Event #4141: Jan 28th - 29th, 2023

NASA Texas Season Opener

Event Information

Date: Jan 28th - 29th, 2023

Track Name: MSR Houston

Configuration: CCW

Direction: CCW

Motorsport Ranch Houston - CCW

This is a crossover event with the NASA Gulf South Region. This means that drivers from the Gulf South Region will be traveling to attend our event. Please show them a warm Texas welcome!

HPDE Welcome Letter - HERE

TT/Race Welcome Letter - HERE

Tentative Sat/Sun Schedule - HERE

Tentative Friday Test and Tune Schedule - HERE

Register for Friday Test and Tune - HERE

Facility Map - HERE

Track Map - HERE

Jalie B's food truck will be on site for this event.

Friday: 10AM - 3PM

Saturday: 8AM - 3:30PM

Sunday: 8AM -3PM

Breakfast Menu - HERE

Lunch Menu - HERE

Jalie B's will also be serving dinner for our Saturday night social from 5:30PM - 7:30PM. You may buy a "banquet" ticket on the event page below. $10 each for a delicious, made from scratch meal of chicken fried steak, baked potato, salad and a roll. This is open to all family, friends, crew and guests!

This event will feature our High Performance Driving Event (HPDE) program, Time Trial (TT), and wheel to wheel competition racing.

All registered drivers must have a current NASA membership.


If you are interested in learning the basics of High Performance Driving, or simply want to drive your car on a racetrack in a controlled and professionally staffed environment, then NASA’s High Performance Driving Event is for you. NASA HPDE gives you a chance to test your skills and learn from NASA's pool of experienced instructors at a venue designed for safe, spirited driving far away from the risks present on the street. Our HPDE program has become the standard for the 'open track' industry and features multiple skill levels to ensure that you are able to enjoy a safe and fun day at the track.

HPDE 1: If you've never been on track before or would like to be guaranteed an instructor, sign up for HPDE 1. We do not rent transponders for HPDE 1. Selecting the HPDE 1 option automatically assigns you an instructor. Please do not select the Instructor option. No passengers will be permitted in this group other than your instructor.

HPDE 2: Drivers that have been signed off to drive on their own, but want more time at HPDE 1 speeds and skill level. So Group 2 is Group 1, but with no instructor assignment. We do not rent transponders for HPDE 2. No passengers will be permitted in this group.

HPDE 3: Saturday will work up to additional passing by the end of the day. Sunday will be a continuation, starting with limited passing and then picking up pace and passing areas in subsequent sessions. This should better prepare drivers for Group 4. Sunday only entrants should be aware of this. Passengers may be permitted in this group if you have been approved by the HPDE leader. All passengers must be 18 years of age or older.

HPDE 4: Advanced drivers with open passing skills. All HPDE 4 drivers who are new to NASA must be pre-approved by the Chief Instructor before being allowed to drive in HPDE 4. Passengers may be permitted in this group if you have been approved by the HPDE leader. All passengers must be 18 years of age or older.

Click here to learn more about NASA's HPDE program.

Time Trial (TT)

In NASA Time Trial competition, anything goes, from prototype racecars and converted production cars to the current crop of electric cars. Weight-to-horsepower ratios make for fair classes and lots of creative freedom to build the car you want. NASA Time Trial provides a venue for spirited on-track competition with a high degree of safety and convenience.

Click here if you'd like to learn more about the Time Trial program.

You must posses a current NASA TT license to participate in TT. Click here to apply for your license now!


The Regional sprint race series is offered as a fun, friendly environment with emphasis on good sportsmanship and clean competitive racing.

You must have a current medical on file with NASA as well as a 2023 Competition License to participate in any racing event. If you don't have a valid license or approved medical, you will not be able to participate in any wheel to wheel racing. You can drive in any TT or HPDE session.

NASA Texas race weekends will include 3-4 races.

You can apply for your license by clicking here.

You can submit your medical paperwork by clicking here.

Supplemental Rules are published here.

Competition School

Comp School is for drivers in HPDE4 or TT to get their NASA Provisional Racing License.

Comp school begins on Friday morning.

You must register for the MSR Houston Test Day on Friday. Register HERE

Friday will include classroom, on-track drills, and practice starts. Upon "passing" all of these items on Friday you will receive your Provisional License and begin racing THAT WEEKEND.

Drivers who wish to participate in comp school for the weekend must register for their Racing Class AND Comp License Eval.

Drivers MUST have the following prior to the weekend in order to participate:

  • Current NASA membership
  • Current NASA Medical
  • Current NASA Provisional License Application

Super Size

If you want even more track time, you can choose to "super size" into another group. Super Size entries must be in addition to a normal entry. This is simply additional track time at a discounted rate.


Transponders are required in all Time Trial and race groups. We also provide timing information for anyone participating in the HPDE3 and HPDE 4 groups.

Transponders can be rented for $100/day on a first come first serve basis. Available on the registration page below.

Friday Test and Tune

Friday T&T is operated by MSRH. Register HERE

This is open to solo approved HPDE drivers, Time Trial and Racing.

If you are registered for comp school you must also register for Friday T&T through MSRH.

Paddock Reservations

If you would like to reserve a covered paddock space or garage through MSRH you can do so HERE

Tech Inspections

Tech inspections will be available on site from a NASA tech inspector. No reservations. First come first serve basis.

Friday: 9:00AM to 5:30PM

Saturday: 7:15AM to 5:30PM

Sunday: 7:30AM to 4:30PM


All NASA Texas events are free entry for guests, family, crew, spectators, etc. You will be asked to sign a wavier and receive a wristband upon entry.

***Cancellation and Refund Policy***

  • All refund or future event credit requests must be submitted via email to marie@drivenasa.com.
  • Entry fees cannot be transferred between NASA Regions.
  • Entry fees cannot be transferred to another driver.
  • Once the car hits the track all fees are non refundable.

HPDE/Time Trial/Racing:

Registration Fees are fully refundable, less a $50 processing fee, with at least 5 days notice prior to the start of the event. (Monday prior to the event at 11:59 PM). If within 5 days of the event, no refunds or credits will be available. If you choose to select an event credit vs. a refund you will not endure the $50 processing fee but you are still required to give 5 days notice.

The Toyota HPDE cancellation policy requires a minimum of 14-days notice before your scheduled event. If for any reason you are unable to attend, please send an email to info@GRtrackdrive.com or call 844-477-8772. You will forfeit your complimentary track day if we do not hear from you 14-days prior to your event. Regretfully, we cannot make any exceptions to this policy. Please know that NASA events do not cancel due to rain.

Questions about this event?

Contact Regional Director, Marie Adams.

Call 737-932-7004 or email marie@drivenasa.com

Registration is closed for this event!