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Event Details

GingerMan Raceway, South Haven MI

Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2023 / Entry Deadline: May 24, 2023
The Rust Belt GP 2023

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, 15 June 2023
4pm: Gate opens for early arrivals (GingerMan allows overnight Thursday camping for $10--pay onsite).
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, 16 June 2023
7am: Gate opens
9am-5pm: Optional Friday Test Day. Lemons does NOT do Friday testing, but many tracks offer it separately. Signup and participation is strictly between you and the track. Details and GingerMan reg link TBA.
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 closes (no armband, no entry)

Saturday, 17 June 2023
7am: Gate 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, 18 June 2023
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


COVID RULES
•Maintain social distance
•Follow all regional health guidelines and directives
Stay home if you have symptoms
•Contact Lemons or track officials immediately if you develop symptoms onsite 

ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN
•All participants must be pre-registered.
•You must sign Lemons waiver before entering. 
•Drivers must show a valid, current, unrestricted street license. 

PARKING/PADDOCK/FACILITIES
•Except for reserved garages where offered, all parking is first-come first-served.
•Every team entry (ie, one racecar) gets 20x40 of paddock--keep it contained!
•Please don't bring extraneous crap into the paddock--park it remote.
•The timing tower is off limits; no civvy access. 

BS/CAR TECH
•Your team's BS/Car Tech time will be assigned. A couple days before the race, assigned tech times will be sent via email and linked from the schedule above. 
•Complete your tech sheet BEFORE coming to tech.

GEAR TECH
•Gear Tech is first-come first-served; show up whenever you like.
•Gear Tech locations vary--just look for the station near Tech or HQ.
•If needed, we can check stragglers during the race onesy-twosey. You might have to wait a bit, though.
Wear your full safety gear, including head-and-neck restraint, to Gear Tech. (Helmet can be off.)

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.

YOKOHAMA TIRES
•Tell your BS judge if you're on Yokohamas--a set of new tires gets awarded to one Yokohama-shod car at each race!
•Want to run Yokohamas? See their handy guide to Lemons-ready tires.

Pits and Paddock

Pits and Paddock

Overnight Camping: One camping fee (paid in the team's online reg) covers overnight dry camping for all team members. 
Electrical Hookups and Shaded Carports: By reservation only direct from GingerMan Raceway. Contact the track to reserve.
Bathrooms, Showers, Running Water: Yes
Fuel Sold at the Track: 93 octane min
Campfires: Yes, in designated areas only
PADDOCK SPEED LIMIT IS 10 MPH ALWAYS!
ALL VEHICLES (INCLUDING BICYCLES) MUST USE LIGHTING AT NIGHT
NO RAZOR-TYPE SCOOTERS
NO FIREARMS OR FIREWORKS
NO DRONES ALLOWED

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