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Open Practice - 10/05/2018

Summit Point

Friday, October 5, 2018
Summit Point - Summit Point Circuit, Summit Point, WV

Registration closed October 4, 2018 10:00 AM on October 4, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Registration ends October 4, 2018 10:00 AM on October 4, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Registration opens August 6, 2018 12:00 PM on August 6, 2018 12:00 PM EDT Registration runs from August 6, 2018 12:00 PM to October 4, 2018 10:00 AM







Open Practice is non-timed, non-competition track time for licensed racers. This program is designed for those seeking additional seat time for driver improvement, vehicle and chassis tuning, and for those who want more practice time on the race circuit prior to a race event. This program permits open passing in order to maximize the use of time spent on the track. This is also a great opportunity to shake down your car or test for an upcoming race. 

Chumpcar and LeMons licenses are NOT accepted at Open Practice events. 

AER license holders should inquire with the office before registering.

Passing is permitted in curves.  Mock racing or overly aggressive driving is not permitted.

Once track officials know the number and types of cars attending, Summit Point will divide the cars into groups of similar configurations and performance. Summit Point reserves the right to modify the run groups at any time during the day. Each run group should expect a minimum of four 20-minute sessions.

Must be 16 or older to participate. Under 18 MUST have parent or guardian present.

Pre-Registration Cost:  
Full Day - 
$250.00 per car (plus fees)
Half Day - 
$190.00 per car (plus fees)

On-Site Registration Cost:  
Full Day - $300.00 per car (plus fees)
Half Day - 
$220.00 per car (plus fees)

  • Half Day option is for the afternoon ONLY.
  • Registration closes at 1:00 pm.
  • Participants will start their first session at 12:35 pm. 

All test days are open to the public for spectating. Fans are encouraged to come watch their favorite drivers and teams practice. 

Open Practice Daily Protocol: 

  • Participants may enter the property at 6:00 p.m. the afternoon prior to the event.
  • Registration begins at 7:00 a.m..
  • No race engines may be started before 7:30 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m..
  • Open Practice on-track sessions generally begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 5:20 p.m., but any given Open Practice schedule is subject to adjustments and modifications.
  • Cars are generally divided into run groups based on SCCA classifications. 
  • Summit Point determines the schedule and run groups based on enrollment. In the interest of safety, Summit Point reserves the right to limit the number of participants on the track at any time. 

Standard Schedule: 

  • 8:30 - 8:50 - Group A
  • 8:55 - 9:15 - Group B
  • 9:20 - 9:40 - Group C
  • 9:45 - 10:05 - Group D
  • 10:10 - 10:30 - A
  • 10:35 - 10:55 - B
  • 11:00 - 11:20 - C
  • 11:25 - 11:45 - D
  • 11:45 - 12:30 - Lunch
  • 12:35 - 12:55 - A
  • 1:00 - 1:20 - B
  • 1:25 - 1:45 - C
  • 1:50 - 2:10 - D
  • 2:15 - 2:25 - A
  • 2:30 - 2:50 - B
  • 2:55 - 3:15 - C
  • 3:20 - 3:40 - D
  • 3:45 - 4:05 - A
  • 4:10 - 4:30 - B
  • 4:35 - 4:55 - C
  • 5:00 - 5:20 - D
  • End of Day


Driver Requirements:

  • All drivers must present proof of a current competition license. SCCA, NASA Competition, Professional Sports Car Racing, VSCDA, SVRA, Vintage National License, VRG, RCCA, NASCAR, CART, FIA, EMRA, car club competition license or CASC license. Novice permits must be stamped "Ready to Race". 
  • Shoes that cover the entire foot must be worn while on track. (No sandals, heels, crocks, etc.)
  • All proper safety gear must be worn when on track. 
  • Helmets - Snell certified with the following ratings are accepted: SA2015, SA2010, and SAH2010. Note: the 2005 rated helmets are no longer acceptable. 

Car Requirements: 

  • Drivers are responsible for their vehicle's safety. 
  • Open Practice requires all drivers to use their own qualified vehicle. 
  • Fully prepared road race competition cars are permitted. 
  • No passengers in any cars at any time, excluding approved instructors riding with a student. 
  • Summit Point management reserves the right to deny access to the track to any driver or vehicle for safety concerns. 
  • Cars will be Black Flagged for improper equipment or dangerous behavior.

Manned Corner Stations
Summit Point provides emergency services and corner workers. Please attempt to get disabled cars off of the track surface and into a safe area. Please remain in car while waiting for assistance from the flag worker or Fire/Rescue.

Support Crews
Support crews are responsible for their own safety during Open Practice. The paddock speed limit is 10 miles per hour for all vehicles. All pit traffic is ONE-WAY; violators will be noted. Please pay attention to traffic in the paddocks and pits at all times. No person under 16 years of age is permitted in the pits at any time. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the pits or paddocks. 

Recycling/Waste Fluid
Trash receptacles and liquid recycling stations are located on the Summit Point grounds. 


Summit Point has the following fuels:

  • Leaded 110 Octane
  • Unleaded 100 Octane
  • Premium Unleaded 93 Octane 


Must be 16 or older to participate.  Under 18 MUST have parent or guardian present.

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