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.
(This is a full 24-hour race with no breaks!)
All rookies must watch the Virtual Rookie Meeting.
Thursday, 7 Sept 2023
3:30pm: Gates open
5pm-9pm: Optional night testing hosted by HPR. Contact the track directly for details and signup.
10pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
Friday, 8 Sept 2023
7am: Gates open
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.
12pm-4pm and 5pm-9pm: Optional day and night testing hosted by HPR. Contact the track directly for details and signup.
9pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
Saturday, 9 Sept 2023
7am: Gates open
9am-10am: Track walk (no motorized vehicles)
11am: Mandatory drivers meeting
11:30am: Grid time--show up soon!
Noon: Race start
7pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)
Sunday, 10 September 2023
7am: Gate registration open
Noon: Checkered flag
12:30pm: Award ceremony
6pm: Paddock cleared for tomorrow's DIA/Iluminati Members Track Day
•This is a night race on an unlit track. Each team must provide its own illumination. The hot pits/fueling area is lit and there is also lighting in the carports. The rest of the paddock is unlit.
•While good-quality, properly aimed OE headlights are generally up to this task, aftermarket lights are legal. DON'T OVERTHINK IT: A small number of high-quality, properly mounted, correctly aimed headlights or driving lights is much more effective than a large number of crappy add-ons. Trophy-truck-style unfocused LED floodlight bars are really likely to get you black flagged.
•During daylight hours, forward lights may be removed.
•Lights, mounts, switches, wiring, etc. DO NOT count towards the $500 total.
•From dusk to dawn, all cars must have at least two working headlights, one working taillight, and one working brake light. Multifilament tail/brake lights are acceptable.
•The center of all lights must be no higher than 6" above the hoodline; roof-mounted lights are not allowed.
•There is no limit on number of lights. However, lights must not be unduly dazzling or distracting to others.
•If we deem your lights overly dazzling, too dim, badly aimed, or problematic in any other way, you will be black-flagged.
•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
•All participants must be pre-registered.
•You must sign Lemons waiver before entering.
•Drivers must show a valid, current, unrestricted street license.
•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.
•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 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 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.
•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.
Normal trash only in trash cans! Anything bigger than a brake rotor will incur fines--if it doesn't fit easily in the yellow can, take it with you!
Concession: Open noon-11pm Friday, and 7am Saturday thru race end
Overnight Camping: One camping fee (paid in the team's online reg) covers overnight dry camping for all team members.
Electrical Hookups: Rent from HPR directly, https://www.highplainsraceway.com/rv-carport-rental-information/
Carport Rental: https://www.highplainsraceway.com/rv-carport-rental-information/
Bathrooms, Showers, Running Water: Yes
Fuel Sold at the Track: 91 oct min
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