COM Sports Car Club News

Here you will find club news and announcements.

NHMS – our final event of 2021!

Hi folks,

As the cooler weather sets in, we’re on to our final event of the year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on October 9th & 10th. The crisp air means engines are at full power, and who can turn down a beautiful fall weekend in New Hampshire?

Register below, or you’ll have all winter to regret not finishing off the season in style!

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/nhms-2-hpde-time-trial-new-hampshire-motor-speedway-com-sports-car-club-981333?utm_source=apis&utm_medium=apim&utm_campaign=apic&utm_content=json

The first day is an HPDE day with four 20-minute sessions. The second day is a Time Trial day with two 20-minute practice sessions, the Time Trial, and then open track time. If you’ve never run a time trial with COM you owe it to yourself to indulge in this form of competition – the focus will help you elevate your skills quickly. Our points-based car classification system will fit your car into one of our 8 Touring classes for street cars, or one of our 5 Super classes for more modified or purebred race cars.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment level for all members COMSCC limits the participants registering for each event, causing most events to fill prior to the published Closing Date so be sure to register early ensure you get a spot in this event.

See you at NHMS!

Thank you, The COMSCC Team

Ready for the Glen?

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Palmer – in spite of the forecasted rain we had a fantastic, completely dry event!

We’re heading to Watkins Glen next on the 13th and 14th of September. This historic 3.45 mile road course has seen everything from F1 to NASCAR to the highest levels of GT racing. This is a fast, flowing track set in the beautiful Finger Lakes region – and September is the perfect time for a combo racing / family vacation!

Registration link below:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/watkins-glen-hpde-time-trial-international-com-sports-car-club-982961?utm_source=apis&utm_medium=apim&utm_campaign=apic&utm_content=json

The first day is a HPDE with four 20-minute sessions. The second day is a Time Trial with two 20-minute practice sessions, the Time Trial, and then open track time. If you’ve never run a time trial with COM you owe it to your self to indulge in this form of competition. Our points-based car classification system will fit your car into one of our 8 Touring classes for street cars, or one of our 5 Super classes for more modified or purebred race cars.

To ensure the health safety of all participants and staff, and to help our venue remains open and operating, we will comply with all CDC, state, local and venue-specific requirements. Camping wil be allowed.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment level for all members COMSCC limits the participants registering for each event, causing most events to fill prior to the published Closing Date so be sure to register early ensure you get a spot in this event. This is a special Time Trial event so participants will receive 4 Participation Points (see section J in the COMSCC Event and Time Trial rules).

Palmer, counter clockwise…

Our next event is on August 14th & 15th. We’re back at Palmer Motorsports Park, this time on the original counter clockwise configuration. As many of you know, Palmer is a relatively fast, challenging track with a variety of different corners to keep things interesting!

You can register using the link below:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/palmer-2-hpde-time-trial-motorsports-park-com-sports-car-club-812867?utm_source=apis&utm_medium=apim&utm_campaign=apic&utm_content=json

The first day is a HPDE with four 20-minute sessions. The second day is a Time Trial with two 20-minute practice sessions, the Time Trial, and then open track time. If you’ve never run a time trial with COM you owe it to your self to indulge in this form of competition. Our points-based car classification system will fit your car into one of our 8 Touring classes for street cars, or one of our 5 Super classes for more modified or purebred race cars.

To ensure the health safety of all participants and staff, and to help our venue remains open and operating, we will comply with all CDC, state, local and venue-specific requirements.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment level for all members COMSCC limits the participants registering for each event, causing most events to fill prior to the published Closing Date so be sure to register early ensure you get a spot in this event. This is a Time Trial event so participants will receive 2 Participation Points (see section J in the COMSCC Event and Time Trial rules).

See you at the track!

On to Thompson!

After a great (and dry!) Palmer event, we’re now on to our next event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on July 16th & 17th.

You can register using the link below:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/thompson-hpde-time-trial-speedway-motorsports-park-com-sports-car-club-531772?utm_source=apis&utm_medium=apim&utm_campaign=apic&utm_content=json

There is going to be a LOT of track time! The first day is practice with four twenty to thirty minute sessions, or more.  The second day is a Time Trial with two twenty to thirty minute practice sessions, the Time Trial, and then open track until the checker at 5pm.  If you’ve never run a time trial with COM, you owe it to yourself to indulge in this form of competition.  Our points-based car classification system will fit your car into one of our 8 Touring classes for street cars, or one of our 6 Super classes for more modified or purebred race cars.

To ensure the health safety of all participants and staff, and to help our venue remains open and operating, we will comply with all CDC, state, local and venue-specific requirements.

We anticipate this event will fill up fast, so please register early to ensure you get a spot.  This is a Time Trial event so participants will receive 2 Participation Points (see section J in the COMSCC Event and Time Trial rules).

See you at the track!           

Next up: Palmer Motorsports Park

We’re at Palmer Motorsports Park on the 19th and 20th of June for our second event of the season. Register here.

The first day is a HPDE with four 20-minute sessions. The second day is a Time Trial with two 20-minute practice sessions, the Time Trial, and then open track time. If you’ve never run a time trial with COM you owe it to your self to indulge in this form of competition. Our points-based car classification system will fit your car into one of our 8 Touring classes for street cars, or one of our 5 Super classes for more modified or purebred race cars.

To ensure the health safety of all participants and staff, and to help our venue remains open and operating, we will comply with all CDC, state, local and venue-specific requirements, and we will be limiting the registration headcount for this event. All social distancing and PPE requirements shall be enforced.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment level for all members COMSCC limits the participants registering for each event, causing most events to fill prior to the published Closing Date so be sure to register early ensure you get a spot in this event. This is a Time Trial event so participants will receive 2 Participation Points (see section J in the COMSCC Event and Time Trial rules).

2021 Registration is open

Registration has begun to open for the 2021 season with COMSCC. We are emerging from the winter season, and the clutches of a pandemic, and while we must be ever vigilant, we are seeing brighter days ahead.

We are opening registration for event 1. With this come some announcements…

  • Students: After some careful consideration and a poll of our instructors, We will be accepting students in limited amounts at NHMS, so register ASAP to get your slot.
  • Early Bird Discount: New, this year, is an “Early Bird Discount”. Register at least two weeks prior to an event to get the discount! Log into MSR for details.
  • Speaking of MSR, we have made a few changes…
  • Loyalty Program: Due to the complexity with the back end, we have dropped the frequent driver points program. Instead we have applied credits to the MSR accounts of the membership based on the number of days attended in the previous year. For those folks that have attended 7 or more days in 2020, You will see these credits in your account now. The plan is to revisit this in the middle of 2021 and perhaps vote in mid-season bump for those members that have been running the schedule. This will evolve over time.
  • Covid-19: Of course, we will be following all state and local guidelines with regard to our events. We will not be demanding proof of vaccination at this time. Until the guidelines change, masks will still be worn in the garage areas and when in the proximity of people….vaccinated or not. This is about personal responsibility and respecting your peers. By all means, if you have been vaccinated, and you wish to share that fact, please leave a comment in your registration. As always, if you feel ill or are showing symptoms, please stay home.
  • Instructors: For 2021, and beyond, you will have the option of registering to instruct, or you may register as a license holding competitor. This is to allow you the flexibility to participate if you choose not to instruct at a given event.
    Rules: The 2021 rules are up. https://www.comscc.org/rules/

Lastly, please join in and welcome our new members of the board: Chris Taylor, Luke French, Matt Daniels, and Bill Chabot. Bob Steenson has assumed his role as Vice President, as David Lemoine has stepped back. As per our tradition, Dave is serving a year on the BoD as the outgoing VP….if just to make sure we don’t do anything stupid!

That is all for now. Thanks so much for your patience and flexibility as the club navigates this time. Here is the link for event 1:  https://comscc.motorsportreg.com/events/nhms-1-hpde-time-trial-new-hampshire-motor-speedway-com-sports-car-club-931963

See you at the track!

Troy Velazquez – President
www.comscc.org

Election time!

It is election time! Please use the link below to open the election survey in MSR and drop in your choices for the BoD. The annual meeting, which will be at 7pm on Sunday, January 24, will be in virtual form, and should take roughly an hour. Stay tuned for an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/survey/uidSurvey/7E2A0342-A9A3-59C9-370F01D23778911E

The COMSCC HPDE & Time Trial schedule for 2021 can be accessed using the link below:

https://www.comscc.org/events/