COVID-19 Update: Please note that due to the coronavirus, the following events have been cancelled: 3/28 Lime Rock Park, 4/4 Palmer Motorsports Park, 4/20 Lime Rock Park, and April 27-28 Watkins Glen Int'l. Please email us with any questions.
COVID-19 Update: Please note that due to the coronavirus, the following events have been cancelled: 3/28 Lime Rock Park, 4/4 Palmer Motorsports Park, 4/20 Lime Rock Park, and April 27-28 Watkins Glen Int'l. Please email us with any questions.

SCDA Palmer Motorsports Park High Performance Driving & Track Events (HPDE)

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The Palmer Motorsports Park High Performance Driving Experience

What do you get when you combine Bathurst, Laguna Seca and the old Bridgehampton? One of the best drivers’ track around, the new Palmer Motorsports Park!  SCDA is excited to be hosting events at Palmer in 2020  We will be running two dates in the counterclockwise direction and two events in the NEW clockwise direction.

This Thrilling 2.3 mile motorsports facility in Palmer Massachusetts. is simply amazing! 2020 Dates include April 4th (counterclockwise), June 8th (clockwise), August 24th (counterclockwise), and October 19th (clockwise)

 

Highlights of an SCDA Event at Palmer Motorsports Park

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.

  • SCDA Data and Video Coaching- SCDA is offering professional data and video coaching at our events.  This is an affordable and individualized program that will help you take your driving to the next level.  Our coaches are accomplished racers and industry experts that are able to pinpoint areas for improvement.  Together you’ll come up with an action plan to help you achieve your goals.
  • Private Driver Coaching is available with 2015 SCCA Spec Miata National Champion Jonathan Goring. Please call Jonathan if you would like his Coaching Services (860) 485 5736.

SCDA Palmer Motorsports Park Track Events & Schedule

 

  • Event Price:  All Palmer Motorsport Park track events are $399 ($449 for novice group, includes instructor).  $25 Early Bird Discount if you register 2 months prior to the event.

Track and Event Information

Location / Directions

Palmer Motorsports Park Information

Palmer Motorsports Park Website

Directions

Address
58 West Ware Road
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

Palmer Motorsports Park Policies

Lime Rock Park Policies

  • Dogs are not permitted on site during the major spectator race weekends
  • NO drones are permitted
  • Open fires are not allowed anywhere on Lime Rock Park grounds (except in approved camping areas) and must be in containers designed for that purpose. NO fires of any sort allowed on ground at any time any where. Small home grills, hibachis and small gas grills are permitted in the paddocks if operated at a safe distance from any flammable sources. Lime Rock Park reserves the right to determine what a safe distance from flammable sources is and what is an acceptable grill or hibachi.
  • Lime Rock Park operates under a strict municipal injunction limiting hours of operation and setting noise restrictions. Cars may ONLY be operated on the Course Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Lime Rock Park shall have the right, at any time, in its sole discretion, to refuse admission to or eject from Lime Rock Park or from any facility in Lime Rock Park any person for conduct which may be unsafe, discourteous, verbally or physically abusive, influenced by alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances, or may otherwise diminish the safety, health, or enjoyment of others on the premises or the conduct of an event.
  • We do not allow a non-registerable vehicle under 125cc. Vehicles such as scooters and skating systems will not be allowed to operate on the premises of Lime Rock Park, including but not limited to the Race Course or on access or paddock roads.
  • Bicycles are allowed in camping after 6:00 p.m. until dark. Guest Services will advise you when it’s time to put bikes away. Fans and participants may ride bicycles in the paddocks and on roadways. Lime Rock Park reserves the right to impound any bicycles if they are being ridden in an unsafe manner (as judged by Lime Rock Park personnel).
  • Alcoholic beverages are permitted in the paddocks and pits fifteen (15) minutes after on-track activity has ceased for the day and until 10:00 p.m. Lime Rock Park has responsibility for ensuring compliance with policies regarding alcohol and/or other intoxicants. Lime Rock Park has the right to suspend driving privileges for any driver found to be out of compliance.
  • Quiet time on Lime Rock Park grounds is between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Weapons and fireworks are prohibited on Lime Rock Park property.
  • Fluid wastes must be placed in approved Lime Rock Park disposal containers located at various sites in the paddocks and NEVER on the ground.
  • Persons under 18 years of age are not permitted in the hot pits or at corner stations.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult while in the paddocks. For their safety and that of others, children must be kept under adult supervision at all times.
  • To facilitate emergency vehicle access, race and personal vehicles must not be parked on any paddock road/safety access lane during an Event. Any vehicle not in compliance will be towed at owner’s expense.
  • Traffic in A Paddock is directional one way and limited to 5 MPH. Traffic in B Paddock is two-way and is limited to 5 MPH.
  • Participants in the Paddock desiring an electrical hookup must not have cords cross or impede any roadway or access area where vehicles or pedestrians cross, unless cords are covered with town and state approved safety cover (e.g., “yellow jacket” or “speed bump”).
  • Due to Connecticut law and D.E.P. regulations, no car washing is permitted anywhere at Lime Rock Park. However, washing of tractor trailers and other vehicles by a D.E.P.-compliant vendor with suitable waste water recovery equipment is permitted.
Concessions and Fuel

Palmer Motorsports Park Concessions and Fuel

Palmer Motorsports Park Website

  • Gasoline: Race Fuel 93 and 100 unleaded will be available on site.
    • Sunoco race fuel 93, 100, and 110 leaded are also sold by Como’s Autobody in 5 gallon cans.
      They are located 1 mile from track at the bottom of the hill on Route 67.  Fuel is also available at the track.
  • Gate Hours: Gates open at 7am on the morning of events.
  • Garage Rental: Carports and Garages are available at the event.  Garages are $75 and Carports are $60
  • Camping: Free Camping is allowed! All customers can arrive from 5 PM- 7PM ONLY the night before.  The gates will be locked after 7pm, but you are welcome to spend the night.

Directions

Address
58 West Ware Road
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

Noise Restrictions

Palmer Motorsports Park has a strict 95db noise limit.  Cars that are not in compliance will be given one opportunity to quiet their car. There will be no second opportunity.

Please come prepared with mufflers installed.

Track Damage

Track Damage:

Drivers are financially responsible for damage to the safety equipment and track facilities.

Shipping to Palmer Motorsports Park

Ship to:

Palmer Motorsports Park

58 West Ware Road
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

Automotive Services

Automotive Services

Safety Information

Helmet Requirements

Helmet Requirements for all SCDA events.

Helmets with a SA-2010 or SA-2015 rating are 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, specifically a rollbar multi-impact test.

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

Helmet Suppliers:

Dress Code

Long sleeves and long pants are suggested at all tracks. Open-toe shoes are not allowed. Drivers of competition cars are encouraged to wear fire-suits.

Convertible Policy

SCDA Convertible Policy

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 SCDA events.

Passengers

The ONLY time there may be a passenger on track is:

  • If the Driver is a registered SCDA Instructor or Coach
  • If the Passenger is a registered SCDA Instructor or Coach
  • Non-entrant passengers MUST sign in and receive the proper wristband
Tech Inspection

Tech Inspection

All Cars must be brought to Tech Inspection prior to entering the track.

  • Participants should bring their completed SCDA Tech Form to inspection with their helmets.
  • Vehicles must be empty of items and have the numbers attached that are in the driver packet
  • NOTE: Please visit Registration to get the event packet with the vehicle numbers in it. We cannot inspect a car that does not yet have the tech form and numbers installed provided in your event packet at check in.

Lodging / Attractions

SCDA Discount Lodging near Palmer Motorsports Park

Suggested List of local lodging options near Palmer Motorsports Park:

Trainmasters Inn (Palmer, 5 miles)
Wedgewood Motel (Palmer, 5 miles)
Palmer Cabin (Palmer, 6 miles)
Laurel Ridge B & B (Warren, 5 miles)
Woodland Cabin (Warren, 5 miles)
Copper Lantern (West Brookfield, 7 miles)
Brookfield Inn B & B (Brookfield, 9 miles)
The Publick House (PMP Partner/Room rate, Sturbridge, 13 miles)
Sturbridge Host Hotel (PMP Partner/Room rate, Sturbridge, 13 miles)
Reeder Family Lodges (PMP Partner/Room rate, Sturbridge, 13 miles)
Super 8 Sturbridge (Sturbridge, 13 miles)
Hampton Inn (Sturbridge, 14 miles)
Sturbridge Comfort Inn (Sturbridge, 14 miles)
Econo Lodge (Sturbridge, 13 miles)
La Quinta Inn (Sturbridge, 13 miles)
Wilbraham Inn (Wilbraham, 14 miles)
Jenkins Inn & Restaurant (Barre, 22 miles)
Hampton Inn (West Springfield, 26 miles)

Stay at the Track

Palmer Motorsports Park Website

  • Gate Hours: Gates open at 7am on the morning of events.
  • Garage Rental: Carports and Garages are available at the event.  Garages and Carports are $75
  • Camping: Free Camping is allowed! All customers can arrive from 5 PM- 7 PM ONLY the night before.  The gates will be locked after 7pm, but you are welcome to spend the night.