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Carolina - Round 2

August 5-6, 2023 - Carolina Motorsports Park

ExciteGP Carolina

What: ExciteGP Drift Weekend & Comp

When: August 5-6, 2023 (9am-6pm, 9am-6pm)

Where: Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw,SC)
 

 


About:
ExciteGP was created in 2017 to showcase the best cars and drivers from around the southeast. Since the first event, ExciteGP has crowned countless champions, even those who have gone on to win in Formula Drift. This year ExciteGP returns with a new vision to showcase the best drift cars and drivers from around the southeast and beyond. The weekend will kick off with open track drifting. Saturday afternoon judges will be looking at drivers open session driving. 16 drivers for both classes will be selected for comp. We will take just a short break for battles before getting back to full track driving. Alongside the Top 16 battles, we will be awarding drivers for vehicles visual appearance and other unique awards.

This year, Carolina Motorsports Park is allowing ExciteGP drivers to drift the full kart track for the first time ever! This means full road course and full kart track drifting in one weekend. This could be the best round of ExciteGP yet!

Registration:
Driver - 
$299.00 (2 Day) $349.00 (2 Day w/ Kart Track)
Link: www.msreg.com/excitegp
Spectator - $30.00 (Sat & Sun) / $25.00 (Sun Only)

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Driver Information

Rules:
-All drivers must register online

-All drivers must sign the waiver
-All drivers must pass tech inspection
(tech sheet here:
TECH SHEET)
-All cars competing must follow the series rulebook: 2023 ExciteGP Rulebook

-All cars competing must have a ExciteGP series banner on the front window
-All drivers required to wear SA2015+ helmet
-All cars must display a run group sticker
-All convertibles must have a SCCA approved roll bar
-No speeding or burnouts in the pits
-D1/D2/D3 must have fire bottle
-No drinking and driving
-All tires mu
st go home with driver
-All drivers must follow rules of the track and event

 

Track Layout:
Round 2 will take place on the 2.1 mile road course of Carolina Motorsports Park. We will run the full track in clockwise fashion for the duration of the weekend. The drift competition will use Turn 1-3 complex. We will also drift the full CMP kart track for the first time EVER!

 

CompetitionThe ExciteGP battles will take place over two days. The track will open for qualifying on Saturday with an open format. Meaning no set laps. Just drive and have fun. 16 drivers for both classes will be selected. Drivers will battle in a standard Top 16 comp to find the winner.


Open Track Drifting:
While many drivers will be fighting for a top 16 spot, that is not the primary point of ExciteGP. All drivers of D3 or higher skill level are welcome to join. This event is to allow all drivers a unique opportunity to drive one the best road courses in the southeast. With the event designed around seat time, even the driver who wins the comp will only get 8 more laps over someone who did not compete at all.

 

Trophies & Prizes: ExciteGP will award both class winners an event round trophy and collect points for the year. The driver with the most points over all 4 rounds will receive a cash prize TBD. Just as important as the driving awards, ExciteGP will be giving trophies for best drift car styling, interior tuning, and engine bay tuning. 

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Spectator & General Information

Schedule:

FRIDAY

6:00PM Early Driver Arrival

SATURDAY

7:00AM Driver Tech Opens
8:00AM Spectator Gates Open
8:30AM Driver Meeting
9:00AM Open Track
11:00AM Qualifying
1:00PM BREAK
2:00PM Clubsport Top 16

4:00PM Open Track
6:00PM End Driving
8:00PM Karting Shootout


SUNDAY

8:00AM Spectator Gates Open
8:30AM Driver Meeting

9:00AM Legends Top 16
11:00AM BREAK
12:00PM Open Track / Kart Track
6:00PM End Driving

 

Spectator Parking:
When you enter the track, you will need to stop and sign the waiver at the front gate. Once you have done so, you can enter the track. All spectators will be allowed to park in the grass area. Please do not block any RV spots or park on the pavement.

Camping:
Camping is allowed for all who attend. Camping must be done in the grass and free from blocking other vehicles in. Showers are available at the bathhouse in the paddock.

RV Parking:
RV hook-ups are available. The cost is $40.00 per night and includes power ONLY. All RV spots must be purchased at the front gate and paid for BEFORE parking. All trash must be removed from site before leaving. NO DUMPING!

Lodging & Food: Lodging is available just a short drive to Kershaw, SC. Here you will also find food and auto parts. The track concessions will be open all weekend including breakfast. Hot showers are also on site.

Media: If you wish to shoot media at this event, please head to XXXXX page to apply. Not all who apply will be accepted for media due to safety on track. You must register for each event you plan to attend.
 

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