About this event
We are a Motorcycle Track day organization offering expert coaching at every level.
Heads up for 2021!! We’re moving to a four group format for 2021.
Novice, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, and Advanced.
Please read through the following group descriptions carefully before registering.
Track Experience is for first timers only who want to "test the waters". Novice experience required. Motorcycle and Rider gear must adhere to Street Group requirements. Rider will ride in the first two Street Group sessions. Then have the option of purchasing the whole day. 2 slots available each day.
Novice Group is for experienced street riders looking to improve their skills and become safer riders. Passing is limited to straights. Limited to 20 riders.
Intermediate Group 1 is for riders with some track experience who are looking for a quicker pace and are familiar with the flags, pit in/out procedures. Passing limited to straights in the morning sessions, with outside passing open after lunch. Limited to 20 riders
Intermediate Group 2 is for experienced track riders. Passing on straights and on the outside in the morning sessions, with inside passing open after lunch. Limited to 25 riders
Advance Group is for track day veterans and licensed racers. The pace will be accelerated with safe passing allowed in every section of the track. Limited to 25 riders
Gates open at 7am. If you arrive before 7, DO NOT block the gates. Line up on the right side of the driveway while waiting to sign the waiver.
Registration and Tech will open at 7:30am. We'll open as soon as we get set up. Shouldn't take us long.
Mandatory Rider meeting at 8:30am
Green flag at 9am
Lunch from 12-12:45
Sessions will start every 15 minutes
Gates will close at 6pm sharp each day. Please be packed up and out before 6pm. You are welcome to leave your bikes and gear at the track Saturday night if you are riding both days but, there is no camping at Putnam.
Early Registration $195/day - $345/weekend
Standard Registrations $225/day - $395/weekend
No walk ups. Online registration only.
There is a 10% cancellation fee. A refund will be issued if you cancel more than 10 days before the event. Rider substitutions are not allowed (you may not sell your spot). This is a rain or shine event. If you have to cancel within 10 days, your spot will be offered to the waitlist. If it can be sold, you will receive a credit on your motorsportreg.com account. If not, no credit will be issued. The deadline to cancel is 2 days before each event.
If you have any questions about our format or track days in general, please contact us through our website or Facebook page.
Riders must be at least 18 years of age with a valid motorcycle endorsement.
1. Undamaged full-face helmet with face shield. No modular helmets. No helmet mounted cameras.
2. Gauntlet gloves with leather protecting the palms and fingers.
3. Riding boots at least 8" that fully cover the ankle and go over/under the pant leg.
4. We suggest you use a chest and back protector.
5. One or two piece leather suit required. Two piece suits must have "360" degree zipper.
6. Please carry your In Case of Emergency information with you on the track. This info would include: your full name, blood type, current medications, allergies and emergency contact person’s name and phone number. I.C.E. info cards are not required. But, are highly recommended.
7. Knee and toe sliders that emit sparks or smoke are prohibited.
8. No crude or offensive images or verbiage.
All gear must be in good condition, free of holes and have padding in the shoulders, elbows and knees.
Tires must be 75% or better.
Brakes must be in good working order.
Motorcycles must have no leaks.
Side stands and passenger pegs must be secured up with safety wire or zip ties in the Advance and Intermediate Groups
Center stands must be removed for Advance and Intermediate Groups
Headlights, brake light, turn signals and mirrors must be taped over completely.
Motorcycles must have working kill switch and self-closing throttle.
Oil filter, oil fill cap, oil drain plug and oil dip stick must be secured with safety wire in the Advance and Intermediate Groups.
Motorcycles must have a number on the front or side. The number is of your choosing and must be at least 5" tall. Must be legible from a corner station.
No ethylene glycol based anti-freeze allowed in the Advance and Intermediate Groups
No crude or offensive images or verbiage.
K&N oil filters are not allowed.
Novice Group is for experienced street riders looking to improve their skills and become safer riders. Passing is limited to straights. Wait for a Wave-by to pass rider coaches. Make sure to leave 6ft of room when making passes.
Intermediate Group 1 is for riders with some track experience who are looking for a moderate pace and, are familiar with the flags, pit in/out procedures. Passing limited to straights and on the outside in corners. Pass coaches on their left. No Wave-by necessary. Make sure to leave 6ft of room when making passes.
Intermediate Group 2 is for experienced track riders comfortable with passing and being passed. Passing on straights, outside, and inside in corners. Pass coaches on their left. No Wave-by necessary. Make sure to leave 6ft of room when making passes.
Advance Group is for track day veterans and licensed racers. The pace will be accelerated with safe passing allowed in every section of the track. Make sure to leave 6ft of room when making passes.
Remember track days are not races. There is no reason to make a dangerous pass. All reports of dangerous riders will be taken very seriously. Do not “stuff” other riders into turns. If you are stuck behind a group of slower riders and are getting frustrated, please come into the hot pit lane and let the Marshall know you want some space. You will then be released back on to the track.
FLAGS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Green Flag - indicates start of session or clear track conditions.
Checkered Flag - indicates end session - proceed around the course to the designated track exit.
Red Flag - indicates session has been stopped. All riders are to signal that they are no longer racing, then reduce speed and proceed safely to the pit road. For those locations without a pit road, the Race Director will designate an area to replace pit road. No passing is allowed from the flag stations displaying the red flag to the pit road.
Black Flag with Orange Disc – Rider infraction- report to the Pit Steward on the next lap. Failure to respond will result in penalties. It is the rider’s responsibility to respond on the next lap.
Yellow with Red Stripes – Debris or fluid on track surface-exercise caution.
A. Debris flag folded into a triangle and held pointing towards the sky indicates rain-exercise caution.
Yellow flag - Stationary - indicates a potentially hazardous situation on or near the track. Passing is allowed but riders should exercise extreme caution in this area.
Yellow flag - Waving - indicates a potentially hazardous situation on or near the racing line or in a crash impact area. No passing is allowed from the flag stations displaying the waving yellow flag until the rider is beyond the incident.
White Flag with Red Cross - indicates that a safety or emergency vehicle is on the course - Exercise caution. This flag will be displayed stationary at all stations whenever a safety or emergency vehicle is on the course.
This display will be accompanied by a waving yellow at the flag station immediately preceding the vehicle on the racecourse. A standing yellow flag will be displayed one flag station prior to the station covering the vehicle with the waving yellow flag.
Black Flag - indicates a mechanical problem with your equipment. Signal that you are slowing, get off the racing line, then reduce speed and stop at the first safe position, preferably a corner station that can notify you of what the equipment problem is.
If any rider violates any of the rules laid out by Midwest Track Day, LLC. they may be required to leave. If so, no refunds will be given to the rider in violation.