HMRC Veterans Celebration Day

Hallett Motor Racing Circuit (HMRC) recognizes the need to thank, inspire, and support our veterans. To fulfill those ends, HMRC is devoting a specific day to honor them: the HMRC Veterans Celebration Day! Scheduled for November 13th, 2021, and lasting from 9AM to 5PM, the HMRC Veterans Celebration Day will feature free high speed rides around the track in sports cars for veterans, an opportunity for some veterans to drive their own car on track, and a car show with all types of cars and trucks. All veterans and guests wishing to support veterans are invited: veterans attend for free (with proof of service) and guests can attend for a nominal entrance fee.

To offer something that will interest every attendee, the HMRC Veterans Celebration Day will feature:

  • Free high speed ride alongs for veterans.
  • Opportunity for some veterans to drive their own car on track.
  • Car show with specific classes and awards.
  • Live music throughout the day.
  • Delicious food at HMRC’s on own restaurant: the Finish Line Café.
  • The best in local food trucks.
  • Parade laps for all.
  • Raffled rides with championship winning professional race driver.
  • Vendor booths supporting the veteran community.

Veteran Ride Alongs

A number of veterans will be given the opportunity to ride in the passenger seat of a high performance sports car for a spirited drive around the track for a full session. This is a tremendous chance for a veteran to experience first hand the thrill and excitement of sports cars in their intended environment. Availability will be limited and pre-registration required (online registration will available soon). “Ride Along” passengers will need:

  • SA2015 or newer helmet (HMRC has a selection for rent).
  • Long sleeve cotton shirt.
  • Long pants.
  • Closed toe shoes.
  • An abiding enthusiasm for motorsports and appreciation for high performance automobiles.

Veteran Track Sessions

A group of track-experienced veterans will be able to experience the adventure of negotiating the winding tarmac of HMRC and mashing the throttle by driving their own cars on track during regular sessions throughout the day. Availability will be limited and registration (available soon) will be similar to HMRC’s High Speed Touring (HST) events. Veteran Track Session participants will need:

  • SA2015 or newer helmet (HMRC has a selection for rent).
  • Long sleeve cotton shirt.
  • Long pants.
  • Closed toe shoes.
  • Thorough understanding of racing flags and their meaning and knowledge of HST specific rules.


HMRC is happy to open up this event for a limited number of vendors wishing to support veterans and help make this event the best possible. Please click the link to review the three levels of sponsorship and reserve the one that best fits your company’s marketing goals:

HMRC Veterans Celebration Car Show

Not everyone will be able to go on track, so HMRC will be organizing our very own car show during the event! The HMRC Veterans Celebration Car Show will be given awards, judged according to a “People’s Choice” format, and divided into following classes:

  • Domestics
  • Imports
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Exotics
  • Race cars
  • U.S. Military Service

Awards for the car show will include:

  • People’s Choice
  • Best of Show
  • Best Domestic
  • Best Import
  • Best Truck
  • Best Motorcycle
  • Best Exotic
  • Best Race Car
  • Best Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard

In addition, event attendees will be given the opportunity to purchase tokens to vote for the “People’s Choice” with proceeds benefitting a local veteran charity.

HMRC Veterans Celebration Car Show specifics:

  • HMRC Veterans Car Show will be from 9AM to 3PM, Awards given at 2:30PM.
  • Pre-registration not required but strongly encouraged. Pre-registration ends on November 1st, 2021.
  • Participants that have pre-registered will just have to pay the $10 gate fee at the Gate House.
  • Participants that wait to register on the day of the event will have to pay $15 at the Gate House ($10 gate fee + $5 registration fee). “Day of” registration will be from 7AM-9AM.
  • Registered participants will be given a numbered piece of paper that they will place on their vehicle’s dashboard (car) or gas tank (motorcycle).
  • Car show parking will be in designated spots around the track and an HMRC attendant will help participants park their show car.

Registration in each respective HMRC Veterans Celebration activities will be available soon. Activity specifics and details may change as needed. Please visit this page and our Facebook account often for the latest information.

Everyone at HMRC looks forward to the Veteran Celebration Day and hosting veterans, their families, and veteran supporting guests. Keep checking with this event page and our Facebook page for additional details. We look forward to seeing you at the track!