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GRANDSPORT TRACK DAYS

 

Hurricane Harvey forced the closing Texas World Speedway in College Station permanently. This is a big blow to the motorsports community in southern Texas. With the closure of Texas World Speedway we recognize that our track expansion at GrandSport Speedway must be accelerated to accommodate the motorsport community with track rental and track days. Please watch our website for details.

GrandSport Track Days are for car owners who want to drive in their own street car or racecar in a fun and controlled environment. GrandSport Track Days are designed as a testing grounds to help you build on your driving skills, come out on the track and have some fun and to also help you decide if you would like to become a member and join ‘The GrandSport Club’.

We offer four different run groups from raw novices with no experience to seasoned pro’s! If you do not have any track experience we can teach you the high performance skills in our novice class to drive your car on the track! This is track lapping and not racing. The more advanced run groups allow controlled passing in certain zones. You can only participate in six GrandSport Track Day events per year.  If you would like to spend more days on the track we would suggest ‘The GrandSport Club!'(Click here for details about The GrandSport Club)

LIMITED TIME  TRIFECTA TRACK DAY SPECIAL! Get Three GrandSport Track Days for only $325!  Thats a track day day for just over $100! After you purchase the Trifecta we will send you an email for you to choose your three desired track dates.  You must make your track date choices within 14 days of the purchase of this product. CHECK OUT THE DATES BELOW!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!

NOVICE GROUP

This is for the first timer/beginner drivers. You will learn the basics of high performance driving and track etiquette. This will include 5X20 minute track sessions with instruction throughout the day! Our instructors will work with you to get you up to speed with the others of your level while having fun learning the basic skills. This is a very structured program and no passing is allowed so that you can concentrate on learning and practicing your new skills. The novice level also includes the all important track etiquette information which includes how to get on and off the track safely, flags and how to play nice with the other cars on the track. Once you have mastered this level and an instructor has signed you off you can advance to the Bronze group. You may be asked to complete a multiple choice knowledge test before you are allowed on the track.

 Only $299 per day

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BRONZE GROUP

The bronze group is for drivers with limited track experience from other track organizations or those that have advanced from the Novice Group or another track day organization novice school. Drivers in the Bronze Group will work under the direct supervision of an instructor. An instructor may ride along if asked by the student or an instructor may request to ride long with any driver in this group to help them improved their skills. Drivers may lap on their own if the instructor feels they are ready. No passing is allowed. If a quicker Bronze Group driver gets slowed behind a train of traffic the quicker driver can pull into the hot pit area and then a track official will place them onto the track in an area where they have more room to run. Sessions will be controlled with flags. If you come with experience from another track day organization you may be asked to complete a multiple choice knowledge test or check out ride before you are allowed on the track. 4X20 minute sessions!

Only $150 per day 1.4 Mile Circuit
September 2018 – Only $225 per day 2.2 Mile Circuit
Only $325 per Weekend 2.2 Mile Circuit

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SILVER GROUP

The Silver Group is for drivers who have advanced from the Bronze Group or drivers with several track days experience from other track day organizations. Passing is allowed in designated areas and all passing must be completed with a point-by before a point marked with cones with pass-by signal from the car you are overtaking. Sessions will be controlled with flags. If you come with experience from another track day organization you may be asked to complete a multiple choice knowledge test or check out ride before you are allowed on the track. 4X20 minute sessions!

Only $150 per day 1.4 Mile Circuit
September 2018 – Only $225 per day 2.2 Mile Circuit
Only $325 per Weekend 2.2 Mile Circuit

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GOLD GROUP

The Gold group is the run group for experienced drivers or racers where you go out and work on your skills and build seat time all by yourself. Passing is allowed anywhere on the track with a point-by but not contact is allowed – EVER. Any cars violating these rules will be dismissed from the track with not refund.  You can run in this group with your peers as long as you like. If you wish to learn how to teach others between sessions while building seat time you can become an instructor and run for free. Contact the chief Driving Instructor for further information on how to become a GrandSport Track Day instructor! If you come with experience from another track day organization you may be asked to complete a multiple choice knowledge test, your race license or check out ride before you are allowed on the track. 4X20 minute sessions!

Only $150 per day 1.4 Mile Circuit
September 2018 – Only $225 per day 2.2 Mile Circuit
Only $325 per Weekend 2.2 Mile Circuit

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INSTRUCTOR GROUP

In this group you run for free for fun, build your skills and instruct in the other groups. Instructors run with the Gold or race group.

We are looking for more instructors and help with administration. Please drop us an emails if you are an experience Gold level driver and want to instruct.

FREE TRACK DAYS! – Additionally if you want to help flagging and doing the admin you can also earn your day for free!

General Preparation for GrandSport Track Days – We recommend you arrive at the track early to ensure you can ready yourself and your car in a calm relaxed manner. Please make sure that you have removed all excess items from your car(including the trunk) before you leave home and arrive at the track with a full tank of gas. Check your tire pressures are correct with the amount of air as stated in your drivers manual. We do not inspect car for safety or track fitness however we do require that you car have a current Texas State Safety decal. The cars preparation and readiness for the track is the responsibility of you the owner. Owners are responsible for their own cars. If your wheels have been removed recently for tire or brake repairs please ensure that your wheels have been re-torqued properly.

TRACK DAY CAR INSURANCE.

We are often asked if track day insurance is available for your car through us. We do not supply insurance for your car while it is on the racetrack. However, if you enter a search on the internet for track day car insurance a few companies will come up and can supply you insurance for your track day.

Track Day Schedule*

All participants except the Novice GrandSport Track Days drivers are required to attend the 8am drivers Meeting. Failure to attend may lead to exclusion from the event. Roll call will be conducted.

Registration: GrandSport reserves the right to class cars as desired and remove or add certain run groups depending on numbers on the day of the event. Please notice there is no lag time between sessions. As one group comes off the next will go. GrandSport reserves the right to disallow or cancel your track day at any time.

Advance registration on the internet is required. Click here for our shopping cart or you can give us a call at (409)-986-7223 if you have any questions.

You must register in advance of the event on our shopping cart so we know how many people are coming. You may register at the track. Day of registration is an additional $25 and must be paid in cash. Please show the admin person at the track your credit card, drivers license and hand them the fully completed form and then you are ready to go!

 

2017 SCHEDULE

November 19, 2017

December 16, 2017

January 28, 2018

February 24, 2018

March 25, 2018

April 28, 2018

May 20, 2018

 

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Some General GrandSport Track Day rules and protocols

FLAGS

green Green – Green means the track is open for speed.
yellow Yellow – Incident flag. Someone may have spun on the track. Proceed with caution, no passing allowed until you see a green flag at the next marshalling station. A wavingyellow means you are very close to the incident!
passing Blue – Waving blue means there is a faster car behind you. Stay on line and they will get around you. Under no circumstances should you pull off line to allow a faster car to pass.
red Red Flag. Some complicated has occurred. Slow down as quicky and safley as possible and move to the inside of the track.
white White flag can mean one of a few different things depending on the organization. At GrandSport this flag will indicate last lap. Some organization use the white flag that there is a safety vehicle on the track.
meatball The meatball flag waved or point at you means that something is wrong with your car. Complete the lap and bring the your car in the pits for a consultation with the pit marshall.
debris Changing track conditions or debris on the track. Be aware that the track surface may change.
black Black – Waved at you – come into the pits to talk with a pit marshall
checkered Checkered – Session over. Complete your lap and come into the pits.

SPINS – Its OK.  Most people do a spin now and then!  If you spin somewhere on the the track proceed farther off the track and turn around to get a better view of the track and stop and look. Then orient yourself and check the track for traffic. When it is safe pull back onto the track and you must proceed into the pits to talk to an instructor. If you spin three times may be asked to come back another day.

CAR BREAKDOWNS – If your car breaks down out on the track please stay inside the car where you are safe surrounded by lots of metal. It is better to let your car roll off the track onto the grass to a safe place rather than sit on the track.  We will see you are stopped and throw a yellow or red flag and come and get you. If you get out of your car you will be done for the day. Exceptions – If your car is on fire get out. Do not try to fight the fire yourself. We will send out a safety truck.

TRACK ENTRY FORM HOT PITS – Cars only go onto track when pointed on at the end of the concrete wall by GrandSport Track Day officials. If you do otherwise your day will be over.

PASSENGERS – Due to insurance regulations passengers are not allowed unless they are a track instructor.

HOT PIT ENTRY – Put your hand out the window when pulling into the hot pits to tell the other driver behind you what you are doing. Signal lights don’t mean anything on the track

PIT SPEED LIMIT – 5 MPH

HELMETS – Are to be worn at all time on the track. Those in open cars must have a full face helmet. Snell SA2010 are required. Make sure you do up your helmet chin strap when pulling onto track.

CONVERTIBLES – Cars without roll bars are only allowed in Novice group. Convertible tops must be up when on track.  All other level cars must have a roof,  proper roll bars or manufacturer type pop up roll bars.

SHOES – Proper shoes for driving only. No sandals.

GENERAL CLOTHING – Nylon clothing and shorts are not allowed. Long pants are required while on track.  Driver suit suggested.

DRIVERS MEETING – Everyone must attend drivers meeting at 8:30am before the event begins.

RAIN OUTS!

No refunds will be given due to rain outs as we are unable to control the weather. However you will receive a credit to a future event of your choice. If you have a credit please email us before the event and get placed on the list.