Sun, Aug 25, 2024

Waterford Hills Bracket Race 10

Waterford Hills

About this event

Waterford Hills Road Racing

NOTICE: Effective 7/21/2021 Participation of Electric vehicles has been suspended until WHRRI obtains specialized equipment to deal with Electric Vehicle emergencies.

Welcome to the Waterford Hills Road Bracket Racing Registration!

What is Road Bracket Racing?

  • RBR is a way to test your skills and compete on a level playing field against other drivers and vehicles
  • After a practice session ,You tell us what your lap time  will be during a timed session
  • The person with the closest  three runs is the winner!

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 times 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. NO wheel to wheel racing! All passes are completed in controlled zones with driver acknowledgment
  3. If you've run an Open Track Day at Waterford Hills, you already know 90% of the procedure!

What do I need to participate?

  • Driver
    • Regular State issued driver's license (Any  US State)
    • HPDE2, HPDE3, and HPDE4 drivers are qualified after a safe full weekend in their run group
    • All previous Bracket Race entrants are fully eligible and require no additional experience.
  • Vehicle
    • Good condition that can pass a basic safety inspection.
    • Preferably 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
  • Safety
    • Original equipment restraints for your vehicle Snell rated helmet (2010 or newer) with a SA, M, or K certification
    • Helmet rentals are available at the track!
    • Additional safety equipment is permitted
    • All Drivers must be able to attain a dial-in time LOWER (read "faster") than 1:32:00.   This time will be adjusted in case of inclement weather.
    • Drivers with lap times faster than 1:20.00 during the event are subject to additional safety inspections

Registration is limited to 12 cars per day.  

Typical Event:

  • Track opens at 8:00am each morning
  • Registration and vehicle tech from 9:00am to 10:00am
  • 10:00 Mandatory Driver's meeting/Race Training
  • 20 minute Practice session just prior to Lunch break (12:30)
  • 1:00 Driver's meeting to gather target times
  • 20 minute Timed session just prior to afternoon worker break (3:30)
  • Enjoy the races while scores are computed
  • ~4:00pm Winner Announcements
  • Bonus track time at end of race day if time permits!
  • 6:00 Trophy presentations at the club house

*Session times may vary based on track schedule/maintenance


  • Online payment/Pre-Pay     $140.00
  • Day of Event                       $170.00
  • Competition Package (6 event days)  $625.00
    • Competition package can be scheduled for any bracket race event during the season
    • Unused events during the season may be  transferred to the next race season



Event Class Descriptions




  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 2010 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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Michael Kaszubski

Waterford Hills

Clarkston, MI
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