In general, a typical event day
begins with participant registration where informational packets and car numbers are handed out. Next, the mandatory drivers meeting
gives us the opportunity to lay down the ground rules for the day, explain the flags, and clear up any questions anyone may have.
Following the drivers meeting, orientation laps lasting about fifteen minutes give every driver a chance to get a
feel for the track conditions. For those who are new to the particular track, it's also a chance to learn the track layout before your first
As the first run group prepares to get onto the track for their session, the Green Group(novice) begins their classroom session. The classroom
session is a thirty minute introduction to the concepts and techniques used in high performance driving. Our instructors explain concepts like
weight transfer, the race line, apexes, smoothness, oversteer, understeer, etc. At the end of the classroom session, we hope that every novice
driver will have a good understanding of what it takes to drive around a race track at speed.
The first track session begins around 9:00 a.m. and the last car usually leaves the track at 5:00 p.m. Each session
typically lasts from twenty to thirty minutes. The run groups are usually organized based on skill and/or experience level:
Red Group: Open passing. Experienced drivers and instructors only. Drivers in this group have
done 12 or more track events and demonstrate superior car control.
Yellow Group: Limited passing. Drivers in this group have done 6 or more track events and demonstrate
a good understanding of the fundamentals of car control and the proper line around the track.
Green Group: Limited passing. Drivers in this group have little or no experience in high performance
driving. Together with our instructors, they will learn and advance their understanding of basic car control and the proper line around
Lunch is served at midday. A catered lunch is included in the entry fee, as are beverages and snacks all day. Participants
should also consider bringing their own drinks and snacks, especially on hot days when keeping hydrated is important.
We would like to emphasize that this is NOT a race. Our focus is on improving your driving skills and since we have
drivers of all skill levels, we expect every participant to follow the rules so that we can maintain an environment that is conducive to learning.
Overly aggressive drivers will not be tolerated.
More specific information, as well as a complete schedule for the day, is available on the Event Details page.