What to Know, Have for ARCA's Open Test at Daytona

What to Know, Have for ARCA's Open Test at Daytona

Teams and drivers testing at Daytona are advised to be certain that all personal equipment meets the safety standard of ARCA and the ARCA Racing Series. Items include driver suits and helmets, gloves, shoes, and protective undergarments.

If you're planning to be at Daytona, be certain to check the following items from your list to be most efficient when at the track.  

  • Team list faxed or emailed to Joe Wells at the ARCA office.
  • Drivers must be approved to test at Daytona (contact Joe Wells).
  • Driver must have a 2012 physical on file with ARCA.
  • Driver must have a clean 2012 drug screen on file with ARCA.
  • Driver must have a 2013 ARCA Driver license (may be completed at Daytona test).
  • Car Owner must have a 2013 ARCA Car Owner license (may be completed at Daytona test).
  • Must have a paid entry for the 2013 Daytona race event (may be completed at Daytona test).
  • Must have a paid test fee for the Daytona test (may be completed at Daytona test).

Remember: Garage and pit area proper attire for active participants rules apply at the test: no shorts, no short skirts, no open-toe shoes, no bare midriff, no sleeveless shirts. This regulation is in place to ensure your safety. 

Anyone to be credentialed is to be listed on team list on file.

Follow these at-track and on-track procedures when testing at Daytona:

  • There will be a driver meeting in the driver meeting room behind the media center at 8 a.m. each day. All drivers are required to attend at least one meeting prior to on-track activity.
  • All teams must have all paperwork in order prior to going on track.
  • All cars to be ARCA-legal for on-track activity.
  • Anyone found to be using an unapproved restrictor plate at any time will be fined $1000.
  • Check in with the ARCA official in the ARCA transporter prior to going on the track.
  • Obey the official on pit road.
  • Obey traffic flow in the garage and on pit road.
  • Stay on apron through Turn 2 (minimum) when entering race track.
  • Limit number of laps to10 per session.
  • Must have spotter in frontstretch spotter stand, Race Safe system, and radio communication at all times race car is on track.
  • Maintain distance from one another when on single car runs.
  • Return all transponders and remove all tape and clean garage area before leaving race track.

 If you intend to participate in the December 14-16 open test at Daytona International Speedway, please contact Joe Wells at (734) 847-6726 or jwells@arcaracing.com.

The test schedule follows below.

Thursday, December 13

2-5 p.m. - Registration open on Dunn Avenue

3-5 p.m. - ARCA Racing Series rig parking only (Unloading optional/process paperwork)

5 p.m. - Garage closes

Friday, December 14 

6 a.m.-4 p.m. - Registration open on Dunn Avenue

7 a.m. - Garage opens

8 a.m. - Driver meeting in driver meeting room (behind media center)

9 a.m. - noon - Practice

Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch break

1-5 p.m. - Practice

5:30 p.m. - Garage closes

Saturday, December 15

7 a.m.- 5 p.m. - Registration at tunnel and garage opens

8 a.m. - Driver meeting in driver meeting room (behind media center)

9 a.m. - noon - Practice

Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch break

1-5 p.m. - Practice

5:30 p.m. - Garage closes

Sunday, December 16

7 a.m.- 2 p.m. - Registration at tunnel and garage opens

8 a.m. - Driver meeting in driver meeting room (behind media center)

9 a.m. - noon - Practice

Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch break

1-5 p.m. - Practice

5:30 p.m. - Garage closes


December 10, 2012

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