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Alabama - Round 1

May 6 - 7, 2023 - Talladega Gran Prix Raceway

ExciteGP Alabama

What: ExciteGP Drift Weekend & Comp

When: May6-7, 2023 (9am-6pm, 9am-6pm)

Where: Talladega Gran Prix Raceway (Pilgram, AL)
 

 


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 some 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.

Registration:
Driver - 
$249.00 (Sat & Sun) / $189.00 (Sat or Sun)
Link: Coming Soon....
Spectator - $25.00 (Sat & Sun) / $20.00 (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 1 will take place on the 1.2 mile road course of Talladega Gran Prix Raceway. We will run the full track in both directions for HPDE and the standard direction clockwise for drifting. During the drift competition, we will use the infield section with the banked corner as the final corner.

 

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 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:

SATURDAY

6:00AM Gate Open / Tech Open
7:30AM Driver Meeting
8:00AM Open Track
12:00PM Qualifying
1:00PM BREAK
2:00PM Legends Top 16
3:30PM Open Track


SUNDAY
7:30AM Driver Meeting (ALL)

8:00AM Open Track
9:30AM Clubsport Top 16
11:00AM BREAK
12:00PM Open Track
5:00PM End Event

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, wait for the gate crossings to open to cross track. All spectators will be allowed to park in the grass area behind the pit tower. Spectators can NOT park on the asphalt or the trailer parking area. Please watch for cars entering and exiting the track.

Camping:
Camping is allowed for all who attend. Camping must be done in the grass or gravel lot and free from blocking other vehicles in. The gates will lock each night at 11:00pm and reopen at 7:00am each day. Fires are allowed, but must be contained and off the ground. All trash must go in trash cans. Showers are available in the silo.

RV Parking:
RV hook-ups are available. The cost is $30.00 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 from the track in Oxford, Alabama. This also includes food, parts stores, and more. Food is available by taking a left or right out of the track. Jack's Burgers would be the closest to the track.

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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