2024 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend

2024 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend

SUMMARY

VSCDA will kick off its 2024 Race Season with Driver’s School followed by a weekend of racing at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. Gingerman is a safe, 2.2-mile challenge, designed by Alan Wilson and with a growing national reputation.  It rewards excellent technical driving skills with two long straights and lots of complex turns, incorporating camber and elevation changes.

The weekend starts with VSCDA’s highly-regarded Driver’s School on Thursday afternoon, May 2nd, with a required classroom session. Friday, May 3rd is an all-day on-track school-very busy, very exciting and very fun!  We try to have a 1 to 1 ratio of experienced racer/instructors for each student.  That evening, driving privileges are awarded and accomplishments celebrated at a great barbecue. Upon graduation, you gain racing privileges recognized by VSCDA, as well as most other vintage groups in the VMC Organizations (3 race events with an “X” on your car, incident-free required).

REGISTER FOR EVENT HERE

Details

When

Thursday, 2 May, 2024 - Sunday, 5 May, 2024

2024-05-02 01:00:00 2024-05-05 05:00:00 Europe/London 2024 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend 2024 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend GingerMan Raceway 61414 Co Rd 388, South Haven, MI 49090 Luke Skywalker luke@starwars.com

Where

GingerMan Raceway 61414 Co Rd 388, South Haven, MI 49090
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Invitation

2024 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend

SUMMARY

VSCDA will kick off its 2024 Race Season with Driver’s School followed by a weekend of racing at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. Gingerman is a safe, 2.2-mile challenge, designed by Alan Wilson and with a growing national reputation.  It rewards excellent technical driving skills with two long straights and lots of complex turns, incorporating camber and elevation changes.

The weekend starts with VSCDA’s highly-regarded Driver’s School on Thursday afternoon, May 2nd, with a required classroom session. Friday, May 3rd is an all-day on-track school-very busy, very exciting and very fun!  We try to have a 1 to 1 ratio of experienced racer/instructors for each student.  That evening, driving privileges are awarded and accomplishments celebrated at a great barbecue. Upon graduation, you gain racing privileges recognized by VSCDA, as well as most other vintage groups in the VMC Organizations (3 race events with an “X” on your car, incident-free required).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Invitation

2024 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend

SUMMARY

VSCDA will kick off its 2024 Race Season with Driver’s School followed by a weekend of racing at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. Gingerman is a safe, 2.2-mile challenge, designed by Alan Wilson and with a growing national reputation.  It rewards excellent technical driving skills with two long straights and lots of complex turns, incorporating camber and elevation changes.

The weekend starts with VSCDA’s highly-regarded Driver’s School on Thursday afternoon, May 2nd, with a required classroom session. Friday, May 3rd is an all-day on-track school-very busy, very exciting and very fun!  We try to have a 1 to 1 ratio of experienced racer/instructors for each student.  That evening, driving privileges are awarded and accomplishments celebrated at a great barbecue. Upon graduation, you gain racing privileges recognized by VSCDA, as well as most other vintage groups in the VMC Organizations (3 race events with an “X” on your car, incident-free required).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Fees

Race Fees

VSCDA requires membership to compete. If you are not currently a member you will be directed in this registration to an entry fee including temporary membership. You will have the option to become a full member. We think you will be glad you are a member once you come to play with us!
 

2 crew member passes are included in every entry. 
School entry includes a light supper for the driver and one crew member Thursday, lunch for driver and one crew member Friday, and driver and one crew entry to the awards dinner Friday evening.
Race entry includes driver dinner Saturday.

Drivers School

  1.  $415.00 is Early Bird Pricing
  2. $515.00 after April 26th is regular pricing.  

VSCDA Drivers School and Race Weekend

  1. $790.00 is Early Bird Pricing
  2. $890.00 after April 26th is regular pricing.

VSCDA Spring Brake Race

  1. $425.00 is Early Bird Pricing 
  2. $525.00 after April 26th is regular pricing.

ADDITIONAL CAR

 Second Car (Same Driver) $150.00

Third Car (Same Driver) $100.00

CREW, Dinner, Touring, Membership

Additional crew

  1. $20.00

Friday Night Dinner

  1. $25.00

Saturday Dinner

  1. $25.00

45-Minute Enduro Closed Wheel Only – (A portion of your entry will benefit Disabled American Veterans charity)

  1. $40.00

MG Midget Austin Healy Sprite Race

  1. $30.00

Lunchtime touring Saturday and Sunday

  1. $50.00

Lunchtime Touring Saturday

  1. $35.00

Lunch-time Touring Sunday

  1. $35.00

Temporary Membership

  1. $60.00

VSCDA Membership - $120

Cancellation Refund Policy: A full refund of the entry fee will be issued before April 25, 2024. A partial refund (entry fee - $50.00 service fee) will be issued until the opening of registration Thursday p.m. No refunds for cancellations will be made once a car’s tire has made contact with the racetrack.

Entries

2024 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend

Attendees

Pending Entries

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Schedule

RACE SCHEDULE   REGISTRATION INFORMATION    
Saturday, MAY 4, 2024 Thursday, MAY 2, 2024        
7:45 AM MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING AT TOWER 12:00 - 6:00 PM Driver & Crew Registration      
Warm Up Sessions will not be timed 12:00 - 3:00 PM Students Only - Technical Inspection at the Base of the Tower
8:30 AM Warm - Up RACE A Please Note:  Scales will be open at the Tech Building (Check Tech Schedule)
8:50 AM Warm - Up RACE B & C 3:00 - 6:00 PM Technical Inspection at Base of the Tower  
9:10 AM Warm - Up RACE D 2:00 PM MANDATORY Drivers School Classroom Session in Pavilion
9:30 AM Warm - Up RACE E Friday, May 4, 2024 (Driving School Schedule on separate sheet)
10:00 AM Practice Session RACE A 7:00 - 9:00 AM Late School Registration & Technical Inspection open
10:30 AM Practice Session RACE B & C 8:00 AM Race Drivers School begins      
11:00 AM Practice Session RACE D 3:00 - 7:00 PM Driver & Crew Registration for Saturday Race Event
11:30 PM Practice Session RACE E 3:00 - 7:00 PM Technical Inspection at Base of the Tower  
1:15 PM Qualifying Session RACE A Saturday, May 6, 2023          
1:45 PM Qualifying Session RACE B & C 7:00- 3:00 PM Drivers, Crew & Touring Registration    
2:15 PM Qualifying Session RACE D 7:00- 3:00 PM Technical Inspection at Base of the Tower  
2:45 PM Qualifying Session RACE E 10:00 AM ENDURO/SPRIDGET/VEE RACES REGISTRATION ENDS
20 MINUTE TIMED SPRINT RACES - Grid by qualifying time Sunday, May 7, 2023          
3:25 PM Sprint Race  RACE A 7:30 - 10:00 AM Crew & Touring Registration    
3:55 PM Sprint Race  RACE B & C
4:25 PM Sprint Race  RACE D   SPRING BRAKE RACE GROUPS    
4:55 PM Sprint Race  RACE E RACE GROUPS   DRIVER WRISTBAND REQUIRED TO GET ON TRACK
Race A VSCDA GROUP 4V, 4J, VEES, JUNIORS    
Sunday, May 5, 2024 Race B VSCDA GROUP 6, 3A, 3B, 3C, G70+    
20 MINUTE TIMED SPRINT RACES Race C VSCDA GROUP 8B2, 8C, 8-M1, 8-M2, 3D, 3X, 8B1  
8:00 AM Sprint Race  RACE A Race D VSCDA GROUP 4B, 4F, 7, 5S2      
8:30 AM Sprint Race  RACE B & C Race E VSCDA GROUP 2, 2M1, 2M2, 3E, 3F, 3G    
9:00 AM Sprint Race  RACE D
9:30 AM Sprint Race  RACE E
10:00 AM MANDATORY QUIET TIME ABSOLUTELY NO RACE ENGINES ANYWHERE NO EXCEPTIONS!!
12:15 PM Endurance Race - 45 Minute Closed Wheel   VSCDA DINNERS & TOURING    
(portion of this race fee goes to DAV) Thursday, May 4 2023          
1:10 PM Sprite-Midget (Spridge Series Race) 6:30 PM Pizza Provided for Students, 1 Crew, Instructors, & Tech
15 LAP FEATURE RACES - 30 Minute Time Limit 5:00 7:00 PM Consession Stand Open for Additional Crew  
1:50 PM Feature Race RACE A Vintage Vees Friday, May 5 2023          
2:30 PM Feature Race RACE B & C 6:30 PM Race Drivers School Graduation Ceremony in Pavilion
3:10 PM Feature Race RACE D Followed by:  Dinner for Students, 1 Crew,  Instructors, Workers
3:50 PM Feature Race RACE E ALL DINNER TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS 
Thank you to all the drivers and workers for attending Spring Brake 2024.  Drive Safe! FRIDAY DINNER IS NOT INCLUDED IN WEEKEND RACE REGISTRATION
      2024 VSCDA CALENDAR     Saturday, May 6, 2023          
DATE     TRACK         11:00 AM Mandatory Touring Meeting      
June 14 - 16, 2024  BLACKHAWK CLASSIC       12:00 PM Lunch Break & Touring      
August 9 - 11, 2024  GRATTAN GRAND PRIX       6:00 PM Entrant/Worker Dinner Party in the Pavilion  
September 13 - 15, 2024 ARIENS ART ON WHEELS PRESENTED BY VSCDA AT ROAD AMERICA ALL DINNER TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS 
October 11 - 13, 2024  OZARK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY      Sunday, May 7, 2023          
November , 2024  ANNUAL BOARD MEETING/BANQUET TBA     10:00 AM Mandatory Touring Meeting      
                10:30 AM Trackside Devotional at Pavilion    

Contact

  For more information about VSCDA please contact our main office at:

Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association
Stacey Donato Office Manager
1600 W. Market St.
Logansport, IN 46947
tel: 616.916.2650
email: vscda@vscda.org
fax: 574.753.4115

Office hours:

9am -5pm  EST  Monday thru Friday, except race weekends.

Lodging

Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Haven

1741 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
Phone:
(269) 637-8800

Hampton Inn South Haven

04299 Cecilia Dr, South Haven, MI 49090
Phone:
(269) 639-8550


Baymont Inn & Suites Conference Center South Haven 

1555 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
Phone:
(269) 639-9900

Comfort Suites

1755 Phoenix St.
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269.639.2014

The South Haven visitor's bureau list other hotels, bed and breakfasts, etc...

http://www.southhaven.org/stay

Paddock

Electric is sold at the track next to registration.