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Details / requirements for open track day april 29th 2012

Postby chrisramberg » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:28 pm

I have never been on a track and i would like to try it out
on april 29th. I recently bought an 09 cobalt ss turbo and
would like drive it out there. But i know NOTHING of the
requirements to be able to participate. I have read what i
can on the site and in the forum. So heres my questions:

The forum said SA2000 or newer helmet. Where can
i find a helmet to buy?

Can i Buy a helmet at the track?

Do they rent out helmets at the track?

Does my car need to meet any requirements to be on the track? If so
what are they?

Do i need to worry about any type of insurance?

What time does the open track start? How much time do
i get on the track for the $150 registration fee?

Can i drive with passenger(s)?

These are all of the questions i can think of... please let me know if there is
ANYTHING else i need to know. THANKS.
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Re: Details / requirements for open track day april 29th 201

Postby EBSNASCAR » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:40 pm

Welcome Chris,

Helmets can be bought online through the manufacturers or Averill Racing (www.racing-stuff.com) located in Madison Heights, MI...They take very good care of racers and newbies there. You can try on helmets to get the one that fits you correctly.

Waterford Hills does not sell or rent out helmets.

Your car isn't a convertible, and as long as it doesn't leak fluids or smokes, you are good to go.

Insurance...not sure what you are asking? The track is insured. Your car will NOT be insured by your insurance company once it is on the track (More than likely).

Tech starts at 8am, driver's meeting is at 9:30am, and driver instruction session will start at 10am. There will be several run groups broken up based on driver's experience levels. They will rotate through out the day.

The time on track you get from your $150 entrance fee varies. It depends on how many cars and groups show up. I believe the group sessions are 15 or 20 minutes. You will probably get between 4-6 sessions throughout the day.

No passengers are allowed. We will do an instructional session at the beginning of the day with passengers. "Expert" drivers will show you how to drive the track.

What else do you need to know?...relax, have fun, don't try to hard.

Consessions are available for breakfast, lunch and snacking.

Bring an air pressure gauge, some extra fluids (oil, water, brake fluid), and a nice lawn chair. Make sure you remove all of this stuff from your car BEFORE going onto the track (add spare tire and floor mats to the list). If you drive a manual transmission car....DO NOT use the parking brake after a session, your brakes are hot and the cold parking brake may stay attached.

I hope that covers it. I am sure some others can help fill you in as well.

Enjoy! And again welcome.
Owner/Driver of TF American Racing with an empty garage!

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Re: Details / requirements for open track day april 29th 201

Postby Elise » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:58 pm

Wow Tom, you're quick! Thank you for responding, I just have a few clarifications...

-Registration and tech start at 7:30 and close at 9:30, in time for the driver's meeting as you stated.

-The sessions are 15-20 minutes long and you are looking at closer to 4 sessions on track, 5 if we can condense groups later in the day.

I think that's it!
Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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Re: Details / requirements for open track day april 29th 201

Postby spasticmotion » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:56 am

RJS Racing in Madison Heights carries Bell Helmets.
If you are going to do this in the future, make the investment and get a good helmet.
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