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2021 THSCC Sharon Mackey Memorial HPDE


2021 THSCC Sharon Mackey Memorial HPDE

Tarheel Sports Car Club

Saturday, Sep 11 — Sunday, Sep 12, 2021
Virginia Int'l - Full Course, Alton, VA


Registration closed September 11, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-09-11T20:59:00-0700 Registration ends September 11, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-09-11T20:59:00-0700 Registration opens June 6, 2021 12:00 AM at 2021-06-05T21:00:00-0700 Registration runs from June 6, 2021 12:00 AM to September 11, 2021 11:59 PM

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENT RUN GROUPS. 

Registration is still open for previously approved THSCC Instructors. 

There are a few Advanced Solo Group spaces remaining, and Advanced Solo students seeking late registration will be considered on a case-by-case basis with preference going to individuals who have run with our Advanced Solo group previously.

Questions about registration? Email: trackadmin@thscc.com 

 


 

2021 THSCC Sharon Mackey Memorial HPDE

VIR Full Course - Saturday, September 11-12, 2021  


 

You are registering for a two day high performance driver's education event conducted by Tarheel Sports Car Club.  HPDE Student drivers can expect four 25 minute driving sessions each day, with classroom discussions held between on-track sessions for instructed groups.  Student drivers will be grouped based on experience level into FOUR groups. Green, Yellow, and Blue run groups will have in-car instructors.  This may be adjusted due to COVID precautions.

When registering, please keep in mind that final run group placement is determined by THSCC Staff based on your previous experience as well as prior instructor evaluations.  Register for the group you feel fits you best and THSCC Staff will review your MotorsportsReg.com history (Make sure it is up to date!) to verify correct run group placement. 

  • Beginner (Green):  Green group students typically have 3 or fewer instructed weekend HPDE events.  Students will focus on track etiquette/safety, learning the basic line, proper inputs, and awareness of basic vehicle dynamics. 
  • Intermediate (Yellow):  Yellow group students typically have completed between 3 and 10 instructed weekend HPDE events.  Students will continue to explore topics of vehicle dynamics like weight transfer and slip angle to improve their car control skills.  Instruction will be in-car or lead-follow depending on student and instructor comfort levels and agreement between the two.
  • Advanced (Blue):  Blue group students typically have done 10 or more instructed weekend HPDE events.  Students will continue to work on improving at-speed recognition of off line situations and how to adjust inputs while maintaining car control to correct them.  Instruction will be in-car or lead-follow depending on student and instructor comfort levels and agreement between the two.
    Note: We allow Advanced Solo students in our Blue group for drivers that prefer the pace of our advanced group or may not be as comfortable with the unlimited passing zones (with a point) and pace of the Red group.  Please email the registrar.
  • Advanced Solo (Red):  Our Red group is reserved for students that have demonstrated on track proficiency of car control skills and traffic management in all situations.  This run group allows passing anywhere with a point.  If you have not been approved to run in our Red (solo) group at a previous THSCC event, a check ride and references (or adequate Driving Evals instructor reviews for previous THSCC students) are required.  If you have never run with THSCC before and are signing up for our Red group, e-mail the registrar at trackadmin@thscc.com with references after you register.  References should generally be current THSCC instructors. 

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Students: THSCC is a membership-based non-profit organization.  Membership is $12 annually, and is required for all Tarheel Sports Car Club events.  Have you registered for your required club membership for 2021? If not, please do this first: msreg.com/jointarheel2021

Instructors:  If you do not see an 'Instructor Entry' option when you register, it means we do not have you authorized as an instructor in MotorsportReg.  Please contact the Lead Instructor to apply.

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Entry fees are as follows:

  • $525 for Students and Solo drivers registering by July 12.
  • $550 for Students and Solo drivers registering July 13 and later.
  • $25.00 Discounts are available for Active Military/First Responders, and First time THSCC event drivers.
  • Instructor entry is FREE.  Instructors should assume they will have two student assignments.
  • $250: ONE Student Guarantee for instructors.  (Pairing requests may not honored if One Student Guarantee is chosen.)

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Any driver with a valid US-issued driver's license may attend as long as they are 18 years of age or older.  Car must pass a vehicle inspection (detailed on the next page) to show they are appropriate for track use.  Drivers must wear an approved helmet and proper clothing (detailed on the next page).

Pre-registration is required Please note that you will be asked for your credit card information when you register, but your card will not be charged until August 21, 2021.  In the event this event is canceled due to flooding, you will receive a full refund by September 20, 2021.  

COVID-19 protocols for the event are collaboratively composed by THSCC staff and VIR, and follow current local and CDC guidelines.  These protocols are subject to change.  Further guidelines will be emailed to both students and instructors prior to the event.  The event guidelines are mandatory to all event participants.

Event - General

  • Social distancing procedures in place at all times, especially indoors and in the paddock area- 6 ft. of separation at a minimum, with masks on when indoors, or outdoors when distancing not possible.
  • Masks are to be worn at all times while indoors (restroom, classroom, etc.).  While outdoors, masks are required except where social distancing of 10 feet can be maintained.  For those that are part of a separate unit/crew for the weekend (i.e. those that live together/tested prior to/isolated together for the event) masks are not necessary but are recommended.
  • Instructors and students have the option of in-car instruction but this is opt-in and will need to be discussed between the student and instructor before arrival at the track.
  • No one – including any employee or event member – who has experienced any of the following symptoms at any time during the 14 days preceding event, or who is a household member, intimate partner or caregiver of anyone who has experienced these symptoms, may enter the property: fever, cough, shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Any participant who is or has experienced any of the above symptoms while at the event or up to 14 days following the event must notify THSCC immediately.  Anyone who begins experiencing any of the above symptoms during an event must leave the facility immediately and inform THSCC staff via email ONLY (trackadmin@thscc.com).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Onsite Registration/Check-In

Make sure to provide more time for onsite registration/check-in than you normally would.  Registration is to be done with as limited amount of interaction as possible.

  • Social distancing measures in place while waiting in-line for registration.
    • Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth while in line for registration.
    • A staff member will have you sign the event waiver, issue a wrist band, take your name for attendance, and assist you with your packet.

In-car instruction

Face shields should be kept down at all times while in the car with student/instructor.  Those using open-face helmets should wear a mask while in the car with your instructor.

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REFUND/CREDIT SCHEDULE

  • Cancel by 8/12/21: No Charge/Full Refund
  • Cancel between 8/13/21 and 8/27/21: Refund minus $100 cancellation fee; refund or credit to be handled after event conclusion
  • Cancel between 8/28/21 and 9/9/21: Credit towards future event only, minus $150 cancellation fee; credit handled after event conclusion
  • Cancel between 9/10/21 and 9/12/21: No Credit or Refund

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For registration information, or student questions regarding the HPDE, please contact the Event Organizers.

For Technical / Safety issues, email the Tech Crew

For Instructor questions, please contact the Lead Instructor