2016 THSCC Almost Spring Classic HPDE info on Feb 27, 2016 (519340) | MotorsportReg.com

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2016 THSCC Almost Spring Classic HPDE

Tarheel Sports Car Club

Saturday, Feb 27 — Sunday, Feb 28, 2016
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

Registration closed February 25, 2016 11:59 PM on February 25, 2016 11:59 PM EST Registration ends February 25, 2016 11:59 PM on February 25, 2016 11:59 PM EST Registration opens December 13, 2015 12:00 AM on December 13, 2015 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from December 13, 2015 12:00 AM to February 25, 2016 11:59 PM

2016 THSCC Almost Spring Classic HPDE

VIR-Full - Saturday, February 27, 2016


VIR-Grand West - Sunday, February 28, 2016




This event will be VIR Full Course on Saturday, February 27 and VIR Grand West Course on Sunday, February 28.  We unfortunately lost our VIR-North course date in April this year, but picked up this weekend as a replacement.  Hopefully we will be back to the regular schedule next year, but in the meantime, we decided to completely change things up.  We get a few requests for Grand Course every year, so here is your chance!  We've paid the weather bill, so keep your fingers crossed for a spring like February weekend.  

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 trackregistrar@thscc.com with references after you register. *****

We will also be running our first THSCC Karting Enduro event on Saturday night (February 27).  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 12/26/15

$425 if registering on or before 01/31/16

$450 if registering 02/01/16 or later

THSCC Member Discount: $25 
Must enter discount code

E-mail trackregistrar@thscc.com 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 12/25/15.


 Instructor entry is FREE.  Instructors should assume they will have two student assignments.

ONE Student Guarantee: $200.
(Pairing requests may not be able to be honored if One Student Guarantee 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 February 13, 2016.


Refund/Credit Schedule

  • 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


For registration information, or student questions regarding the HPDE, please contact Stephen Westerfield or Derek DeLong.

For Technical / Safety issues, email Lee Williams

For Instructor questions, please contact Ron Spencer


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Location Alton, VA
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