Event Info NASHVILLE TN

Before attending SLUSH at Nashville Superspeedway, enhance your experience by familiarizing yourself with some of the policies at the track. Click HERE for more info. 
Before getting on track at Nashville Superspeedway, you will need to attend the mandatory drivers meting at 7:15am. The meeting will be held at Victory Lane by the VIP building. See the map. If you are unable to make the drivers meeting you will need to speak with the track marshall before going on track. 
  • All Hot Lap participants are REQUIRED to attend the Drivers Meeting before they will be allowed on the track.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • 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.
  • Numbers are NOT required for cars.
  • While there will be no formal tech inspection required, Nashville Superspeeday/Slush Management reserves the right to inspect any vehicle and require correction of issues of concern. 
  • 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. 
  • All vehicles must be in good general operating condition with reasonable tire tread depth and brake lining thickness.
  • Vehicles must be free of fluid leaks and all body work and other accessories must be securely attached.  Battery must be securely tied down.
  • Please insure that your vehicle is prepared for the additional stresses of track duty.  Vehicles that have to be towed from the racing surface due to mechanical issues more than once on the same day may not be allowed back out on to the track.
  • All loose items must be removed from the passenger compartment and trunk.
  • 3 point OEM seat belts minimum required.  Vehicles with lap belts only are not allowed.
  • Aftermarket belts/harnesses must be installed in a quality manner and in accordance with manufacturers recommendations/orientation. Nashville Superspeedway and Slush Motorsports management reserves the right to not allow any vehicles with aftermarket harnesses /seats that are not installed in a safe manner based solely on our judgement.
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that any driver with 5 point harness protection wear an SFI or FIA certified head and neck support/restraint device.
  • The most common point of weakness for “street” cars is the brake fluid.  Old brake fluid will fail and your day will end early (or worse) due to a lack of effective braking ability.  Any car that sees track duty should have the brake fluid completely flushed and replaced at least once per year. 
  • 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, Nashville Superspeedway/Slush Motorsports will not be responsible for any damage that may occur in the event that your vehicle has to be towed from the racing surface.
  • Hot Laps Sessions may be split into separate run groups to reduce on track congestion. Specifics on run groups will be addressed in the drivers meeting.
  • We will be checking for driver wristbands, so please be sure to wear it.
  • Passengers are NOT allowed for Hot Laps Sessions.
  • Drivers who display multiple spins or other indications of driving “over their head” may lose their ability to participate on track.
  • At the sole discretion of Nashville Superspeedway and Slush Motorsports management, ANY drivers involved in contact between vehicles will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including permanent expulsion from the event.
  • At the discretion of Nashville Superspeedway and Slush Motorsports management, ANY drivers who exhibit overly aggressive or otherwise unsafe behavior will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the event.
  • The entry road speed limit is 25 mph.  The paddock speed limit is 10 mph.
  • Oil, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, and other hazardous fluids may only be left at the track in containers designated for those purposes.  Take used tires home. Any driver found in violation of these rules will be subject to a cleaning fee. 
  • 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. Aftermarket “pop up” rollover protection is not acceptable under any circumstances. Permanent aftermarket rollover protection is acceptable and must meet or exceed SCCA Solo standards in order to be accepted.

  • Common examples of convertibles with acceptable factory rollover protection:  C8 Corvette, Honda S2000, Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4/Z3 (1998 and newer), Nissan 350Z/370Z

  • Common examples of convertibles that DO NOT have acceptable factory rollover protection and must have aftermarket protection added: ALL Mazda Miata/MX5 including RF models (the ’06 and newer have “style bars” that are not designed to provide rollover protection per the manufacturer) - Porsche 911/GT3 series (although they have pop-up protection, these are 4 passenger cars despite how small the rear seats are and the rollover protection is behind the rear seats) - Chevrolet Corvette through C7 - Chevrolet Camaro - Ford Mustang - Fiat 124 - BMW Z3 (1996-1997)

  • SLUSH will be observing proper road course etiquette during Hot Laps sessions.
  • Flags - Slush Motorsports will be utilizing corner workers and flags. Please review the flags and their meanings on this webpage. There will be corner workers actively monitoring the track, look for them, and follow their directions.
  • Entering the Track - Make sure to obey signals from the track worker and watch for other vehicles upon entry.
  • Exiting the Track - Drivers wishing to exit the track should do so by displaying a "pit-in signal."  Drivers should signal 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 aggressive passing. Passing should be done with care. Let faster cars pass. Passing is allowed when you are going straight and on the gas. Point by passing is encouraged but not mandatory.  “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!)
  • Must have completed Self Tech Sheet prior to racing.
  • All vehicles must pass the self technical inspection prior to entering the racing surface. 
  • Slush reserves the right at ANY TIME during the event to not allow any vehicle on track
  • Drivers must be 18
  • Helmet is required
  • No passengers are allowed
  • Motorcycles will not be allowed
  • Races are first come first serve
  • You may grudge race a friend by pulling in line together and notifying staff member
  • Jump starting the race will result in disqualification
  • Once you pass the finish line, you must slow down! Failing to slow down may result in ejection from the event.

Race Procedure

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. 

  • Must have completed Self Tech Sheet prior to racing.
  • All vehicles must pass the self technical inspection prior to entering the racing surface. 
  • Slush reserves the right at ANY TIME during the event to not allow any vehicle on track
  • Drivers must be 18
  • Helmet is required
  • No passengers are allowed
  • Motorcycles will not be allowed
  • Races are first come first serve
  • You may grudge race a friend by pulling in line together and notifying staff member
  • Jump starting the race will result in disqualification
  • Once you pass the finish line, you must slow down! Failing to slow down may result in ejection from the event.

 

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR YOUR MEDIA PASS

  • You will be REQUIRED to bring YOUR OWN reflective safety vest (preferably yellow) to the event. You will not be allowed into certain media areas without it. ALWAYS wear your reflective safety vest when capturing media.
  • Upon arrival, use will come in through the main ticketing and registration area. You will be issued a Media Badge if you purchased a Media Pass. You will park in the General Admission parking lot.
  • Spotters will have to purchase their own General Admission entry ticket. They can be purchased online or at the gate.
  • Be aware of the tracks status, whether it is HOT or COLD.
  • Please do not interfere with the track marshals or corner workers while the track is hot.
  • Stay behind walls and catch fences. DO NOT lean over the walls.
  • Never turn your back to the cars, stay focused on where they are driving in relation to you.
  • Be respectful of competitors, vendors, staff, and the facility. Clean up your own trash.
  • Media can access the areas on the map with credentials and safety vests.
  • 10. Drones are allowed to fly during the event. However Slush Motorsports and the track are not responsible for damages.
  • 11.There will be NO charging stations available. Be sure to bring your own extra batteries.
  • 12.If Slush or Venue staff deems your behavior as unacceptable, you may be asked to leave the property.
  • 13.Be sure to tag us in your social media! Plus anything you would like to share with us for use post-event would be welcomed!
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