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High Performance Driver Education (HPDE)
Drive Your Own Car at Grandsport Speedway

GrandSport Speedway offers the two best Texas High Performance Driving Education opportunities.

1) Racing Adventures 

Racing Adventure programs provide professional instruction in your car or a Racing Adventure car. Full day and half day programs are available. This program teaches you high performance driving and racing skills but you will not be racing against other cars. Click the Racing Adventure logo for further Texas race school information! In order to participate in the Groove Union program all those new to track days are required to take the Level 1 racing Adventure. It is available every month during the Groove Union days for $349. Click on the Racing Adventures logo below to get further information and get yourself signed up!

Call today! 1-888-572-7223

2) Groove Union

Groove Union is car owners who want to drive in their own street car or racecar at GrandSport Speedway. Groove Union is designed as a testing grounds to help you decide if you would like to join our Club membership. Therefore you can only run Groove Union Once a year.

We have several different run groups from raw novices with no experience to seasoned pro's! If you do not have any track experience we can teach you the high performance skills in our novice class to drive your car on the track! This is track lapping and not racing. Some groups allow controlled passing in certain zones. You can only participate in one Groove Union event per year.

The next Groove Union day is May 11, 2104. Sign up on-line by clicking here!

 

Novice Group - Racing Adventures Level 1

This is the first timer/beginners group. You will learn the basics of high performance driving in a Racing Adventures Level 1 program! Instructors will work with you all the time to get you up to speed with others of your level. This a very structured program and no passing is allowed. Novice level also includes the all important track etiquette information which includes how to get on and off the track safely, flags and track etiquette. Once you have mastered this level and a instructor has signed you off you can advance to the Bronze group. You may be asked to complete a multiple choice knowledge test before you are allowed on the track.

$399 per day

Bronze Group

The bronze group is for drivers with limited track experience or those that have advanced from the Novice Group. Drivers in the Bronze Group will work under the direct supervision of an instructor. An instructor may ride along if asked by the student or an instructor may request to ride long with any driver in this group. Drivers may lap on their own if the instructor directs them to. No passing is allowed. If a Bronze Group driver gets slowed behind traffic they will pull into the hot pit area and then a track official will place them onto the track in an area where they have more room to run. Sessions will be controlled with flags. You may be asked to complete a multiple choice knowledge test before you are allowed on the track.

$299 per day

Silver Group

The Silver Group is for drivers that have advanced from the Bronze Group or drivers with several track days experience. Passing is allowed in designated areas and all passing must be completed before a point marked with cones. Sessions will be controlled with flags. You may be asked to complete a multiple choice knowledge test before you are allowed on the track.

$299 per day

Gold Group

The Gold group is a run group where you go out and work on your skills and build seat time all by yourself. Passing is allowed in designated areas or when pointed by. You can run in this group with your piers as long as you like. If you wish to learn how to teach others between sessions while building seat time you can become an instructor and run for free. You may be asked to complete a multiple choice knowledge test before you are allowed on the track.

$299 per day

Instructor Group

In this group you run for free for fun, build your skills and instruct in the other groups. Instructors run with the Gold or race group.

We are looking for more instructors and help with administration. Please drop us an emails if you are an experience Gold level driver and want to instruct.

FREE TRACK DAYS! - Additionally if you want to help flagging and doing the admin you can also earn your day for free!

General Preparation for Groove Union - We recommend you arrive at the track early to ensure you can ready yourself and your car in a calm relaxed manner. Please make sure that you have remove all excess items from your car before you leave home and arrive at the track with a full tank of gas and your tires with the correct amount of air as stated in your drivers manual. We do not inspect car for safety or track fitness. This is the responsibility of you the owner. If you wheels have been removed recently for tire or brake repairs please ensure that your wheels have been re-torqued.

Track Day Schedule*

8AM Classroom session for Novice - Racing Adventures Level 1.

Mandatory for Novices but all participants welcome to monitor. Novice group to report to the exercise area in paddock immediately after classroom introduction session.

All participants except the Novice Racing Adventures Level 1 drivers are required to attend. Failure to attend may lead to exclusion from the event. Roll call will be conducted.

PROGRAM - 20 Minute sessions  
8:00 - Novice Classroom
9:30 - Drivers meeting for Gold, Silver, Bronze
9:40 - Gold
10:00 - Silver
10:20 - Bronze
10:40 - Gold
11:00 - Silver
11:20 - Bronze
11:40 - Novice
12:00 - Lunch
12:20 - Gold
12:40 - Silver
1:00 - Bronze
1:20 - Novice
1:40 - Gold
2:00 - Silver
2:20 - Bronze
2:40 - Novice
3:00 - Gold
3:20 - Silver
3:40 - Bronze
4:00 - Novice
 

GrandSport reserves the right to class cars as desired and remove certain run groups. Please notice there is no lag time between sessions. As one group comes off the next will go. GrandSport reserves the right to disallow or cancel your track day at any time.

Registration
Advance registration on the internet is required. Click here for our shopping cart or you can give us a call at (409)-986-7223 if you have any questions.

Click here for the track registration form that you must fill out and bring to the track along with your receipt. We will not have these forms at the track. You must register in advance of the event on our shopping cart. Please show the admin person at the track your credit card, drivers license and hand them the fully completed form and then you are ready to go!

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Some General Groove Union rules and protocols

FLAGS

Green - Green means the track is open for speed

Yellow - Proceed with caution, no passing allowed until you see a green flag

Blue - Waving blue means there is a faster car behind you. Stay on line and they will get around you. Under no circumstances should you pull off line to allow a faster car to pass.

Black - Waved at you - come into the pits to talk with an instructor

Checkered - Session over. Complete your lap and come into the pits

SPINS - If you spin somewhere on the the track proceed farther off the track and turn around and stop. Then orient yourself and check the track for traffic. When safe pull back onto the track and proceed into the pits to talk to an instructor. If you spin three times you are out for the day.

CAR BEAKDOWNS - If your car breaks down out on the track please stay inside the car where you are safe. We will see you are stopped and throw a yellow or red flag and come and get you. If you get out of your car you will be done for the day. If your car is on fire get out. Do not try to fight the fire yourself. We will send out a safety truck.

TRACK ENTRY FORM HOT PITS - Cars only go onto track when pointed on by Groove Union Staff. If you do otherwise your day will be over.

PASSINGERS - Due to insurance regulations passengers are not allowed unless they are a track instructor.

HOT PIT ENTRY - Hand out the window when pulling into pits to tell the other driver behind you what you are doing. Signal lights don't mean anything on the track

PIT SPEED LIMIT - 5 MPH

HELMETS - Are to be worn at all time on the track. Those in open cars must have a full face helmet. Snell 2005 is required

CONVERTABLES - Cars without roll bars are only allowed in Novice group. Convertible tops must be up when on track.

SHOES - Proper shoes for driving only. No sandals.

GENERAL CLOTHING - Nylon clothing and shorts are not allowed. - Make sure you do up your helmet when pulling onto track. -

DRIVERS MEETING - Everyone must attend drivers meeting.

RAIN OUTS!

No refunds will be given due to rain outs as we are unable to control the weather. However you will receive a credit to a future event of your choice. If you have a credit please email us before you show up so we can inform the instructors you will be there. If you don't tell us in advance the instructors will not be able to look up your credit and will simply charge you for the day.



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