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New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:42 am
by DetRedWingsFan
New to open track days and have tried to read everything on the forum relating to OTDs and the Rules.

Have Snell SA2015 helmets. Car is an 2005 SRT-4 with performance tires and brakes and some other upgrades. It is not a daily driver but is being setup for OTDs and Autocross. Battery is mounted in the trunk in a box and both the battery and box are secured to the trunk floor. It has a quick release steering wheel.

Two of us will be sharing the same car for OTDs.
In the rules, it says "Vehicles may be shared by up to 2 qualified drivers. " So we were thinking we could share by either riding together and alternating who drives (pitlane swap?) or alternating for each session?

I see that you can have a passenger on the Novice/New to Waterford low speed drive but what about after that? Especially with an instructor?

How is the 74/75db sound limit measured? I'd like to make sure that we meet the requirement before arriving at the track.
If I cannot confirm meeting the requirement beforehand, could I bring the car to the track on a day before an OTD to verify?

How long are the Sessions for HPDE-1 and how many?

When does registration open for the Open Track Day events? How to get notified?

For OTDs, do the cars have to have numbers?
If yes, what size? Are Magnetic Decals acceptable? Are Vinyl Decals acceptable?

Is there anything else regarding car setup that I should be aware of, what is permissible, what is not?

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:28 am
by ADPWL1
I can answer a few of these....

Two Drivers, one car... having a passenger in the car isn't allowed during sessions, unless that passenger is your assigned instructor. As for sharing, you both need to register and both would get equal time in the car. They would put you both in different run groups, this is a lot easier if you are at different skill levels, but if both are beginners, you might want to inform them of that, could be a challenge.

Sound... Its measured on the back straight, so if you think you are over, you might not want to go full throttle down the back straight.

If I remember correctly, they shoot for 4-6 sessions, each 15-20min. You will run with others at your same skill level.

Looks like OTD registration is open, check the main webpage

No need for numbers. Because its OTD and not racing, no other requirements other than a working safe car.

Its been a few years since I did OTD but I don't think much has changed. I'm sure someone will speakup if I misspoke

Have fun!!

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:18 pm
by Brian
Thanks Andy, your memory was pretty darned good!

2 drivers can share 1 car, but it's pretty hard on the car (especially the brakes).
You would both need to register, and IF you're both relative novices, we would likely put one in White group and the other in Yellow.
No pit lane driver swaps ;^D
We do number every car (with markers) but if you have your own then by all means bring them, since the corner workers will appreciate them.
Some SRT-4 owners like to run on the street with NO mufflers, but we REQUIRE a commercially available muffler be in place on ALL participant cars.
Depending on how the day goes, you will certainly get 3 sessions and quite possibly even 4.....so plenty of track time.

Hope that helps!

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:42 am
by DetRedWingsFan
Thanks for the information. Looking forward to the OTDs at Waterford.
We do have a muffler on the SRT-4.
We are both novices so one in White Group and one in Yellow.

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:54 pm
by Dave Lewis
There is more information you may want. Check your email. Dave.

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:43 am
by DetRedWingsFan
Tried to reply to your email but received the following response;
Address not found
Your message wasn't delivered to k...........@yahoo.com because the address couldn't be found, or is unable to receive mail.

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:19 am
by Dave Lewis
Sorry about that. Try calling, 734 seven four eight 3939.

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:20 am
by Dave Lewis
Sorry about that. Try calling, 734 seven four eight 3939.

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:21 am
by DetRedWingsFan
Will call you this coming week, what are best day/times to call? Thanks

Re: New to OTDs with questions

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:23 am
by DetRedWingsFan
We have registered for April 18th OTD and bought two 3 day packages.
Still quite a bit of work to do on the car but should be ready by then.