Harvest Moon Hot Laps PDX (HPDE) @ VIR requirements on Oct 21, 2017 (268089) | MotorsportReg.com

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Harvest Moon Hot Laps PDX (HPDE) @ VIR

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Registration closed October 17, 2017 11:59 PM on October 17, 2017 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends October 17, 2017 11:59 PM on October 17, 2017 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens September 15, 2017 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017 6:00 AM EDT Registration runs from September 15, 2017 6:00 AM to October 17, 2017 11:59 PM

THIS EVENT WILL RUN RAIN OR SHINE ** We will not run in heavy fog (corner workers must be able to see from one station to the next).

This is NOT a race school - This event focuses on learning proper high performance driving technique that will translate well into both street and track use. We focus our instruction on car control, on-track protocol, and advanced techniques that will be used with most clubs that run on-track driving events. We pride ourselves on the safety of our participants and our guests. We conduct events that we feel offer the most value for your track dollar, while keeping the costs reasonable and the risks minimal.

PHILOSOPHY: SCCA Performance Driving Experience events (PDX) are designed to concentrate on driver enjoyment, philosophy, and the application of performance driving techniques. PDX is a non-competitive event and is not timed.

Motorsports are inherently dangerous. These rules are intended to assist the orderly conduct of a motorsports activity and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators or others. You can reduce risk by driving well, by properly using superior safety gear, by paying attention, and by reporting unsatisfactory issues to the event officials.

DRIVER ELIGIBILITY: Drivers should meet one of the following:

  •  Those who hold a valid state drivers license, or
  •  Those who hold a racing license from a recognized motorsports organization, or
  •  Others who demonstrate evidence of experience relevant to high-performance driving.

All drivers aged 15 to 17 must contact event registrar before the event. A completed Annual Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement and a completed Minor’s Assumption of Risk Acknowledgment is required (note: forms vary by state and witnessing method). A SCCA Time Trials or Competition License is not required.

Current SCCA membership is required. Weekend memberships will be available at the track or online on MotorsportReg at time of registering. Cost is $15.00. A weekend membership can be converted to a full membership within 60 days.

All drivers must attend all mandatory drivers' meetings, classroom sessions and debrief sessions and must drive in a manner consistent with the safety nature of the event.

HELMET AND EQUIPMENT: Helmets certified as meeting the applicable Snell, FIA, or SFI standards are acceptable. Acceptable standards include: Snell ratings SA2015, SA2010, SAH2010, SFI ratings 31.1, 31.1A, 3.12, 31.2A, 24.1, FIA 8860-2010, 8859-2015. There is a considerable gap between a minimum standard and the best protection that current technology can provide. It is recommended that seats, restraint systems, roll bars, and helmets meet the highest safety standards possible.The driver and passenger's helmets may not protrude above an imaginary line from the top of the front window frame to the top of the roll bar (also known as the broomstick test).

All participants shall wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants and closed-toe shoes which fully cover the foot at least to the ankle while on course.

VEHICLE PREPARATION AND INSPECTION: The entrant is responsible for insuring that the vehicle being used is properly prepared for operation under elevated acceleration, braking and cornering forces. Have a Tech inspection sheet completed and available to present to the SCCA tech inspector.

ELIGIBILITY OF VEHICLES: All vehicles must provide factory original (or better) seats that are securely mounted, seatbelts (SFI or FIA rated are recommended), and roll over protection for both driver and in-car instructor (if used).

  • Hardtop and Targa top vehicles are allowable.
  • Convertible vehicles operating with the factory roll over protection system are allowable. Other convertibles shall have a 4 point roll bar. If a roll bar is used, it should meet the roll bar requirements found in the TT/HC Driver Information TTR.
  • Vehicles that are in compliance with road race, solo, rally or time trial rules are allowable.
  • Drivers of open top vehicles should use arm restraints or run with the top up.


  • No driver, entrant, or crew may consume alcohol until all practice, racing, or track time for his group is finished for the day. Anyone who has consumed any alcohol on the day of an event, other than following the conclusion of his activities, shall not participate on that day, may be excluded from the balance of the event, and may be penalized. Alcohol may not be consumed in the pits until after all the day’s on track activities are concluded. Performance impairing substances are prohibited at all times. Performance impairing substances are prohibited at all times.
  • Unless specifically authorized by the Chief Steward, passengers are not allowed in a vehicle unless an instructor is driving.
  • Passing zones and procedures will be defined by the operating officials and communicated to the participants during the drivers' meeting, classroom session.
  • The SCCA provides event liability and participant accident coverage for those who are properly registered (including waivers and credentials if necessary). Access to some areas requires SCCA membership (weekend memberships are available).
  • Everyone in attendance must properly follow applicable rules and regulations of the event.

All participants will be expected to read and follow the guidelines set forth by SCCA to ensure a safe, fun, and extremely rewarding event. You will receive event-specific information via email about two weeks prior to the event, but please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions or comments.

Please note: Payment must be made at Registration or by mailing a check to: NCR-SCCA, 1102 Gardner Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 prior to the event. We accept cash, check and credit cards at the track.

For student questions regarding the PDX and information about Instructing, please contact Mark Senior at mr2senior@gmail.com.

For technical/safety issues, please contact Buddy Mathews at 336-312-8858. Get Tech Inspection sheet here.

Registration closed October 17, 2017 11:59 PM at October 17, 2017 11:59 PM EDT

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