COM Sports Car Club News

Here you will find club news and announcements.

Register for Circuit Mont-Tremblant now!

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COM’s long awaited return to Circuit Mont-Tremblant is here!  It has been five years since we have hosted an HPDE and time trial event at this legendary track.  This is a Monday-Tuesday event on 6/25-6/26.  For students making the trip to this high-speed haven we will be offering instruction on both day one and day two as needed.  You can register HERE.

Did you know Circuit Mont-Tremblant was the host of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix in 1968 and 1970?  Everyone who has been to Tremblant before has probably already signed up.  If you have never been then follow these two steps:

1.) Check out the video below to get a taste of what this place is all about.

2.) Sign up immediately to drive one of the best tracks in North America!

A few more items:  You will need a passport to cross the border in to Canada and back into the US.  It is highly recommended to have paperwork (registration and/or title) for all vehicles that will be crossing the border.  Yes the one on your trailer too.  You can call your car insurance company and they should be able to mail you a Canadian insurance card that will cover you in the event something happens on the drive up.  Here is a link to some good advice for crossing the border:

Tips for Driving Across the Border into Canada

Don’t be intimidated by the drive up to this track.  It is the exact same travel distance as Watkins Glen!  The Mont Tremblant area is beautiful.  It has many family-friendly things to do in the summer and there are oodles of houses and condos for rent.

All other event details and information can be found on our web forum HERE

  • If you have any specific questions about event registrations please contact our Registrar: comregistrar@comcast.net
  • If you have specific event questions (entry / gas / etc.) contact our Chief of Event Operations: operations@comscc.org
  • Please review our 2018 Rule Book  for safety and car requirements.

David Wittmer driving his Miata around Circuit Mont Tremblant

Event announcement:

Registration for Palmer-1 is now open!

Registration for our second HPDE driver school and time trial event at Palmer Motorsports Park is now open!   The even is a Saturday-Sunday event on 6/2-6/3.  You can register HERE.

This will be our first visit to Palmer Motorsports Park in 2018 so don’t miss out.  Join us at one of the most exciting road course facilities in all of New England.  It truly is a roller coaster ride!

Garage rentals can be arranged directly with the track HERE

All other event details and information can be found on our web forum HERE

 

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Registration for NHMS1 2018 is now open!

Registration is open for our first official school and time trial event of the season.   It will be at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on May 11th and 12th.  You can register HERE.

We will be running the North and South Chicane configuration.  This is both a great venue and configuration for first timers and seasoned veterans.

All event details and information can be found HERE

If this is your first time running with COM please check out our Getting Started section of our website.

 

NHMS1 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Season!

COMSCC Members,

The 2018 season is upon us!  Last year was very busy for your board of directors, and we didn’t stop there. Our commitment continues to be to work to add value for the benefit and enjoyment of our members. Here are some of the highlights of what to expect this year:

We have a very strong schedule for 2018. In addition to our scheduled visits to NHMS, Thompson, Palmer, and a return to Watkins Glen, We are extremely excited to be returning to Le Circuit Mont Tremblant for the first time in many years. Relationships with our partners at these facilities continue to be strong.  Our Frequent Driver and First Timer Discount programs will continue unchanged. Check the website to familiarize yourself with those. Advanced Coaching for TT license holders will also continue. As always staffing these programs is a challenge, but we will endeavor to serve intended need in those areas.

Our revised rule set was published at the beginning of the calendar year. There are some significant changes intended to create parity amongst the classes. Please go to the website and familiarize yourselves with the new rule set. There is one additional document  there that explains the more significant changes.

You will notice some staffing changes this year. Some are faces you know and some faces are new. We will make the proper introductions as these individuals assume their roles.

Here is some HUGE NEWS! Our insurance provider, Lockton Affinity, has approved a change to their participant HPDE insurance program that also covers the laps of the Time Trial. (….yes…you read that correctly!) I am very excited about this development as it really helps to bolster our Time Trial Series, the center piece of what COM is about.

There is so much more going on, but that is it for now….I promised to keep these to one page.  J

See you at Thompson on the 28th,

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Troy Velazquez
President – COM Sports Car Club

Registration for our 2018 test day at Thompson is now open!

Registration for our first event of 2018 on Saturday April 28th at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is now open!   You can register HERE.

Make sure to capitalize on this great opportunity to brush off the cobwebs and to test out any changes you may have made to your car over the winter in a very laid back environment.

As registration is limited to COM license-holders only there will be far more track time available to drivers at a fraction of a standard track day fee than a typical COM-day one event.  This is a one day event.  There will be no formal instruction and no time trial.  You must be a COM license-holder to register for this event.  If you have any questions about requirements to register for this event please contact our chief instructor at chiefinstructor@comscc.org 

Track fee: $195

Garage rentals can be arranged directly with the track HERE

All other event details and information can be found on our web forum HERE

 

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2018 Rule Book and Classing Tool Are Now Available

Hi Everyone!

We are excited to publish our 2018 Rule book.  All sections that had updates or changes are noted on pages 5-9 of the document.  All rule text that was changed or amended is highlighted in bold red text.  Please take some time and review the entire rule book before finalizing your car build and attending the first event of the 2018 season.  You can find the new 2018 rule book here:

2018 Rule Book

The 2018 Classification Tool is now available here:

2018 Car Classification Tool

For a quick summary and rationale for three of the major rules changes that have been implemented please click HERE

If you have ANY car classification questions please email our Chief Steward at rules@comscc.org

Registration for the Awards Banquet and F1 Karting Event is Open!

Not getting your speed fix with your snowblower this winter?  Longing to catch up with some of  your track buddies?  Join us for for our annual banquet preceded by a karting event!

We are returning to F1 Boston, and we will be hosting a track rental in the afternoon. The banquet will follow the track rental.  It is 75 for racing and 40 for the buffet and awards banquet. There will be a cash bar as before. (this is not a BYOB thing) There are a few hotels in walking distance.

Kart drivers: The waivers and safety briefing will begin at 1pm. The rental goes from 2pm to 4pm.

The track 2 Lounge will be ours from 2pm until 8pm. Dinner will be served roughly around 5:30.

You are welcome to participate in just the karting, just the banquet, or both. Both will be highly entertaining! 

We request that if you have digital photographs that you took over the 2017 season…track photos, pics in the paddock, people etc….please send them to me at president@comscc.org with your name and “2017 pictures” in the title. We plan to use the pictures at the banquet and will become a part of our archive.

Here is the link to register: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/comscc-annual-kart-racing-awards-banquet-f1-boston-com-sports-car-club-529962

See you there!

Troy Velazquez – President