This page was created to assist current and potential track event participants with preparing their vehicles for one of our road course track events.
If you have any questions about your vehicle or safety equipment meeting requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to registering for an event!
First and foremost it is important to make it clear that it is solely the participant's responsibility to adequately prepare their vehicle for safe operation. The guidelines we prepare are just that, they are not intended to be comprehensive or any type of certification or guarantee of safe performance. That being said, the sections below explain some of these general guidelines.
It is important to note that the AutoInterests tech inspection at an event will serve only as a basic "spot check" of these items: helmet, seat belts/harnesses, roll protection (if applicable), no loose items inside the vehicle, battery is secure, no obvious leaks or loose body panels, and proper attire. Please see the video, as well as our Tech Form for more detailed information on specific requirements.
BEFORE AN EVENT:
Please review your vehicle prep responsibilities! You may review your responsibilities by:
Many drivers are very handy and capable of handling track preparation in their own garage and others prefer to leave the hands-on work to professionals. There are often many performance oriented dealerships selling performance lines of production vehicles that are quite experienced at working with drivers for track event preparation. Independent performance and tuning shops can be of assistance as well.
It is up to each individual driver to determine the appropriate qualified person to prepare their vehicle or perform any changes or upgrades for use on the street or on the track.
The amount and type of vehicle preparation required can vary dramatically per vehicle and per driver. It is possible for participants to be both very harsh and very easy on their vehicles during a road course event. Drivers can push the limits of their skill and vehicle as much or as little as they are comfortable with.
Varying driving techniques will cause different amounts and areas of wear on a vehicle. Harsh, erratic driving can be harder on ball joints, suspension components and bushings while smoother drivers might simply experience wear on brakes, tires or engine components.
A key theme to vehicle preparation is good overall general maintenance such as fresh fluids, checking belts, good condition spark plugs/wires, tires, brakes and any type of wear items. These basics are often sufficient for novice drivers or those that are conservative road course drivers.
As mentioned in our disclaimer, tech inspection is not all-inclusive and should not be considered any type of certification or guarantee of safe operation. All drivers are required to sign our tech sheet/waiver acknowledging their sole responsibility for the preparation of his or her vehicle.