Fri, Mar 12 - Sun, Mar 14, 2021

NASA at NOLA Motorsports Park

NOLA Motorsports Park

About this event


March 12/13/14, 2021 NASA Nola Event Information

Click these links for the:    Entry List and Instructor Assignments  <<<>>>  The Weekend Schedule. <<<>>>  Friday OTD Schedule

NASA Nola Region will be hosting a dinner on Saturday night for all participants and their guests in the Event Center. Tables will be spaced appropriately and masks will be required to enter the building. Pro racing driver, David Murry, will be the guest speaker at the dinner.  Please select the line item for "Dinner" when you register and indicate the number in your party that will be attending. If you have already registered please go back to the registration site and add it now. The dinner is free for registered drivers and their guests thanks to our 2021 Race Series Sponsors.

NASA Nola 2021 shirts are also available on the March NASA event registration. See the T-shirt line item below. There are in and will be available at the March event.

Race Group and TT Awards for the January Event will be presented immediately following Race 2 on Saturday. Click here for the results.

If you have registered for this event and have and not received a Confirmation email, please reach out, our emails may not be getting through.

See below for more information about the event. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions. 

John Crosby
NASA Nola
Regional Director
j.crosby@nolamotor.com
504-909-2767



GENERAL INFORMATION

For the March event we will be using the 2.72 mile circuit with the Indy Straight. Click here for a Track Map. There will be Racing, HPDE, & Time Trials on Saturday and Sunday. 

NOLA Motorsports Park will be hosting an Open Track Day on Friday, March 12, 2021. The OTD will be running the same configuration as the NASA event. (The open track day is NOT a NASA event and is not associated with NASA). Click here to register for the OTD.

For your planning purposes, registration and final tech inspection will be open Friday afternoon from 3 pm to 5 pm at the track and starting at 6:30 am each morning of the event. If you are participating in the competition school, that will start on Friday at 12 noon. Click here for the Tentative Weekend Schedule. The Friday Comp School schedule is on the third page.

The NASA Nola Region has developed a set of Supplemental Regulations which contains information regarding at track check-in procedures, series points and awards for Race, TT, and HPDE (yes, there will be year-end awards for HPDE!), what you can expect when arriving at the track, plus much more. 

Parade Laps – We will be doing parade laps on the racing circuit during the lunch hour on Saturday and Sunday. See the schedule for the exact time. $20 per car each day. You will take about 5 laps behind a pace car at normal highway speeds. Passengers are allowed. You can prepay when registering.

Anyone who is a member of NASA (or a NASA sanctioned car club, such as INEX) may participate. Minimum age is 18 (16 with parental consent).

Camping - You may reserve an RV space which has 50-amp power and water service. These reservations are made online, directly with the track. https://www.nolamotor.com/rentals

HPDE & TT INFORMATION

HPDE drivers are required to get a pre-tech inspection for your car performed by a qualified shop. Click here for a list of shops. You may also use your own shop. There will be a $50 charge to perform a tech inspection at the track if you do not bring your completed tech form. You also run the risk of failing tech and not being able to participate. Click here for NASA Nola HPDE Pre-Tech Form.

HPDE GENERAL NOTICE - If you do not see the HPDE Group that you want, it is full. If you would like to be added to a waitlist for your group, please email Felix.Bircher@iongeo.com with the group in the subject line. Please feel free to contact Felix with any general registration questions.

HPDE1 is where it all starts. If you've never been on track before sign up for HPDE1. If this group is full and you have not previously been signed off to run in a solo NASA group, please do not register to run in a higher HPDE group - you will not be allowed to run in a solo group.

HPDE 2 is for drivers that have been signed off to drive on their own. Normal passing rules apply. If we have instructors available, you can request to have an instructor ride with you. Please see this notice before signing up. 

HPDE 3: Saturday will slowly work up to additional passing by the end of the day. Sunday will be a continuation, starting with limited passing everywhere in the first session and then very quickly picking up the pace in the subsequent sessions. This should better prepare drivers for HPDE-4. Sunday only entries should be aware of this. At many NASA NOLA events, there will be one planned "drill" during the weekend to help drivers experience certain advanced aspects of track driving and better prepare them for TT or HPDE4. 

Note to HPDE 2 & 3 Drivers: Advanced instruction for level 2 and 3 drivers will be made available as instructor capacity permits. This may include the instructor riding right seat in your car or you taking a few hot laps in the instructor's car. Email Felix Bircher if you are interested. 

HPDE 4: Only advanced drivers with open passing skills are permitted in HPDE-4. All HPDE-4 drivers who are new to NASA must be pre-approved by the HPDE-4 Group Leader or Chief Instructor before being allowed to drive in HPDE-4.

For a more detailed explanation of what HPDE is all about visit this page on the NASA website: https://nasaproracing.com/hpde/

Time Trials: TT is open passing. You must possess a NASA TT license to be in this class. If you need to apply for a license, do it now.
Here is a link to the NASA TT website: https://timetrial.nasaseries.com

Todd Morrell is the TT Series Leader. Please feel free to contact Todd with any questions.

Instructor: HPDE instructors... Sign up under Instructor. Instructors can run in TT or HPDE-4. If you are instructing but not driving, choose "Instructor" as your class.

Race & TT Cars with Annual Tech Stickers are not required to go through tech at each event.
Race & TT Annual Tech Form

RACING INFORMATION

Racers must wear a head and neck restraint devices bearing an SFI 38.1 certification. Racer's fire drill will be mandatory once per calendar year starting in 2020. (Driver must be in the car, with the engine running, in full gear, and be able to exit the car within 10 seconds.) 

Chris Carver will be Race Director. Feel free to contact Chris with any questions that you may have. 
chris@chriscarvermotorsports.com

Please enter early so that we can properly divide the groups. If you don't know which class to enter, please refer to the NASA Pro Racing site.

CANCELLATION/NON-ATTENDANCE POLICY

If you wish to cancel your registration, please contact Felix Bircher at Felix.Bircher@iongeo.com
Our standard policy is to give you a full credit for a future NASA NOLA event with 10 days notice. If you cancel within 10 days or you are a no show, no credit. At any time prior to the start of a race day, the event organizer may deem the track un-drivable due to severe inclement weather. If this happens, a credit towards a future event will be issued for each day of cancellation. Once cars are on the track for the first session, there will be no cancellation. Any updates to this policy will be given 30 days prior to events. 


For more details, visit https://nasaproracing.com/events/3590

NOLA Motorsports Park

Organizer

Club Race organized by

NASA - NOLA Region