INFO Lots of Pit Options: IN
Many racers pit in their hotel rooms. We have a live TV broadcast going
that keeps you up on everything. This is a cool experience many enjoy!
Rooms have plenty of space for a couple of racers. Extra tables are
available for $10 rental for the week. Check with the
Snowbird crew on getting one brought to your room for the week.
(based on availability)
FL CRACKER ROOM
We have a large reserved pit room in the conference center that many racers pit in. You
get 3 foot of table space & a chair. Cost is $25 for the whole week.
Bring power cord/6-way.
THE OUTER DECK
The large hallways that border the
racetrack area is setup for pitting. You get 3 foot of table space &
a chair. Cost is $25 for the whole week.
Bring power cord/6-way.
There is a ton of room for trailers and tents outside
the main track entrance. You must bring your own power. We can work
on putting trailers and tents together if you have friends coming.
Generators must be far enough away from hotel to keep noise levels down.
SNOWBIRD RACING SCHEDULE Road Racing
Times are in yellow below
Oval Racing Times are in white below
Pit Setups Only
(4pm or later)
______ Road Practice
Road Practice Driver's Meeting
Road HEAT #1
Road HEAT #2
Oval HEAT #1
Road HEAT #3
Oval HEAT #2
Oval HEAT #3
Road HEAT #4
Oval HEAT #4
Road Practice Road Mains Concourse
Oval Awards Post-Race Party
Eastern Time Zone (GMT). TIMES MAY PUSH
BACK LATER IF ENTRIES ARE HIGH
Schedule based on actual times from the 2011-2017 races.
Times may change or be adjusted at the race if
Doors open at 5am Tue-Sat and 6am Sun.
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SCHEDULE / PRACTICE
NOTES Pit Setup
Starts Mon Night and Lasts all Week: 'Manufactures Row',
'The Florida Cracker Room', and 'The Outer Deck' reserved pitting can start to set up
Mon evening (times TBA & will be 4pm or later).
Track and pit areas will be closed late Mon night with doors opening back up Tue at 5am.
Reserved pitting info on the left side of this page. Reserved pitting will be held all week so you don't have to
be here Mon night.
Starts Mon Night and Lasts all Week:
Check-in will begin Mon evening
at 6pm. You can also
check-in any day the rest of the week. Check-in times will be posted at race (tentatively
7am-10pm). You will be able to purchase spec tires, pick up free stuff, get
raffle tickets/50-50 tickets, buy shirts/hats, get flyers, etc. Come see Julie,
Marie, Mom & Dad,
& the girls!
Check-in is by the conference center outside glass doors (near the restrooms
outside the main track area). Daily Practice
Details For Road and Oval: Tuesday:There will be open practices, and timed controlled class
practice sessions. Wednesday:
There will be open practices, timed controlled class practice sessions, and
one practice by your heat race (heat times may be reduced if needed). PRACTICE BY HEATS MAY BE REPLACED WITH CLASS
PRACTICE INSTEAD. Thursday-Sunday:
There will be open practice before the heats start each day and before the
mains. This helps groove the track for racing. We will have some open
practice after oval qualifying for oval cars Thu & Fri night. Track must close
at night (hotel rules).
THERE WILL BE PRACTICE THURSDAY FOR THOSE
ARRIVING LATE. YOU CAN ALSO MISS ANY OF YOUR 4 QUALIFIERS IF ARRIVING LATE. NO NEED TO BE HERE ALL WEEK TO PARTICIPATE!
Notes: You must practice with the rules of your
class (i.e. 17.5 in 17.5 classes) and you must
be registered in that class to practice. Open and controlled practices will have racers
waiting in line. You can not cut in front of the line. Exact practice
schedules will be at the hotel lobby check-in counter and track registration
area. Open Practice:
This is for when time is limited and allows
racers a chance to get on the track and turn laps. These may be short 1-2
minute runs with 10 cars at a time. You can make a small change and run a few laps to
see how your car handles. Many drivers can run in these time-frames. All classes of cars
may be grouped together to go out during these times. We may have
cars grouped together (by speed/type) for some of the open practices, rather than be on the track
all at once. Timed Controlled
This is where we schedule
times for each individual class to practice in. Touring 17.5 practices with
Touring 17.5, etc. Controlled practice is set with the
same class order as the racing order, to simulate similar track conditions and
schedules. Times are based
on number of entries per class. Practice lengths may vary depending on the
amount of cars in line, so that everyone has a chance. Practice by Heats on Wednesday: Heat races are setup and practice is
based on the actual Thu heat lineup. Practice is like a real heat race
(go on the tone). Heat #1 is practice heat #1, heat #23 is practice heat #23,
etc. After each
practice, drivers must turn marshal. There is one of these on Wed for road
and oval. Cars must use legal equipment. Times may be reduced to allow more
practice segments if needed. These are not used for any type of heat
sorting. PRACTICE BY HEATS MAY BE
REPLACED WITH CLASS PRACTICE INSTEAD. Qualifying
Qualifying is set up random and heats are not stacked. We do this as many
racers can not arrive until Thu and we want to keep this fair. We do stagger/Ifmar starts for both oval
& road heats. Each driver will be on their own race clock. Racers must turn marshal each round. Slow cars must yield to faster
cars in qualifying. We take your best single qualifier to set the
(and to set the resorts).
There are four qualifiers and one main event. The top 9 cars are locked into
the A-Main (because the bump-up driver from the B-Main takes the 10th spot
in the A-Main). Note some classes may have exceptions. Resorts: We will have a
resort after each round (3 resorts total). A resort is a new heat line-up
based on your presvious best qualifying result. Faster cars end up qualifying together.
Snowbird 'Fast Pass' Thursday Practice: If you can not make practice Tue or Wed because
you are arriving late, we will work on allowing you to jump ahead of the line for practice on
Thu. We did this the last couple years and it worked well. You must let
us know before the race if you want to be included in this.
Check Out Tony Stewart and Carl
Edwards: Both have come to race some laps at the Snowbirds!
'BUMP N RUN' SATURDAY Presented by
TBA A Snowbird tradition! Race your way into the A-Main
on Sat! This has become the crowd favorite and one of the
highlights of the weekend, for both road and oval.
The top nine drivers are locked into the
A-Main after four rounds of heats. Qualifiers 10th-19th will compete in
the B-Mains, which run Sat. B-Main
road races run after the last road heat race, B-Main oval races run after
the last oval
heat race. Winners of the B-Mains advance into the A-Mains on Sun.
10th qualifier (B-Main TQ) wins the famous 'BQ Screw' award, and
gets to wear the infamous Mickey Mouse ears in their
B-Main event. Note some classes may have exceptions.
SPECIAL Presented by TBA Stay tuned for the very popular Figure-8 races on
once again. A Snowbird tradition you don't want to miss!
SUNDAY POST-RACE PARTY Presented by 'TBA' (E-Mail to sponsor) Always an awesome
time Sun night at the
Park Inn as the race comes to an end. Watch the NFL Super Bowl with all your
racing friends and family! More details will be posted as the race nears for the Snowbird post-race pool / Super
Bowl party! There will be awesome drink and food specials too!
DAYTONA SPEEDWAY Just an hour away is
Daytona Speedway. And this year the running of the
Rolex 24 is happening the weekend
Snowbirds! Many head over to enjoy Daytona and some of the activities
happening at the track.