TARGA North America

Monday, September 2, 2019
Oregon Raceway Park, Grass Valley, OR

Registration ends in 18 days on August 31, 2019 11:59 PM PDT



Due to the soaring success of Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville's first AMG® Performance Center Track Day on Memorial Day, we've been asked to do another one. The focus of our track days, and I think the reason our first one was so successful, is to explore our car's handling capabilities, acceleration and braking limits, in a safe environment; more appropriately, in a FUN environment. Let's face it, most of us will never be professional race car drivers. Most of us aren't driving race cars. To fully experience our car's limits, we need a closed course free of pedestrians, wildlife (aside from the odd rattlesnake), and cross-traffic. We are happy to facilitate.

Of course, there will be a small group of extremely fast drivers. The advanced group will be dedicated to those of you looking to improve you PR's, or to work out the chassis settings on your race cars.

The day starts with an orientation and instructions on how to keep safe, flags, and pacing around the track. After which you will be set to lap the track in groups with a lead car to help you understand the track. 

Drivers will be placed into 3 categories:
Mercedes-Benz vehicles only (note: drivers in this class can also drive in one of the other classes)

Sessions will run 20 minutes with breakfast served prior to the Driver's Meeting, and lunch served at noon. A track day itinerary will be sent as attendance firms up.

All entrants must be at least 18 years old and possess a current valid Driver's license. Helmets are required -- Snell M2005 or SA2005 or newer. Helmets are available for rent ($10). All cars will go through a minor tech inspection on the morning of the track day, but it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that their car is in good mechanical condition. Tires should be in good condition, the wheels properly tightened and plenty of brake pad, etc. Convertibles have more strict requirements.

For more information about Oregon Raceway Park, please visit www.oregonraceway.com
For more information please email Jeff Maddox, jeffm@mbwil.com at Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville.

Event Requirements

Registration ends in 18 days on August 31, 2019 11:59 PM PDT

Track Day Requirements: Safety is our primary concern. We require a helmet certified as SA2005 or newer. We have helmets available to rent ($20) also.

Long pants and closed-toe shoes are requiredWe strongly recommend 100% cotton or Nomex clothing: underwear/bra/socks, long-sleeve shirts, long pants; leather shoes and gloves (no nylon inserts). If you have made track driving your hobby, we highly recommend that you invest in Nomex driving attire. Please do your research before buying, as "not all that glitters is gold." 

You will bring your own vehicle. It may be a daily-driver, modified street car, or fully-prepped racecar. It must be in good condition, free of leaks or safety issues, with fully-functioning seat belts (for driver and instructor), and plenty of brakes and tire tread. We also recommend installing at least a partial roll cage in your car but this is not a requirement.

Convertibles/open-cockpit cars must have approved functional roll bar(s) by the track during inspection.

Cars will be inspected before being allowed on the track.This inspection and roll bar acceptance is not a certification of a car’s safety or its ability to withstand the stress of this driving event. You are fully responsible for finding and remedying any safety issues prior to the event.

Per our insurance requirements, all entrants must be 18 years of age or older and show a valid driver's license at registration.

Items Covered in the Vehicle Technical Inspection:

  • Adequate tire tread
  • Proper tire inflation
  • Loose items removed
  • No cracks in Window in Drivers View
  • Seat belts in good condition and working order
  • Driver and passenger seats secure
  • Brake lights functional
  • Ensure the positive terminal on the battery is properly covered
  • The battery needs to be mechanically secured to the car
  • The helmet requirement is Snell SA2005 or Snell M2005, or newer.
  • Roll bar (convertibles)
  • Eye protection (convertibles)


Convertibles are defined as cars with retractable tops, whether soft-top or folding hardtop. Convertibles are not allowed to participate in sessions driven at speed without a roll bar or factory pop-ups.

Rollover Protection is required for all cars not having a permanently fixed steel roof. Rollover protection must be capable of supporting the weight of the vehicle while keeping the occupant(s) head(s) at least 1 inch below the protection. It is the presenter’s responsibility to assure compliance with, and enforce the rollover protection requirement. ORP will provide self-certification technical inspection checklist forms to event presenters utilizing ORP insurance that have no formal tech inspection procedure that assures compliance. All participants must submit a completed form to the track office in exchange for a self tech sticker. The self tech sticker must be displayed on the vehicle prior to said vehicle/driver combination being permitted onto the racing surface. ORP does not provide a formal inspection process to determine the compliance status of the vehicle. If, however, after consultation with presenter, a participant fails, or refuses, to complete and sign the form, or, by obvious appearance of the vehicle, participant has falsely claimed compliance, ORP management will have cause to, and will, deny access.