Event #4140: Mar 17th - 19th, 2023

March Madness at VIR / Powered by Hyper-Fest

Event Information

Date: Mar 17th - 19th, 2023

Track Name: VIRginia International Raceway

Configuration: Full Course


We will begin accepting new registrations and any edits to current registrations at 6:30PM Thursday evening. Online pre-registration is now closed.

Please view the event email here: https://mailchi.mp/0dc1b16ef802/marchmadnesseventemail

Spaces are available in Open Track, Test and Tune, HPDE 3, Racing and Time Trial. Space is very limited in all other groups and please email laura@nasaracing.net with any questions.


Welcome to registration for our season opener......March Madness at VIR / Powered by HyperFest!   

Early bird pricing for Racing, Time Trial and HPDE ended on March 3rd (two weeks prior to the event). If a group is waitlisted, your price will be $50 less than the posted prices below.


Test and Tune for licensed racers (fun race included)

Open Practice for HPDE 4, HPDE 3, HPDE 2 solo, and Instructors

Super Competition School

Instructor Clinic

**NASA Instructors have a FRIDAY option! You can drive for free on Friday by instructing two HPDE 1 sessions Friday afternoon. Register for that three day option below (or wait list if full). Please email laura@nasaracing.net for info.**


HPDE (1-4); 4 sessions per day plus classrooms (sign up for wait list if full, we do tend to get most off the wait list)

Time Trial

Double Sprint races for all race classes

Hyperdrive (Sunday only). A Hyperdrive is one HPDE 1 session with an assigned instructor plus a classroom session

OG Racing is continuing as a 2023 sponsor for NASA Mid-Atlantic! Thanks to their help, we are able to offer an early bird price up until 2 weeks prior to the event. Prices will go up on Friday March 3 at midnight for all Saturday/Sunday activities including Sprint Races, HPDE and Time Trial UNLESS there is a wait list. If a group is waitlisted after March 3, you would remove $50 from the posted prices.


Schedule and driver list will be posted by 7-10 days prior to the event. 

See cancellation policy here: http://www.nasaracing.net/contact-us/cancellation-policy/

Event Confirmations:  Once you register, you will immediately receive a purchase confirmation receipt by e-mail which also indicates you have been accepted into the event. 7-10 days before the event, you will receive further instructions for the event, and these instructions will also be posted at www.nasaracing.net under the event.

Track damage: All drivers 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. 


Your grid position for race qualifying is determined by a calculation based on how early you register, points, and how many events you attend.....register early for a better grid spot! Race licenses are valid from Jan to Dec. and you must have a current NASA license for this event. You may use a current license from another approved sanctioning body to apply for your NASA license. Check your date of medical expiration. E-mail Beth Dunnivant at beth@nasaracing.net for licensing info. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CAR INFO WHEN REGISTERING TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE SELECTING CORRECT CAR IN YOUR PROFILE WITH A TRANSPONDER NUMBER. If you do not submit the correct info with your entry or you do not get the info to the registrar by the Wednesday prior to the event when online registration closes, you will be charged $25 at the track. TX rental is last option.

Racers can Supersize Time Trial on Sat/Sun for $199


Drivers must have a current Time Trial or current Race License to participate. Entrants must have a transponder and please rent one if necessary below. Email Time Trial Director Scott Blair at joenationwide@yahoo.com if you have questions about TT or being evaluated for a license. When registering, please make sure your car information is correct and includes a tx number unless you are renting.


Drivers have 4 daily HPDE sessions on Saturday and Sunday. HPDE 1 and many HPDE 2 drivers (unless HPDE 2 solo) are automatically assigned an Instructor. If you have run as HPDE 2 solo, please put that in your admin notes. Experience will be verified. HPDE 3 (Advanced) drivers are not assigned an instructor. HPDE 4 is primarily for Instructors; however, we do have a limited number of slots for those who have been given a checkride for HPDE 4/have NASA experience. If you need information and/or are new to NASA please email laura@nasaracing.net if you have questions about which group is most appropriate. Please list your driving experience in your profile.  

**If your group is noted as full below, please sign up for the waiting list. We do tend to get several off the wait list with the normal cancellations and additions of instructors, and chances are particularly good for getting a spot if you can get last minute notification (1-2 days before the event)**

Competition School (Friday): Students must have approval and please e-mail your experience to chris@nasaracing.net. On Friday, entrants will receive over two hours of track time, practice race drills/standing and rolling starts, and a practice race. Classroom instruction and a panel of licensed racers for question/answer sessions are also provided. Please register to race on the weekend if that is your intention if you pass. Email beth@nasaracing.net any questions about the licensing process/paperwork needed.    

Instructor Clinic (Friday): To enroll, you must have approximately 25 track days including advanced experience at a variety of tracks. The clinic includes track time and class time/drills throughout the day. If you pass the clinic, you will be expected to instruct over the weekend and please go ahead and register to do so. There is a separate line item for that. Questions? Email the Chief Instructor Jack McAfee at jmcafee@nasaracing.net

HYPERDRIVE: Hyperdrive slots tend to sell out quickly and please register for the wait list if full. A Hyperdrive is one track session plus classroom for $85.  Drivers are assigned an instructor. This is intended for those new to the sport. You do not have to be a member to participate. When you get to the membership screen, the system will allow for you to click continue without purchasing a membership. 

Contacts: Registration questions: laura@nasaracing.net. Event and NASA questions: chris@nasaracing.net. Licensing questions: beth@nasaracing.net. Time Trial questions: Scott Blair; joenationwide@yahoo.com Instructor questions: Jack McAfee, jmcafee@nasaracing.net

Registration is closed for this event!