PITTING INFO Lots of Pit Options: IN YOUR ROOMS
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. THESE SOLD OUT
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. THESE SOLD OUT
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
Oval Racing Times are in white below
Pit Setups Only
______ Road Practice
Road Practice Driver's
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
*All Times 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 needed.
TIMES ARE ESTIMATES
Check Out Some Old Racing Promotions:
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.
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
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!
General Practice 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 Class
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 Notes:
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 mains
(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. Qual Pts:
We may use qual pounts for road in 2018.
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
'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. The 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.
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
before the Snowbirds! Many head over to enjoy Daytona and some of the
activities happening at the track.