Friday at the Track (FATT) is an introduction to high performance driving. It is an instructional event where you can bring your street car for a day at the track. You will receive classroom instruction, skidpad instruction in our cars (including front and rear skid control), and four 20-sessions of in-car instruction in your own car. It is a chance to go fast and have fun in a safe environment.
What should I bring?
- Helmet (SA2000/M2000 or higher rating – limited quantity available for loan)
- Rain Tarp (to cover your items in case of rain)
- Tire Pressure Gauge
- Cash for Food/Drinks (ATM @ both entrances)
- Tech Form – Review before you arrive (PDF, 36Kb)
- Good Attitude!
Advanced drivers/Seat Time
Seat Time is the ultimate in track time for high performance driving enthusiasts. As there is no instruction, this course is restricted to those who have demonstrated the ability to drive safely around the track as certified Group 2 through Friday at the Track.
Cars are categorized in 3 run-groups: street cars, closed wheel and open wheel competition-prepared cars.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does FATT cost?
FATT costs $250 up to 2 weeks before the event (late registration is $10 more) and includes four track sessions with a personal instructor as well as skid pad time in our training cars.
What if it rains?
FATT is a rain or shine event. High speed in the rain is actually one of the best ways to teach students how to be smooth since the vehicle language is accentuated.
Can I drive my convertible on track?
Only if it has a roll bar installed or you have an owner’s manual stating that your car has passive rollover protection. Honda S2000, Dodge Viper, and Mazda MX5 convertibles are required to have an aftermarket ROLL Bar.
Is my vehicle covered if it is damaged?
Track day insurance is available through HPDEIns.locktonaffinity.com.
Is there a place to get gas at FATT?
We have credit card pumps available 24/7 and free air and water available for your car.
Is there food available at FATT?
Yes, we have a concession stand with burgers, dogs, chili, and sandwiches available as well as soda, chips, candy and ice-cream.
What should I do to my car before coming to FATT?
A thorough maintainance inspection should be done on your car before any track time. Track days are tough on brakes and they account for the most lost track time. If you haven’t had your brake fluid flushed in the past year, have it changed.
Is FATT dangerous?
FATT is a high speed activity. With high speed there is obviously a certain amount of risk. However, FATT instructors are the absolute best at what they do. They will endeavor to teach you how to drive your car fast, but safely, in a controlled environment. That being said, you will not be asked to continue doing anything you are not comfortable with.
What should I do with the stuff from my car while I’m out on track?
Don’t bring more than you need. Whatever stuff you do take out, you can leave in your paddock space. A plastic box or tarp is a good idea in case of rain.