Palmer Motorsports Park (PMP) was envisioned as the "flagship" track of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) New England Region (NER SCCA). Following the path of other regions, NER SCCA created NER Investments, LLC to own and operate PMP.
After professional review and public hearings, the Palmer Planning board issued a permit on December 7, 2007. Shortly thereafter, NER SCCA signed an agreement with a developer who made changes: a new circuit layout, a hotel & restaurant, private garages, and a large visitor center, which were approved by the Palmer Planning Board in 2009.
However, in the wake of the 2008 housing crash, the project stalled. Subsequently, NER SCCA terminated its development agreement and ceded interest in NER Investments LLC. Further site changes, primarily for the entry road, paddock, track and well & septic systems, were approved prior to construction in 2013. Despite setbacks and unforeseen difficulties, the initial construction was completed and the race track opened in May 2015.
Whiskey Hill Raceway at Palmer Motorsports Park features a 2.3-mile, 40-foot wide road course with 190 feet of elevation, 14 turns, and spectacular vistas — views extend beyond Pioneer Valley into Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Road & Track magazine has named Palmer Motorsports Park one of the top 10 racetracks to drive in North America.