fbpx

Event Details

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson CT

Aug 5 - Aug 6, 2023 / Entry Deadline: July 15, 2023
GP du Lac Chargogg(etc) 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, 3 Aug 2023
3pm: Gates open 
10pm: Quiet hours
10pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry)

Friday, 4 Aug 2023
7am: Gates open
TBA: Optional Friday Test Day. Signup and participation is strictly between you and the track. For more info and registration, contact the track directly. 
12pm-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.
12pm-5pm: Gear tech
6pm-7:30pm: Track walks permitted
9pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
10pm: Quiet hours

Saturday, 6 Aug 2022
7am: Gates open
8am: Mandatory drivers meeting
8:30am: Grid time--show up soon!
9am-6:30pm: Race session I
7pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
10pm: Quiet hours

Sunday, 7 Aug 2022
Midnight-Noon: Sunday Quiet Hours (no race motors, music, noise)
Noon-5pm: Race session II
5:30pm: Award ceremony
8pm: Golf range changes direction; either you're gone, or your windshield is


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

PADDOCK SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED! Teams get one 20x40 paddock space per racecar--anyting that doesn't fit in that space must go to remote parking.
NO HELMET MOUNTED CAMERAS (track rule)
ALL PIT VEHICLE OPERATORS MUST BE 18 OR OLDER (track rule)
ALL PETS LEASHED AT ALL TIMES (track rule)
NO FUEL IN GARAGES (track rule)
Must use wood or other spreaders below jackstands
Overnight Camping: One camping fee (paid in the team's online reg) covers overnight dry camping for all team members. 
Electrical Hookups: No
Bathrooms, Showers, Running Water: Yes
Fuel Sold at the Track: 93 & 98 unleaded, 110 & 112 leaded
No skateboards, hoverboards, or razor-type scooters
No open fires (small, well controlled cooking grilles OK)
Special Quiet Hours: 10pm-7am daily
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

xs
sm
md
lg
xl