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Waterford Hills Raceway


Address: 4770 Waterford Road
City: Clarkston State: MI Zip: 48346 Phone: (248)623-0070  
County: Oakland
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Web Address: http://www.waterfordhills.com/index.htm
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 10012
 
 

5/16/2012 - Rich Johnson
Waterford Hills is alive and well. The 2012 race season begins May 26 & 27 followed by June 9 & 10, July 14 & 15, August 25 & 26, September 15 & 16 and September 29 & 30. Race your street cars during open track day October 14. Vintage Car Races July 28 & 29. www.

waterfordhills. com.
2/12/2010 - Tom F
Here is the 2010 Waterford Hills race / open track day scheduleMay 1-2 Driver''s SchoolMay 22-23 Race#1June 5-6 Race #2June 26-27 Race #3July 24-25 Race #4August 28-29 Race #5September 25-26 Race #6Open Track DaysApril 25July 11August 22October 3.
6/25/2008 - Scott Hansen
Coming this weekend June 28-29Race weekend three at Waterford Hills will include the Great Lakes Challenge Series making their return to our challenging 1. 5 mile road course in Clarkston, Michigan. The GLC is a series of races for the Formula Continental (FC) and Club Formula Continental (CFC) race cars. These are some of the fastest cars you will see run at Waterford and they are sure to put on a great show. In addition to the GLC, we will have our full race schedule on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10am each day.

Some of the classes you will see are Spec Miata and Neon, Improved Touring (IT-A,B,C,S) Formula 500 and Vee’s, and the “Ground Pounders” with the Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, Porsches and more. Visit our hilltop concession stand and boutique for some great food and souvenirs. Check out the various bleacher seating around the track. No matter where you sit, you will see Real People, Real Cars, Real Racing!Visit our website at waterfordhills.

com for a discount couponHope to see ya there!Scott HansenG2H Motorsports#69 AS Mustang.
4/30/2008 - Scott Hansen
Opening weekend at the Hills!Waterford Hills Road Racing is proud to open it''s 50th Anniversary season this weekend May 3-4. After a successful driver''s school last weekend, which saw about 35 new drivers earn their novice license, it''s time for some real racing. Dust off that lawn chair, find those binoculars, and pack the umbrella (just in case). Come on out and watch the exciting wheel to wheel raciing this weekend rain or shine. Qualifying starts at 10am Saturday, with class races in the afternoon.

We will have another round of class races on Sunday morning, followed by the feature races in the afternoon. Visit our hilltop concession stand and boutique for some great food and souvenirs. Check out the various bleacher seating around the track. No matter where you sit, you will see Real People, Real Cars, Real Racing!Visit our website at waterfordhills.

com for a discount couponHope to see ya there!Scott HansenG2H Motorsports#69 AS Mustang.
3/17/2008 - Sean Fitzgerald
Races are as follows and the track runs from 10am till 6 pm. Qualifying is sat Mornings and heats and features follow through out the weekend. You can also camp out. Best kept secret in Oakland County. You can see the whole 1.

5 mile track from the hill. Wheel to Wheel racing all day long, Vettes, Camaro''s, Hondas, Formula cars, Miatas, Neons, Mustangs, and one bad ass geo prizm! Admission is either 5 bucks or free if you go tot he website and print a coupon. waterfordhills. com.

BE THERE!!!!!!Race 1 - May 3-4Race 2 - May 31-June 1Race 3 - June 28-29Race 4 - July 26-27Race 5 - August 23-24Race 6 - Sept. 27-28.
2/14/2008 - Scott Hansen
I''m back. Open track days are for street cars and/or closed wheel race cars (no open wheel formula cars) and are not a competition. We usually will have five run groups and you are placed in a group based on your experience level. You can be moved around to fit your comfort level throughout the day. Every car gets a bascic tech inspection for safety and you must wear and an approved helmet.

We do have instructors available to any driver that would like some instruction on the proper line and some basic driving techniques. Most of these instructors are Waterford Hills racers that have a competition license, so they know their stuff. You don''t have to change your anti-freeze to water to participate in these events. The majority of the cars are street cars and we will not require you to run water.

(It''s a good idea, but not required) There is no RACING at these events and rules are strictly enforced regarding going off track or any contact. We have a great track record and any incidents that we have had involved one car and a driver getting a little to overconfident. Basically if you hurt your car in some way, it was your own fault.

2/13/2008 - Sean Fitzgerald
Guess I will then. Open track day is a day that for a fee, if your car is approved you can come out and run Waterford, providing you have the proper safety equipment. I believe they make you run water, no coolant.
2/11/2008 - Sean Fitzgerald
Explain a little about open track days for the people visiting the ste that don''t know what that means. Also it would be cool to see the Waterford guys make a trip to Autocity Speedway, if only to show people what types of cars run there. Be nice if you guys actually ran an enduro for the 4th open track day. I was there for the one that got done and it was really cool.

2/8/2008 - Scoitt Hansen
Here are a couple of schedule updates for the upcoming 50th season at Waterford Hills. As of right now we have three Open Track Days scheduled. June 7, July 6 and October 12. If we have an available weekend, we will try and get a fourth OTD on the schedule. The Great Lakes Challenge Series will be back at Waterford Hills this year as part of their championship series on June 28-29.

This is a series for the Formula Continentals (FC) and Club Formula Continentals (CFC), also known as Things With Wings. Waterford Hills will once again have a display at the Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall on the weekend of March 7-9. Stop by and see some of our race cars and meet some of the drivers and volunteers that make Waterford Hills possible. Visit our website for information on these events and much more! http://www.

waterfordhills. com/.
1/3/2008 - Greg Krom
If you like those photos you should check out the galleries at the Waterford website - www. waterfordhills. com. A couple of our regular photographers have websites with TONS of photos available for viewing, some dating back to the 70''s.

John Willyard - http://www. farmjohnphoto. com/Auto%20RacingKris Walker - http://kriswalker.

com/.
1/3/2008 - Scott Hansen
All of the newer pictures from Waterford were taken by some of our regular track photographers, I just picked them from our gallery on our website. The guys who deserve credit for these photos are John Gacioch, John Willyard, Don Castle, Kris Walker and Ed Ho. These guys have a knack for getting some of the greatest action shots.
1/2/2008 - Sean Fitzgerald
Veeeeeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyy nice shots indeed! This is why I have been telling everyone to come out and give the sporty cars a chance. Not only can you see pretty much the entire track from several vantage point''s, but the racing is cool. Yes it''s different from the circle track stuff, but most races are very exciting with different battles going on between cars in class on the same track at the same time. You would be surprised theat a Mini could pull a vette down the backstretch, but I saw it. If you think about it, that''s more exciting than seeing someone in a superlate check out for 70 laps.

In the words of Yoda, just different in your mind.
1/2/2008 - Randy
NICE SHOTS SCOTT. very cool.

12/21/2007 - Sean Fitzgerald
Thank you scott I really enjoyed the enduro at the end of the year in 2006. Please do that again, it was awesome.
12/21/2007 - Scott Hansen
I have bombarded the webmaster with new pics from last season. There is pleny of sedan action, my favorite since I am running with the Gound Pounders in my A-Sedan Mustang. I did send a good mix of what we have at every race weekend. Coming back this season will be the Great Lakes Challenge Series. These cars are all Formula Continental (FC) and Club Formula Continental (CFC) open wheel cars with wings.

Starting last season they have included Waterford Hills as part of their championship series and were given their own run group at Waterford. We had about 25 of these cars and they put on one heck of a race. Many of the Waterford regulars run this series, Mike Pace, Steve Meyers, Paul Knight and Melissa Fergus to name just a few. I will post the date that the GLC Series will be at Waterford once they have confirmed their schedule.

12/20/2007 - Sean Fitzgerald
It would be great if the track was widened in some places to accommodate some bigger cars, although it is a great track anyway. I loved seeing the formula atlantic out there a few years back and I really miss the historic races. Seeing Harry Gant''s old Hardee''s ride was cool. I''d love to see factory Stocks run at waterford. I can just picture Mike Whalters 73 Nova going through swamp.

I love being able to see 90% of the racing on a road course that the Great Sterling Moss is reputed to have said was very challenging from what he observed when he came to visit in 59 and drove the course reportedly at high speed for quite a few laps in a dodge loned by a local dealership.
12/20/2007 - Sean Fitzgerald
That''s great, but in the mean time it''s a battle royal trying to turn people onto it that only like circle track. Just send Gary some relevant Sedan action shots of tight close racing, pleaseFrom the webmaster - I have received a bunch of pics, I will post them in the next few days.
12/20/2007 - Randy
Yes, I agree with Sean. Scott - post some newer pics of the racin out there.
12/20/2007 - Scott Hansen
Sean,Our PR team is working on some things for next year and will be posting here shortly. I just wanted to get the word out that Waterford Hills will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary next year and create some interest. I will put some pictures together from the various run groups that we have and send them in for submission here. This is our 2008 racing schedule that was just approved last night. Race #1 May 3-4Race #2 May 31- June 1Race #3 June 28-29Race #4 July 26-27Race #5 August 23-24Race #6 September 27-28For anyone interested in attending our SCCA Accredited Drivers School in April or if you want Open Track Day information, watch our website for new information coming in January.

www. waterfordhills. com.
12/19/2007 - Sean Fitzgerald
Scott for the love of snoopy, would someone please post some modern photo''s of all the classes on this site Nothing sells like pictures. The link isn''t working but you can send em straight to Gary and he will post em. Sean.
12/19/2007 - Scott Hansen
2008 will be Waterford Hills Road Racing''s 50th anniversary. We plan on having some special events throughout the racing season and possibly including some variation of the vintage races. We currently are planning on August 1, 2 & 3 as our 50th Celebration Weekend. Any former Waterford Hills racers that are interested in attending or possibly racing during this special event, please watch our website for more information. We will be posting our 2008 race schedule soon.

Come visit our display at the Detroit Autorama at Cob Center on March 7, 8 & 9. Hope to see you at Waterford Hills in 2008. http://www. waterfordhills.

com/.
12/3/2007 - Sean Fitzgerald
I went and looked at Steve''s ITB Prizm yesterday. What a beautiful car. I need a honda or a neon or a toyota for the street and was thinking it could be streetable, but that would be a crime. Someone buy this car and race it. Wish I could afford too.

1/23/2007 - Sean Fitzgerald
The new schedule for waterford race weekends is out. This is the race schedule for Waterford 07 Go to the website to print out coupons for free admission. Pack a lunch, sit up on the hill. You can pretty much see the entire one and half mile course from there. Please support this wonderful facility in our own backyard or else it to may disappear someday.

Race 1 - May 5-6. Race 2 - June 2-3 Race 3 - June 30-July 1 Race 4 - July 28-29 Race 5 - Aug. 25-26 Race 6 - Sept. 29-30.

8/22/2006 - Scott Hansen
We are racing this weekend, Aug 26-27 and Sept 23-24 at Waterford Hills. Come on out at enjoy the wheel to wheel action. I will be driving the #69 GHG Motorsports AS (American Sedan) Mustang. Stop by Paddock space 10 and say hello. Spectator admission is FREE, and only $10 to get in the paddock.

Come see the Mopars on the Hill car show sponsored by Southern Motors. For more pictures and info visit www. waterfordhills. com.

8/6/2006 - Sean Fitzgerald
Excellent racing last Sunday, especially when rain, the great equalizer appeared. Three of the features were started on rain tires which worked great until the groove dried out, then it was run of line or risk doing a little agriculrural racing if you were on rain tires. The Cauley and Southern Motors corvettes were especially fun to watch.
7/26/2006 - Sean Fitzgerald
Racing this weekend at waterfordhills raceway. Go to waterfordhills. com and print out free passes for great racing on a 1. 42 mile roadcourse. You can see the entire track pretty much from multiple vatage points.

DO NOT MISS THIS GEM OF A TRACK! THE BEST UNINTENTIONALLY KEPT SECRET IN OAKLAND COUNTY!.
6/28/2006 - Sean Fitzgerald
Well the paddock photo is no longer third. Excellent old photos!!!The bluff where people used to sit is gone now and has been replaced a grandstand and a road that go to a wonderful consession area and grass seating area. Some of the coolest classes that run there are ITB, spec neon and spec miata. The action is always great, especially at skeet turn when you get about 10 neons trying to get through the turn quick. Wish someone would submit some modern photos of the track and the action.

Waterford runs six weekends each year and the schedule as well as two for one passes can be obtained at Waterfordhills. com. See you on the hill.

10/18/2005 - Sean Fitzgerald
The third photo is the paddock out from the false grid onto the track. There arent any pictures of the closed wheel groups which make up the majority of the cars at Waterford. ITB is(improved touring B) is especially interesting, everything from Porches to Neons and Volvos and Hondas and Mazdas and Mustangs. Wish there were some photos of those cars.

6/27/2005 - Sean Fitzgerald
Today i watched two corvettes race side by side, cleanly, around Waterford for a lap and a half. Thats two miles door handle to doorhandle through a total of 18 turns. Unreal, thats all i can say. What a great place to spend a Sunday.
2/14/2005 - Frank Cizek
I raced there between 1960 & 1978. & have tons of old pics if youd like to use some of them. Heres some from last July. http://photobucket. com/albums/v218/PhotosGuy/WHRRI/Sunday%20July%2004/ Stirling Moss called it the most challenging track in the world due to the 13 turns in a 1-1/2 mile lap.

That averages out to one turn every 6 seconds! After this track, I was bored anywhere else. ;-).
11/16/2004 - Sean Fitzgerald
People have no idea what a gem this place is. Its about the only place I know where you can have a picnic and watch some awesome racing for the sake of racing. Its almost like a trip bck to the 60s, when people raced for the love. Thank you oakland county sportsman for this place. Please for the love of racing check this place out and dont ever let it close.

Oh yeah, if your one of the smart people that built a house next to it so you could complain, sell me your house so I can walk to the track! Waterford has made my saturdays and Sundays heaven.
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