Motorsports To Go! February 14, 2021

Welcome to Motorsports To Go! Each week, we will take a look at an upcoming event on We will tell you everything you need to know in order to participate. It’s the easiest way to get out of your recliner and into the driver’s seat. We’ll be covering everything from $25 autocrosses to million-dollar “gentlemen racer” opportunities, all of them explained in simple English via the same basic set of questions. Let’s get started!

What is it? MaxSpeed Track Days @ Carolina Motorsports Park — register at MotorsportReg.

Well, what is it? A great chance to drive an overlooked gem of a track in the South with a great organization!

Where is it? Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC

What’s it cost? $275 for one day, $450 for all weekend

What kind of car do I need? Almost anything that isn’t taller than it is wide will do; check out the tech inspection form here

What kind of personal equipment do I need? A Snell SA2010 helmet or above. NO MOTORCYCLE HELMETS AT THIS ONE.

How long will it take? All weekend!

Will there be someone to answer my questions at the event? Absolutely.

Can I damage my car or get hurt? This is always a possibility, but if you have a car in sound mechanical condition and you’re not out to prove anything, it’s unlikely. Carolina Motorsports Park doesn’t have a lot of walls to hit, either.

Why would I bother to do it? CMP has a little bit of everything, from long straights to fast turns to technical sections. And the weather is likely to be good, as well!

What’s the hot setup, if I have time and money to prepare? This is a great track for big-power domestics, like Hellcats and ZL1 Camaros.

Give me two tips or tricks to really shine. Most people don’t wait long enough before steering in for Turn One, so try delaying your turn a bit. Turn 12 is where all your drifting dreams can come true… as long as you can get it straightened out by the exit of Turn 13!

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