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by Clutch
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Re: Open Track Day Primer

Driver Classification What does that HPDE-"X" mean? One of the most popular questions I get is "What Class should I be in?" Well, this should clarify how the classes are set up... HPDE-1 - NOVICE This group is for people that are new to OTD/HPDEs You are learning the flags, hand signals and track e...
by Clutch
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Re: Open Track Day Primer

Brake Fade - What is it? As you begin to gain confidence and experience on the track you will also find you are pushing your vehicle and it's braking system harder than ever. Typical braking systems use a piston to compress the rotor (disk) between two brake pads. The increased friction converts th...
by Clutch
Mon May 20, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Re: Open Track Day Primer

HELMETS! One of your primary defenses against permanent damage is your trusty Helmet! Waterford Hills follows SCCA rules for helmets: From the 2015 Solo rules: 4.3.1 Helmets Snell 2000 (SA, K, M) or newer, SFI (3.1.1,41.1, 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A), ECE R22.05, FIA (8859-2015, 8860-2010, 8860-200...
by Clutch
Fri May 17, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Re: Open Track Day Primer

Tech Inspections There’s always a little confusion about Tech… Our OTD Chief of Tech clarifies what is expected: • Get there early! Tech runs from 7:15 to 9:00. No Tech inspection = No track time! • Register BEFORE you get in line for tech! Registration has your tech form for this OTD... you can't ...
by Clutch
Fri May 17, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Re: Open Track Day Primer

Passing With the exception of the Competition groups, All of the run groups at Waterford Hills Raceway have passing restrictions that must be followed to keep everyone safe. Authorized passing zones for each group are shown above. We use a Point By system for passing at Waterford Hills. *The driver...
by Clutch
Fri May 03, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Re: Open Track Day Primer

Passing Zones by Group Here's a graphic representation of the authorized passing zones by group. Red is not permitted, Green zone is for point by passing only: Yellow/White Groups (HPDE-1/HPDE-2) http://lclutchl.smugmug.com/photos/i-R2J95jD/0/L/i-R2J95jD-L.png Red Group (HPDE-3) http://lclutchl.smu...
by Clutch
Fri May 03, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Re: Open Track Day Primer

SCCA Solo Drivers - What you read here could save you a set of tires! A few tips for those of you joining us from the SCCA Solo program: • Driving styles on road tracks differ slightly from Solo - aggressive application of the brakes and accelerator can get you into trouble. The key to good lap tim...
by Clutch
Fri May 03, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Re: Open Track Day Primer

Flagging and Communication - What those people in White are trying to tell you! For many of you this will be the first time on a road course. Here are a few things you will learn at the driver's meeting. Take a few minutes and review the info below: • Corner Marshals - these are the wonderful volun...
by Clutch
Fri May 03, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Open Track Day
Topic: Open Track Day Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 46436

Open Track Day Primer

This posting contains general knowledge and tips for a Waterford Hills OTD. The thread will be locked so we can update it with new info as it comes in. If you have any questions, or would like to add to this, please contact me at otd@waterfordhills.com


Thanks!
Clutch