The third Time Attack & Drift event of the season will feature the first competition round of the 2016 Time Attack series and Open Drifting. Points awarded for the top Time Attack finishers on April 3 will count towards the overall championship for the season. This is a for-fun series of events and all skill levels are welcome! Beginners are encourage to come and try it out for the first time. Helmets are available for rent for those that don't yet have their own. Scroll down for course descriptions and maps.
Gates Open: 7:45 am
Mandatory Driver's Meeting: 8:45 am
Track Hot: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gates Close: 5:00 pm
NOTE: Drivers Meetings at ALL Time Attack and Drift events are MANDATORY. If you miss the drivers meeting you will not be eligible to drive that day.
$20 Buddy Band (includes Spectator fee)
$40 Time Attack and Drifting
All Time Attack & Drift events are weather dependent. Please CHECK THIS PAGE prior to the event in case of event cancellation or rescheduling due to unsafe conditions.
All PPIR Track Rules and Regulations apply to all Time Attack & Drift events, and anyone found to violate these rules may be disqualified from the event or series and ejected from the premises. All PPIR Track Rules and Regulations also apply to the Drift Colorado Ltd. Competition events.
IMPORTANT INFO (Updated 3/31):
* April 3rd is the first Time Attack points round of the season and we will be assigning year-long car numbers and placing drivers/cars into appropriate classifications. DO NOT message us about car numbers, we are not reserving numbers for anyone. You may choose your number per classification and numbers are first come, first serve on Sunday morning during tech inspection.
* MAKE SURE TO PARK IN YOUR PROPER LANE LABELED FOR YOUR CLASSIFICATION WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN THE MORNING FOR TECH INSPECTION (there will be plenty of room in the new grid lanes). The lanes will be labeled and our staff will help to direct traffic accordingly. Classifications are declared on our website in a downloadable .pdf document (AWD A, AWD B, RWD A, RWD B, FWD A, FWD B and Exhibition). The first three letters declare the drive-train type, the "A" or "B" declares a power to weight ratio. If your car has a power to weight ratio of 12 pounds or more per horse power you are in B. If your car has less than 12 pounds per horse power you are in A. FORMULA = Vehicle Weight divided by Horse Power (use a Google search to find your car's Curb Weight and Horse Power rating and take all mods into consideration, because PPIR will). Classification of any vehicle is COMPLETELY AND ULTIMATELY at the discretion of PPIR. If your car is borderline between A and B PPIR will make the decision for you.
* ALL CARS MUST BE STREET LEGAL AND RUNNING 200 TREAD-WEAR OR HIGHER TIRES TO BE PLACED IN A POINTS CLASS, or else your car will be placed in exhibition. Please know what class you are running in before arriving to the track to make it easy on yourself.
* Help the tech inspectors by COMPLETELY FILLING OUT YOUR TECH CARD, and please BRING YOUR OWN PEN!
* We will be using a Tech Sticker on the windshield of all cars that will declare your class and number. The Tech Sticker will also have check boxes to count how many runs you make through the day. Our staff will check-off a box each time that you make a run before you are sent onto the track in order to make sure people are not cutting in lines/lanes and to do our best to ensure that all drivers are getting the same amount of runs throughout the day.
* There will be a separate lane for Multi-Driver cars to switch drivers and get another run in while your class lane is up for its turn. Multi-Driver cars will have multiple check box stickers reflecting the amount of drivers sharing that car and the drivers will each have their own number assigned.
* We are greatly looking forward to the Time Attack points series starting up this Sunday, good luck to everyone and we will see you at the track!
Time Attack Course:
April 3rd is the first points round for the Time Attack Series, and the track layout will be fast and exciting! The course, located on the infield road course, will run in counter-clockwise direction for the first time this year. This particular layout will allow drivers to take a few of the corners on the road course at full speed using the entire width of the track, apex curbing and all. The course features an eight (8) apex slalom section, multiple hairpin corners and a fast section through Turn 3 on the oval, leading into a heavy braking zone before diving back down to the infield before the finish line. The course map below is an approximation of the course layout and not to be perceived as an exact map.
Open Drifting on April 3rd will feature two separate courses for drivers to hone in their sliding skills. The main course is a design modeled after The Streets of Long Beach Formula Drift track, and the shorter course directly in front of the spectator area is a tighter and more technical configuration inspired by Japanese drift track design. The short course (PPIR Sportsland) features switchback turns and many late apex corners perfect for 2nd gear drifts. The FD Long Beach track will have a high speed entry, perfect for an e-brake initiation, and leads into some of the most famous combination corners in Formula Drift where drivers wall-ride dangerously course to corner worker Bill. Bill will be replaced by blue barrels at the PPIR FD Long Beach course.
A few quick tips to make sure your day at PPIR goes smoothly:
* Make sure to read through the tech inspection card to ensure that your car and your helmet are ready to go for the day. If anything is found to not meet the requirements, you will not be able to drive!
* Check your tires after every run. If a tire blows-out during a run it is possible to damage your car in numerous ways, if you see chords it's time to switch out wheels/tires.
* Use the donut box to sharpen your car control skills throughout the day.