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Waterford Hills 2014 Race 4 Time Trials

Waterford Hills

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Waterford Hills, Clarkston, MI

Registration closed August 10, 2014 11:59 PM on August 10, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends August 10, 2014 11:59 PM on August 10, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens April 28, 2014 12:00 AM on April 28, 2014 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from April 28, 2014 12:00 AM to August 10, 2014 11:59 PM

Waterford Hills Raceway 

TIME TRIALS Registration!


Time Trials

Format change for this event - We are running SUNDAY only for each race weekend this season!

What do I need to participate?

  • Vehicle
    • Good condition that can pass a basic safety inspection.
    • Preferrably a manual transmission
    • You don't need a performance car to run these events!  
    • Street or fully prepared cars are welcome!
    • *Additional rules apply for convertibles... contact us for more information
  • Driver
    •  Licensed driver 
  • Safety
    • Original equipment restraints for your vehicle
    • Snell rated helmet (2000 or newer) with a SA, M, or K certification
    • Additional saftey equipment is permitted, but not required
How it works:    
  1. We will zip tie a transponder to your vehicle during the Tech Inspection
  2. You'll complete a quick ~1/2 hour meeting to explain how the event works
  3. Participate in a timed practice session in the Morning.
  4. Choose your target lap time based on the timed practice session runs
  5. We'll place you out on the track by order of fastest to slowest to minimize traffic
  6. Drive your  session and try to get as close to your chosen time as you can.
  7. Your best time will be used to score your runs.   The lower the differential, the better your score.

Basic rules:

  1. Point to pass rules... no driver may pass unless they are pointed by the leading driver
  2. MANDATORY blue flags - you have to let a car pass if you are shown a blue flag
  3. NO wheel to wheel racing.  
  4. If you've run an Open Track Day at Waterford Hills, you already know 90% of the procedure!

Registration is limited to 15 cars per day.      

Track time: 

  • Sunday
    • Morning - 15-20 minute session: Qualification/Practice runs*
    • Afternoon - 15-20 minute session: Timed Runs*
    • Possible bonus session if time permits

*Session times may vary based on track schedule/maintenance issues

Costs for the weekend(Saturday/Sunday): 

     Sunday Time Trial                  $75.00



Event Class Descriptions
Class Description




  • 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 primarilly  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.



  • Some experience - you have successfully completed 2-3 track days either here or at other tracks.  
  • You are familliar 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.


  • 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 expereinced 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 suprised 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


  • You measure your OTD/HPDE experience by "Seasons"
  • You are comfortable passing/being passed at any point on this track
  • You are embarassed 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


  • Licenses issued by SCCA, NASA or other major sanctioning bodies are required to run in this class.  
  • This class has open passing


Track information:

Waterford Hills is a 1.5 mile track located in Clarkston, Michigan with elevation changes and challenging corners to provide a thrilling ride for everyone from novice to expert. There are NO SPEED LIMITS on the track! This is the place to see and learn what you and your car can really do!
Waterford Time Trials are open to all makes and models. Any street car that can pass a simple safety inspection can participate. Convertibles require a roll bar, or factory rollover protection. SUVs are case by case (A high center of gravity and high speed turns usually don't mix!). The only specialty gear you need to run is a Snell 2000 or newer helmet.

New-comers to the Track are provided detailed instruction on Track Etiquette and safety. Instructors are available at no extra cost to show you how to navigate the track and improve your driving skills. 

Walk up registrations are welcome!



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