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track day lite 

 

Learn to drive
at the next level.

The easiest way to get out on a real race track in your own vehicle. Take your car to new speeds following our friendly instructors who will teach you the ins and outs of the track.

 

$125 for the day.

What is Track Day Lite?

Track Day Lite (TDL) is a very controlled lead-and-follow track event for drivers new to track events. This is a great program for beginners to experience what driving on the track is like without having to participate in a full-on Open Track Day.

Format of the Day

TDL’s are held in the late afternoon to early evening (usually 5 pm - 7 pm).  We start with a short 20-minute class followed by two 20-minute sessions on track with the second session being faster than the first. Each session is led by one of our professional instructors.

Registration

If you are at least 16, have a current driver’s license, and have your own car you can register for TDL. Simply find a date that works for you on our calendar above.

 

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Upcoming Track Day Events

 

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Need-to-Know

 

  • Top Speeds

In the first session, we will hit speeds of up to 75mph on the front straight. In the second session, we typically will hit 105mph on the front straight.

  • Cancellations

If you register but you cannot attend, contact us in advance and we will issue you credit towards a future TDL.

Vehicle Requirements

  • Regulation Cars
You do not need a race car to participate. In fact, almost any sedan, sports sedan, or sports car can participate. Trucks, SUVs, or minivans are NOT allowed and convertibles must have roll-over protection and must meet NASA standards for protection and safety.

If you have questions about your car’s eligibility, contact us.

  • Car Condition
During the drivers’ meeting, we will give you a tech sheet to fill out and turn in to check if your car is performance ready. It is your responsibility to ensure your car is ready for the track. We do not mandate that you take it to a shop to pass tech.

  • Insurance
Most insurance policies don’t typically cover track day driving. We recommend contacting your insurance agent to verify or get coverage.

  • Mechanical Failures
Mechanical issues are, unfortunately, an intrinsic part of the motorsports hobby. We recommend to every driver that they get a vehicle inspection to ensure race-readiness (though we do not require a formal tech evaluation). If you have a mechanical issue, we will do our best to assist you, though we do not offer refunds for failures at any point during your participation in TDL.

Track Rules

  • Passing
There is NO passing while on track which allows the driver to fully concentrate on the proper driving-line around the course.

  • Passengers
Passengers are not allowed on the track during TDL. However, friends and family can hang out and watch you from outside.

  • Helmets
Each driver must have a helmet with an “SA” Snell rating no older than 2010. If you do not have one, we will let you use one of ours’ free of charge.

  • Rain or Shine
We run rain or shine but if we get too much standing-water to safely run on the track, we will credit your entry for a future TDL.

Track Day Checklist

All participants must have a valid driver's license. Anyone under the age of 18 must sign a minor waiver.
Parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the waiver.


Please read through both the vehicle & driver checklists.

Drivers

All drivers must have and/or check the following safety items:

  • Battery secured
  • Positive battery terminal covered
  • Helmet (SA 2010 rated or newer)
  • Fully functioning brake lights
  • Convertibles must have factory rollover protection as stated in the owner’s manual or an SCCA Solo II roll bar installed.
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Car is in proper working order – no leaking, cracked windshields, etc.


Vehicles

Wheels & Tires

  • No cuts/defects/cords showing.
  • No bent or cracked wheels.
  • Center caps (hubcaps) removed.
  • Tighten lug nuts (5lb/ft over manufacturer recommendation)
  • Check Tire Pressure (typically 3-5psi below manufacturer-recommended cold pressures)

Brakes

  • Brake Fluid (level full, recommend new fluid at least every year, no leaks, recommend at least DOT 4)
  • Brake Pedal (firm pedal, not spongy)
  • Brake Pads/Shoes (at least 50% pad thickness, no cracked rotors)

Body

  • Fender to tire clearance (no rubbing)
  • Body parts secure
  • Windshield (no cracks)

Interior

  • Seat and belts secure and in good condition
  • All loose items removed (floor mats, bags, etc…)

Engine

  • No fluid leaks (oil, water, fuel, etc…)
  • Check oil and water levels
  • Wires and Hoses secured.
  • Throttle Return Springs (make sure throttle returns on it’s own)
  • Suspension/Steering Steering (no play, proper fluid level, proper alignment)
  • Tie Rods (no looseness or excessive play, bolts tight)
  • Wheel Bearings (lift vehicle off ground – check for excessive play or looseness)
  • CV/U-Joints (no play, noise, or grease leaks)
  • Shocks (no play or loose mounts)

Safety Items

  • Battery secured
  • Positive battery terminal covered
  • Brake lights (must be operational)
  • SA 2010 rated or newer helmet (NOLA Motorsports Park rents helmets)