Season Opener: Toledo Speedway

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Class A100 (Group A Drivers)

Note: Group A ONLY!

If you are unsure of your group assignment, please contact our staff and we can help you out. If you have been placed into Group A by another organization (such as MDU or MIDrift), then you will more than likely be placed into Group A by EPAutomotive, assuming your vehicle still passes tech.

Group A Tech Requirements:

  • Full Cage (including door bars) is required
  • Onboard fire suppressant system is required (minimum 2lb fire extinguisher)
  • Harnesses and HANS device is preferred, but not required

 

This ticket is for Group A Drivers ONLY! You will be permitted to run on the half mile track as well as the 1/4 mile track at any point throughout the day.

Note: If you register as a Group A driver and are later determined to be best placed into Group B, you will not receive a refund for the difference of your ticket. Group A, you generally know who you are. If you are unsure, please contact our staff immediately and we can help you figure it out. Only Group A drivers are allowed to run on the half mile due to safety and skill concerns. The half mile track has a very steep bank and is bordered on both sides by walls.

Group A Tandems are permitted.

Class B60 (Group B Drivers)

Note: Group B drivers will NOT be permitted to run on the half mile track.

This ticket allows you to run on the 1/4 mile track throughout the day. You will be permitted to drive in, enter, and exit the pit area at any time throughout the day. This ticket also allows you to participate in the car show if you wish to do so.

Class C20 (Car Show)

Ticket Includes:

  • Car show entry
  • Car show judging (opportunity to take home an award)
  • Pit pass (ability to enter/exit the pits and go for ride-alongs)

This ticket does not permit you to drive on the track, with the exception of the burnout competition.

Class D10 (Spectator with Pit Pass)

Note: This is a spectator ticket that includes a pit pass. This will permit you to enter/exit the pit area as well as go for ride-alongs in the drift cars.

Spectators will also have access to the bleachers to view drifting and access to the car show area. There is designated parking for spectators.

Class E5 (Spectator)

Note: This ticket does not include a pit pass. You will not be permitted in the pit area.

This is a general spectator ticket which includes access to the bleachers to view drifting, and access to the car show area. There is designated parking for spectators.

Event Information

Venue:
Toledo Speedway
5639 Benore Road
Toledo, OH 43612
Start: Sun, May 6, 2018 9:00 AM
End: Sun, May 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Season Opener: Toledo Speedway

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

  • 9:00 AM : Gates Open
  • 9:15 AM : Technical Inspection and Group Assignment
  • 10:30 AM : First car on track (open drift)
  • 12:00 PM : Group A
  • 1:00 PM : Group B
  • 2:00 PM : Group A
  • 3:00 PM : Group B
  • 4:00 PM : Open Drift
  • 6:00 PM : Event Ends

 

Tentative Car Show Schedule:

  • 9:00 AM : Gates Open
  • 12:00 PM : On-track Burnout Competition!
  • 2:00 PM : Limbo Competition!
  • 4:00 PM : Exhaust Competition and Awards

Car Show Categories:

  • Best of Show JDM
  • Best of Show KDM
  • Best of Show Domestic
  • Best of Show Euro
  • Host's Choice (Our favorite overall)
  • People's Choice (the crowd's favorite overall)
  • Best of Show Truck
  • Best of Show Bike
  • Lowest Car (Judged by limbo)
  • Best Club Representation
  • Loudest Car (Judged by Exhaust Competition)

* Bringing a group to the show? Let us know! We will gladly reserve spots for you! *

 

DRIFTING THE 1/2 MILE:

We will be running the half mile track at Toledo Speedway this year! This part of the track is restricted to Group A ONLY. Prerequisites for Group A are:

  • Full cage (including door bars)
  • Onboard fire suppressant system (at least a 2lb fire extinguisher)

READ BEFORE BUYING GROUP A TICKETS:

Do not buy a Group A ticket if you are unsure whether or not you will be placed in Group A. The half mile track at Toledo Speedway is very steep and is bordered on both sides by walls. Only experienced drivers will be allowed on this track. If you are unsure of which group you will be placed in, please purchase a Group B ticket. If we decide that you are to be moved to Group A, then you may pay the difference of the ticket at the event and you will be permitted to drift the half mile. Note: If you have been placed in Group A by another drifting organization (e.g. MDU or MIDrift), then you will more than likely be placed in Group A by EPAutomotive. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us with your driving history and vehicle specs. Our staff will gladly help you out!

 

TECH REQUIREMENTS:

  • DOT or SNELL approved helmet (SA2005 or newer)
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Vehicle may not leak any fluids
  • Wheels must be securely attached with proper number of lugs
  • Body panels must be securely attached (removal of body panels is permitted)
  • Windshield must be free of any obstructing cracks, chips, or markings (if your windshield is cracked, message our staff)
  • Tandem Requirements:
    • Full cage (with door bars) is required for tandems
    • Some type of fire supressant system is required
    • Harnesses with HANS device is preferred, but is not required

 

FAQ:

  • What should I bring the day of the event?
    • If you registered online, please bring a photo ID showing the same name that is on your registration. If you did not register online, please bring payment for the event at the gate. Note: there may not be available spots for drifting at the gate, depending on volume of online registrations. Please check with our staff if you are worried about available spots.
    • Bring any necessary tools, extra fluids, towels, etc.
  • What group will I be in?
    • Short answer, we don't know. Group assignment is decided at time of the technical inspection, based on how your car is built. Group assignment is also based on driver skill. Depending on the track layout, you may not be assigned a group until after open drift. On the other hand, we may decide to move you from one group to another based solely on your skill level. This isn't done to single anyone out, we just do this to keep similar-skill drivers together. It helps the whole day go a lot smoother, and drivers have more seat time.
    • If you have been assigned to Group A before, let us know. Chances are you'll be in Group A again.

 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE EVENT:

  1. Head to our registration table. Our staff will get you signed in and paid if you haven't registered online. You will be given a wristband and a liability waiver.
  2. Take your vehicle to the pit area and prepare it for the technical inspection.
  3. Get inspected and assigned a group.
  4. HAVE FUN!

 

Note: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact nick@epautomotive.org