AMS Track Day Schedule and Registration For 2009

Monday June 22nd 2009
Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, IL $195
8:30-5:00p

Sunday July 5th 2009
Autobahn, Joliet IL. $245
South Course
9:00-5:00p
Full Course 5:30-8:30
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*AMS TRACK DAYS ARE OPEN FOR ALL CARS

The 4 most important things you need to know about a Track Day:

1. THIS IS NOT A RACE! There are no prizes and no one is timing you. If you want to turn this into a race the track officials will kick you out immediately. No warnings will be given.
2. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE GOOD BRAKES!
3. THIS IS NOT A RACE!
(can’t stress this enough)
4. You will be put in a run group based on your experience. This is a fun track day, getting put in a class that is too high for you will only slow down the other drivers in that class or worse…push you beyond your limits. Please trust in our decision on what run group to put you in.

To sign up for the event please call Frank here at the shop. He will place you in your run group and take your track day payment. He can be reached at 847 709-0530 Extension 2017

AMS TRACK DAY AT Blackhawk Farms Raceway

Schedule

Start

End

Exercise

Group

7:30

8:30

Registration

All

8:15

8:25

Drivers Meeting

All

8:30

9:00

On Track

Green

8:30

9:15

Classroom

Purple

9:00

9:30

On Track

Blue

9:30

10:00

On Track

Purple

10:00

10:30

On Track

Green

10:00

10:30

Classroom

Purple

10:30

11:00

On Track

Blue

10:30

11:00

Spec Miata Meeting

11:00

11:30

On Track

Purple

11:00

12:30

Lunch

Blue

11:30

12:00

On Track

Spec Miata

11:30

12:30

Lunch

Green

11:30

1:00

Lunch

Purple

12:00

12:30

Lunch

Workers

12:30

1:00

On Track

Green

1:00

1:30

On Track

Blue

1:30

2:00

On Track

Purple

2:00

2:30

On Track

Green

2:00

2:45

Classroom

Purple

2:30

3:00

On Track

Blue

3:00

3:30

On Track

Purple

3:30

4:00

On Track

Green

4:00

4:30

On Track

Blue

4:30

5:00

On Track

Purple


LAPS Incorporated – Tips and Information

CLOTHING
LAPS INC. Requires that you wear, at minimum, 100% cotton clothing. Long sleeve shirt, jeans or Docker type pants. It is also a good idea to wear sneaker type non-slip shoes that lace tight. Boots or any open toe or heal shoes are not allowed. The typical driver is dressed in jeans or Dockers, long sleeved t-shirt or pullover, cotton socks and tennis shoes. LAPS INC. recommends that you always wear and use the proper safety gear. Such as, Nomex lined race suits, shoes, gloves and the best helmet you can afford. Nomex clothing can be found at many auto sports Internet sites. Nomex is a fire resistant material that is generally worn by racers and by drivers of highly modified cars.

HELMETS
All helmets must Snell rated and SA95 or newer.
All drivers and passengers must have SA rated helmets. The helmet rating can be found underneath the inside padding of the helmet. The most important tool inside of a car is your brain it should it be well protected. The standard recommendation is buy the best helmet you can afford! You will not be allowed to drive without meeting the helmet requirements.

FLAGS

Flags are the only way corner workers can communicate with you while you are on the track. Pay attention to the location of the corner workers during your warm-up laps… in an emergency they are your best allies. Failure to heed the flags will result in expulsion from the event.

Green – the track is open and cars are running at speed. Passing is allowed in the passing zones.

Stationary Yellow – Proceed with caution, no passing, be prepared to alter your line if necessary
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Waving Yellow – Warns of an immediate hazard on the course, you may need to stop or slow down significantly. This flag is often used when a spin occurs and there is a stalled car partially on the track or just off the track… do not slam on the brakes without checking your mirrors… the car immediately behind you will end up in your trunk!

Blue with Yellow Diagonal Stripe – The passing flag. A faster car is behind you… check your mirrors and prepare to signal cars behind you to pass at the next opportunity…. remember to stay on-line and lift off the throttle slightly to allow the pass to be complete… failure to heed this warning will result in a black flag.

White – Indicates an emergency vehicle or slow moving car is on the track

Red – This flags indicates an emergency situation. Check your mirrors and bring your car to a controlled and complete stop on the right side of the track. We may need to get emergency vehicles on the track quickly, and they will use the left side of the track. Stay on the track… your hot muffler may start a grass fire. Once stopped, release the brakes and do not engage the parking brake to avoid warping your rotors.

Black with Red Circle – The meat ball flag indicates there is a mechanical problem with your car… something hanging, a leak, etc. Drive your car to the pits as soon as possible or pull off the track near the next corner worker station (if there is a fire).

Black Flag – You have been identified as breaking the rules or endangering others. Drive your car to the pits and be prepared to talk with an event official.

Checkered Flag – the session is over… you should begin your cool-down lap and be prepared to exit from the track at the next pit entrance.

LAPS Incorporated – Rules

LAPS INC. was formed to give the motorsports enthusiast a place to learn about and enjoy driving their high performance sport cars and sport sedans to their full potential. The benefits of having a venue to explore the ability of oneself and their machine in a safe environment are unquestionable. Even though we have safe and friendly environments to test are skill level and abilities, we must maintain that safety is the most important element of our events. Therefore we have rules. These are our basic guidelines as to what we should come to expect from one another on and off the track.

1. Be kind and courteous.
2. No racing is allowed period. There are no awards or trophies for the quickest time.
3. Passing of a slower car cannot occur until the driver of the slower car gives the “passing signal”. Extending the left arm out the driver’s window and pointing toward the passing side shall give the passing signal. Passing allowed only in designated straights. No passing in the turns.
4. No drag racing is allowed. There will be no drag racing to see who reaches the corner first. If there is a faster (lap time) car trying to pass the slower (lap time) car should stay on-line and “lift” so that the pass can be completed.
5. Track étiquette. Pay attention to your mirrors. If a car is consistently on your rear bumper he IS faster than you. Give him a point by to pass as you enter the next passing zone.
6. Before you enter the hot pit area your helmet should be secure and your seat belts fastened. Both the driver and passenger windows must be down when your designated run group is ready to drive. Display your wristband to the starter and wait for the starter to signal you onto the track. Once the signal is given, accelerate briskly onto the track. Stay within the blend line. (Do not cross the blend or you will receive a black flag). Check your mirrors before moving on line.
7. The first lap of each session should be used to warm tires, brakes, and brain (driver). This lap should be run at a reduced speed. Pay attention to the location of the corner workers.
8. Always follow and know the definitions of the flags as described in the drivers meeting. Flags and their definitions are available on this site.
9. When exiting the track the driver should extend his left arm out the window straight up when entering the corner before the pit entrance. Speed limit in the pit area is 15mph.
10. When you are notified that the session is over, complete the remainder of the lap at a slower pace to allow your brakes to cool before entering the pit area.
11. Passengers will only be permitted to ride with instructors and qualified experienced drivers as determined by the event organizers.
12. Any spin or loss of control when a passenger is in the car will result in termination of passenger privileges and possible expulsion from the event.
13. Three off rule. First off- visit the black flag station and talk with track control. You may resume driving. Second off- visit black flag station and talk with track control. You will be asked to sit out for the rest of the session. Third off- You will be done driving for the day.

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