Mon, Oct 17, 2022

SCDA- Palmer Motorsports Park- Track Day- Oct 17th

Palmer Motorsports Park

About this event



Palmer Motorsports Park, CounterClockwise       

Oct. 17th, 2022

High Performance Driver Education Event

All Experience Levels Are Welcome


    Featured Marque:   10% Discount for FORD or CHEVROLET drivers

Join the SCDA for the final visit to Palmer Motorsports Park this season on Monday, October 17th. Drivers will enjoy the track in the CounterClockwise direction

About the Event:
  • 5 Sessions on Track
  • Enjoy this challenging track in the original CounterClockwise direction
  • Open to drivers of ALL experience levels
  • No Membership Fees
  • Professional Classroom Sessions
  • 10% Discount for CHEVY and FORD drivers ($42)
  • Muffled event with a 95db sound limit
  • Rental Spec Miatas are available for this event
  • Early-Bird Special: Save $20 by registering before Sept. 17th
  • Palmer Motorsports Park full day entry fee is $399 until 9/17/22
  • Novice entry fee is $599 and includes In car Instruction, Virtual and In-Person Classroom, Instructor for Lead-Shadow upon request
  • Sign up with confidence- Covid 19 cancellation policy. 


The Sports Car Driving Association is pleased to make a visit to Palmer Motor Sports Park Whiskey Hill Raceway.  On Whiskey Hill 7 miles off the Turnpike is Palmer Motorsports Park (PMP), the first true road course in Massachusetts. Created for driver training, testing, and competitive events, Palmer Motorsports Park is a place to pursue your passion for racing and winning. Whiskey Hill Raceway:  2.3 miles long, 40-feet wide, 190 feet of elevation in an alpine wilderness.  Designed by grassroots racers and professional designers and carved from Whiskey Hill granite (courtesy of J Read Corporation)  Whiskey Hill Raceway is a one-of-a-kind roller coaster ride.

Sound Restrictions: Please note that cars will need to be MUFFLED to 95dB at all Palmer Motorsports Park track.

Passing Zones:

RUN GROUPS AVAILABLE on Monday, October 17th:

  • NOVICE: The Green Group. (Newer track drivers with no experience to limited experience, typically novice drivers spend about 5 events in the novice group.  Instructors are required and will be provided for lead shadow w/ radio communication.  In car instruction may be available depending on COVID-19)
  • INTERMEDIATE 1: The Blue Run Group. (Must have prior experience driving solo without an instructor, at least 5 events driving solo)
  • INTERMEDIATE 2: The White Run Group. (Must have considerable road course experience and at least 20 track events)
  • ADVANCED: The Red Run Group. (Highest level- years of track experience)

Run Group Criteria:  See the comprehensive Run Group Criteria here.  If you are unsure which group is the best fit, please email after registering.

Event Price:

SCDA Palmer Motorsports Park event entry fees are $419 retail for a single day 

*Pay only $399 if you register before September 17th

SCDA Palmer Motorsports Park NOVICE event entry fees are $599 retail for a single day 

*Novice drivers pay only $579 if you register before September 17th


Early Registration Special: Save $20 by registering before Sept. 17th


Please CONTINUE to Register:

Event requirements

The Sports Car Driving Association welcomes all driving enthusiasts to attend our events. In the interest of clarification, we would like to outline the basic criteria that should be met, in order to place you in the appropriate run group. We make every effort to ensure that drivers are placed in run groups with other drivers of comparable experience levels. This will ensure that run groups are balanced, safe and fun. This guideline is meant to serve as a tool to help you decide where you would fit in best within SCDA.


Sound Limit at this event:  95db


Helmets with a SNELL SA-2015 rating or higher is REQUIRED for all SCDA Events

Helmets with an M-rating are not Acceptable.   Motorcycle helmets do not have the proper safety requirements for car use by the SNELL Foundation.

Helmets MUST have one of these two labels on the inside.


Helmets may be available to rent for $50 upon request, limited sizes and rentals are available, PLEASE CHECK FIRST.  If you are not able to get one prior to event, email us approximate size and we will add a helmet to your entry and charge $50 to card on file.

Helmet Suppliers:


For safety reasons, all convertibles (Boxster, Miata, Corvette, BMW Z4, Honda S2000, Pontiac Solstice etc.) are required to have a roll bar that meets the following two criteria in order to be eligible to run during any event. 1) The roll bar must be in the fixed position and visible at all times. This means that roll bars which are designed to automatically deploy are not acceptable unless they are in the full upright and locked position at all times. 2) The roll bar must allow the driver to pass the “broomstick” test which means that the top of the drivers helmet must be below the line from the top of the roll bar to the top of the windshield. There are aftermarket roll bars and/or seats which can be used to help meet these requirements. If your convertible meets these standards, then you are welcome to participate! Factory hard tops are acceptable at most tracks, as well.

See the SCDA Convertible Policy page


Self Tech.  A dealer or certified mechanic is recommended.  Please review the tech form.

Download SCDA- Tech Inspection Form

Palmer Motorsports Park

Palmer, MA
Download track map
Download track map
Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap


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