Team Janica Racing

The most fun you can have in a car with your pants on

Team Janica Racing was born from the simple premise of work hard, play harder.  While that may seem like an easy motto to follow, it’s really not.  As we approach different seasons of life our list of responsibilities grows longer and longer and it becomes increasingly difficult to find the time to enjoy the things we once did.  Sure there are plenty of hobbies or sports to pursue on the weekends but only one really captures the essence of the spirit we set out to achieve and that would be race car driving.  You and the car as one.  No cell phones, no music, no texting, no pets, no kids.  Just you, a car and a mind that is freed of all distractions.  30 minutes of intense concentration and focus having to create a game plan based on the ever changing challenges presented to you at that very moment on the track.  But wouldn’t golf be easier?  Yes it would, and that’s the point.

Taking it to the ultimate level, that of professional race car driver is a rare opportunity to chase a dream for many.  Team Janica Racing has in the past and will continue to support that dream of many professional race car drivers from Mark White to Randy Pobst, Sarah Fischer to Ian Baas.  

So when the track day ends how do we decompress?  For some of us it might be reviewing data and watching in-car video trying to find that elusive tenth of a second and yet for others it might be a scotch and a cigar.  Whatever the poison, rest assured it is well-deserved.

While Team Janica Racing supports many private track day organizations and car clubs through participation or instruction, we never forget what brought us here and what keeps us here…an intense desire to compete on the race track and be the best we can.  Remember, at the end of the day it’s all about “The Most Fun You Can Have In A Car With Your Pants On.

6th Annual Team Janica Racing — Mark Haenlein Memorial — ACNA High Performance Driver's Event - Gingerman Raceway

September 22-24, 2017

GingerMan Raceway
61414 Phoenix Rd
South Haven, MI 49090

3 days of track time
All days are open to any drivers who qualify per the requirements below:

This year Team Janica Racing is proudly partnering with the Audi Club North America Chicagoland Chapter. Visit their website at

Who Should Attend?

  • Solo’d and Intermediate Drivers- typically drivers with 5+ solo events.
  • Advanced Drivers- those who typically have 20+ events experience; plus qualified Instructors.
  • Racers- caged competition cars; or properly prepared cars with a minimum of 4 point roll bar, racing seat, 6 point harness, HANS device.
  • Final classification will be dependent on the respective skill levels of the registered participants, and at the discretion of the TJR organizers.

Lots of Track Time:

  • 25-30 minute run sessions.
  • Expect as much as 3 hours of track time each day.
  • Max of 3 run groups depending on the skill level of the registered participants.
  • Intermediate/Advanced drivers will run with defined passing zones.
  • Race group will be open passing/ race conditions.

Fun Variations throughout the weekend:

  • We’ll run the track primarily in the traditional clockwise direction, but will run counterclockwise part of the afternoon each day. 
  • Counterclockwise- we’ll run the Extended course on Saturday and the Old course Sunday.
  • Racers- we plan to allow time for Green Flag Practice Starts in both directions.
  • Other fun variations tbd.

Event Hours and Particulars:

  • Track will tentatively be open for trailer drop-off Thursday evening for Advanced Drivers & Friday evening after 6:30pm (exact time tbd)
  • Registration Friday evening 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Saturday 8:00-9:00 am
  • Friday Driver’s Meeting- we’re working toward a TBD start time for those participating in the Friday day event.
  • Saturday Driver’s Meeting- we’re working toward a 9:00 am meeting with first car on track at 9:30.  This will allow folks who prefer to drive out that morning extra time for the drive and save the cost of one additional night hotel expense.  We will then run through the lunch and throw the checkered at 6:30 pm for a full 9 hours of run time.
  • Sunday 8:00 – 5:00 pm with the mandatory quiet time from 11:00 – 12:00 noon.

Mark Haenlein Memorial:

  • Sunday Quiet Hour Fun Runs
  • Donations encouraged to participate.
  • 11:00 – 12:00 during mandatory quiet time, spirited pace.
  • No loud or open exhausts allowed, this is quiet time by local ordinance.
  • Any vehicle (subject to TJR committee approval), seat belts required for all occupants.

Driver’s fees online:                      

Friday All solo, intermediate,
advanced & instructors                                $200

Saturday & Sunday Students                     $369

Single Day fee [either day]                           $225

INSTRUCTOR SAT & SUN                       $195

Questions? E-mail

Team Janica Racing
1807 S. Washington St. 
Suite 110, Naperville, IL 60565

Terms and Conditions

link to PDF version of application

link to PDF waiver