Preparation

These two forms are mandatory and must be printed, completed and presented at the Track when you arrive.

These other documents may also help you prepare for the event

PREPARE AT HOME:
• Read or review the High-Performance Drivers Manual – lots of good info in there
• We recommend you wear cotton, rather than synthetic clothing
• Shoes with flat, non-slip soles and closed toes (sneakers), no sandals, no high heels, no lugged soles
• A helmet with a Snell 2010 or newer rating is required.  Bring your own, rent one from Autobahn Country Club or borrow one from us. Plan on this so you are sure to be covered.
• We run in whatever the weather, so appropriately accessorize.
• Bring liquids to drink
• Aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen–you can get a headache and you can’t take anything else at the track
• Pets must be leashed if you must bring them
• Get some sleep – it is going to be a long day

 

AT THE TRACK:
• Unload car–empty trunk, interior of car, no loose items, take out floor mats. Check for objects under seats
• Check fluid levels, no leaks, belts tight, wires snug. lug bolts torqued, sunroof closed and latched, glass headlights/fog lights taped, brake lights work, hood closed & latched, floor
• Torque lug nuts–use a torque wrench to specs, especially with alloy wheels–do this to cold lugs only
• Tire pressures–check cold tire pressures–32-40 pounds
• Clean windshield
• Tape glass headlights and fog lights, unless already covered in Lexan
• Be on time to the Mandatory Drivers Safety Meeting

Bear in mind that you have to drive this car home at the end of the day.

Paddock Area:

• Follow the day’s schedule to get all your track time, workshop sessions, rest time and lunch.

• Check fluid levels, no leaks, belts tight, wires snug. lug bolts torqued, sunroof closed and latched, glass headlights/fog lights taped, brake lights work, hood closed & latched, floor mats out, glove box empty, I-Pass and garage door opener out, (GoPro secured in place and checked by Windy City Event Staff).

 

Pit Area:

• Proper seating position-as vertical as possible, thigh supported, knee slightly bent when clutch is pushed to the floor, back against seat and elbows slightly bent with hand at 3 and 9 o’clock, drivers and passenger windows down, helmet on snugly and buckled, seat belts on very snugly, doors unlocked.

 

Entering the Track:

• Wait for starter’s signal to move, stay within the painted blend line upon entering the track, check mirrors before moving onto the race line.

• Signal to allow passes, ease off gas if necessary to allow passing, don’t pass unless signaled, passing zones are marked with special pylons.

• Be aware of flagging stations and observe their signals, acknowledge checkered flag at the end of session.

 

Exiting the Track:

• After the checkered flag is thrown, no passing is allowed, reduce speed and cool down both the car and driver, this does not mean brake.

• Signal your intention to leave the track, slow down to less than 15 MPH through the pits, less than 5 miles per hour in the paddock, do not set your parking brake when you return to the paddock.

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