Track Night in America is governed by the SCCA Time Trials Rulebook, the laws of physics and the guiding principles of good sense. To maximize your grin potential, we recommend staying within the boundaries of all three.  Please keep keeping hands and feet inside the ride at all times and keep your seat until we have come to a full and final stop.

Track Night events are open to street vehicles, or equivalent. Purpose built racecars or vehicles that are modified beyond what is acceptable for the street are not allowed. All vehicles must have functioning road going equipment such as running and brake lights, and adequate tires and brakes. Any vehicle that is classified as a car, and trucks and SUVs that do not present a roll over risk are allowed. Have questions? jack@tracknightinamerica.com

What's the Fact, Jack?

Track Night is not a place to race, it is all about recreation in streetcars. Any time you introduce racing cars; it changes the look, feel and mindset of the event. We would love to have racecars at events for display, discussion and admiration, but this track time is for street cars only.

Each track will have its own set sound limitations. The first time a vehicle is found to be out of compliance with the set limit, it will be brought in and will not be allowed to return to the track during that session. If there is a second violation, the vehicle will be ineligible for the remainder of the event. A meaningful change in the vehicle’s configuration must be displayed before it can return to track.

What's the Fact, Jack?

If your car is unmodified or has a street appropriate performance exhaust, odds are, you are A-o.k. However, as Track Night events are scheduled for evening hours, we have to take sound very seriously. The bottom line is, these are non-competitive, fun events. While bombing around a track in a loud car is certainly fun, eking out every last possible horsepower is simply not worth jeopardizing the event or venue.

Participants for on track activities must possess a valid, full driver’s license and be over 18 years of age. Minors, 14 years of age or older, are allowed to ride along during the paced touring laps, but may not drive. All participants are required to either complete the online drivers meeting or attend the on-site drivers meeting.

What's the Fact, Jack?

Look, if you are over 18 and can’t maintain a driver’s license, we are pretty sure that means you don’t make great decisions. Avoiding putting people on track who make bad decisions is one of Track Night’s guiding principles. If you are under 18, have a driver’s license, parents permission and some motorsports experience, contact Jack..

Track Night participants are strictly forbidden from consuming alcohol or other performance altering substances prior to completion of any on track activities.  This includes, but is not limited to, medication and prescriptions that expressly forbid operating vehicles or heavy machinery.

What's the Fact, Jack?

Hey, there is a time and a place.  Let’s all have a good time at the track, we’ll meet you at the right place for a tasty adult beverage as soon as we are done.

Passengers are allowed under the following guidelines:

  • Any passenger must be a participant. (Novice, Intermediate or Advanced group driver)
  • Novice drivers may recieve in-car coaching or instructional rides from intermediate and advanced group drivers
  • Intermediate drivers may recieve in-car coaching from advanced group and give in-car coaching/instructional rides to novice group. 
  • Advanced drivers may give in-car coaching or instructional rides to Novice and Intermediate group drivers. 
  • All ride-alongs require permission from an official.

What's the Fact, Jack?

Generally, there are two types of passengers- those who make you a better driver, and those who you try to impress. The first is fine, allowed and encouraged.  The second puts you, your passenger and those around you in danger. Track Night is about fun, but this isn’t a chance to give your buddy a thrill ride. If you do take a passenger, every move you make, every breath you take, we will be watching you.

The use of action cameras is allowed as long as the camera is solid-mounted. If using a suction-cup type of mount, you must have a secondary tether securing the camera in case the mount becomes loose.

What's the Fact, Jack?

Pretty simple. On a track, projectiles are bad. Even if they are getting the most hella gnarly vids eva, yo.

Here at Track Night, we understand things happen, plans change, cars may need unexpected maintenance, and other issues do occur, creating the need to cancel occasionally.

While we cannot give refunds, we can transfer your event registration to another event, another person, or we can issue a full credit for you to use toward another event.  

All you need to do is fill out the Event Change Request form, select which option works best for you, and we'll take care of it.  Request for credit must be in by 4pm Central time the day before the event so that our staff has adequate time to fill your vacated space.  

If there are extenuating circumstances you think we should know about while helping you resolve this issue, please email Jack@TrackNightinAmerica.com 

What's the Fact, Jack?

The last thing we want to do is take someone’s money who wasn’t able to participate. Yet, the fact remains, we have obligations to facilities, staff and safety crews. This policy gives us the best chance for a fair outcome for everyone. 

If a Track Night is cancelled prior to the start of the event for any reason, all entry fees will be fully refunded.

Track Night in America will run in any safe weather condition. In almost all cases we will operate rain or shine. Please do not assume the event will be “rained out” on rainy days. We will advise you by email or phone if weather conditions cause the delay of cancellation your event.

What's the Fact, Jack?

If there is a doubt about the safety of the event, we will cancel the event. But, as you are neither made of sugar, nor … you get the point.

Everyone at an SCCA event must sign a release and waiver form upon entering the facility.

What's the Fact, Jack?

We have to cross our T’s and dot our I’s to be able to provide insurance for all of our events. We don’t want to leave you standing outside the gate. Just sign the form and come on in!

Minor Participation in Track Night events required pre-approval by either the Director of Experiential Programs or the Manager of the specific event.  For approval to be given, the following must be met:

  • The minor must be a licensed driver and provide a complete SCCA minor waiver.

  • The minor must display some level of sanctioned performance driving experience.  Acceptable options include autocross, karting or track events.

  • A parent or legal guardian must be on site for the event.

  • The vehicle and track must be deemed appropriate for a beginning driver.

Provided these criteria are met, approval may be given.

What's the Fact, Jack?

It’s a bunch of legal mumbo-jumbo, but at the end of the day, this is the world we live in and what must be done to bring kids to the track.  If you have a special case, send me an email and we will get you fixed up: Jack@tracknightinamerica.com.

Guests of participants as well as non-participating guests of the event are welcome, completely free of charge.

What's the Fact, Jack?

Seriously, the more the merrier. Bring your spouse, your friends, your mom, your grandma. We’re working on fun things for them to do, too. And let’s face it, if they come out and want to try it, we’ll sign them up for next time. Even Grams.

The basics are close-toed shoes and a helmet are required. Some tracks require long sleeved shirts and long pants – this will be clearly noted on the registration page, so you’ll know.

What's the Fact, Jack?

No sandals, flip flops, high heels, scuba flippers or rollerblades. If you’ve got actual shoes, you’re fine.

Helmets certified as meeting the most current or the two most recent applicable Snell, FIA, or SFI standards are acceptable.

Acceptable standards include:

Snell ratings: SA2015, SAH2015, SA2010, SAH2010, SA2005, M2015, M2010, M2005

Important note: SA2000 and M2000 Helmets are no longer allowed at Track Night events for 2017.

SFI ratings 31.1, 31.1A, 3.12, 31.2A, 31.1 2005, 41.1, 41.1A, 41.2, 41.2A, 41.2  2005, 24.1

FIA:  8860-2010, 8860-2015

*These are the standard Track Night in America helmet requirements. Be sure to also double check for any track specific requirements on the venue page for the facility at which you plan to participate: http://www.tracknightinamerica.com/tracks.

What's the Fact, Jack?

Anytime you go on track, there is a list of things you want to make sure are right.  Your helmet should be at the top of the list. If you have a helmet, check it for one of the acceptable ratings. Rating stickers are usually inside the liner of the helmet. If you can’t find one, or if yours is out of date, it is time for a new one.  Easiest way? Just add a new Black Armor helmet to your Track Night registration and have it shipped to you. Just make sure you register early enough to have it arrive before your event.

It is highly recommended that all convertible vehicles be equipped with an aftermarket roll bar that meets or exceeds the standards set in the SCCA Time Trials Rules. However, convertible vehicles may participate in Track Night events provided the vehicle meets at least one of the following criteria and is not subject to any of the below exceptions:

- The vehicle is equipped with an aftermarket roll bar that meets or exceeds the standards set in the SCCA Time Trials rules.

- The vehicle is equipped with documented factory installed roll over protection (examples of manufacture documented roll over protection would include hydroformed and reinforced a-pillars or windshield frames and factory installed roll bars and/or “pop-up” bars that are designated as roll over protection.

- The Vehicle is a 2006-year model or newer.

Exceptions: In addition, vehicles that were manufactured since 2006 that fall into any of the below categories must meet the criteria stated above for factory or aftermarket roll over protection:

- Vehicles equipped with factory V8 or forced induction engine

- Vehicles modified meaningfully beyond the factory performance potential (examples: engine swaps, aftermarket forced induction)

Note: Targa and T-Top vehicles are classified as "hard tops" and do not have to meet the terms and conditions of the convertible policy.

If you have concerns about the eligibility of your vehicle, please contact us at Jack@tracknightinamerica.com

Flying objects, both manned and unmanned are not allowed at Track Night events without express written permission from SCCA.  Permission will only be granted for commercial video production by an insured entity.

Have questions?  Ask Jack, “what’s the fact” at Jack@TrackNightinAmerica.com