FSR Spring 2023 Drivers Ed VIR Full Course info on Apr 28, 2023 (043383) | MotorsportReg.com

FSR Spring 2023 Drivers Ed VIR Full Course

FSR Spring 2023 Drivers Ed VIR Full Course

PCA - First Settlers

Friday, Apr 28 — Sunday, Apr 30, 2023
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

Registration closed April 22, 2023 11:59 PM at 2023-04-22T20:59:00-0700 Registration ends April 22, 2023 11:59 PM at 2023-04-22T20:59:00-0700 Registration opens February 1, 2023 12:00 AM at 2023-01-31T21:00:00-0800 Registration runs from February 1, 2023 12:00 AM to April 22, 2023 11:59 PM


Please join us for our Spring 2023 Drivers Education (DE) at VIR in Alton, VA from 28-30 April 2023. 

Friday April 28th will be a solo day for white, black, and red (Instructor) group drivers only.  Recently promoted White solo drivers without any previous VIR experience may need a recommendation from your Chief Track Instructor to be approved.  Saturday and Sunday will be a full-format event with 2 instructed groups (green and blue) and 3 solo groups.  

An instructor will be individually assigned to all Green drivers.   Blue group is our first solo group; this group will be supervised by a selected group of instructors.  Instructors may be individually assigned to Blue drivers based on instructor availability.  If you would like to assure you have an individual instructor, please register in GREEN. There will be daily classroom sessions for the Green, Blue, and White run groups. Novice and supervised solo (green/blue) students will only be driving on Saturday and Sunday.  

Are you new to DE and on the fence about whether Driver’s Education is for you?  Sign up for our DE INTRO!  For a $95  fee, we’ll get you out on the track in your car with an instructor for a single at-speed session mid-day on Saturday.  Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you’ll need a Snell SA 2020 or SA 2015 rated helmet (no M-rated helmets) and the car much be tech inspected.  FSR has just a few loaners available, so please email the registrar before you sign up if you'd like to borrow one.  They will be offered first come, first served. 

Instructors new to FSR must contact the FSR DE Registrar and/or CTI prior to registering.  Please have your most recent club Chief Instructor send a message of recommendation stating you are an instructor in good standing. We prefer those with "instructor training/credentials" from nationally recognized clubs and performance driving programs but ask us if your experience translates into instructing for us. 

Registration Fees: 

  • Drivers:  $695
  • Instructors with one student: $350
  • Instructors with two students:  $0 , Complimentary (very limited slots may be open)
  • Intro to DE: $95

For more information about PCA HPDE events, please see this video filmed during a PCA FSR event. Learning Curves: High Performance Drivers Education

This is a non-spectator event therefore everyone attending must be registered and wearing the appropriate PCA supplied wrist bands for the event.  VIR gate entry wristbands are not PCA issued wristbands.

Volunteers and Crew members: Crew and volunteers must be registered for the event in MSR before registration closes, similar to drivers, with their name, contact info, etc.

We always need volunteers to help us run the event and have positions open such as tech inspection, grid, and registration.  Please give us a hand and register for a volunteer position.  

Lunch Time Parade/Charity Laps.  Want to see what all the fuss is about but not ready to register as a driver?  Friends, family, volunteers, and crew members may drive Charity Laps in any car that is in suitable condition (won't leak or drop parts on the track) and has seatbelts for every occupant.  This is a a great way to enjoy a highway speed tour of the track and lasts approximately 20 minutes.  Donations collected go directly to FSR charities.

VIR Policies. Our hosts at VIR appreciate that FSR participants, crew, and event staff are typically considered courteous and knowledgeable of their specific rules before showing up at their facility.  Please read these policies at  VIR Policies.  Remember--camping in your race car trailer is still considered "camping" and the VIR camping fee must be paid in advance at the gate.

COVID-19. Your health and safety are top priorities for all of us involved.  Please be prepared to be flexible and understand that COVID-19 restrictions from our hosts at VIR, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and/or PCA can all drive changes in processes and schedules of this event.  Specific COVID-19 safety procedures will be released if necessary via email prior to this event and could possibly include mask wearing, distancing, and variations on registrations, driver meetings, classrooms, and other in-person processes so please monitor your email.  

Schedule: TBD

You may want to download the TrackKeeper iOS App. It is a convenient “At the Track” schedule manager and time tracking tool with a host of handy features. The TrackKeeper App is suitable to manage time and tasks more effectively and efficiently while you enjoy your track day. A must-have for any track day enthusiast, TrackKeeper keeps all data in sync across iOS mobile devices.

For more information, visit: http://app.mytrackkeeper.com  

(If you don't have an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iTouch), you can access the myTrackKeeper Web App at: http://www.mytrackkeeper.com)