How many of the HPDE events do you have to attend. Obviously at least 3. How do you advance from Novice to Intermediate to Advanced in the HPDEs??Originally posted by danelam:
3. Come up through the NASA ranks. You can go to the HPDEs with Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced as you move up. It will take over a year, but you don't need a race car and it teaches better driving skills (not necessarily racing skills). The nice thing is that you can drive your street car (car, not truck or SUV) for the schools while you are still building your Spec Racer. In fact, don't wait until your Spec Racer is done because the instructor probably won't be able to sit in your car (no windshield on the passenger side makes for a long day for the instructor). That means you play lead-follow which is fun, but takes longer.
Once you get your license you will need an annual inspection.
From there you will have a Novice permit and get to race with the group. What else do you want to know?
How many of the HPDE events do you have to attend. Obviously at least 3. How do you advance from Novice to Intermediate to Advanced in the HPDEs??Originally posted by CobraEarl:
a well built car to the rules, no parts falling off and everything working like is should.Question 3. is there a lot of stuff you need to do to it to make it competitive??
Yes. You would probably start off in intermediate.Originally posted by CobraEarl:
If you have been autocrossing on and off for a number of years, and attended two open track events at VIR, will that help much....Or even be considered.