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Track Rules

DRIVER/PASSENGER TRACK RULES

Pacific Northwest Motorsports Park [PNMP] was created to provide our members with guaranteed access to the road course for an average of 20 days per month, allowing members and their guests to practice their skills, play with their friends, or entertain business associates with an exhilarating track experience, at their own pace and on their own schedule. 

New members are required to attend a Driver Orientation Seminar.  This will allow each new member to learn and understand all the [PNMP] rules and regulations provided by the Club and to familiarize each member with the proper driver education.

All drivers and passengers must sign a track release waiver prior to engaging in any track related activities. 

No one is to enter the track area until permission is granted by the track Grid Marshal.  Please contact the track for the time of the first session of the day.

Pacific Northwest Motorsports Park personnel or the Grid Marshal will determine the run groups for each day.  

Track direction is "clockwise" and at no time is a driver permitted to drive counter-clockwise.

Speed limit is 15 mph on all service roads and paddocks.

Dropping of Wheels / Spins

If a driver drops two (2) wheels off the edge of the track the driver must finish off the lap at a "cool down" pace and return to the pit/paddock area.  Grid Marshal, along with driver, will inspect the vehicle for damage and determine if the car is in a condition to return to the track.

If a driver drops all four (4) wheels off track and/or spins they are required to safely return to the track surface and continue at a "cool down" pace to the pits/paddock area to meet with Grid Marshal.

For any spins that occur on the track (even if you do not leave the track surface) the driver is required to use caution while remaining aware of other vehicles and return to pits/paddock area to meet with the Grid Marshal.

Note:  Any driver who drops two (2) or more wheels or spins, three (3) times in any one day will be deemed an "aggressive driver," and accordingly, will be asked to park their car and will not be allowed to drive for the rest of the day.

If a driver has a mechanical failure such as engine problems, oil/transmission/fuel leaks etc. they are required to pull off of track surface in a safe area at their earliest convenience.

If a driver goes off track and is unable to come back onto the track they are to remain in their safety belts.  ALWAYS STAY IN THE CAR WITH YOUR SAFETY BELTS SECURED.  One exception to this rule would be a car that was on fire.

Driver Conduct

Start the day with a vehicle inspection to be sure it is in the proper operating condition.

Never enter the track without the authorization of the Grid Marshal.  The Grid Marshal will find an open spot on the track to allow you to enter safely.

Each time entering the track the driver should start with a "warm up" lap(s).  This will allow time to get a feel for the car and its conditions, i.e. brake pedal pressure, handling characteristics, etc.  This time will also allow the driver to build up tire temperatures.

At the end of each session or the lap prior to exiting the track the driver should start a "cool down" lap.  This is for all of the vehicle´s components to cool off as much as possible before it is parked in the paddock.   It is not good for a vehicle to exit the track with high temperatures.

Each time a driver exits the track for any reason they should signal to all other drivers their intention by holding their arm clearly out the window (production car) or above the roll bar (race car). 

Safety Equipment

All drivers and passengers are required to use a Snell approved helmet.  SA2000 or later will be permitted.

An SFI rated racing suit is required for all race car drivers.

An SFI rated racing suit is recommended for production car drivers.  Long sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are the minimum requirement.

Open cockpit cars including convertibles must have a roll bar installed.  

It is recommended that all vehicles have a fire extinguisher securely mounted.

Passing Rules

Passing is permitted in designated areas with a point-by from the driver.  All members are required to monitor their mirrors and as faster cars approach, they are to stay on line and clearly point the passing car by.

It is the responsibility of the passing car to make a safe and clean pass and the pass must be completed by the entry of the approaching corner.

Passing is not allowed in any corners.

Guest Rules 

Driver Guests are allowed a maximum of five (5) visits. 

Founder Club members: Fifty (50) guests, Five (5) driver guests per year

A founding member can bring up to fifty (50) guests per year as a member.  Ten of those guests may drive their own car on the track after a check ride with a PNMP staff member.  Guests who will be driving their own car will pay the normal daily use fee.  A maximum of five (5) driving visits per guest, per year, are authorized per Founder Membership.

Corporate Club members: Sixty (60) guests, Five (5) driver guest per year

A corporate member can bring up to sixty (60) guests per year as a member.  Fifteen of those guests may drive their own car on the track after a check ride with a PNMP staff member.  Guests who will be driving their own car will pay the normal daily use fee.  A maximum of five (5) driving visits per guest, per year, are authorized per Corporate Membership.

Diamond Club members: Twenty (20) guests, Five (5) driver guests per year

A Diamond member can bring up to twenty (20) guests per year as a member.  Ten (10) of those guests may drive their own car on the track after a check ride with a PNMP staff member.  Guests who will be driving their own car will pay the normal daily use fee.  A maximum of five (5) driving visits per guest, per year, are authorized per Diamond Membership.

Junior Club members:  Ten (10) guests, Two (2) driver guests per year

A Junior member can bring up to ten (10) guests per year as a member.  Five (5) of those guests may drive their own car on the track after a check ride with a PNMP staff member.  Guests who will be driving their own car will pay the normal daily use fee.  A maximum of two (2) driving visits per guest, per year, are authorized per Junior Membership.

Members must be present for their guests to be able to ride and/or drive.
Guests are permitted to ride as passengers in member's car.
Guests are only permitted to drive a member's car provided that they meet all Pacific Northwest Motorsports Park requirements and driver qualifications.
Authorized Guests will be permitted to drive their own vehicle on the track at the normal daily use fee per day, provided:
           

  • the guest meets all requirements and driver qualifications as specified above;
  • the guest pays a check ride fee, and a reservation must be made for the check ride

Vehicle Rentals

Pacific Northwest Motorsports Park plans to offer a range of vehicles that can be rented on a per day basis.

Check-out Rides

Prior to driving the rental vehicle for the first time, each Club member will be required to drive the course with an instructor to ensure they can drive the vehicle in a safe and controlled manner.  Future rentals will not require a check-out ride after initial rental.   The cost for a check-out ride for a Junior Member is $50.00.   Guest check-out ride cost is $100.00.  Founder, Corporate, and Diamond Members will receive their check-out ride at no cost.

Private Instruction

Private instruction by highly qualified performance drivers will be available to all members and their guests at an additional charge. 

Note: Track Rules are subject to change without notice.
 
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For additional information about our Pacific Northwest Motorsports Park services,
please contact one of our representatives.

Billie Jean Morris 
phone: 541-481-7000 

mobile: 541-561-4998
bjmorris@pnwmotorsportspark.com

Mike Silcox 
phone: 541-481-7000 
mobile: 503-636-5860
msilcox@pnwmotorsportspark.com

All, members and their guests will be required to sign waivers to indemnify Pacific Northwest Motorsports Park, LLC., all its managers, members, consultants, employees, and all other participants related to Pacific Northwest Motorsports Park, LLC.

 

 
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