Bracket Racing

Have you ever wanted to get out and experience racing on a real road course? Well now you can! A bracket race is specifically designed for those of us that can't afford a fully prepped race car. All you need is your street vehicle (daily-drivers work great!), a valid operator's license, and a Snell rated helmet! We even have helmets for rent at the track!

We'll provide you training and space in our paddock to prepare yourself for an action-packed day of racing!

Waterford Bracket Racing is 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 2005 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!

What do I need to participate?

  • Vehicle
    • Good condition that can pass a basic safety inspection.
    • Preferrably 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
  • Driver
    • Licensed driver
  • Safety
    • Original equipment restraints for your vehicle
    • Snell rated helmet (2000 or newer) with a SA, M, or K certification
    • Additional saftey equipment is permitted, but not required

How it works

  • We will zip tie a transponder to your vehicle during the Tech Inspection.
  • You'll complete a quick ~1/2 hour meeting to explain how the event works.
  • Participate in a timed practice session in the Morning.
  • Choose your target lap time based on the timed practice session runs
  • We'll place you out on the track by order of fastest to slowest to minimize traffic.
  • Drive your session and try to get as close to your chosen time as you can.
  • Your best time will be used to score your runs. The lower the differential, the better your score.


  • Point to pass rules... no driver may pass unless they are pointed by the leading driver.
  • MANDATORY blue flags - you have to let a car pass if you are shown a blue flag.
  • NO wheel to wheel racing.
  • If you've run an Open Track Day at Waterford Hills, you already know 90% of the procedure!
  • Registration is limited to 15 cars per day.

Track time

  • Saturday
    • Morning—15–20 minute session: Qualification/Practice runs
    • Afternoon—15–20 minute session: Timed Runs*
    • Possible bonus session if time permits
  • Sunday
    • Morning—15–20 minute session: Qualification/Practice runs*
    • Afternoon—15–20 minute session: Timed Runs*
    • Possible bonus session if time permits
  • *Session times may vary based on track schedule/maintenance issues