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Old 05-16-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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NCM Motosports Park: Camaro Fest TRACK DAY!!

National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park
Hooked on Driving – Presented by the Camaro Fest
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Camaro Fest Track Day @ National Corvette Museum


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This year, Camaro Fest is continuing to offer a full-scale track day to our attendees, through cooperation with Hooked on Driving.

There will be four run groups. While registration only includes one “Beginner/Novice” group…we are going to split those drivers up into Novice 1, and Novice 2 in order better accommodate each driver’s skill level.

Run Groups:
A. Beginner/Novice 1 - Little to no track experience. First time at NCM MSP
B. Beginner/Novice 2 - Some track day experience; familiar with flags & passing rules. First time at NCM MSP
C. Intermediate - Moderate track day experience; very familiar with flags & passing rules
D. Advanced - Regularly participates in HPDE's
You must purchase your wristband in advance, there will be NO at-the-gate purchases for the NCM road course!!!

When purchasing, choose one of the above run groups you feel best suits your experience level.* More formal registration instructions will follow in an email. Remember, this is NOT a race...it is NOT timed...there are NO trophies…so choose the most appropriate run group to maximize SAFETY & the FUN-FACTOR!

Each run group can expect to get at least two full hours of TIME on TRACK!**

Coaches will be available for drivers in Run Groups A, and B…limited availability for Run Group C.

Scheduled classroom instruction is required for Run Groups A, and B. More details on that when you arrive.

SOUND LIMIT:

The NCM Motorsports Park features a sound-limit per local ordinances. Most vehicles with stock exhaust will be fine. Most vehicles that are missing cats, mufflers, or feature headers with high-flow cats risk exceeding the limit. Below is a specific explanation from NCM Motorsports Park:

"A sound level instrument (meter) that meets American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S1.4-1983 Class 2 or better shall be used. The primary maximum for MSP Motorsports Park shall be a sound pressure level of 103dB “A” frequency weighted (dBA) measured on the fast response setting at 50 feet (+/- 2 feet) from the edge of the track pavement, and/or artificial markers indicating track edge. All sound readings shall be truncated to the lower whole number. (Anything after the decimal point is ignored.) All vehicles are required to have mufflers."


POLICIES & GUIDELINES:
• Bring Water - Stay hydrated. We will have water bottles available.
• Tech Inspection forms must be completely filled out before driving on track. By signing this document you confirm that your car is safe to drive on track, accept full responsibility for the mechanical condition of your vehicle.
• Helmet must be Snell SA2010 or newer. (Open or closed) M-Class Helmets are for motorcycles, and not acceptable. See “Helmets” below.
• Closed-toed shoes are required...no sandals, no boots.
• Convertibles MUST be equipped with a structural roll bar.
• No passengers allowed with participants while track is hot.
• We STRONGLY recommend changing your brake fluid to a high-temperature DOT 4-spec fluid to prevent loss of braking power on track.
• We recommend you follow Chevrolet’s recommended track preparation guide for your vehicle prior to arriving at NCM.
• Food and Beverages will be available for purchase at the track (but you can always bring a cooler with lunch, sandwiches, etc). NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED.
• Separate individual driver insurance can be purchased through NCM to completely cover you and your ENTIRE CAR. All drivers will be responsible for themselves and any property damaged to the NCM track.
HELMETS:

Per the Snell Foundation:
“The SA standard was designed for competitive auto racing while the M standard was for motorcycling and other motorsports. The K standard was released to accommodate helmets used in karting. There are three major differences between them:

1. The SA standard requires flammability test while the M and K standards do not.
2. The SA and K standards allow for a narrower visual field than the M standard…
3. The SA and K standards include a roll bar multi-impact test while the M standard does not.”
Therefore, we will require a Snell SA-2010 certified helmet (or newer) for your safety. Please do not plan on renting a helmet, because they typically go quickly and aren’t available for everyone.

HELMETS (con’t):

If you are in the market for a helmet, HOD has just established Bell Helmets as the “official helmet of HOD”. Discounts are available to HOD members through two US retailers. See the release below:
“Team HOD members will buy "Racer" series Bell helmets at a 10% discount, with "Pro" Series at 15% and "Carbon" and "Advanced" helmets at a 20% discount, when purchased through HOD partner Wine Country Motor Sports.

Wine Country Motor Sports stores in Sonoma, CA and Jupiter, FL will serve HOD members in purchasing the right helmet at the Team HOD member price:

Sonoma store: 800-708-7223 Jupiter: 866-320-3278
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DISCLAIMERS

* Camaro Fest, and Hooked on Driving reserve the right and flexibility to shift drivers from one Run Group to another based on performance on-track.

** We will run rain or shine, unless the amount of rain poses a safety hazard to participants or workers. Driving at reduced speeds in the rain can be a blast, and the conditions can teach novices and “dry-only” drivers a great many things about vehicle handling!
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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Go to:

www.Camarofest.org/store

to buy tickets for the NCM Road Course!
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:38 PM   #3
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HOD/BELL Helmet Flyer.

This is so cool, guys, take advantage of this if you need a helmet!!


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Old 05-20-2018, 08:41 PM   #4
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We have 75 drivers paid for at this time. Don't delay! We think we're going to cut this off around 85 cars!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:10 PM   #5
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:19 PM   #6
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Hey guys - can you post some info on the Tech Inspection Form? I would hate to sign up for the event and then find out I didn't prep my car correctly ahead of time. Thanks!

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Old 05-25-2018, 02:28 PM   #7
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MLee and Mr. Wyndham,

Will the Advance Group be open passing? If it is still a point-by-to-pass class, then I would feel fine there. If not, I would be more comfortable in the Intermediate Class. Still learning the car and I will not get in another session before July.

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I should read more carefully. All classes are point by to pass.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:39 PM   #8
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MLee and Mr. Wyndham,

Will the Advance Group be open passing? If it is still a point-by-to-pass class, then I would feel fine there. If not, I would be more comfortable in the Intermediate Class. Still learning the car and I will not get in another session before July.

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I should read more carefully. All classes are point by to pass.


As the day progresses and people become more comfortable that may change...there's just so many "green" drivers, even in the advanced group compared to a typical track day.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:42 PM   #9
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Hey guys - can you post some info on the Tech Inspection Form? I would hate to sign up for the event and then find out I didn't prep my car correctly ahead of time. Thanks!

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Good question! It's your pretty standard fare.

Techical_Inspection.pdf
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:19 PM   #10
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Can't wait! I want to stay in the lowest skill group & need a good coach!
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:12 PM   #11
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How do I know my car isn't violating the sound limit? I Only have an MBRP Cat-Back.
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:27 PM   #12
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How do I know my car isn't violating the sound limit? I Only have an MBRP Cat-Back.
The only way to know for sure is to drive by a decibel-meter at the same distance they are set up on the track.

Rule of thumb is mufflers should be present, and headers pretty much ruin it.
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Does the track record the decibel readings for us that are running headers and non-restrictive mufflers ? I haven’t been called out on any decibel levels at NCM but curious how close I might be. Lol. I have been tagged a few times at an autocross event near 98 or so but never over 100 dB.
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Good question! It's your pretty standard fare.

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You're right, no big deal! Thanks

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