These items are important:

  • Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required for all entrants. Be sure to have it in your possession when you register.
  • Magnetic numbers or tape ( BLUE Painters) for creating numbers
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Helmet: If you don't own a helmet, loaners are generally available. Helmets must be at least M rated, but consider a Snell rated helmet for future Driver Education track day use.
  • Water. Staying hydrated helps focus and fights fatigue.
  • Some kind of snack food. Ditto above. Apples keep OK, bananas not so much. Meal replacement bars are a good choice.
  • Sunglasses. Don't cheap out. Your driving vision is critical here and on the street.
  • Sunblock and hat
  • Eyeglasses as a backup for contacts.
  • Trash bag/tarp to store your car's rattley bits while you compete.
  • Cash or your checkbook if you haven't pre-paid. We'd prefer you do.

 

These items are nice to have:

  • Driving gloves.  You'll drive better because you won't be concerned with grip
  • Shop manual for your car and documentation for any odd modifications
  • Tool box for your car
  • Race tires on separate wheels
  • Jack. Get a good floor jack.
  • White liquid shoe polish for marking tires or numbering
  • Torque wrench for changing tires
  • Air tank
  • Racing fuel
  • Brake fluid
  • Motor oil
  • Spray bottle (put water in it; great for cooling off)
  • Stopwatch
  • Pen, pencil and paper (It is helpful to draw the course map and later jot down notes while you are walking the course. Reviewing these notes while waiting in the grid area may improve your focus and concentration. A spiral notebook that fits in the glove box and will hold a pen is convenient for this purpose.)
  • Heavy duty gloves for changing tires or wearing in bad weather
  • Rain will not stop an event unless it is interfering with the timing system. Lightning, however, will suspend or halt an event. Be prepared to be outdoors in the event of rain. Protect not only yourself, but also the belongings unpacked from your car. Large plastic garbage bags are convenient and easily packed. They may also double as a crude raincoats after the appropriate holes are made.
  • Tarp large enough to put your belongings under in the event of rain
  • Cooler for drinks (non-alcoholic until after the event, please!), water and lunch
  • Towels
  • Rain-x for your windshield
  • Folding chair or equivalent (takes the load off your feet)
  • MasterCard or Visa (for emergency use only)
  • Driving shoes that fit your car's pedals
  • Camera (film, video or both)
  • Contact lens saline solution
  • Ignition key on its own key chain so keys don't rattle during your course runs