SLUSH MOTORSPORTS FESTIVAL

PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

COLORADO - MAY 25, 2024

WHO'S READY FOR SLUSH?

Slush Motorsports is back hosting our annual event at Pikes Peak International Raceway on May 25, 2024!  The day will feature our Massive Car Show, Drifitng, Hot Laps, Drag Racing, Roll Racing, Burnouts and 2-Step Competition! This year we are adding a Friday Night Pre-Party with a special Slush Drift Showcase performance plus overnight camping! Stay tuned for more details on the pre-party, special guest appearances and more!  

Make sure you read ALL the drivers requirements on this page for complete rules. No previous track experience is necessary. Some ticket types will sell out quickly. Tickets are on sale now. We can't wait to see everyone! This is going to be the best year yet!

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SLUSH FRIDAY NIGHT PRE-PARTY

The party starts early this year! Come camping with us on Friday night at PPIR. There will be a special Drift Showcase Performance and bar will be open. Stay tuned for more details to come. Make sure to add your camping pass when you buy your tickets online. 

Before attending SLUSH Motorsports Festival be sure to familiarize yourself with the driver & track policies. 

  • All Hot Lap participants are REQUIRED to attend the Drivers Meeting before they will be allowed on the track.  
  • Drivers must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Anyone who enters the racing surface as a driver must wear a helmet.  Helmets must be designed for car or street motorcycle use and must cover the ears and back of the neck area (ie, no “bowl” helmets).  DOT, Snell, and ECE helmets are all sufficient. Pikes Peak International Raceway has a limited supply of rental helmets.
  • Passengers are not allowed for Hot Laps Sessions. 
  • ANY drivers/riders who exhibit overly aggressive or otherwise unsafe behavior will be subject to disciplinary action 
  • The paddock speed limit is 10 mph.
  • SLUSH will be observing proper road course etiquette during Hot Laps sessions.
  • Flags  - Pikes Peak International Raceway will be utilizing Corner Workers and Flaggers.  Look for them and follow thier instructions. Please review the flags pictured below. 
  • Entering the Track - Make sure to obey signals from the track worker and watch for other vehciles upon entry.
  • Exiting the Track - Drivers wishing to exit the track should do so by displaying a "pit-in signal."  Signaling should occur by  raising an arm out the window and holding up a fist to notify other drivers and corner workers that  you will be coming into the pits. 
  • Passing - No agressive passing. Passing should be done with care. Passing allowed when you are going straight and on the gas. Let faster cars pass. Point by passing is encouraged. “Point-by”  passing is a signal given by  the driver of the leading car, giving permission to a following car to overtake. The leading driver should signal by extending an arm out of the driver’s window, pointing either left or right to indicate which direction the passing driver should go.Make sure you have adequate space and speed differential to complete the pass safely. 
  • Stay in Your Car - If you’ve gone off-track and are stuck, or are experiencing a mechanical issue and stopped out on track, stay in your car and wait for the track workers to arrive. (Unless it's on fire!)
  • The safety and worthiness of a vehicle is the driver’s responsibility. While there will be no formal tech inspection required, PPIR/Slush management reserves the right to inspect any vehicle and require correction of issues of concern. 
  • Drivers should inspect thier vehicle to insure it meets the requirements, is in good general operating condition and is prepared for the additional stresses of track duty
  • Pickup trucks or other vehicles with higher GVW’s and/or high center of gravity are not allowed unless the suspension, wheels, tires and brakes have been upgraded to safely withstand the rigors of track use.  The approval of such vehicles will be made on a case by case basis.
  • Motorcycles will not be allowed on track at this event. 

The following self vehicle inspection is required prior to Slush Motorsports activity. 

WHEELS & TIRES 

  • All 4 tires are in good condition, with adequate tread depth, are clear of damage and no more than 5 years old.
  • Tire Pressures are properly set
  • All lug nuts are present and torqued per spec
  • Hubcaps and trimmings are removed

STEERING & SUSPENSION

  • No play in wheel bearings
  • Minimal play in steering linkage

ENGINE

  • No fluid leaks on any kind
  • Hoses & belts are in good condition
  • Motor has adequate fluid levels

BRAKES

  • Adequate brake pad thickness
  • No cracks or high spots on rotors
  • Solid petal feel
  • Brake Lines are in good condition

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • Fully functioning seat belts in good condition (factory stock or better)
  • Functional headrest
  • Driver understands the additional risks of driving an open car/convertible without proper roll over protection
  • DOT or better helmet in good condition within expiration date per manufacturer recommendation

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Gas cap is secured
  • No exposed electrical wires
  • Vehicle is free of loose items (including trunk)
  • Battery is properly secured
  • Hoses and lines are securely fastened and routed properly
  • Vehicle Interior and exterior are free of sharp, exposed edges
  • All loose items must be removed from the passenger compartment and trunk. 
  • Tow hooks are not required. It is strongly advised that you insure that your vehicle has some form of towing point that will allow the vehicle to be towed without damage to chin spoilers, bumpers, radiators, etc. While we obviously try to be as careful as possible, PPIR/Slush/Towing Company will not be responsible for any damage that may occur in the event that your vehicle has to be towed from the racing surface.
  • Convertibles MUST comply with the below requirements. No refunds will be issued if vehicle is found to be non-compliant. 
  • Convertibles MUST have occupant rollover protection installed immediately behind the driver’s seat with no (rear) seats between the drivers seat and the rollover protection.
  • Windshield only rollover protection is not sufficient.
  • Bolt on or retractable hardtop roofs are not sufficient.
  • T-Top or Targa tops are OK as long as there is a permanent B pillar.
  • OEM rollover protection is acceptable only if installed immediately behind the driver’s seat.
  • OEM “pop up” rollover protection is acceptable only if installed immediately behind the driver’s seat.
  • Permanent aftermarket rollover protection is acceptable subject to PPIR management approval.
    • As a general rule, all aftermarket rollover protection must meet or exceed SCCA Solo standards in order to be accepted by PPIR management.
  • Common convertibles with acceptable factory rollover protection:
    • Convertibles allowed to run on the road course without an additional 4-point roll bar. ▪ Audi TT, A4, S4, A5, S5 & R8 ▪ Aston Martin 1998-present ▪ Bentley Continental ▪ BMW Z4 & Z3, 3 series, 6 series, M series 1998-present ▪ Bugatti Veyron ▪ Corvette C8 Targa ▪ Ferrari 360, 430 & California ▪ Honda S2000 & NSX ▪ Lamborghini Gallardo, Murcielago, Diablo, LP560, LP640 roadsters, Performante ▪ Mazda Miata 2006‐present ▪ Mercedes S, SLK and CLK Convertible ▪ Mini & S ▪ Nissan 350/370Z ▪ Porsche Carrera GT, Boxster, Spider, 996 & 997 ▪ Volkswagen Eos & Beetle
    • For any cars not listed, but do have manufacturer roll over protection, please email Nick@ppir.com to find out if your car qualifies to run in our Hot Laps event.
  • Drivers must possess a currently valid driver’s license and be 18 years of age or older to drift.
  • You must attend the drivers meeting.
  • Driver must have minimum of -3- point safety harness.  
  • Vehicle must meet the technical requirements.
  • No custom tires- needs to be commercially available  
  • Passengers are allowed and must be wearing a seat belt and helmet.
  • Anyone who enters the racing surface as a driver or passenger must wear a helmet.  Helmets must be designed for car or street motorcycle use and must cover the ears and back of the neck area (ie, no “bowl” helmets).  DOT, Snell, and ECE helmets are all sufficient. Pikes Peak International Raceway has a limited supply of rental helmets.
  • Drivers should wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Proper PPE clothing required.
  • As a general rule of thumb, Trucks, Vans, SUV’s and other vehicles with a high centre of gravity are not allowed to drift during events without prior approval from SLUSH Motorsports personnel. (There are exceptions for vehicles that have been lowered and modified for drift)
  • Convertible vehicles are allowed with proper rollover protection.
  • Tandems - Tandem cars must be equipped with at least a 4pt roll bar or better. All roll cage structures must be designed in an attempt to protect the occupants from any angle, 360 degrees. Roll cage must be based on a single Main Hoop. One continuous length of tubing with smooth bends and no evidence of crimping or wall failure. Seamless SAE 1020 or 1025, mild steel tubing (DOM) is the preferred material for construction. Roll cage must have x or double horizontal bars on both front doors for tandem.
  • All loose items must be removed from the vehicle
  • Keep all body parts inside the vehicle!
  • Drive with safety in mind. Be courteous of your fellow drivers.
  • If you spin out, regain traction, watch for drivers behind you.
  • Vehicles found to be leaking will be parked and MUST be fixed before returning on track. 
  • ANY drivers/riders who exhibit overly aggressive or otherwise unsafe behavior will be subject to disciplinary action 
  • The paddock speed limit is 10 mph
  • If you’ve gone off-track and are stuck, or are experiencing a mechanical issue and stopped out on track, stay in your car and wait for the track workers to arrive. (Unless it's on fire!)
  • Tow hooks are not required. It is strongly advised that you insure that your vehicle has some form of towing point that will allow the vehicle to be towed without damage to chin spoilers, bumpers, radiators, etc. While we obviously try to be as careful as possible, PPIR/Slush/Towing Company will not be responsible for any damage that may occur in the event that your vehicle has to be towed from the racing surface.

Drag Roll Race Requirements

  • Vehicles NOT eligible to participate include, but are not limited to; motorcycles, non-street legal vehicles, go-karts, side-by-side off road vehicles, quads, and other non-street legal vehicles.
  • Only street legal vehicles with DOT tires that drove to the racetrack will be allowed to race.
  • Parachutes, wheelie bars, and other high-performance drag racing components are not allowed. Other vehicles that may not be allowed on track are older cars with inadequate brake systems and/or safety features.  Drum brakes in the front of a vehicle are not permitted. Disc brakes in front and drum brakes in rear is OK. If you are uncertain whether your vehicle will qualify to participate, please consult the PPIR Track Manager.  PPIR may disallow any vehicle from racing for any reason.
  • Drivers must be at least 18 years of age with a valid government issued driver’s license. Drivers must be wearing a seatbelt. Helmets are not mandatory unless deemed necessary by PPIR. PPIR may require any driver to wear a helmet for any reason.

  • Passengers are allowed and must have the spectator or driver wrist band to ride along. Only one passenger may ride in a car at anytime. Passengers may only ride in the front seat. Passengers must keep their limbs inside the vehicle at all times. PPIR may disallow any passenger for riding in any vehicle for any reason. Passengers are allowed who are 18 years of age or older. Passengers must be wearing a seat belt.

  • Drag Racing Format: The drag strip runs South to North (northbound). A multiple lane grid of cones will be setup prior to the burnout area and starting line. Drivers will pull into line and wait for their turn to run down the strip, races are first come, first serve. Look for the PPIR staff controlling the grid for direction on the line to park in. You may grudge race a friend or another racer by pulling in line together nose-to-tail and simply inform the PPIR staff member assisting in lining up cars at the starting area that you are looking to race the other car with you.

    Once your turn to race has come up you will be directed by PPIR staff to pull up from the grid lanes into the burnout area. Burnouts are not required. No VHT or other similar liquids or materials may be used on the tires or the asphalt at any time. There is no water at the burnout area (just like the street). After completing the burnout, the driver will pull up to the staging/start line. Pull up enough to illuminate the pre-stage lights and then inch up slowly a bit more to illuminate the stage lights (both sets of yellow lights at the top of the Christmas Tree). Once both sets of lights are activated, within seconds the large yellow lights will drop from top to bottom and then the green light will turn on. Green means GO! Don’t be too quick to launch however because if your tire rolls away from the stage light beam before the green light turns on you will have lost the race, this is called red lighting. If you jump the start a red light will turn on signifying which lane is disqualified and has lost the race. After crossing the finish line that is marked with large cones drivers must slow down safely and the return speed on the track surface is 25mph, the speed limit in the paddock is 10mph. After a run drivers may park in the paddock or proceed back to the grid for another run.

    Roll Racing Format - Both drivers will proceed down track through the starting zone. The driver in the left lane is the “Pace Car”. The driver in the right lane will make every attempt to keep his/her bumper even with the bumper of the car in the left lane, with a target speed of 20-30 mph to start the race. The driver in the left lane will set the pace and make every attempt to keep their vehicle under 30 mph until they get the green light, which indicates the start of the race. This is when both drivers can go full throttle. 

    Shut Down, Speed Limits, and Safety: Once you pass the finish line, you must slow down quickly by applying the brake.PPIR Staff will be looking for brake lights immediately after crossing the finish line of the Drag Strip. Failing to slow down may result in ejection from the event. If any cars fails to slow down, the car will require a mandatory inspection by PPIR Event Management before making another run. All speed limits must be obeyed at all times, failure to do so may result in ejection from the event. The speed limit to return around the oval is 25mph.

  • Camping load-in will open on Friday May 24th at 5:00pm and end at 10:00pm. You must arrive during these hours for check-in. Early admittance will not be allowed. Power (only avialiable for infiled driver camping) can be purchased from PPIR during check-in. GA Camping does not have power access. Your rig MUST fit into your space. There are no water or sewer connections. Day of camping will be sold at the gate on a first come first serve basis. "No shows” will receive no credit or refund of the rental fee.
  • RISK ASSUMPTION: Motorsports activities may be dangerous and all persons entering Pikes Peak International Raceway agree to accept all liabilities and the risk of bodily harm and death in connection with motorsports activities, whether as a participant, official, worker, contractor, employee or spectator. 
  • WAIVERS: Prior to entering the Restricted Areas of Pikes Peak International Raceway, all adult and minor persons shall read, and if acceptable, voluntarily agree to and sign a Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk And Indemnity Agreement as provided by PPIR (the “Waiver”) applicable to adults or minors. Any person that does not agree to and sign the Waiver will not be permitted to enter the Raceway. All Waivers for minor persons shall also be signed by the minor’s parent or legal guardian. Restricted Areas include all PPIR except as may be modified by the PPIR Track Manager. 
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Participants are responsible for having and utilizing adequate vehicle and personal safety equipment. All vehicle, driver and passenger safety equipment shall be as is customary in the motorsports racing industry and as required by applicable motorsports sanctioning bodies. Said equipment must be always in full and effective use while a vehicle is on track. 
  • VEHICLE CONDITION: Participants are responsible for their vehicle to be always in safe and good working order, suitable for on-track activity. Please do not allow any fluids to drip onto the track surface. 
  • FUELING: Do not fuel or run your vehicle inside the garage buildings – it’s a serious fire hazard. Do not store your portable fuel containers inside the garage buildings.
  • PADDOCK SPEED LIMIT: Keep all cars, trucks, and track vehicles to a speed of 10 MPH or less when not on the racetrack. 
  • GOLF CARTS & SCOOTERS: If permitted at an event, all golf carts, scooters or pit vehicles shall not exceed a speed of 7 MPH and may only be operated by an adult. No minors are permitted to operate golf carts, scooters, and pit vehicles. 
  • LOOK TWICE: Be on the lookout while in the pits and paddock – moving vehicles and pedestrians are everywhere. You are responsible for the safety of pedestrians, your safety and the safety of minors accompanying you to PPIR.  
  • PAVEMENT DAMAGE: Do not drive or drill stakes into the ground or asphalt. Underground electricity and water utilities are everywhere. You are liable for utility and asphalt repairs. 
  • TRASH DISPOSAL: Trash barrels are located throughout PPIR. Please assist us in keeping the facility clean by using these barrels. Tires and vehicle batteries are not permitted to be disposed of at PPIR. Please take your tires & batteries with you when you leave. 
  • PARKING: All vehicles and trailers shall park only in areas designated by PPIR or event staff. All risks of vehicle or contents damage or theft remain with vehicles’ owners, drivers, riders and passengers. 
  • TRACK MODIFICATION: Only PPIR personnel are permitted to move any barriers, walls, crash barrels, tire barriers, fences, cable/chain barriers and bleachers. No modification or damage is allowed to any pavement, building or equipment. 
  • MEDIA CENTER ROOF VIEWING AREA: The Media Center building’s roof top viewing area is available for VIP and Media pass holders only. Chairs are not allowed on the roof. Do not stand on the rooftop equipment.  
  • FLUID RECYCLING: No draining of vehicle fluids onto the ground or catch-basins is allowed. Please collect any vehicle fluids into an appropriate container and take the fluids to the PPIR provided recycling containers at the South Garage. State and federal laws hold you responsible for contamination of soils or groundwater. 
  • OVERNIGHT CAMPING: If you are camping overnight, you are not permitted on any track surface or in any buildings after hours, except for the restrooms. Check with your event manager about after-hours re-entry to PPIR. 
  • PETS: Any pets must be kept on-leash or within a vehicle. No pets are permitted in any buildings except for service animals. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet. This is a designated dog releif area at PPIR located near the vehcile tunnel enterance. 
  • ALCOHOL: No consumption of alcohol is allowed by driving participants until all the participant’s on-track activity is completed for the day. No outside alcohol is allowed. Intoxicated persons are considered trespassers and subject to arrest by local police. 
  • REMOTE CONTROL VEHICLES & DRONES: The owners and operators of remote-control vehicles, autonomous vehicles and drones assume all liability associated with the use and operation of their vehicles and drones at PPIR. 
  • NO WEAPONS, FIREARMS, FIREWORKS, MARIJUANA: No weapons, firearms, fireworks or marijuana are permitted at PPIR. Violators are considered trespassers and subject to arrest by local police and confiscation of any weapons, firearms, fireworks, or marijuana. PPIR reserves the right to eject from the premises any person that fails to abide by these Rules and Regulations.
  • Drones are allowed at your own risk.
  • High Viz - Safety Vests are required.
  • Credentialed Media personnel will be allowed on the Media Center Roof Top for Film access. 
  • New this year - The Outer Oval will be open for photo/film opportunities for Credentialed Media personnel. 
  • Drift/Hot Laps/Drag Car Parking - Driver Rigs will be allowed ONE TRUCK AND TRAILER. Your rig should fit into a 20x40 space. Rigs that are larger than this need to make special arrangements. (Email: stacy@slushmotorsports.com for help with large rigs.) Additional support cars, crew and other vehciles MUST park in the GA lot. You will be issued a parking tag that MUST be displayed on both your vehcile and trailer. Vehciles found to be breaking this rule may be towed. 
  • Car Show Parking - Due to the limited space in the Paddock, show cars that are trailored will need to be unloaded in the trailer parking area located GA parking. Trailers may be left in this area. Show Cars on trailers will not be allowed to drop off inside the infield. Please take note of the venue parking map above. 
  • DO NOT BLOCK DRIVING AISLES. If your vehcile is found to be parked poorly it will be tagged for towing with a time stamp. 

Pikes Peak International Raceway - 16650 Midway Ranch Rd, Fountain, CO 80817

  • We strongly suggest that guests under 18 years of age attending a SLUSH event are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Drivers and passengers must be 18 or older.

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