The key to you having a great time out on the track is your ability to manage yourself and trap rules are followed and patience and courtesy used in your session. You’re going to have a blast out there, but one pair of buddies that are stretching the rules can spoil it for an entire group. In all cases, if you ever see unsafe activity on a track, that is your responsibility to report it to the group leader immediately. Here are some fundamental rules to follow when you’re driving on the track. Remember that with any track day, the run groupings are done to try to match the pace of many different cars, natural variations and levels of experience and talent, cars, speed, potential, and modifications to some cars make an even playing field pretty impossible.
Most clubs provide safe passage zones in some allow more open passing with points. Here’s the first rule. You must know the passing rules for your club and your run group. Many times there are different rules for different groups. This is an important reason for you to always attend any group meetings. They may be changing the rules on you and you need to know them. Number two, be aware. Watch your mirrors open up your vision ahead to include the flag stations and don’t overreact to situations that occur. Drive predictably. The third rule, never hold up traffic. You may be driving a high horsepower, very capable car, but just learning a new track. If a car that normally would be slower than you, as consistently following you, they are quicker. But keep in mind that driver may be on the track for the hundredth time and has sticky your tires and you please let them buy even if you have to lift off the throttle in a passing zone to allow them to get by.
Both of you have a lot more fun. If you do, if you have several cars behind you, consider using a hot pit lane to exit, letting the traffic pass and proceed. Then with more open track rules for you cannot win because this is not a competition. If you scare yourself by cutting a pass to close, we’ll black flag you and ask you exactly why you did that and cyst that you mellow out. The fifth rule passed with patients. When you think you’re faster than someone ahead of you, do not climb up their rear bumper and push them. They will be distracted and attempted to want you to pass them in an inappropriate place for reading a dangerous moment of doubt on both of your parts. Also, when preparing to pass, don’t try to slingshot or anticipate a passing signal. Stay within two to four car lengths to accomplish the past and then be ready to carry speed to make the past but never commit to the past until all is clear and if required you received the wave by.
And lastly, offer wave buys. Many clouds require wave buys before passes to be completed, even if they’re not required. We think they’re a good idea to eliminate doubt and establish communication between the pastor and the Passy. When a track session runs with 30th drivers who are remaining aware of the track situation at all times. It looks like a machine out there. Any car pushing the envelope usually stands out and your club will correct their behavior as quickly as they can. But on this subject, safety, in the end, is determined by you, the drivers at the event. The bottom line here is clear judgment, remembering that this is not a competition and that it’s okay to not be the quickest on the track. Want to run with some buddies. That’s great. Just use common sense courtesy and follow the rules with this environment you’re in for so much fun, you’re going to have to come back from the war and yes you will be hooked.