Sat, Feb 17 - Sun, Feb 18, 2024

TSCC Oak Tree Bowl IV

Virginia International Raceway

About this event

The Oak Tree Bowl IV HPDE at Virginia International Raceway presented by the Tidewater Sports Car Club


VIR - Full Course - Saturday, February 18, 2024

VIR - Full Course - Sunday, February 19, 2024


The weather may be cold but your engines will be warm! Join us at VIR for two days of superb driving!

This event has weather insurance: In the event of forecasted SEVERE weather that threatens the safety of our attendees and staff we will cancel the event and issue full refunds. In the event of a cancellation part-way through the event, refunds will be pro-rated based on lost time.

Run Groups:                                           

Drivers are split into 5 run groups based on skill level. Green will be required to run with instructors.  Each run group will get four 20 to 25 minute sessions per day!

[]– Green: This is the Novice group for anyone who has zero, or very limited, track experience (0-1 weekends).  An instructor will be provided to each student to help get all members of this group up to speed. If you require an instructor, you must sign up in this group!

[]– Yellow: This is the Intermediate group, which is for anyone with a few weekends of experience. This is a solo group.

[]– Purple: This is the Upper Intermediate group, which is for anyone with a few weekends of experience. This is a solo group with greater experience and a faster pace than yellow.

[]– Blue: This is the Advanced run group, which is for anyone with many track weekends You should have a solid history with numerous events completed. This is a solo pass-anywhere-with-a-point group.

[ ] White: This is the Instructor run group. This is a point-to-pass group.

All Experience will be verified. If green has a waitlist and you do not have sufficient experience for the solo run groups, do not sign up in yellow. Your experience will be checked and run group will be adjusted.


Weekend Student and Solo Pricing:

$550 - Until December 1st

$595 - registering December 1st or later

Single Day Pricing:

$400 - Solo drivers only


Instructors - Instructors may join us at no charge with a 1-student guarantee. This will be in-car instruction. If you wish to instruct and have not done so with us before, please email to confirm.  Experience will be verified.

Registration closes on February 4th. No walk ups will be accepted!

Refund/Cancellation policy:

Cancellations will be handled on a case by case basis. Cancellations within 45 days of the event may be subject to an administrative fee ($125) and only credit will be given. Cancellations within 14 days of the event will receive no refund or credit.

In the event of severe inclement weather that threatens the safety of our attendees and staff, the event will be cancelled and all participants will receive a full refund.  In the event of an event cancellation part-way through the event, refunds will be pro-rated based on lost time.

Schedule of Events:                                         

Schedule will be announced closer to the start of the event.

Event requirements

Carefully read all sections of this page. Failure to do so can delay or prevent participation at the event!

Driver Requirements:                                     

  • Drivers must have a valid driver or competition license. License must be able to be presented at registration.
  • Drivers under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian on site at all times.
  • All Drivers must be wearing closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt made of cotton or other non-synthetic fibers.
  • Multiple drivers in the same car will not be allowed in the same run group. We are aiming to keep the run groups small to maximize track time, and to help ensure a relatively open track for all groups. All drivers must individually register to run in this event.
  • All Drivers MUST READ and understand the TSCC HPDE Supplemental Rules (CLICK HERE).


Vehicle Tech and Safety:                                         

The Tidewater Sports Car Club takes the safety of our drivers, instructors, and Safety Workers very seriously. Please pay close attention to this section as you WILL NOT be allowed on track if you fail to comply with our safety and tech policies.


Pre-Tech Inspection:

A Pre-Event Tech Inspection is required for all participants to be done and our form filled out within 30 days of the start of the eventThe tech form can be downloaded/printed HERE.  Please email if you have any questions. A valid 2023 Tech sticker (NASA, SCCA, WRL, etc) can be used as a substitute to the pre-tech form. The tech form must be completed by a shop or technician that IS NOT the driver.

To ensure your vehicle will have no issues passing tech at the event, please READ THE TSCC HPDE SUPPLEMENTAL RULES (CLICK HERE).

We WILL be doing a hands on inspection of all vehicles the day of the event.


Convertible Requirements:

Please read our complete HPDE Supplemental Rules (CLICK HERE) which contain all information needed regarding specific convertible requirements, the broomstick test standards, and other safety requirements such as harness install, etc. All convertibles must have adequate rollover protection and owners shall contact to verify if the factory rollover protection is adequate.

Miata and S2000 stock rollover protection is NOT adequate and a suitable roll bar is necessary.  MOST factory vehicles do not have adequate rollover protection.



You must have a SNELL Rated Helmet SA2015 or newer

Race Prepared Vehicles:

Operators in a race-prepared car must wear a one-piece SFI- or FIA-rated driver’s suit with a minimum of two layers. A current SA2015 or higher rated competition-approved helmet and closed-toed shoes, either leather or Nomex recommended. Nomex gloves, balaclavas and socks are also recommended, as is an approved head and neck restraint system. VIR defines a race-prepared car as, "any Vehicle in which the cockpit has been altered or modified in any way so that any part of the chassis or any firewall has been exposed."


Registration, Payment, and Waitlist:  

All attendees will be placed on "hold" status until prior experience is reviewed and verified. Payments will be processed upon signup.



Instructors - If you wish to instruct and have not done so with us before, please email to confirm.  Experience will be verified.

Track Damage:                                         

All participants are liable for damages caused to the track and its facilities. In the event of an incident that causes damages, the cost of the damage to the track will be charged to the credit card on file after the event is complete.

Final Notes:                                            

Registering for this event acknowledges agreement to comply with these rules set-forth above.

All Participants must pre-register for this event. All experience listed WILL BE VERIFIED to ensure safe run group assignments.

Entries (149)

Andrew Heffring
Gary Pigott
Eric Parker
Adi Jakupovic
Bill Haig
Steven Haig
Mark Brummond
Nicholas Neskis

Virginia International Raceway

Alton, VA
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Tidewater Sports Car Club

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