View Full Version : about to hit the track, need some advise, thanks!

05-20-2003, 03:38 PM
I am about to go to my first open track day, i was wondering what is all I need?? I know, I need the basic tools, spares, food, helmet, jack, etc etc.. but I am wondering is there some stuff that might break (belts, bolts, etc) and I can bring spare parts to replace it instead of my car being down for the rest of the day?? (the reason I asked is because car like the interga and such have a problem with the alternator belt, and people usually bring a extra one just in case so that they can keep on having fun and not run on their battery).. any advice would be appreiated, thanks!!

05-20-2003, 03:44 PM
read this thread



Clothing/what to wear: on and off track
*closed toe shoes
*Long-Sleeve Shirt
*Gloves (optional)
*Balaclava (optional)
*Helmet (loaner helmets available at most events, ask before going!)
*change of cloths
*rain gear
*mech gloves (stuff gets hot)

For your car:
*Any tape of contrasting color (duct, masking, racers, etc...)
*wax/applicator (pad or cloth)
*shoe pollosh (applicator bottle type)

Tools/spare parts you should bring:
*tire pressure guage
*Jack & stands
*Spare Oil
*Spare brake parts if you have them (pads, rotors, fluid, brake cleaner)
*All tools needed to: jack car, remove wheels, change brakes
*torque wrench to torque your lugnuts
*blocks to keep the car from rolling (you can't use your e-brake after a session or you'll warp your rotors)
*Small Compressor (auto-x only, tracks will usually have a tank somewhere near the tech shed)
*glass cleaner
*random rags/paper towels
*zip ties
*screw drivers
*other basic tools (hose clamps, vice grips, other size ratchets and wrenches)

Optional stuff to make the weekend more enjoyable:
*tarp (or towel or your cars floor mats)
*suntan lotion
*shade canopy
*stopwatch (get other peoples times/get them to time you)
*cell phone (put a nearby dealers number in there)

2. Water - LOTS.. you CANNOT drink enough water (and snacks if you wish)
3. shoe polish for numbers and class
4. Chair
5. Rain gear

when you get a bit more serious and want to make life easier..

Air tank
EZ up tent (u make friends fast with one of these.. lol)
10x10 tarp
Magnetic number w/ class
GOOD tire pressure gauge (like a liquid filled that reads to the 1/2 or 1/4 lb)
Seperate set of wheels with R-compounds

05-20-2003, 06:36 PM
Are you allowed to wear t-shirts and/or shorts at Drift-Day events??(when in car/driving of course)

05-21-2003, 11:04 AM
tshirts yes
but they prefer pants, not shorts.

full shoes too, no sandles or 'hawaii style' drifting footwear (or lack of) :p

05-21-2003, 12:00 PM
Sunscreen? but Im black.........

05-21-2003, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by Steeles
Sunscreen? but Im black.........
YOU ARE!!?!?!??!