NCM VIR HPDE
June 24-25, 2013
The NCM VIR HPDE continues to be a premier event and the jewel in the NCM track program crown. Now going into the 7th year we expect and even better event. As always we combine substantial track time, direct access to GM Corvette designers and engineers along with celebrity instructors like Andy Pilgrim and John Heinricy. PrimeDrive returns in a newly improved format with its own run session on track. This special run group is a 1-day event for those who want to just try a DE to see if they like it (warning: the Darkside is addictive).
Returning after a long hiatus is our traditional first night banquet. This year we will have a buffet dinner in the Gallery at VIR (to the left of the road leading to the North Paddock) with cash bar starting at 5:45pm. You can go back to your registration and add this item in for yourself and your guest or call in to Roc or Karen to update your registration. Pre-registration is required to attend.
On Monday at lunchtime students and instructors (only) will be able to take part in a lead-follow to see the line at low speed. If time permits on Tuesday at lunch we may have parade laps for spectators. Participants interested in taking part in the parade laps will have to register and get a wrist band, similarly, everyone (other than a student/instructor) wanting to ride with an instructor during a track session will have to register at the NCM HQ tent as well. To see the Event Schedule click here.
Andy Pilgrim, John Heinricy and Shields Bergstrom will return and be teaching an advanced driver class as well as giving rides in student cars. Signup for all rides will be at the NCM HQ desk in the paddock. Also returning are GM engineers and designers and there is a good chance that at least one GM person will be driving a C7 CTF car. We have also arranged for the track photographer to be in attendance.
Students are reminded that their VIR Drivers Classification Form is due immediately after registering and no later than May 1. All registrants must download and complete appropriate sections of the VIR Participant’s Package and bring the required forms with them. Both forms have been updated so make sure you read through them carefully so that you are fully prepared to take part and have a good time at VIR.
The 2-day HPDE is $475 for an NCM member and $515 for non-member (includes a 1 year discounted membership), PrimeDrive is $100. Registration closes 8am ct on May 20th and there are no refunds after the close date.
For a lap around VIR click here.
All attendees should pay particular attention to the Paddock Map as incorrectly placed vehicles will have to be moved.