Full Track Test & Tune
Registration closed August 14, 2015 12:00 PM on August 14, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Registration ends August 14, 2015 12:00 PM on August 14, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Registration opens March 4, 2015 12:00 AM on March 4, 2015 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from March 4, 2015 12:00 AM to August 14, 2015 12:00 PM
Test and Tune
Get some track time at Pitt Race! Perfect for testing that new build, scrubbing some tires, calibrating the brakes, and fine tuning your qualifying and race set ups. All Test and Tunes will be Full Day. Full Day Session participants will receive approximately 90 minutes of track time. No instructor feedback will be offered with either option. Once the Pitt Race race-control officials know which cars are coming, the officials divide the cars into groups of similar configurations and speeds. The goal is to give every team and driver as much track time as possible.
Test & Tune Daily Protocol:
- Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., followed by a mandatory driver's meeting at 7:30 a.m. and first track session within an hour and a half of driver’s meeting.
- Participants may enter the property 6:00 a.m.
- No race engines may be started or “revved” before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.
- Test & Tune sessions generally begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until 5:00 p.m., but any given Test & Tune day is subject to adjustments and modifications
- Cars are generally divided into “open-wheel” and “closed-wheel” groups
- Pitt Race determines the schedule based on enrollment. In the interest of safety, Pitt Race reserves the right to limit the number of participants on the track at any time
- All participants must leave the facility by 7:00 p.m.
- Everyone must attend the driver’s meetings at 8:00 a.m. Drivers will not be able to participate if they miss the driver’s meeting.
All test days are open to the public and fans are encouraged to come watch their favorite drivers and teams practice.
Who should sign up?
- Aspiring, certified racers interested in a better understanding car racing dynamics through changing and tuning between laps
- Racers and Time Trial Drivers new to Pitt Race who want to learn and practice the circuit before that race weekend in a non-racing environment.
What should I expect?
This program allows for advanced passing rules, meant for tenured drivers to hone their skills. Test and Tune is also a great place to shake down your car or test for an upcoming event.
What should I bring?
Participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, in addition to a helmet rated Snell M or SA 2005. Caged cars must have full racing gear. All drivers should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Long pants and long sleeves are required. Pitt Stop Pro Shop has a limited supply of helmets that can be used for a $10 charge.
Garages are available for rent on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Pitt Race to schedule a rental.
Pitt Race has the following Sunoco Fuels:
- Cam2 (Purple) Leaded 110 Octane
- Cam2 (Clear) Unleaded 100 Octane
- 260GTX Unleaded Non-Oxygenated 98 Octane No Ethanol
- Premium Unleaded 93 Octane
All drivers must present proof of a current Competition license or have documentation from Pitt Race HPDE or another program that shows the driver is in the advanced group. SCCA, NASA Competition or HPDE4 license, Professional Sports Car Racing, VSCDA, SVRA, Vintage National License, VRG, RCCA, Pro-Rally, NASCAR, CART, FIA, EMRA, car club competition license or CASC license. Certificates documenting the completion of a racing course from an accredited driving school within the past 12 months may also be accepted.
Flags, Hand Signals and On-Track Demeanor
It is expected that all Test & Tune drivers understand all flags and hand signals. Absolute compliance with any flag displayed at any corner is required. Drivers who fail to observe the flag signals will be expelled from the event with no refunds. Please consult Pitt Race staff regarding any safety communication or procedure. Drivers who experience off-course excursions are required to hand-signal the closest corner worker indicating there are no apparent injuries. Any driver engaging in unsportsmanlike-like behavior will be expelled with no refunds.
IMPORTANT: PITT RACE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY DRIVER DEEMED DANGEROUS TO EITHER THEMSELVES OR OTHERS.
Manned Corner Stations
Pitt Race provides ALS and corner workers. Please attempt to get disabled cars to a designated safe zone and remain in car while waiting for assistance from the flag worker or Fire/Rescue.
Support crews are responsible for their own safety during Test & Tune Days. The paddock speed limit is 10 miles per hour for all vehicles. All pit traffic is ONE-WAY; violators will be noted. Please pay attention to traffic in the paddocks and pits at all times. No person under 16 years of age is permitted in the pits at any time. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the pits or paddocks.
Trash receptacles and liquid recycling stations are located on the Pitt Race grounds
IMPORTANT: DO NOT POUR OIL, GASOLINE, ANTIFREEZE OR OTHER FLUIDS ON THE GROUND
Please contact Pitt Race personnel if you have any questions about the containment of waste fluids
All tires, broken fiberglass, scrap metal, batteries and any other parts that may have broken or fallen off cars must be removed from Pitt Race.
To ensure your safety and others participating, all cars must complete the Self Tech Form (hyperlink to download) before driving on track. Convertibles are permitted in our Open Track Time. No convertibles in Open Lapping Sessions unless equipped with proper roll cage or a removable hardtop. No SUV's, vans or trucks permitted. No passengers in any cars at any time, excluding approved instructors riding with a student. This program requires all drivers to use their own qualified vehicle.
Suggested maintenance to perform prior to arrival
- Torque wheels to recommended specs
- Check/adjust tire pressure
- Flush brake fluid system
- Bring extra brake fluid and motor oil
- Bring a tire gauge; air is available at track
- Vehicles should have, at a minimum, working factory installed restraint systems (working seat belts) or the equivalent.
- Tires should have at least 3/32 tread or be DOT approved race tires.
- Brake pads should be less than ¼ used, performance brake pads recommended.
- No visible fluid leaks.
- Rental helmets are available at the track at the Pitt Stop Pro Shop
- Remove all loose items from vehicle
- Check tire pressure often during the day
- Re-torque wheels after one or two track sessions