Originally Posted by Tyoung68
I might have todo that thunder hills... Except it never done any track racing before. How are the classes for class 1? And is there a safety inspection before?
Class one is basically school so you'll learn everything you need to know.
There is a classroom session and then the have coaches that will ride with you and help you develop good technique. You'll get 5 or 6-20 min sessions on the track.
It is low key so it's self tech. They will email you a list of things to check on your car and you make sure it's all good. Will cut and paste some info for you in a sec.
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As long as the car is in good condition there should be no major problems with using it on track. It’s recommended if it has had a recent service but regardless of this you should ensure that the fluid levels are all up to their maximum mark (and it’s worth checking the oil a couple of times during the day).
- No leaking fluids
- Make sure tires have a minimum of 2/32 of tread left
- Brake pads thickness is recommend to be at least 3mm or thicker than the back plates
- Tighten down lug nuts to spec
- Tow hooks are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED on the front and/or rear of car. If your car has a mechanical malfunction and must be towed, Speed-Dynamics will be forced to find a way to tow your car off the track. We are not liable for any damages sustained while your car is being towed.
- Helmets are mandatory we strongly suggest a Snell Rating of 2005 or newer and are M or SA approved
- Drivers and passengers must wear closed toe shoes, pants, and a shirt. long pants and long-sleeved shirts are suggested but not mandatory.
- 8 inches or greater numbering must be on both sides of the car.
Convertibles must have adequate rollover protection, whether it be factory or aftermarket rollbar. Use the "Broomstick Test" if you are unsure if your vehicle will pass inspection.
How To Preform Broomstick Test:
Put helmet on and get in the car
Place one end of the broom/stick on the top of the windshield and the other end on top of the roll hoop/bar, behind your head
The broom/stick must not touch your helmet in order to pass the test and your car to be allowed on track
Inside the car you should ensure there are no lose objects that might fly around.