This is merely a GUIDE. We have seen drivers move groups after just one event, and there have been drivers that exceed this guide for the next group but remain in the lower run group.
We have four groups, which means we run four groups of cars on the track in four to five sessions each per day. Sessions last 30 minutes, depending upon the event. Run Groups are based almost entirely on driver experience and skill, and each one contains about 10 to 15 cars per mile of track. Track experience will be verified.
"Beginner" drivers are those who have never participated in an HPDE track event or have very little experience with HPDE track days. Signing up for Beginner requires an instructor. Passing other cars in Beginner is only allowed on straights after the driver of the lead car signals.
"Novice" drivers are those who have completed at least 3 HPDE track days. In car instruction is available by request for Novice drivers. Passing other cars in Novice is only allowed on straights after the driver of the lead car signals.
"Intermediate" drivers are those who have participated in at least 7 HPDE track days and have been "signed off" by an instructor on multiple tracks. Passing other cars in Intermediate is only allowed in certain areas, depending on the track, after the driver of the lead car signals.
"Advanced" are those who have participated in at least 20+ track days and have been "signed off" by an instructor for multiple tracks. Passing other cars in Advanced is allowed anywhere on the track, but only after the driver of the lead car signals acknowledging the pass.
Instructor need to be certified through some other nationally recognized organization. You will have 2 students. Passing other cars is allowed anywhere on the track, with signal from the driver in the lead car. This is not a timed competition so please be courteous to your fellow drivers.