Homestead Registration Details
Qualifications, experience, and licensing as necessary will be verified for all entrants in HPDE2, HPDE3, HPDE4, TT, Comp Eval, and Racing. Please do not sign up for a particular run group unless you are certain that you are qualified to enter it. Please make sure the event history in your NASA member profile is updated and current as well. If you have any questions about which group you should be in, please contact Jim VanderVliet before registering. If you are new to us and planning to run in any group but HPDE1 please send your driving history to Jim VanderVliet for clearance beforehand.
If you are new to NASA – nationally and/or regionally – you will need to do both days at your first event for evaluation purposes. IF this is your first event with NASA FL and you plan to run in HPDE2, please sign up for HPDE1 instead (we will assign an instructor to approve and sign you off.)
Our events are all weekend by design since that’s what more than 97% or our members select when given a choice. However, a limited number of one day entries may be made available at one month prior to each event, to known safe participants in HPDE2 and above. If you are new to NASA (nationally or regionally) you must run both days for evaluation – regardless of experience or skill level, one day entries will not be accepted if you have not run with NASA Florida before. You will also need to register for both days if it is your first weekend in a higher run group, if you need a check ride for whatever reason, or plan to move to a higher run group – so you can be evaluated properly.
ENTRY FEES: Current NASA membership required for all on-track activities except Hyperdrive. Fees allow for a 2-day weekend rate or single-day rate as available on each event registration page, although we reserve the right to limit 1-day entries to keep the run group sizes in line (and if you want/need a check ride or plan to move to a faster run group or if you are new to NASA FL, you must register for both days.) If a choice is missing or listed as “currently full” on a registration page, please email Jim VanderVliet to get on the waiting list. Otherwise please choose carefully or check with Jim VanderVliet before registering.
Cancellation requests are only accepted in writing and must be sent to Jim VanderVliet as per our cancellation policy which you automatically agree to several times when you register. Online registration closes whenever it fills up or no later than 9pm on the Tuesday night prior to the event, whichever comes first. Add $50.00 late fee for any registration accepted after this deadline. At-track registrations will be available to qualified drivers for any run group in which there is space. Providing proof of qualification to run in a certain group with an at-track registration is up to the driver.
HYPERDRIVE: This takes place on Saturday and is a classroom session plus one HPDE1 equivalent track session with an instructor riding along. It is intended for those new to the sport – it is our cheapest & easiest way to get on track at speed. You do not have to be a NASA member to participate in the Hyperdrive, but spaces are very limited. When you get to the membership screen while registering for a Hyperdrive, the system will allow you to click continue to bypass this default screen.
HPDE1 Beginner/novice drivers: An instructor is automatically assigned to you so please do not choose the instructor option. Passing in HPDE1 is allowed on designated straightaways with a point-by, safely. Classroom sessions are mandatory in HPDE1.
HPDE2 Novice Solo drivers: You are not assigned an instructor but your experience will be verified. Please make sure the event history in your NASA registration profile is updated and current. Passing in HPDE2 is allowed on designated straightaways with a point-by, safely. If this is your first event with NASA FL and you plan to run in HPDE2, please sign up for HPDE1 instead (we will assign an instructor to approve and sign you off.) Classroom sessions are mandatory in HPDE2. There will be no post-session “download meetings” for HPDE2 unless we need to hold them for whatever reason.
HPDE3 Intermediate drivers: You are not assigned an instructor but your experience will be verified and must be significant. Please make sure the event history in your NASA registration profile is updated and current. Passing in HPDE3 is allowed anywhere anytime with a point-by, safely. There will be no post-session “download meetings” for HPDE3 unless we need to hold them for whatever reason.
HPDE4 Advanced Drivers: You are not assigned an instructor but your experience will be verified and must be very significant. Please make sure the event history in your NASA registration profile is updated and current. Passing in HPDE4 is allowed anywhere anytime without a point-by, safely. There will be no post-session “download meetings” for HPDE4 unless we need to hold them for whatever reason.
MOVING UP IN HPDE: This is done via “check rides” and/or “lead/follow” sessions with instructors. Some are automatically assigned (i.e. if you are new to NASA) but most are requested in the ‘additional comments’ field when you register, or by emailing Jon. You will need to register for a full weekend of driving, not just one day, if you need a check ride for whatever reason, whether you requested it or we determined that it was necessary, or if you wish to move up to a faster run group. This is because we often don’t have time to get all the scheduled rides done on the very busy first day of the event. Also so you may be evaluated again on day 2 in the faster group if necessary.
INSTRUCTORS: You must be NASA certified or equivalent. If you have not instructed with NASA FL before, please contact Luis Jimenez for clearance before registering. Your entry will automatically go into HPDE4 unless you specifically select “Instructor TT” when you register.
TIME TRIALERS: You must have an AMB transponder and a current NASA TT license. Passing in TT is allowed anywhere anytime without a point-by, safely. Please contact Jim VanderVliet or Mark McKay for clearance before registering as a TT’er if you haven’t run in that group before.
RACERS: You must have an AMB transponder, a valid NASA competition license, and a car with a current NASA logbook and annual tech sticker. Licenses are valid from Jan 1 to Dec 31 and you must have a current NASA license for any/all events which you can renew online by logging in and going to your NASA profile (yes indeed they all expire Dec 31 each year.) If you do not have a NASA competition license please contact Jim VanderVliet *BEFORE* registering to race as per this page.
SUPERSIZE: The discounted “Supersize TT” option is for licensed racers to double their track time on top of an existing full weekend race group entry. Licensed racers may Supersize and also run in TT or HPDE4 (i.e. one of those groups not both) all weekend. Please specify which you are signing up for in the additional comments when you register.
DOUBLE DOWN: New for intermediate/advanced HPDE drivers and Time Trialers, the “Double Down” is a specially discounted supersize offer meant to maximize the amount of time you spend on track. For a flat rate you will get your choice of all the usual sessions in two different run groups all weekend long. You can run in TT and HPDE4, HPDE4 and HPDE3, or HPDE3 and HPDE2 (all normal qualifications and rules for each run group shall apply.) Tentatively that means your choice of more than SIX HOURS of scheduled track time total for the weekend, spread across SIXTEEN track sessions! Please list which two groups you would like to run in via email to Jim or as an additional comment when you register for Double Down.
COMP EVAL: We offer a Competition Evaluation and Licensing program at most events – quite simply, attending one of these is how you get a NASA racing license. You must be pre-cleared by Jim to enter (please submit a detailed driving history with at least a few weekends in the advanced HPDE levels or direct equivalent.) You must have a current year logbooked/inspected/stickered racecar and all related gear. You must submit all licensing paperwork including a current medical AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE. You will get track time in HPDE4 as well as the Racing run group. Please click here for more info about comp eval and again please do not sign up for comp eval without being cleared by Jim first. If we have fewer than four Comp Eval candidates signed up @ two weeks prior, it is likely that we will defer until the next event and run those drivers in HPDE4 all weekend during the event that would’ve had a Comp Eval.
CAR NUMBERS: You will need to provide your own “big and visible” car numbers as per the CCR. Car numbers must be unique in each run group so you can be clearly identified from corner stations and the tower. Enter THREE DIFFERENT number selections in each box provided, i.e. your preferred number and two that are similar, for adjustment with tape or vinyl. For example if you want to be car #23, put “23, 123, 231” or similar in the boxes – not “2, 3”. Your assigned car number will be your first choice unless we inform you otherwise. Unique 3-digit numbers are recommended. Having a zero (0) as your first digit is not recommended.
CONVERTIBLES: Cars without a normal fixed/permanent roof in Hyperdrive, HPDE, and TT must have factory installed roll-over protection, or 4-point roll bar that meets NASA specs. This depends entirely on the year, make, and model of the vehicle as well as the height of the driver and/or instructor relative to said rollover protection when helmeted. Please contact Jim for clearance before registering if you are planning to bring any convertible with factory hoops only.
GARAGES: Open only to cars registered in the event and are only available when you register, assigned first come first serve. The earlier you register the better your chances are of getting a garage.
FINE PRINT: All drivers on track are responsible for any track damage that is the result of their actions on or off the track and will be financially responsible for repair/replacement of damaged track property immediately.