About this event
2015 Great Piece of Asphalt HPDE
You are registering for a two day high performance driver's education event conducted by Tarheel Sports Car Club. HPDE Student drivers can expect four 25 minute driving sessions each day, with classroom discussions held between on-track sessions for instructed groups. Student drivers will be grouped based on experience level into FOUR groups. Green, Yellow, and Blue run groups will have in car instructors.
When registering, please keep in mind that final run group placement is determined by THSCC Staff based on your previous experience as well as prior instructor evaluations. Register for the group you feel fits you best and THSCC Staff will review your MotorsportsReg.com history (Make sure it is up to date!) to verify correct run group placement.
Beginner (Green): Green group students typically have 3 or fewer events. Students will focus on track etiquette/safety, learning the basic line, proper inputs, and awareness of basic vehicle dynamics.
Intermediate (Yellow): Yellow group students typically have done between 3 and 10 events. Students will continue to explore topics of vehicle dynamics like weight transfer and slip angle to improve their car control skills.
Advanced (Blue): Blue group students typically have done 10 or more events. Students will continue to work on improving at-speed recognition of off line situations and how to adjust inputs while maintaining car control to correct them.
***Note: We do allow solo students in our blue group for drivers that prefer the pace of our Blue group or may not be as comfortable with the unlimited passing zones (with a point) and pace of the Red group.***
Advanced Solo (Red): Our Red group is reserved for students that have demonstrated on track proficiency of car control skills and traffic management in all situations. This run group allows passing anywhere with a point.
****Solo Drivers – If you have not been approved to run in our Red (solo) group at a previous THSCC event, you will have a check ride in your first session of the event.
If you have never run with THSCC before and are signing up for our Red group, we do require references, and you will have a check ride during your first session. Please e-mail the registrar at email@example.com with references after you register. *****
We will also be running our first THSCC Karting Enduro event on Saturday night (April 4). Registration will be open soon, watch here.
Instructors: If you do not see an'Instructor Entry' option when you register, it means we do not have you authorized as an instructor in MotorsportReg.
- Did you create a new account unnecessarily?
- Is this your first THSCC event?
If you answered YES to either question, please email us ASAP
Student or Solo entry fees are as follows:
$400 if registering before 01/17/15
$425 if registering before 02/28/15
$450 if registering after 03/01/15
THSCC Member Discount: $25
Must enter discount code.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a member and don't have it.
$25.00 Discounts are available for Active Military/First Responders, and First time THSCC event drivers after 01/17/15.
Instructor entry is FREE. Instructors should assume they will have two student assignments.
ONE Student Guarantee: $175.
(Pairing requests may not be able to be honored if One Student Gaurantee is chosen.)
Any driver with a valid US-issued driver's license may attend (under 18 must have parent or legal guardian present). Car must pass a vehicle inspection (detailed on the next page) to show they are appropriate for track use. Drivers must wear an approved helmet and proper clothing (detailed on the next page).
Pre-registration is required. Please note that you will be asked for your credit card information when you register, but your card will not be charged until March 21, 2015.
- With 30+ days notice: Total fee minus $25 handling fee; refund or credit handled immediately
- With -30 to -5 days notice: Total fee minus $50 cancellation fee; refund or credit to be handled after event close-out
- With –4 to Day-of: Credit towards future event only, minus a $100 cancellation fee; credit handled after event close-out
- NO SHOWS WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND OR A CREDIT
For registration information, or student questions regarding the HPDE, please contact Stephen Westerfield or Zach Hill.
For Technical / Safety issues, email Lee Williams
For Instructor questions, please contact Ron Spencer
THIS EVENT WILL RUN RAIN OR SHINE ** We will not run in heavy fog (corner workers must be able to see from one station to the next).
This is NOT a race school - Our events focus on learning proper high performance driving technique that will translate well into both street and track use. We focus our instruction on car control, on-track protocol, and advanced techniques that will be used with most clubs that run on-track driving events. We pride ourselves on the safety of our participants and our guests. We conduct events that we feel offer the most value for your track dollar, while keeping the costs reasonable and the risks minimal.
As of January 1, 2011,THSCC REQUIRES that all helmets be Snell SA2005 specification minimum. We do not accept M rated helmets of any year, nor will we accept Snell rated helmets older than 2005. We have a very limited supply of loaner helmets that can be reserved on a first-requested, first-served basis. Drivers should also wear clothing made of natural fibers. At most events, THSCC requires long sleeves and long pants be worn while on track, but this is dependent on the rules of each track and the weather. This will be clarifiied in the pre-event e-mail.
All participants' cars must pass a vehicle inspection. The inspection can be performed at any of our annual inspection days (Dates and registration on MSReg) or at any independent shop with access to a car lift. The inspection form must be completed and signed or stamped by the mechanic. For inspections performed by one of our approved shops, we will issue an annual tech sticker at the first event. For inspections done by other shops, we will issue a day/s of event tech sticker.
THSCC event staff will review the form at event check in and a THSCC tech sticker will be issued (if one was not recieved during the inspection). The annual inspection form can be found here. THSCC does NOT do on-site tech inspections. You must have this inspection completed before you arrive at the event. We will have multiple annual tech days scheduled during the year.
All convertibles participating in the event must have an SCCA Approved 4-point structural roll bar built to SCCA GCR specifications. Factory roll-over protection is not acceptable for our events. Please see our tech guide for more details.
All participants, staff, and guests must sign the event insurance waiver at time of check-in. Everyone may also be required to sign the track's waiver as well. Armbands will be issued when the waiver(s) are signed and must be worn at all times while on track property.
Each track has its own set of rules and regulations regarding the use of its facilities. A copy of these rules is available upon request from Track Management or THSCC . All participants and their guests are required to abide by the track's rules and regulations. Any infractions may be cause for expulsion from the event and any fees charged by the facility for rules violations will be assessed to the individual(s) responsible.
All participants will be expected to read and follow the guidelines set forth by THSCC to ensure a safe, fun, and extremely rewarding event. You will receive event-specific information via email about two weeks prior to the event, but please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions or comments.
Please note: THSCC requires credit card information upon registering for an event. However, we will not be charging your card until March 21, 2015. If you would like to make other payment arrangements, please email us immediately after submitting your entry online. If you do NOT want to give your credit card information, please email us BEFORE continuing with your registration.
For technical/safety issues, email Lee Williams
For information about Instructing with THSCC, please contact Ron Spencer