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Waterford Hills Road Racing

4770 Waterford Road

About Waterford Hills Road Racing

Waterford Hills is located north of Detroit, Michigan, not far from the Pine Knob Resort & DTE Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan. This is a 1.5 mile road racing track (not an oval) with right and left turns, hills and straight-aways. The fastest cars hit over 120mph on the back straight just before heavy braking to make a 90 degree right-hand turn. With one corner speed as low 25mph and another at 80mph, there's a lot of acceleration and braking every lap.

As you might imagine, this makes for a LOT of action-especially when there are 20-30 cars on the track at the same time! What kind of cars? You name it, we've had them racing here: Corvettes, Mustangs, BMWs, Miatas, Porsches, open wheel single seaters, and screaming mid-engine sports racers. You can see some of these cars on the gallery page.

Races are run in accordance with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) competition rules, and all cars must pass SCCA technical inspection. We honor SCCA and NASA licenses, and any Waterford Hills licensed driver can also race at Midwest SCCA Regional races, so our license is a passport to many road racing venues.

Every spring we hold an SCCA accredited drivers school to bring new drivers to this type of racing. There is more detail on this on the driver school page.

The track is also open to the public on our "Open Track Days". Bring your favorite street car, or partially race prepped street car out, and you can try your hand at lapping the track. All you need is a valid driver's license, seat belts, and a helmet. For more details, see the Open Track Days page.


Robert Berry

Sunday, July 15, 2018
I registered my wife for an Open Track Day at Waterford Hills Road Racing for her birthday because she'd expressed interest in learning more about the limits of her 2015 WRX. I left the track TOTALLY impressed by their operation. Everything and everyone, from the initial email exchange with Ed patiently answering all my questions, all the way through to Dave the ride along instructor's (personal track car a convertible RX-7) final comments on our way out, the experience was top notch. Everyone from the registration workers, the concession stand folks, the corner workers, instructors, and fellow participants were as friendly and as could be and shared three mutual goals: 1) Be safe 2) Bring the car home in one piece, and 3) HAVE FUN! This level of customer service is hard to achieve with paid employees, the fact they do it with an all volunteer work force is beyond amazing.

Richard Chang

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Hidden gem that provides a place to see what your car can do in a safe environment. Challenging track that is easy to drive and get around but difficult to truly be fast.

James Goff

Friday, March 16, 2018
Fun and affordable. Really enjoyed driving the teach on the parade lap. Made watching the race even better. Good family fun.

rick crane

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Good racing good fans Been going for 40 some years

Jim Meyer

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Great local track with professional crews running the show!

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