About this event
It's our birthday, and you are invited ! This year, Waterford Hills turns 60 years old. Big deal you say? Well, we are not throwing just one party, we are throwing two!. This year is "party part 1". Things that turn 60 ,- Like the Bug Eye Sprite, the Volvo PV series, and even some people we know. Along with all that comes this years call for - The Reunion! All past Vintage event attendees will receive a special surprise for returning to this years event. Also new this year, volunteers now sign up online on Motorsportsreg as well.( Note Flagging and Communications has their own sign up page.) Special races will be added for all Austin Healey ( yes we include MG Midgets as space allows, preference given to AH Sprites ) and an all Volvo race. Both races require a car count minimum. Both races will be no extra fee once added to the program later. The Austin Healey Sprite is our featured race marque , The Volvo PV-544 and PV-444 are our social featured marque.
This year also welcomes the first annual Waterford Hills / Put-In-Bay challenge. A team points challenge just for the fun of it.
Those with a keen eye, will notice we STILL did not raise entry prices. In fact, we lowered early entry fees! Take advantage of it please. Also important to note, and unique to the Waterford Hills Vintage Races, Competitors are not charged you until you arrive at registration. Motorsportreg requires a credit card on file for website participants, but your card is not charged until you arrive in person for registration. This may be the last time we offer this consideration.
For updates or questions, you may contact the event chair. Also stay in touch on our Facebook page, and NEW THIS YEAR, our own forum section on the Waterford Hills website.
Now, you may be curious, what is part 2? Well, 2019 of course! With high hopes that our track may be re-paved at this point, Party number two will celebrate 60 years of wheel to wheel racing at Waterford and with prayers answered a new track surface. Our first race was October of 1959. Yes, you can reserve your spot for 2019, once you register for 2018. As always, Friday practice is included at no extra charge, with our one-of-a-kind tutor program for first time racers to Waterford Hills. Also included is our legendary Saturday night dinner ( menu t.b.a. ) in the clubhouse with bar, trophy presentations, and you never know who may show to be a guest speaker!
Race entry fee includes Friday practice, 2 participants credentials, 1 support vehicle paddock pass and 2 tickets for the Saturday evening banquet and post race social hour. Extra crew passes and dinner tickets are available through registration. Please call us regarding tent rental information. Take advantage of the early entry pricing and get your entries in! Your credit card will not be charged until you arrive and check in at the event
Early entry price through 5/31 $ 325.00
June1 - July 15th $ 375.00
Late entry after July 15th $ 395.00
2nd car same driver $ 125.00
2nd driver, 2nd group shared car/co driver $ 125.00
Register online and payment is deferred until in-person registration at the event. (You will also have the option to change payment method at the track) No need to wait and pay the higher entry fees. No cancelation fees if you unable to attend. All we ask is that you cancel in advance to allow entry space for other competitors. We strive to have the most user friendly event possible.
VINTAGE VEHICLE RACE GROUPS
Suggested Weekend Run Groups:
Race Group 1 FV Vintage Formula Vee
Race Group 2 Vintage & Historic Under 1.5 liter (i.e. G&H Production, D Sedan)
2a Thru 62 under 1.5 liter
2b Historic (63-72) under 1.5 liter
Race Group 3 Vintage & Historic over 1.5 liter (i.e. F Production & C Sedan)
3a Thru 62 1.5 - 3.0 liter
3b Thru 62 3.0 - 5.0 liter
3c Historic (63-72) 1.5 - 3.0 liter
3d Historic (63-72) 3.0 - 5.0 liter
3e Vintage (thru 62) over 5.0 liter
Race Group 4 Open wheel non-winged / small bore
FJ1 Front engine jrs.
FJ2 Early rear engine jrs.
FJ3 Late rear engine jrs.
FF Formula Ford
Race Group 5 Large bore / Medium bore production . A,B,C,D,E productions , A & B Sedan
5a Trans Am sedans under 2.5 liter
5b Trans Am sedans 5 liter & A sedans
5c A – E Production
Race Group 6 Sports Racing , Can AM and open wheel with wing.
6a Under 1.5 liter
6b 1.5 - 3.0 liter
6c Can Am
6d FIA Makes cars
6e Formula 1 & 5000
Race Group 7 Group 70 +
7b Group 70+ 73-89 production based and purpose built race cars upon entry pre-approval.
Final vehicle classifications will be provided to competitors approximately 1-2 weeks prior to race event. Groups will be formed based on number of participants.
THURSDAY, July 26th
1:00 pm Paddock Opens (Note: quiet day - no race engines)
4 pm - 7 pm..............Registration open
6 pm - 7:30 pm..............Tech inspection
FRIDAY, July 27th
9 am - 4 pm …….........Registration open
9 am - 4 pm.................Tech inspection
9:30am-10:15 am........ Driver's Meeting
10:15 -10:50 am ......... Track orientation
11 am- 5 pm ………... Open practice sessions
5:30 pm - 8 pm...…….. Fish Fry Dinner available in clubhouse by the Oakland County Sportsman Club
SATURDAY, July 28th
8 am – 11am....….............Registration open
8:30 am - noon..................Tech inspection
9:15 am – 9:30 am……...... Driver’s Meeting
10 am -12 pm…....…..........Qualifying sessions by group
12 pm -1pm ..................... Lunch - Touring Sessions*
1 pm - 6 pm.......…............ Races by group
6pm - 7pm.........................Competitor social hour.
7 pm……... .……...............Competitor dinner and Saturday race trophies
SUNDAY, July 29th
9:15 am – 9:30 am………...Driver’s Meeting (if needed)
10 am - 10:30 am.…..........Emergency practice sessions
10 :30 am – 1pm…….........Races
1:00 pm - 2 pm…...............Lunch - Touring sessions*
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm…......... Races
* Touring session schedules may change as races permit.
** Chief Steward and Event chair retains right to modify schedule.
VINTAGE VEHICLE REGULATIONS
Specific vintage vehicle regulations will be referred back to the participant’s major sanctioning bodies current rules. Where variations do exist, WHRRI will attempt to accommodate you under the rules of the sanctioning body with which you normally compete. However, such variances should be reviewed in advance to ensure proper grouping/classification (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss in detail. Be prepared to show proof of validity (published sanctioning body rules and log book) upon request.
OVERALL GENERAL: Body, Brakes, Chassis, Electrical, Engine, Fuel System, Suspension, Steering, Tires, Transmission and Wheels should meet the specifications of the current groups sanctioning body.
VINTAGE SAFETY EQUIPMENT
All Post War and later vehicles are required to have Roll Bars and it is highly recommended for all others. These bars must be constructed of sufficient structure and height to provide adequate protection in case of rollover; SCCA Roll Bar Standards are recommended. Any person unable to comply with this rule is requested to contact email@example.com for a review of his/her case and possible dispensation. Window nets or arm restraints are mandatory.
All cars must be equipped with an SCCA, IMSA, PSCR, USRRC, CART or NASCAR approved 5-point (minimum) driver restraint system composed of a 3" wide lap belt, anti submarine strap or straps, and 2 inch wide minimum, (3" wide strongly recommended) shoulder harness straps. Shoulder harness straps may not be attached to the same point in a "Y" configuration. All straps must be in excellent condition and securely attached to the frame, roll bar or cage, or reinforced portion of the vehicle structure. It is strongly recommended that the belt system not be more than 2 years old. All harnesses must be securely mounted preferably to a substantial frame/chassis member. Mountings to sheet metal must be suitably reinforced, e.g. 3” x 3” x 1/8” square plate or 3” diameter x 1/8” washer.
All cars must be equipped with a dry chemical, or Halon fire extinguisher of at least 2 lbs capacity. Mounting must be secure and the extinguisher should be accessible to the driver from his normal seated position.
CUT- OFF SWITCH
An externally mounted electrical cut-off switch is highly recommended for all vehicles. Switches must deactivate all circuits with the exception of the on-board fire extinguisher (if fitted). Switches must be clearly identified by the official international symbol.
On board camera mounts must be approved at technical inspection for security and integrity. Cameras must be encircled with web strap or tie wraps to provide additional restraint for the existing screw in camera mounting system. No bungee cords allowed.
VINTAGE DRIVER SAFETY
Driver’s helmets must have a SA2010 or later Snell Foundation approval. A facemask or goggles is mandatory on open wheel cars. Closed car drivers should be similarly equipped or have shatterproof glasses. A balaclava is required if the driver has facial hair or hair protruding out of the helmet. Note: As of 2014, all competitors must use a "Head and Neck" Restraint System that meets the SFI 38.1 Standard.
All drivers must wear approved suits that provide full body coverage and provide three layer fire retardant protection. One piece suits are highly recommended. A triple layer suit meeting the SFI3-2A/5 or FIA8856-200 rating or better is preferred. A single or double layer suit SFI3-2A/2 worn with fire retardant underwear is acceptable. All drivers must wear gloves and shoes of leather and/or approved fire retardant material without holes or perforations. Socks must be of approved fire retardant material.
NOTE: The mandatory driver’s safety equipment listed above must be worn during all practice and qualifying sessions as well as during race events. All of the above items must be presented at Scrutineering.
Competitors must possess a current valid competition license issued by an approved sanctioning organization (VMC, VARAC, CASC, IMSA, SVRA, SCCA, WHRRI etc.). All competitors must have a valid driver’s license.
REGISTRATION (Please inform your crew)
Thursday- 5pm to 8pm– registration in the tech building weather permitting, or otherwise in press room in the tower.
Friday-8am to 11am - registration in the tech building weather permitting, or otherwise in press room in the tower. and will be available throughout the day on call as needed.
Saturday - 8am to 10 am - registration is at the tech building.
If not signed in during these times, crew passes will be available for purchase that can be left at the front gate will call under the drivers name.
Attendance at all drivers’ meetings is mandatory.
This race event is intended as a moving showcase for vintage/historic sports and racing cars. On-track driver conduct is to demonstrate an attitude of friendly, wheel-to-wheel competition. The cars are the show; winning is secondary to a clean event, and no driver shall commit to a situation which leaves no margin for error – their own or another’s. Drivers found at fault in damage-causing incidents will withdraw from the event and will be placed on probation for a period of thirteen months, with notification of said probation forwarded to other sanctioning organizations via the Vintage Motorsports Council’s Infraction List. Further incidents while on probation may result in additional penalties. Any car suffering damage in an accident must be repaired and re-inspected by Scrutineering before continuing in competition. Minor/cosmetic repairs may be allowed; no car will be allowed to continue after suffering structural damage or rollover.
FIRST-TIME VISITORS TRACK FAMILIARIZATION
First time competitors at Waterford Hills are encouraged and welcome. A track familiarization and orientation session will be held Friday morning prior to open practice. We offer Friday practice and instruction service at no additional charge to help ensure a enjoyable weekend for you and your fellow entrants.
Waterford Hills is located in what is now a residential area. Many facets of the track’s operation are strictly controlled by local Township ordinances. Such restrictions include the hours of operation and sound control. Race engines may not be operated prior to 10:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on any day. Questions of sound limitations may be directed towards the event chair.
Every vehicle will be inspected and cars without an approved sticker will not be allowed on the track. The primary purpose of this inspection is to ensure that the vehicle is mechanically sound and safe for competition. Among the items to be inspected will be the roll bar, seat belts/harness/anchorages, steering linkage, brake lines, suspension battery mountings, exhaust/muffler system, brake lights, oil lines, fire extinguisher, tires and driver’s safety equipment.
Vehicles will be inspected in each competitor’s paddock space and competitors having vehicle logbooks should present them at that time. Cars must be presented in a clean condition and “ready to race.” The Chief Scrutineer is empowered to exclude any competitor for general appearance or condition.
Ensuring that the eligibility rules of this event are met will be the responsibility of each individual competitor and his fellow competitors. Only items of gross non-conformity will be noted during the technical inspection.
The entry fee will be refunded to any competitor whose vehicle fails to pass the technical inspection.
Access to the paddock will be restricted to vehicular traffic only while race vehicles are on the track. There is limited space for transporters and large trailers in the paddock. This will limit competitors to the maximum of one support vehicle per entry. Please note: A support vehicle is one enclosed trailer or one vehicle (i.e., car, van, or truck). There is a designated area for tow trailers outside the paddock if they are not the support vehicles. The support vehicle sticker is required to be affixed to the actual support vehicle. NO EXCEPTIONS. Unauthorized vehicles will be removed from the paddock area. Multiple entries for one car must share one support vehicle; only one pass will be issued. We have a very crowded paddock. Please drive slowly and carefully. Remember, drivers are responsible for the actions of their crew. We thank you in advance for your past and future cooperation in helping our paddock run smoothly. Children under 12 years of age are permitted in the paddock only if strictly supervised by an adult. Waterford Hills is a pet friendly facility, however, pets must be kept leashed or otherwise restrained at all times and owners are responsible for picking up after their pets. Please follow rules of common courtesy and consideration to others.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES may be opened or consumed in the pits and paddock until the completion of the last race of the day. Crew members or guests who violate these rules will be ejected. Drivers will be responsible for the conduct of their crew at all times.
Large tents will be erected for use as garage space in lieu of support vehicles. A limited number of spaces will be available for rent to competitors. Those who wish to reserve space should check the appropriate box on the application. Note that larger tents may be used for multiples competitors. Space will be allotted based on date of application received. Competitors requesting space will be advised of availability. Cost of tent rental will not be refundable if applicant cancels.
In the paddock mopeds, scooters, golf carts, bicycles and ATVs are prohibited during racing hours, except by race officials.
A food service concession stand is located in the base of the race control tower serving hot breakfast and lunch. A souvenir “boutique” is also situated in the paddock. A professional welder, tire service, and race fuel are all available on site in the paddock.
Camping facilities are available in the designated campground on the OCSC grounds. Smaller RVs may camp in your paddock spot. Restrooms and showers are on site. Note: No water hook ups or dumping station - plan accordingly. Tents allowed in campground only.
Trophies and checkered flag laps will be given to 1st place finishes.