QCLUBNORTHAMERICA w/MFD Driving ExperienceGrattan Raceway
About this event
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT
30th Annual Event — April 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2022
The Q Club North America-Ring of Lakes welcomes you to join us for our 30th running of this Grattan Raceway event, operated by your friends at the MFD Driving Experience. Grattan Raceway is located North East of Grand Rapids, MI, approximately 3.5 hours from Chicago and 2.5 hours from Detroit. The challenging 2-mile track is a great place for a Driver’s School, with each turn offering a different type of challenge, and a long straight during which you can regroup and catch your breath. Attendees use their own vehicle and all makes are invited to participate!
Current COVID-19 protocols, requirements and safeguards will be in place.
This event will be coordinated by the same team of MFD individuals as in years past. Rest assured, you will be surrounded by a great group of friendly, experienced organizers dedicated to providing a safe experience and a helping hand for those new to the track driving hobby.
This event is open to all licensed drivers age 18 or older. Prior experience is NOT required! Sorry- SUV's, pick up trucks and minivans are not allowed at this event.
Some convertible models with fixed factory roll hoops (Boxsters & Z4's) are permitted. Please contact the event organizers before registering.
All track eligible makes are welcome at this event. Club membership is not required.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WE HAVE REACHED THE MAXIMUM ENTRY LEVEL FOR THIS EVENT. If you have questions or have attended this event in the past as an Instructor or Advanced Driver as wish to be considered as an entry, please contact the organizers directly.
Student or Instructor Sat/Sun DE Fee $350 NOVICE group is now full
Instructor/Advanced Fee Friday/Sat/Sunday $450 (Instructors assigned or bringing a student may be eligible for a partial refund)
Friday only Advanced Driving Day $200 (eligibility approval required prior to signing up)
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
THE NOVICE RUN GROUP IS NOW FULL. Please contact the event organizers if you wish to be placed on a wait list.
Please contact the event organizers with any questions LATE FEE after April 1st $75
Your entry fees also include a commemorative event gift and a banquet dinner ticket.
Under current protocols, spectators are allowed to attend this event by paying a small entry fee charged by the track at the gate. All spectators must sign a waiver.
Who should attend?
The Grattan Driver’s School is open to all licensed drivers age 18 or older.
Do you want to become a better and safer driver?
Do you want to learn more about the limits of you and your car in a safe environment?
Have you always wanted to drive on a racetrack?
Have you driven on other tracks before and want to learn a new one?
Have you driven at Grattan before, but want to improve your line?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions you should attend this school.
Spectators are welcome for this event.
What to expect?
Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced students will all benefit from the driving instruction offered at Grattan. Each student will drive his/her own car with an instructor providing guidance until both student and instructor are comfortable that the student is ready to drive solo on the track. No student will be pushed beyond his/her ability and comfort level. All on-track driving will take place in run groups based on previous experience, and each run group will have multiple sessions on the track.
On Saturday, students will receive classroom instruction on the basic concepts of car control and safe driving (well beyond anything taught in high-school driver training!). Then in-car exercises will be conducted with the goal of giving each student a good sense for the braking and accident avoidance capabilities of their car – capabilities that often far exceed what the driver expects! After these familiarization exercises are completed, students will be introduced to the track by riding with their instructors, and then will have their turn at negotiating the track with their instructor riding along to provide coaching. At this time, the Saturday evening banquet is pending. We will hopefully be able to confirm our plans soon. Your entry includes your dinner ticket but no portion of your entry will be refunded if the banquet has to be canceled or restructured. At this time, extra banquet tickets are not available do capacity limitations.
Sunday morning activities will resume at Grattan Raceway with more time on the track, again with instructors coaching the novices and anyone else who would like some additional instruction. By the end of the day each student will have had enough driving time to end the day tired but elated, and looking forward to the next event.
Grattan Advanced Driver Day – Friday, April 22, 2022
Who should attend this day?
The Grattan Advanced Driver Day is open to all drivers who are either club instructors or advanced HPDE drivers who want an additional opportunity to learn the track. The Advanced Driver Day will provide a great opportunity to learn Grattan if you have not been there before, or to get some quality track time in if you are already experienced there. If you have any question about your eligibility or have not attended a past MFD operated event as an advanced driver, please contact Mike Fisher, Geoff Harris, David Denison, Jeff Mattis or Tim Parvin. All drivers participating in the Advanced Drivers Day will be required to assist the club organizers throughout the weekend. If you are unable to commit to the 3 day weekend, the Advanced Driver Day fee will be $200.
The AmericInn of Greenville has a very limited block of rooms held for the MFD Driving Experience. Reserve your room right away! This will be the host hotel where registration and tech will be held. It is a short 15 minute drive to the track. Contact the hotel directly at 616 754-4500 to reserve your room ASAP under the MFD room rate.
We also have a block of rooms reserved at the Comfort Suites Comstock Park. Contact the hotel at 616 785-7899 to reserve under the MFD room rate of $119.00 plus tax.
Additional information will be emailed upon your registration or request. Message us through MSReg or text one of our organizers: Geoff Harris (231) 620-3922 , Mike Fisher (231) 883-2727 or Dave Denison (231) 590-2022