About this event
PCA Zone 2 returns to VIR on March 24, 2023 for an Open Track format Advanced DE as part of the weekend PCA Zone 2 Club Race event.
- Register as an HPDE driver
We will have an advanced DE Run group driving between the race sessions on Friday and Saturday as well as an approximately four hour open track format event from 1:30 - 5:30 PM immediately following the last Race on Sunday March 24 for ADVANCED Drivers Only. No frills--just track.
Join us on the Full Course at Virginia International Raceway for this special event.
$150 for SUNDAY ONLY (Four hours of Open Track)
This event is open to Advanced solo HPDE group drivers or those with Race licenses only. Verification of Advanced solo experience (PCA Black and Red groups or equivalent) is required to be accepted for the event. You must prove you are an advanced group level HPDE driver with documentation or proof of experience within motorsportreg.com. HPDE "expanded passing" rules apply--pass anywhere with a point-by or signal-by. Race cars with fixed windows may use turn signals for passing signals.
** Please note that you will be marked as "white group" for the purpose of this event as a way to differentiate from the Club racers. No - you have not been demoted.**
Hotel accommodations can be made locally in Danville, VA, South Boston, VA, or Roxboro, NC or at the track.
Please make sure all your guests (CREW) are also registered and have signed online smart phone speedwaiver. Drive safe, smart and have a great weekend. As always, “It’s not just the cars, it’s the people”.
The event schedule is as follows. This is a Sunday only segment with cars being released on track at approximately 1:30 PM. The final checker will come at 5:30 PM. Schedule will be sent prior to the event. If VIR requests a short worker break at the two hour mark we will checker the first session and re-release after this quick break.
This event will follow PCA Expanded passing rules normally associated with PCA Black and Red Groups so you must show a history of driving in events with these types of rules--no exceptions. Expanded passing is simply pass anywhere with a point-by or other appropriate signal as briefed at a Driver's meeting. Club Racers from nationally recognized series should provide proof of current race license to the registrar. Club racers competing in the Zone 2 Club Race who want to participate in the open track on Sunday should register alongside their race registration on Clubregistration.net
Download Tech Form here: Zone2AdvancedDE2022TechForm.pdf
- Participants must be at least 18 years of age, must have a valid driver’s license, and be a PCA member or a member of an approved guest organization with documented history of Advanced driver experience. A valid driver’s license must be presented at registration. Zone 2 reserves the right to reject any applicant for any reason.
- Registered Guests/Crew are welcome; if under 18 years of age they must remain in spectator areas and are not allowed on the track or in the pit lane area. Parents/Guardians must sign a waiver for their minor aged children.
- No off-leash pets are permitted.
- No alcoholic beverages may be consumed by anyone (participant or guest) during the event.
- All participants will drive in one run group only. (This is an Advanced Group DE using open track format)
- All cars must be pre-Tech Inspected prior to, but no earlier than 4 weeks before the event. Your car must be Teched by a professional repair facility or mechanic or a shop that specializes in your marque. A Zone 2 Tech form is required. It must be signed by the inspector and driver. Drivers MUST have completed BOTH registration and final car tech PRIOR to the daily driver’s meeting or they will not be allowed to drive that day. Tech Form Zone2AdvancedDE2022TechForm.pdf. PCA Club Race cars that were entered in the Zone 2 race weekend with current and valid annual Tech inspections can show their logbooks to the Tech inspectors and will not require a Tech form.
- Participants must wear a SNELL SA 2015 or 2020 approved helmet. All open/convertible car drivers (including Cabriolets) must wear face shields or goggles and the car must have "fixed" roll-over protection (no factory pop-up bars allowed). Cars with roll bars/cages, race seats and harnesses must have head and neck restraints as well. No open wheel cars allowed. All cars must have fenders.
- Participants must wear rubber-soled shoes, long pants, and a long sleeved shirt. (Natural, not synthetic fibers). Cars that have been prepped for the track (race cars, stripped interior, cage, etc.) require driver to wear a fireproof racing suit per VIR track rules.
- Non-participants are not permitted to ride in cars. Only registered drivers will be in cars. Only certified and designated HPDE instructors are allowed in the passenger seat for coaching purposes.
- Harnesses must include a sub strap and be mounted in a manner consistent with the manufacturer’s recommendations and SCCA requirements. Harnesses may only be used with seats designed to accommodate them. If your car is equipped with harnesses and racing seats you MUST wear a HANS or similar device (Bring to track Tech.
- Fire extinguishers must be securely fastened metal-to-metal. (Minimum 2.5 lb., two strap metal bracket is recommended.)
- All open cars, including cabriolets and Boxsters, must have an approved roll bar mounted at least two inches above the driver’s helmet. Until an approved after-market solution is found, many older Boxsters with taller drivers will not meet the requirement and not qualify for participation. Roll hoops do not meet track specifications. Roll hoop extensions for older Boxsters are available from Brey-Krause. Factory pop-up deployable roll-over systems do not meet VIR requirements--you must have "fixed" roll-over protection.
- All open cars, Targas and 914’s must run with tops up unless they have a full roll cage and any open car requires arm restraints and eye protection to be worn.
- All sunroofs must be closed.
- Driver side windows must be fully down.
- Street tires must have a minimum tread depth of 2/32” completely around at least two grooves, excluding wear bars. R-rated tires and slicks must have visible tread indicators around the circumference.
- Passing is only permitted with a signal from the car being passed. DE type hand signals or use of turn signals are approved.
- Draft schedule (subject to change) TBD