CONTACT INFO
  • Track Address: 500 N Lake Road
    Garnett, KS 66032
  • Phone:
  • Email: info@lggpr.org

Introduction

This set of Rules has been prepared to ensure that the Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival is a SAFE and enjoyable event that will allow participants and spectators enjoy, and continue to enjoy for many years to come. The Track Event IS NOT A RACE. There is no prize for finishing the session at the front of the group! There is no timing of laps. Drivers are NOT professional drivers. There are two safe passing zones on the track. SAFETY is mandatory for this event. It is expected that ALL participants study these rules and become very familiar with the expectations of the organizers.

A Group for every driver

Participants will be divided into one of the following groups depending on the participant’s car, desire, and experience.

  • Group A - Top speed of 60 mph. This is the gentlemen's group. There will be spirited driving if you like, but at a slower, more relaxed pace. Drive here if speed isn't your thing, if you don't have experience on a track, if you don't want to be pressured by cars behind you, if your car cannot go faster than 60 miles per hour, or, if your passenger is going to be shrieking in your ear that you are going too fast!
  • Group B - Top speed of 80 mph. Drive here if you want spirited driving with some cars at the limit of their performance, at 80 miles per hour on the straights. Also consider this group if you have a powerful car but limited track experience. If your car is a classic with an engine with a displacement of 1,500 cubic centimeters or less this may be your group. Remember, as with all groups, there are more corners than straights.
  • Group C - Top speed of 100 mph. This group is for cars that can easily get up to 100 miles per hour, have good handling and brakes, and have drivers that want to test their skills. Cars in this group will be powerful classic sports cars whose drivers have track experience. Some V6 engines may be at home here as well as V8's that will run conservatively. You will be pushed by cars behind you, and you will be passed by some.
  • Group V (Vintage). This group will feature vintage race cars from the past. Cars in this group will be the old, fast sports cars. Speed will not be the focus of this group. It will be a chance to celebrate some of the fantastic cars of the track's history and time period. The cars will be hand picked by our organization.

    The vintage race car exhibition class being overseen by Heartland Vintage Racing (HVR) and all HVR car, driver, and safety tech rules will preside over the vintage portion. All cars and drivers will be pre-screened by HVR prior to entry. Cars will need to be properly pedigreed or adhere to the HVR Rules for period-correct preparation, and the HVR Tech Rules will apply.


    In addition, drivers experience, credentials, and safety records will be reviewed prior to acceptance. HVR will accept the following licenses for this event: NASA, SCCA, or any vintage club that is a member of the VMC Council. If you are unlicensed and wish to race, please review the HVR Licensing procedures.

  • Group H (Historical). A very unique group of factory stock cars produced prior to 1960. These are older and slower sports cars. This group is by invitation only, but if you think you have a car that would represent well, please contact us.
  • Group E. This is an exhibition group reserved for race cars and drivers with racing certifications. This group is by invitation or application with acceptance only. This group will operate under more stringent rules aligned with established racing event rules - even though this group will not be racing!

    This is a modern race car exhibition class being overseen by LGGPR. Safety tech rules will preside over the cars and drivers. All cars and drivers will be pre-screened by LGGPR prior to entry. Only fully prepped race cars will be allowed in this group.


    In addition, drivers experience, credentials, and safety records will be reviewed prior to acceptance. LGGPR will accept the following licenses for this event: NASA, SCCA, or any vintage club that is a member of the VMC Council.

The Course

A picture speaks a thousand words! Course Map

Schedule

See the website for the driving event schedule.

Each group will run two twenty minute sessions on the course. During that time, the top speed will be monitored by radar and any car exceeded the top speed for that group will be black flagged. (Flags will be explained later and at the driver’s meeting)

Who can participate?

Any enthusiast older than 18, with a valid driver’s license, a safe and insured car, has completed a liability waiver, has paid their entrance fee, and wants to have fun can participate in groups A, B and C.

Passengers are allowed in group A and H with completion of a liability waiver from the passenger. ALL drivers and passengers MUST wear a DOT or SNELL approved helmet when on the track.

Children may ride as passengers in Group A or Group H as long as these requirements are met:

  • The child must be large enough to no longer require a car seat.
  • The car must be street legal and have operating seat belts that the child must use.
  • All other safety requirements listed in the rules must be met.
  • The child’s parent must accept all liability for the safety of the child and hold LGGPR harmless for any injury that might occur. A witnessed, verbal acknowledgement is acceptable.
  • Final inspection will be made my track marshal.

Age and driving experience

All drivers must be 18 years old on the date of the driving event.

It is highly recommended that drivers in C group have previous track experience.

Requirements

  • Registration is required by all participants. Groups will be designated by a color dot placed on the corner of the windshield.
  • The vehicle is being used with the owner's permission, and is covered by liability insurance of not less than $20,000/$40,000/$10,000, or the minimum requirements in the state in which it is registered.
  • The driver must be in possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • The driver and passenger must sign a liability waiver.
  • ALL drivers and passengers MUST wear a DOT or SNELL approved helmet when on the track.
  • The owner of the car or the individual responsible for the car must complete a self-technical inspection (tech) form, and assume responsibility for insuring his/her car is in a safe condition for entry into this event. If you do not feel confident in doing this inspection let the Track Event Manager know and a resource will be made available to help you inspect your vehicle. Additional inspections of you vehicle may be made at the Track Event Managers discretion.
  • Before any driving session can begin, all corner workers, marshals, security, flagmen, and any other course workers, must be in their assigned locations. Everyone’s attention in getting to their assigned locations will speed up the event and allow more driving time for all.
  • All drivers must attend their MANDATORY driver's meeting prior to their events on track that day. Failure to attend will result in not getting clearance to go on track.
  • All cars participating in the track event will stage in the designated space near the Shelter House.

Rules of the Road

The following rules are critical to your safety. These rules must be followed and are not negotiable. The LGGPR Board of Directors relies upon entrants to follow these rules in order to offer a safe event and ensure the future of the LGGPR and its success:

  • Obey all course workers during your driver’s event. They are there to protect you and to assure the event goes smoothly.
  • Drive Safely! This is not a race. If in doubt, proceed with caution.
  • Obey all flags. Obey the flag people. They are your eyes for what is ahead. Disregarding flag signals creates an unsafe event and could result in your expulsion.
  • Flags in Use:
    • Red Flag. Stop as soon as can be done safely. If the track ahead of you is clear proceed at no more than 15 MPH to the very next flag station and then come to a stop at the side of the track. Move off the course as much as you can. Wait in your car for further instructions from the corner workers. Do not proceed until you have been notified by a course worker. DO NOT EXIT YOUR CAR.(4) A Red Flag is a course wide flag.
    • Yellow Flag. Use extreme caution and slow to half speed. There is something blocking the roadway ahead, or other unsafe conditions such as oil or debris on the road, or someone or something too close to the course. A Yellow Flag is a course wide flag. No passing during a Yellow Flag.
    • Black Flag. The Black Flag being waived while your car is being pointed at signals a course violation. You are to proceed to the staging area and pull off the track at The Chute exit for further directions. Course violations include, but are not limited to speeding, driving to slow, passing in areas not designated for passing, erratic driving, blocking cars, etc. A standing black flag at all corner positions indicates you are to leave the track when you return to the pit area.
    • Green Flag. This indicates that the speed session has started and will only be seen at the start/finish point.
    • White Flag. This indicates that there is an Emergency Vehicle on track. Use extreme caution. A White Flag may be local or a course wide flag. No passing during a White Flag including the Emergency Vehicle. When the white flag is waived at the Start/Finish it indicates that you are on the exit lap.
    • Checkered Flag. This indicates the end of the driving session. Continue around the course until reaching the staging area and pull off the track at the Chute exit.
  • Entering the Track. You will enter the track from the staging area at the East Shelter House into the Corkscrew. Cars will be released with a delay between each car. Once on the track you will proceed under a full course caution (Yellow Flag) and the session will begin when the first car in the group reaches the start/finish and the Green Flag will be waived. In other words the first lap will be a reconnaissance lap under full course caution. There may be a pace car leading the first lap of each session.
  • Minimum speed on the course. Never stop on the course except in an emergency or mechanical breakdown, or when instructed by a flagman. In either case, get as far off the road as possible. Except for turns and corners, where speed reduction is necessary, try to maintain a minimum speed of at least 30 mph below your maximum. We don’t want cars to come over a hill to be surprised by a car moving slowly in the middle of the road.
  • Pulling off the course. If you want to pull off the course temporarily you may do so ONLY on the Pit Straight pit area. If you want to leave the course for the remainder of the session you may do so by exiting the course on The Chute exit. Note that if you leave the course via The Chute exit you will not be permitted to rejoin that session.
  • Passing. Passing is only on the left in two designated locations in the straightaways (zones). The passing zones will be clearly marked with signs that say "PASS" and "NO PASS." You are not permitted to pass until you reach the "PASS" sign and you must have your pass completed before you reach the "NO PASS" sign. Do not pass unless the car being overtaken signals you. If you are being overtaken, signal the driver behind you by pointing out the left window, and allow the car to pass (do not race the car). If you are unsure if you are holding up the car behind you, go ahead and let him pass. Again, this is not a race. Be alert and conscious of what the other driving is doing.
  • Never exceed the maximum speed for your group. Violation of this rule can result in being black flagged and expelled from the course.
  • Mechanical Breakdown. If you experience a breakdown during your session pull off the track or as far as possible to the side of the track and remain in your car UNLESS YOU ARE IN IMINENT DANGER! If you need to exit your car DO NOT CROSS THE TRACK. Move to a position far enough away from your car to avoid danger.(4)

Requirements and Recommendations:

Due to the nature of this event it is required that ALL PARTICIPANTS use the following safety devices:

  • OEM seat belts. (Over the shoulder preferable).
  • Other features of the car that was provided by the manufacturer on the date of manufacture such as air bags, turn signals, brake lights, type of tire, etc.
  • DOT approved helmet minimum for all groups. (4)
  • Tires suitable for sustained group speeds.

The following is suggested for higher speed groups:

  • A four- point safety harness system that includes three inch (3”) shoulder and lap belts is preferable.
  • Non-synthetic clothing (cotton, wool, leather, etc.) covering torso, arms, and legs, plus gloves and leather-topped shoes (both without holes). (A SFI approved suit with a 32 A/1 rating is preferable.)
  • A 2.5 lb. minimum, automotive BC fire extinguisher with a secure quick-release.
  • A roll bar with a diagonal brace.

Better quality and higher rated helmets will provide a higher degree of protection for your head – which as you know houses your brain. If you do not have a helmet there are many choices and at various cost points. While the corporation cannot make any recommendations about the suitability of a particular brand of helmet, SNELL 2010 helmets can be purchased from around $150 and up, and DOT helmets can be purchased for less. We would like to reiterate firmly that we recommend that all participants be responsible for their own safety and use the appropriate safety equipment

Changes

The Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival Incorporated organizing committee reserves the right to change these rules at any time.

Have fun – be safe!