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5/3/16 - Coming up this weekend at RPM

May 6 - Fast Friday and Full Throttle Orientation School.  Gates open at 8:00 am, Racing 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  

Cost for Fast Friday:  Half day $80 (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm)  Full day $120 (9am-6pm lunch break 1pm-2pm)

Full Throttle School: $220 (must pre-register at least a week in advance at www.DriveFullThrottle.com).

May 7 and May 8 - NASA Central HPDE Racing

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4/29/16 - Well we were able to get Fast Friday going today, however, due to the predicted rain this weekend, the GPR Porsche Club event has been CANCELLED for Saturday and Sunday.  

4/25/16 - Coming up this weekend at RPM:

April 29 - Fast Friday - Gates open at 8am, racing 9-6.  

Cost: Half day $80 (9am - 1pm or 2pm - 6pm) Full day $120 (9am - 6pm, Lunch break 1pm-2pm

April 30 and May 1 - GPR Porsche Club America. - CANCELLED

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4/17/16 - Coming this weekend at RPM

April 22 - Fast Friday and Full Throttle Orientation School. Gates open at 8:00 am, Racing 9:00 am - 6:00 pm   

Cost for Fast Friday:  Half day $80 (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm)  Full day $120 (9am-6pm lunch break 1pm-2pm)

Full Throttle School: $220 (must pre-register at least a week in advance at www.DriveFullThrottle.com).

April 23 and April 24 - Momentum Inaugural Event, hosted by the WRL 

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4/15/16 * * * OPENING DAY * * *

Welcome to the 2016 season at RPM.  Today is our first Fast Friday.  Gates open at 8:00 am, Racing 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cost:  Half day $80 (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm)  Full day $120 (9am-6pm lunch break 1pm-2pm)

Saturday, April 16th and Sunday April 17th is Track Addix.  Gates open at 7:00 am

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4/14/16 For the Fast Friday on May 20th, there will be 2 run groups setup.  One will be the regular FF drivers and the other will be for a Union Pacific track day. Each group will run in 20 minute sessions so there should be very little disturbance.

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4/10/16  Mother Nature didn't cooperate last night and it was too windy & cold to light the lanterns so the launch didn't happen. However, the Lantern Fest crew is sticking around to make it happen tonight.  Gates will open at 6:30pm at RPM for those of you who want to come back with your lanterns, to launch them.  You will not be charged for parking. This will be a launch only and the extra activities that were there today won't be there Sunday. Bring marshmallows to roast.  Thanks for your understanding.  Any questions regarding the Lantern Fest event at RPM can be emailed to info@sacklunchproductuons.com.

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3/30/16 Raceway Park of the Midlands and World Racing League have teamed up to bring you Momentum Performance Driving Academy, an HPDE program open to all drivers regardless of experience. Momentum is a fast, fun and safe way to learn and master the art of wheel-to-wheel driving. If you’ve always wanted to learn to drive your car at speed on RPM’s track, this is a great opportunity. If you’re already tracking a street car or race car, this is a chance to get more track time at a great price. The first event is April 23-24 and we want you there!

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3/14/16 Job Fair on March 19th and April 2nd for RPM and I29 Dragway - Noon to 4pm.  The job fair will be for part-time positions on both the drag strip and road course.  Please come to the Drag Strip tower to complete an application.

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3/2/16  * * * Wanna get some great experience on the road course, then check this out * * *

World Racing League announces the launch of their own High Performance Driving School (HPDE) in 2016! Momentum Performance Driving Academy will debut April 23-24 at Raceway Park of the Midlands!

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of HPDE: HPDE in general represents the lowest cost of entry into organized, track-based motorsports. Most street cars are eligible to run, street tires are fine, and the basic safety gear requirement is a Snell SA-rated helmet with a properly functioning brain inside.

Momentum is the perfect entry point for those interested in road circuit motorsports, but who may not want to undertake the time, complexities and expense of wheel-to-wheel road racing! Novice students spend the weekend with an instructor in the right seat, showing them the ins and outs of performance driving in a safe, controlled environment, until they are ready to go solo. Yes, this is real-world driving and you are on track with other cars (controlled passing is allowed)!

But it’s not just for those getting started. Momentum divides drivers into 5 different run groups based on skill and speed to keep things safe and low stress. While Novices have their own run group with 4 instructed track sessions per day, the more experienced drivers and racers in the Solo run groups can participate in up to 8 track sessions per day, giving those advanced drivers up to 6 hours of track time per weekend!  And drivers in the Solo run groups can qualify for their WRL competition license.

Momentum Performance Driving Academy operates on stand-alone weekends and in conjunction with World Racing League race weekends. There will be limited events this year as Momentum gears up for 2017. The first weekend will be April 23-24 at Raceway Park of the Midlands with more dates to be announced soon. Future plans include multiple events at tracks across the US. There will be stand-alone weekends as well as Momentum on Fridays before select race weekends.

We want you to be there. Bring a car, recruit any and every track junkie you know, come have some fun!

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1/21/16

The Fast Fridays, Full Throttle Orientation School and Track Addix 2016 dates have been updated on the "Road Course" page under their respective drop down menus.  I will get these dates as well as the other scheduled club and event dates updated on the Google Calendar at the bottom of the home page by the end of the day.  

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12/1/15

Introducing new driver clubs for 2016 at RPM. Please take a moment to check them out.  If interested, please contact the General Manager, Keith Ragan at 402-306-5015

RPM Start it Up Club                            $300

• 1 free admission to Fun Days on Sundays

• 1 free admission to attend the Full Throttle Orientation School

• 1 free admission to run Fast Fridays (after you’ve attend Full Throttle)

• All admissions must be used during the 2016 season

RPM Fast Friday Club              $750

• 7 free admissions to run Fast Fridays (full day) during 2016 season

• 1 free admission to attend the 2016 Boo Bash

• Must be certified to run  full high speed course

RPM High Rev Club                           $2,500

• 25 Spectator Passes, good for any race at the road course or drag strip, excluding special events

• 2  VIP Passes, good for any race or special event at the road course or drag strip

• 2 Lantern Fest packets to be used at one of the 2016 events (Spring or Fall)

• 7 free admission to Fast Fridays (full day)

• 2 free admission to Fun Days on Sundays

• 2 free admission to the 2016 Boo Bash

• 3 private test sessions (must be scheduled in advance)

• 2 customer-supplied signs to display on the Grandstand and Fence at the RPM facility

• Name displayed on the RPM High Rev Club sign inside the Classroom building

• All admissions must be used during the 2016 season

RPM Red Line Club                          $5,000

• 50 Spectator Passes, good for any race at the road course or drag strip, excluding special events

• 4  VIP Passes, good for any race or special event at the road course or drag strip

• 2 Lantern Fest packets for each 2016 event (Spring and Fall)

• 15 free admission to Fast Fridays (full day)

• 4 free admission to Fun Days on Sundays

• 4 free admission to the 2016 Boo Bash

• 7 private test sessions (must be scheduled in advance)

• 3 customer-supplied signs to display  around the RPM facility

• Name displayed on the RPM Red Line Club sign inside the classroom building

• Use of classroom for private meeting (must be scheduled in advance)

• All admissions must be used during the 2016 season

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11/9/15

The 2015 Season at RPM was a fantastic year.  Our club events increased their car counts from previous years.  Fast Fridays set a record for participating cars, on two different occasions.  Our new program, Fun Days on Sundays, brought many new drivers out to the track and helped the Full Throttle school have some of their highest enrollment numbers in years.  We also had a couple special events, The Ice Cream Cruise and The Lantern Fest that brought a lot of new people to the facility who later came back to try out the track and are now attending open lapping sessions on a regular basis.  

We would like to thank all the people who made this a special year, both on the track and in the paddock, where new friendships were formed.  The track management would also like to thank all the people who helped them learn the art of road racing as well as what drivers & racers need to make a successful event.  We would also like to thank all the corner workers and the Glenwood EMS Service who kept us safe throughout the year.

As we head into the off-season, we are going to continue to upgrade the facility and greatly appreciate the amazing amount of drivers who have volunteered their services to help with these improvements.  We look forward to an even better year in 2016, with more great racing action and social events, making the facility an amazing place to be with family and friends.