On Track–Lapping at Palmer Series (OT-LAPS) is open to all drivers in all types of cars, and offered in 2020 on these clickable dates:
OT-LAPS offers 60-90 minutes of track time per group: seasoned track pros, experienced solo drivers, and novice drivers.
For novice drivers, our coaches and staff guide participants through classroom and track sessions.
The classroom sessions introduce basics rules and concepts for driving on track:
» Track safety basics: safety flags, pitting procedures, point-by passing rules.
» Vehicle dynamics: Traction limits, weight transfer, friction circle physics.
» Threshold braking and initiating turns for speed and traction.
» Consistency in driving, car placement, and sighting/visual focus.
» What to do in a spin, reacting to on-track incidents at speed.
For experienced and advanced drivers, an OT-LAPS event offers 3 to 4 track sessions with enrollment capped at 25 per group.
For novice group drivers, please review our High-Performance Driving Education school requirements. For experience and advanced drivers, the Lapping Day requirements apply. For questions about OT LAPS, please
OT-LAPS: Open Track – Lapping at Palmer Series