On July 30th, 2016 PPIR will host an open lapping day for drivers of all skill levels! Please call the Track Manager Jared Thompson in order to register for the event at 719.382.7223 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· (Beginner/Intermediate HPDE) $199: Driving and classroom sessions will provide you with an understanding of vehicle balance, tire contact patches, driving line theory, anticipation, braking techniques, steering technique, passing etiquette, heel and toe downshifting if full manual transmission, and seating position. Throughout the class drivers will transition between the race track and the classroom to cover topics and put that knowledge into action.
· (Advanced Open Lapping) $150: Drivers with a racing license or significant amount of track day driving experience may partake in the open lapping sessions. Sessions are open passing and for experienced drivers only.
· NASA Competition School (Contact NASA for registration and payment at 303.539.9363) Track time is being set aside for those that were enrolled in the NASA comp school. There will be the normal alternating between classroom and track.
We will be running the counter-clockwise configuration of the full 1.3 mile road course.
Vehicle Preparation: PPIR will not be inspecting vehicles prior to entering the racing surface. It is the responsibility of each individual to make certain that his or her vehicle is track worthy. The following items should be thoroughly inspected/set before arriving to the raceway:
ü Tires in good condition (tread depth, sidewalls clear of damage, valve stems, etc.)
ü Tire pressures are properly set (refer to vehicle manufacturer settings)
ü All lug nuts are torqued and present (refer to vehicle manufacturer specifications)
ü Hubcaps and trimmings (if not secured by lug nuts) are removed from vehicle
ü No play in wheel bearings
ü Minimal play in steering linkage
ü Brake system in good condition (pads, rotors, lines, etc.)
ü Fluid levels are set (Engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering, coolant, brake fluid, etc.)
ü No fluid leaks from the vehicle of any kind
ü Fuel level is set (Arrive to the track with a full tank! Refueling may be required during lunch.)
ü Vehicle is free of loose items (including the trunk)
ü Battery is properly secured
ü No exposed electrical wires
ü Hoses and lines are securely fastened and routed properly and safely
ü Fully functional seat belts in good condition (factory stock or better required)
Vehicle Eligibility: Vehicles NOT eligible to participate include, but are not limited to; go-karts, motorcycles, scooters, 3-wheel vehicles, side-by-sides, buggies, off-road vehicles, trucks, jeeps, 4x4 vehicles, and vans. The eligibility of a vehicle to participate is ultimately at the discretion of PPIR. Other vehicles that may not be allowed on track are older cars with inadequate brake systems (drum brakes) and/or safety features.
Convertibles: PPIR does not allow cars to drive on track days that lack proper rollover protection. Any car with adequate factory rollover protection will be allowed to drive on track.
Safety Gear: All drivers/passengers are required to be equipped with a SNELL SA rated helmet with rating of 2000 or newer. No karting, motorcycle, or DOT helmets will be permitted. Open faced helmets are allowed with adequate eye protection. If the vehicle being driven is a racecar and/or equipped with a 5 or 6 point racing harness, PPIR highly recommends the use of a head and neck restraint device such as a HANS device or similar. PPIR highly recommends the use of SFI rated gloves, driving suit and racing shoes if a participant is driving a racecar.
Miscellaneous: Spending the day at PPIR for a track day program is an amazing experience and we want everyone to be prepared and comfortable for your day at the track. To ensure a great experience, please review the following list in preparation for your visit at PPIR.
ü Sunblock and a hat. We have plenty of sunny days at the track so don’t get burned!
ü Warm clothes and a jacket. Depending on the time of year here in Fountain, CO, rain, snow, or just cold temperatures can move in quickly, so it is always good to be prepared.
ü Water, food and snacks. Typically, there are no food vendors at the track for PDX program days so be prepared and stay hydrated. Believe it or not driving a car around the racetrack can be hard work and it is not unusual to break out in a small sweat during a 20 to 30-minute driving session. Gatorade or other sports drinks are great to have on hand as well.