2022 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend

SUMMARY

VSCDA will kick off its 2022 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, Apr 28th, with a required classroom session. Friday, April 29th 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 racers/instructors for each student.  That evening, driving privileges are awarded and accomplishments are 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, 28 April, 2022 - Sunday, 1 May, 2022

2022-04-28 01:00:00 2022-05-01 05:00:00 Europe/London 2022 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend 2022 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

VSCDA kicks off its 2022 Race Season with its annual Driver’s School and Races in South Haven, Michigan. GingerMan Raceway is a challenging and fun track over 2.2 miles long. VSCDA Driver’s School: The weekend starts with VSCDA’s highly-regarded Driver’s School on Thursday afternoon, April 28th, with a required classroom session. The on-track school session, with an experienced racer/instructor for each student, takes place all day Friday, April 29th. Race Weekend is Saturday and Sunday, April 30th & May 1st: All racers and school graduates will enjoy two days on the track, with qualifying races on Saturday and feature races on Sunday. GingerMan is the first race weekend of the season, so dust off that race car and rev up your vintage spirit! We look forward to celebrating V8 Short Track Challenge Series, so bring all your friends.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Invitation

VSCDA kicks off its 2022 Race Season with its annual Driver’s School and Races in South Haven, Michigan. GingerMan Raceway is a challenging and fun track over 2.2 miles long. VSCDA Driver’s School: The weekend starts with VSCDA’s highly-regarded Driver’s School on Thursday afternoon, April 28th, with a required classroom session. The on-track school session, with an experienced racer/instructor for each student, takes place all day Friday, April 29th. Race Weekend is Saturday and Sunday, April 30th & May 1st: All racers and school graduates will enjoy two days on the track, with qualifying races on Saturday and feature races on Sunday. GingerMan is the first race weekend of the season, so dust off that race car and rev up your vintage spirit! We look forward to celebrating V8 Short Track Challenge Series, so bring all your friends.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Fees

Race Entry

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 the 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.  $395.00  is Early Bird Pricing
  2. $445.00 after April 20th is regular pricing.  

VSCDA Drivers School and Race Weekend

  1. $770.00 is Early Bird Pricing
  2. $790.00 after April 20th is regular pricing.

VSCDA Spring Brake Race

  1. $405.00 is Early Bird Pricing 
  2. $455.00 after April 20th is regular pricing.

ADDITIONAL CAR

 Second Car (Same Driver) $150.00

Third Car (Same Driver) $100.00

Fourth Car (Same Driver) $100.00

CREW, Dinner, Touring, Membership

Additional crew

  1. $15.00

Friday Night Dinner

  1. $20.00

Saturday Dinner

  1. $20.00

V8 Short Track Challenge Series

  1. $30.00

MG Midget Austin Healy Sprite Race

  1. $30.00

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

  1. $120.00

Entries

2022 VSCDA Gingerman Drivers School & Racing Weekend

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Schedule

VSCDA Spring Brake Drivers School and Race Weekend

April 28 – May 1, 2022

Race Schedule

 

Please Note: Scales will be open at the Tech Building. (Check with Tech for schedule) 

 

Thursday April 28, 2022

 

 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 

Registration Opens

 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM 

Students Only - Tech Open @ the base of tower

Tech Open to all drivers @ the base of the tower

  5:00PM to 7:00PM      

Concession stand will be open for business                                       

                    3:00 PM   

 

Mandatory Drivers school classroom session in pavilion

Friday April 29, 2022 

           

(see separate detail drivers school schedule)

 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM 

Late School Registration and tech open

 8:00 AM 

Race Drivers School begins

 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

Registration and Tech open for Sat & Sun entrants

 6:30 PM                                  Race Drivers School Graduation Ceremony in Pavilion

 Followed by:                          Dinner for students, instructors, workers

Please purchase all dinners prior to the event. Arriving VSCDA drivers and crew are invited to join us.

 

SPRING BRAKE RACE GROUPS:

                           Race A            VSCDA Group 4V, 4J, Vees, Juniors

                           Race B            VSCDA Group 6, 3A, 3B, 3C, G70+

                        Race C            VSCDA Group 8B2, 8C, 8-M1, 8-M2, 3D, 3X, 8B1

                        Race D            VSCDA- Group 4B, 4F, 7, 5S2

                        Race E            VSCDA Group 2, 2M1, 2M2, 3E, 3F, 3G,  

 

 

Saturday April 30th, 2022

 

 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM               Registration and Tech open     

 7:45 AM                                  Drivers Meeting – Mandatory at Tower

 

                                   WARM-UP SESSIONS (Warm-up sessions will not be timed)

                    8:30 AM                 Race A                                    Warm-up

                    8:50 AM                 Race B and Race C                Warm-up

                    9:10 AM                 Race D                                    Warm-up

                    9:30 AM                 Race E                                    Warm-up

                                                                                   

 PRACTICE SESSIONS    

                  10:00 AM                 Race A                                    Practice Session

                  10:30 AM                 Race B and Race C                Practice Session

                  11:00 AM                 Race D                                   Practice Session

                  11:30 AM                 Race E                                    Practice Session

               12:00 PM       Lunch Break and Touring (Mandatory Meeting at 11:00 a.m.) 

                                                                                  

Saturday, April 30th, continued

QUALIFYING SESSIONS

                    1:15 PM                 Race A                                    Qualifying Session    

                 1:45 PM                 Race B and Race C                Qualifying Session                                           

                    2:15 PM                 Race D                                   Qualifying Session

                    2:45 PM                 Race E                                     Qualifying Session

 

                                       20 MINUTE-TIMED SPRINT RACES  

                                              Grid by qualifying time

     3:25 PM                 Race A                                    Sprint Race

     3:55 PM                 Race B and Race C               Sprint Race                                                        

     4:25 PM                 Race D                                    Sprint Race

     4:55 PM                 Race E                                    Sprint Race

                         

     6:00 PM Saturday Entrant/Worker Dinner Party in the Pavilion If you would like to attend please purchase your tickets at the time you register.

 

Sunday May 1st, 2022

    7:30 AM to Noon     Registration Open

   7:45 AM                   Trackside Devotional @ Pavilion

                            

                                   20 MINUTE TIMED SPRINT RACE

    8:00 AM                  Race A                                     Sprint Race    

    8:30 AM                  Race B & C                              Sprint Race     

    9:00 AM                  Race D                                     Sprint Race

    9:30 AM                  Race E                                      Sprint Race                     

                                                                 

10:00 – 12:00  MANDATORY QUIET TIME – ABSOLUTELY NO RACE ENGINES ANYWHERE                  NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Followed by:  Lunch and Touring (quiet muffled cars only) Meeting at 10:00 am

             15 LAP FEATURE RACES – 30 Minute time limit

                                                                                

           12:15 PM                     V8 Challenge Series / Trans Am B Sedan Race        Split Start

           12:55 PM                     Sprite-Midget (Spridget Series Race)                                                          

             1:35 PM                     Race A       (Vintage Vees)           Feature Race

             2:15 PM                     Race B & C                                      Feature Race       

             2:55 PM                     Race D                                             Feature Race     

             3:35 PM                     Race E                                             Feature Race

 

 

Thank you to all the drivers and workers for attending Spring Brake 2022. 

Please have a safe drive home.

 

See all of you at the Blackhawk Classic, June 18 thru 20, 2022

  

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

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