About this event
Welcome to the Waterford Hills Vintage Races 2023. We're looking forward to a fun vintage weekend event for all. This year, we welcome the Sprite-Midget challange, a group based out of VSCDA. This will include a bonus feature race for all Sprite and Midgets at no extra cost with regular entry. We are thrilled to have that group join us as rumor has it, this track was designed in the 1950's by a future Bugeye racer. As always, we have a dedicated race group for Vintage Formula Vees.
As a reminder, our schedule change last year was well received and will continue again this year. Friday will be practice & qualifying, Saturday 2 races per group and Sunday 1 race per group.
We welcome novices and first time visitors with a special track orientation on Thursday evening. It's a great event for novice and veteran racer alike. Other changes returning folks will note is a change in reference to race groups, now called " Grids " .
Volunteers if here, please note, there will be a separate sign up online on Motorsportsreg.( Note Flagging and Communications normally has their own sign up page.)
PLEASE NOTE: To make life easier on our event organizers, the dinner ticket allocation is 1 with each entry. Additional tickets are available through online registration. Same great Saturday evening dinner/social event. Also important to note, and VERY 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. You have the option to change payment methods at in-person registration, or opt to charge the card on file with Motorsportreg. No up front charge + no penalty for cancellation = No excuse for not entering early!
For updates or questions, you are welcome to contact the event chair. Also stay in touch on our Facebook page.
Note to Waterford Hills members and particpants. Please note there are no reserved paddock spots at Vintage weekend. Should we amass a registration number over Vintage event paddock capacity, we will create a special paddock for the newly added race group outside the paddock. Also note , if you are camping, closed wheel cars are welcome to paddock at your camping spot. Note sound rules for racing engines apply to the whole grounds. Please observe "race engine " rules.
Race entry fee includes Friday practice/qualifying, 1 participants credentials, 1 crew pass, 1 support vehicle paddock pass and 1 ticket for the Saturday evening banquet and post race social. 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 $ 395.00
July 1st - July 21st $ 425.00
Late entry after July 21st $ 450.00
2nd car same driver $ 150.00
2nd driver, 2nd group shared car/co driver $ 200.00
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 - cash, check, alternate credit card) No need to wait and pay the higher entry fees. No cancellation 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 Note we hearby credit and acknowledge other sactioning bodies as VSCDA, VARAC, VRG, SVRA, SCCA and all others including ourselves in reference to race groups. classing, and rule sets.
Racers note : Can't find your group/class ? Find it all darned confusing ? No worries. Drop me an e-mail or phone call. We can sort it all out and find you the right place to be.
Suggested Weekend Run Groups:
Race Grid 1: FV Vintage Formula Vee " The Waterford Hills Trophy"
Race Grid 2: " The Founders Trophy " honoring = Tom Dunn. The new group on grid !
Vintage IT-B, Vintage IT-C,( Both per VRG rule set ) Spec Miata NA and NB ( per SVRA rules set ) Spec Racer Renault and Spec Racer Ford non gen 3 ( per SCCA previous last rules set )
Race Grid 3: Vintage Small Bore " The Mary Wollesen Trophy"
F - H Production, C & D Sedan
Race Grid 4: Open wheel " The Peter Quenet Trophy "
FJ Formula Junior
FB Formula B
VF Vintage Formula Ford
CF Club Formula Ford
FF Formula Ford
CFC Club Formula Continental
Sports Racers (S2, CSR, DSR )
Race Grid 5: Large bore / Medium bore production . A-E productions , A & B Sedan " The Greg and Chris Syfert Trophy"
Trans Am sedans under 2.5 liter
Trans Am sedans 5 liter & A sedans
Group 70 /90 (Also includes current A-Sedan thru 1989, and includes Impoved Touring S and Improved Touring A thru 1989 )
Final vehicle classifications will be provided to competitors approximately 1 week prior to race event. Groups will be formed based on number of participants.
Note this a spectator event. All race entries are subject Vintage Racing Appearance standards. All cars shall be clean inside and out, void of any fluid leaks, tire marks, etc. In short, the car should appear ready for a " glamour photo"
THURSDAY, July 20th NOTE! Quiet Day, Please, no race engines.
1:00 pm Paddock Opens (Note: quiet day - no race engines)
4pm - 6:Pm ...............Chalk Talk & Walk with Danny Kellermeyer. Track orientation. This is geared towards all Novices and first time attendees. Very highly recommended !
4 pm - 7 pm..............Registration open
6 pm - 7:30 pm..............Tech inspection
FRIDAY, July 21st Note : Note : Race engines from 11 pm to 6 pm only.
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 ......... New to Waterford Track orientation (returning driver's welcome too)
11 pm- 4 pm ………... Open practice sessions & qualifying
5:30 pm - 8 pm...…….. Fish Fry Dinner available in clubhouse by the Oakland County Sportsman Club
SATURDAY, July 22nd. (Race engines from 10am to 6 pm only)
8 am – 11am....….............Registration open
8:30 am - 10 am..................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
6 pm - done.........................Competitor social, dinner and Saturday race trophies
SUNDAY, July 23rd. ( Race engines from 10am to 6pm only )
9:15 am – 9:30 am………...Driver’s Meeting (if needed)
10 am - 10:30 am.…..........Emergency practice sessions/Anthems/Pre-grid
10 :30 am – 1pm…….........Races
1:00 pm - 2 pm…...............Lunch - Touring sessions*
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm…......... Races
Final detailed schedule to be supplied per event.
* Touring session schedules may change as races permit.
** Chief Steward and Event chair retains the right to modify schedule. This includes adding and or condensing run groups as needed.
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 email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Specific vintage safety equipment regulations will be referred back to the participant’s membership sanctioning bodies current rules. 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 Thrusday afternoon track walk , and 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. Tire service and race fuel are all available on site in the paddock.
Camping facilities are available to racers and volunteers 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.