per student for the weekend HPDE days.

The Friday advanced solo day runs 1PM to 5 PM at a cost of $195 per person (students and instructors).  Students and instructors signing up for the weekend event will get priority for places on the Friday Advanced Solo day.

Also, please join us for a banquet on Saturday night at the Salem Cross Inn.

Don't own an Audi? All makes and models of vehicle that conform to the ACNA Vehicle Requirements are welcome. All participants must be members of the Audi Club of North America (ACNA).  To join or update your membership, please go to the ACNA website ( and click on "Join ACNA" at the top of the page.


Sitting on Whiskey Hill 7 miles off the Mass Turnpike is Palmer Motorsports Park, the
first private road racing course in Massachusetts. Designed for driver training, vehicle
testing and motorsports, Palmer Motorsports Park offers the ultimate pavement to
pursue your passion for racing and speed.

PMP Whiskey Hill Raceway:  2.3 miles long, 40-feet wide, over 190 feet of elevation.
Designed by grassroot racers and professional track designers and carved out of 
Whiskey Hill granite, (courtesy of J Read Corporation )  the road course is a 
15-turn rollercoaster ride around a scenic and secluded alpine wilderness.

Registration and Tech inspection will take place at the track on Friday from 11-12:30 (for the Advanced Solo day), and on Friday evening, from 4-6pm (for the weekend event).  While these are the preferred options, Tech will also be open Saturday morning at the track but timing will be critical, so come Friday, relax, check out the other cars and meet your fellow drivers.


General Track Event Information:
Information that applies to all on-track driver education events. Be sure to study all of this information before attending any NEQ track event.  Please note that Palmer enforces a strict sound limit of 92db.  If you have a modified car (street cars are not an issue) it is your responsibility to ensure you do not exceed this number.  The volume is monitored at various fixed and random spots around the track.
Vehicle Requirements
Tech pre-inspection
Open Top Cars: Open top car owners read this section carefully!
Track Terms
Helmets: Helmet with a SNELL SA10 or SA15 rating are required.  No M rated (motorcycle) helmets will be allowed.

Hotels -  There is no official base hotel for this event but there are many options including two that have offered the club reduced prices for the event.  Be aware there are limited room numbers at these facilities so, book early.

Trainmaster’s Inn – In the center of Palmer, about 10 minutes from the track.  Just quote NEQ Audi Club for the special rate of $120 per night.  The hotel has an attached restaurant with priority seating for you as well as a free dessert as a hotel guest.  413-531-3281

Sturbridge Host Hotel – In the center of Sturbridge with several good restaurants nearby.  One of the largest hotels in the area, the Host has rooms Friday and Saturday night and Sunday night at $79 per night.  About 20 minutes from the track.  508-347-7393.  Again just ask for NEQ Audi club

There are also several other hotels in Sturbridge that will likely have rooms available, but have not offered any special rate.

Holiday Inn – $143 per night. 508-347-8000

Comfort Inn – $148 per night. 508-347-3306

Economy Lodge – $58 per night.  508-347-2800


La Quinta -- $157 per night. 508-347-5141

There will be a banquet Saturday evening.  The banquet location The Salem Cross Inn with the same format and quality that has been provided in past years.

For more information on the track, please visit

All participants must be members of the Audi Club of North America (ACNA).  To join or update your membership, please go to the ACNA website ( and click on "Join ACNA" at the top of the page.

Helmet requirements: SNELL SA10 or SA15 rating are the only helmets that may be used.  No more M (motorcycle) helmets will be allowed.

Cancellation Policy (revised 1/21/17)  No credits will be given.  All cancelations will be processed as a refund minus a cancelation fee as follows:
   - No penalty up to 30 days before the event
   - $100 from 29 days to 11 days before the event
   - No refund within 10 days of the event

Please Contact:  Eventmasters - The Cowieson Family at

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