Waterford Hills Road Racing
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.
If you love cars this is the place to be. Race weekends are a blast and the bracket racing during the race weekend is a very good deal. Also the open track days are fun to go to and see all of the cool cars.
Track entrance not marked by any signs. You have to go down the dirt road to the country club/shooting range entrance and then go past the ranges on the left hand side to the gate/booth before you can see the actual track. Track itself is in fairly good condition, some parts if you go off are very narrow grass strips followed by walls but everywhere that is a dangerous off-zone (after back straight and coming onto front straight) have plenty of room to go off without hitting anything
Great racing experience,only 5 bucks to get I to bleachers or side if hill. 5 bucks more gets you into the paddock where you can see the cars up close. Can't beat it if your a "car" freak.
The race sessions are exciting. Perfect for weekend getaways for an automotive enthusiast. The track itself is very well maintained and great for autocross/endurance racing. Fastest time may vary from 1:24 for a Miata specd racecar, to 1:20ish for BMW M3 e92. I liked it!
Great weekend with my Camaro family. Would love to go back