2018 THSCC Brad Mackey Memorial HPDE info on Sep 8, 2018 (469226) | MotorsportReg.com

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2018 THSCC Brad Mackey Memorial HPDE

2018 THSCC Brad Mackey Memorial HPDE

Tarheel Sports Car Club

Saturday, Sep 8 — Sunday, Sep 9, 2018
Virginia Int'l - Full Course, Alton, VA

Registration closed September 6, 2018 9:00 AM on September 6, 2018 9:00 AM EDT Registration ends September 6, 2018 9:00 AM on September 6, 2018 9:00 AM EDT Registration opens June 1, 2018 9:00 AM on June 1, 2018 9:00 AM EDT Registration runs from June 1, 2018 9:00 AM to September 6, 2018 9:00 AM

2018 Brad Mackey Memorial HPDE

This year's September event will be a memorial to long time THSCC member Brad Mackey. If you have attended one of our DEs in the last 10 years, you no doubt met Brad and know what a huge supporter he was of our program.  He is sorely missed and we cannot think of a better way to remember him than to turn some laps in his honor around his favorite road course.  Come help us celebrate Brad's life on September 8-9, 2018 at our VIR Full Course HPDE.  If you aren't able to attend as a student or instructor, we will be running parade laps both days (weather permitting) from 11:15-11:45 for a $5 donation to Transitions Life Care.  THSCC will match all donations.




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. *****



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:

$450 if registering before 06/9/18 - Early Bird Discount!

$475 if registering before  07/31/18

$495 if registering after 08/01/18

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 06/09/18.


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

ONE Student Guarantee: $200 (SOLD OUT)
(Pairing requests may not be able to be honored if One Student Guarantee is chosen.)


Participants must be 18 years or older and have a valid drivers license (minors allowed on-site with a 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 August 27, 2018.


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 cancelation fee; refund or credit to be handled after event close-out
  • With –4 to Day-of: Credit towards future event only, minus a $100 cancelation 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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