Palmer Motorsports Park (PMP) was initially envisioned as the "flagship" racetrack of the New England Region of the Sports Car Club of America (NER SCCA). As other SCCA regions had done, NER SCCA formed an LLC, NER Investments, to build and operate PMP.
In 2007, after professional review and public hearings, the Palmer Planning Board granted NER Investments a special permit. In 2008, an agreement with a developer led to subsequent changes: a revised track layout and the addition of a hotel, restaurant, private garages, and large visitor center, which the Palmer Planning Board approved in 2009.
Following the 2008 financial crisis the project stalled, and by 2011 the developer abandoned the project. NER SCCA transferred ownership of the LLC and after further permitting and design tweaks, groundbreaking occurred in late 2013.
Despite hurdles and setbacks, site work and track paving were completed in late 2014 and Whiskey Hill Raceway opened in May, 2015.
Palmer Motorsports Park’s Whiskey Hill Raceway features a 2.3-mile, 40-foot wide road course with 190 feet of vertical elevation, 14 turns, and breathtaking vistas — views beyond Pioneer Valley extend into Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Road & Track magazine has named PMP one of the top 10 racetracks to drive in North America.