Sat, Apr 6 - Sun, Apr 28, 2024

2024 WHRRI Drivers School - Students or Crew

Waterford Hills

About this event


Please be sure to register early, as the school may reach capacity. Once we reach capacity, we must waitlist students. Should there be any cancelations, wait listed students will be entered on a first come first served basis. Priority will be given to new students and those who intend to race the 2024 season with at Waterford Hills and with a Waterford and/or SCCA license.
Due to the low count for Open Wheel vehicles. There has been a need to cancel the Open Wheel/Sport Racer/Prototype group. If you have and open wheel/sport racer/prototype please contact the VSCDA for information on their licensing and school.

2024 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 are also two 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
2024 WHRRI Competition Driving School


 Session  Date (Time)
 Classroom Instruction  Saturday 4/6/2024 (9 AM to 5 PM) 
 On-Track Instruction 1  Saturday 4/27/2024 (9 AM to 7 PM)
 On-Track Instruction 2  Sunday 4/28/2024 (9 AM to 6 PM)

All sessions are on the grounds of the Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club (OCSC): 4770 Waterford Road, Clarkston, MI 48346

Cancelation/Refund Schedule:

Amount of Refund Date
 100%  by March 15, 2024
 50%  by March 29, 2024
No refund  on or after March 29, 2024


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 and completion of this form

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*** $150 $150
 Additional Late Fee if registered after 3/15/2024 $100 $100

*   Returning students – Students who have participated in the WHRRI school or held a competition license within past 5 years qualify.
**  Must be an 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 6. These may be completed, scanned and sent to: Mary Shiloff at or uploaded directly to the registration page on MSR.

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.
    • No sharing of cars for Drivers School

To begin the registration process click "Continue" to create an account. Then you can search for ‘2024 WHRRI Drivers School’

Entries (51)

Sam Webster
David Trivett
Gregg Vigna
Alan Johnson
Noel Felty
Keith Calicoat
Lincoln Olson
Kevin Gu

Waterford Hills

Clarkston, MI
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