The 2004 SPC Rally
Drivers' School - Gingerman Raceway

Deebs holding the morning drivers' meeting, where rules of the track, flags, and track etiquette were covered.

Gingerman map (10k)
A map of Gingerman Raceway, click HERE for a larger view.

On Thursday, July 29, club members, guests, and spectators once again gathered for open lapping at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan (see my archives for other visits to this track).  Gingerman is an 11-turn 1.88 mile road course.  With lots of grass and no concrete barriers next to the track, it is safe and enjoyable for the first-time driver.  You can read more about Gingerman Raceway HERE.


Our day on the course was considered a 'Driver's School' - a learning event where we were able to push the limits of our cars and improve our driving ability.  Lap times during the event are not recorded, and the cars are not actually competing against each other.  The more experienced drivers were available to act as instructors throughout the day for anyone who wanted one.


Herb K ran his 97 SL2 on the track today - one of 3 Saturns he owns.



Bill H and Jane M from Planet 6 Racing joined us with the 92 SL2 that Bill competes with in SCCA Improved Touring.  You can visit their website HERE.


This was Kevin K's first event with his '95 SC1 since he'd added the rollcage and started trailering it to events.

Rides were available to any spectators that wanted them throughout the day, and Kevin was happy to put his passenger seat to good use.  At the right, you can see some cleanup after one of his passengers decided to show him her lunch.


X-mas tree air-fresheners.  Lots of X-mas tree air fresheners.



Spectators were also able to take their vehicles onto the track during lunch for some low-speed parade laps.

Here you can see Deebs taking Mike N's VUE Red Line for a drive, while he receives a black flag from Jeff H.


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