Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Waterford Hills OTD #2

Waterford Hills

About this event

Waterford Hills Open Track Day


Online Payment/Pre-Pay: 
     WHRRI member    $155.00       
     Non-Member          $190.00

*Day of Event: 
     WHRRI member    $190.00       
     Non-Member          $230.00


Dates for 2017:

We have 7 Open track days this season!

  • OTD 1 - April 23rd
  • OTD 2 - June 11th
  • OTD 3 - July 2nd
  • OTD 4 - July 30th
  • OTD 5 - September 3rd
  • OTD 6 - September 30th
  • OTD 7 - October 15

*3 pack and full season discount packages are available

Typical Event

  • Events start at 7:00am for registration and tech inspections.
  • 9:00am driver's meeting and novice instruction
  • Vehicles on course at 10:00am
  • Lunch ~12:30
  • Track secured at 6:00pm.

How do we make up the run groups?

  • We usually have 5 run groups made up of 16 drivers
  • Each group is scheduled to get 4 sessions during the day
  • Each session will be ~15 to 20 minutes
  • Drivers are split up into groups based on experience.

What kind of equipment do I need?

  • A vehicle that can pass a basic safety inspection (Contact me about restrictions on convertibles, open wheel, Truck, SUV and Hybrids)
  • Recommend using vehicles with manual transmissions
  • A SNELL rated helmet  that’s 2005 or newer (We have rental helmets available at the track if you don't have one)
  • No special tires are required!

I'm new to this!

  • Everyone was new at one point!
  • We have basic instruction in the morning
  • Club drivers can provide one on one instruction when available
  • Track day people are Awesome!  Pretty much anyone at the track will be happy to help, or come find me and I'll introduce you to an experienced driver
  • I've been collecting lots of information and posting it in our forums… check it out here: OTD Primer 
  • Send me an email and I'll get any other questions answered ASAP! (

Join our Email List

  • Keep up to date and register for Track day events!
  • We use this list to keep everyone informed on schedules and changes.
  • Tips and tricks for newcomers!
  • Go here to join the list:  Waterford OTD Mailing list  


How do I rank myself for registration?

  • I double check your experience levels during the registration process.
  • If you have a question, note it in the "Notes to Organizer" on the entry form.  I do read them!
  • Unsure of your skill level - start out as a Novice (HPDE-1) and tell me what your experience is - we'll get you in the right group!
  • Use the table below to help you figure it out:


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 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

This event is approved for track day insurance.  Additional vehicle coverage may be purchased through Lockton Affinity Motorsports here:


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Entries (139)

Eric Dulong-Rae
Teo Brandt
Tyler Pedersen
Greg Shaw
Aaron Linke
Robert Schoger
Robert Beach
Mitchell Dukes

Waterford Hills

Clarkston, MI
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