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NASA at VIRginia International Raceway

NASA - Mid Atlantic Region

Friday, Jul 17 — Sunday, Jul 19, 2015
VIRginia International Raceway, ,

***NASA Techistration will be open from 6:30-8:30 Thursday evening and will reopen at 6:30 Friday morning to accept new entries. Online pre-registration is now closed. We would like more instructors and if interested email  If you need to inquire about availability, please email  We currently have no space in Hyperdrive, HPDE 1 or 2 but Laura is maintaining a wait list for anyone interested. ****

Event email with instructions is here:


Welcome to registration for our July event now called the Unkefer Dash in memory of Dan Unkefer, NASA Mid Atlantic’s long time Chief of Instruction!   

Late fee is in effect (begins Friday one week prior at midnight).  

***Wait list has begun for HPDE 2 drivers who need instructors.  If you can be a solo driver in HPDE 2, please email your info to be approved and get a space.  For those that need an instructor, please sign up for wait list below and chances are still very good you will get a space once we add more instructors or get a cancellation.  Thanks! 

Friday's activities include

Grassroots Motorsports’ Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC:,

Test and Tune for licensed racers, --Two hours of track time

Open Practice for Advanced HPDE drivers,--Two hours of track time

Super Competition School

Level 1 Instructor clinic

Saturday and Sunday will feature:

Double sprint races for all NASA race classes

HPDE1, HPDE 2, HPDE 3 and HPDE 4 all receiving 4 sessions per day

Time Trial for all TT classes  

SUPERSIZE AND DOUBLE YOUR TRACK TIME:  Racers, Time Trial entrants and HPDE 3 drivers may select the Supersize Option below to add a discount to their three day weekend.  Racers may also add Time Trial to their Sat and Sunday race entry. (see notes to select correct Sat/Sun race entry.)


Driver list and schedule will be posted 7-10 days prior to the event.



RACERS:  Racers must have a 2015 NASA competition license for this event.  Licenses are good from January through December.  A current license from another approved sanctioning body MAY be used to APPLY for your NASA license.  Please renew/apply prior to coming to the track.  E-mail Beth Dunnivant at for licensing info.

Racers or approved HPDE 3 drivers may choose supersize TT entry to get TT time at a special price. 

Racers must supply a transponder (TX) number when registering online.  Failure to do so during online registration or by the Monday prior to the event will result in a $25 entry update fee. In other words, if you don’t have your transponder number at the time of registration get it to the Registrar before the Monday of the event or it will cost you $25.    If you need to rent a transponder, TX rental is last option below, and you must rent one by 7 days prior to the event if needed.   

Time Trial: Entry prices continue to be discounted by $100 due to sponsorship by Performance Auto Sport.  TT entrants must have a transponder and please rent one if necessary.  If a racer is supersizing for TT, the racer does not need a TT license.  All others wishing to participate in Time Trial must have a TT license. Those wishing to acquire a TT license must contact Jon Felton ( Experience will be verified.   Please submit transponder (TX) number with your entry (unless you are renting). TX rental is the last option on this registration page.

Competition School: Students must have approval from Chris Cobetto to attend.  Please e-mail your experience to On Friday, entrants will receive over two hours of track time, practice race drills/standing and rolling starts, and will have a mini race.   Please also register to race if that is your intention provided passage of the school.  Email any questions about the licensing process.     

HPDE  Drivers enjoy 4 on-track sessions per day for Saturday and Sunday.  All HPDE 1 drivers are assigned an instructor.  Experience will determine whether HPDE 2 drivers will be assigned an instructor and you will be notified if you are solo qualified.  HPDE 3 (Advanced) drivers are not assigned an instructor and your experience will be verified. If you are new to NASA and unsure of your group, please email  Please list your driving experience in your profile.  

Hyperdrive:  A limited number of slots are available for Saturday.  A Hyperdrive is one track session plus classroom for $50.  Drivers are assigned an instructor.  This is intended for those new to the sport although intermediate drivers may also participate.  You do not have to be a member to participate.  When you get to the membership screen, the system will allow for you to click continue without purchasing a membership. 

Instructor Clinic: Provided there is sufficient interest, we will have a Level 1 clinic (classroom and track time on Friday).  If you pass the clinic and want to instruct that weekend, please go ahead and register to do so.  There is a separate line item for that.  To enroll in the clinic, you must have 30 track days or your experience can be reviewed by Jeff Curtis. Questions? Email our Chief Instructor Jeff Curtis at


Event Confirmations:  Once you register, you will immediately receive a purchase confirmation receipt by e-mail which also indicates you have been accepted into the event.  On Saturday one week prior to the event, you will receive an event email with instructions. These instructions are currently posted at www.nasaracing.netunder the event page.


 All drivers are responsible for any track damage that is the result of their actions on or off the track and will be financially responsible for repair/replacement of damaged track property.


Contacts:  Registration questions:  Event and NASA questions:  Licensing questions:  Time Trial questions:  

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