Sat, Feb 17 - Sun, Feb 18, 2024

NASA at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

About this event

PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH. ANY REGISTRATIONS AFTER 2/14/2024 WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE AND WILL BE CHARGED A $50 LATE FEE. 


REGISTRATION OPTIONS:


HPDE1 (Beginner) - Classroom + 1x1 instructor passing only on main straights 


HPDE2 (Novice) - Similar/same to HPDE1 but no instructor required


HPDE3 (Intermediate) - Passing limited


HPDE4 (Advanced) - Open passing with courtesy


Time Attack (Sunday only) @ $25 - This will provide competitors (in HPDE3 or above) with a transponder rental and a near open track for 2 hot laps. Only the fastest lap counts. NOTE: Must be combined with HPDE3, HPDE4, TT or Race Group.


Time Attack (Sunday only) @ $20 - Same as above but this is for entrants who do not need a transponder to run in the TA. (For HPDE3 drivers and above)


Time Trial - Drivers compete for fastest lap time. Split "Big Bore" and "Small Bore" groups with at least 30 pre-registrations (4 days prior to event) . NOTE: This group requires a NASA Time Trial or Competition license to compete in.


RACE - (*Wheel to wheel* racing) Requires a NASA Competition Racing License and current NASA medical examination. NOTE: 'Big Bore' and 'Small Bore' split groups with 40 pre-registration minimum (4 days prior to event).


SupersizeTT - For Race Group drivers looking to also compete in Time Trial. NOTE: This option is ONLY good with a "2 day" paid "RACE" pre-registration. 


SupersizeST - There will be two separate race groups. The first race will be any cars that fit into a "Spec Class". This option is only for those drivers to also run in the 2nd Race Group as an ST entry (Ex: Spec Miata & ST6). NOTE: This option should only be selected in addition to a 2 day RACE entry.


SupersizeHPDE - For Race Group or TT drivers looking for an additional seat time. NOTE: This option is ONLY good with a "2 day" paid "RACE" or "TIME TRIAL" pre-registration.


Transponder Rental - Only available for HPDE4, Time Trial and Race Group. No other HPDE groups get timed! There are no refunds if you rent a transponder in HPDE1-3.


Tech Inspection - This option is ONLY for RACE (i.e. NOT HPDE or Time Trial) group participants only that require an ONSITE annual tech inspection. Annual race inspections are available for free at any of the authorized shops if scheduled ahead of time. If your schedule does not allow for this, we can accommodate a limited number of onsite inspections if registered ahead of time for planning purposes. $20 if car has previous year logbook and tech sticker, $40 if car does not have previous NASA logbook or lost logbook.


VENDOR - No cost to register, we simply have this option so we can preplan out the paddock and take care of any needed logistics ahead of time. We can also help communicate your services at the event in our email blasts to our members if you take the time to pre-register. Thx! *Chuckwalla has onsite photography*


Registration Closes Wednesday 2/14/24 @ 8pm. 

Any registration after 2/14/24 will be charged a $50 late fee. 


Questions? Email: adina@nasaaz.com



Track

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

25300 Rice Road

Desert Center, CA 92239

Main Office: (760) 227-3100

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

CW configuration both Sat & Sun


Time Zone Difference

CA participants won't need to think twice about what time it is, but anyone travelling outside of their home time zone should make special note that the schedule will run on "CA Time" (Ex: there is a 1 hour delta between CA & AZ).


Gate Times & Fees:

The track charges a gate fee for the following. You must stop at the gate to not just pay the fee but also sign their waiver which will get you a wristband showing you did this. If you do not have a CVR wristband, you can not be a driver or a passenger. Gate fees that the track charges (NASA does not charge these fees) are as follows:

  • $20/person age 18+ (children are free)
  • $25 to dry camp (they have water and sewer on site)
  • $60/day for an electrical hookup (by reservation calling the track directly)

NOTE: The gate will be staffed 24x7 Thur-Sun

P.S. We also need everyone to also stop by the Big White Tent on Fri (or Sat morning before the Drivers Meeting) to sign the NASA waiver. If you don't do this, you won't be allowed on track on Sat/Sun.



Paddock & Parking Map

Please adhere to the parking map as shown.




Admin Lunches

On Sat & Sun we will be cooking lunch at Driver Info for our hard working officials and instructors. This food is not intended for the general public.


Sat Night BBQ

On Sat when the track goes cold, come on by Driver Info to have a drink, hot dog, chili and sides and enjoy socializing with your peers and meet some of your fellow drivers and give us an opportunity to get you to know you a little better. "The Missus" also has a game for us to make the experience memorable.


Rules

All participants need to be aware of and follow the NASA Club Codes & Regulations found here (http://nasaproracing.com/rules/ccr.pdf)

All participants need to also be aware of the NASA Arizona region specific Supplemental Rules found here (https://nasaaz.com/nasa-arizona-supplemental-rules/)


“What time do I need to show up?”

This is the #1 question we are asked, especially by the folks new to NASA. See the event schedule (below or attached) for exact times but we recommend 45-60 mins prior to the drivers meeting to allow enough time to find a spot, check in with Driver Info (only recommended for HPDE1 & HPDE-Intro) and get through tech prior to the mandatory Drivers Meeting at 7:30AM.


Tech Inspection

All HPDE cars require an onsite tech inspection prior to being allowed on track (1 tech inspection is good for both days). HPDE participants should print and fill out the "HPDE Tech" Form prior to arriving to tech. Race group & Time Trial competitors will use the “Annual Race Car” Tech forms if they haven’t already done their 2024 annual inspection. Forms can be found @ Forms - NASA (drivenasa.com)

NOTE: Race Tech will be available on Friday starting at noon (located NW of The Big White Tent). Please pre-register for this ahead of time so payment is not needed onsite. $20 for a renewal and $40 if it is a 1st time inspection which includes a Log Book. Time Trial annual (renewal) inspections will also be available and are no cost if you already have a logbook. A "TT Only Logbook" is $5.


Driver Information

Will be located under the "Big White Tent" near the middle of the lower paddock. HPDE1 will need to “check in” with registration. All other groups will receive their credentials from their respective Group Leader directly after the Drivers Meeting.


Rental Helmets

Rental helmets @ $20/day will be available in most sizes and includes a headsock (unless you have your own). They will be sanitized between use/events. Helmet rentals will not be available for passengers until after the event starts to ensure all drivers are covered first.


Drivers Meetings / Downloads

The drivers meeting per the schedule is mandatory for ALL drivers, instructors, officials, or anyone that will participate in any way shape or form during the weekend. All other meetings times and locations will be announced by your respective Group Leader directly after the drivers meeting.


Passengers

Looking to take a passenger along for a ride on track? No problem but there's a few more steps required:

1. Passengers need to be 18 (with photo ID proof of age)

2. Passengers are only allowed in HPDE3, HPDE4 or Time Trial

3. Passengers are required to sign the "Passenger Waiver" (in addition to the general "Gate Waiver")

4. Pay the $20 fee


Transponder Rentals

Need to be checked out at registration

Need to be returned to registration within 30 mins of your final session to avoid a late fee.

Time Attack competitors: If you signed up for TA with a transponder rental you can now get it as early in the morning as you wish and it will include all session times (in HPDE4).


Timing and Scoring

Results will be posted on the sign easels at Driver Info. Please report errors to "Driver Info" ASAP so they can get properly corrected. If you own your own transponder, please ensure your membership profile is configured with your TX # (NOTE: T&S downloads that # prior to the event to ease/automate results).

• Live (real time & archived) T&S @ https://racehero.io/events

• Provisional & Official Results @ https://drivenasa.com/results/


Race & TT Classing

All ST & TT competitors (in all NASA regions) classing sheets are publicly posted on the NASA Super Touring website at https://supertouring.nasaseries.com/forms-rules/ (direct link to the compliance database is Airtable - ST/TT Compliance Submissions.


Hand Wash Station

In addition to the sinks in the permanent bathrooms, we will also have a handwash station setup near Driver Info with heavy duty hand cleaner (i.e. GoJo Orange) as well as regular hand soap.


Water

Drinks are available for purchase at Driver Info via the self serve cash box ($1 water / $2 other)


Food

There is an onsite food vendor near driver info that serves breakfast and lunch. NASA AZ will host a complimentary Sat night BBQ feature chili, hot dogs, sides and drinks. Donations appreciated to keep costs reasonable.

NOTE: Admin lunches will be served both days under the big white tent near Driver Info.


Dyno

Kevin Murray from MCE Racing will have his mobile Dynojet onsite and will be doing NASA 3 baseline pulls for only $80! You can contact him directly at mceracing@gmail.com.

  • Fri: 2 - 6PM
  • Sat: 9:30AM - 6PM
  • Sun: 9:30AM - 4PM


Fuel

The track has onsite fuel with pay at the pumps with current pricing as follows:

  • 91 @ $8.50/gal
  • 96 @ $10.00/gal
  • 101 @ $11.50/gal
  • 110 Leaded @ $9.00/gal


Photography

The track has an exclusive photography agreement with Cali Photography who will be onsite both days taking great pictures and available for sale throughout the weekend.


Graphics

Tom from Twisted Priorities will be onsite (Sat only) who can create custom graphics and magnetic decals and car numbers for your ride! You can contact him in advance for pre-orders:

Tom Barnes <photography@twistedpriorities.com> or 602.908.4006


Tire Service

NASA Arizona will have tire service available for the duration of the event. Please see Driver Info for payment of services.


$10 – dismount

$10 – mount

$10 – balance

$5 – tire disposal <-- $0 if you take your old tires with you to self dispose


NOTE: Air is free and is self-serve via the air-chuck located near the front of the NASA AZ gooseneck trailer.



DRAFT WEEKEND SCHEDULE (subject to change as registrations come in and group sizes vary)






For more details, visit https://members.drivenasa.com/events/4506

Venue

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

Organizer

Combined organized by

NASA - Arizona Region

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