Register for the 2017 Z Nationals by selecting the appropriate options on the following pages. At the end of the registration process you will be prompted to pay for the activities and merchandise you have selected. We look forward to seeing you at Z Nationals!!!
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Date: Friday, October 13th, 2017
Registration Fee includes: (1) vehicle with (1) driver for the 2017 Z Nationals Track Day at Road Atlanta.
Limited spots are available, so please pre-register now!!
Recognized as one of the world's best road courses Road Atlanta, located in Braselton, Georgia has been secured for for the 2017 Z Nationals Track Day. The 2.5-mile road course features a mixture of challenges. Pre-registration for the track event is $295 and spots are limited!! Don't miss this opportunity to push yourself and your car to the limits on this great track. As in past Z Nationals events, "Ride-Along" Driving Instructors will be provided and all levels of drivers are welcomed and encouraged.
Road Atlanta is about 45 min northeast of downtown Atlanta. We recommend staying at the official event hotel Sonesta Gwinnett Place on Thursday night, where we have negotiated a special rate of $99/night for Z Nationals participants. Z1 Staff will be available for early registration at the Sonesta Hotel beginning Thursday from 4pm - 9pm and we encourage all drivers to get this done the night before the event. Participants that are staying at the Sonesta Hotel will leave at 5:30 am and arrive at the track around 6:00 am. Gates at Road Atlanta will open at 5:30 am and all drivers should arrive by 6:00 am. View the full track day schedule HERE (2017 coming soon).
Address: 5300 Winder Hwy Braselton, GA 30517
In total, there will be 5 run groups designated breaking up drivers and vehicles based on individual factors, including such things as vehicle speed, driver skill, driver experience and more. The 2017 Z Nationals Run Group categories are as follows:
White Run Group = Instructors & Special Interest Vehicles
Green Run Group = Beginner's
Yellow Run Group = Intermediate #1
Blue Run Group = Intermediate #2
Red Run Group = Advanced
Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile (4.088 km) road course located just north of Braselton, Georgia. The facility is utilized for a wide variety of events, including professional and amateur sports car and motorcycle races, racing and driving schools, corporate programs and testing for motorsports teams. The track has 12 turns, including the famous "esses" between turns three and five; and Turn 12, a downhill, diving turn. The track is owned by NASCAR through its subsidiary Panoz Motorsports, and is the home to the Petit Le Mans, as well as AMA motorcycle racing, Formula Drift, and other events throughout the year. For more information about Road Atlanta, please visit the official Road Atlanta website.
As an added bonus, there will be several SCCA-certified, ride-along instructors who will be available for those who have never driven in a high performance/motorsports setting. Together, these instructors will ride along with you to teach you the basics of performance driving, track etiquette, etc. so that you can capitalize on your vehicles maximum potential SAFELY!
This is NOT a competitive event. The Z Nationals Track Day is designed to be a high performance driving experience and school with the utmost safety in mind.
Z Nationals Track Day Registration Packet:
All drivers are required to review and print the completed Track Day Registration Packet. This packet will be required to obtain your run group decal and driver’s wristband during the mandatory tech inspection session and driver's meeting. EVERY DRIVER will be required to complete a final tech inspection on the day of the event prior to receiving a run group decal.
Vehicle Registration & Final Tech Inspection Driver’s meeting:
Consider this as your vehicles “physical exam”. All registered vehicles MUST have the supplied pre-tech inspection sheet found in the registration packet fulfilled PRIOR to arriving at the track Friday morning. We encourage all participants to complete the final tech inspection Thursday evening from 4pm - 9pm at the Sonesta Hotel, otherwise participating vehicles MUST be at the track by 6:00 AM EST to perform a final tech inspection prior to being allowed on track. All drivers must be present to check all required safety gear and to attend the mandatory driver’s meeting at 7:00 AM.
Required Safety Gear & Clothing:
In order to participate in the Z Nationals Track Day event, all drivers MUST have the following safety gear and attire present before being allowed onto the track*
- SNELL SA2010+ Helmet
- Long Pants
- Closed toe shoes
- *NO synthetic clothing will be allowed!
Please be aware that the Z Nationals Track Day will take place Rain or Shine. No refunds will be made as a result of inclement weather. In the event of extreme inclement weather (Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, etc.), the Z Nationals event staff will work with all registered participants to reschedule the track event or make other arrangements.
Options Note "Rate Yourself":
In an attempt to create a more ideal run group pairing between driver’s comfort, skill and vehicle capabilities, please rate both your vehicle and yourself from 1 through 10. Please be as honest as possible when making this evaluation. For example:
- A "10" is classified by someone with a great deal of racing/track experience who is driving a high speed, semi-/ full-race prepared vehicle and is prepared to push the vehicle to its fullest.
- A "1" would be someone who is driving a low/moderate powered vehicle on the track for the first time. This driver is eager to participate, but may not be able to keep up with the pace of other vehicles or is 100% comfortable in a track setting.....YET!
Please keep in mind that there are no penalties based on this classification. Final run group placements will be at the discretion of the Z Nationals event staff. As close to an accurate response as possible will help the staff place you in the appropriate run group that will allow both you and your fellow attendees to achieve maximum enjoyment from the Track Day.
** For Instructors ONLY **
If you wish to be an approved Z Nationals Track Day Instructor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your credentials. Once approved please print and complete the document found HERE (coming soon) and bring with you to event registration. If you sign up as an instructor WITHOUT permission or pre-approval from the Z Nationals event staff, you will be notified of the error and/or refunded your total registration balance.