Sat, Sep 17 - Sun, Sep 18, 2022

Open Track Weekend - Grattan Raceway

Autobahn Country Club

About this event

2 day event. 4 run groups. Limited to 15 car per group
20 min session. The first group starts at 9am
12pm-1pm lunch break 
The last group ends at 5pm Sat & Sun. 
Point by passing for all run groups.
Beginner, novice, intermediate passing in passing zones only.

Lunch is included.
 

Each ticket is per Driver - Not per car

 

 

Registration & run groups for both days (Sat & Sun):
-Track opens at 5PM on Friday night for anyone to come in early!

-Registration starts at 7AM.

-Drivers meeting is at 8:15AM-8:45AM 

We will have 4 groups 

-Group 1 (Advance), Group 2 (Intermediate), Group 3 (Novice), Group 4 (Beginner)

-9AM Group 2 will hit the track, then group 3, then group 4, then group 1 and so on.

-9 AM Instruction Session for all people in group 3 and 4 plus anyone interested.

Each session is 20min. 

-Lunch break Saturday(12pm-1pm), Sun (11AM-12PM)  Lunch & beverages are provided.

-The last session is usually open for all groups.

-Around 6-7* of 20min sessions per group each day

-5PM track closes. (You can camp, grill, bonfire, have fun!) after 5pm on Saturday.




Level of Experience:

     Beginner:

  • This group is for people that are new to OTD/HPDEs
  • You are learning the flags, hand signals, and track etiquette
  • You are new to driving on a road course and are also learning how to navigate the track.
  • You are primarily focused on your driving and performance.
  • You are learning to expand your focus to the Corner Marshals
  • You are reliant on Corner Marshals to let you know someone wants to pass.

 NOVICE:

  • Some experience - you have successfully completed 2-3 track days either here or at other tracks.
  • You are familiar with all of the flags and hand signals.
  • You are comfortable at speed on the track but still working on your line
  • You are gaining experience and  comfort with passing on long straights.
  • Your focus is expanding to include drivers behind you
  • You are less reliant on Corner Marshals letting you know someone wants to pass
  • You know what an "Apex" is.

  INTERMEDIATE:

  • You have multiple track days here or at other tracks
  • You know the flags and hand signals well enough to give a speech on them
  • You have experienced the limits of traction, and have some experience how to resume control
  • You are highly aware of all driver and Corner Marshal activity around you
  • You are genuinely surprised if a Corner Marshal has indicated a driver wants to pass and you were not aware of it.
  • You are learning how to execute passes on low speed turns.

  Advanced:

  • You measure your OTD/HPDE experience by "Seasons"
  • You are comfortable passing/being passed at any point on this track
  • You are embarrassed if a Corner Marshal shows you a passing flag and you didn't already have the passing zone picked out
  • You are capable of teaching flags and hand signals to a small group of people that do not speak your language.
  • Tires and brake pads have long ago become a known "expense" that is included in your household budget
  • You share knowledge with novice drivers on how to get started and improve their performance

Event requirements

Snell SA 2005 Helmet.

For Open Wheels & Convertibles, please reach out to us.

Autobahn Country Club

Joliet, IL
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Organizer

Open Track organized by

Midnight Motorsports LLC

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