COM Sports Car Club News

Here you will find club news and announcements.

Register now for our final visit of 2018 to Palmer Motorsports Park!

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Registration for our fifth HPDE driver school and time trial event at Palmer Motorsports Park in 2018 is now open!   The even is a Saturday-Sunday event on 8/11-8/12.  You can register HERE.

This will be our final 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

Sign up now for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park!

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This will be COM’s only visit to this historical venue that was relaunched as a road course just a few years ago.  Our past Thompson events have been sell-out events so sign up ASAP before registration closes.  We will run open lapping and an HPDE school on Friday July 20th.  We will run open lapping and the time trial on Saturday July 21st.

The event cost & other information can be found at the registration link: Thompson Registration Page

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.) please keep an eye on our Event Annoucement Section on the forum or contact our Chief of Event Operations: operations@comscc.org

Announcing the COMSCC iRacing League!

Medium Image Announcing the COMSCC iRacing league! As some of you may know, COM members have been running an iRacing league for a few seasons now. iRacing not only gives cost effective seat time, it also allows us some (virtual) bragging rights! It turns out iRacing CEO Steve Myers and his father, Fred Myers, got their start doing track days with COM.  Steve is psyched that members of his old track day club are racing on iRacing, and he’s offered to throw in prize credits for our summer league! The top 10 finishers (not including the 4 league organizers) will earn iRacing credits which can be used to buy/renew membership and buy cars/tracks.  Here’s the payout schedule:

1st – $750
2nd – $400
3rd – $250
4th – $100
5th – $100
6th – $100
7th – $100
8th – $100
9th – $100
10th – $100

Most drivers should have a good chance at the top 10 if they practice and make it to at least 8 events (12 total with 4 drops) – the $100 goes a long way to cover the service and any new tracks to complete the schedule. You can get started by emailing coaching@comscc.org or by requesting entry in the league section of iRacing – just search for “COM” Note: credits are offered by iRacing and not by COMSCC.

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