Slush is excited to announce our first ever Hot Laps Day Festival at High Plains Raceway on October 21st! The day will feature our Slush Car Show, two step competition, vendors, and a full day dedicated to running Hot Laps! There will be a total of three run groups: Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced, and Supercars. Each group will drive in rotating 30 minute sessions. Make sure you read ALL the drivers requirements on this page for complete rules. No refunds will be offered if you don't meet these basic qualifications. No previous track experience is necissary. Tickets will sell out. Paddock space at the venue is SUPER LIMITED and so are ALL ticket types. Tickets will go on sale soon. We can't wait to see everyone! 

  • 2.55 miles (full course)
  • Longest straight 2838’
  • Tightest turn 80’ radius, 160 degrees (1.5% off camber)
  • Banking
    • 1.5% common
    • 4.0% steepest
  • Steepest climb 10%
  • 300+ feet cumulative elevation change per lap
  • Highest point 5054′ above sea level

Before attending SLUSH at High Plains Raceway, 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.  There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Your name will be called at the beginning of the meeting and you must be present for the ENTIRE MEETING.  If you are not present when your name is called, you will not be allowed on track and there will be no refunds.
  • Drivers must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • 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. High Plains Raceway does have a limited supply of rental helmets.
  • You must choose a group when you register. Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced, Supercars. If you’re unsure which group you belong in, choose “beginner”. Groups will rotate every 30 minutes within the session.
  • Passengers must be at least 18 years of age and be wearing a helmet. Passengers are allowed in cars, subject to restriction at the discretion of track management.  There is no charge or registration required for passengers.  Drivers who display multiple spins or other indications of driving “over their head” may lose their ability to have passengers in the vehicle.
  • At the sole discretion of HPR management, ANY drivers/riders involved in contact between vehicles are subject to disciplinary action up to and including permanent expulsion from the facility.
  • At the sole discretion of HPR management, ANY drivers/riders who exhibit overly aggressive or otherwise unsafe behavior will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including permanent expulsion from the facility.
  • The entry road speed limit is 25 mph.  The paddock speed limit is 10 mph.
  • The racing surface, including the track entry, exit and hot pit, is operated in a clockwise manner only.  At no time may any vehicle be operated in a counter-clockwise manner unless specifically directed to do so by an event official.
  • Cars within the hot pits may be pushed backward by crew, but can be driven backwards only when specifically directed to do so by an event official.
  • The HPR sound limit is 103 decibels on the A scale, as measured at any property line by track management.  Vehicles in violation will not be allowed to continue use of the track without correcting the situation.  Any vehicle causing a violation will be immediately black flagged and not allowed back on track until corrective measures have been taken.  Any vehicle found to be in violation a third time on any day will be excluded without refund from further participation in the event.
  • Motor vehicles are not allowed on the race track from the time it is closed (“cold”) for the evening until it is opened again the following morning.
  • 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. 
  • Numbers are NOT required for cars.
  • While there will be no formal tech inspection required, HPR/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. HPR 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. 4 point harnesses will not be allowed.  If an aftermarket harness is installed there must be a minimum of 5 points including an anti-submarine belt.  Schroth 4 point belts will not be allowed.
  • Any vehicle with aftermarket harnesses/seats must provide equal harnesses/seats for all occupants (ie, a driver with a 5 point harness cannot take a passenger who only has a 3 point harness).
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that any driver/passenger 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, HPR/Slush will not be responsible for any damage that may occur in the event that your vehicle has to be towed from the racing surface.
  • SCCA will be providing access to live timing. Drivers may bring their own transponders or may rent them from SCCA the day of the event for $40. If you have your own transponder SLUSH will reach out to you via email in advance of the event to get your transponder ID number and you will be pre-loaded into the system before the event. Please be sure to check-in with the timing trailer before going on track to make sure you are set up correctly. Timing will be used for fun, this is a non-competitive event.
  • Live timing will be available on the Race Monitor Website and Race Monitor App. Times will also be posted on our website after the event. 
  • SLUSH will be observing proper road course etiquette during Hot Laps sessions.
  • Flags and Lights - High Plains Raceway will be utilizing their Track Safety Light system. There are sixteen LED lights, located at each corner station. These lights will act as the flagging notification system for drivers. Physical flags will not be used with the exception of the Meatball Flag. Please review the flags and safety lights picture above. There will be corner workers actively monitoring the track all day in the bunkers, look for them.
  • 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 between turns 12 and 13 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 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!)
  • 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 HPR management approval.
    • As a general rule, all aftermarket rollover protection must meet or exceed SCCA Solo standards in order to be accepted by HPR management.
    • Aftermarket protection must include for/aft support, protection in a single plane will not be accepted.
    • Rollover protection must be constructed of minimum 1.75″ diameter .120″ wall thickness DOM tubing.
  • Aftermarket “pop up” rollover protection is not acceptable under any circumstances.
  • Rollover protection, whether “pop-up” or permanent, installed behind rear passenger seats is not acceptable under any circumstances.
  • Common convertibles with acceptable factory rollover protection:
    • C8 Corvette
    • Honda S2000
    • Porsche Boxster
    • BMW Z4/Z3 (1998 and newer)
    • Nissan 350Z/370Z
    • Others may be allowed, email trackmanager@highplainsraceway.com with specifics to confirm.  Please include in your inquiry links to information provided by the manufacturer that indicates that the equipment they installed behind the occupants is intended to provide rollover protection.
  • Common 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)
    • This list is not exhaustive, email trackmanager@highplainsraceway.com with specifics to confirm
  • Reserving a Drivers Carport space provides you:
    1. An assigned, reserved space in the paddock
    2. Electrical power
    3. Carports provide covered workspace with a smooth concrete floor
    4. Drivers Ticket for Hot Laps
  • Carport spots have electricity and shade ONLY; there are no water or sewer connections.
  • Each shaded carport stall is 15’ wide and 20’ deep with a smooth concrete floor and an 8’ ceiling height.  There are no sidewalls or dividing walls on the carport structure.
  • Each carport stall includes a 15’ x 60’ reserved parking area immediately to the north of the stall.  
  • Each carport stall includes 20amp power.
  • Please note that the RV pedestal is located approximately 3’ inside the north edge of the stall, if you need access to power, please insure you have sufficient electrical cord to reach the pedestal.
  • Extension cords may not leave the Carport area and go across the asphalt at any time to share power with others.
  • Camping will open on Friday October 20th at 6:30pm and end at 9:30pm. You must arrive during these hours for check-in. Early admittance will not be allowed. All camp spaces are by size with optional power. You will be assigned a specific space. Your rig MUST fit into your space. There are no water or sewer connections. Flush toilets and sinks are available in the restroom trailer, and showers and sinks in the shower trailer. 30AMP/50AMP power spaces are limited, we reccomend you purchase these options in advance. Day of camping will be sold at the gate on a first come first serve limited basis. Reservations for camping for this event are only sold through the SLUSH ticket platform and will not be available through High Plains Raceway directly. "No shows” will receive no credit or refund of the rental fee.
  • The entry road speed limit is 25 mph.  The paddock speed limit is 10 mph.
  • Firearms and other weapons are prohibited.
  • Fireworks are absolutely prohibited. Anyone caught using any type of fireworks will be removed from the property. 
  • Wood fires are prohibited. 
  • Small children may not be left unattended.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times while on track property.
  • Radio controlled drones, helicopters, airplanes and any other devices that intentionally leave the ground may not be operated on or over HPR property.
  • Non-street legal race vehicles, pit bikes, scooters, etc may be operated on HPR property only.   Anyone found to be operating non-street legal vehicles on highway 36 will be immediately escorted from the property for the balance of the event.
  • Alcohol and Drugs

  • Alcohol may not be consumed by anyone anywhere on HPR property until the track surface is closed (“cold”) at the end of the day.
  • Marijuana possession and/or use is not permitted at any time.
  • Illegal drug possession and/or use is not permitted at any time.
  • Persons using prescription drugs that bear warnings against driving motor vehicles shall not use the race track surface, nor be allowed in areas marked “authorized personnel only”.
  • Persons violating HPR drug and/or alcohol policies may be immediately escorted from the premises.  Second chances will be given on a case-by-case basis.  Don’t expect a third chance.
  • Spectators are restricted to the paddock, along the entry road behind the track barriers, or other track property areas specifically designated and marked as being available to spectators.  Any areas marked “authorized personnel only” are NOT open to spectators.
  • No one under eighteen years of age is allowed into the hot pit area or the fenced-off service lane between the hot pit and paddock.
  • Pets are not allowed into the hot pit area or the fenced-off service lane between the hot pit and paddock.
  • Photographers are subject to the same restrictions as spectators.  Only HPR employees are allowed outside of the paddock. 
  • Radio controlled drones, helicopters, airplanes and any other devices that intentionally leave the ground may not be operated on or over HPR property.
  • HPR has a credit card operated fueling station.  91 will be available year-round.  If either the 100 or the 110 runs out after October 1 they will not be replenished until the spring. Availability is not guranteeded.

    The following fuels are available, prices vary weekly within the range listed:
  • Conoco/Phillips 91 octane ETHANOL FREE unleaded street legal $5 – $7/gallon
  • Sunoco 260 GT 100 octane unleaded street legal 3.3% oxygen, $12-$14/gallon
  • Sunoco Standard 110 octane leaded not street legal 0.0% oxygen, $12-$14/gallon
  • Prices may vary.  The fueling station accepts Visa and MasterCard. Per the credit card company there is a $600 limit on each transaction. Each credit card can be used for a maximum of three transactions (no matter how low the dollar amount) in a 48 hour period.

  • Car Show Parking - Due to the limited space in the Paddock, we ask that if you can drive your show car to Slush rather than trailering it, please do so. We need to keep trailers to a minium to allow for spectator parking. 
  • There are three different driver parking ticket options when you select your ticket. Each is based on size. There is a limited number of all driver parking space sizes. Your rig, race vehicle, support vehicle and all equipment MUST fit in your space. Any vechiles that do not fit will be asked to move or be towed. 
    • Covered Carports 15’x20’ with an additional 15'x60' parking area directly North of the Carport
    • 20'x80' Space
    • 20'x40' Space
  • CLICK HERE to get directions to High Plains Raceway. 
  • 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.