Great Lakes Lotus at Grattan

The Great Lakes Lotus Club will be at Grattan raceway on the weekend of October 3rd and 4th, and have extended an invitation to the Chicago MINI Motoring Club to attend..



Our annual Track Event at Grattan Raceway is fast approaching! The event IS FILLING UP, so if you are planning to attend you MUST have pre-registered at


For some perspective and more information on the track, check out the in-car video from last year’s event at: as this really shows the elevation change and twisty nature of this great track. The track website is at and more details, including a Track Map and Description can be found at:


Date: Weekend of October 3rd & 4th plus Advanced Drivers Day on Friday October 2nd


Registration: Usual place, registration for the Event is at



          Members event cost is $300 for the Weekend or $200 for Saturday only.

          Non-Members cost is is $325 i.e. same as above, but including Membership.

          Friday is restricted to Instructors and Advanced Drivers at a cost of $100 and requires sign-up for the Weekend.


Lodging: we are returning to the Holiday Inn Express on the north side of Grand Rapids. This will be our “home base” and we will be gathering there with some refreshing malted beverages on the Friday evening before the event.  We have a Group Rate of $79 + Taxes in the name of “Lotus Club” valid through September 23rd which Holiday Inn Express has said they will continue to honor subject to availability.


Holiday Inn Express

358 River Ridge Dr. NW, Walker, MI 49544

Telephone: (616) 647-4100, Fax: (616) 647-4101


Garages: Grattan Raceway has a number of garages it rents out at a cost of $100 per garage per weekend– these are conveniently located just alongside the pit lane. If you are interested, you should contact Sam at Grattan Raceway directly on (616) 691-7221 to reserve a garage.


Track Entrance Fee: Grattan Raceway charges a fee of $10 cash per person for weekend admittance to the track facilities. This fee goes to Grattan Raceway, is not under our control and is not included in our Registration Fee.

Please be aware of this if you bring Guests – they will be required to pay the Entrance Fee!


Directions & Distance: Grattan Raceway is near Belding, MI, just off M-44 and about 20 miles NE of Grand Rapids. From Birmingham it takes around 2.5 hours to travel to the track.




Tech Inspection: don’t wait until the day before the event to get your Inspection done for the track – it’s a shame to miss the Event if something is needed and can’t be done in time – this seems to happen to someone EVERY track event! So call Auto Europe (or your local tech) and schedule your Inspection ASAP.


I  will e-mail a Pre-Event and information packet to anyone who adds a comment here that they are interested in attending.  This contains additional information about helmets, inspections, etc.