NCR's First Friday Update

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Hi Visitor,

Here is your first Friday update. This month we highlight the May Northlander issue and the first events of our driving events season.


Registration is closed for Rally Event #1; sorry we're full.

Don't miss out on Rally Event #2; register now.

Spring Get-A-Way Weekend

Friday, 15 June 2018 - Sunday, 17 June 2018

Spring 2018 Get – A – Way Weekend will be June 15-17, 2018.

Join fellow NCR members on our 2018 three-day Spring Getaway to Saratoga Springs, NY, for a drive on Saturday (16th) of rolling terrain with lots of twisty county roads sporting smooth asphalt and little traffic.  We plan an en route stop at the Saratoga National Historical Park, site of General Benedict Arnold's drunken charge during the Revolutionary War Battle of Saratoga.  Saratoga Springs has much to offer to fill your non-driving time:  Numerous fine restaurants, Saratoga Auto Museum, Harness Racing Track, Casino, Mineral Waters and Baths, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (2018 schedule not yet published).

Our Getaway Hotel is the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs where a block of 15 rooms is being held for Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, 2018 at a group discounted rate of $179 per night for a single king-bedded or double room.  Suites may also be available at $279.00.  Reservations can be made using the 3-letter code (PRC) by calling the hotel directly at (518) 584-4550, by calling 1-855-592-8367, or on the Internet at  Reservations must be made by May 4, 2018; after that date, the block will release, and reservations will be subject to hotel rates and availability.  Cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival.

Our hotel is conveniently situated adjacent to a public park and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops in downtown Saratoga Springs.  A Welcome Dinner is planned for Friday evening and a Group Dinner will be held Saturday evening.  Further details about dinner and other getaway information will be released as available.

You are encouraged to make your hotel reservation well in advance to avoid disappointment.  Saratoga Springs is a popular tourist destination and the dates for our getaway weekend correspond to the beginning of the active tourist season.  Lodging is filling quickly.

A $10 per person Rally Fee will be collected to help defray costs.

We have moved registration for Rally Events to MotorsportReg.  If you do not yet have a free account on MotorsportReg, you will be prompted to create one to proceed with registration. 

Advance registration required.  No on-site registration will be accepted.

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.  Please join us on other events in coming months.

Location : Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs


Drivers Education Run Group Promotions

The following drivers were promoted during our Spring Opener.

White to Black

  • Drew Kenney Northeast Region 
  • Don Kelly Northeast Region

Blue to White

  • Jim Daley North Country Region 
  • Felipe Miranda North Country RegionDriversEducation

Yellow to Blue

  • Sam Lin North Country Region 
  • Gary Gammans Northeast Region
  • Roland Morin Downeast Region
  • Bob Hollis Northeast Region

Green to Yellow

  • Tracy Hutchins North Country Region
  • Ben Chiel Northeast Region
  • Thomas Rohlfs North Country Region
  • Jim Liotine North Country Region

Congratulations to all.


LRP Fun Days

Monday, 25 June 2018 07:00am - Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:00pm

Come join us for an early summer DE at Lime Rock Park, the iconic road course 

located in the foothills of the scenic southern Berkshires.

RegisterNorth Country Region (NCR) is hosting a two day Drivers Education event on Monday, June 25th and Tuesday, June 26th at this well known and challenging track located in northwestern Connecticut.  Both days will be full day sessions.

There will be a beer and wine social in the garage at the conclusion of  Monday's sessions.  Although not confirmed, I'm sure there will be a track walk for those that are interested.

Lee Carpentier will be hosting Car Control sessions both days on LimeRock’s well developed and highly rated skid pad and autocross facility. A no worries let it all hang out facility that allows you to explore thelimits of your mettle as well your car. Who knows, you may enjoy driving your car looking out the passenger window rather than the windshield. This is an activity that is beneficial to all ability levels.

The skidpad will use half hour blocks and be able to accommodate two drivers per half hour (using two cars/instructors). Drive time per half hour would be just over twenty minutes with a few minutes in reserve for discussion and people running late or just needing a few extra laps. 

This program is first come first serve. Interested drivers should contact Lee at To confirm your session prepayment will be required by check or through Paypal.

Simon Kirby will be available for on track coaching sessions.

Sign up early as this event always fills quickly!

Location : LRP

LOGO 40 TransMore than 40!

There are more than forty events in our calendar

and we will be adding more events during the year. Look for details on our year end celebration this fall.

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