Sat, Apr 10 - Sun, Apr 25, 2021

2021 WHRRI Drivers School - Students or Crew

Waterford Hills

About this event


Due to an overwhelming response we have reached our limit for this year's drivers school for closed wheel cars.  If you want to enter, you will be waitlisted.  If you have an open-wheel car, go ahead and enter; then contact Alex DellaTorre at who will arrange for your entry to be accepted, 

2021 WHRRI/SCCA Competition Driver’s School

Thank you for your interest in the Waterford Hills Road Racing Inc. (WHRRI) Competition Driving School, the only SCCA Accredited School in the Great Lakes Division. This school has produced dozens of National Champions. The next one could be you!

The Competition Driving School is for individuals wishing to compete in “wheel-to-wheel” racing events sanctioned by WHRRI, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and other sanctioning organizations accepting the WHRRI and/or SCCA driving school permit.

The school consists of one day of Classroom instruction and two days of On-Track instruction. Students successfully completing the training will be presented with a Novice Competition Permit.

There will also be a couple of open track days before the on track sessions to test your car and get some of the butterflies out before you hit the track at school.  Check on the MotorSportReg page under Open Track days for dates and registration.

Below you will find the schedule, requirements and registration information needed to register and participate in this nationally renowned Competition Driving School.

We hope to see you at the track, ready to take your first step or return into the world of wheel-to-wheel racing!

Alejandro “Alex” Della Torre
2021 WHRRI Competition Driving School


 Session  Date/Time - Tentative
 Classroom Instruction  Saturday 4/10/2021 (8 AM to 5 PM) On-line TBD
 On-Track Instruction 1  Saturday 4/24/2021 (8 AM to 7 PM)
 On-Track Instruction 2  Sunday 4/25/2021 (8 AM to 6 PM)

All sessions are on the grounds of the Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club (OCSC):

4770 Waterford Road, Clarkston, MI 48346

Cancellation/Refund Schedule:

Amount of Refund Date
 100%  prior to March 26
 50%  prior to April 9
No refund  on or after April 9


Event requirements

In order to participate in the Competition Driving School the following requirements must be met:

1. Student requirements:

a. Age - The participating student must be 18 years or older at the time of the on-track session. A waiver may be pursued through the WHRRI Board of Directors for students under the age of 18 at the time of the On-Track Session. The waiver must be approved by the Board of Directors before the On-Track sessions.

b. Medical – The participating student must provide a completed medical examination form prior to the On-Track session. The form is available through the SCCA website.  The physical exam form must be completed within the 6 months preceding the On-Track event.

c. Safety Gear - All drivers are required to present personal safety gear, suit, shoes, gloves, and helmet, as required by the SCCA General Competition Rules “GCR” including a head and neck restraint device (HANS), for inspection to participate in all On-Track events.

2. Vehicle requirements:

a. Vehicle/Crew Preparation - Student must provide the vehicle to be used for the duration of the school. Preparation and maintenance of the vehicle is the responsibility of the student. Crew support at the time of the event is highly recommended and encouraged. The school will be held rain or shine and it is highly recommended rain tires are available for use during the school.

b. Vehicle Safety Equipment – All cars must meet all safety requirements as defined by the current SCCA General Competition Rules for the particular type of car being used and will be inspected. Car numbers are required and must meet specifications as defined in the GCR.  Rules relating to performance characteristics will not be scrutinized.

c. Mufflers – All vehicles must have a muffler installed in the exhaust system. All vehicles must meet noise restrictions as described in WHRRI supplemental regulations.

d. Crew Members - Each of your crew members must register separately in order to attend the on-track sessions.  During their registration process, they will indicate who they are crewing for.

e. Race car rentals and on-track support - for information email:

3. Novice Permits/Membership:

a. Novice Permit - In order to receive a Novice Permit (required for participation in sanctioned race events) upon successful completion of the school, membership in WHRRI or SCCA is required. The WHRRI driving school does not require membership with either WHRRI or SCCA for participation, but NO novice permits will be provided at the end of the school if membership was not completed prior to the start of the school. Novice permits can be applied for at a later date. Additional costs may be incurred.

b. WHRRI – Membership in Oakland County Sportsman Club, “OCSC”, is required for membership in WHRRI. Details of WHRRI membership can be found on the WHRRI website. A WHRRI novice permit is presented to the student upon successful completion of the school. The cost of the WHRRI permit is included in the school registration fee. To apply or renew your WHRRI membership, please go to:

c. SCCA – If applying for an SCCA Novice permit, membership in SCCA is required. Details of SCCA membership can be found on the SCCA website. An SCCA novice permit is presented to the student upon successful completion of the school. An additional cost is required for the SCCA Novice permit 2021 Novice Permit Application.pdf .

d. Both – A student may apply for a novice permit from both SCCA and WHRRI if desired. Membership requirements for both clubs are required. The additional SCCA novice permit fee is required.

Registration Fees:

 Member Status First Time
 Entry Fee (includes WHRRI Novice permit**) $495 $395
 SCCA Novice permit*** $135 $135
 Additional Late Fee if registered after 3/20/2021 $100 $100

*   Returning students – Students who have participated in the WHRRI school or held a competition license within past 5 years qualify.
**  Must be and OCSC/WHRRI Member

*** Must be a SCCA Member

Please note that all documents: Physical, Novice Permit Application and memberships must be complete and submitted to the registrar prior to the classroom session, April 10.  These may be completed, scanned and sent to: Mary Shiloff at

Registration Information:
The registration process for the school is through the website The process is intuitive and gathers information such as:

  • Student Information (Name, Address, Phone, etc)
    • Permit/Membership Information (WHRRI, SCCA or none, etc)
    • Previous experience (This section is very important. Please be thorough as it assists in Student/Instructor pairing.)
  • Car Information (Make, Model, Car Number, Transponder Number, etc)
    • If you are renting a car and don’t know this info yet, you can put in "Rental" and select the class you would like to compete in with a car number.  Then you may edit this information as soon as you have secured a rental. Don't forget to correct the information as soon as possible as this, also, impacts your instructor assignment.

To begin the registration process click "Continue" to create an account. Then you can search for ‘2021 WHRRI Drivers School’

Entries (151)

Joanna DeBoer
Michael Schmidt
Kenneth Bohr
Hunter Poole
William Beam
Gabrielle Lochrie
Kristof von Czarnowski
Peter Burke

Waterford Hills

Clarkston, MI
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