Sat, Dec 11 - Sun, Dec 12, 2021

iTrack Motorsports: Santa Run 2021

Carolina Motorsports Park

About this event

Santa Run 2021

What: Track Day and Drift Day
Where: Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, SC)
When: December 11-12, 2021 (8am-5pm)
Who: iTrack Motorsports - BridgeMoto - Best Damn Shop Around - BonaVibe - Carolina Motorsports Park

ENTRY FEE: $225.00 + Two Unwrapped Toys (boy & girl)

 

About:
In 2008, iTrack Motorsports hosted the first Toys For Tots track day called Santa Run. This event brought tons of great cars and drivers from around the southeast together for a great cause. The event has traveled around the southeast to tracks like TGPR, AMP, and Barber. 9 Santa Run's in total.

Since the last Santa Run in 2017, we have been asked to bring back this amazing event over and over. Well, we are back in 2021 at the beautiful Carolina Motorsports Park facility! This year will be a "Drift&Grip" event including both track and drift run groups! No matter what your style of driving, we have a run group for you!

Click below to learn more and register!


 

Event requirements

Run Groups
T1 - Track Advanced - Only for drivers with many years of HPDE experience. Comfortable with open passing. Also for those with TT license, instructors, club racers, etc. 
T2 - Track Intermediate - (5+ events) Previous track experience. Understands track etiquette, all rules, and comfortable with passing with point-bys.
T3 - Track Novice - (0-5 events) Beginner or first time driving on road course. Learning line, braking zones, track out, etc. Basic understanding of all track rules
D1 - Drift Expert - Only for drivers with MANY years of drift experience. Comfortable with 100mph+ tandems and entries. Comfortable running tandem trains at high speeds. Understanding of ALL track rules and track etiquette.
D2 - Drift Advanced - Drivers with many year of drifting experience. Comfortable with 100mph+ drifting with other drivers. Comfortable with tandems on a road course. Understands all rules and track etiquette.
D3 - Drift Intermediate - Drivers with moderate experience. Comfortable drifting at high speeds. Understands the rules of driving on a road course. Comfortable with passing with point-by on straights.

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY
5:00PM - Track Open / Check-in / Tech
8:00PM - End Early Check-In / Tech
(Gates open 24hrs starting at 5pm)

SATURDAY
6:00AM - Check-In / Tech Opens
7:15AM - Driver Meeting (All Groups)
8:00AM -  T1
8:20AM - T2
8:40AM - T3
9:00AM - D1 / D2
9:20AM - D3
9:40AM - T1
10:00AM - T2
10:20AM - T3
10:40AM - D1/D2
11:00AM - D3
11:20AM - T1
11:40AM - T2
12:00PM - T3
12:20PM - D1/D2
12:40PM - D3
1:00PM LUNCH BREAK
2:00PM - T1
2:20PM - T2
2:40PM - T3
3:00PM - D1/D2
3:20PM - D3
3:40PM - T1
4:00PM - T2
4:20PM - T3
4:40PM - D1/D2/D3 Combined
5:00PM - END DAY 1

SUNDAY
7:15AM - Driver Meeting (All Groups)
8:00AM -  T1
8:20AM - T2
8:40AM - T3
9:00AM - D1 / D2
9:20AM - D3
9:40AM - T1
10:00AM - T2
10:20AM - T3
10:40AM - D1/D2
11:00AM - QUITE HOUR / LUNCH BREAK
12:00PM - D3
12:20PM - T1
12:40PM - T2
1:00PM - T3
1:20PM - D1/D2
1:40PM - D3
2:00PM - T1
2:20PM - T2
2:40PM - T3
3:00PM - D1/D2
3:20PM - D3
3:40PM - T1
4:00PM - T2
4:20PM - T3
4:40PM - D1/D2/D3 combined
5:00PM - End Santa Run 2021

RULES:
-All cars must pass the 2021 Tech Inspection. Available here: 2021 TECH SHEET.docx
-All drivers and passengers are required to wear a SA2010+ rated helmet, long pants, and closed toe shoes
-All drivers must check-in at the front gate, pass tech under covered awning, and attend the drivers meeting

Driver Safety:
1. Helmets: All drivers are required to wear an SA2010 or higher rated helmet. DOT, or bike helmets are not allowed. Helmet rentals will be available from BridgeMoto.
2. Clothes: All drivers are required to wear long pants and a shirt with sleeves. Short sleeves is acceptable.
3. Shoes: All drivers are required to wear close toe shoes. No sandals or bare feet allowed.
4. Passengers: Passengers are only allowed in T1, T2, T3, D1, and D2 run groups unless approved. Passengers must use a SA2010+ helmet. All video cameras and photo cameras must be fixed safely to the vehicle. Passengers must keep hands in the car.

Vehicle Safety:
Interior
1.  All convertibles must have an SCCA/NASA approved roll bar OR approved factory roll over protection. If you have any questions, email itrackmotorsports@gmail.com
2. Harness: All car equipped with racing harness(s) must be mounted properly to the cage/roll bar OR using a harness bar mount. Harness may not be mounted to the floor, back seat or any other form. Harness with stock or reclineable seats is prohibited.
3. Loose Objects: Any and all loose objects must be removed from the car. This includes but not limited to: floor mats, tools, spare tire(s), trash, etc. Anything that is not fixed to your vehicle must be removed.
4. Mirrors: All cars are required to run a minimum of a rear view mirror. Cars will not be allowed on track without a mirror.
5. Seats: Aftermarket seats must be properly mounted using a 1 or two piece mounting bracket. All seats must have head and back support.
6. Fire Extinguisher: ALL D1, D2 and D3 class vehicles must have a minimum of one (1) 5lb ABC fire bottle mounted in the car. This bottle must be within the drivers reach. This is also recommended for T1 and T2 classes.

Exterior
1. Body work: All cars are required to have fenders, doors, quarter panels, and trunks. All body work must be secured at a minimum with zip ties. Any bumpers or side skirts that are broken or unable to safely attach, must be removed.
2. Tow Hooks: Your vehicle must have at minimum of one (1) tow hook on the front and back of the vehicle. Marking of the tow hook is highly recommended
3. Windows: Front glass is mandatory for all vehicles. Lexan is allowed with a minimum thickness of 1/4in. Side and rear windows are highly recommended
4. Visual: We highly recommend that all cars are painted one color with all body work present. Why? We don't like bad looking cars!

Suspension/Wheels/Tires
1. Brakes: Brakes must be in good working condition. Pads must show a minimum of 40% life. Rotors must be free of cracks or damage.
2. Wheels: All wheels must be present and free of damage.
3: Lug Nuts: All lug nuts must be attached to the vehicle properly and torqued. If running spacers, all lug nuts must be present.
4: Tires: All tires must be in good shape meaning free from cords, belts or damage. If a tire is too worn, you will not be allowed on the track.
5. Suspension: All ball joints, tie rods, bushings and wheel bearings must be in good condition free of play. Any vehicle with play or worn out parts will not be allowed on track until fixed.

Engine
1. Fluids: No fluids may be leaking or dripping from your vehicle. Any driver with leaking fluids will not be allowed on the track or grid area. All oil, brake fluid, and water must be at the minimum levels or higher. All vehicles are required to run a coolant over flow tank. OEM is acceptable. No coolant may be used. All cars must run water and cooling additives only.
2. Fuel: Cars must run a gas cap that is properly secured at all times. Vehicles with fuel cells must be properly mounted and not within the driver compartment. If a fuel cell is visual within the drivers area, the fuel cell must be properly sealed in a 1/8in steel box. No exceptions.
3. Exhaust: Full Exhaust must be present on all vehicles. Failure to comply will result in removal from the event.

Lights and Electrical
1. Battery: All cars are required to have the battery properly tied down. OEM, metal bracket or battery box with tie down are acceptable. No zip ties or straps may be used.
2. Lights: All vehicles are required to run working tail lights. You must have a minimum of 2 working rear lights. These may be fixed in an alternate location.
3. Other: All wiring must be wrapped in some form. Exposed wires is prohibited.

Track Safety:
Before Entering Track

1. Driver and passenger (if allowed) are required to have helmets properly secured. All drivers and passengers are required to have seat belts tight and secure before entering the race course.
2. All drivers are required to attend the drivers meeting. No acceptions! 
3. It is highly recommended for all drivers to drink lots of water or fluid during the day to stay hydrated. Alcohol during a hot track is strictly prohibited.

Entering The Track
1. The grid marshal will send you on track. Line up on grid 5 minutes prior to session. Please pay attention to all instructions by the grid marshal. Failure to follow rules will result in removal from event.
2. When entering the track, look for other vehicles that may already be on the track. Please follow pit lane fully until it ends. Do NOT cross the blend line.
3. Drivers are required to know the location of all corner worker stations. Drivers are required to follow all signs and flags shown by the corner workers. Failure to follow these flags will result in removal from the event. No exceptions.
4. The first lap is a warm-up lap and all laps after minus the checkered flag are hot.

Lapping Track
1. Drivers will go out on track for sessions. All cars will go on track per run group. It is not required to run the full session.
2. Once drivers receive the green flag, the track is hot.
3. Drift drivers in D3 are not permitted to tandem. Intermediate group must remain a minimum of 2 car lengths away from the car in front.
4. Drivers are allowed to pass other drivers: 
-T3/T2/D3: Passing w/ Point-by on straights ONLY
-T1/D1/D2: Passing w/point-by
6. When pulling off the track into the pits, drivers are required to hold a closed fist as high as possible out of the drivers window. You must do this until completely into pit lane. Failure to do so will result in missing the next session.

Flagging
Green: Green flag means the session has begun
Yellow: Caution. Someone has spun or gone off course. Stop drifting, slow down and drive slowly. Anyone drifting or speeding under caution will be removed from the event
Black: You have either A. done something wrong or B. something is wrong with your car.
Red: A serious crash has happen on the racing track. Please check your mirrors and come to a controlled stop. Once the entire track is stopped, the track will go "yellow" and everyone must return to the pits.
Blue: This means the car behind you is faster. Please give a point-by to the driver behind to pass. Failure to let drivers pass will result in a black flag.
White: Last drift lap
Checkered: The session has ended. Please use this lap to cool off and pull into the pits.

Other:
1. If a driver spins, do NOT do a big smokey burnout to turn around. Check your surroundings and slowly get moving in the correct direction. If you go off track, you are required to come in to the pits to check over your car.
2. If a driver goes off track and is stuck, wrecked or injured, remain strapped in the car with all safety gear still on. You may exit the vehicle when a corner worker says it is safe. Exceptions for vehicle fire.
3. "Dirt dropping" or sliding off track is prohibited..
4. If a driver goes 4 wheels off course and could be avoided, they will receive a warning. Two warnings will result in missing a session.
5. If you feel that a tire is coming apart or cords/belts are showing, stop drifting and pull into the pits.
6. USE YOUR HEAD. Pay attention to everything and everyone around you. Pay attention to your gauges and tires. Always use your best judgement. If you have any questions or concerns, please notify the iTrack Motorsports staff.
7. If you have a part or engine failure on track and begin to leak fluids, pull of the racing surface and into the grass. Any fluids laid on the track are the drivers responsibility for clean up and cost.
8. All damages done to the racing facility on or off the track are the drivers responsibility. Damages to the track or iTrack Motorsports property must be paid in full the day of the event. NO EXCEPTIONS.
9. ALL TIRES MUST BE TAKEN HOME!


F&Q:
My car is stock. Can I drive?
-Yes! Santa Run is great for all cars, including bone stock ones! (No trucks or SUV's)

Can we camp?
-Yes! Camping is open to all drivers and spectators. Camping is allowed Thursday night to Sunday

Is there RV hook-ups?
-Yes, RV hook-ups are available to drivers. You must contact CMP directly prior to the event

Will instructors be available for T3?
-Yes, we will have limited instructors for T3. We will do our best to ensure each driver has an instructor at one point or another.

How is tire wear for drifting?
-Amazing! At ExciteGP, drivers only used one or two pairs of tires per day!

Are there showers, food and restrooms available at CMP?
-Yes! The track features clean showers, clean restrooms and CMP grill for breakfast/lunch/dinner

Can my friends and family come?
-Of course! We want to see everyone at the track for this amazing event!

I am not driving. Can I still donate to Toys For Tots?
-YES! We want everyone who attends to get involved!

Carolina Motorsports Park

Kershaw, SC
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iTrack Motorsports: Santa Run 2021

Sat, Dec 11 - Sun, Dec 12, 2021