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Event Details

GingerMan Raceway, South Haven MI

May 11 - May 12, 2024 / Entry Deadline: April 20, 2024
The Rust Belt GP 2024

Schedule

Schedule

SPECTATORS
All-access / all-weekend spectator pass is $30 (click here); spectator pass covers race days and pre-race test & inspection day. Spectators have full paddock access but DO NOT have hot-pit access. Spectators are not allowed to touch a race car—anyone wrenching, fueling, etc. needs to register on a team as a crew member.

SCHEDULE
Pre-Race
All rookies must watch the Virtual Rookie Meeting

Thursday, 9 May 2024
4pm: Gate opens for early arrivals (GingerMan charges a separate fee for Thursday night camping).
10pm: Gate hard closes (anyone not through the gate by 10pm will have to park outside the gate to wait for next open time @ 7am)

Friday, 10 May 2024
7am: Gate registration opens
TBA: Optional Friday Test Day. As the race approaches, Friday Test Day details will be shared here and by email.
Noon-5pm: BS & Tech. Teams are assigned specific tech times. That’s your time. No changes. You’ll be emailed a link to the tech-time assignments a few days before the event. 
Noon-5pm: Gear tech
9pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry)

Saturday, 11 May 2024
7am: Gate registration opens
9am: Mandatory drivers meeting
9:30am: Grid time--show up soon!
10am-7pm: Race session I
8pm: Gate closes (no armband, no entry)

Sunday, 12 May 2024
8am: Gate registration opens
10am-Noon: Quiet hour--no race motors allowed
11:40am: Optional push-up to grid--no race motors allowed
Noon-5pm: Race session II
5:30pm: Award ceremony
7pm: Gates close, six-pound mosquitos released

PARKING/PADDOCK/FACILITIES
•Parking is first-come first-served unless reserved parking is specifically mentioned by Lemons or offered by the track. 
•Every team entry (ie, one racecar) gets 20x40' in the main paddock. Anything that doesn't fit in that box must be moved to spectator/overflow parking (shown on the paddock map).
•Race control is off-limits to participants and spectators.

PARTICIPANT ARRIVAL / CHECK-IN / TECH
•All participants must be pre-registered.
•Check the Paddock Map to see where stuff's located.
•Check the Event Schedule to know when stuff happens. 
•GO TO DRIVER-GEAR TECH (near HQ or Tech) ANYTIME during Tech hours. (PUT ON AND WEAR your full safety gear, including the head/neck restraint--don't make us dig through some sweaty-ass gear bag)
•GO TO DRIVERS-LICENSE CHECK (at HQ) ANYTIME during Tech hours. Show your valid, current, unrestricted street license to receive the required Lemons Driver wristband. (Legit hard cards only--insurance requires us not to accept photos or copies.)
•GO TO CAR TECH AT YOUR ASSIGNED TECH TIME. Bring your car and COMPLETED tech sheet; assigned Tech times are linked from the Event Schedule one week before the event. 

FUELING
•Fueling only in hot pits (or track's permanent pumps where provided).
No fueling in paddock during the race.
•Everyone in fueling area must be in full safety gear.
•Registered drivers & crew only in fueling area--no spectators.
•No staging: Bring your supplies, fuel up, then take everything away again.
•No assigned or saved hot-pit spots.
•Don't park support vehicles near the fuel area.
•Kill switch off; no one in car; drip pan; dedicated extinguisher person are all mandatory while fueling.
•Only fueling, driver change, windshield cleaning, and cool-suit ice changes allowed in the hot pit. For everything else (tire pressure, fluid checks, engine swaps) go to the paddock.
•If using track pumps, no one can be in the car and kill switch must be off.
•If using track pumps, full gear recommended but not required.
•Using the track pumps means using the track pumps--your own fuel or jugs aren't allowed there.

Pits and Paddock

Pits and Paddock

PADDOCK SPACE IS LIMITED: Every team entry (ie, one racecar) gets 20x40' in the main paddock. Anything that doesn't fit in that box must be moved to spectator/overflow parking (shown on the paddock map)
OVERNIGHT CAMPING: One camping fee (paid in the team's online reg) covers overnight dry camping for all team members
ELECTRICAL HOOKUPS: Reservations handled by track. Visit track website for reservation/contact links
CARPORTS: Reservations handled by track. Visit track website for reservation/contact links
FUEL SOLD ON-SITE: Yes
PADDOCK SPEED LIMIT: 10 mph
NO FIREARMS OR FIREWORKS
NO DRONES ALLOWED
NO STAND-UP SCOOTERS
PADDOCK VEHICLES MUST BE LIT AT NIGHT


ADDITIONAL TRACK-SPECIFIC RULES
GRILLS/FIRES:
Grills allowed. Campfires allowed in designated areas.

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