Date: Feb 11th - 12th, 2023
Track Name: NOLA Motorsports Park
Configuration: 2.75 Mile with the "Esses"
Attention NASA Drivers - Registration is now open for the February 11/12 NASA Gulf South Event
To start off the New Year, the first thing that you should know is the NASA NOLA Region has a new name. While most events will still be held at NOLA Motorsports Park, the new region will now be called NASA Gulf South. Actually, it is a more than just a name change since the region will no longer be operated by NOLA Motorsports Park. This is a positive change which has the blessing of NASA National and NOLA Motorsports Park. Click here for the press release on Speed News.
February will be a joint event with NASA Florida Region. We are expecting 30+ cars out of Florida. The track configuration will be the 2.75 mile with the "esses" which is the same circuit used by SRO for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Events at NOLA Motorsports Park.
Friday, February 10th - Open Track Day (OTD) Hosted by the track. Click Here to Register.
Load in will be available on Thursday from 2 pm to 9 pm and all day on Friday.
Tech will be open on Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm and on Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 am.
Mandatory Driver's Meeting on Saturday at 7:30 am.
Track goes hot at 8:00 am.
A detailed schedule will be published about two weeks prior to the event.
Event runs rain or shine.
If you are coming in from out of town and would drop your rig early or store it after the event, please email email@example.com to make arrangements.
Register now and save. They entry fee increases two weeks prior to the event.
Food service is available for purchase at the Kart Cafe which is now operated by Copeland's Restaurant.
Please note that NOLA Motorsports Park is requiring that all drivers in HPDE and TT wear long pants. This also includes Open Track Days.
LODGING & CAMPING
We receive a discounted rate at the Best Western Bayou Inn which is only 2 miles from the track. Click here to make a reservation.
For this event we also have special rate at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, in the Elmwood area just 15 minutes from the track. Click here to make a reservation or call 504-818-2400 and mention NASA Gulf South Region. The room block expires on January 25th.
Camping - You may reserve an RV space (30'x90') which has 50 and 20 amp power. Sites on the south side of the paddock also have water service. $40 to $55 per night. https://www.nolamotor.com/rv-camping/
SOCIALS & AWARDS
There will be a catered dinner on Saturday night which is free for all drivers and their guests. We would also like to thank our 2022 and 2023 Race Series Sponsors for helping to make these events possible. The 2022 Season Championship Awards will be presented at the dinner along with the awards for the Saturday Race and TT winners. The overall 2022 points champions will receive special awards. Spec Miata driver, Shay Corbin is the overall winner in the Race Group and TT3 driver, Chris Evanco in the Time Trial Group. We will also acknowledge the driver with the best lap time in each race and TT class for 2022. Click here to see the list.
Click Here for the complete 2023 Calendar. Please note that the the March date has moved to April.
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or if you spot any discrepancies in the results.
NASA Gulf South Regional Director
GENERAL INFORMATION - SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO REGISTER
Please read the: NASA Gulf South Supplemental Regulations.
HPDE & TT INFORMATION
HPDE drivers are required to get a pre-tech inspection for your car performed by a qualified shop. Click here for a list of shops. You may also use your own shop. There will be a $50 charge to perform a tech inspection at the track if you do not bring your completed tech form. Click here for NASA HPDE Pre-Tech Form.
HPDE1: If you've never been on track before sign up for HPDE1. If this group is full and you have not previously been signed off to run in a solo NASA group, please do not register to run in a higher HPDE group - you will not be allowed to run in a solo group.
HPDE2&3: For drivers that have been signed off to drive on their own. Normal passing rules apply.
HPDE4: Only advanced drivers with open passing skills are permitted in HPDE4.
For a more detailed explanation of what HPDE is all about visit this page on the NASA website: https://nasaproracing.com/hpde/
Time Trial: TT is open passing. You must possess a NASA TT license to be in this class.
Here is a link to the NASA TT website: https://timetrial.nasaseries.com
HPDE instructors: Sign up under Instructor. Instructors can run in TT or HPDE-4. If you are instructing but not driving, choose "Instructor" as your class.
Race & TT Cars with Annual Tech Stickers are not required to go through tech at each event. Race & TT Annual Tech Form
Racers must wear a head and neck restraint devices bearing an SFI 38.1 certification. Racer's fire drill will be mandatory once per calendar year. Driver must be in the car, with the engine running, in full gear, and be able to exit the car within 10 seconds.
Chris Carver will be Race Director. Contact Chris with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to cancel your registration, please email@example.com
Our standard policy is to give you a full credit for a future NASA NOLA event with 10 days notice. If you cancel within 10 days or you are a no show, no credit. At any time prior to the start of a race day, the event organizer may deem the track un-drivable due to severe inclement weather. If this happens, a credit towards a future event will be issued for each day of cancellation. Once cars are on the track for the first session, there will be no cancellation. Any updates to this policy will be given 30 days prior to events.