Drivers, start your engines.  And cinch up those diapers.  After years of anticipation, controversy, and countless sticks of dynamite blasted into the side of a sheer granite mountain, Palmer Motorsports Park has arrived.  This 2.3 mile asphalt road course in Massachusetts is a no-compromise thrill ride featuring 14 turns and over 18 stories of elevation change up Whiskey Hill.   It was designed by racers –  confident ones, evidently.  Where you might expect to see runoff or gravel traps in the high speed sections there are none; just jagged, freshly blasted granite walls around every corner to greet any lapse in concentration.  It’s a very serious track.

I was lucky enough to be at Palmer for the first official green flag event in the track’s history: the American Endurance Racing series.  As the AER photographer, I desperately wanted to see this new track from the inside of the car the moment I arrived.  So during an early practice session, I jumped into the passenger seat of a bitchin’ track prepped BMW M3 and AER racer Eric Elezovic gave me a taste of what they’re brewing over on Whiskey Hill.


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