You still have time to register for our Track Guys Camp Steeda event at Sebring International Raceway

Sebring_graphic_FUNWe still have open driver slots for our May 28-29 event at the World Famous Sebring International Raceway. On-track or in the paddock, this is a GREAT time! Never done this before? Don’t worry about that – we’ve got the program and the instructors to get you up to speed FAST! Register online here: http://www.trackguys.motorsportreg.com

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Join us at Motorsports Park Hastings on April 16

Join us for a one-day performance driving school at the fun and challenging Motorsports Park Hastings (Hastings, Nebraska) track. The track is doing their own registration – but Track Guys will be there providing the classroom and in-car instruction.
April 16 Event_FlyerGo here for more information and to register for this fun and lots-of-seat-time event. See you at Hastings!

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Sebring Registration is now OPEN!

Sebring_EVENT_graphic2Please join us for 2+ days of Track Guys Camp Steeda fun at the historic Sebring International Raceway, May 28 & 29. The 3.7-mile track is the very same one used by the historic 12 Hours of Sebring international sports car race and is know world-wide as a challenge for both car and driver.

You can register online by following this link or visiting www.trackguys.motorsportreg.com

This event has grown into the premier Ford, Mustang and Shelby driving event in the southeast, drawing drivers and instructors from as far away as Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, California and even Ontario, Canada, eh!

TG_Sebring_mapOn track, we have our full program of driving education, including 1-day or 2-day schools. Or, if you just want to give our program a try, you can register for our Track Guys Test Drive Program. This gets you the Driver’s meeting, orientation laps, first classroom session and finally, one on-track, at-speed session with your own personal in-car instructor helping you navigate the track.Track_Guys_Motorsport_Reg

You can register online by following this link or visiting www.trackguys.motorsportreg.com

If you don’t want to drive on track, the Team Shelby Southeastern Region is organizing a cruise-in car show on Saturday, which also includes lunch break parade laps on the track and the opportunity to ride one one of our experienced Track Guys Instructors.

steeda-logoOnce again, Steeda Autosports has signed on as a valued sponsor and promoter for our annual pilgrimage to Sebring International Raceway. Be sure to visit their website or check out their display of great cars and go-faster parts at the event.

Track Guys Camp Steeda on Facebook
Keep up to speed with all the latest event news and information by visiting our Facebook “Event Page” by here or click on the image below.
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See you on track at Sebring!

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2016 is the LAST year for SA2005-rated helmets

 

The safety of our students, solo drivers and instructors is of utmost importance. With 2015 in the rear view mirror, now is a great time to review helmet requirements for 2016 and beyond.

For our 2016 Track Guys events:
sa2005decalSA2005 helmets will still be allowed as 2016 will be their “grace” year of eligibility. Thus these helmets will NOT be allowed at ANY 2017 event.

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SA2010 helmets will be allowed at Track Guys events through the 2020 season.

sa2015decalSA2015 helmets will be allowed at Track Guys events through the 2026 season.
We encourage all performance driving students, solo drivers and instructors to exercise great care in taking care of your helmets. Keep them clean, make sure they dry out properly after a sweaty weekend at the track and if your helmet is ever dropped hard, makes impact with anything inside the car or is damaged in any way, REPLACE IT! Your safety simply isn’t worth the risk of running a potentially “damaged” helmet.

Time for an upgrade?

If you are need or want to make an helmet upgrade, the SA2015 helmets started hitting proair-carbon-db-touringdealer/distributor inventory in the middle of 2015, so they are out there. And as you can see from above, a properly maintained SA2015 helmet will provide you with YEARS of dependable service and protection.

However, be advised: some dealers/distributors still have SA2010 helmets and are selling them at significantly reduced prices. Keep in mind, these helmets are already one SA-rating “behind” and will only be good through the 2020 season.

And for the love of all things holy, PLEASE SA2010_helmetmake sure you are purchasing an SA-rated helmet. Take some time and look inside the helmet for the orange decal. You may have to pull back the lining a bit to find it, but if it’s truly an SA-rated helmet, the label should be there. And as always, DOT, M- or Snell DOT-rated helmets are NOT acceptable at any Track Guys event. Period.

Contact our friends at Chicane23 for all your helmet and safety equipment needs.

If you want to learn more about the Snell Foundation and specifically the 2015 Standards, visit this page on the Snell Foundation website.

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Texas World Speedway Registration is OPEN!

TWS_Final_Roundup2Registration for our “2nd Annual Final Roundup” at Texas World Speedway is now OPEN! Follow this link or click on the image above. The 2016 event is once again a three-day event, March 11-13, with Friday being open to solo-qualified track drivers and instructors. Saturday and Sunday will be our full program with plenty of seat time for all run groups: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced level drivers on the 2.9-mile TWS road course.

WARNING: Do NOT wait too long before signing up for this event as it has sold out in the past. And remember, Track Guys events are open to ALL makes of cars.

2016 Event Sponsors
The gang at Late Model Restoration will be one of the primary sponsors for our 2016 event, along with Chicane23 and VMP Performance.
NEW_Late-Model-RestorationChicane23_logoVMP_Performance_logoAs they’ve done the past couple of years, the Mustang Club of America is sponsoring Saturday’s lunch for ALL registered drivers (students and instructors) and will have national representatives at the event to answer any questions you may have about the MCA.
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Check back for more event updates as they become available and we sincerely hope you can join us at TWS in March!
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Track Guys Ruckus at the River – Gateway Motorsports Park, July 25 – 26, 2015

Registration is now open – and better yet, register before July 6 and SAVE 15% on a two-day entry fee! Go here to register online.
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Note: the event is part of the Fun Ford Series event that will be held Friday PM and Saturday. The Track Guys Ruckus at the River will start with a Friday afternoon registration and tech inspection, followed by Saturday and Sunday on Gateway’s challenging and fun 1.6-mile, 7 turn road course. Our friends at Gateway Classic Mustangs will also be hosting an autocross on Friday as well.
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You can sign up for the Track Guys Test Drive program, a single day (Saturday) or to maximize your seat time and fun, sign up for the full two-day program.
Gateway_sponsors_CROPPEDSee you at Gateway Motorsports Park!

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Get your Sebring “Survival Guide”

Get your “Sebring Survival Guide” right here! 

This document contains a general schedule of events for our event at Sebring International Raceway along with all the forms you MUST bring with you to registration (Liability, Tech and Medical forms). Click here.

TG_Sebring_Mustangs2Please note: this year we are doing Registration at the Chateau Elan hotel in the Panoz Board room. (Come in the front doors, turn right down the first hall (before you get to the bar) and the Panoz Board room will be on your right.

TG_Sebring_mapWe’ve also included track map and paddock traffic flow map so that everyone know “which way they are going,” where to pass and where to park.

What to bring – what to wear
Remember to bring a cooler and plenty of water / sports drink, a camp chair, hat / umbrella, sunscreen and sunglasses. And remember, to go on track, we require long-sleeve shirts, long-pants, closed toe shoes and an SA05 or SA10 helmet (absolutely no DOT or M-Rated helmets at all. End of discussion. PERIOD.) If we deem temperatures and humidity levels to be excessive, we MAY wave the long-sleeve shirt requirements and will make this announcement at the driver’s meeting each day.

TRACK GUYS DRIVER SHIRTFREE SHIRT with your entry
Mustang Driver Magazine will be providing every registered driver with a uber-cool Track Guys / Mustang Driver long-sleeve t-shirt. You can pick up yours at registration.

FREE lunch, too!
The Mustang Club of America will be providing lunch for all registered drivers and instructors on Saturday. You will have a lunch ticket in your registration packet and MUST present this ticket to get your lunch. (Just don’t spill anything on your cool new Mustang Driver shirt, OK?)

We still have open driving slots

We still have openings in all run groups (Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced), so it’s still NOT too late to sign up online. Deadline for online registrations is midnight, Thursday,  May 28th. We will take walk-up registrations on Friday starting at 2 PM and last-chance walk-ups at 6:45 AM on Saturday in pit stall 67 (far east end of garages).

See you at Sebring!

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DRIVERS WANTED: Steeda Hot Lap Challenge, Sebring International Raceway

NEW FOR 2015 event at Sebring International Raceay: The Steeda Hot Lap Challenge is a time-trial event open to Intermediate, Advanced and Instructors at the Track Guys Final Roundup at Texas World Speedway on Sunday, March 29. The Steeda Hot Lap Challenge will be run within the regularly scheduled Intermediate and Advanced run groups. It is up to each driver to navigate on-track traffic in a safe fashion while driving to collect their fastest laps. Drivers are allowed to return to pit road during the session in an effort to relocate themselves within the group of cars already on the track.

Steeda_Hot_Lap_ChallengeElectronic transponders are REQUIRED to run in the Steeda Hot Lap Challenge. We will have a limited number of them available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis and will be $30 for the entire weekend. If you want to rent on, please email dell@trackguys.com and say “Please add a transponder rental to my order”. Dell will then add it to your order and you can pay for it in your registration at trackguys.motorsportreg.com


Steeda Hot Lap Challenge Classes

These classes are designed to provide specific guidelines for those choosing to compete. You know your car and the modifications (or lack thereof) and will be asked to disclose all information about your car during the mandatory Tech Inspection. Final classification will be SOLELY up the the judgment of the Chief of Tech and his inspection crew.

Stock Class
Cars with no or few performance modifications racing on street tires. (Exception – 2012/13 Boss LS Pzero Corsa & 13/14 GT500 Goodyear Eagle F1 G:2 acceptable for stock class)

Modified Class
Cars with moderate performance modifications competing on R-compound tires still driven regularly on the street. Continental “take-off” slicks from Grand Am cars. Cars with aftermarket power-adders may be moved to the next higher class (at the discretion of the Chief of Tech and his team).

Race Class
Cars with significant performance modifications and that are primarily designed for track driving or all-out race-type vehicles. This category also includes any cars racing on slicks.  As with NASA, Conti takeoff slicks from Grand Am would be exempted in the Modified class.

If you have questions about which class your car would fit in, please compile a list of modifications and contact Jonathan Blevins, Chief of Safety and Tech at jonathan@trackguys.com

Steeda Hot Lap Challenge Rules
1) Only 50 Steeda Hot Lap Challenge slots are available. If you want to secure your slot before the event, please email dell@trackguys.com ASAP.
2) All competitors will be required to run Steeda front and rear window decals during the event (provided with your entry fee.)
3) You MUST have an electronic transponder. You can run your own (bring your transponder number to registration) or rent one at the event.
4) Timed sessions will be conducted on Sunday with all competitors required to run a properly mounted transponder for electronic timing. (a limited number of rental transponders will be available)
5) ONLY laps run during the Final Steeda Hot Lap Challenge runs on Sunday will be used to determine finishing order.
5) During the timed sessions, ALL PASSING RULES will be in place and enforced by the track marshals/corner worker stations. Additional procedures will be discussed at the driver’s meeting and MUST be adhered to during the Steeda Hot Lap Challenge.
6) Failure to follow the rules will result in a BLACK FLAG for the offending driver(s) with the lap times recorded during the infraction NOT being counted.
7) Awards will be distributed at 4 PM on Sunday, with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place being awarded in Stock, Modified and Race classes.
8) And please, no wagering.

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2015 Sebring Registration is OPEN

 Sebring Sensation
Boss Mustang Reunion
Steeda Hot Lap Challenge

Track Guys Performance Driving EventsSebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL
May 29 — 31, 2015

On Line Registration Deadline: May 29,  2015
Register online here: Track_Guys_Motorsport_RegCome join us for our 14th year of Track Guys events at Sebring!

2015 Event Sponsors Include:

Come and enjoy your car on the world famous 3.7 mile “12 hour” Sebring International Raceway. Track Guys’ lead instructor, Jeff Lacina, along with his team of lap-happy instructors will be an integral part of getting everyone up to speed.

Track Guys events are NOT wheel-to-wheel racing events. Track Guys events are performance driving education events where YOU learn at your own pace, with plenty of classroom sessions and seat time out on the track to help you “get it right.” You’ll even have the chance to go for some at-speed rides with our instructors.

Track Guys events are open to drivers of all skill and experience levels. From pure first-timer to experience veteran, Track Guys programs provide a safe, fun and educational driving environment for everyone. Beginning and Novice level drivers get their own classroom sessions and in-car instructors, while Intermediate and Advanced drivers are in run groups with others of similar experience.

“But guys, I’ve NEVER done this before!” Fear not, we all had to start somewhere and for 14 years, Track Guys has helped a large number of drivers “get their start” in performance driving, becoming a better, smoother and safer driver, both on the track and on the street and having a blast doing so.

Don’t believe us? Check out what Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, GM High-Tech Performance and 5.0 Mustang & Super Ford magazines all had to say about our events.

NOTE: This Event is Open to All Makes and Models of Cars

Cost: $500 for Saturday and Sunday

One Day $300

A limited number of garage spaces are $50 for Both Days

Get a “taste” of performance driving with the Track Guys Test Drive

Don’t know if two full days of performance driving is for you? Then you might want to sign up for the Track Guys Test Drive. For $50.00 you can come and participate in the driver’s meeting, morning classroom sessions, the noon parade lap and then have your very own “Test Drive” session at-speed, on the track with your own in-car instructor helping you get around the track at-speed. The Track Guys Test Drive is ONLY available on Saturday. If you go through the Test Drive program and decide, “Hey, I can handle another day of this!”, then we’ll apply your $50 registration to the rest of the event – all you’ll have to do is pay the balance and you’re in for the rest of the weekend!

Friday Meet-n-Greet:

The fun begins Friday night at the Meet-n-Greet. This is a great time to arrive at the track, get registered for the weekend, get your car through tech inspection and enjoy some soda and snacks with your fellow drivers and instructors through the evening. We will even conduct a special class/meeting that evening for those who are attending a performance driving school for the first time.

General Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 29
3 – 7 PM: Registration and Tech Inspection, Sebring International Raceway (location TBD)

Saturday, May 30
7 AM: Registration/Tech Inspection (Inside Track)
8 AM: Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
9 – 5 PM: On Track Driving Activities
Evening: Banquet, guest speakers and our famous Track Guys Sebring raffle drawings.  This years banquet will be at the Gallery of Legends and Catered by the Chateau Elan.  We are having Prime Rib, Herb Seasoned Chicken, Salads, AuGratin Potatoes, Country Style Green Beans, Rolls and Butter, along with desert.  Join us for a good time.  Starting at 6pm.

Sunday, May 31
7 AM: At-track Devotional Service – Everyone welcome to attend7:25 AM: Registration/Tech Inspection
8 AM: Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
9 AM – 5 PM: Steeda Hot Lap Challenge and On Track Driving Activities

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dell Hughes at dell@trackguys.com or Jeff Lacina at jeff@trackguys.com. Visit TrackGuys.com to download the required Liability, Medical, Tech Inspection form as well as the “rules and regulations” for our events.

See you on track at Sebring!

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2015 TWS Final Roundup Survival Guide

Registered participants: We’re looking forward to seein’ y’all at Texas World Speedway. To Final_Roundup_with_sponsorsmake the registration and tech process a whole heap easier for everyone, here are the documents you must download, PRINT OFF and bring them with you to registration.

Don’t forget: to drive or ride at-speed on track, you MUST wear long-pants, closed-toe shoes, a long-sleeve shirt (preferably 100% cotton) and an SA05 or SA10 helmet. NO M-rate helmets at ALL. Period. Na-da. No way, no how!

Parade laps: y’all can drive nekked for all we care…

Registration Forms:
Liability Form
Medical Information Form
Tech Inspection Form

Other documents:
Friday Event Schedule
Sat & Sunday Event Schedule
2015 Event Sponsor list
Track map w/APPROVED passing areas
Garage Area Parking Pass

Optional:
Track Guys Rules & Regulations
Yes, you’ll want THIS, too!

GENERAL EVENT SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 26
6 PM – Track Opens
6 – 7:30 PM – Registration & Tech Inspection (Friday drivers ONLY)
10 PM: Track closes

Friday, March 27 (Intermediate & Advanced Drivers Only)
6 AM: Track Opens
7 AM: Registration and Tech opens
8 AM: Drivers Meeting
8:30 – Noon: Track Hot
12:30 PM: Parade laps
1 – 5 PM: Track Hot
6 – 8 PM: Registration and Tech for Saturday & Sunday participants
6 – 8 PM: MCA Meet & Greet (sandwiches, chips and soda)
10 PM: Track Closes

Saturday, March 28
6 AM: Track opens
6:30 AM: Registration and Tech open
7:15 AM: Instructor Meeting
7:45 AM: Mandatory Drivers Meeting
8:30 – Noon: Track Hot
12:15 – 1 PM: Charity Donation Parade Laps
1 PM – 5:30 PM: Track Hot
6 – 9 PM: At-track dinner, guest speakers and raffle drawings
10 PM: Track closes

Sunday, March 29
6 AM: Track Opens
6:45 AM: Sunday Morning Devotional Service – everyone welcome
7:15 AM: Instructor Meeting
7:45 AM: Mandatory Drivers Meeting
8:30 – Noon: Track Hot / MRT Hot Lap Challenge
11:50 – 12:50 PM: Charity Donation Parade Laps
1 – 5:30 PM: Track Hot / MRT Hot Lap Challenge (awards at 4 PM)

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