Grattan – 3 Day HPDE (2024)

Grattan – 3 Day HPDE (2024)

Come join Rally Sport Region PCA and our team of experienced, nationally recognized instructors for a challenging and enjoyable a 2- & 3-day driver’s education event at Grattan Raceway!  Grattan Raceway has features for just about everyone in its two miles: a long (slightly-uphill) start-finish straight; increasing & decreasing radius turns, most on-camber, one not-so-much; clean restrooms, fuel available and a pretty-darn-good snack bar!  

BREAKING NEWS: Ross Bentley, world renowned Driver Coach, multi-series pro driver, author of the Speed Secrets book series and great friend of RSP-PCA will be joining us again for the entire weekend!!  Stay tuned for a separate mailing with details of the news.

Grattan is ~15 minutes northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan in picturesque Belding, Michigan. 

This is a popular event, so be sure to register early! 
    NEW: There will be caps on each group’s size this year to improve student-instructor experience.

Early Bird discounts shown below end Saturday May 25thall registration fees will increase after Friday May 25th by +$50 for all entries

PCA Member early bird registration:
Sat/Sun: $420 on or before May 25th

Non PCA Member early bird registration:
Sat/Sun:  $480 on or before May 25th

Instructor
Sat/Sun: $40

Friday is for Instructors and APPROVED ADVANCED DRIVERS: 
  PCA member: Fri/Sat/Sun $570 on or before May 25th
  Non-PCA member: Fri/Sat/Sun $630 on or before May 25th
  Instructor: Fri/Sat/Sun: $40

PCA member: $360 Friday only on or before May 25th
Non-PCA member: $420 Friday only on or before May 25th

PCA member: $260 Saturday only on or before May 25th
Non-PCA member: $320 Saturday only on or before May 25th
NOTE: Sunday single day only with special permission from event chair unless sharing a car.  Contact registrar for pricing.

Registration for ALL ENTRANTS closes Sunday, June 2nd @ 11:59pm EDT

Saturday Dinner:  There will be a catered-in dinner buffet shortly after the last checker flag falls, cost $25.  It will be al fresco — i.e., open air tent.  Just got word: it will be a full-on pig roast this year!  YUM!!!

Friday Sessions: Please contact the Track CDI, Christian Maloof at 734-646-2746 or cmmaloof@gmail.com BEFORE signing up for Friday if you are not an Instructor. If you are approved as an advanced student by the Track CDI, you will be added to the Friday list and an email notification will be sent to you.

There will be continuing MSF Training on Friday (& maybe Saturday) again this year.  Contact Christian Maloof for info.

All drivers will be placed in run groups based on experience. E.g., if you are a beginner you will be on the track with other beginners and an instructor will be with you in the car. More experienced drivers will be placed accordingly.  So come on out to the track June 07-09th whether it is your first driving event or 100th.

Gate Fee: Grattan charges $10/person track entry fee for both drivers and spectators (cash only at the gate).  One charge for the entire weekend.

Garages: Garages rent for $100 per weekend through Grattan, Please contact Sam at 616-691-7221 to reserve a garage.

LODGING – We’ve reserved a block of rooms at the AmericInn by Wyndham in Greenville, MI — 15-20 minutes NE of the track.  Please mention “RSR-PCA Porsche Club” to receive the discount rate plus applicable taxes. The number of rooms is limited (Thurs-15; Fri/Sat-35) and will only be held available until Monday May 6th, so book early.  You must make your own reservation. 

Secure reservation link:
         AmericInn by Wyndham Greenville

AmericInn contact info:
Jamie Abbott
AmericInn by Wyndham Greenville
2525 W Washington St
Greenville, MI 48838
616.754.4500 main

Camping is allowed in the track’s paddock area Thursday-Saturday nights for $25 per night.

Tech Inspection form is posted below and on the the club website:

     2024_RSP-PCA_Tech_Form

PLEASE NOTE: even if you think this will be your only event this season PLEASE keep your original tech form at home and bring a photocopy of your Tech Form to each HPDE event.

SPONSORSHIP

We would like to thank our season-long title sponsors for their support to put on our 2024 HPDE Season. Please review their services, look to them to assist in preparing for your season, including your Tech Inspection, and thank them when you see them at any of our HPDEs this season.

Stadium Auto Service, 2405 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734.369.6787, www.StadiumAutoService.com

* Porsche Ann Arbor, 2575 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734.530.3442, PorscheAnnArbor.com

* Bloom Roofing, 12238 Emerson Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, 800.483.9932, www.bloomroofing.com

* J2 Protective Films, 28287 Beck Rd, Suite D8, Wixom, MI 49393, 248.997.5975, j2protectivefilms.com

* Finn’s JM&J Insurance Agency/Auto Owners Insurance, 483 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734.668.4050, www.finnsins.com

If you have questions concerning this event, please contact:
  Event Chair: Tom Green, at ‭734-417-0030‬ or paragonsvc@aol.com
    Event Asst. Chair: Alex Green, at ‭734-417-5307‬ or ahgreen2012@aol.com 
  Event Chief Driving Instructor, Christian Maloof, at 734-646-2746 or cmmaloof@gmail.com 
  Registrar, Charlie Brown III, at 734-358-2393 or registrar.rsr@gmail.com.

Event requirements

On-line Pre-registration is mandatory. Contact registrar if special needs.

Helmet must be Snell SA2015 or SA2020.
Motorcycle helmets are not allowed.

Minimum 3 point seat belts. Driver’s and passenger’s must be equivalent. 

IMPORTANT RULE FOR 2020 and beyond: Driver and passenger must wear a HANS device (or equivalent) in any vehicle equipped with 5-, 6- or 7-point harnesses.

Driver(s) must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. 

Long sleeve cotton shirt, cotton pants, and leather or canvas shoes must have rubber soles.  Short sleeve shirts may be allowed — decision will be announced at the MANDATORY morning driver meeting.

Tech inspection form MUST be completed prior to arrival at the track.  Tech Inspectionform is posted below and on the the club website:

     2024_RSP-PCA_Tech_Form

PLEASE NOTE: even if you think this will be your only event this season PLEASE keep your original tech form at home and bring a photocopy of your Tech Form to each HPDE event.

Have you updated your driver experience/logbook info recently?

Open cars must have a roll bar and pass the “broomstick test.”

NOTE: if you damage any track facilities — e.g., Armco or concrete barriers, buildings, fencing, corner stations, picnic tables — you are financially responsible for repairs or replacements per track policies.

Instructors

Grattan Friday: Instructor Motorsport Safety Foundation Level 2 Certification; but will have Advanced driver/solo Day of course!

Participating Advanced Solo Students

Three solo run groups for experienced solo advanced students who attend at least 75% of RSP PCA track events during the calendar year (or at least 3 out of the last 5 weekend Drivers Education events) will be available. 

Students who participate in the FIDD will have separate rules from the instructors similar to Driver’s Education days and will not be allowed to drive in all run groups.  

All students wishing to participate in the FIDD are subject to review and participation is not guaranteed.  Even when a student is accepted, their on-track behavior will be monitored.  If students do not demonstrate appropriate track etiquette they will be asked to park their car for the remainder of the day and their money will not be refunded.

Proper Etiquette is defined as (but not limited to):

  • Demonstrating excellent car control, (offs that require the track to shut down will not be tolerated)
  • Knowledge of the limit of traction 
  • Condition-appropriate driving
  • Respect for other cars, both while passing and being passed (ignoring mirrors will not be tolerated)
  • Respect for flag stations and lead tower 

Loaner/Rental Helmet Policy: Helmets are “loaned” to Green Group drivers only for a maximum of 4 events, cumulatively over the years.  Loaner helmets MUST be returned at the end of the event, with the carry bag.  Don’t make me hunt you down!!  After the 4th loan the club reserves the right to “rent” the helmet to the driver for $35/event. Loaners will be tracked effective 2021 season opener and will carryover to future years.  All loaner helmets are SA2015 or SA2020 and all now have HANS anchors.
NEW:  loaner helmet & HANS device number must be recorded on your Tech form, right hand at-track section.

PLEASE use the link below for electronic event waiver signatures.

              June 07-09 Grattan HPDE SpeedWaiver 

This link covers any PCA Waiver(s):
   * PCA Release and Waiver of Liability

This is our new process to eliminate stacks of paper & handling/long-term storage of waivers.
NOTE: The Minor Waiver must be filled in manually on paper. 

   * If you have issues with the electronic SpeedWaiver we will always have paper waiver(s) at the Registration table.

SmugMug Upload Link

https://rsrpics.smugmug.com/upload/HqSHRt/Gde624

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Date

Jun 7 - 9, 2024 (Fri - Sun)
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Location

Grattan Raceway
Grattan Raceway
7201 Lessiter Road, Belding MI 48809
Website
http://grattanracewaypark-mx.com
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Organizer

Charlie Brown III
Charlie Brown III
Email
registrar@rsp.pca.org
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