Tidewater Sports Car Club
Registration closed April 28, 2017 11:59 PM on April 28, 2017 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends April 28, 2017 11:59 PM on April 28, 2017 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens January 28, 2017 12:00 AM on January 28, 2017 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from January 28, 2017 12:00 AM to April 28, 2017 11:59 PM
Gripfest 12 presented by Tidewater Sports Car Club
Run in a single lap format against the timer. Cars are sent one at a time with a safe amount of distance between participants. This is not a passing event. Open vehicle classing, so a helmet and a safe car are all you need. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to track veteran!
This event will be run in the same format as previous Gripfest events. All Participants will be expected to work the course (flag or other work assignment during this event)
This event is not part of the TSCC Annual points championship and is NOT a normal Autocross style event.
The format will be a blending of road racing and autocross. Competitors will perform a standing start, perform one circuit of the course and cross a finish line before exiting the course and pulling back onto the grid. This will be a "rolling grid". The day will be broken into two heats and divided into 2 sessions, a morning session and an afternoon session. All competitors will be given runs in both sessions. Sessions will be based on time allotted. There will be no guarantee on the number of laps provided. A maximum of 2 drivers can co-drive the same car for this event.
Participation is open to any street or race legal car under the same general rules and regulations used by the club for autocross competition. As the speeds are generally expected to be higher than our normal events extra attention will be paid to the safety and maintenance of vehicles entered for competition. New this year all open top vehicles will be required to have proper roll over safety gear in place this includes all convertible car, all open top vehicles must pass the broom stick test. Note a hard top for a Miata or S2000 does not meet the minimum requirement for roll over protection. Please contact the registrar for any question regarding this matter before registering.
Go-karts, motorcycles, and trikes are not allowed to run in this event. We are allowing open wheel cars and formula cars to run. Cars that are not production based, please contact us before you register to verify if your vehicle will be allowed.
You must have a SNELL Rate Helmet (Per SCCA Autocross Rule Requirements) Some loaner helmets are available.
Schedule of Events:
7:00 am NCCAR Gates Open
7:30 am Tech & Registration Open
8:30 am Registration Closes
8:50 am Tech Closes
9:00 am Mandatory Meeting *All attendees are required to attend
9:15 am Mandatory Novice Drivers Meeting for all Novice Drivers
Registration will be capped at 50 Participants!
From Interstate 95, take Exit 176 turning east onto NC-46. Continue eastbound 0.4 miles to SR-1604 (Lowes Boulevard). Turn left onto Lowes Boulevard, drive for about one mile and take the first road on your left - Technology Drive. The entrance to NCCAR is half a mile ahead. Proceed through the gate and to the entry kiosk building.
Roanoke Rapids (NC) 5 miles; Emporia (VA) 18 miles; Rocky Mount, (NC) 45 miles; Petersburg (VA) 61 miles; Norfolk (VA) 82 miles; Richmond (VA) 85 miles; Raleigh (NC) 90 miles.