Event: Motor City Roundup Open Track Day
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: Gate opens at 7am; Driver Meeting at 8am; Track hot until 5pm
Location: Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan
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You must register in advance at motorsportreg.com. Registration includes online tech inspection, run group assignment, t-shirts, and payment.
Drivers choose their own run groups according to driving experience and car setup. See below for further details about each run group.
- Red Group: Novice - Drivers with no track experience or anyone looking to benefit from expert instruction
- Yellow Group: Intermediate - Drivers with 2-5 track days experience
- Blue Group: Advanced - Drivers with 6+ track days experience
- Green Group: Expert - Instructors and drivers with race car experience
You must be present at the 8am drivers meeting at the track to participate. During the Drivers Meeting, we explain track rules (passing zones and other protocols, etc.), go over the schedule, and assign instructors.
All instructors must be present at the 730am instructors meeting at the track. Announcements made over the public address system. During the Instructors Meeting, we go over track rules (passing zones and other protocols, etc.), go over the schedule, assign students, go over classroom instruction, and collaborate together to determine how best to serve our students and other drivers.
Drivers may bring any car that is in safe, track-worthy condition. This includes having safe tires, brakes, working lights, seat belts, etc. If you are not qualified or comfortable with these types of requirements, you should have your vehicle inspected by a professional. Safety first! Registration at motorsportreg.com includes a complete checklist where you certify that your vehicle meets all specified requirements. Click here for our sample tech inspection sheet that you can use to prepare.
A Snell 2010 rated helmet or newer is required for all vehicle occupants. Motorcycle helmets are NOT acceptable. A limited supply of helmets may be available for use at the track; please notify us in advance if you need one.
Motor City Roundup provides a staff of experienced instructors trained in all types of vehicles. No matter what kind of car you show up with, we provide you with driving instruction tailored to your needs.
Rides are open to individuals aged 16 years or older (under 18 needs legal guardian present). Bring a long sleeved shirt, long pants, closed toe shoes. We'll loan you a helmet for an experience you'll cherish for a lifetime.
Important Notice for All Drivers
This performance driving event is not a race and Motor City Roundup uses no lap or other timing devices. This is a non-competitive event intended to allow drivers to experience the attributes of car control up to the limit, in a safe and controlled environment.
Following a classroom session, students demonstrate techniques such as car control, braking, track position, timing, sight line and other techniques by navigating through a challenging course. The goal is to remove misconceptions, promote confidence, and develop an understanding of what the car and driver are capable of accomplishing, as well as a respect for the limits of car control.
The driving coaches help improve driving skills while teaching about car dynamics. This event's dual purpose is to prepare students for high-performance experiences, plus teach skills useful in everyday driving situations.
Although this is not a racing school, you learn to drive your car better at its limits. We emphasize skills and knowledge to make better drivers on both the course and on the road. You will increase your ability to brake, corner, and accelerate quickly and precisely without losing control of your car &endash; all skills that can be life-saving in an emergency.
Run Group Details
Red Group is for beginner performance drivers looking to learn the basics of performance road course driving. You receive classroom driving instruction and in-car coaching from one of our experienced driving instructors. In order to allow drivers to safely practice skills and master car control, no passing is initially permitted in this group. As the group progresses, limited passing is allowed depending upon instructor feedback. This is a valuable opportunity to learn performance driving techniques that many schools charge over $2,000 to teach. This instruction is included with the cost of the track day.
Yellow Group is for drivers with some track time under their belt. The intent behind grouping experienced drivers by vehicle type is to put like-prepared cars together with like-skilled drivers so that everyone can learn and have a ton of fun. This group runs at a faster pace, with controlled passing permitted in specified areas of the track.
Blue Group is for drivers with much track time under their belt. Again, the intent behind grouping experienced drivers by vehicle type is to put like-prepared cars together with like-skilled drivers so that everyone can learn and have a ton of fun. This group runs at an even faster pace than the Yellow Group, with controlled passing permitted in specified areas of the track. This group may have additional passing areas on the track, depending primarily on driver preferences.
Red Group is for highly experienced drivers with vehicles equipped to handle more aggressive driving. Many instructors participate in this group. The pace will be "all out," with more liberal passing areas on the track. Drivers in this group are eligible to provide specatator rides, with Motor City Roundup approval.