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.

Original Counterclockwise Direction

New Clockwise Direction

Track and Event Information

Palmer Motorsports Park Information

Palmer Motorsports Park Website


58 West Ware Road
Ware, Massachusetts

Click here for Palmer Mororsports Park Policies



  • Entry road speed limit is 25 mph. Paddock speed limit is 10 mph.
  • The track, including track entry and pit lane, races either clockwise or counter clockwise.
    A vehicle may go counter-race only when directed by an event official.
  • Cars on pit lane may be pushed but not driven backwards except when directed by an event official.
  • Vehicles running over the dB limit will be black flagged. A third violation parks a vehicle.
  • Motor vehicles are not allowed on the track after closing in the evening until opened next morning.
  • Bicycling and walking on the track is permitted only by prior arrangement.
  • Firearms and fireworks of any kind on track property are prohibited.
  • Wood fires in PMP-designated or approved fire pits only.
  • Young children may not be left unattended at any time.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times.
  • Drones or any device that intentionally leaves the ground may not operate on track property.
  • Non-street legal vehicles may be operated on track property only.


  • No alcohol can be consumed on track property before the track is closed at end of day.
  • Illegal drug possession or use on track property is not permitted at any time.
  • Persons using prescription drugs that bear warnings against operating motor vehicles shall not
    use the race track and are not permitted in areas marked “Authorized personnel only”.
  • Persons violating these policies are subject to immediate expulsion from the premises.


  • Parking in reserved parking or RV areas is permitted by registration only.
  • Oil, anti-freeze, or other hazardous fluids may be left only in designated containers.
  • Paved surfaces may not be marked with anything other than chalk.
  • Nails or stakes must not be driven into asphalt anywhere on the premises.

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.


58 West Ware Road
Ware, Massachusetts

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:

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

Ship to:

Palmer Motorsports Park

58 West Ware Road
Ware, Massachusetts

Automotive Services

Safety Information

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.

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.

Passenger Policy:

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

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

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)

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.