Reserving Your Pit Spot
As always, the toughest part for the SKUSA staff in organizing large events each year is laying out and fitting everyone into the pits!
This year is no different, as our SpringNationals event at Simraceway in Sonoma, CA will see the largest numbers yet for this event! ALL RACERS or TEAM OWNERS can do their part now by reserving the space they will need (as well as encouraging all drivers to get pre-registered for the event – before their classes cap out at 40)!
If you know EXACTLY how much space you will need for your pit spot, please fax – or email – a complete drawing to the SKUSA office ASAP. The fax number is 951-491-0809 and email is
. What to include on your pit request is described below. It’s a good idea to call after you send a fax, to make sure your request was received and is complete. Our phone number is 951-491-0808. Emailed pit requests will be replied to with a confirmation upon receipt. Faxed requests will be acknowledged via phone or email.
*Due to the uniqueness of this venue’s paddock, we will be reviewing pit requests carefully to assure each space requested is used as efficiently as possible. An efficient pit utilizes no more the 280 square feet per entry. Requests that we feel need adjustments will be returned for re-submission.
The price of all pit spots are as follows:
Please specify your top 3 choices for the pit spot locations you prefer (i.e., 7-12, 100-106, etc), based on the pit map posted below. We will do our best to accommodate you.
$.50/SF for spaces 7-93 (tent staking is allowed except into asphalt)
$.40/SF for spaces 1-6 & 94-189 (tent staking is allowed)
$.30/SF for spaces 200-285 (NO tent staking allowed)
$50 to Camp in your Toy Hauler/Trailer -- PLUS the cost of the pit space
Primitive RV spaces are available on the lower level at no charge. (absolutely no RVs in the pit area) – additional details about CAMPING on site are below.
NOTE: The event & class sponsors will receive priority pit spot placement, so be sure to note on your pit request if you are a sponsor, or if you’d like information on becoming one. An emailed request for sponsorship information can also be sent to
Here are the items to include on your pit request drawing:
We will be in touch to confirm each pit reservation submitted, and will secure payment with you when we have you placed on the pit map. NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO passenger vehicles will be allowed in the pits, so please do not include them in your layout. See the VENUE INFO page for more important pit rules, like ground covers and fire extinguishers.
Full layout – with dimensions in feet – of your total pit area. PLEASE BE EXACT, AND DO NOT REQUEST MORE SPACE THAN YOU TRULY NEED. REMEMBER THE 280 SQUARE FOOT RULE! You will probably NOT be able to add space when you arrive.
Include where tents will go, trailers, E-Z ups, VIP area, etc.
Include space for trailer tongue and doors.
Include a team name and a list of the drivers that will be pitting in the spot. NOTE: Please send your pit map when it is absolutely final. All drivers MUST be registered for the race before SKUSA will confirm your pit spot location. In the event that there are multiple teams in one pit area, a designated team manager/ representative must be named as the person responsible for tent and trailer placement. We will NOT park teams on site unless and until ALL trailers are present.
Teams that want to be pitted next to or near each other MUST submit their pit requests to SKUSA at the same time with a specific note on each drawing telling us that preference.
Include your contact name and best daytime contact info on your drawing (phone and email).
Tell us whether or not you’ll be renting a tent, bringing your own, or both. See below for vendor info.
On-Site Camping/RV Parking Available at SIMRACEWAY
Overnight camping will be allowed at this event. Sleeping in Toy Haulers and/or Trailers will be allowed in the pit area at a price of $50 per trailer in addition to the pit spot price, so please add this note to your pit request.
RV’s will be parked on the lower level of the race track premises upon arrival at NO CHARGE (first come, first served). There are NO electrical or water hookups at this event, and there is no need to pre-reserve an RV spot. Just show up during the pit parking hours, per the posted event SCHEDULE.
CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS
The EXCLUSIVE rental tent and rental equipment vendor for this event will be CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS. Contact Joseph 707-230-9227 (cell) or Carrie at 707-253-2332 (office) or
. They are located at 745 Skyway Ct, Napa, CA 94558. napa.classicpartyrentals.com
Tents can be ordered in several fashions; Joseph or Carrie can assist you with a quote. They can also provide tables, chairs, lights and more. NOTE: You will want to confirm your pit size and location with the SKUSA office prior to finalizing your tent rental, although it’s a good idea to check tent availability, space requirements and pricing right away in order to submit the most accurate pit layout. REMEMBER a 20’ tent does not fit in a 20’ space. Please ask the tent company the proper space needed to stake the tent and make the necessary allowances in your drawing.
There is Absolutely NO Staking of tents in spaces 200-285 Classic Party Rentals can also rent blocks or water barrels to tie down your tents.
If you have a trailer that will be used for transporting karts and equipment only, and does not need to be parked inside of the pit area, there will be an area on the lower level for trailer storage – at NO CHARGE (same parking lot as the RV’s). We prefer if you add that note to your pit spot request to give us advanced notice, but otherwise, there will be plenty of room. Note the gate hours on the VENUE INFO page.
Pit move-in will begin on Tuesday at noon, May 2nd with the big rigs and must be complete by 6pm on Thursday, May 4th. STAGING FOR PIT PARKING WILL BEGIN EACH DAY ON THE LOWER LEVEL JUST INSIDE THE MAIN GATES. An optional practice day is being offered on Thursday starting at 10am. See more info on our Venue Info and Event Schedule pages. Move out will begin Sunday night, May 7th, after the final podium presentation (approx. 6pm). All trailers will need to be out of the pits by end of day Monday, May 8th. Tent install dates: Mon-Tues, May 1-2. Tent tear down: Monday, May 8th
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:30