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Gripfest 8 Hosted By TSCC

Tidewater Sports Car Club

Saturday, April 11, 2015
NCCAR , Garysburg, NC

Registration closed April 10, 2015 11:59 AM on April 10, 2015 11:59 AM EDT Registration ends April 10, 2015 11:59 AM on April 10, 2015 11:59 AM EDT Registration opens March 4, 2015 12:00 AM on March 4, 2015 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from March 4, 2015 12:00 AM to April 10, 2015 11:59 AM

Gripfest 8 Hosted by Tidewater Sports Car Club

Run in a single lap format against the timer. Open classing, so a helmet and a safe car are all you need. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to track veteran!

For those who have attended Gripfests 1 - 7 TSCC is hosting the next event in the series at NCCAR.  This will be run in the same format as previous Gripfest events.

All Participants will be expected to work (flag or other work assignment during this event)

This event is not part of the TSCC Annual points championship and is NOT a normal Autocross style event.

The format will be a blending of road racing and autocross. Competitors will perform a standing start, perform one circuit of the course and cross a finish line before exiting the course and pulling back onto the grid. This will be a "rolling grid".  The day will be broken into three heats and divided into 2 sessions,  a morning session and an afternoon session. All competitors will be given runs in both sessions. Sessions will be based on time allotted. There will be no guarentee on the number of laps provided.

Competition is open to any street or race legal car under the same general rules and regulations used by the club for autocross competition.  As the speeds are generally expected to be higher than our normal events extra attention will be paid to the safety and maintenance of vehicles entered for competition.  There is no requirement for roll over safety equipment in open top vehicles.

Cars only! No bikes/karts, etc. We are allowing open wheel cars and formula cars to run! Cars that are not production based, please contact us before you register to verify if your vehicle will be allowed. 

You must have a SNELL Rate Helmet (Per SCCA Autocross Rule Requirements) Some loaner helmets are availible.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 am           NCCAR Gates Open
7:30 am           Tech & Registration Open
8:30 am           Registration Closes
8:50 am           Tech Closes
9:00 am           Mandatory Meeting (All attendees are required to attend regardless) 

9:15 am          Mandatory Novice Drivers Meeting for all Novice Drivers 
Registration is open from 3/4 - 4/2 for members.  Registration for non-members is open from 3/24 - 4/2.  Membership is $35 per year.  You can register to be a member at  At the top is our membership registration.  Registration will be capped at 50 Participants!

Driving Directions:

From Interstate 95, take Exit 176 turning east onto NC-46. Continue eastbound 0.4 miles to SR-1604 (Lowes Boulevard). Turn left onto Lowes Boulevard, drive for about one mile and take the first road on your left - Technology Drive. The entrance to NCCAR is half a mile ahead. Proceed through the gate and to the entry kiosk building.

Driving distances:

Roanoke Rapids (NC) 5 miles; Emporia (VA) 18 miles; Rocky Mount, (NC) 45 miles; Petersburg (VA) 61 miles; Norfolk (VA) 82 miles; Richmond (VA) 85 miles; Raleigh (NC) 90 miles.

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