Northeast GT Cup

NEGT presents the Northeast GT Cup, a strictly no-contact racing championship, bringing real, clean racing to the road racing circuits of the Northeast.  The NEGT Cup kicks off its inaugural season in 2024 with 6 competitive rounds of racing. Spectators are welcome.

 Saturday: Saturday: 3-hour race & Race School

Sunday: Saturday: 3-hour race 

“*Exception of Round 6 at Lime Rock Park which is Friday-Saturday

Two mandatory driver swaps per race – events can be run by teams of 1, 2, or 3 drivers.  Each race scored separately – compete on either or both days. HPDE hosted by partner organization, MassTuning, the day before each NEGT Round of racing.”

 

All NEGT Cup drivers must have a racing license or wheel-to-wheel experience.  In addition, all drivers and all crew involved with fueling must wear a Snell SA2015 or newer helmet, fire-proof racing suit, fire-proof gloves, and and fire-proof shoes.  All drivers must wear neck protection.  See Northeast GT rulebook for specifications.

Northeast GT Cup

NEGT presents the Northeast GT Cup, a strictly no-contact racing championship, bringing real, clean racing to the road racing circuits of the Northeast.  The NEGT Cup kicks off its inaugural season in 2024 with 6 competitive rounds of racing. Spectators are welcome.

 Saturday: Saturday: 3-hour race & Race School

Sunday: Saturday: 3-hour race

“*Exception of Round 6 at Lime Rock Park which is Friday-Saturday

Two mandatory driver swaps per race – events can be run by teams of 1, 2, or 3 drivers.  Each race scored separately – compete on either or both days. HPDE hosted by partner organization, MassTuning, the day before each NEGT Round of racing.”

 

All NEGT Cup drivers must have a racing license or wheel-to-wheel experience.  In addition, all drivers and all crew involved with fueling must wear a Snell SA2015 or newer helmet, fire-proof racing suit, fire-proof gloves, and and fire-proof shoes.  All drivers must wear neck protection.  See Northeast GT rulebook for specifications.

GT Race School

For experienced track-day drivers new to wheel to wheel racing, for racers returning to wheel-to-wheel, and for racers new to Northeast GT looking to learn how to race cleanly, the Northeast GT Race School helps drivers make the transition from HPDEs and time trials to full wheel-to-wheel.

Drivers who successfully complete the race school may compete in NEGT Cup race(s).  All Rounds will offer a GT Race School.

1-day race school with the purpose of guiding drivers towards a clean first race:

 

Classroom sessions

Paddock/pit lane hands-on demonstrations

On-track open passing, exercises, and drills

All building progressively throughout the day towards a graduation race

 

GT Race School open to experienced track day drivers (i.e., already promoted to fastest run group, time trial, and/or instructor status).  See Northeast GT rulebook for requirements.

GT Race School

For experienced track-day drivers new to wheel to wheel racing, for racers returning to wheel-to-wheel, and for racers new to Northeast GT looking to learn how to race cleanly, the Northeast GT Race School helps drivers make the transition from HPDEs and time trials to full wheel-to-wheel.

Drivers who successfully complete the race school may compete in NEGT Cup race(s).  All Rounds will offer a GT Race School.

1-day race school with the purpose of guiding drivers towards a clean first race:

 

Classroom sessions

Paddock/pit lane hands-on demonstrations

On-track open passing, exercises, and drills

All building progressively throughout the day towards a graduation race

 

GT Race School open to experienced track day drivers (i.e., already promoted to fastest run group, time trial, and/or instructor status).  See Northeast GT rulebook for requirements.

NEGT Cup Car Classes

All vehicles must be production car based and prepared for wheel-to-wheel racing, including full roll cage, fire system, in-date racing seat/harnesses/net, front and rear cameras, a transponder, and other racing and safety equipment – see Northeast GT rulebook for complete requirements.

200tw or higher tires only

Factory rated power-to-weight based ratios:

7 : 1  GT7

9 : 1  GT9

11 : 1  GT11

14 : 1  GT14

18 : 1  GT18

Power to weight ratios are otherwise Modified based on: vehicle age, major engine modifications, drivetrain layout, transmission, differential, suspension, tire width, and aero.

NEGT Cup Car Classes

All vehicles must be production car based and prepared for wheel-to-wheel racing, including full roll cage, fire system, in-date racing seat/harnesses/net, front and rear cameras, a transponder, and other racing and safety equipment – see Northeast GT rulebook for complete requirements.

200tw or higher tires only

Factory rated power-to-weight based ratios:

7 : 1  GT7

9 : 1  GT9

11 : 1  GT11

14 : 1  GT14

18 : 1  GT18

Power to weight ratios are otherwise Modified based on: vehicle age, major engine modifications, drivetrain layout, transmission, differential, suspension, tire width, and aero.

NEGT Cup Classing Calculator

12-15 questions, Calculator returns minimum legal Competition Weight for each Northeast GT power-to-weight class

NEGT Cup Rulebook

Straightforward rules, 11+ point font, and just 20 pages + a disclaimer about how racing is dangerous

2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ROUND 1

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Jun 1-2 (Sat/Sun)

3hr Race + GT Race School each day

ROUND 2

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Jul 13-14 (Sat/Sun)

3hr Race + GT Race School each day

ROUND 3

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Aug 24-25 (Sat/Sun)

3hr Race + GT Race School each day

ROUND 4

Sep 14-15 (Sat/Sun)

3hr Race + GT Race School each day

ROUND 5

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Oct 12-13 (Sat/Sun)

3hr Race + GT Race School each day

ROUND 6

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Nov 15-16 (Fri/Sat)

3hr Race + GT Race School each day

Event Pricing

*Exception of Round 6 at Lime Rock Park which is Friday-Saturday

Pricing per car, no additional fees.

No fees for extra drivers or crew.

No membership / annual fees.

View links to partner pages below.

Partners

We are seeking partnerships with like-minded (think: racing) organizations, including:

Racer contingency partnerships in the areas of tires/ brakes/ coilovers/ aero/ etc., Car and race parts mobile vendors, Driver and crew safety gear mobile vendors and technical support, Data acquisition & analysis vendors and support, Fuel suppliers, Roll cage fabricators and installers, Race car builders, Fire suppression system installers, Mobile/on-site auto repair/ welding/ exhaust, Vehicle transport, Trackside vehicle support, Race car owners and renters,  eSports/ sim racing, Lodging, Food trucks, Music/entertainment, Pace car, Local corporate series sponsorship

 

The following  local and trusted organizations are supporting Northeast GT racers in 2024:

 

Bridgestone: For drivers who need to buy tires, take advantage of our Bridgestone and Firestone fleet account (typically 10-20% off TireRack prices for the RE71RS). Email Tony Lusano, Bridgestone National Account Manager, to get your order started: LusanoTony@bfusa.com

Garage 56 Engineering: Book a race car for an NEGT race weekend with Garage 56, our Official NEGT Sunday Cup Arrive-and-Drive partner.

Gorman Performance Engineering: Sign up for trackside and race engineering support with Gorman Performance Engineering, our Official NEGT Engineering and Race Shop partner.

Fab Lab NH: For drivers needing some welding work or a set of tires mounted, Fab Lab NH is the Official NEGT Welding and Tire Mounting partner.

TrailBrake.com: For help with AiM dash/data systems, software, and integration, Matt Romanowski of TrailBrake will be at NEGT events to support.

HMS Motorsport: For drivers needing safety gear, HMS Motorsport is offering Northeast GT racers 5% off with proof of NEGT event registration.

Summit Racing: For teams needing vehicle equipment, Summit Racing will be offering 10% off with coupons handed out at NEGT events.

iRacing: The first 100 NEGT driver registrations receive a code for a free 3-month new iRacing account. Limited supplies remain.

Flagtronics: in-car electronic flagging units are required and will be available for rent at events. Kits can also be purchased online.

Premiere Transponder: Kevin Greer of Premiere Transponder will be at all NEGT events and will operate a hybrid timing system that detects both Westhold and AMB/MyLaps transponders at the same time! Westhold transponders will be available for rent.

Better Call Kaul: For drivers needing wireless service…or just more racing budget – Eric Kaul, founder of the High Performance Driving & Racing Enthusiasts community groups, is Northeast GT’s Official Wireless Partner.

Track-day partner: MassTuning – with over 60 track days at all the major Northeast circuits (and Tremblant!), MassTuning TrackFest events are a great place for NEGT Cup drivers to meet, practice, and test.  And for newer drivers, MassTuning offers novice and intermediate options, including instruction for newbies.

Pre-event coaching partner: Corner Faster – get fast, go racing.  Corner Faster helps drivers perform their best when it matters most through personalized pre-event simulator, remote, and/or trackside coaching.  Trackside coaching available at select MassTuning TrackFest events.

Partners

We are seeking partnerships with like-minded (think: racing) organizations, including:

Racer contingency partnerships in the areas of tires/ brakes/ coilovers/ aero/ etc., Car and race parts mobile vendors, Driver and crew safety gear mobile vendors and technical support, Data acquisition & analysis vendors and support, Fuel suppliers, Roll cage fabricators and installers, Race car builders, Fire suppression system installers, Mobile/on-site auto repair/ welding/ exhaust, Vehicle transport, Trackside vehicle support, Race car owners and renters,  eSports/ sim racing, Lodging, Food trucks, Music/entertainment, Pace car, Local corporate series sponsorship

 

The following  local and trusted organizations are supporting Northeast GT racers in 2024:

 

Bridgestone: For drivers who need to buy tires, take advantage of our Bridgestone and Firestone fleet account (typically 10-20% off TireRack prices for the RE71RS). Email Tony Lusano, Bridgestone National Account Manager, to get your order started: LusanoTony@bfusa.com

Garage 56 Engineering: Book a race car for an NEGT race weekend with Garage 56, our Official NEGT Sunday Cup Arrive-and-Drive partner.

MBM Performance: Sign up for trackside support with MBM Performance, our Official NEGT Trackside Support partner.

Fab Lab NH: For drivers needing some welding work or a set of tires mounted, Fab Lab NH is the Official NEGT Welding and Tire Mounting partner.

TrailBrake.com: For help with AiM dash/data systems, software, and integration, Matt Romanowski of TrailBrake will be at NEGT events to support.

HMS Motorsport: For drivers needing safety gear, HMS Motorsport is offering Northeast GT racers 5% off with proof of NEGT event registration.

Summit Racing: For teams needing vehicle equipment, Summit Racing will be offering 10% off with coupons handed out at NEGT events.

iRacing: The first 100 NEGT driver registrations receive a code for a free 3-month new iRacing account. Limited supplies remain.

Flagtronics: in-car electronic flagging units are required and will be available for rent at events. Kits can also be purchased online.

Premiere Transponder: Kevin Greer of Premiere Transponder will be at all NEGT events and will operate a hybrid timing system that detects both Westhold and AMB/MyLaps transponders at the same time! Westhold transponders will be available for rent.

Better Call Kaul: For drivers needing wireless service…or just more racing budget – Eric Kaul, founder of the High Performance Driving & Racing Enthusiasts community groups, is Northeast GT’s Official Wireless Partner.

Track-day partner: MassTuning – with over 60 track days at all the major Northeast circuits (and Tremblant!), MassTuning TrackFest events are a great place for NEGT Cup drivers to meet, practice, and test.  And for newer drivers, MassTuning offers novice and intermediate options, including instruction for newbies.

Pre-event coaching partner: Corner Faster – get fast, go racing.  Corner Faster helps drivers perform their best when it matters most through personalized pre-event simulator, remote, and/or trackside coaching.  Trackside coaching available at select MassTuning TrackFest events.

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