Sat, Sep 28 - Sun, Sep 29, 2024

2024 RSP 2-Day GingerMan Driver's Ed 09/28-29

GingerMan Raceway

About this event

  

Come join Rally Sport Region PCA and their team of nationally recognized instructors for a challenging and enjoyable 2-day driver’s education event at GingerMan Raceway  We all had a good time in 2023 so we're going there again!! This is more of a no-frills HPDE than Grattan -- no dinner, no entertainment, etc. -- just two days of good driving and (hopefully) good weather.

GingerMan is seven miles due east of South Haven, Michigan (bring your water wings if you go 7 miles west of S. Haven!). 

Here a link to some GingerMan track maps:
   GingerMan Track Maps

This should be a popular event, so be sure to register early as we're close enough to Chicago to draw some of them in!  There win be cap limits on group sizes to balance out the student-instructor experience.

Early Bird discounts shown below end Friday Sept. 13th @ 11:59pm EDTall registration fees will increase after that date by +$50 for all entries

PCA Member early bird registration:
Sat/Sun: $395 on or before Sept. 13th @ 11:59pm EDT

Non PCA Member early bird registration:
Sat/Sun:  $445 on or before Sept. 13th @ 11:59pm EDT

PCA member: $235 Saturday only or Sunday only on or before Sept. 13th @ 11:59pm EDT
Non-PCA member: $285 Saturday only or Sunday only on or before Sept. 13th @ 11:59pm EDT
  NOTE: Sunday single day only with special permission from event chair unless sharing a car.  Contact registrar to make sure we've got room.

All prices above increase by $50 after Sept. 13th @ 11:59pm EDT

Instructor
Sat/Sun: FREE

Registration closes for EVERYBODY Saturday, Sept. 21st @ 11:59pm EDT

Gate Fee: There is no gate fee for registered entrants (I will supply them a list a couple days before the event).  GingerMan charges $10 per person per day for spectators, or anyone that is not a participant or staff -- kids 12 and under are free.

Camping: Camping will be available again this year Friday & Saturday evenings, but NEW this year we will not be taking/collecting camping fees.  GingerMan charges $10/camper/night.  You must contact GingerMan directly -- 269-253-4445,  management@gingermanraceway.com

Garages: Only six (6) garages available for rent for $100 per day -- must contact GingerMan Raceway directly:
       269-253-4445,  management@gingermanraceway.com

Golf Carts: Available directly through GingerMan Raceway -- 269-253-4445,  management@gingermanraceway.com

Run Groups: All drivers will be placed in run groups based on experience. E.g., if you are a beginner you will be on the track with other beginners and an instructor will be with you in the car. More experienced drivers will be placed accordingly.  So come on out to the track Sept. 28-29th whether it is your first driving event or >100th.

LODGING -- two choices in no particular order -- you must make your own reservations:
Option #1 We've locked in the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
Country Inn & Suites contact info:
1741 Phoenix Road
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 767-8125
    or click on the on-line reservation link below:
           Country Inn South Haven link
35 rooms locked in @ $169/night but you must book before 11:59pm Thursday September, 5th
      12 single King & 23 double Queen

Option #2 The GingerMan Raceway has an official hotel sponsorship with Lake Bluff Inn and Suites.  All GingerMan Raceway guests get 10% off all rooms.  It's a beautiful hotel, a little farther, but right on Lake Michigan shoreline!  Their information -- call/go online for prices:

Lake Bluff Inn and Suites
76648 11th Ave
South Haven Charter Twp, MI 49090
Phone number: 269-637-8531

Annual Tech inspection form must be completed prior to arrival at the track. Suggest at least one week prior to allow time for any fixes required.  Tech Inspection form is posted below and on the the club website:

     2024_RSP-PCA_Tech_Form          

PLEASE NOTE: even if you think this will be your only event this season PLEASE keep your original tech form at home and bring a photocopy of your Tech Form to each HPDE event.

SPONSORSHIP

We would like to thank our season-long title sponsors for their support to put on our 2024 HPDE Season. Please review their services, look to them to assist in preparing for your season, including your Tech Inspection, and thank them when you see them at any of our HPDEs this season.

* Stadium Auto Service, 2405 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734.369.6787, www.StadiumAutoService.com

* Porsche Ann Arbor, 2575 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734.530.3442, PorscheAnnArbor.com

* Bloom Roofing, 12238 Emerson Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, 800.483.9932, www.bloomroofing.com

* J2 Protective Films, 28287 Beck Rd, Suite D8, Wixom, MI 49393, 248.997.5975, j2protectivefilms.com

* Finn's JM&J Insurance Agency/Auto Owners Insurance, 483 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734.668.4050, www.finnsins.com

If you have questions concerning this event, please contact:
  Event Chair: Tom Green, at ‭734-417-0030‬ or paragonsvc@aol.com
    Event Asst. Chair: Alex Green, at ‭734-417-5307‬ or ahgreen2012@aol.com
  Event Chief Driving Instructor, Christian Maloof, at 734-646-2746 or cmmaloof@gmail.com 
  Event Registrar, Charlie Brown III, at 734-358-2393 or registrar.rsr@gmail.com.

 

Event requirements

Pre-registration is mandatory. 

Helmet MUST be Snell SA2015 or SA2020. Motorcycle helmets are not allowed in any group.  Loaner helmets (all are SA2015 or SA2020) are available in limited numbers for Green group only, see below. 

Minimum 3 point seat belts. Driver’s and passenger’s must be equivalent. 

IMPORTANT RULE FOR 2020 and beyond: Driver and passenger must wear a HANS device (or equivalent) in any vehicle equipped with 5-, 6- or 7-point harnesses.

Driver(s) must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. 

Long sleeve cotton shirt, cotton pants, and leather or canvas shoes must have rubber soles.  Short sleeve shirts may be allowed -- decision will be announced at the MANDATORY morning driver meeting.

Annual Tech inspection form must be completed prior to arrival at the track. Suggest at least one week prior to allow time for any fixes required.  Tech Inspection form is posted below and on the the club website:

     2024_RSP-PCA_Tech_Form          

PLEASE NOTE: even if you think this will be your only event this season PLEASE keep your original tech form at home and bring a photocopy of your Tech Form to each HPDE event.

Have you updated your driver experience/logbook info recently?

Open cars must have a roll bar and pass the "broomstick test."

NOTE: if you damage any track facilities -- e.g., Armco or concrete barriers, buildings, fencing, corner stations, picnic tables -- you are financially responsible for repairs or replacements per track policies.

FIDD program will not be available in 2023.  Stay tuned for 2024.

Loaner/Rental Helmet Policy: Helmets are "loaned" to Green Group drivers only for a maximum of 4 events, cumulatively over the years.  Loaner helmets MUST be returned at the end of the event, with the carry bag.  Don't make me hunt you down!!  After the 4th loan the region reserves the right to "rent" the helmet to the driver for $35/event. Loaners will be tracked effective 2021 season opener and will carryover to future years.  All loaner helmets are SA2015 or SA2020 and all now have HANS anchors.
NEW for ≥2022:  loaner helmet & HANS device number must be recorded on your Tech form, right hand at-track section.

NEW FOR 2021 and beyond: PLEASE use the link below for electronic event waiver signatures.

              Sept. 28-29 GingerMan HPDE SpeedWaiver 

This link covers any PCA Waiver(s):
   * PCA Release and Waiver of Liability

This is our new process to eliminate stacks of paper & handling/long-term storage of waivers.
NOTE: Per recent PCA National policy the Minor Waiver is no longer incorporated into the SpeedWaiver above.  A paper Minor Waiver must be filled in and signed for each minor attending this event.

   * If you have issues with the electronic SpeedWaiver we will always have paper waiver(s) at the Registration table.

Entries (29)

JK
John Kaczmarczyk
JC
Jason Chamness
CL
Chris Long
TM
Todd Mierzwiak
RE
Ron Evans
JC
Jason Comte
KA
Kyle Albert
CH
Charlie Himes III

GingerMan Raceway

South Haven, MI
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PCA - Rally Sport Region

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