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Event Details

NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green KY

Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2023 / Entry Deadline: September 02, 2023
The Colonel & The Sinkhole 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, 21 Sept 2023
5pm: Gates open
6pm-8am: Quiet hours
10pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)

Friday, 22 Sept 2023
7am: Gates open
TBA: Optional track-hosted Friday Test Day. To register, contact the track directly.
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
5:15pm-6:30pm: Track walk (no motorized vehicles)
6pm-8am: Quiet hours
9pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)

Saturday, 23 Sept 2023
7am: Gates open
9am: Mandatory drivers meeting
9:30am: Grid time--show up soon!
10am-5:30pm: Race session I
6pm-8am: Quiet hours
7pm: Gates close (no armband, no entry)

Sunday, 24 Sept 2023
7am: Gates open
9am-4pm: Race session II
4:30pm: Award ceremony
6pm: Toxic, lung-filling cloud of herbs and spices descends on paddock

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

SOUND LIMIT: 103db, heavily monitored & enforced by the track--don't go over.
Garages: Reserve directly from the track: www.motorsportspark.org
Overnight Camping: One camping fee (paid in the team's online reg) covers overnight dry camping for all team members.
Electrical Hookups: Reserve directly from the track: www.motorsportspark.org
Bathrooms w/ Showers: Yes
Water in Paddock: Communal bibs only--please do not connect to RV
Fuel Sold at Track: Yes
Fuel Restrictions (from MSP's visitor guidelines): "MSP has an exclusive relationship with Mobil and VP Racing Fuel. Participants are not permitted to bring 55-gallon drums or other such fuel containers on the MSP Property unless they are empty and used at the property for filling with fuel purchased at MSP. Participants are permitted to bring up to 20 gallons of fuel in acceptable containers to the track without penalty. Credits cards are the only form of payment accepted at the fuel pumps. MSP will not enforce any restrictions against fuel grades we do not carry. Bulk fuel may only be delivered to and stored at the fuel pump island."
Quiet Hours: 6:00pm-8am
No campfires; well controlled, elevated, self-contained grilles OK
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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