MBCA|GWS 2017 Shenandoah Circuit Track Event info on Oct 29, 2017 (832066) | MotorsportReg.com

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MBCA|GWS 2017 Shenandoah Circuit Track Event


MBCA - Greater Washington

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Summit Point Raceway - Shenandoah, Summit Point, WV


Registration closed October 23, 2017 11:00 PM on October 23, 2017 11:00 PM EDT Registration ends October 23, 2017 11:00 PM on October 23, 2017 11:00 PM EDT Registration opens May 1, 2017 9:00 AM on May 1, 2017 9:00 AM EDT Registration runs from May 1, 2017 9:00 AM to October 23, 2017 11:00 PM

Come out and join us for an educational day of fun driving on Summit Point's Shenandoah Circuit - The Shenandoah Circuit is a 2.2-mile (3.5 km) road course that first opened in 2005. It is a no holds barred technical challenge that will take years for drivers to master. The track contains a dimensional replica of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife’s famous banked Karussell turn complete with 20 degrees of banking.

The corners contain both positive and negative camber as well as increasing and decreasing radius turns with vertical drops. If you are truly up for a challenge to your car handling abilities, the Shenandoah Circuit is truly one of the most technical tracks in the country.

For those of you who have not attended an MBCA | GWS track day before, we run our events with an emphasis on three key concepts: fun, learning, and safety. This is not a competition, and no one will ever ask, encourage, or pressure you to drive any faster than you feel comfortable driving. Leave your data-loggers at home, this is not the time to try and set a new track record. You can record your exploits on a camera if you'd like, and check your lap times after the event is over.

You do not have to be a member of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America to participate in this event , and you can drive any car as long as it can pass the required pre-event technical inspection (independent shop or dealer).  If you wish to become a Mercedes-Benz Club of America member, you can do so herehttp://www.mbca.org/join-today

Open top vehicle rules vary from track to track. In the past, the rules for the Shenandoah Circuit at Summit Point have been more lenient than some, due to the lower potential maximum speeds. This could very well change as Summit Point makes changes to the facility and policies. Please email the event coordinator (me) if you plan to bring an open-top vehicle. And regardless of the "official" answer, seriously consider putting a proper roll-bar/cage in your convertible if you want to track it. You (and your instructor) will feel much more comfortable when they know they are properly protected in the rare event of an accident.


Group Definitions:


Green - Novices: 
You've never done this before, or maybe you only have a few track days under your belt? Sign up for the novice group. You'll have an instructor for every session, learn a lot, and have a ton of fun. We always have a great crew of highly experienced instructors for our events, and most of them have very good personal hygiene habits. If you are not sure if you're a novice or intermediate driver, sign up here. We're obviously all a little competitive if we're doing this in the first place, but I guarantee you'll have more fun and learn more if you don't push it and sign up in the group where you're more comfortable. And, if you're driving really well and clearly belong in a more advanced group, your instructor can quickly move you.


Blue - Intermediate (Instructed) Group:
You've done a few track days, (or maybe many, on other tracks, but you've never driven this one). We'll set you up with an instructor, introduce you to the track, evaluate your skills and experience, and sign you off to go out by yourself IF we feel comfortable with the way you're driving. Remember the three keys mentioned earlier. We want you to have fun, learn a lot, and first and foremost, BE SAFE.


Yellow - Intermediate (Solo) Group:

You've done more than a few track days, and have been previously signed off as a solo driver. Verification of your experience will be required.  You will begin the first session of the day without an instructor (although one can be provided upon request, if available).  As with all run groups, remember the three keys mentioned earlier. We want you to have fun, learn a lot, and first and foremost, BE SAFE.

 

Black - Advanced Group
Advanced, highly experienced drivers with a documented history with our club or another national group that we can easily verify. 25-30 track days is the ball-park minimum for the Advanced group. This run group has much more liberal passing rules (depending on track conditions day-of). You should not sign up for the advanced group if you are not 100% certain you really should be there. If in doubt, sign up for White group and your instructor will move you if he feels it is appropriate.


Red/Instructors:
We are always happy to welcome qualified instructors to work with us, and there is no charge or deposit required.  If you have instructed with GWS-MBCA in the past, or are currently an approved instructor with FATT, TrackDaze, NASA, SCCA, PCA, BMWCCA, etc., we would welcome you to join our event. If you haven't worked with us before, please contact the registrar with a a quick two-sentence resume before you register, and we'll take it from there. NON INSTRUCTORS WISHING TO DRIVE IN THIS GROUP, PLEASE EMAIL THE REGISTRAR.

 

The regular cost for this event for students is $165.  Pricing will increase after September 1, 2017 to $185 for ALL attendees.  And pricing after registration closes online will be $200 (cash only, at the track, and your car MUST be tech inspected prior to the event by a reputable shop).  Either way, this is about as cheap as track events get, so what are you waiting for?

If you wish to become a Mercedes-Benz Club of America member, you can do so herehttp://www.mbca.org/join-today

Be sure to check the event web site at http://www.gws-mbca.org for the student package, pre-event Technical Inspection Forms and other information.

MBCA|GWS Tech Sheet  for this event is found here: MBCA TECH SHEET SHEN 2017.pdf

 

OPEN TOP VEHICLE OWNERS:

  • Roll bars are mandatory for all convertibles.  Removable Hard Tops are not for rollover protection.
  • Functional factory or “pop-up” roll bars are acceptable such as all Mercedes-Benz 1990- present, Porsche Boxste, ,or BMW Z3 with owners manual that confirms that they are “ROLLOVER PROTECTION” not “Style” bars.  Honda S2000, Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette, and Mazda MX5 convertibles and some other convertibles, not listed, are required to have an aftermarket ROLL Bar.

Please note: it is very unlikely that your standard automobile insurance policy will cover damage to your vehicle while you are participating in ANY event on a racetrack (even if it will likely make you a better driver and a lower insurance risk in the long run).  You can get a policy to specifically cover you for this event from Lockton Motorposrts: https://locktonmotorsports.com/events.  

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Organizer

MBCA - Greater Washington
Contact Fraser Dachille
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Venue

Summit Point Raceway - Shenandoah
Location Summit Point, WV
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