National Corvette Museum High Performance Driving Event; June30-July 1
NCM VIR HPDE
June 30-July 1, 2014
We return to VIR, sans the Oak Tree, at our
traditional time slot, the very end of June. A premier event and one of
the jewels in the NCM track program crown. Now going into the 8th
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 the same improved format from 2013 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.
The Monday evening banquet was a resounding success in 2013 and we are
pleased to announce that it will remain part of our event in 2014
although it will be $30 this year. The banquet is 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. Pre-registration is
required to attend and there will be a very limited number of on-site
tickets available so make sure you include this item in your
registration for yourself and your guest.
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 event
volunteers and 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
Andy Pilgrim, John Heinricy and Shields Bergstrom are expected to 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. We have also
arranged for the track photographer to be in attendance.
Students (including PrimeDrive) are reminded that their VIR Drivers Classification Form is due immediately after registering and no later than May 2. All registrants must download and complete appropriate sections of the VIR Participantís 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. Hotel information is
located in the Classification paperwork.
The 2-day HPDE is $485 for an NCM member and $525 for non-member
(includes a 1 year discounted membership), PrimeDrive is $120.
Registration closes 8am ct on June 1st and there are no refunds after
June 6th at 5pm. 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.
Click here to register