Track Days/TT Information

2024 Track Day/Time Trial Events

All Track Day events include a Time Trial run group.

May
24
Track Event and Time Trial #1
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn South – 5 PM on track
Jun
7
Track Event and Time Trial #2
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn Full – 5 PM on track
Jun
29
Track Event and Time Trial #3
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn South - 5:15 PM on track
Jul
27
Track Event and Time Trial #4
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn North - 5:15 PM on track
Aug
16
Track Event and Time Trial #5
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn South - 4:30 PM on track
Sep
6
Track Event #6
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn South - 4 PM on track

2024 TrackSprint Events

May
18
Track Sprint #1
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn North - 5 PM on track
Jun
9
Track Sprint #2
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn South - 5 PM on track
Aug
18
Track Sprint #3
Autobahn Country Club - Autobahn South – 4:30 PM on track

2024 Time Trial in a Race Weekend Events

Jul
6
Time Trial in a Race Weekend #1
Blackhawk Farms Raceway -
Sep
7
Time Trial in a Race Weekend #2
Autobahn Country Club -
Oct
12
Time Trial in a Race Weekend #3
Blackhawk Farms Raceway -

SCCA TrackNight in America

The following events are operated by SCCA and usually staffed by Chicago Region SCCA members.


Track Days

Track Days are also known as High Performance Drivers Events (HPDE), which are non competition instructional events that take place at race tracks.

Back roads, late night drives on the highway, and that one off ramp that you take faster than the posted speed limit: if you relate to the items listed above, then you are a perfect candidate to sign up for a Performance Driving Experience.

Ever noticed the phrase “Professional Driver on a Closed Course” at the bottom of your TV screen during an ad? We have a closed course; come be the driver!

A Track Day event provides the unique opportunity to bring your car on a real racetrack. Do you want to improve your driving skills? Do you want to learn how to better control your car at a higher rate of speed than is legal on public roads? All you need to participate in a Track Day event is a registered streetcar, valid driver’s license, and a current track certified helmet.


You Will Be A Better Driver

First and foremost, a Track Day event is about you driving your car. Our primary focus is the safety of you and your car. Getting you as much seat time as possible with instruction is our next goal, so you can become more comfortable behind the wheel of your car at speed.

*If you bring people along, be sure to remind them to ask about “Instructor Ride Along” opportunities available to them for a small fee while they are on site; even better, sign them up in advance during online registration

What is the schedule at one of the Track Day Events?

First you would make sure that you and your car qualify for a Track Day event. You must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver license. Convertibles, unless they are equipped with a hard top or an approved roll bar/hoop, are not allowed***. Vehicles with other removable tops (t-tops, targa tops, etc.) must meet appropriate safety regulations. Be sure to check this link to Track Day Rules. Next, register by following this link on this page to the MotorsportsReg website.

Once you arrive at the track, you will check in, park, unload your vehicle, and prepare it for the track. Next you will need to get your car inspected, and then report to the classroom for a drivers briefing. Once that briefing is over, usually no more than 30 minutes time, the rest of the event should be spent behind the wheel of your car, or riding along with an instructor to gain a better understanding of the track, the proper line, and driving tips. These tips are provided by qualified instructors, most of whom have years of on-track competitive experience.

Should I do anything before I arrive at a Track Day?

Car and Driver magazine has recently published an excellent guide to preparing for a track day: How To: Go to a Track Day – Feature

If you are not sure your car is ready for the use it will see on a racetrack, we suggest you take your vehicle to a technician who is skilled enough to evaluate your vehicle for track use. Please follow the link to the “Pre-Event Car Tech Inspection” document. You should also plan to bring appropriate “Gear” to the Track Day event. Items like extra oil, coolant, tire pressure gauge, sunscreen, umbrella, hat, camera, storage bin or bag, lawn chair, etc. Please follow the link to “Track Day Gear Check List” document. You may also want to familiarize yourself with some of the common “Flags” you might see while on track. These will be covered during your classroom instruction time as well.

In addition to getting you and your vehicle prepared for the Track Day event, before you arrive at the track, please review the other “Track Day” related pages on this website.

Save time by printing out your own self-tech Tech Sheet to bring to the event.

If you have your own helmet, make sure it’s got the current SNELL, SFI or FIA helmet certification. Please note that “K” helmets are accepted for Track Events but not Time Trials, and that DOT is NOT a track approved Helmet certification.

Check out the SCCA Milwaukee Region Track day schedule for more events.

For even more events, visit the Central Division SCCA (CenDiv) Road Racing and Track Day events calendar.

All Track Day events include a Time Trial run group.