Rules and Information
-All High Plains Raceway Rules are also in effect!
-Event WILL be held rain or shine – there are no refunds for a rainy day!
–Drivers AND passengers must be 18 years old or older.
-This is NOT a race day, this is NOT head-to-head racing, this is NOT a speed competition, this IS a fun chance to take your car out on a real race track!
-ALL drivers must wear a helmet and closed-toe shoes on the track at all times. (this also applies to those who are riding as passengers!)
-We will have some helmets available for you to use if you do not have one. We only ask you be sure to bring it back at the end of your day!
-Convertibles must have factory installed rollover protection or a high-quality aftermarket install – must be installed immediately behind driver’s seats … each convertible needs to be approved by the track manager.
-We reserve the right to ask you to leave if you do not follow the safety rules AND/OR fail to show up at the MANDATORY drivers meetings. You NEED TO LISTEN at the meeting in order to know how OUR EVENT is going to work. We DO NOT care if you have spent your entire life at High Plains Raceway, we have our event-specific rules you need to follow!
-No refunds will be given if you are asked to leave.
We will be splitting everyone into two groups to go out on the track. There is a slow group (beginner/novice drivers) and a fast group (advanced/experienced drivers). The main difference between the two groups is how comfortable you are with driving on the track and the relative speed of your car. IT IS YOUR CHOICE. ***PLEASE start out in the beginner group if you have never been to the track before – you are free to move to the fast group when you are comfortable.
PASSING: In the slow group, passing can only be done with a point-by from the car in front of you. PLEASE make sure you are able to fully make the pass before the turn-in. The passing car needs to move off the racing line to make the pass – the car being passed NEEDS TO STAY ON THE RACING LINE to stay predictable. DO NOT move over to let people by! Also, the car being overtaken should let off the gas to let the passing car by – do not race them to the corner! You need to be comfortable passing cars AND getting passed. There will always be a slower car in front of you and a faster car behind you. PAY ATTENTION! Fast group is responsible for their own passing – please make sure all passes are done safely.
Remember, the key to passing in BOTH groups – It is the responsibility of the car making the pass to go off-line to make the pass. DO NOT move out of the way, off-line to “help”. You need to be consistent and predictable when other drivers are behind you.
REMEMBER – there are no Formula 1 scouts out at the event, this is not a race, we are here to have fun. Do not be stupid or try to show off!