Tennessee - Round 3
October 21-22nd, 2023 - Polecat Training Center
What: ExciteGP Drift Weekend & Comp
When: October 21-22, 2023 (8am-6pm, 8am-6pm)
Where: Polecat Training Center (Fayetteville, TN)
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 drift 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.
Driver - $325.00 Sat & Sun / $215.00 Single Day
Link: Coming Soon....
Spectator - $30.00 Sat & Sun
-All drivers must be accepted or sent an invite
-All drivers must pre-register online
-All drivers must sign the waiver
-All drivers must pass tech inspection
(tech sheet here: TECH SHEET)
-All competing drivers must follow the ExciteGP rules: 2023 ExciteGP Rulebook
-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
-No drifting on cards. All worn (non-corded tires may be left with the track)
-All drivers must follow rules of the track and event
Just minutes outside of Lynchburg Tennessee sits one of the best kept secrets in motorsports. The Polecat Training Center is a 420 acre private motorsports paradise. Laid perfect in the Smokey Mountain hills, this 2.1 mile road course may possibly be the best designed track layout of any facility in the southeast. Offering over 120 feet of elevation, this 19 corner track feels more like an alpine rollercoaster ride.
Competition: The 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 of 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.
Spectator & General Information
6:00AM Gate Open / Tech Open
7:30AM Driver Meeting
8:00AM Open Track
2:00PM Legends Top 16
3:30PM Open Track
6:00PM End Driving
7:30AM Driver Meeting (ALL)
8:00AM Open Track
9:30AM Clubsport Top 16
12:00PM Open Track
6:00PM End Event
Spectating: Spectators will be allowed for this event. Spectator entry will be $20.00 cash at the gate. No ATM on site. Due to the track layout and limited viewing space, we will be using a shuttle to take spectators from the pits and to viewing areas around the track. These areas will be roped off and all spectators must stay in designated areas. The shuttle will make rounds every 30 minutes.
Parking for this event will be very tight due to the size of the facilities parking lot. All trucks and trailers will be parked in the large grass field located by the track shops. All drift cars will be parked near the tracks pit lane. Each car will be given a 10x10 spot in the paddock to include car, spares, tools, etc. You may use the grass behind your area if needed. No trucks or trailers will be allowed in the pit area. Please look at the map for vehicle parking.
Camping is allowed for all who attend. Camping must be done in the grass and free from blocking other vehicles to travel. The gates will lock each night at 10:00pm and reopen at 7:00am each day. Fires are allowed only in the trailer parking area and must be contained and off the ground. All trash must go in trash cans.
RV hook-ups are not available. RV's will be allowed in the trailer parking area. No dumping.
Lodging & Food: Lodging is available in Fayetteville, Tennessee. There are only two in town so call in advance. There is also a few motels in the Lynchburg area. The town of Lynchburg also has great restaurants and of course Jack Daniels distillery.
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.
Sponsors: Interested in sponsoring this event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Staff: We are looking for staff to flag and help with parking for this event. All staff will be given a free day of driving for working the opposite day. (work Saturday, drive Sunday) Please contact Matt at iTrack Motorsports to apply.