2020 THSCC Jessi Culbertson Memorial HPDE info on Sep 19, 2020 (029138) | MotorsportReg.com

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2020 THSCC Jessi Culbertson Memorial HPDE

2020 THSCC Jessi Culbertson Memorial HPDE

Tarheel Sports Car Club

Saturday, Sep 19 — Sunday, Sep 20, 2020
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

Registration closed September 17, 2020 4:38 PM at 2020-09-17T13:38:00-0700 Registration ends September 17, 2020 4:38 PM at 2020-09-17T13:38:00-0700 Registration opens May 10, 2020 12:00 AM at 2020-05-09T21:00:00-0700 Registration runs from May 10, 2020 12:00 AM to September 17, 2020 4:38 PM


2020 THSCC Jessi Culbertson Memorial HPDE

VIR-Full - Saturday, September 19-20, 2020 (Updated Dates)




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. 

***Due to COVID-19 related changes(temporarily in place for this event), run groups will be Yellow through Red. Individuals that have completed 2 or more HPDE's may register for Yellow. We will not be hosting a Green group for this event.***

Intermediate (Yellow):  Yellow group students typically have completed 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 advanced 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.  Please email us at trackadmin@thscc.com

Students, have you paid for your club membership for 2020?

If you answered NO, please be aware you will have to sign up for an annual membership ($12, one-time fee).  It will be an option during the registration process and will need to be added to your cart.

Student or Solo entry fees are as follows:

$450 if registering before June 1, 2020.

$475 if registering on or before July 14, 2020.

$495 if registering July 15 or later.

$25.00 Discounts are available for Active Military/First Responders, and First time THSCC event drivers..


 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 as long as they are 18 years of age or older.  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 29, 2020.  In the event this event is canceled due to flooding, you will receive a full refund by September 28, 2020.  


COVID-19 Protocols - These are not all-encompassing and are subject to change.  Further guidelines will be emailed to both students and instructors prior to the event.  The event guidelines are mandatory to all event participants and have been collaboratively composed by THSCC staff and VIR.

Only drivers or essential crew members will be allowed on-site.  A namelist with all attendees will be submitted to VIR prior to the event.  Please have your crew (or you can by proxy within MSR) register using this site as a crew member by Wednesday, September 16.

Event - General

  • Social distancing procedures in place at all times, especially indoors and in the paddock area- 6 ft. of separation at a minimum, with masks on when indoors, or outdoors when distancing not possible..
  • Masks are to be worn at all times while indoors (restroom, classroom, etc.).  While outdoors, masks are required except where socialdistancing of 10 feet can be maintained.  For those that are part of a separate unit/crew for the weekend (i.e. those that live together/tested prior to/isolated together for the event) masks are not necessary but are recommended.
  • Instructors and students have the option of in-car instruction but this is opt-in and will need to be discussed between the student and instructor before arrival at the track.
  • No one – including any employee or event member – who has experienced any of the following symptoms at any time during the 14 days preceding event, or who is a household member, intimate partner or caregiver of anyone who has experienced these symptoms, may enter the property: fever, cough, shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Any participant who is or has experienced any of the above symptoms while at the event or up to 14 days following the event must notify THSCC immediately.  Anyone who begins experiencing any of the above symptoms during an event must leave the facility immediately and inform THSCC staff prior to their departure via email ONLY (trackadmin@thscc.com).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid using other peoples other work tools and equipment, when possible. If necessary, clean and disinfect them before and after use.


Make sure to provide more time for registration than you normally would.

Registration is to be done with as limited amount of interaction as possible.

  • Waivers for both THSCC (one page) AND VIR (two pages) will need to be printed and signed before leaving home.  All waivers will be emailed to everyone prior to the event. 
  • Tech forms should be emailed to tracktech@thscc.combefore Wednesday, Sept. 16.
  • Social distancing measures in place while waiting in-lineforregistration.
  • Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth while in-line for registration.
  • Your packet and check-in items will be laid out for you to find.  A staff member will be there to get your name to mark you as present for attendance purposes.


In-car instruction

Face shields should be kept down at all times while in the car with student/instructor.  Those using open-face helmets should wear a mask while in the car with your instructor.



[**]WITH +30 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT: FULL REFUND; refund or credit handled immediately

[**]WITH -30 TO -15 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT: Total fee minus $100 cancellation fee; refund or credit to be handled after event conclusion.

[**]WITH –14 TO -1 DAY PRIOR TO EVENT: Credit towards future event only, minus $150 cancellation fee; credit handled after event conclusion.


For registration information, or student questions regarding the HPDE, please contact the Event Organizers.

For Technical / Safety issues, email Ethan Steinman

For Instructor questions, please contact Ron Spencer