Rules & Regulations

Track Night in America is governed by the SCCA Track Events 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 race cars 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, three-point seatbelts, and adequate tires and brakes. Any vehicle that is classified as a car, and trucks and SUVs that do not present a rollover risk (i.e. the track width is wider than the height) are allowed. Please visit our Vehicle Eligibility Page to see more guidelines and philosophies concerning what is and isn't allowed at Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack. 

Electric Vehicles: Please review the Electric Vehicle section below for complete eligibility rules (eligibility is track specific).

If you still have questions, please e-mail

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 streetcars 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.

To find out if the track you're going to has a sound limit, check the event page. We'll include that information for you. 

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, 12 years of age or older, are allowed to ride along during the low-speed 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 an unrestricted 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.

Other than Touring Laps, passengers are not allowed at Track Night in America Events.

What's the Fact, Jack?

Generally, there are only two reasons for a passenger. Either to show how it's done, or to show how you do it. Whichever way it is, we do not feel like "showing" from inside the car is appropriate at a Track Night event.

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.

As such, we've developed the following cancellation policy: 

If you cancel your entry up to ten (10) days before the event date, we'll fully refund your payment.

A cancellation within 10 days of the event date and up to 12:00pm Central the day before the event will net you a coupon for the full amount of your event payment. This coupon can then be used towards a future Track Night in America event registration.

No refunds will be processed for cancellations submitted after the posted cancellation cutoff date on the registration page.

If there are extenuating circumstances you think we should know about while helping you resolve this issue, please email 

How to Request a Cancellation


  1. Log into your SCCA Member Account Portal
  2. Find the event on the "My Events" page under "My Account"
  3. Hit the "Cancel" button on the far right.

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 a Track Night event who is planning to be in a vehicle on track must sign a waiver when checking in or present a valid annual waiver. Many tracks will also require a signed waiver before 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 requires pre-approval. For approval to be given, the following must be met:

  • The minor must have an unrestricted drivers license and an Annual Minor Waiver on file with the SCCA National Office.

  • 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:

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.

Visit our page with a full list of Approved Helmet Certifications.

*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:

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 under the liner of the helmet somewhere around the back of your head. If you can’t find one, or if yours is out of date, it is time for a new helmet.  Easiest way? Hit up the Track Night Safety Store to order a new one and have it shipped directly to you. Everything shown in the store is in stock and ready to ship, with 3- to 4-day delivery as standard.

It is highly recommended that all convertible vehicles be equipped with an aftermarket roll bar that meets or exceeds the "Safety Level 2" standards set in the SCCA Time Trials Rules. However, convertible vehicles may participate in most Track Night events provided the vehicle meets at least one of the following criteria:

1. Convertible vehicles up to and including the 2005 model year must have rollover protection meeting one of the following criteria:

A. Documented factory installed roll over protection. (Examples of manufacturer-documented roll over protection include hydroformed and reinforced a-pillars or windshield frame and factory installed roll bars and/or “pop-up” bars that are designated as roll over protection.)

B. The convertible vehicle is equipped with an aftermarket roll bar that meets or exceeds standards set in the SCCA Time Trials Rules. (E.g., “style” bars are not acceptable.)

1. Braces and portions of the main hoop subject to contact by the driver’s or passenger’s helmet, as seated normally and restrained by seatbelt and harness, must be padded with a non-resilient material such as Ethafoam® or Ensolite® or other similar material with a minimum thickness of 1/2 inch. Padding meeting SFI spec 45.1 or FIA 8857-2001 is strongly recommended.

2. Convertible vehicles of the 2006 model year or later do not have to have a roll bar if:

A. The vehicle is six (6) cylinders, with the OE engine and may only be naturally aspirated.

B. The vehicle is four (4) cylinders or less, with the OE engine, including the stock turbo/supercharger.

Note: This means that for 2006+ vehicles, if the engine is not the original equipment model as delivered in that vehicle, aftermarket forced induction has been installed, or the vehicle has more than six (6) cylinders or six (6) cylinders and forced induction of any type, the vehicle must have aftermarket rollover protection or documented factory rollover protection. (Examples of manufacturer documented rollover 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 rollover protection.)

3. T-top/Targa cars do not count as convertibles.

4. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some tracks require more than the minimum standards outlined here. VIR and NJMP are two examples but it is best to check the "Track Rules" for each individual event to make sure. If there are no specific rules for convertibles on the track page - then these rules are all that needs to be met.

Still not sure? CLICK HERE to see a flow chart to help guide you. 

If you still have concerns about the eligibility of your vehicle, please contact us at

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.

All vehicles must provide factory original (or better) seats that are securely mounted and seat belts with a minimum of 3 mounting points mounted in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations when applicable. (SFI or FIA rated are recommended).

If you still have questions, please e-mail

What's the Fact, Jack?

Track Night is intended for street cars which are legal to drive on the road and pass a safety inspection - and we realize that for many enthusiasts, their car of choice might have been built before shoulder belts or seat belts were required. For those of you enjoying such a car - you will need to look into solutions to bring it to Track Night and drive on track. 

At every Track Night, we have a crew of workers to help handle any car-related incidents, fires, impacts, etc. As you can imagine, with its very different hardware, an incident involving an electric vehicle can require specific training and equipment to handle safely.

Some of the facilities we hold events at either don't allow electric vehicles at any of their events or don't have safety teams that are able to handle these types of incidents, and so for the safety of our staff, crews, and participants, we are not allowing electric vehicles to participate at those events.

To see if your local venue allows EVs or not, check out our list of tracks that don't allow them here.

Have questions?  Ask Jack, “what’s the fact” at